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Quote of the Month:

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

---Marcus Aurelius

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South County: 619-427-4747

North County:  (619) 427-4747

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Chiropractic Philosophy

The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental concepts:

1) the structure and condition of the body influences how the body functions and its ability to heal itself;
and
2) the mind-body relationship is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing processes.

Although chiropractic shares much with other health professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy distinguishes it from modern medicine. Chiropractic philosophy gravitates toward a holistic ("total person") approach to healing which combines elements of the mind, body and spirit and maintains that health depends on obedience to natural laws, and that deviation from such laws can result in illness.

The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of chiropractic professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

 

Therapeutic massage involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress. As in many kinds of therapy, therapeutic massage is one part of your overall chiropractic treatment plan.

Massage therapy:

  • Alleviates headache-associated pain.
  • Helps improve your ability to walk with a normal and balanced gait.
  • Helps lower your blood pressure.
  • Improves your breathing as a result of a more relaxed diaphragm.
  • Improves your range of motion, muscle tone, and flexibility.
  • Increases your blood flow, which aids in the healing process and allows muscles to work more efficiently.
  • Reduces stiffness, pain and muscle tension.
  • Stimulates the body to release helpful chemicals such as endorphins.

Massage has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of health problems, including:

  • Stress.
  • Sleep apnea and insomnia.
  • Sinusitis.
  • Range of motion.
  • Pain (chronic and temporary).
  • Myofascial pain.
  • Jaw disorders.
  • Injuries such as pulled or strained muscles and ligaments.
  • Headache.
  • Digestive disorders, including spastic colon and constipation.
  • Circulatory problems.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Asthma and bronchitis.
  • Arthritis.
  • Allergies.

In some cases, devices may be used to perform massage. Traction massage entails lying on your back on a special table with a pillow under your knees. The table has small rollers that glide up and down your spine. Traction massage helps stretch and massage the muscles in your back, and is not a form of spinal adjustment. In fact, traction massage may sometimes be used to make an adjustment go more smoothly.