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Welcome to Primary Spine Care

At Primary Spine Care, we are fully dedicated to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscle tightness and tension. Dr. Gongaware welcomes you to our practice where we strive to make patients feel at home. This personal care is why people throughout the Gibsonia area come to Primary Spine Care.

Why Choose Us?

-Dr. Gongaware has over 30 years’ experience in chiropractic and physical medicine. 

-He has worked with thousands of patients with a wide variety of health concerns. He listens to his patients about their present complaint, reviews their health history, then performs a site-specific examination to develop a treatment plan to help them get the results they desire.

Dr. Kris D Gongaware and Associates at Primary Spine Care offer a wide variety of effective chiropractic techniques, physical medicines and other complementary services to best treat each patient’s spine-related condition:


Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy:

  • Manual Manipulation and Mobilization Techniques – Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Pierce-Stillwagon.
  • Instrument Manipulation - Activator, Arthro-Stim and Impulse Methods for patients who may have delicate spinal conditions or prefer low force treatment methods.
  • Extremity Manipulation – including Upper Extremity (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand) and Lower Extremity (Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot). 

Physical Medicine & Adjunctive Therapy:

  • Active Release Technique – a soft tissue treatment that specifically targets muscles, tendons or ligaments. (activerelease.com)
  • Rapid Release Technology – a highly effective method to break-up scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.(https://www.rapidreleasetech.com)
  • Spinal Decompression (Mechanical Traction) – highly effective therapy to reduce disc herniations or bulges in the neck and/or lower back.
  • Cold Laser Therapy –  stimulates healing of injured soft tissues at the cellular level.
  • Therapeutic Exercise – on-site instruction of patient-specific exercises for spine and extremity rehabilitation for maximum medical improvement. 
  • Physiotherapy Modalities  - Electrical Muscle Stimulation and Therapeutic Ultrasound used to reduce inflammation in joints and associated soft tissues.

Additional Services and Programs:

  • Weight Management Program – for patients who want to manage weight through food intake recommendations and functional medicine.
  • Wellness Program for patients who want to maintain health with periodic spinal adjustments. 
  • Plantar Fasciitis Treatment - on-site Foot Levelers (https://www.footlevelers.com) pelvic stabilizers/foot orthotics casting for patients that may require for effective treatment.
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment - effective low-force soft tissue treatment for patients with this condition utilizing Rapid Release Technology and other manual techniques.
  • Spinal Stenosis Treatment - specific treatment protocol proven effective by Dr. Gongaware and colleagues’ research at the University of Pittsburgh, adapted from Dr. Carlo Ammendolia’s Program at Mount Sanai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is effective for patients with this chronic condition. (https://spinemobility.com/public/)

Other:

  • Insurance - Primary Spine Care is in-network with most healthcare insurers including: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, UPMC, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Auto Accident, Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Cases – Primary Spine Care analyzes each case to treat each patient for maximum medical improvement and return to activities of daily living, including work, as quickly as possible.
  • Sports Injuries – Primary Spine Care provides care for all levels of participation in all sports activities, from week-end warriors to professionals.

Dr. Gongaware and Associates at Primary Spine Care have put together a comprehensive arsenal of tools to serve you better. We handle the toughest cases with gentle, precise and effective care.  If you have not been to a chiropractor before, or just want to find out more, please email us or call 724-443-8444 for the answers to your questions from our experienced team. We also welcome referrals, so please share our chiropractic and wellness information with your friends and family!

Dr. Kris D Gongaware, DC
Clinic Director
Dr. Anthony Talorico, DC 
Consulting Associate

Primary Spine Care
5499 William Flynn Hwy (Rt 8)
Gibsonia, PA 15044

Proudly Serving:
Northern Allegheny County, Richland Twp, Pine Twp, Hampton Twp, and Marshall TwpMcCandless Twp, West Deer Twp, Fawn Twp, Frazer Twp, Indiana Twp and Franklin Park.

Southern Butler County, Butler County - Middlesex Twp, Cranberry Twp, Adams Twp, Clinton Twp, Penn Twp, Jefferson Twp, Forward Twp, and Buffalo Twp

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday

By Appointment Only

Sunday

Closed

Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
By Appointment Only
Sunday
Closed