KINGWOOD — After years away, chiropractor Charles Morris has returned to his hometown to practice.
“I grew up in Kingwood,” Morris said. “Bill and Ruby Morris were my parents.”
Morris recently opened Preston Chiropractic Healthcare Solutions at 204 W. Main St., Kingwood.
“I graduated from Preston High and studied sports and exercise science at WVU,” he said.
After graduating from West Virginia University, Morris said he moved to St. Louis, where he attended Logan College of Chiropractics.
“I practiced in St. Louis for 20 years,” he said. In 2013, he decided to move back to Preston County to care for his parents.
When his parents passed away, Morris said he decided to become licensed in West Virginia.
“I decided to open a practice here because I believe there is a need,” he said.
Morris said chiropractics is a form of alternative healthcare that helps promote proper function of the immune system and other body functions. This is done by diagnosing and treating the neuromuscular skeletal system and adjusting the spine and joints in the arms and legs, Morris said.
“As far as pain goes, we have a huge problem with opioid addiction not just in Preston County but everywhere. In 2018, Senate Bill 273 passed and was signed into law and became effective,” Morris said. “That mandates that people seeking medical care for new pain conditions must seek conservative care, which includes chiropractic care, physical therapy or massage therapy before they can be prescribed opioid pain medication.”
He believes seeking an alternative like chiropractics is a good thing for people in pain.
“Some of the things I treat are low back pain, sciatica, headaches, neck pains and other spinal disorders that cause musculoskeletal or nerve pain. I also treat degenerative joint disease and arthritis to help keep joints mobile,” he said.
When he is not helping patients, Morris said he spends time volunteering.
“I’m on the Planning Commission for the City of Kingwood. I am an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, a member of the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department, I’m active in the Boy Scouts, and I help run the kitchen during the Buckwheat Festival,” he said.
Kingwood City Councilman Mike Lipscomb said Kingwood is always ready to welcome new businesses. He said it is encouraging to see both local and out-of-town people investing in the community.
Morris accepts cash, check and credit cards. An initial visit, which includes an exam and an adjustment, costs $45. Subsequent visits are $35 each. Hours are by appointment only. To make an appointment call 304-707-2816.