Your chiropractor in charleston, sC

Optimize Your Health at

Hess Performance & Family Chiropractic

20 + years




5- Star



for the

Whole Family




Our Mission

Through education, inspiration and empowerment, we help you to achieve YOUR wellness goals so that you can show up for this magnificent life with energy, passion and purpose! We work hard, incorporating the healing benefits of chiropractic care to encourage and support your ability to not only live, but to see our whole community in Charleston, South Carolina, THRIVE!

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Chiropractic is not just an investment for your back; it is an investment for your overall health.

Without even knowing it, many Americans suffer from misaligned vertebrae, known as subluxations. Subluxations are usually painless because only a small percentage of the nerves that make up the nervous system are responsible for pain and pleasure. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves connecting throughout the body and tissues. Thus, this system controls and coordinates every cell in the body. The human body cannot express optimal health with subluxations, which hinder clear, healthy pathways for the nervous system.

What Causes Subluxations?

Stresses in the body cause subluxations. These stresses can be emotional, chemical, or physical. Most of the nerve system has nothing to do with pain or pleasure. Therefore, subluxations can be present for years and sometimes decades before symptoms occur.

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Solution for Pain

Chiropractic is a drug-less profession. The role of the chiropractor is to detect spinal misalignments, called subluxations. These subluxations cause interference in the nervous system. When Dr. Hess analyzes the spine and detects that a spinal subluxation is present, she will perform an adjustment. The adjustment is designed to correct the spine's alignment and remove the interference of the brain-to-body connection. Restoring the brain-to-body connection enhances the function of the body's ability to function at its maximum potential.

Chiropractic Care

Removing the interference so that the body can heal itself. Chiropractic care is an art. It optimizes your health on many levels. Subluxations (misalignments) can be silent or they can cause an array of health issues at any age, such as back/neck pain, stomach motility, balance, energy, immune deficiency and so much more.

Chiropractic care is centered on the holistic management and treatment of neuromuscular disorders through manual adjustments and manipulation of the spine. Our approach is aimed at alleviating pain, enhancing mobility, and promoting an overall healthier lifestyle. By restoring proper alignment to the spine, chiropractic care helps alleviate pressure on the nervous system, improving body function and reducing pain. Our treatment plans are customized for each patient, combining adjustments with advice on nutrition, exercise, and ergonomics to address the root causes of discomfort and pain, ensuring long-term health benefits.

Barbara Hess Chiropractor and Patient

Chiropractic Care for

Children and Infants

Pediatric chiropractic care is more gentle, safe, and effective compared to adult chiropractic care – the Doctors need to use different adjustments, and each adjustment is tailored specifically for the child’s size, comfort level, and stage of development. There are no sudden or jerky movements involved and chiropractors will make sure that your child is never in any pain or discomfort.

Pediatric chiropractic care at Hess offers gentle, safe, and effective treatments for infants and children. This service is designed to support the developmental milestones of growing bodies, from aiding in the relief of colic and other digestive issues in infants to improving sleep and behavior in older children. Our gentle adjustments help ensure that young spines develop correctly and can address misalignments that occur from daily activities and falls. With a focus on preventative care, Dr. Hess aims to establish a foundation of wellness that supports children's health and well-being as they grow and mature.

Dr. Barbara Hess, Chiropractor, and Pediatric Chiropractic Patient


Chiropractic Care

Prenatal chiropractic, also known as pregnancy chiropractic, is a specialized form of chiropractic care focused on the unique needs of pregnant women. It involves gentle adjustments and therapies tailored to support the musculoskeletal system during pregnancy, aiming to alleviate discomfort, improve mobility, and optimize overall health for both the mother and baby.

Our prenatal chiropractic services are specially designed to support expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy journey. Pregnancy brings significant changes to the body’s structure and posture, often leading to discomfort and pain. Dr. Hess's prenatal care focuses on safely alleviating these discomforts by improving spinal alignment and balance, which can facilitate a smoother pregnancy and potentially easier labor. Regular adjustments can help manage symptoms such as back pain, sciatica, and joint discomfort, while also enhancing the nervous system’s ability to communicate effectively with the reproductive system, thereby supporting overall prenatal health.

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Athletes & Peak Performance

At Hess Family Chiropractic, we offer personalized athlete and peak performance care tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or someone looking to enhance your fitness journey, we're here to support you every step of the way.

For athletes aiming to enhance their performance, our peak performance chiropractic care offers specialized treatments that focus on optimizing body function, preventing injury, and speeding recovery times. Dr. Hess works with athletes from all sports to tailor care plans that enhance their specific athletic performance. Adjustments and therapies are designed to improve flexibility, increase joint mobility, and decrease the risk of sports-related injuries. By ensuring that the body's musculoskeletal system is aligned and functioning at its best, athletes can enjoy improved performance, reduced pain, and faster recovery periods, keeping them at the top of their game.

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Meet Your Charleston, SC Chiropractor

and Wellness Expert:

Barbara Hess, D.C.

Award winning Chiropractor Dr. Barbara Hess has been a chiropractor for nearly 30 years, and is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, who also share her passion for making healthy lifestyle choices.

Award winning Chiropractor Dr. Barbara Hess



So glad to have Dr. Hess right here in our community on Clements Ferry.

Highly recommended and close to all the Philip Simmons Schools.

Daniel M.

Dr. Hess is very passionate about helping people. I have had an issue with neck and back discomfort and came to her to see what she can do. She carefully assessed me using x-rays, a thermal scanner, etc. and then compiled a comprehensive plan with 3 treatment options, including the interventions, time-frame and cost. I love that she took time to explain the treatment modalities and answered my questions. I did not realize how much discomforts I was living with. I am very pleased with my care and recommend her practice highly. She is also so very caring and a great woman of faith.

Julia H.

I took my mother in to see Dr. Hess and I can't recommend her highly enough. She is an incredible Dr. She helped my mother significantly with the issue she was suffering from in her neck. She was patient, empathetic, and took her time to explain everything she was doing. She really has gone above and beyond for my family. I would recommend her to anyone who is suffering and needs help from a chiropractor.

Scott J.

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1941 Clements Ferry Rd suite e, Charleston, SC 29492, USA

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Wellness & Yoga

1941 Clements Ferry Road, Suite E

Charleston, SC 29492


1941 Clements Ferry Road, Suite E

Charleston, SC 29492


Wellness & Yoga