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By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
September 12, 2022
Category: Pain

How your Chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, can help with neck and back pain

Your neck and back are important, and when they hurt, the rest of your body hurts too. There are many factors which can cause both acute and chronic neck and back pain. Fortunately, your chiropractor is an expert at pain relief.

Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, provides a wide range of chiropractic services, including treatment to relieve neck and back pain.

Acute neck and back pain can be caused by:

  • A car accident
  • A sports injury
  • Improper body mechanics when lifting a heavy object

Chronic neck and back pain can be caused by:

  • Poor posture, including holding your head forward while on your computer or phone
  • Arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases
  • Scoliosis and other genetic skeletal abnormalities

Chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain begins with a comprehensive physical examination, including checking the alignment of your spine. Your chiropractor will also check your posture, range-of-motion, and which specific movements are causing your pain. Imaging studies may also be recommended to determine if any structures are injured and may need surgery.

Your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to relieve your neck and back pain, to get you moving again. Your treatment may include:

  • Acupuncture to improve circulation and your body’s ability to heal itself
  • Spinal adjustment to regain proper posture and alignment
  • Exercises to increase range-of-motion and flexibility
  • Chiropractic adjustment techniques using instruments or a table, release work, and motion palpation

You don’t have to suffer with neck and back pain when relief is just a phone call away. To learn more about the causes and treatments for neck and back pain, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. You can reach him in the office by calling (619) 427-4747, so call now.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
July 13, 2022
Category: Injuries
Tags: Whiplash  

How your chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, can help you recover from whiplash

If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, chances are you’ve suffered whiplash. It’s a common condition resulting from your head and neck being suddenly whipped around. Whiplash can cause strain in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Severe whiplash can also cause alignment problems in your cervical vertebrae.

Fortunately, your chiropractor can help you feel better. Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, provides a wide range of chiropractic and wellness services, including whiplash treatment, to help you recover.

There are some obvious signs and symptoms of whiplash, but they can be delayed, often developing in the hours following the accident. Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Increasing neck pain when you are moving
  • Headaches at the base of your skull
  • Increasing pain in your upper back, shoulders, and arms
  • Numbness and tingling in your arms
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Problems sleeping or concentrating

For mild whiplash symptoms, you can try a few simple home therapies like these:

  • Placing ice or heat packs on your neck
  • Resting and limiting movement for a few days
  • Taking over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication
  • Performing gentle neck, shoulder, and arm stretches

For moderate to severe whiplash symptoms, you should visit your chiropractor for professional whiplash treatment. Common chiropractic treatments for whiplash include:

  • Manual adjustment of your cervical spine and shoulder joints
  • Therapeutic massage to boost blood flow and help you heal
  • Electrical stimulation (TENS) to help your muscles relax
  • Immobilization with a neck collar to stabilize your neck
  • Physical therapy, to increase range-of-motion and flexibility

You don’t have to suffer from whiplash when relief and recovery are just a phone call away. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of whiplash and whiplash treatment, call Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. You can reach him in the office by calling (619) 427-4747, so call now.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
June 10, 2022
Category: Injuries
Tags: Auto Accidents  

Auto accidents can cause all sorts of injuries, some of which don't become apparent for hours or days after the accident. Luckily, your Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor, Dr. Steven Wachs, offers effective treatment for aches and pain caused by auto accidents.

Common auto accident injuries

Although you may not be able to sense movement when you're in a car, your body is actually moving forward along with the car. When the car hits an object, it stops suddenly. The sudden change in motion exposes your body to strong forces that can damage your joints, muscles, and soft tissues.

If you were in an accident, you may experience one or more of these injuries:

  • Whiplash: Whiplash is particularly common after an auto accident. As the car jolts to a stop, your neck whips back and forth. The movement strains or damages muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, vertebrae, and spinal discs. Whiplash symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches, numbness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, and pain in the neck, shoulder, arms, upper back, or hands.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Even if you're wearing a seatbelt, you may be thrown around the car during the accident. Injuries to your muscles and soft tissues can cause pain and swelling and make it more difficult to move your joints.
  • Concussions: Concussions can also cause head and neck pain, nausea, blurred vision, and fatigue, in addition to memory issues and sensitivity to light.
  • Back, Neck, Leg, or Shoulder Injuries: The crash impact can damage joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments in your back, neck, legs, or shoulders, causing injuries ranging from sprains to herniated discs to broken bones.

How a visit to the chiropractor can help

After auto accidents, it's a good idea to visit our chiropractic office. Your chiropractic will recommend a treatment plan that may include one or more of these treatments:

  • Spinal manipulation to realign your vertebrae and improve blood flow and movements in your joints
  • Soft tissue mobilization to relieve muscles spasms and pain, break up scar tissue, and speed healing
  • Ice and heat therapy to decrease pain and loosen tight and painful muscles

Auto accidents don't have to cause lingering symptoms. Your chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, Dr. Wachs, can ease your aches and pains. Call Dr. Wachs at (619) 427-4747 to schedule an appointment.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
May 12, 2022
Category: Sport's Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

If you are dealing with aches, pains, and strains from sports injuries, find out how chiropractic care could help.

While our bodies are designed to do amazing things, you may find that athletic wear and tear may be taking its toll on your physical health. Perhaps certain exercises now hurt more than usual, or your pain and discomfort have you sitting on the sidelines. This is where turning to our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs offers some advantages for faster and more comprehensive healing.

How can a chiropractor help me?

If you aren’t sure what a chiropractor does, it can be difficult to understand when you should turn to one for care. Our chiropractic doctor in Chula Vista, CA, specializes in treating and preventing musculoskeletal injuries, including sports injuries. Through various therapies, our goal is to improve how the body functions while also addressing specific issues you are experiencing.

What problems may be treated by chiropractic therapy?

One of the most common types of chiropractic treatments is spinal manipulation. We want everything to be correctly aligned and balanced, and when something is off within the spine’s alignment, this can lead to back and neck pain and weakness or numbness in the arms, wrists, and hands.

By applying controlled and specific pressure to certain areas of and around the spine, we can help realign the body to alleviate tension and make sure the body works properly. Spinal manipulation is a great way to improve joint function and reduce pain and inflammation.

How is chiropractic care preventive?

As you may tell, the treatments we offer are designed to improve how the body works. Athletes put their bodies through a lot of stress and abuse. So much so that it can often be challenging to know when the pain you are experiencing is because of a potential injury. Through the many chiropractic services we offer here in Chula Vista, CA, we can help the body heal faster and help improve your performance. Getting regular chiropractic care is a great way to maintain an active body to prevent tendon, ligament, spinal or muscular injuries.

Don’t let sports-related injuries keep you from doing what you love. The Chula Vista, CA, chiropractic team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center can help. Call us today at (619) 427-4747 to schedule a consultation.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
February 21, 2022
Category: Injuries
Tags: Work Injuries  

Dealing with a work injury? Here’s how a chiropractor can help.

From overuse injuries to accidents, our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs has treated his fair share of different work-related injuries over the past 30 years. If work injuries have happened to you, chances are fairly good that you might have questions. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions our chiropractic team gets about work-related injuries so you can stay informed about your treatment options.

What are common workplace injuries?

With more and more people working from home these days, we are finding that people are having a harder time unplugging from their work. This means more hours at their desk and less movement. Our bodies weren’t meant to sit for hours each day and this could be contributing to the work injuries you’re dealing with. Some of the most common work injuries our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor treats include,

  • Strains and sprains
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Overuse injuries (e.g. bursitis; tendonitis; carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Back injury
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hernia
  • Arthritis

Any condition or injury that impacts the musculoskeletal system can be treated through comprehensive chiropractic care here at our Chula Vista, CA, office. This includes injuries that impact the,

  • Nerves
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Joints
  • Cartilage
  • Discs of the spine

How can chiropractic care help me?

If you are dealing with work-related injuries it’s best to turn to our chiropractor if you are looking for a treatment that focuses on improving how the body functions as a whole while also stimulating the body’s natural healing processes to reduce pain and inflammation and to help your injury heal faster. Regular chiropractic care can be used to,

  • Reduce muscle spasms and cramping
  • Restore range of motion and flexibility
  • Reduce pain, swelling and inflammation
  • Retrain and rebuild the ligaments, muscles and tendons
  • Release compressed or trapped nerves
  • Break up knots and trigger points in the muscles
  • Prevent new injuries from occurring
  • Recommend better ergonomics to improve posture, especially when working
  • Demonstrate certain stretches and exercises that you can do on your own

When will I see results?

How quickly you experience relief will depend on the issues you are dealing with and how severe they are. Many patients experience some symptom relief after just a single session; however, to see optimal results, we highly recommend coming in for regular sessions. When you come in for your consultation we can discuss how many treatment sessions we recommend.

When it comes to work injuries, you want a chiropractor that knows exactly what you need to heal. Our Chula Vista, CA, award-winning chiropractor Dr. Wachs and his team would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your injuries and how we can help. Call us at (619) 427-4747 to schedule a consultation.





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