San Diego Chiropractor – Symptoms are only warning signs not the definition of health.

It has been a few months since my last post; wow does the time go by.  I can’t believe that we are half way through 2012 this year is flying by.  I don’t know about you but up to this point 2012 has been a great year.  As a San Diego Chiropractor I really enjoy educating my practice members on how to be healthy.  If I were to go out into the public right now and ask 100 people what health meant to them, I would get all different types of answers.  But the most common would probably be something like free of disease or not being in pain.  My response when I hear that is always the same.  Lets say that you have a guy that feels healthy and is free of disease one day, but the next day has a heart attack and dies.  Was that person healthy?  Of course they weren’t but they had no symptoms and did not fee sick.  This is the problem with our society we are taught that if we are free of symptoms then we are healthy.  This could not be further from the truth.  True health is how your body is functioning.  What controls the healthy function of your body?  That’s right your nervous system.  Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and the spinal nerves that exit the spine.  As a San Diego Chiropractor the nervous system is what concerns me the most.  If the nervous system is free of any interference your body will function optimally, but if there is interference in the communication between the brain and the body then you will get sick or develop symptoms.  Our San Diego Chiropractors have the ability to detect and correct these interferences that occur in the body.   San Diego Chiropractors refer to this condition as a Subluxation.  A Subluxation is a fancy word for nervous system interference that is limiting the body from functioning optimally.

Lets talk more about the Subluxation condition.  More than likely you have never heard of this condition.  But it is as common as cavities are in the teeth.  Actually there are a lot of similarities between cavities and Subluxation.  In my San Diego Chiropractic office we find it essential to educate our practice members on the devastating affects of Subluxation to the human body.  There is only one cause of Subluxation, stress.  Stress affects the body in many ways but the main ones that we notice are from physical, chemical, and mental stress.  We talk about these three main stressors on a daily basis in our San Diego Chiropractic office.  Lets take each one and break it down.  Physical stress is just what it sounds like and the most common reason for someone to visit our San Diego Chiropractic office.   Physical stress would be an injury, a fall, car accident, sports injury, poor posture, sitting for long periods of time, lifting improperly, to name a few.  Chemical stressors occur from the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the liquids we drink.  These stressors can create issues within our nervous system and eventually symptoms.  The last is mental stress, this is caused by work, financial, family stressors and these continual stressors can really lead to negative trauma to the nervous system and also lead to symptoms.  Individually these stressors can be harmful to the body but when they are compounded together they can be disastrous.

In our San Diego Chiropractors office we teach our practice members not to wait for these stressors to take affect as symptoms but to be proactive and take care of them before you feel the affects.  Symptoms are the way for the body to let you know that things are really getting bad; it’s far too late by then.  San Diego Chiropractic care should be an essential part of your health care like eating and exercising.  If you have an optimally functioning nervous system then you will have an optimally functioning body.  Who would not want that?

I really hope that this short blog will help you make the right decision to get your spine checked today and get on the road to better health.  Give our San Diego Chiropractic office a call today at 858-564-7081.  We invite you to take advantage of our first time patient offer for only $37.  Visit our San Diego Chiropractic office at 6904 Miramar Rd Ste. 214 in sunny San Diego CA, 92121.  We look forward to meeting you!

San Diego Chiropractor – Chiropractors are more than just neck pain and low back pain specialists

Being a San Diego Chiropractor I believe that it is important to educate my practice members on a regular basis.  We will have a specific topic each week.  Topics in the past have been on nutrition, benefits of exercise, headaches, back pain, whiplash injuries, just to name a few.  This weeks’ topic is on neck pain.  Most people realize that a San Diego Chiropractor can help someone with neck pain, but they really have no idea how chiropractic care is beneficial.  Now before I tell you more on how chiropractic care is beneficial for neck pain lets go over a few stats on neck pain.

There was a recent study done on neck pain.  What they did was break up the group into two different categories.  The first category was medical care (using medication or home exercises).  The second group was chiropractic care.  The study was done over a 12-week period.  Following the 12-weeks; the group under chiropractic care showed twice as much improvement to traditional medical care.  This study was a big win for Chiropractic it showed that the benefits of chiropractic outweighs traditional medical care, for neck pain.  The typical medical protocol for neck pain is anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and possibly pain killers.  If that does not work then the person is referred to physical therapy.  But even physical therapists do not have the education on the specific spinal analysis that chiropractors use.  The analysis is key to determining the cause of the pain or symptom.  Our San Diego Chiropractors have the ability to find the cause of the pain or symptom and correct the damage to allow you to feel better.

Most people have no idea what a San Diego Chiropractor really does.  If you were to ask someone on the street they would probably tell you something like, they crack backs or help with back pain.  What San Diego Chiropractors really do has nothing to do with cracking backs at all.  Let me tell you a little about what our San Diego Chiropractors specialize in.  We specialize in improving the function of your nervous system.  You may not know this but your nervous system controls every aspect of your body.  Your heart, lungs, stomach, muscles, hormones, reproductive system, and all other systems are 100% controlled by the nervous system.  Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and the delicate spinal nerves that exit the spine.  The nervous system is completely encased in bone from the skull to the individual spinal bones.  As you can see if the nervous system is completely encased in bone it must be pretty important.  This is very important to our San Diego Chiropractors.  The reason is that if one or more of these spinal bones go out of their normal alignment, pressure will be put on the delicate nerves exiting the spine.  As pressure persists on the nerves symptoms begin to develop these can include, pain, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, lung issues, immune system dysfunction, or digestive issues to name a few.  As a San Diego Chiropractor with our specific analysis of the spine we can detect and correct these spinal misalignments.  Thus removing pressure to the spinal nerves and restoring function to the nervous system.  Once function is restored to the nervous system the body then has the ability to heal naturally and your symptoms subside.  Doesn’t that sound so much better than having to take a medication for the rest of your life!

Our San Diego Chiropractic doctors are spine specialists.  So even though we see patients that have neck pain, low back pain, arm and leg tingling or numbness, and headaches we feel it is important that our patients understand that the pain is only a symptom of the true issue that is spinal damage.  Once our San Diego Chiropractors have fully analyzed your spine we then give you a recommended plan of action to alleviate your pain and get you healthy again.  Our specialty is not just San Diego neck pain specialist rather a full spine approach to healing.

If you have been to other doctors, taken medication, gone through physical therapy, and you are not seeing the results that you want; our San Diego Chiropractic office is what you may need.  Give our San Diego Chiropractic office a call at 858-564-7081!

We invite you to our San Diego Chiropractic office at 6904 Miramar Rd Ste. 214 in sunny San Diego CA, 92121.  We look forward to meeting you!

San Diego Chiropractor – The Importance Of A Healthy Functioning Nervous System

Just the other day I was going over the progress result of a re-exam with a practice member that has been with me for a few months, in my San Diego Chiropractic office.  I was showing her how the function of her nervous system is improving nicely.  In my San Diego Chiropractor office we measure nervous system function by a computerized EMG test.  EMG stands for electromyography, this is a measure of how the muscles along the spine are functioning.  The nerves exiting the spine are directly related to the function of the muscles in the body.  The more tone in the muscles the more dysfunction the nervous system is showing.  This is an objective analysis that our San Diego Chiropractic office we show the improvement on a functional level rather than a subjective level.  Just because someone feels good does not necessarily mean that they are functioning normally.  We know this because we have all known someone who we thought was completely healthy free of any symptoms die of a heart attack.  This is a perfect example of why we do not want to live a life of reactive health rather than living a life of proactive health.   In our San Diego Chiropractor office we educate our practice members on the importance of the body functioning optimally not just feeling good.

Now back to my story of going over the re-exam with my practice member.  Initially she came in to our San Diego Chiropractor office for low back pain.  She was having constant low back pain and it was getting worse when I initially met with her.  At the time of the re-exam her low back pain was completely gone.  She was back to exercising full time and was doing the things that she loved again.  But what I didn’t know had improved until she told me was her digestive issues.  She had been suffering from digestive problems since she was a teenager.  She had been to every specialist, changed her diet, and had tried every medication under the sun.  Nothing was helping her with her digestive problems.  She mentioned to me that she had no digestive issues for the last two weeks.  She asked if there might be any link to what we had been doing for her low back.  I told her absolutely, and here is the reason why.  Our San Diego Chiropractors work specifically with the nervous system.  The nervous system controls every aspect of your body including your digestive system.  Guess what nerves control the healthy function of your digestive system?  That’s right the nerves exiting the lower back.  The nerves in her lower back were being pinched so much that it was blocking the communication to her digestive organs.  As this progressed symptoms started to develop.  Once the symptoms started she went to her physician to find out what was going on.  They never could find out what was happening.  It wasn’t their fault they were just looking in the wrong area.  When she came to our San Diego Chiropractor office we looked in the right area and found the cause of not only her back pain but we also were able to resolve her digestive issues.

Let me give you an example of what normally happens in our Health care system compared to what we do in our San Diego Chiropractor office.  Lets say that you have a garden and you have an irrigation system that constantly waters your garden everyday.  You notice one day that the plants are starting to not look healthy.  So you decide that maybe some bugs are damaging your plants so you put something on the plants to kill the bugs (organic of course).  You notice that it doesn’t work, so then you start to prune the plants and remove any weeds surrounding the garden, and this will definitely help.  That doesn’t work either.  Wait you figure it out the soil needs more fertilizer to help the plants flourish.  That still doesn’t work, you then have a garden specialist come over and they cannot figure it out.  Now you are really stumped.  All you had to do was to take a look at the irrigation system and you would notice that the hose had a kink in it and the garden was not getting enough water.  This may seem like a crazy example but this is what is happening in our Health Care System everyday.  It sounds ludicrous right.  Of course you would be able to tell if there was no water going to the garden.  But this a perfect analogy of how your body works.  The nervous system is what controls the healthy function of your body.  If there is a kink in your nervous system the messages sent from the brain (your master controller over the entire body) will not be able to communicate with the body.  If you decrease the communication your body will become sick or exhibit symptoms.  This is how our San Diego Chiropractor office educates our practice members of the importance of having a healthy functioning nervous system.

As a San Diego Chiropractor it is my job to detect and correct the kinks in your nervous system.  San Diego Chiropractors refer to this condition as Vertebral Subluxation Complex or Subluxation for short.  Once the Subluxations are detected our San Diego Chiropractor can work on correcting the Subluxations.  Depending on the how long the Subluxations have been damaging the spine and nervous system will depend on the timeline for correction.  Our San Diego Chiropractors are specifically trained to analyze your spine and give you the best options for corrections.

If you are sick and tired of suffering from back pain, taking medications, getting injections, or just not getting the answers you need and want, give our San Diego back pain office a call and give us the opportunity to help you.  We invite you to our San Diego Chiropractic office at 6904 Miramar Rd Ste. 214 in sunny San Diego CA, 92121.  We look forward to meeting you!

San Diego Chiropractor – What Do Chiropractors Really Do?

The other day while at a friends get together someone asked me why I chose to become a Chiropractor.  We got into a long conversation on what it means to me to be a San Diego Chiropractor.  Being a San Diego Chiropractor has been the best decision I have ever made other than getting married to my wonderful wife.  What I have found is that most people have no idea what I do as a San Diego Chiropractor, so I thought I would take some time and tell you a little about what I do.

As a San Diego Chiropractor my main purpose is to enhance the lives of all my practice members with Chiropractic care.  You see San Diego Chiropractors work with the function of the nervous system.  The nervous system controls every aspect of your body including muscles, organs, tissues, and all systems of the body.  The nervous system is surrounded and protected by bone, specifically your spinal column.  The spine has the ability to move which means that one or more of the bones can move out of alignment.  The misalignment puts undue stress or tension to the delicate nerves exiting the spine; San Diego Chiropractors refer to this phenomenon as “Subluxation.”  These nerves are the extension of the spinal cord and send messages out to the different areas of the body.  Stress or tension to the nerve will eventually lead to symptoms.  These symptoms include back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, headaches, stomach issues, digestive problems, increased blood pressure, allergies, asthma, reduced immune system function, and much more.

Chiropractors are the only professionals specifically trained to detect “Subluxations.”  Once detected San Diego Chiropractors will correct the “Subluxations.”  Once corrected the tension and stress to the nerve is removed and normal function is restored.  Normal function of the nervous system leads to optimal health, improved immune function, no back pain, improved cardiovascular function, improved lung function, optimal healing, and so on.  So as you can see if your spine is free of “Subluxations” your body will function optimally and you will be healthier.

It is our goal as your San Diego Chiropractor to remove any and all “Subluxations.”   If you are free of “Subluxations” you will be healthier.

After going through this whole concept he really started to understand the benefits of Chiropractic.  Like most people he had thought that Chiropractic was only for back pain.  The great thing is that our San Diego Chiropractic office is really good at alleviating back pain, but there is so much more that we can do.

Our practice members have gotten off medication, relief from headaches/migraines, relief from colitis/diverticulitis, relief from acid reflux, relief of allergies/asthma, and so on.  But here is the deal our San Diego Chiropractic office is not about eliminating symptoms we are about enhancing your bodies ability to function better so that you will be healthier.  Your body has an amazing ability to heal on its own, if given the right opportunity to heal.  The best opportunity to allow your body to heal naturally is being free of any “Subluxations.”

Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms whatsoever it is still good for you to get your spine checked by a San Diego Chiropractor.  Don’t wait until symptoms arrive take a proactive approach to your health.  Getting your spine checked regularly will ensure a healthy functioning body.

As you can see a San Diego Chiropractor can do so much more than just pain relief to keep you healthy and being under Chiropractic care is an essential part of being healthy.  Don’t wait until it is too late getting under care now is so much better and healthier for you than waiting until pain.

If you would like to learn more about our San Diego Chiropractic office give us a call we would be happy to educate you more on the healthy benefits of Chiropractic care.  I invite you to our San Diego Chiropractic office at 6904 Miramar Rd Ste. 214 in sunny San Diego CA, 92121.

San Diego Chiropractor – Active Posture Chiropractic

This is my first article posting for my Chiropractic office Active Posture Chiropractic.  Being a San Diego Chiropractor is an honor.  I get to help my practice members live a better quality of life.  We have helped our practice members with back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, leg and arm pain, and even numbness and tingling of the hands and feet.  The reason why Chiropractic care is so beneficial to the many symptoms above is because these symptoms are due to interference in the nervous system.  As a San Diego Chiropractor I work with allowing your nervous system to function optimally.

The nervous system is your master controller of the entire body.   The nervous system is made up by the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves.  The brain communicates with the body by way of the spinal cord and spinal nerves.  The messages are sent to all areas of the body.  For example a message is sent from the brain to the muscles of your arm to shake someone’s hand.  Then a message is sent back to your brain letting the brain know that the movement was done.  All the organs of the body work the same way.  A message is sent to your lungs to breath and then a return message is sent to your brain letting your brain know that action was completed.  These messages are sent faster than the speed of light.  These simple but required messages are happening constantly, without you having to think about it.  Could you imagine if you had to tell your lungs to breath or your heart to beat?  You would die within the first five minutes.  Your body does this naturally without you having to think about it.  This is all done by way of the nervous system.  What do you think would happen if these messages were interfered with?  How do you think your body would function?  As a San Diego Chiropractor these interferences are what I am concerned with.

The nervous system is protected by bone called spinal vertebrae.  The spinal vertebrae are moveable.  Since these bones can move there is potential of the bones moving out of their specific alignment.  When this occurs the nerve exiting the spine gets pinched or irritated.  The nerves are very delicate and depending on the amount of pressure will determine the type of symptoms you will experience.  The nerve is broken down into three categories muscle function, organ and system function, and pain or sensation.  Muscle and organ function make up 90% of the nerve the remaining is pain or sensation function.  If the nerve gets pinched unless more than 90% is being pinched pain will never be experienced.  If the irritation on the nerve is less than 90% other symptoms will be experienced.  Symptoms could be muscle tension or spasms, muscle weakness, or symptoms in the organs themselves.  For example high or low blood pressure could develop, digestive problems, liver problems, reproductive issues, hormonal imbalances, or problems with your immune system.   The longer the nerve is irritated the more symptoms will develop.

San Diego Chiropractors are the only doctors specifically trained to detect and correct misaligned spinal segments or Subluxations.  A Subluxation is spinal bone out of its normal alignment causing nerve irritation.  As a San Diego Chiropractor it is my job to make sure that my practice members are free of Subluxations.  Subluxations are what cause the body to be unhealthy.  The longer the Subluxation stays in your body the more unhealthy you will become.  Being under regular San Diego Chiropractic care will allow you to be Subluxation free and allow you to live a healthier lifestyle.

These are some of the conditions that our San Diego Chiropractor office has shown to be helpful with:

– Neck Pain

– Low Back Pain

– Headaches

– Mid Back Pain

– Shoulder & Arm Pain

– Hip & Leg Pain

– Migraines

– Arm & Hands Numbness/Tingling

– Hip & Leg Numbness/Tingling

– Sciatica

– Arthritis

– Poor Posture

– Pregnancy Related Problems

– Chiropractic for Children

– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

– Knee Pain

– Foot Pain

– Digestive Issues

– Any Many More…

The worse thing you can do is to wait until you have pain before ever getting your spine checked.  It is much smarter to get your spine checked by a San Diego Chiropractor before pain occurs.  Even smarter to get your entire family checked regularly.

I hope this article enlightens you more on the benefits of Chiropractic care, and why a San Diego Chiropractor should be part of your health and wellness.  If you would like to learn more give our office a call and schedule your first appointment.  I would be happy to be your San Diego Chiropractor.  I invite you to our San Diego Chiropractic office at 6904 Miramar Rd Ste. 214 in sunny San Diego CA, 92121.