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 – 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.