Who Can Chiropractic Help?

People have been turning to chiropractic health care for over a century. They have sought treatment for a wide variety of ailments, from migraines to heel pain. The following is a brief summary of circumstances where chiropractic is an appropriate health-care choice.

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YOU FEEL FINE

Even if you feel as though you're operating at 110% or better, chiropractic can help you maintain your desired level of health and fitness. You may currently have spinal irregularities that exhibit no symptoms whatsoever. However, problems may arise in the future.  Just as regular maintenance visits are recommended for your car, and regular dental cleanings and check-ups are recommended for your teeth, regular chiropractic check-ups can help detect and prevent spinal stress or joint disorders.

YOU ARE PREGNANT

The additional weight and stress on the framework of the body during pregnancy can cause pain in almost any part of the body.

Because pregnant women are often reluctant to take any over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers, they often turn to chiropractic care to help alleviate pains associated with pregnancy. In addition, we can also offer lifestyle (especially nutrition and exercise) advice specific to the expectant mother.

More and more new parents are trusting the innate wisdom of the body. They’re looking for a professional who can partner with them, supply information, coach, encourage and use natural approaches that honor mother and baby.

We’d like to be that resource for you.

YOU HAVE A "LITTLE ONE"

Babies and children grow quickly, and their muscles, ligaments, and bones develop rapidly. A jump, tumble, or fall can jar the body, affect the spine (and possibly the nervous system), and then go undetected for years. Even simple factors, such as a heavy backpack or an ill-fitting car seat, can have negative effects on a child's health.

With these things in mind, it's evident that babies and children have much to gain from chiropractic care. Regular spinal exams can provide corrective and preventive care for "little ones," as well as peace of mind for the parent.

Parents of small children also have much to gain. We can offer advice regarding how to pick up and carry a child and, for post-partum mothers, an assessment of any structural changes that may have occurred during pregnancy, labor, and/or delivery.

YOU HAVE A "BIG ONE" (Teens)

Teenagers' bodies are also growing at a rapid rate. This, combined with the fact that teenagers often think they are invincible, sets them up for a wide range of physical problems.

Imagine your teenager hearing from someone other than you the benefits of proper diet, exercise, posture, and other good lifestyle habits! With regular visits to your doctor of chiropractic, your "big one" will have a body that is structurally and functionally sound, and head start on a life of good health.

YOU HAVE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT

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You're in your car, relaxed, waiting at a stoplight. Suddenly you hear a screeching of tires behind you and the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. Before you can brace yourself, you feel your car moving forward from some unseen force! You've been rear-ended.

What happens in these few seconds can have tragic consequences. And what you do about it in the next hours, days and weeks can forever affect your health.

Don't minimize your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. An immediate chiropractic examination is essential. Pain pills won't heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers won't heal torn muscles.

Trauma can cause spinal misalignments in the body which can in turn distort your structure and irritate your nerves, bones, ligaments and discs. Any accident, no matter how minor, can create nerve-damaging misalignments. We can give you a spinal check-up to ensure that your spine is free from these health-compromising changes and to prevent any long-term damage.

YOU HAVE A SPORTS-RELATED OR WORK-RELATED INJURY

When a misalignment has been caused by repetitive stress or overuse at work or play, spinal nerves may be impeded. This may in turn negatively affect one's range of motion, strength, reflexes, endurance, and, ultimately, performance. Chiropractic can help your body restore normal nerve function and help you get back to your peak in both play and work.


SPORTS

Most athletic teams from baseball, hockey, soccer, water polo, swimming, gymnastics to dance have their athletes treated with Chiropractic care because it helps.  Dr. Wong has also worked on many other types of athletes from football players to marathon runners.  Dr. Wong welcomes dancers and all athletes to Chiropractic care and looks forward to meeting you.

DANCE

Dance is an art form based on proper body alignment to perform beautiful feats of agility and strength.  Chiropractic is a healthcare system based on proper body alignment to promote optimal health and body performance.

The rigors of dance cause alterations in joint alignments, whether the joint is in your foot or in your spine.  These alterations prevent proper joint motion and may cause injury and muscle tightness.

Chiropractors are specifically trained and educated in applying biomechanical treatments that will affect the body's neurology to improve a dancer’s abilities.

YOU ARE SIMPLY IN PAIN

Interruption of proper nerve flow, for whatever reason, can eventually lead to pain, disability, and an overall decrease in the quality of life. You don't need to live with it— we can help you get to the root of the problem, set your body up to heal, and restore your health.

Pain is a warning sign and may not show up for many years.

Pain is a warning sign. Like the piercing sound from a smoke alarm, the alarm isn't the problem. The alarm has a cause, just like every ache or pain has a cause. Some people choose to cover up the pain instead of correcting the cause. What's your approach?  It makes sense to correct the cause instead of treating the symptom.

YOU ARE IN YOUR "GOLDEN YEARS"

There are numerous physical problems associated with aging, and drugs and surgery are often prescribed to treat these problems. There is little, if any, attention paid to actually fixing these problems— and little or no emphasis on preventing them.

But you need not succumb. Chiropractors understand the effects of aging and have been helping folks deal with the aches and pains associated with aging for decades. As with other patients, we diagnose the ailment, determine what's causing it, and then choose from a variety of gentle therapeutic techniques to alleviate it.

We can also guide you through simple changes in your lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise, stress management) that can greatly improve the quality of your life. Old habits are hard to break, but it's never too late to start healthy habits.


Call our Orinda Family Chiropractors today 925-258-0850 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Orinda Family Chiropractic: drjasonwong@orindachiro.com or our team at info@orindachiro.com