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Oct 2017
Man at desk with back pain - Chiropractor Hillcrest

Chiropractic care functions not only as a preventive method, but also as injury treatment technique. If you’re experiencing back pain, here are some reasons to contact your reliable chiropractor Hillcrest for consultations.

Chiropractic care helps avoid back surgery

According to a recent study conducted by the journal Spine, visiting a chiropractor can help avoid back surgery. In fact, it is more likely for a patient to undergo surgery after visiting a doctor of medicine than after paying a visit to the chiropractor. Almost 43% of those who consulted their physician had back surgery, as opposed to the roughly 1.5% of those who opted for chiropractic treatment.

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31
Oct 2017
Woman Having a Stressful Day

All of us accumulate stress on a daily basis. There are many causes of stress, work being the most frequent. But there are also many other stress-causing problems – money, love, school, illness… In fact, it has become so common that we perceive it as the new normal of the fast-paced world we live in. Although many seem to have their own coping methods, be it binge watching favorite TV shows, reading a book or going for a run, have you ever thought of a different way? Have you ever asked yourself “Hey, could a chiropractor near me help?” Well, if you haven’t, you should have.

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04
Oct 2017
Woman Having Massage - Chiropractor Carmel Mountain Ranch

One of the best things about massage therapy is that there is absolutely no downside to having a massage from time to time or as often as you like. The benefits you’d be deriving from it are so amazing that it should, without a doubt, be incorporated in your overall wellness routine.

So don’t wait any longer! Find a massage therapist that Carmel Mountain Ranch residents trust and relish the sheer magic of massage therapy!

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02
Oct 2017
Woman on Acupuncture Session - Acupuncture Hillcrest San Diego

You might have some vague knowledge of acupuncture based on movies and therefore you may think it’s just New Age hogwash without actual merits. But nothing could be further from the truth. Even professional athletes use acupuncture for its numerous benefits, so why wouldn’t you set aside your skepticism and discover its amazing potential?

With certified, professional providers of acupuncture, Hillcrest, San Diego, you’ll see for yourself how much your body and mind can benefit from it. Just like chiropractic in general, you can reap the benefits of acupuncture even if you feel no pain whatsoever.

What’s more, this type of treatment is completely safe and does not interfere with the effect of medication or other forms of treatment. The bottom line is, there’s absolutely no reason why (brace yourself for a pun) you shouldn’t give it a shot!

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24
Aug 2017
People gesturing thumbs up - Feldenkrais San Diego

It might sound hackneyed but the Romans had it right – a healthy mind in a healthy body. Not only does physical fitness contribute to our overall health, but also nourishes the soul and even boosts brain functions. This is the philosophy behind Feldenkrais.

Whether you have suffered a serious injury, want to get rid of stubborn pain or simply want to find a new and unorthodox exercise routine, Feldenkrais might just be the right thing for you! Read on to find out more about the method and its benefits. You’re bound to be intrigued enough to look for Feldenkrais in San Diego and give it a try.

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24
Aug 2017
Chiropractor Mira Mesa Showing a Skeleton Model of the Spine to Patient

It happens to the best of us – one day you’re 18 without a care in the world and good posture is the last thing on your mind, the next you’re pushing 50 and can hardly sit up straight or bend your knees without grunting. It simply can’t be helped. Or can it? If you live in Mira Mesa, you might want to pay a visit to a local chiropractor and see for yourself that they can do wonders. But what type of chiropractic do you need?

We’ve previously discussed how chiropractic can have a beneficial effect on the whole body, not just treat your neck and lower back pain. Depending on why you want to reach out to a chiropractor, you may opt for an injury chiropractic treatment (in case of injury, to help you out with any aches and pains) or preventative maintenance chiropractor treatment (focusing on spinal correction, injury prevention, and health maintenance).

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Jul 2017
Hand Massage - Active Release Technique San Diego CA

Various conditions can result from repetitive use, muscle strain or acute trauma, ranging from shoulder pain to carpal tunnel syndrome. For instance, muscle overuse leads to the appearance of adhesions/fibrosis in the soft tissue, causing acute conditions such as pulls and tears, micro-trauma (the accumulation of small tears), or hypoxia (lack of oxygen). As a result, dense scar tissue is formed in the affected area, ‘’binding up’’ the tissues and causing muscles to shorten and become weaker, reducing the range of motion and causing pain.

 

Active Release Techniques (ART) is regarded as a gold standard for treating soft tissue injuries. This treatment focuses primarily on relieving the tension built-up in the soft tissue through the removal of adhesions/fibrosis. In essence, ART is a soft tissue movement-based technique. It is used both in diagnostics and treatment.

 

Active Release Technique is gaining ground in San Diego CA due to its proven efficiency and long-term benefits. Read on to find out more about this state-of-the-art treatment!

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17
Jul 2017
Chiropractor doing neck adjustment - Chiropractor Carmel Valley

Most people wrongly assume that chiropractic care is only efficient for lower-back and neck pain. Chiropractic may have focused solely on these issues at its onset but has since significantly expanded its scope of application. As traditional medicine progressed so did chiropractic; new insights into the functioning of the nervous and the immune system opened up many possibilities for chiropractic care to evolve.

The musculoskeletal system and its effect on the whole body are chiropractic focal points, with chiropractors regarded as specialists in musculoskeletal injuries. Additionally, chiropractors focus on how the issues in the nervous system affect the musculoskeletal system and vice versa.

Chiropractors are trained in techniques that boost the wellness and well-being of the whole body in addition to the directly treated areas, such as the lower back or neck. Still, there are certain ailments that are reserved for MDs, such as infections, fractures, broken bones, tumor and surgeries in general.

Let’s take a look at the areas in which chiropractic has proved its long-term efficiency.

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