Many people that suffer from back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related issues end up living with the pain for years before they decide to do something about it. Whether you’re experiencing pain for the first time or have been dealing with it for a while, stop in and visit a chiropractor to help you diagnose and fix the pain you’re experiencing.
A chiropractor is a professional in the healthcare industry that focuses on identifying neuromuscular disorders and providing treatment to correct them. This typically involves manually manipulating or adjusting the spine to correct issues with the spine. This chiropractic adjustment and chiropractic treatment allow patients to alleviate the pain they are experiencing in areas like the lower back, neck, and other areas around the spine.
Our chiropractic services include:
- Low Back Pain Treatment
- Whiplash Injury Treatment
- Sciatica Treatment
- Herniated Disc Treatment
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- And much more
What can you expect with a chiropractor? Chiropractors in our NCHS network focus on helping you identify the origin of the problem you are experiencing, as well as giving you the treatment necessary to eliminate or reduce the pain.
Chiropractors focus on an overall assessment of the spine and muscles surrounding it. This is especially prevalent for pain around the lower back and neck regions that patients experience. After the assessment has been completed, the chiropractor will further examine the area you are experiencing troubles with.
After an examination and discussion with your chiropractor, you can begin “adjustments” as a form of treatment. The chiropractor will use a series of “manual adjustments” to correct the alignment of the spine, depending on where you are currently experiencing pain. There are a variety of ways that a chiropractor can provide additional treatment, such as the application of heat/ice, electrical stimulation, orthotic supports (e.g., in your shoes), exercises for rehabilitation, changes to diet, and more.
Give us a call today to learn more about the services that a chiropractor can offer based on the pain or discomfort you are experiencing in regions around your spine.
Bonus Benefits of Chiropractic Care
When thinking about getting treatment from a chiropractor, San Diego and Riverside patients normally only think it’s about the spine, pain in the back and neck regions, and complications with nearby muscles. While a big part of chiropractic visits are related to these regions, there are other benefits to visiting a San Diego chiropractor beyond neck and back pain or for spine issues.
Chiropractic treatment can also provide relief to other health conditions and issues due to the way chiropractic treatment works. The spine houses nerves that connect the brain to the rest of the body. In other words, the spine is responsible for protecting the communication between the brain and every other “system” in your body.
Over time, these nerves and pathways to-and-from the brain can become pinched or compressed in some way. This could happen naturally from aging, as a result of rigorous sports and/or work, or from a moderate to severe injury. The result is a reduced communication between the brain and those systems, causing decreased effectiveness of those systems and organs.
Through chiropractic care, you’ll see an improvement to those bodily systems and an improvement in overall health.
Below are just a handful of the bonus benefits of chiropractic care:
- Improved blood pressure and a reduction in the negative symptoms associated with high blood pressure: fatigue, anxiety, dizziness, and nausea.
- Relief from headaches, including tension headaches and migraines.
- Improvement of neurological condition systems.
- Helps with acid reflux and infections.
- Reduction in vertigo symptoms (dizziness and nausea).
- Athletic performance improvement by reducing and pain, tension, and inflammation associated with the activity.
These are just a small handful of the benefits tied to receiving a chiropractic adjustment. Even if you do not have an injury related to sports, accidents, bad posture, or aging, there are still great reasons to visit a chiropractor on a periodic or regular basis.
Feeling versus Function
Although most people first visit a chiropractor in San Diego due to neck pain, back pain, headaches, or other feelings of discomfort, chiropractic treatment is about far more than how you feel. San Diego chiropractors absolutely want you to feel better—all of your doctors do! But chiropractors, more than most, know that how you feel isn’t always an indication of how your body is functioning. Most people have heard stories of others who were seemingly healthy but then received a life-changing diagnosis. They may have felt fine for the most part, but their body was not functioning correctly and cancer cells or another disease was ravaging their body’s systems and causing severe dysfunction and sickness.
When your body is functioning optimally, you will have more peace of mind that how you feel is a proper indicator of your actual health. With chiropractic treatment from an NCHS chiropractor in San Diego, your brain will be able to communicate more effectively with the rest of your body, leading to better function within all your body’s systems. Not only will this minimize pain and discomfort, but it will also help your body function better so you can experience improved health and wellness.
What to Expect from a Chiropractic Adjustment
If you’ve just begun searching for a “chiropractor near me” and have never had a chiropractic adjustment before, you may be uncertain about the entire process. NCHS chiropractors in San Diego often practice different adjustment techniques, so what you experience with one chiropractor might vary slightly from what you experience from another. However, the basic practice of all chiropractic treatment is the same, so your chiropractic adjustment should generally happen in this way.
Your San Diego chiropractor will first assess your spine for misalignments. They may do this with digital imaging technology, a handheld scanning device, or their hands. They are trained to be able to identify misalignments manually, and once they locate one, they will perform a chiropractic adjustment, either with their hands or with an adjusting tool. You may receive one chiropractic adjustment per appointment or several. You may be reassessed during the appointment and adjusted again. Your chiropractic adjustment may involve your chiropractor pushing on the areas around your spine, twisting your body slightly, or applying force to specific areas of the spine. Chiropractic adjustments may not be incredibly comfortable and they may take your breath away on occasion, but they should never be painful. You may experience slight soreness after a chiropractic adjustment, but that is simply due to your muscles adjusting to the new alignment of your spine.
During your appointments, your chiropractor in San Diego will discuss your progress, your pain levels, and any specific questions or concerns you have about your chiropractic treatment. Be sure to be honest with your San Diego chiropractor and ask any questions you may have about your chiropractic adjustments.
Regular Visits Create the Best Results
When visiting the chiropractor for the first time, it’s not uncommon to feel significant relief from pain, tension, and discomfort depending on the injury or severity of the misalignment of the spine. However, when it comes to seeing an overall improvement in both recovery and in general health, regular visits are recommended. Due to the nature of the body, adjustments will start to revert back to its “old” position over time. Recurring chiropractic care helps to “teach” the body where the spine should be.
The recommended frequency of visits will vary from person to person, due to the fact that every individual is different and has different health injuries or conditions. Immediately after an injury, more frequent visits may be required for best results. Talk to your doctor or chiropractor about how often you should see a “chiropractor near me” for the results you want.
NCHS Chiropractor Locations
Are you asking yourself, “where is a chiropractor near me?” Give us a call for assistance or find our chiropractor, San Diego and Riverside locations in the NCHS network can be found below:
- 150 Valpreda Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
- (760) 736-6767
- 619 Crouch St., Suite 100, Oceanside, CA 92054
- (760) 736-6767
- 2210 Mesa Drive, Suite #300, Oceanside, CA 92054
- (760) 736-6767
- 1130 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
- (760) 736-6767
- 220 Rotanzi Street, Ramona, CA 92065
- (760) 736-6767
- 1675 N Perris Blvd, Suite G1, Perris, CA 92571
- (951) 956-2400
Give us a call today to “find a chiropractor near me”! We can help you to find a conveniently located chiropractor. San Diego is home to many health centers in our NCHS network for a variety of medical needs.