Welcome To Grand Strand Health & Wellness

Murrells Inlet's Chiropractic & WEllness Experts

Your experienced chiropractors in Murrells Inlet and the staff of Grand Strand Health and Wellness want to welcome you to our state-of-the-art center. We work with our patients to develop personalized programs designed to significantly improve their overall health and well-being. Our chiropractors and alternative medicine practitioners specialize in balancing the environment within the body in order to optimize proper nervous system function, leading to an increase in overall health and wellness. We perform spinal adjustments to eliminate pressure on spinal nerves, allowing the body to naturally relieve the pain and inflammation responsible for many health issues. In addition, our specialists investigate the possibility that hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies may be causing systemic inflammation in people suffering chronic medical problems.

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How We Can Help You Find Lasting Relief

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic therapy offers treatment for nerve, muscle, and joint pain without drugs or surgery.
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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

A non-surgical, effective treatment to relieve chronic head, neck, and back pain, and can provide relief for migraine headaches, bulging or herniated discs, & many other types of pain.
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Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

PEMF therapy has been show to aid in reducing inflammation, accelerating bone and tissue growth, and increasing energy, among many more applications.
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Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

Class IV laser therapy is a cutting-edge treatment shown in trials to reduce localized pain and inflammation, along with other benefits.
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Adhesion Breaker

Adhesion Breakers

A therapy using specialized instruments to loosen stuck muscles and correct scar tissue formation in order to speed recovery.
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Prosoft 360

ProSoft360

A breakthrough program designed to improve the function of your nerves, muscles, and soft tissues for increased mobility.
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ReBuilder

ReBuilder

The ReBuilder uses directed electrical stimulation to relax muscles and ease pain without the unpleasant "numbing" sensation.
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Rapid Release

Rapid Release

Technique that offers the quickest, most convenient, and most effective vibration therapy to relieve minor aches and pains.
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New Patient Exam, Consultation & X-rays For Just $47*
And Get A FREE Aqua Massage Session During Your Visit

Schedule your new patient appointment now to lock in this great special offer. You’ll get your initial consultation, exam, x-rays (if needed), report of findings and custom care plan outline for just $47 (normally $250+). During this special offer, you’ll also receive a free session of our Aqua Massage Pain Relief Therapy to help soothe your pain and relieve stress. Choose an option below and secure this offer today!

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Then give us a call and a member of our staff will be happy to check availability and try to get you in right away.

Pain Relief & Rehabilitation
After Auto Accidents

We Can help after your auto accident

If you are suffering from chronic pain due to an injury sustained in an automobile accident, chiropractic therapy can provide you with drug-free treatment. Many common injuries related to car crashes (including whiplash, neck pain, muscle strain, and lumbar stress) can be effectively treated by your chiropractor without surgery or medication.

We Treat A variety of conditions

Suffering From A Personal or work related Injury?

Get the lasting pain relief you deserve

After suffering a personal injury or workplace accident, many patients feel they have to rely on prescription drugs or surgery as forms of treatment. However, many of the most common injuries (such as whiplash, muscle strain, and back pain) sustained from minor accidents, slip and fall incidents, and other daily hazards can be diagnosed and treated by a chiropractor or other wellness specialist. Your attorney or claim worker may even require a chiropractic examination, depending on your injury. At Grand Strand Health & Wellness, we can work with your lawyer and insurance to provide the services that will help relieve your pain and help you on your path to recovery.

What Makes Grand Strand Health & Wellness Different

Making sure all our patients receive superior, one-on-one care every time they visit their Murrells Inlet chiropractor is our primary mission, along with providing an accurate diagnosis of their condition and treating their condition specifically to elicit positive results. We view each patient as a unique individual with unique health needs who should enjoy exceptional and compassionate care. Additionally, underlying our daily mission is the goal of exceeding your expectations each time you visit Grand Strand Health and Wellness as one of our patients.

What to Expect During Your First Visit with Your Chiropractor in Murrells Inlet

Following a tour of our office, you will consult with your chiropractor and undergo a physical exam. To establish an accurate diagnosis of your health problem, your doctor may want you to have neurological, orthopedic or diagnostic tests to further narrow the reason for your condition. After your doctor studies your medical history and results of your exam, a comprehensive report of the findings is presented to you. Recommended treatment options are discussed as well. If your medical problem cannot be treated with chiropractic medicine, your doctor may refer you to the appropriate professional.

Dr. Christopher Garner

Position: Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Categories: doctors
Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Dr. Garner is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill (B.S. in Biology) and Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic while graduating with honors and distinction. Upon completing his internship at Mussachio Chiropractic in Charlotte, Dr. Garner served at Popwell-Scota Spine Center in Greenville and Carolina Chiropractic Plus in Shelby, NC where he was Associate Clinic Director. He has provided over One Hundred thousand (100,000) adjustments while serving over 6,000 patients.

Dr. Garner is an active member in many professional and social organizations including:

  • SC Chiropractic Association
  • World Chiropractic Alliance
  • Christian Chiropractors Association
  • The Wellness Council for Coastal SC
  • NewSpring Church
  • Sherman College Alumni Association
  • Rotary International
    • Past president
    • Past secretary
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Masonic Lodge #368

Dr. Garner constantly strives to improve and update his knowledge in the field of chiropractic wellness. He has completed extensive post-graduate study emphasizing the treatment and rehabilitation of whiplash injuries, sports injuries, headaches, neck and back pain.

A firm believer in the basic worth of every individual and the incredible healing power of the body, Dr. Garner is a true doctor for the people and he thoroughly enjoys helping people feel better and live more productive and active lives. He and his wife Shelby, both natives of South Carolina, have four children and reside in Socastee.

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

Dr. Tommy Forrest

Position: Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner
Categories: doctors
Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

My name is Dr. Tommy Forrest and I am excited about joining the TEAM here at Grand Strand Health and Wellness. My Chiropractic journey has not followed the normal course of events like most, but I have had the pleasure of practicing for over twenty years.

Growing up, I had a second cousin who was a Chiropractor and he would adjust the family when we saw him. The only problem was that I only saw him about three to four times my entire childhood. My parents did not believe in regular Chiropractic visits and fortunately we were never involved in any major injuries from sports or car collisions.

My first love was Sports Medicine. I have always been very involved with all sports, but tennis has been my life for quite a while.  I played collegiately for Baylor University and have continued to play as much as I possibly can.  Let me know if you play tennis!

It wasn’t until I was in graduate school at Indiana State University that I really saw the positive benefits of athletes getting adjusted on a regular basis.  Even when athletes were injured, those that were under Chiropractic care seemed to be back on the field or court in less time than those who did not get adjusted.  Upon graduation, I was fortunate enough to work for the summer with the Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.  As we traveled from city to city playing basketball it amazed me how serious the professional athletes were about getting adjusted before every game or scrimmage.  They obviously knew something that I did not.

This intrigued me to the point that I wanted to know why, so I reached out to Chiropractors across the state to ask them questions on how I could become a part of this amazing new way to look at health and elite performance.  In 1996, I decided to enter Life Chiropractic University and learn how to remove nerve interference from our spine and make us healthier individuals.  Upon earning my Doctorate of Chiropractic, I worked for a Doctor who used the Activator Technique, which is a handheld instrument. That Doctor proved to me that you did not have to manually manipulate every patient that walked in.  He had amazing results using the Activator exclusively.

I eventually decided to open my own practice, Forrest Sport & Family Chiropractic, in Lumberton, NC where we raised our four children and became very active in the community.  I was very involved in my Church where I served as a Deacon, VP and President for the Kiwanis of Lumberton, and played guitar for the contemporary service.

I eventually sold my practice after 15 years to better focus my energy on helping others achieve health and wellness through regular chiropractic visits.  In my 30 years of healthcare, I have seen amazing results with Chiropractic and when you combine that with a healthy lifestyle both physically and spiritually you really do get the “BEST POSSIBLE YOU!”

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner

Dr. Christopher Garner

Position: Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Categories: doctors
Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Dr. Garner is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill (B.S. in Biology) and Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic while graduating with honors and distinction. Upon completing his internship at Mussachio Chiropractic in Charlotte, Dr. Garner served at Popwell-Scota Spine Center in Greenville and Carolina Chiropractic Plus in Shelby, NC where he was Associate Clinic Director. He has provided over One Hundred thousand (100,000) adjustments while serving over 6,000 patients.

Dr. Garner is an active member in many professional and social organizations including:

  • SC Chiropractic Association
  • World Chiropractic Alliance
  • Christian Chiropractors Association
  • The Wellness Council for Coastal SC
  • NewSpring Church
  • Sherman College Alumni Association
  • Rotary International
    • Past president
    • Past secretary
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Masonic Lodge #368

Dr. Garner constantly strives to improve and update his knowledge in the field of chiropractic wellness. He has completed extensive post-graduate study emphasizing the treatment and rehabilitation of whiplash injuries, sports injuries, headaches, neck and back pain.

A firm believer in the basic worth of every individual and the incredible healing power of the body, Dr. Garner is a true doctor for the people and he thoroughly enjoys helping people feel better and live more productive and active lives. He and his wife Shelby, both natives of South Carolina, have four children and reside in Socastee.

Dr. Christopher Garner

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

Dr. Garner is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill (B.S. in Biology) and Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic while graduating with honors and distinction. Upon completing his internship at Mussachio Chiropractic in Charlotte, Dr. Garner served at Popwell-Scota Spine...

Dr. Tommy Forrest

Position: Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner
Categories: doctors
Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

My name is Dr. Tommy Forrest and I am excited about joining the TEAM here at Grand Strand Health and Wellness. My Chiropractic journey has not followed the normal course of events like most, but I have had the pleasure of practicing for over twenty years.

Growing up, I had a second cousin who was a Chiropractor and he would adjust the family when we saw him. The only problem was that I only saw him about three to four times my entire childhood. My parents did not believe in regular Chiropractic visits and fortunately we were never involved in any major injuries from sports or car collisions.

My first love was Sports Medicine. I have always been very involved with all sports, but tennis has been my life for quite a while.  I played collegiately for Baylor University and have continued to play as much as I possibly can.  Let me know if you play tennis!

It wasn’t until I was in graduate school at Indiana State University that I really saw the positive benefits of athletes getting adjusted on a regular basis.  Even when athletes were injured, those that were under Chiropractic care seemed to be back on the field or court in less time than those who did not get adjusted.  Upon graduation, I was fortunate enough to work for the summer with the Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.  As we traveled from city to city playing basketball it amazed me how serious the professional athletes were about getting adjusted before every game or scrimmage.  They obviously knew something that I did not.

This intrigued me to the point that I wanted to know why, so I reached out to Chiropractors across the state to ask them questions on how I could become a part of this amazing new way to look at health and elite performance.  In 1996, I decided to enter Life Chiropractic University and learn how to remove nerve interference from our spine and make us healthier individuals.  Upon earning my Doctorate of Chiropractic, I worked for a Doctor who used the Activator Technique, which is a handheld instrument. That Doctor proved to me that you did not have to manually manipulate every patient that walked in.  He had amazing results using the Activator exclusively.

I eventually decided to open my own practice, Forrest Sport & Family Chiropractic, in Lumberton, NC where we raised our four children and became very active in the community.  I was very involved in my Church where I served as a Deacon, VP and President for the Kiwanis of Lumberton, and played guitar for the contemporary service.

I eventually sold my practice after 15 years to better focus my energy on helping others achieve health and wellness through regular chiropractic visits.  In my 30 years of healthcare, I have seen amazing results with Chiropractic and when you combine that with a healthy lifestyle both physically and spiritually you really do get the “BEST POSSIBLE YOU!”

Dr. Tommy Forrest

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner

My name is Dr. Tommy Forrest and I am excited about joining the TEAM here at Grand Strand Health and Wellness. My Chiropractic journey has not followed the normal course of events like most, but I have had the pleasure of practicing for over twenty years. Growing up, I had...

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  • The absolute best chiropractor office in the world. You are family the day they meet you and you start feeling better and better each visit. The doctors are amazing and very professional. I highly recommend them for anyone.

    Alicia W. Avatar
    Alicia W.

    Everything! They are so wonderful. They make you feel like you matter. I haven't been able to walk to mailbox and back in over 5 years. In less than 3 weeks of treatment, I was able to walk through Ripley's Aquarium for an hour and a half without any assistance or sitting down. This is HUGE for me! Dr. Luis is absolutely wonderful ❤

    Lynne C. Avatar
    Lynne C.

    I love coming to get adjusted at GSHW! Excellent care and such friendly staff members that always make you feel so welcomed each visit.

    Victoria R. Avatar
    Victoria R.
  • This is by far the best chiropractor care in South Carolina! They have the best and most advanced tools to give you pain-free relief. Relief is only a phone call away!

    Glenn D. Avatar
    Glenn D.

    I was vacationing in the area and had a minor injury. Their team got me in on the same day I called and took excellent care of me! Friendly staff and excellent doctors. Grateful to find such a great option when I was away from our routine provider!

    Jennifer K. Avatar
    Jennifer K.

    I walked into GSHW practically unable to use my left arm with severe shoulder pain. The staff greeted me with a smile and the very next appointment they ALL greeted me by NAME! My pain has been relieved and I am able to freely use my arm after just a short period of time. This is a fantastic place!!! Love the entire staff!!!!

    Pat R. Avatar
    Pat R.
  • If your having pain and have tryed everything. ( as I have) then you need click,link below and check it out. I have been 6 times and seen results that amaze me. Give it try. Tell them I sent you. Family helping family attitude still around

    Karen M. Avatar
    Karen M.

    I had a bike accident many years ago that left me with whiplash and disc issues. Not only that, but Migraine headaches were a weekly part of my life. Drs Garner and Crilley have used their knowledge and medical skills to help me live a healthy life! The staff is amazing, too. Check'em out, y'all!

    Sally B. Avatar
    Sally B.

    I love all the folks at GSH&W!! The entire staff is friendly, helpful and professional. Dr Crilley has done wonders for my lower back. I highly recommend this group!!❤❤

    KathyMarcus M. Avatar
    KathyMarcus M.
  • I have suffered with chronic pain for over 20 years. After the first month, my pain level has decreased drastically. I can not say enough great things about Dr. Garner, Dr. Crilley and the staff at GSHW! The front desk staff greets me by name each visit, and everyone I have met has been professional, friendly and caring! My only complaint is why didn’t I make an appointment sooner!

    Sharon P. Avatar
    Sharon P.

    I am a new patient here. I have only good things to say about the caring staff and treatments that I have received here. My husband and I feel like we are in good hands on our road to health and wellness.

    Kathryn H. Avatar
    Kathryn H.
  • The absolute best chiropractor office in the world. You are family the day they meet you and you start feeling better and better each visit. The doctors are amazing and very professional. I highly recommend them for anyone.

    Alicia W. Avatar
    Alicia W.
  • Everything! They are so wonderful. They make you feel like you matter. I haven't been able to walk to mailbox and back in over 5 years. In less than 3 weeks of treatment, I was able to walk through Ripley's Aquarium for an hour and a half without any assistance or sitting down. This is HUGE for me! Dr. Luis is absolutely wonderful ❤

    Lynne C. Avatar
    Lynne C.
  • I love coming to get adjusted at GSHW! Excellent care and such friendly staff members that always make you feel so welcomed each visit.

    Victoria R. Avatar
    Victoria R.
  • This is by far the best chiropractor care in South Carolina! They have the best and most advanced tools to give you pain-free relief. Relief is only a phone call away!

    Glenn D. Avatar
    Glenn D.
  • I was vacationing in the area and had a minor injury. Their team got me in on the same day I called and took excellent care of me! Friendly staff and excellent doctors. Grateful to find such a great option when I was away from our routine provider!

    Jennifer K. Avatar
    Jennifer K.
  • I walked into GSHW practically unable to use my left arm with severe shoulder pain. The staff greeted me with a smile and the very next appointment they ALL greeted me by NAME! My pain has been relieved and I am able to freely use my arm after just a short period of time. This is a fantastic place!!! Love the entire staff!!!!

    Pat R. Avatar
    Pat R.
  • If your having pain and have tryed everything. ( as I have) then you need click,link below and check it out. I have been 6 times and seen results that amaze me. Give it try. Tell them I sent you. Family helping family attitude still around

    Karen M. Avatar
    Karen M.
  • I had a bike accident many years ago that left me with whiplash and disc issues. Not only that, but Migraine headaches were a weekly part of my life. Drs Garner and Crilley have used their knowledge and medical skills to help me live a healthy life! The staff is amazing, too. Check'em out, y'all!

    Sally B. Avatar
    Sally B.
  • I love all the folks at GSH&W!! The entire staff is friendly, helpful and professional. Dr Crilley has done wonders for my lower back. I highly recommend this group!!❤❤

    KathyMarcus M. Avatar
    KathyMarcus M.
  • I have suffered with chronic pain for over 20 years. After the first month, my pain level has decreased drastically. I can not say enough great things about Dr. Garner, Dr. Crilley and the staff at GSHW! The front desk staff greets me by name each visit, and everyone I have met has been professional, friendly and caring! My only complaint is why didn’t I make an appointment sooner!

    Sharon P. Avatar
    Sharon P.