Along with traditional chiropractic adjustments, we utilize several other methods of chiropratic science to relieve pain and promote skeletal and nerve health. Explore more down below.
Effective Chiropractic Treatment
One of the most common problems affecting health in Los Angeles, California and the U.S. at large is back pain. In fact, most people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Regular aging and occupations that are physically demanding can make the disc in the spine wear out with the process being accelerated by poor posture and unhealthy movement patterns.
Back pain usually resolves itself over time, and surgery is usually not necessary for addressing back problems. However, if you find yourself experiencing pain that radiates into the lower extremities or lasts several days, you should see a chiropractor to alleviate the pain as well as prevent future recurrences.
What Are the Types of Pain That Can Be Treated by a Chiropractor?
You can see your Los Angeles, California chiropractor for treatment of many types of back pain, including:
– Disc Herniation or Derangement
– Joint Compression (e.g. Compressing Lower Back Joints Due to Prolonged Sitting)
– Mechanical Back Pain (e.g. Straining the Back While Playing Sports)
– Many Other Types of Pain
What Kinds of Therapies Does Your Chiropractor Offer?
During a treatment session, we may use a combination of spinal manipulation, manual techniques, therapy instruments, and therapeutic instruments to help alleviate the pain.
Spinal Manipulation Treatments Can Include:
– Specific Spinal Manipulation: It is an active, hands-on treatment for restoring movement in the spine.
– Flexion Distraction Technique: Is a gentle, non manuipulative, spinal decompression / joint release treatment that utilizes a specially engineered chiropractic table.
– Chiropractic Instrument treatment: It involves the application of a low force, very gentle, hand-held instrument with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted joint without the need to thrust into the spine.
Manual therapies can also be used in the treatment of back pain, they include:
– Manual Resistance and Joint Stretching Techniques: Used to ease back pain
– Soft Tissue Therapy (Instrument-Assisted): Involves repeated strokes over areas of restricted movement using a special instrument
– Trigger Point Therapy: It is a technique that chiropractors use to identify tight, painful points on a muscle.
Treatment of muscle inflammation is done using various instruments, which include:
– Inferential Electrical Stimulation: Stimulates the muscles using a low-frequency electrical current.
– Laser Therapy: It involves sending sound waves into the muscle tissues and is used for reducing muscle stiffness, spasms, and swelling.
The specific treatment plan depends on your diagnosis.
How Frequently Should You See Your Chiropractor for Back Pain?
A typical course of treatment lasts anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks, or sometimes even 8 weeks if you have acute pain. Patients can see a chiropractor 1 to 3 times weekly, but this depends on the severity of symptoms experienced.
Your chiropractor in Los Angeles, California treat the entire body and not simply your back pain so that you can gradually resume your daily activities. The chiropractor will also emphasize the importance of back pain prevention. Proper chiropractic care will ensure that you learn how to prevent the back pain from getting worse as well as how to prevent back pain in the future as well.
What To Expect During Your Chiropractic Visit
Usually we can diagnose your back pain with a physical exam. Our office has been treating back pain patients for over 30 years. Imbalances in the feet, knees, legs and hips greatly affects the way the pelvis and thus how the spine works. Often the lower back locks up because it can no longer compensate for what is going on all around it. When it is allowed to stay locked up the discs start to dehydrate and it leads to degenerative disc disease. This is not a mystery. In the chiropractic field we use the term subluxation as a designation of a vertebrae that no longer moves correctly that will irritate the nervous system. Your initial visit will include a consultation so that we can understand the origin and genesis of your complaints. Your initial exam will include a posture analysis, range of motion testing, spinal reflex testing, neurologic examination, muscle testing, pain pattern location, neurologic testing such as response to vibration, light touch or pin prick. Depending on what we find other tests may include an Diagnostic Ultrasound, X-ray, magnetic resonance image (MRI) scan, done density scan, or computed tomography (CT) scan. Blood pressure is taken in the sitting and standing position to evaluate your bodies ability adapt quickly. Oxygen rate, pulse rate as well as any other tests that are specific to your condition. As you can see Dr. Kelberman is well known for his thoroughness.
As an office that specializes in Chiropractic Kinesiology, our focus is to restore normal muscle function and balance. Restoring normal body movement facilitates normal spinal and joint movements.
Here are the answers to a few of the most asked questions about our Chiropractic services. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment.
What should I wear to my first visit?
Please wear loose fitting clothing. We always have shorts and gowns available if we need to examine extremities, etc.
How long will my first visit take?
We are very thorough and your first visit examination may take anywhere from 30-60 minutes. Follow up visits are typically 20-30 minutes long.
Do you treat Sport Injuries?
Absolutely. Dr. Kelberman spent 15 years at the Joint Rehabilitation and Sports Medical Center.
What type of orthotics can you make?
We have all materials and styles available. After examining your feet, we start by plaster casting your feet. We can fit just about all shoes including ski boots. We also have a patented strengthening system for our feet.
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2001 S. Barrington Ave, #103, Los Angeles CA, 90025