North Houston Spine and Sports Medicine serves as the Spring TX chiropractor Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. Dr. Timothy D. Runnels and his team are giving their best to you and our community. We care about Spring and the rest of North Houston and consider us like family. Our clinic is proud to employ holistic methods, using alternative forms in tandem with western medicine. We have been giving you our best for over fifteen years, and if you need spinal care, we look forward to alleviating your problems.
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and their plan allow us to give our chiropractic care with kindness and compassion. We accept insurance from several providers. Please call ahead of your appointment so we can check that it is compatible. We do not want you to have any surprises.
Come meet our family
Dr. Runnels used to work as a personal trainer. Seeing his athletes inspired him to seek out more holistic methods for treating their injuries. As a born and raised Houstonian, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston. He went on to get his Chiropractic Doctorate, D.C., from the Texas Chiropractic College in 2002. From there, he trained at the Moody Health Center and obtained his certification in acupuncture. In 2005, he opened his practice in Houston to help his community and bring them service with kindness and compassion.
Teresa M Muñoz manages and supervises our Spring TX chiropractor team. She received her B.S. in Management from Phoenix University. She then got a degree in Management and Advertisement in her hometown of Columbia. In 1999, she moved to Houston, where she would meet her husband, Dr. Timothy D. Runnels. Together, they bring a passion for caring for the musculoskeletal health and wellness of their patients in Spring. She continues to attend classes to expand her chiropractic knowledge.
Dr. Runnels and Teresa and their highly qualified nurses feel like Spring TX is a family. We aim to treat our patients with enough kindness that they feel the same. Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan contributes to this vision. Because of our partnership, we can give that compassionate care that you deserve.
What we can do for you
80% of Americans seek out medical attention for their back in their life. About 22 million visits a chiropractor every year. Fortunately, these visits rarely need anything as drastic as surgery. We can accomplish most treatment plans entirely in-house. Unfortunately, severe, chronic back pain can indicate something more severe such as a disc injury. Such an injury would require surgery. But our facility is equipped to diagnose, treat the more minor ailments, and heal during rehabilitation.
We also accept many different health insurance companies. Companies such as Health Care Service Corporation, the Mutual Legal Reserve Company, and independent licensees of Blue Cross Blue Shield division of health care.
Conditions We Treat
- Auto Injury
- Sports Injury
- Back Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Neck Pain
- Disc Injury
- Arm and Leg Pain
- Shoulder Pain
A not-so-fun-fact about chiropractic care: we see a good portion of our patients after a car crash. Every year auto accidents injure or disable between 20 to 50 million people, according to ASIRT. If you are a victim of a car wreck, you may have sustained stress to your spine. You can walk away with just minor back pain, but if it is left untreated, it can spread to your arms and legs.
Consequences From Injuries
Disc injuries can either come from here or a major sports injury. These will only happen in severe crashes. We have the equipment for diagnosis including X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. If you have a spinal disc injury, we can point you towards surgery and be here for you for rehab.
Vastly more common is whiplash. The sharp stop one experiences in a car crash put a lot of strain on your neck. The jolt pushes your body forward in its seat and then must bring it to a stop as well. The neck is an integral and essential part of the body and spine. It connects and supports the head. If it is a minor injury, you may not notice it at first. It will like constant sharpness and make it difficult to move. We highly recommend coming in to receive our help for whiplash as soon as it happens.
We, here at Spring TX Chiropractor, understand that stress comes at you from all angles during this time. It is not just physical pain. While your auto insurance takes care of your vehicle, your Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan, and we will take care of the medical. Meanwhile, ask us for our referrals. For any lawsuits and settlements, we have plenty of highly qualified attorneys that we can send your way.
Therapy We Offer
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Physiotherapy and Rehab
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Spinal Decompression
- Chiropractors for Kids
- Chiropractor for Pregnancy
Spring TX Chiropractor Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Our clinic knows how to treat a wide variety of injuries. We are built to work with sports injuries. Our nurses are also trained to work with children. Our athletes on the playground are at risk of hurting themselves. But that does not mean we want them to stop having fun. Growth spurts and scoliosis diagnoses are a must to stay on top of too. Pregnancy does not come to many people’s minds. It can be very beneficial to visit and receive chiropractic care during this long period of stress.
Before Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO insurance must step to help you out, free consultations are open to you. Your Spring TX chiropractor wants you to know what you are getting into before insurance coverage must come into the picture. After your diagnosis, then you can decide the next step you would like to take.
Our no-wait policy also does work for us to make the experience more convenient for you. You can find on our website free downloadable and printable PDFs that you can bring filled out. At the same time, we will do everything on our end to make your wait as short as possible.
Our team at North Houston Spine and Sports Medicine are looking forward to seeing you. If you can use our help, please call (281) 443-1287 as your Spring TX Chiropractor Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO.
Spring Fun Facts
- Home to Collins Park, 55 acres of outdoor recreational area.
- Old Town Spring hosts over 150 restaurants, galleries, and attractions.
- Come visit the 60 acres Mercer Botanical gardens.
- Learn more about Spring TX here: springtoday.com