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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
March 26, 2020
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Treatment   Accidents  

Have you been involved in a car crash recently? The violent impact involved in an accident can cause a lot of damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles, or bones. The most common complaints are back and neck pain, caused by a spinal or whiplash injury. These injuries can lead to chronic pain if you don’t seek proper care right away. Prompt chiropractic care can be crucial to relieving a crash-related injury.

Fortunately, Dr. Steven Wachs and his team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, provide chiropractic treatments designed to relieve your pain symptoms while simultaneously addressing the underlying root cause.

Benefits of Chiropractic treatment after a car crash

The impact of a car accident can lead to abrupt movement of the head and neck causing misalignment in the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine. Improper alignment of the vertebrae in your spinal column is one of the main causes of pain.

Chiropractic adjustments at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, can not only relieve pressure on muscles and nerves, but also bring back alignment to the spine.

Out of the 22 million Americans who visit chiropractors annually, about 35% are seeking relief from back pain of various origins, including accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains.

A drug-free way to relieve your pain and regain mobility

The opioid epidemic has led the health care system to reconsider the value of drug-free approaches. The American College of Physicians (ACP) guideline cites spinal manipulation as one of the noninvasive, drug-free options for pain treatment.
Chiropractic adjustments such as hands-on spinal manipulation specifically aim to regain proper alignment and mobility, all while promoting healing without surgery or medication.

Easy access for our patients

Your Wachs Chiropractic Health Center team in Chula Vista, with satellite offices in North County San Diego, is dedicated to treating patients who have been injured in automobile accidents.

If you’re in pain, don’t wait! Call us and let us help you avoid a lifetime of chronic pain and other health issues.

Our main office is conveniently located in downtown Chula Vista, North County San Diego, between I-805 and I-5.

Chula Vista, CA Chiropractor

Wachs Chiropractic Health Center

359 Third Avenue, Suite B

Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 427-4747

We have two satellite offices:

Wachs Chiropractic Health Center

Satellite Office #1

2204 El Camino Real, Suite 201 (619) 427-4747

Oceanside, Ca 92054

Wachs Chiropractic Health Center

Satellite Office #2

105 N. Rose Street, Suite 100 (619) 427-4747

Escondido, Ca 92027

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
June 18, 2019
Category: Chiropractor

An auto accident is one of the most frightening events that you can possibly experience. On top of the initial physical and mental trauma of auto accidentthe collision, accidents also often come with hidden injuries that can impact your health and function for years. Fortunately, here at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, Dr. Steven Wachs can perform a complete evaluation of your auto accident injuries, guide you in treatment, and make sure that you rehabilitate in as healthy a fashion as possible! Read on to learn the answers to some of the most common questions and concerns regarding this topic.


What is the most common auto accident injury?

According to the Cleveland Clinic, it's whiplash, a hyperextension/hyperflexion injury regarding the neck and all of its related components (i.e. the cervical spine, discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, etc.). Whiplash symptoms represent what many people experience in a motor vehicle mishap. While you may not initially notice anything wrong, as time goes by, many troublesome symptoms begin to surface.


What are the symptoms of whiplash?

They can include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Soreness
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears)
  • Jaw pain
  • Low back pain
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Tingling in the shoulders, arms, and legs
  • Depression and anxiety


Should I get a chiropractic evaluation whether I suspect whiplash or not?

Yes, Dr. Wachs urges that patients who have been involved in car accidents see him as soon as possible for a complete chiropractic evaluation.


How can chiropractic care help me after an MVA?

A complete chiropractic evaluation at our Chula Vista office (which includes an X-ray screening, MRI, and CT Scan as needed) gives both doctor and patient a clear idea of how that car crash impacted the body. An evaluation can answer a number of questions, including:

  • Are there injuries to muscles?
  • Is the spine now misaligned and impinging on nerve function?
  • Which treatments would best relieve pain and accelerate the healing process?


Do you have more questions?

If you do, Dr. Steven Wachs is the chiropractor to ask for the most truthful and knowledgeable answers. If you've been hurt in a car accident, or are not sure what injuries you might have, please contact our Chula Vista office for an individualized consultation: (619) 427-4747.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
October 12, 2018
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: back pain   neck pain   Work Injuries  

Don’t let work-related injuries keep you from living your best life.

Work PainDid you know that 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries occur each year? Many of these injuries are serious enough to keep people out of work for days, weeks and even months on end. We know that many of our patients aren’t able to afford to take that much time off work, nor can they afford to deal with chronic pain and other issues that can greatly impact their quality of life. Our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs sees many patients dealing with musculoskeletal issues due to occupational injuries, and we offer many solutions for improving your symptoms.

What are the most common work injuries?

No matter whether your job requires you to sit at a desk, drive a truck or move heavy equipment around, injuries can happen to anyone regardless of the type of workplace. Common injuries include,

  • Repetitive motion injuries: this includes everything from chopping food all day to typing on a computer, which can lead to issues such as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Falling object injuries: Many people experience head, neck and back injuries due to falling objects
  • Falling: From falling down the stairs to tripping on a wet floor, taking a bad tumble can often result in serious injuries
  • Overexertion: If you have to lift, carry or hold heavy objects, this can lead to chronic pain and muscle strain

How should I handle a work-related injury?

It’s important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after the injury to ensure that you get the proper care and treatment you require. Leaving injuries or health problems untreated could lead to further complications. Of course, some patients are looking to treat the problem rather than mask painful symptoms with medication. This is where chiropractic care can help.

Chiropractic treatment is a great option for those living in Chula Vista, CA, dealing with work-related injuries and health problems. In fact, the various techniques and treatments we use are completely drug-free and can promote faster healing while providing you with the pain relief you’ve been looking for. After all, chiropractic care focuses on treating the cause of the pain rather than just managing the symptoms.

Why is chiropractic care a good option for treating work injuries?

Through treatment options such as spinal manipulation, decompression, physical therapy, ergonomics and physical therapy our chiropractor, Dr. Wachs, can promote faster healing, increase range-of-motion and flexibility, improve your physical and mental outlook and even help you prevent further injuries in the future.

Your health is important to us. If you are dealing with pain, stiffness or other issues as a result of a work-related injury or accident call Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, today to schedule a consultation with us.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
June 08, 2018
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: back pain   neck pain  

Back PainMedication isn't the only option when you have neck and back pain. Chiropractic treatments target the source of your pain, rather than just masking the symptoms. Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs uses a variety of chiropractic modalities to relieve neck and back pain.

Why does my back and neck hurt?

Neck and back pain may occur if the vertebrae in your spine become misaligned. A fall or blow can cause your painful symptoms, but poor posture may also lead to an aching neck and back. In fact, Chula Vista office workers and others who spend hours in one position often suffer from neck and back pain. Bending your head downward to view smartphones, tablets and other digital devices may also place stress on your neck and upper back, causing painful symptoms.

You may be more likely to experience neck and back pain if you have certain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal stenosis or herniated discs in your spine.

How can chiropractic treatment help?

Although medications can dull the pain of neck and back pain, your symptoms will return or persist if you don't treat the source. Visits to your chiropractor include examinations to determine the cause of your pain and diagnostic tests, such as X-rays. Based on the results of your examination, you'll be presented with a treatment plan that will relieve your symptoms naturally.

Chiropractors often use spinal manipulation, a hands-on technique that gently restores the natural alignment of your spine, to ease both back and neck pain and inflammation. Once your spine is properly aligned, your muscles may feel looser and you will probably find that it's easier to move your joints.

In addition to spinal manipulation, you may receive several other types of treatment, such as hot or cold therapy, massage, electrical stimulation or advanced laser therapy. Your chiropractor may also recommend exercises that will help strengthen the muscles that support your bones and joints.

Find real relief for your neck and back pain with chiropractic care. Call Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs at (619) 427-4747 to schedule your appointment.