What is a chiropractor, and what do they do?
Chiropractors are medical professionals that focus on diagnosing and treating neuromuscular or musculoskeletal conditions. Their primary method of treating such conditions is through manual adjustments or manipulation of the spine. Their practice is based in the understanding that the spine houses the nerve cord, which, acts as a highway, for your brain to communicate with the rest of your body. As such, whenever the structure of your spine is out of alignment, other areas of your body may suffer the consequences! With that in mind, chiropractors look for dysfunctions of your spine and correct any neuromusculoskeletal conditions of their patients.
The Goal of Chiropractic Care: To restore joint, muscle, and nerve function to optimize health. The result is relief of pain and return to life’s activities.
Chiropractic Treatment: There are many chiropractic techniques. We have mastered several techniques that are safe, gentle and are the most effective in achieving the goal of Chiropractic care. Since all people are unique, there is not one technique that works best for all people. We will always give you options for treatment that achieve your goals.
Chiropractic Care for Extremities: It is widely accepted that chiropractic care is the most effective and safest treatment for spinal conditions. Many people do not realize that chiropractic care is just as effective for shoulders, elbows, wrist/hands, hips, knees, and feet/ankles.
“Every day we treat patients with extremity symptoms from either injuries or degenerative conditions with excellent success.”
When seeking the care of a chiropractor, it is highly recommended that you find one that is board-certified in their practice. This certification proves that they are legitimate and well-respected in their field. As a result, receiving chiropractic care from a board-certified chiropractor is an assurance that you will receive safe, reliable, and effective care!
Why do I need chiropractic care and how can it help me?
By in large, most people that are experiencing spine or extremity pain have muscle and joint dysfunction. Joint dysfunction (joints moving too much or not enough) leads to inflammation resulting in pain. There are numerous causes for joint dysfunction including acute trauma (fall, accident, etc.), repetitive trauma (doing an activity over and over again), muscle imbalance, poor posture, an old injury that didn’t heal correctly, poor gait, or even stress. Chiropractic care restores joint function by an adjustment or manipulation. An adjustment unlocks a joint that is not moving enough allowing the muscles to relax, and the inflammation to subside and therefore, decreasing your symptoms.
Whether you have experienced an injury at work, participating in physical activity, or suffer from a chronic pain condition, chiropractic services have proven effective on countless patients with similar issues! The following is a list of ways that chiropractic services can help you. We serve patients from San Ramon CA, Dublin CA, Blackhawk CA, Danville CA, Alamo CA, Diablo CA, Dougherty CA, Tassajara CA, Livermore CA, and Pleasanton CA.
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Foot/Ankle Pain
- Elbow/Arm Pain
- Migraine or tension headaches
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
- Hip Pain
- Work injuries
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
- Improved flexibility and strength
- Frozen shoulder
- Muscle spasms
- Sports injuries
- Weak immune systems
- Pain management
- Sciatic Pain
- Mid Back Pain
What should I expect from having chiropractic care?
Ultimately, we hope you can expect significant and lasting improvement with whatever issue you require chiropractic care to correct! All patients receiving chiropractic care in this office are evaluated first by a medical provider. A comprehensive functional exam is conducted to determine all the muscle imbalances and joint dysfunctions. All providers will then meet to discuss your case to figure out the underlying cause(s) for your condition. Individual treatment plans are then designed with these principles in mind to correct the underlying condition causing your symptoms.
After a treatment plan is established, most of the chiropractic adjustments will be performed while you lie down on a particular treatment table. These adjustments will involve the chiropractor moving targeted areas of the body to their end range of motion, followed by a gentle thrust by the chiropractor. This thrust will likely be accompanied by a popping sound but should not be painful. The popping sound is just a little gas bubble that forms during an adjustment like opening a bottle of champagne. Your chiropractor may also provide additional treatments, such as heat or cold therapy, muscle stimulation, massage, or soft tissue mobilization, along with the chiropractic adjustments.
As a result of the patient going through their individual chiropractic and physical rehabilitation programs, patients will be able to excel in their performance of daily activities and feel much more confident in doing so. The decrease in pain and increase in mobility and functionality gained from chiropractic care and physical rehabilitation programs designed with these principles transfers to real life activities better than traditional physical therapy.
Come to Golden State Medical Center for high-quality chiropractic service! If you would like to learn more about our services or make an appointment with us, you can do so through our website or by calling us. You can find Golden State Medical Center at 2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Suite 108, in San Ramon, California. We serve patients from San Ramon CA, Dublin CA, Blackhawk CA, Danville CA, Alamo CA, Diablo CA, Dougherty CA, Tassajara CA, Livermore CA, and Pleasanton CA.