Griffin Chiropractic
& Wellness Center, P.A.
Sports Injury Specialist
Dr. Neal Griffin, D.C., ART portrait
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817.478.5800

4200 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Suite 100, Arlington, TX 76017

4200 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Suite 100
Arlington, TX 76017

Dr. Neal Griffin, D.C., ART, NASM-PES

Dr Griffin's Credentials:

  • PGA TOUR Medical Team
  • Ironman ART Provider
  • Master Provider ART Network
  • NASM-PES Certified Provider
  • Professional Sports Care Certified
  • Experienced in Sports Care since 1998
  • US & Canada National Board Certified

Dr Griffin and his family of four have been residents of Arlington, Texas since 2000. Dr. Griffin graduated with a Bachelors in Education from the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1992. He moved to Irving Texas in 1994 to complete additional training and later went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic in Dallas at Parker College of Chiropractics in 1998. In 2004 Dr. Griffin opened Griffin Chiropractic and Wellness Center, P.A., a family practice with a specialty in Sports Injuries.

Dr. Griffin examining an X-ray
Griffin Chiropractic Office

With a certification in A.R.T. Dr. Griffin provides specialized treatment to athletic injuries, nerve entrapments, and muscle injuries while continuing his education through professional seminars to treat patients more efficiently and effectively. Dr. Griffin has personally managed hundreds of spine, joint and nerve related conditions that were the result of athletic, auto, or work injuries in addition to treating multiple conditions including headaches/migraines, neck and lower back injuries, shoulder, wrist, and knee injuries and has seen patients have complete recovery after other traditional treatments had failed.

When he isn't working to help heal his clients, Dr. Griffin enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cycling, and playing ice hockey. He also participates in the community with charitable organizations such at Rotary and is an active member in the Butler Dad's Club at Butler Elementary in North Arlington.

Office Location

4200 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Suite 100
Arlington, TX 76017

Phone: (817) 478-5800

Only minutes from Mansfield and Fort Worth, Griffin Chirporactic is located in southwest Arlington, near I-20 and Highway 287. We are located beside the US Post Office.



We understand that choosing the right health-care provider for your condition is a difficult choice. We offer a knowledgeable staff, proven procedures, and the latest x-ray and diagnostic technology available. Dr. Griffin is certified in A.R.T. (Active Release Technique) managing muscle, joint, nerve conditions as well as sports and auto injuries. A.R.T. helps us to treat over 450 muscle and nerve conditions. Our motto is "Get Well, Stay Well"....Quickly!!!

If you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail.

Office Hours

Monday

7:00-11:00am & 2:00-5:00pm

Tuesday

7:00-11:00am & 2:00-5:00pm

Wednesday

7:00-11:00am
2:00-4:00pm by special appointment only

Thursday

7:00-11:00am & 2:00-5:00pm

Friday

8:30-11:30am

Active Release Technique

Dr. Griffin is a Full Body, Ironman, and Elite Provider Network Certified ART Provider. ART stands for Active Release Technique. This is a method of mobilization of soft tissue including muscle, tendon, ligament, and nerve to release these tissues giving you full range of motion back by reducing spasm and scar tissue that develops in injured muscles. This method of treatment is used by professional athletes all over the world including the PGA tour, NHL, NBA, NFL and Ironman Triathletes.

Dr. Griffin has worked with Tennis Professionals, Golf Professionals, Pro and Semi-pro Baseball Players, College Volleyball Coaches, and multiple select sports teams in the DFW area as well as other states. Our evaluation and treatment strategies give us the edge to work with athletes and individuals of all ages and find real solutions through individualized treatment to help restore function.


If you've tried other forms of treatment and haven't had results, give us a call for a consultation with Dr. Griffin.

Athletic Injuries

All athletes strive to achieve peak athletic performance. For this to happen, you must have proper conditioning, balance, stability and range of motion of all joints. Many injuries are simply caused by these imbalances resulting from previous injury or decreased conditioning.


Dr. Griffin has been involved in competitive sports for many years both as a player and coach. He has coached hockey and volleyball at the pee wee and high school level respectively. Dr. Griffin started playing hockey at the age of 4 and played competitively in Bantam and Midget. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from the University of Regina in Canada. He understands the importance of getting back to the game as quickly as possible after injury and how to prevent injuries from happening. He is a Chiropractor for the PGA Tour and an Elite Provider for the Active Release Technique network, the highest distinction for ART. He is also a certified provider for the ART Ironman Provider network.

His approach to sports injuries is to understand each sport individually from a mechanical aspect. By understanding the stresses put on the body's muscle, nerve and skeletal systems, he can more effectively understand the cause of the injury. The injury may be traumatic or repetitive trauma. By having a better overall understanding of cause of injury, this allows more focused treatment which returns the athlete back to regular activity quickly.


Treating Athletic Injuries

Every patient of Dr. Griffin's undergoes what is called a functional evaluation that is sport specific. He will have you repeat some of the activities relative to your sport and take a thorough history of your condition. Following this evaluation, Dr. Griffin may perform manual therapy including ART, perform Cold Laser Therapy, and prescribe a specific series of stretching and strengthening activities tailored to you and your injury.


This sport specific approach is remarkably successful in restoring function and returning the athlete to normal activity very quickly. Dr. Griffin has worked with all types of athletes; golfers, tennis, volleyball, soccer, baseball, football, and hockey. Dr. Griffin has treated players from the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Socks, and Ironman finishers as well as many amateur, high school and select athletes in the metroplex.

Decompression Therapy

Do you suffer with low back pain, neck pain or carpal tunnel?    Have you been told you need neck or back surgery?

Decompression Therapy is an effective treatment for these conditions. It is very affordable and less expensive than surgery, utilizing a new therapeutic device for treatment of painful nerve compression and disc herniation syndromes!

The Decompression-Reduction-Stabilization therapy is an effective treatment for: Herniated disc, Degenerative disc, Facet syndrome, Sciatica, Post-surgical patients, Spinal Stenosis.

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable traction therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.

What can this vacuum effect do?

The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates in growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.

What machine is used for this purpose?

There are a number of spinal decompression machines presently used in the United States. After significant research, Hopkins Clinic for Physical Medicine has chosen to use the Triton DTS Machine manufactured by Chattanooga, Inc., the premier manufacturer of physical therapy machines.

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves). We have also seen many with facet joint problems helped.

What are the results of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Over 70% of patients have good pain relief. This success rate is similar to surgical results. Decompression, however, does not have a lengthy recovery time like surgery.

Holding a section of Spinal Vertebrae Inside the Office

Cold Laser Therapy

MicrolightLaser™ is a newly FDA cleared laser device which does not damage issues, but actually helps them heal. Treatment with this kind of "cold" laser is called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).

Low Level Laser Therapy

How does this treatment work?

In the same way that skin has photo receptivity to sunlight and becomes tanned after exposure, other types of cells and structures in the body contain photoreceptors. The MicrolightLaser™ can penetrate these tissues up to a maximum depth of 2 inches. MicrolightLaser™ produces laser energy at an invisible wavelength of 830 nanometers. This precise power and wavelength actually penetrates into areas of inflammation, pain and swelling to help the body heal faster.

When the target areas receive this Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), they are immediately and positively affected through a process called photobiostimulation. Simply put, MicrolightLaser™ therapy increases cellular activity within damaged tissue, promoting accelerated recovery time.

What MicrolightLaser™ (LLLT) can do for you:

  • Relieve acute, sub-acute and chronic pain
  • Reduce swelling
  • Increase blood flow
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Stimulate cell growth
  • Increase cellular metabolism and repair
  • Increase speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
  • Promote collagen formation
  • Promote faster healing

Our Services

We are excited to show you some of the services we provide. This is by no means a comprehensive list, please call us if you have any questions regarding your health care or do not see your condition listed here. We want you to know that no matter what your condition is, your treatment is designed specifically for You.

Through Chiropractic care our clinic has corrected the following conditions:

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Neck Pain and Whiplash
  • Low Back Pain and Middle Back Pain
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain
  • Wrist, Shoulder, Ankle and Knee Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sports Injuries
  • Auto Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sprains and Strains

Your First Visit

What to expect on your first visit? Our office prides itself on efficient and effective procedures so that we can help you recover quickly. Dr. Griffin and his staff have trained extensively on developing these procedures for your benefit. The first visit takes between 30 and 60 minutes providing all paperwork is completed ahead of time.

  • Your first day procedure begins with your arrival. Please come in 15 minutes early if you have paperwork to complete.
  • Please sign in at the front desk so that we know you are here, we will be looking forward to meeting you.
  • Please give us a copy of any insurance you would like us to verify for you so that we can determine to what amount your insurance may participate in your care.
  • You will be introduced to Dr. Griffin and he will conduct a consultation before doing any evaluations.
  • Should your case be one that we can help, we will perform a Functional, Orthopedic, Neurological, and Skeletal Examination as well as performing sport specific testing as necessary.
  • Depending on your particular case, X-Rays will be performed to determine if there may be a skeletal cause for your discomfort.
  • Should your condition necessitate any first aid therapies we will do so on that visit.
  • As you check out, we will schedule you a follow up visit to review the results of your evaluation and X-Rays and Dr. Griffin will give you the first adjustment if necessary, and detail a plan of corrective care for you.

As always if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask Dr. Griffin or the staff about treatment plan, home care, fees, etc. We are here to answer any and all questions for you.

Insurance and Financing

We accept most PPO Major Medical/Private Health Insurance. We will file your claim for you and help you with financing if needed. We will thoroughly review your insurance participation with you during your visit. However, it is our experience after reviewing hundreds of insurance policies that our individual payment options and financing are more cost effective than insurance. Below is a list of some insurance carriers we are in-network or file with, call us if you have questions or don't see your insurance listed here.

  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • United HealthCare
  • Aetna PPO
  • PHCS
  • Great Southwest
  • Galaxy Health
  • First Health
  • Many others not listed here...

We may also be able to file claims in case of auto injury. This is more complex and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If your insurance does not cover chiropractic, we offer many financing options for your healthcare through CareCredit and Preferred Chiropractic Doctor programs.

Financing Options:

We understand that sometimes financing is needed to overcome that monetary barrier preventing healthy living. Because of this, we offer healthcare financing through CareCredit. CareCredit allows various incredible repayment options and is an actual credit card useable for healthcare purposes only at any doctor's office that accepts CareCredit.

HIPPA Privacy Policy

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

Our practice is dedicated, and we are required by applicable federal and state laws, to maintain the privacy of your health information. These laws also require us to provide you with this Notice of our privacy practices, and to inform you of your rights, and our obligations, concerning your health information. We are required to follow the privacy practices described below while this Notice is in effect. This Notice is effective as of 01/01/2011, and will remain in effect until we replace it.

CHANGES TO NOTICE:

We reserve the right to change this Notice and the privacy practices described below at any time in accordance with applicable law. Prior to making significant changes to our privacy practices, we will alter this Notice to reflect the changes, and make the revised Notice available to you on request. Any changes we make to our privacy practices and/or this Notice may be applicable to health information created or received by us prior to the date of the changes.

You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice.


PERMITTED USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION:

A. CONSENT: You should be aware that during the course of our relationship with you we will likely use and disclose health information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. Examples of these activities are as follows:

Treatment: We may use or disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.
Payment: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you.
Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competence or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating practitioner and provider performance, and other business operations.

Our chiropractic practice will seek to obtain Consent from you permitting us to use or disclose your health information for these activities. You should be aware that our chiropractic practice does not require obtaining, or confirming the existence of a Consent, prior to:

  • Emergency treatment;
  • Treatment, when such treatment is required by law; or
  • Treatment of patients when communication barriers prevent obtaining Consent.

You should also be aware that you have the right to revoke that Consent at any time by providing the practice with written notice.

B. AUTHORIZATIONS: You may specifically authorize us to use your health information for any purpose or to disclose your health information to anyone, by submitting such an authorization in writing. Upon receiving an authorization from you in writing we may use or disclose your health information in accordance with that authorization. You may revoke an authorization at any time by notifying us in writing. Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your health information for any reason except those permitted by this Notice.

C. DISCLOSURES TO FAMILY AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES: We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patient Rights section of this Notice. Such disclosures will be made to any of your personal representatives appropriately authorized to have access and control of your health information. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare only if authorized to do so. In the event of your incapacity or in emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using our professional judgment disclosing only health information that is directly relevant to the person's involvement in your healthcare.

D. MARKETING: We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.

E. USES OR DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY LAW: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law, including for public health reasons (e.g., disease reporting). In some instances, and in accordance with applicable law, we may be required to disclose your health information to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes.

F. PATIENT AND THIRD PARTY PROTECTION: Only as permitted by law, we may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.

G. LAW ENFORCEMENT/NATIONAL SECURITY: Under certain circumstances we may disclose health information relating to members of the Armed Forces to military authorities. Under certain circumstances we may also disclose health information relating to inmates or patients to correctional institutions or law enforcement personnel having lawful custody of those individuals. We may disclose health information in response to judicial proceedings and law enforcement inquiries as permitted by law and to authorized federal officials health information required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities.

H. APPOINTMENT REMINDERS: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, postcards, or letters).

PATIENT RIGHTS:

A. ACCESS TO RECORDS: Upon submission of a written request to us, you have the right to review or receive copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. You may obtain a form to request access by using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You may request that we provide copies in a format other than photocopies and we will use the format you request if it is readily available. We will charge you a reasonable cost-based fee relating to the production of such copies. If you request copies, we will charge you a reasonable fee for the labor of copying your records (not including record handling and record retrieval), a $1.00 per page for pages 11-60, $.50 per page for pages 61-400, and $.25 per page for pages over 400, and postage if you want the copies mailed to you. A reasonable fee for copies of films may also be charged, but not to exceed $45 for retrieval and processing, including copies for the first 10 pages, and $1.00 for each additional page. If you request an alternative format, we will charge a reasonable cost-based fee for providing your health information in that format. If you prefer, we will prepare a summary or an explanation of your health information for a fee. Contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice if you are interested in receiving a summary of your information instead of copies.

B. ACCOUNTING OF CERTAIN DISCLOSURES. Upon written request, you have the right to receive a list of instances in which we or our business associates disclosed your health information for purposes, other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and other activities authorized by you, for the last 6 years, but not before April 14, 2003. If you request this accounting more than once in a 12-month period, we may charge you a reasonable, cost-based fee for responding to these additional requests.

C. RESTRICTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATIONS: You have the right to request that we place additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your health information for treatment, payment and healthcare operations purposes. Depending on the circumstances of your request we may, or may not agree to those restrictions. If we do agree to your requested restrictions we must abide by those restrictions, except in emergency treatment scenarios. You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or to alternative locations (e.g., at your place of business rather than at your home). Such requests must be made in writing, must specify the alternative means or location, and must provide satisfactory explanation how payments will be handled under the alternative means or location you request.

D. AMENDMENTS TO RECORDS: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. Such requests must be made in writing, and must explain why the information should be amended. We may deny your request under certain circumstances.

E. ELECTRONIC NOTICES. If you receive this Notice on our Web site or by electronic mail (e-mail), you are entitled to receive this Notice in written form.

QUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS

If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns, please contact us.
If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made or any decisions we may make regarding the use, disclosure, or access to your health information you may complain to us using the contact information listed below. You also may submit a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We will provide you with the address to file such a complaint upon request.

We support your right to the privacy of your health information. We will not retaliate in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Copyright © 2002 Brown Rudnick eSolutions, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Patient Forms

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We look forward to seeing you! -GC Staff
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