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Dr Kenneth Randolph, DC | Chiropractor
Dr Kenneth J. Randolph DC, Chiropractor Huntsville AL, was voted by his pears to be a member of the Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners for the past 11 years the longest of any board member. Dr. Randolph is also Sr VP and COO - Chief Operations Officer for all the Millar Chiropractic Clinics in Alabama. He is also the Millar Senior Chiropractor in the Millar Chiropractic - Huntsville AL (Downtown) clinic. Dr Ken, as he likes to be called, has been in practice since 1996. He treats spinal misalignments that can occur from lifestyle or injuries, causing pain, discomfort and degenerative conditions. He enjoys treating difficult back pain cases including bulging and herniated disc cases. He can also help with sciatica, headache pain, sports injuries, shoulder pain, hip and knee pain.
It is a rarity anytime in our profession to have a fourth generation Chiropractor. Millar Chiropractic- Huntsville AL (Downtown) is proud to announce that we have such an individual, Dr. Ken can trace his Chiropractic roots back to the family who started Chiropractic in 1895. Dr. Ken is a graduate of Life University and has owns multiple practices in Alabama. Dr. Ken owns a practice in Guin, Alabama with his father, Dr. Gary Randolph, who has been in practice since 1960. Dr Ken and Dr Millar are partners in the Millar Chiropractic - Decatur AL clinic. Dr Ken has that unique blend of real "know how" and experience along with compassionate caring for his patients. Add in state of the art equipment and you have Chiropractic excellence.
Dr Millar says, "Dr Ken and I went to school together. He is an incredible adjuster and Chiropractor. His get to the bottom of the problem diagnostic skills coupled with his silky smooth adjusting skills make him one of the best Chiropractors in Alabama." Dr Ken was perfect for the Senior Chiropractor at Millar Chiropractic - Huntsville AL. Call (256) 539-2000 for an appointment with Dr Ken.
Dr Ken is in network and a participating BCBS and Fed BCBS provider and accepts Medicare and most insurance.
Dr. Ken Randolph, DC Chiropractor Huntsville AL, answers your questions live on the BACKtalk TV Show produced by Millar Chiropractic Clinics.
Dr. Ken Randolph DC, | Chiropractor Huntsville AL
Past Member Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (11 years)
Sr. VP COO - Chief Operations Officer of Millar Chiropractic Clinics
Equity Partner Millar Chiropractic Clinics -
Senior Millar Chiropractor Millar Chiropractic - Huntsville AL (Downtown)
Millar Chiropractic - Huntsville AL (Downtown)
2021 Clinton Ave W
Huntsville, AL 35805
Board Certified Part I: Includes subject examinations in each of six basic science areas: general anatomy, spinal anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, and microbiology. National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Atlanta GA 1995
Dr Ken's uncle is Dr Clay Thompson DC inventor of the Thompson Technique. Dr Ken's father, Dr Gray Randolph DC, (a chiropractor of 65 years), helped Dr Clay further develop the Thompson Technique. The Thompson Technique utilizes a "Segmental Drop Table" to enhance the motion force imparted towards the segment or area to be Adjusted. Dr. Clay introduced the concept of adding motion by inventing a headpiece that would drop away as the adjustive thrust was applied to the vertebral segment. He was granted a patent in 1955 on his concept and thusly was born the Palmer-Thompson drop headpiece. Since the new idea was such a success Dr. Clay then went on to invent a table with drop pieces for adjusting the dorsal, lumbar and pelvic area. this came about in 1957 and from there the rest is history. Today there are numerous manufacturers of drop-piece tables around the world in fact Thompson Drop Tables are the most used tables by Chiropractors in the world.
The "Segmental Drop System" takes advantage of the spine's inherent design of the joints in order to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve the motion of the segment with the one above and below. It just makes good sense that since the spinal joints face front to back and have an incline that slopes more naturally backwards that we can effect increased motion by applying an adjustment from P to A, (Posterior to Anterior) and with an inferior to superior line of correction. The majority of the spinal adjusting utilizing the Thompson Technique has the patient lying prone. (face down.) This is the basis for Dr. Clay's theory of proper spinal adjusting and the driving force that lead him to invent the drop table.
Another important aspect of the Thompson Technique is the method used to determine an imbalance in the length of the legs when observed with the patient in a prone position on the table. The "Leg Length System" is based on the early work of Dr. Derifield of Detroit, Michigan. The neurological basis for balance is found in the Reticular System of the brain where the Inhibitory and facilitory systems maintain balance of the musculature of the body. A neurological imbalance will affect the musculature of the legs resulting in the appearance of one leg being short when observed with the patient in the prone position. The feet are observed in the extended position and then flexed to compare one with the other noting any difference in the appearance of length. Contraindications would be an anatomical short leg, history of poorly healed fracture, or a joint implant.
The "Leg Length Analysis" has five levels of interpretation developed by Drs. Derifield and Thompson. The length is observed at the juncture of where the heel and shoe come together with inversion and eversion removed and no dorsiflexion or plantar flexion of the feet. Subluxation levels are based on the "Leg Analysis "to determine what areas that may need to be adjusted. This is correlated with Physical Examination, X-ray and Motion findings, Palpation and Instrumentation utilized by the Doctor of Chiropractic.