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By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
October 12, 2021
Category: Injuries
Tags: Whiplash  

Find out how chiropractor care can improve whiplash symptoms.

Dealing with whiplash? It’s one of the most common neck injuries we see, particularly after a car accident. If an accident or injury has left you with a stiff, painful neck and limited range of motion, then you could be dealing with whiplash. Fortunately for you, this is an issue that our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs addresses and treats regularly.

We’ll Perform a Thorough Evaluation

To determine the best course of action for your whiplash, our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractic team will need to perform a comprehensive evaluation to look for everything from misaligned vertebrae and disc injuries to ligament tears and muscle spasms. 

Treating Your Whiplash

Depending on the extent of your injuries and how soon you come into our office for treatment, there are several chiropractic and therapeutic strategies we will use to improve your symptoms and promote faster healing. These treatment options include,

Icing: This is something that we can do in our office but you can also easily do it on your own. Ice your neck 2-3 times a day for up to 20 minutes a day to reduce inflammation and pain. This is particularly important for the first 72 hours after injury to keep swelling down.

Spinal manipulation: We will utilize spinal manipulation to restore range of motion and movement into the joints of the neck. Spinal manipulation helps to realign the spine, take pressure off the muscles, soft tissue, and nerves, and improve blood flow to areas that are inflamed and tender. There are a variety of spinal manipulation techniques that include both hands-on and device-assisted modalities. Forms of spinal manipulation that we may use include,

  • Flexion-distraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Graston technique (utilizes instruments to treat soft tissue injuries)
  • Resistance and stretching techniques

If you are having issues getting whiplash symptoms under control, our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Wachs and the team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center are here to help. To schedule an evaluation, call us at (619) 427-4747.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
August 16, 2021
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Auto Accidents  

Find out why a chiropractor might be the first doctor you’ll want to see after an accident.

If you were recently in a car accident, we know how scary the experience can be. We’re glad everyone’s OK. However, while emotions and adrenaline are going strong, it can be difficult to notice any injuries or problems you might have developed from the accident. It can take days or even weeks for pain, stiffness and mobility issues to rear their ugly head after an accident. From back injuries to whiplash, our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs can handle it all. Here's what we can do to ensure that you experience a full and speedy recovery after an auto accident,

Swift Diagnoses and Advanced Treatment

Through a thorough examination and state-of-the-art imaging technology, we can pinpoint the exact cause of pain and discomfort. For you, this means faster relief from those annoying symptoms. We offer a wide range of diagnostic tools to be able to detect everything from ruptured discs and fractured bones to pinched nerves and inflammation. Through imaging tests our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractic team can also determine the best course of action for treating your symptoms.

Corrective Exercises

This is a handy one, as you can do this right in the comfort of your own home. Better yet—we’ll teach you! We have created some core exercises to help correct and strengthen neck and spinal issues. We’ve seen these exercises work on countless patients, and now you can also reverse your post-accident neck and back problems by simply following these specific stretches and exercises.

Spinal Manipulation & Complementary Therapies

A car accident can really jostle your neck and spine out of alignment. Through regular spinal adjustments, we can realign the discs of the spine, which also promotes better blood flow to other areas of the body to help tissue, ligaments and tendons heal faster. Better yet, spinal manipulation and all of the services our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractic team offers are safe, effective, drug-free and non-invasive.

Other Therapeutic Options

There are so many other supportive services that could help improve your symptoms and bring you back to pre-accident health. These other treatment options include ultrasound, moist heat therapy, acupuncture and cryotherapy. They can complement your current treatment plan and may even speed up your healing process.

If you or someone you know has recently been in an auto accident, our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Wachs and his team are ready to provide the therapeutic and customized care you need to feel better. To schedule a chiropractic consultation, call Wachs Chiropractic Health Center at (619) 427-4747.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
June 02, 2021
Category: Injuries
Tags: Auto Accidents   Injuries  

Find out how chiropractic care can improve and heal auto accident-related injuries.

Getting into a car accident is one of the most frightening experiences we face. Unfortunately, auto accidents are incredibly common. In fact, a typical driver will get into about 3-4 accidents over the course of their driving lifetime, according to Forbes. So if an auto accident has happened to you in Chula Vista, CA, after you call your insurance company and are checked out by a medical professional, the next call you should make is to our chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs.

What types of auto accident injuries are common?

Here at our Chula Vista, CA, practice, Dr. Wachs and his team see and treat a wide range of auto accident injuries. Some of the most common is muscle and ligament strains and sprains, particularly in the neck and back.

More serious accidents can also lead to torn ligaments and soft-tissue tears. Whiplash is a common neck injury that we see in car accident patients. A simple x-ray can tell us the type of impact your accident has had on your body as a whole so that we can determine the best chiropractic approach to care and healing.

How can a chiropractor help me after a car accident?

Some people may experience neck and back pain, stiffness, swelling, and limited mobility after an accident while others may feel fine at first. It can take hours and even days for symptoms to appear after an accident. The most important thing you can do is provide your body with the gentle, therapeutic care it needs to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, even if your symptoms seem minor.

When you come in for your consultation, we will perform a thorough exam, discuss your accident and medical history and run imaging tests. From there, we will map out your very own treatment plan. One of the purposes of a chiropractor is to realign the vertebra of the spine to alleviate the pressure placed on certain joints, nerves, and ligaments in the body.

Through spinal manipulation, we can place the spine back into its proper alignment to improve blood flow, as well as flexibility and range of motion, while also reducing pain and swelling in the neck and back.

A chiropractor offers drug-free, side-effect-free, and non-invasive ways to improve the health and function of your neuromusculoskeletal system after an accident. Instead of popping painkillers, which only mask the problem, turn to our chiropractic team for immediate and long-term relief from your auto accident symptoms.

If you’re looking for a chiropractor that specializes in treating auto accidents and injuries in Chula Vista, CA, then call Wach’s Chiropractic Health Center today at (619) 427-4747 to schedule an evaluation. We offer award-winning chiropractic care to our patients.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
March 25, 2021
Category: Injuries
Tags: Injuries  

Are you dealing with work injuries? Our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractic team can help.

The National Safety Council reports that in the US alone, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. This means that there are about 540 work injuries an hour and 12,900 work injuries a day. If you are in pain, experiencing limited mobility, or unable to work due to work-related injuries, find out how our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs may be the perfect doctor to turn to.

What is causing my musculoskeletal pain?

There are many reasons why working professionals deal with neck, shoulder, back, hip, and leg pain. Some of these causes include,

  • Lifting heavy objects or overexerting yourself when lifting (lifting heavy objects with poor form can also lead to strains and sprains)
  • Poor posture, which can also lead to back and neck pain, particularly for people who sit at desks for hours at a time
  • Repetitive movements, such as grabbing objects from above or hammering can also place wear and tear on certain ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the body, leading to strains, tears, and inflammation
  • Stress can also lead to muscle tension, which can also have an impact on how your body function as a whole

What are some common workplace injuries?

Some of the most common types of work injuries we treat here at our Chula Vista, CA, practice with chiropractic care include,

  • Strains and sprains
  • Back and neck pain
  • Torn ligaments or tendons
  • Pinched nerves or nerve damage
  • Herniated disc
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

How can a chiropractor help me?

If you are dealing with work injuries and you live in Chula Vista, CA, you may have sought treatment from your regular physician but still aren’t seeing effective results. Chiropractic care can be an effective alternative therapy to help improve how your body functions as a whole, while also stimulating the body’s natural healing processes to help workers recover faster and more effectively from their injuries.

Through spinal manipulation, physical therapy, rehab, nutritional counseling, and more we can provide patients with everything they need to restore function into the body without being reliant on medication or more aggressive procedures.

From work injuries to chronic diseases, the team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, can provide you with safe, therapeutic, and customized care to support and facilitate a faster recovery process. To find out how our chiropractor, Dr. Wachs, can lead you on the road to recovery, call us at (619) 427-4747.

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.

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