CHIROPRACTIC 

Unlock the body’s innate ability to heal itself and eliminate pain with effective chiropractic adjustments.

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?

Chiropractic providers use manual manipulations and other proven modalities to safely, naturally, and effectively help your body heal itself and keep it 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 brain and body. That’s when physical problems can arise.

OUR BODIES WANT TO BE IN PROPER ALIGNMENT

When there are blocks in the nervous system from misalignment, the body can’t operate at its optimal state. 

WHY DOES THE SPINE BECOME MISALIGNED?

Your spine may become misaligned for several reasons. Sometimes, chemical trauma from poor nutrition or drugs may be to blame. Emotional trauma, including stress, is sometimes the culprit. Not surprisingly, physical stress due to an injury, poor posture, sitting too long in front of a computer, and other factors may be behind the issue. Our experienced, talented 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, which profoundly impacts 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. When misalignments occur, nerves can get pinched, which can cause a variety of problems throughout the body.

CORRECTING SPINAL MISALIGNMENTS

 Our expert chiropractic team performs a wide variety of techniques, using the most effective methods for each patient. 

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. 

WHAT IS THE DCT TECHNIQUE? 

There are several types of techniques used in chiropractic care. The most common is the diversified technique (DCT), or more commonly called the 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 technique 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, we also use the drop table method. For certain conditions or those who prefer not to be manually adjusted, the drop table method is a great alternative. 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:

  • Acute/chronic low back pain
  • Hip adjustments
  • Kyphotic neck curve (“hunchback”)
  • Children
  • 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 before they arise, regular chiropractic visits and a healthy lifestyle can catch small problems before they become bigger ones. Consistent treatments help prevent more aggressive measures in the future, like invasive surgery and pain-management drugs. 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 of pain that endures — it doesn’t come and go. Pain that lasts longer than a few months is considered chronic. Many times this type of issue is the result of nerve damage or arthritis. 

Acute pain comes on suddenly and is usually a result of an accident, a sports injury, or perhaps a fall resulting in a sprain or twisted joint.

We don’t think you have to put up with pain or discomfort and want you to get back to living a pain-free life. The chiropractors at OC Wellness Physicians will perform a complete evaluation of your pain and its cause and work with you to determine the best treatment course. 

CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SPORTS INJURY REHABILITATION

We want you to be able to perform at your best. Chiropractic care isn’t limited to 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 being able to heal faster after a sports injury and get 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, we work with athletes to review their symptoms, perform a full 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 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
  • Dizziness
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Hip Pain
  • Leg, Knee, Ankle, & Foot Pain 
  • Leg Length Discrepancy
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Personal Injury
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • “Pins and Needles”
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injury
  • TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Whiplash
  • Work Injury

 WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST VISIT?

At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, we have a well-rounded, holistic approach to your care. Our chiropractic doctors work directly with our medical doctors and physical therapy staff to provide comprehensive patient care. We believe that 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.
  • If you are using insurance, our staff will contact your insurance company about coverage. If you are not using insurance, we have flexible cash options and easy-pay financing plans available. 

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 can treat and manage your symptoms for both immediate relief and long-term success, all in one place. 

Let’s get you feeling good again!

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