What To Know Before Seeing a Chiropractor

If you've never seen a chiropractor, you might be here because you are frustrated by not seeing results from other treatments or because you want another opinion. Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center is your chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, when you have back pain, an injury, or want to maintain your health with chiropractic care. Keep reading about chiropractors and what to know before your first visit.

Chiropractic Care

Spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustment, is a method of manual manipulation to realign the spine. Misalignments in your spine, or subluxations, can cause pain and uncomfortable symptoms that realigning the vertebrae can help relieve. Chiropractors also offer other treatments and therapies like physical therapy and therapeutic ultrasound to complement their treatment. Other than treating injuries and pain, chiropractic care helps patients find relief from chronic sinus issues and recurring migraines. Even when you are not treating a particular ailment, regular chiropractic care can boost immunity and improve musculoskeletal health.

Our chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, may also recommend acupuncture or massage and even new ways to manage your stress levels. They will create a comprehensive care plan for you to target the underlying cause of any symptoms and restore your overall health.

Your First Visit

Expect to have a detailed conversation with your chiropractor about your health history and the injury or symptoms you're experiencing, so come to the appointment with as much information as you can. Our chiropractor is focused on treating the whole person, what we call a holistic approach, and will want to gain an understanding of your history as well as your current lifestyle and habits to create the most effective care plan.

One thing that may surprise you about a chiropractic provider is they will not prescribe medication. If you are in severe pain we can of course recommend something but medication will never be the main method of treatment, as chiropractic is focused on treating the root cause of symptoms rather than masking them with medication.

Chiropractic Care in Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Wachs is here for you when you need a chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA. If you haven't found relief from your symptoms with other treatments, chiropractic care could be the solution for you. Contact us for an appointment at (619) 427-4747.


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