About Chiropractic

What is chiropractic?

From the Greek "to do by hand", chiropractic aims to eliminate the cause of your problem, not just mask the symptoms. Chiropractors, use spinal manipulation to revitalize the body's own natural healing process. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!

How can a chiropractor help?

Spinal manipulation may get rid of the nerve interference that is causing your pain by allowing your body's tissues and organs to function fully. If you are experiencing headaches, back pain or tingling in your arms and legs, you probably belong to the 90 percent of the population that suffers from some type of subluxation causing pressure or irritation to nearby nerves. Chiropractic care may be your solution.

Should I see a chiropractor after I've been injured in a car accident?

The aches and pains felt after an accident may be an indication that your spine and surrounding tissue may have suffered an injury. Left untreated, these injuries may be the source of future pain, arthritis and other chronic conditions. Symptoms may not appear for a few days after the injury has occurred, therefore, it is in your best interest to contact a Pacific Coast Injury Group chiropractor immediately for an appointment.

What can I expect from my first visit to a chiropractor?

You will complete a health history form, which you and your chiropractor will review. Your Pacific Coast Injury Group chiropractor will acquaint you with the type of treatment you will need and may order diagnostic tests, if necessary. With the use of a spinal exam and x-rays, your chiropractor will also observe your posture and the curve and alignment of your spine.

Will it hurt?

Since spinal manipulation uses gentle, specific pressure, you should feel very little, if any, pain or discomfort. In fact, many people experience a sense of relief after their first visit. There are a variety of methods used in chiropractic care to analyze and adjust the spine. Your Pacific Coast Injury Group chiropractor will choose the most effective technique for you. Some of these techniques include Thompson, Cox (flexion distraction) and Med-x Spinal Rehabilitation. Your chiropractor will make sure the adjustment is as comfortable as possible. For a demonstration of how gentle a chiropractic adjustment can be, see the video link below of our Mission Valley Chiropractor treating a patient with a typical chiropractic adjustment.

How often will I need to visit my chiropractor?

Some patients may require a short series of adjustments, while others may require treatment for an extended period of time. It is in your best interest to contact a Pacific Coast Injury Group chiropractor immediately to determine the best treatment plan for you.

How long before I am better?

The healing process varies from person to person, and depending on your diagnosis, relief is not always immediate. You may begin to feel relief even after your first visit. However, depending upon your diagnosis our highly skilled practitioners will provide you with an individually designed treatment plan. To learn more about your plan for healing, call your Pacific Coast Injury Group chiropractor today.

Will insurance cover the cost?

Many major medical, automobile and workers compensation policies cover visits to the chiropractor.

Can my chiropractor treat all types of health problems?

No, if your problem is not a chiropractic problem, your Pacific Coast Injury Group chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate professional.

Some conditions your Pacific Coast Injury Group chiropractor can treat:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Whiplash
  • Pain and numbness in arms or hands
  • Spinal curvature (Scoliosis)
  • Headaches
  • Tension
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Sports injuries
  • Upper and lower extremities
  • Spinal pain due to pregnancy
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff injury
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)
  • Plantar Fasciitis

 

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