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By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
January 22, 2021
Category: Pain
Tags: back pain   neck pain  

When you suffer from back and neck pain, it affects almost every part of your life. It interferes with work, socializing and even the hobbies you usually enjoy. If you have neck and back pain, our Chula Vista chiropractor can help. Dr. Steven Wachs and his caring staff provide you with the services you need to achieve a better quality of life. Keep reading to learn how a chiropractor helps you manage your neck and back pain.

Back and neck pain often occurs when your spine isn't aligned properly. Chiropractors use specialized techniques and tools to realign the spine and alleviate or even eliminate your pain. They use their hands or a special device to apply a controlled force to the bones in your spine and neck. Their goal is to adjust and align the spine.

Chiropractors also use more traditional methods of treatment to help with neck and back pain. For example, they may also use:

  • massage
  • heat and cold therapy
  • stretches and exercises
  • electrical stimulation

Using a variety of methods to treat your back and neck pain helps the chiropractor find the best treatment for your unique needs.

Visiting a chiropractor often helps patients improve their range of motion and quality of life. When the body is in proper alignment, it may help the body heal without the use of medication or surgery.

If you suffer from back or neck pain and you live in the Chula Vista area, you should consider visiting a chiropractor before you choose surgery or injections. You may find that the chiropractor can effectively treat your condition without the risk of invasive surgeries and prescription medications.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Are you suffering from neck or back pain and need a Chula Vista chiropractor? If so, contact Dr. Steven Wachs and his staff at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center. Schedule your appointment today. They have offices in Chula Vista, Oceanside and Escondido. Call 619-427-4747 for an appointment.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
December 24, 2020
Category: Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

Athletics provide an outlet for fitness and for fun, but sports injuries can leave you sidelined. A wide range of chiropractic methods is available for helping you prevent injuries, as well as heal from them when they do occur. Dr. Steven Wachs, the experienced chiropractor at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, can help with sports injury prevention and treatment.

Common Sports Injuries

It is not uncommon for recreational or competitive athletes to sustain an injury while participating in sports or other athletic endeavors. Some types of injuries are common in specific activities. For example, bicycling is associated with an increased risk for developing back injuries, while muscle sprains and strains are typical in golf. Foot, ankle, or leg injuries can result from running, but back injuries are also possible. Running puts a lot of stress on the back, which can result in injuries to the joints, discs, and vertebrae.

Weight lifting or bodybuilding can increase your risk of sustaining an injury to the back, shoulders, neck, or knees. Lower back injuries are common among swimmers, while skiers can be at risk of spraining or straining various muscles. Minor spinal fractures are also a possibility while skiing. Finally, tennis elbow, which involves a torn or ruptured tendon, is a common sports injury among tennis players. In general, anyone participating in sports or athletics could sustain an injury to the back of one of the joints, such as the elbows, knees, shoulders, ankles, or elbows.

Sports Injury Prevention

It is possible to prevent sports injuries or at least reduce your risk of sustaining one by taking certain preventive measures. One way to prevent injuries is to increase flexibility through stretching exercises. Performing strength-building exercises, such as movements to strengthen the back, can also prevent certain types of injuries. Wearing protective gear, such as padding or helmets, is another way to reduce the risk of injury.

Visiting the chiropractor regularly can also help with injury prevention. A properly aligned spine helps the muscles relax and promotes more flexible joints, which can make you less prone to being injured during athletic activities. The skilled chiropractic team at our facility in Chula Vista can assist with the prevention of sports injuries by teaching you exercises for increasing strength and flexibility.

Chiropractic Treatments for Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can still occur even when you take steps to prevent them. Fortunately, there are many effective chiropractic services for helping you heal and recover from an injury. A wide range of methods is available for providing relief from pain, reducing inflammation and swelling, improving mobility, and promoting healing. Some chiropractic techniques can help minimize the risk of subsequent injuries by strengthening the affected area so it is less susceptible to injury down the road.

Playing sports, whether competitively or for fun, is an excellent way to have fun while staying fit. Unfortunately, injuries can happen, but we are here to help.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wachs for help with your sports injuries by calling Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista at (619) 427-4747. We also have satellite offices in Oceanside and Escondido that can be reached at the same phone number.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
December 09, 2020
Category: Injuries
Tags: auto accident   Injuries  

Even seemingly minor auto accidents can leave you with stiffness, discomfort, and pain. A chiropractor can help with auto accident injuries by performing techniques to alleviate joint inflammation, reduce stiffness, and increase flexibility, strength, and range of motion. Additionally, by correcting any alignment problems, the chiropractor can help your injuries heal properly, which can prevent long-term complications. Dr. Steven Wachs, the highly trained chiropractor at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, can treat auto accident injuries.

Signs You Should See a Chiropractor

Whiplash is a common auto accident injury. Other types of neck and back injuries, such as herniated discs, can also occur. Some of the symptoms associated with injuries sustained during auto accidents include pain, discomfort, joint stiffness, decreased range of motion, and muscle weakness. Without the right treatment to ensure proper healing, these symptoms can become chronic and lead to additional problems.

Chiropractic techniques can be highly effective in treating auto accident injuries. They can reduce inflammation, improve musculoskeletal functioning, and correct alignment of the spine and affected joints. In addition to helping injuries heal properly, chiropractic methods can even help injuries heal faster. The skilled chiropractor at our office in Chula Vista treats injuries from auto accidents and can provide relief from the following injuries and symptoms:

  • Whiplash
  • Joint stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Chronic muscle and joint pain
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Shooting pain in the legs
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Muscle weakness

Chiropractic Treatment Methods

A wide range of chiropractic techniques can be used to help you heal from your auto accident injuries. Two extremely effective and commonly utilized techniques include spinal manipulation and soft tissue massage. Spinal manipulation involves realigning the vertebrae along the spine, which helps reduce swelling and pressure on the joints, improve range of motion, and minimize pain. Soft tissue massage helps reduce joint inflammation and improve circulation, which can improve mobility and minimize pain.

We can help you properly heal and recover from auto accident injuries. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wachs to discuss treatment options for injuries sustained during an auto accident by calling Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista at (619) 427-4747. We also have satellite offices in Oceanside and Escondido that can be reached by calling the same number.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
November 19, 2020
Category: Injuries
Tags: Work Injury  

Here are the top ways a chiropractor can treat your workplace injuries.

Workplace injuries come in all forms and severities, whether you’re dealing with neck or back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome or a broken bone. Millions of Americans are living with work-related injuries but aren’t getting the proper treatment they need because they are turning to medications to mask their symptoms rather than treating the underlying problem. This is when seeking care from our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs could provide you with life-changing relief from your work injuries.

Treat a Multitude of Injuries

Our chiropractor works with patients here in Chula Vista, CA, to treat their work injuries and can provide you with the care you need. Our team can alter and individualize the treatments offered here at Wachs Chiropractic Health Centers to address your condition and its symptoms. Some of the most common work injuries that we treat include,

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Back and neck pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Compressed nerves
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Headaches and migraines

If you are injured while on the job, chances are good that our chiropractor and his team can help you.

Side Effect-Free Treatment

Whether you’re looking to wean yourself off pain medication or you simply want to find a more effective and long-term solution for treating your work-related injuries, there are many reasons people turn to a chiropractor for care. Instead of temporarily masking pain by taking painkillers, chiropractic care provides non-invasive, drug-free and non-surgical treatment options to realign the body to improve how it works as a whole. Many people dealing with injuries due to heavy lifting, a bad fall or poor posture can get effective and natural relief through regular chiropractic sessions. Some of the treatments we offer include,

  • Various massage techniques
  • Spinal manipulation/chiropractic adjustments
  • Lifestyle changes and ergonomic recommendations
  • Cold laser therapy and low-level laser treatment

By turning to a chiropractor for treatment as soon as issues arise you may be able to save yourself time and grief. For those with more serious or chronic symptoms, they may want to consider undergoing regular chiropractic care before determining whether they should consider more intensive procedures including surgery. Chiropractic care may just get you back to feeling your best and back to work quickly.

If you are dealing with work injuries here in Chula Vista, CA, and want to find out how chiropractic treatment can help you then call Wachs Chiropractic Health Center at (619) 427-4747 to schedule an evaluation with our very own Dr. Wachs.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
May 08, 2020
Category: Injuries
Tags: Whiplash  

Are you experiencing neck or shoulder pain, dizziness or headaches, fatigue, or other musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms after a car accident or another traumatic incident? If so, you may be suffering from whiplash.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about whiplash and how our team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, can help treat the tissue.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the head. This motion can injure vertebrae, disks between the vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and other tissues around the neck.

What causes a whiplash injury?

Whiplash is typically caused by car accidents but can also be the result of a sports or workplace accident, a fall, or a physical abuse/assault (getting punched or shaken).

What are the most common whiplash symptoms?

Neck pain, neck stiffness, reduced range of motion, neck instability, shoulder/upper back pain, and headaches are very common symptoms. There could also be tingling, weakness, or numbness that radiates into the shoulder and down the arm, fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), sleep disturbances, irritability, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and depression.

How is whiplash usually treated?

Doctors usually prescribe an OTC pain medication like Tylenol or aspirin. More severe injuries may require prescription painkillers and muscle relaxants. Physical therapy, traction, massage, heat, ice, injections, and ultrasound, have also been used as treatment.

How does chiropractic care help whiplash?

Chiropractic treatments can help bring injured cervical joints back into proper alignment, relieving joint pain, and restoring range of motion. This approach is a safer and more effective long-term solution compared to pain medication and invasive surgery.
Your chiropractor, Dr. Wachs in Chula Vista, CA, will develop a treatment plan adapted specifically to your injuries. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, physiotherapy, and stretching/strengthening exercises.

When should you seek treatment?

Because whiplash symptoms vary and may not be felt right away, it is important to consult with Dr. Wachs at our Chula Vista office immediately following your traumatic incident: 619-427-4747.





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