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Posts for tag: back pain

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.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
December 01, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: back pain  

Know how to best prevent work-related injuries and pain with these simple everyday tips.

Whether you are a desk warrior or you are on your feet all day, there are so many bad habits that could cause pain, discomfort and other back painissues for your body. To keep your body feeling its best, it is vitally important for hard-working professionals to follow some of these helpful tips from our Chula Vista, CA chiropractor, Dr. Steven Wachs, to make sure that spinal misalignments and other problems don’t end up making your workdays more difficult. Here are some ways to make your job a bit more ergonomic:

Change Up Your Office Area

Before you actually start working it’s important to take a look at your workstation and assess little problems that could cause major issues in the long run. Make sure your computer monitor is at eye level so you aren’t hunching over to read your screen or straining your neck.

Consider Your Posture

As the day wears on, it can be easy to pick up bad habits just to get comfortable at your desk, but adopting bad posture can lead to back pain and other issues in the future. To prevent spinal issues and other problems, our chiropractic specialist in Chula Vista recommends keeping your elbows close to your sides and at a 90-degree angle.

Make sure your wrists are straight, particularly when typing (this can prevent painful problems like carpal tunnel syndrome in the future). Make sure that your chair provides your arms with supportive, comfortable armrests. Also, look for a chair that will provide ample support for your back, which can prevent you from slouching or hunching over.

Assess Your Everyday Habits

Do you use the phone a lot? Then consider wearing a headset to prevent yourself from craning your neck to one side to hold the phone between your ear and shoulder. Do you wear eyeglasses during the workday? If so, make sure they fit tightly and properly to prevent yourself from tilting one way or the other. If you still use a mouse, make sure to swap out which hand uses the mouse, whenever possible. When you aren’t typing, remember to give those wrists a break and take them off the keyboard!

Take Stretching Breaks

No one was meant to sit at their desks for hours on end. By moving around to take breaks you can help keep the joints lubricated, the muscles relaxed and prevent stiffness and fatigue. Ideally, you should take about 10-20 second breaks about every 10 minutes. Every 30-60 minutes, take a couple minutes to get out of your seat and stretch or move around a bit.

If you are experiencing back pain, neck pain or other issues, then it’s time you called Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA to find out what’s going on. Countless Americans deal with work-related injuries and pains and it’s our job to help get you back on your feet pain-free. Call us today!