The word "CHIROPRACTIC" means to be done by hand. Chiropractic is a health care profession that takes a natural approach to treat the spine and other body points and their connection to the nervous system.

Our goal for the patient is to, whenever possible, avoid unnecessary drugs or surgery.

A chiropractor is a primary doctor who specializes in spinal and extremity health and generalized well-being.

We focus on prevention and diagnosing the underlying problem, not treating the symptoms.

Cavanaugh & Raiford Chiropractic
Cavanaugh & Raiford Chiropractic

What Causes Misalignments of the Spine?

A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, safe, precise, controlled force applied to the joint to restore proper function and mobility. Many problems can create a misalignment in the spine.

  • Daily routine

  • Physical labor

  • Poor posture

  • Accidents

  • Falls

  • Repetitive motion

  • Natural aging


We Care About Your Well-being

lf your problem cannot be helped by Chiropractic, we work with other healthcare professionals daily. We are trained to refer you to the appropriate specialist when needed. Chiropractic is affordable, effective, and safe.


Meet the Doctors

Dr. Trudy Raiford

Dr. Raiford has been practicing in the Metairie area since 1997. She loves the alternative natural approach to health care. This is what inspired her to become a chiropractor.

Each patient deserves to be free of pain so that they can enjoy life the way it was meant to be lived, in essence, maximizing your body's ability and energy to do the things you love. Dr. Trudy is passionate about creating a partnership with the patient.

Together we will take an active role in making lifestyle changes to achieve and maintain a healthy spine, it is not as hard as you may think. Sometimes it's as easy as retraining your body to become more flexible, strong, and powerful.

This can be accomplished through a well-aligned spine and a motivated patient. She is ready to work together to bring you to the next level. Dr. Trudy's passions are rollerblading, hiking, kayaking, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Trudy received her chiropractic degree from Life University in June 1999.

Dr. Trudy A. Raiford
Dr. Sheila M. Cavanaugh

Dr. Sheila Cavanaugh

Dr. Cavanaugh was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. She was inspired to become a chiropractor because both her mother and father were Chiropractors; therefore, she grew up experiencing Chiropractic's benefits. She graduated from the National College of
Chiropractic in Chicago, IL in 1997.

She practiced in Lafayette, Louisiana, with her father for two years. Then in 1999, she came back to Metairie to practice. The joy of helping families to achieve better health has been an inspiring experience. Her hobbies include sports, whether she's playing them or watching them!