CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN IRVINE
Are you ready to unlock your body’s innate ability to heal itself and eliminate pain?
Our chiropractic team in Irvine, CA, would love to help with their caring and effective chiropractic adjustments and protocols.
And to provide more choice and convenience, OC Wellness Physicians Group has four clinic locations to serve you with quality care: Irvine, Orange, Westminster, and Huntington Beach, CA.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Chiropractic providers use manual manipulations and other proven modalities to safely, naturally, and effectively help your body heal and keep itself in prime condition.
Doctors of chiropractic study and treat the mechanical issues within the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. Many physical ailments originate in the spine, such as neck pain, back pain, and nerve issues. When the spine is misaligned, there’s an interruption in the normal communication flow between the brain and body. That’s when physical problems can arise.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE PUTS YOUR BODY IN PROPER ALIGNMENT
When there are blocks in the nervous system from misalignment, your body can’t operate at its optimal state. This misalignment may lead to pain and other health problems.
WHY DOES YOUR SPINE BECOME MISALIGNED?
Several factors can lead to spinal misalignments, such as poor posture, overuse, and physical trauma. Even everyday living causes stress and strain on the spine.
Sometimes, chemical trauma from poor nutrition or drugs may be to blame. However, emotional trauma, including stress, is sometimes the culprit. Not surprisingly, physical stress, an injury, sitting too long in front of a computer, illness, and other factors may be behind the issue..
Our experienced, talented Irvine chiropractors will determine the cause of your spinal misalignment and take the necessary steps to correct it.
WHY DOES SPINAL ALIGNMENT MATTER?
There are 24 movable segments called vertebrae that make up your spine. Each one has to support your body’s weight and protect the delicate nerves that make up the central nervous system.
The central nervous system is the master controller, responsible for all of your bodily functions. It also plays a crucial role in adapting to external and internal influences, profoundly impacting your ability to stay healthy.
The nerves of the central nervous system pass through the vertebrae via holes called foramen. When the spine is in alignment, the nerves can properly communicate information from one body part to another. However, when misalignments occur, nerves can get pinched, which can cause a variety of problems throughout the body.
CORRECTING SPINAL MISALIGNMENTS
Our expert Irvine chiropractic team performs various techniques for each patient using the most effective methods.
In some instances, when pain is severe, we offer manipulation under anesthesia in our surgical center. It’s safely performed under light sedation to help the body completely relax and allow a precise adjustment with profound effects.
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WHAT IS THE DCT TECHNIQUE USED IN OUR IRVINE CLINIC?
There are several types of techniques used in chiropractic care. The most common is the diversified technique (DCT), more commonly called manual adjustment or spinal manipulation.
It’s a hands-on technique where the chiropractor works directly with the body to restore movement and alignment to the spine and joints. The diversified method involves using a short (low-amplitude), quick (high-velocity) thrust over one restricted joint at a time. The benefits of this type of adjustment:
- Restore spinal alignment
- Repair joint dysfunction
- Enhance proper movement
WHAT IS THE DROP TABLE METHOD?
At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group in Irvine, we also use the drop table method for specific conditions or for those who prefer not to be manually adjusted.
This technique uses a unique table with sections that can be lifted a few inches and dropped down. In contrast to DCT, the movement is low-velocity with the assistance of gravity. It’s ideal for several conditions:
- Acute/chronic low back pain
- Hip adjustments
- Kyphotic neck curve (“hunchback”)
- Pregnant women
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH
The benefits of chiropractic care go beyond pain management. Feeling healthy is much more than the absence of pain. A total wellness approach, including chiropractic care, can help you function at your best.
Similar to getting dental check-ups and cleanings to keep your teeth healthy and help prevent issues, regular chiropractic visits and a healthy lifestyle can catch minor problems before they become more significant.
We want to help you get the most out of an active, healthy lifestyle, keeping your body strong while preventing illnesses and injuries.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN
What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?
Chronic pain is the type that endures—it doesn’t come and go. Pain that lasts longer than a few months is considered chronic. This type of issue often results from nerve damage or arthritis.
Acute pain comes on suddenly and is usually a result of an accident, a sports injury, or a fall resulting in a sprain or twisted joint.
We help you get back to living a pain-free life. The OC Wellness Physicians chiropractors in Irvine will evaluate your pain and its cause and work with you to determine your best course of treatment.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SPORTS INJURY REHABILITATION IN IRVINE
Performing at your best is important to you, and we’re here to help you with your sports performance goals.
Chiropractic care isn’t limited to helping with back issues. It can also help prevent injuries to your joints, neck, shoulders, knees, and ankles. All parts of your body work better when your spine is correctly aligned. Your body can experience decreased inflammation and reduced muscle tension, allowing the nervous system to function at its best.
Imagine healing faster after a sports injury and getting back to doing what you love sooner. Instead of masking the pain and inflammation with medication, which can lead to further risk and damage, we help athletes get back in alignment and allow the body to heal faster, naturally.
At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group in Irvine, we work with athletes to review their symptoms, perform a complete evaluation, and create a customized plan to get them back on their feet, feeling good, and able to perform at their best again.
WHAT SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS DOES CHIROPRACTIC CARE TREAT?
The practice of chiropractic care and the conditions it helps treat are wide-reaching. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pain and address many common conditions, such as:
- Arm, Elbow, & Hand Pain or Numbness
- Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
- Auto Injury
- Back Pain
- Bulging Disc & Herniated Disc
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Wrist Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disorder
- Elbow Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Hip Pain
- Leg, Knee, Ankle, & Foot Pain
- Leg Length Discrepancy
- Myofascial Pain
- Neck Pain
- Personal Injury
- Pinched Nerves
- Piriformis Syndrome
- “Pins and Needles”
- Sciatic Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Sports Injury
- TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint Pain
- Work Injury
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST CHIROPRACTIC VISIT TO OUR IRVINE LOCATION?
At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group in Irvine, we offer a holistic approach to your care. Our chiropractic doctors work directly with our medical doctors and physical therapy staff to provide comprehensive patient care. As a result, our patients receive the best care and better results from a combination of treatments if necessary.
But first, we want to know about you and what you are experiencing.
Here’s a summary of what to expect during your initial appointment:
- Let’s talk – we want to know how you are feeling, what you are experiencing, and what you’d like to improve.
- You’ll fill out a detailed health history.
- We will perform an examination and a series of tests.
- X-rays or other in-house imaging will be taken if needed.
- Our staff will develop an initial diagnosis.
- Our doctors will provide recommended options for a treatment plan.
- Our staff will contact your insurance company about coverage if you are using insurance. We have flexible cash options and easy-pay financing plans if you are not using insurance.
We’ll personalize your chiropractic treatment plan specific to you and your current situation. Since we use a comprehensive approach to pain management, your care will be complemented with physical therapy, trigger point therapy, massage, and other pain management modalities.
You’re always involved in your treatment care each step of the way. We treat and manage your symptoms for immediate relief and long-term success, all in one place.
Let’s get you feeling good again!
Frequently Asked Questions
The number of chiropractic visits will depend on your specific condition and treatment goals. Some patients experience relief after just one or two visits, while others may need ongoing care to manage their condition. Your expert chiropractor will be able to recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals.
Yes, chiropractic care is considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed chiropractor. However, as with any medical treatment, potential risks and side effects should be considered. These may include temporary soreness or discomfort following an adjustment. It’s essential to inform your chiropractor of any medical conditions or medications you are taking, as certain conditions may contraindicate chiropractic care or require special precautions. Your chiropractor can advise you on whether chiropractic care is safe based on your circumstances.
We are located at 17264 Red Hill Ave, Irvine, CA 92614, between McGaw Ave. and Alton Parkway.
What should I expect when I make a chiropractic appointment at OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group in Irvine?
Making an appointment is easy with our online scheduler or a quick call to our Irvine office. We want to get to know you and how we can help you the best. Once you arrive, you’ll fill out a detailed health history, and our on-staff chiropractor will perform an examination and a series of tests. You may need X-rays or other in-house imaging. Our team will develop an initial diagnosis and provide recommended options for a treatment plan if needed.