A growing clinic offering chiropractic care in DeSoto County has just added a third location, as Mid South Chiropractic has come to Horn Lake.
Dr. Brittany Kasprack founded Mid South Chiropractic in 2015 with a location in Olive Branch. Kasprack opened a second office in Hernando in 2017 and just recently began seeing patients in the Horn Lake location, 2085 Goodman Road West.
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the Horn Lake facility will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at about 9 a.m.
Kasprack said there is a desperate need for chiropractic care in DeSoto County and not enough chiropractors to address the need.
“No matter how you spin it, we need more quality healthcare providers in the area,” Kasprack said. “It drives my passion and lights my fire, making sure we have people well, making sure that they are not having to turn to surgeries and alternatives that are less beneficial for them. We’re trying to give them another option and show them that chiropractic care is the way to go.”
Kasprack said she saw a need for more care options in the Horn Lake community in particular.
“I am called to a community which needs my assets, education and ability to teach them how they should and can live a chiropractic lifestyle,” Kasprack said. “Horn Lake in particular is very underserved in natural healthcare. It was a no-brainer for us, as Horn Lake was on our list three years ago. We knew we were coming here and here we are.”
Kasprack said chiropractic care is different from traditional medical care, but is a proven and effective method to treat patients.
“With chiropractic care, we’re looking at what we can do from a conservative standpoint,” Kasprack explained. “We’re removing the drugs, we’re removing the surgeries and things that have side effects and we’re going for a course of treatment that allows for proper mobility and allowing the body to heal itself. That’s really our goal.”
For Kasprack, her move into chiropractic came as a result of an accident with a horse.
“I was a longtime chiropractic patient growing up and a horseback riding injury is what led me to it,” Kasprack said. “I saw a need for it and a passion for it.”
As a doctor of chiropractic, Kasprack points out that traditional medicine continues to be an effective option, but chiropractic is also effective.
“I love the medical field and I will be the first to say that we should be co-treating, we should be working together,” said Kasprack. “My job and my role in healthcare is to provide an alternative. My role is to come in and say that there is an option that is drug-free. Our mission is overall wellness, which is to us free of pain, free of dysfunction and free of things that are preventing people from living their lives.”
A first visit to Mid South Chiropractic will not involve a lot of ancillary services, Kasprack said, but rather an initial exam to plot out the course of treatment.
“They’re going to get therapies, they’ll get their recommended treatment and the most important thing, which is their adjustment,” Kasprack said. “Patients can expect us from day one to give all services that are chiropractic focused.”
As important is the actual treatment and adjustment are to the patient, Kasprack believes the chiropractic industry needs to better educate its public in how chiropractic works.
“My role as a provider is not only to diagnose and treat a patient, but more importantly to make sure they understand what is going on with them, how they need to be preventative and how they need to progress through their care,” Kasprack said.
With that education, Kasprack feels confident more people will look to her form of treatment as a means to regain or improve their health.
“Right now, about 10 percent of people are utilizing chiropractic care and that figure is just one time a year. My goal is for 80 percent of our community to be with chiropractic care.”
Bob Bakken is Staff Writer for the DeSoto Times-Tribune