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By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
January 27, 2023
Category: Injuries
Tags: auto injuries  

A car accident can impact your life in so many ways that it can seem overwhelming. You need to worry about your car repairs, other financial costs, and any legal implications that result from the accident. But during all of this, don't forget about your physical health. Even with minor accidents you still need to be diligent about the injuries you cannot see. To learn about all the ways that your chiropractor can help with auto injuries you can reach out directly to Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA.

Unseen Injuries

When the accident is severe you are typically taken in an ambulance directly toward a hospital and hopefully toward expert care. But even during low-impact collisions injuries are frequent, even if you don't feel any symptoms the same day.

Most auto injuries involve areas that cannot be immediately seen or examined, or sometimes even felt. Even if you do receive care at a hospital it's not uncommon for something to be missed or improperly treated. For both scenarios, and many others involving auto injuries, a chiropractor may be able to help.


An example of a common injury sustained during a car accident, even one incurred at low speed, is that of whiplash. Whiplash refers to the rapid movement of your head as your car and your body are forced to suddenly stop. This can cause neck and back discomfort that can take a long time to heal on its own if it doesn't get worse. But this type of injury is just but one example where regular treatment by a chiropractor can greatly help reduce your initial pain as well as improve your range of movement and your overall quality of life, all of which are goals of chiropractic treatment

Treatment for Auto Injuries in Chula Vista, CA

If you need help recovering from auto injuries and live in or near the Chula Vista, CA, area, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center by dialing (619) 427-4747.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
November 23, 2022
Category: Sport's Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

The risk of injury increases when you ride a bike, run, jog, or participate in any activity that requires twisting, turning, lifting, or sprinting. Sprains, strains, fractures, or tears may occur if you don't stretch beforehand and take proper precautions to avoid injury. For example, if you play a contact sport like football or soccer, you should dress appropriately to prevent head trauma or shoulder and knee injuries. If you've suffered any sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA, don't wait until the pain becomes disruptive to your daily life. Consult with Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center for a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.

Treating Long-Term Sports Injuries

According to research, contact and collision sports cause the most injuries. Treatment for sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA, depends on what happens. Acute injuries, such as sprains and dislocations, may necessitate the resting, icing, compression, and elevation (RICE) method. Stress fractures, a more chronic type of injury, may require splints, medication, and physical therapy. Sports injuries can happen to recreational or elite athletes. Chiropractic care can also help prevent overstretching, overuse, and overexertion of the feet, ankles, lower back, shoulders, and neck. Having a chiropractor like Dr. Wachs in your corner can benefit your long-term health if you've sustained a sports injury.

Chiropractic care can do wonders for back and neck injuries, cervical damage, insomnia, irritability, and dizziness. The sooner you begin treatment for your sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA, the faster you can heal and be less likely to delay your recovery. You can't maximize your potential with a sports injury, and delaying treatment might cause further damage down the road. Call Wachs Chiropractic Health Center at (619) 427-4747 to discuss treatment for sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA, for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Wachs.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
September 12, 2022
Category: Pain

How your Chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, can help with neck and back pain

Your neck and back are important, and when they hurt, the rest of your body hurts too. There are many factors which can cause both acute and chronic neck and back pain. Fortunately, your chiropractor is an expert at pain relief.

Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, provides a wide range of chiropractic services, including treatment to relieve neck and back pain.

Acute neck and back pain can be caused by:

  • A car accident
  • A sports injury
  • Improper body mechanics when lifting a heavy object

Chronic neck and back pain can be caused by:

  • Poor posture, including holding your head forward while on your computer or phone
  • Arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases
  • Scoliosis and other genetic skeletal abnormalities

Chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain begins with a comprehensive physical examination, including checking the alignment of your spine. Your chiropractor will also check your posture, range-of-motion, and which specific movements are causing your pain. Imaging studies may also be recommended to determine if any structures are injured and may need surgery.

Your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to relieve your neck and back pain, to get you moving again. Your treatment may include:

  • Acupuncture to improve circulation and your body’s ability to heal itself
  • Spinal adjustment to regain proper posture and alignment
  • Exercises to increase range-of-motion and flexibility
  • Chiropractic adjustment techniques using instruments or a table, release work, and motion palpation

You don’t have to suffer with neck and back pain when relief is just a phone call away. To learn more about the causes and treatments for neck and back pain, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. You can reach him in the office by calling (619) 427-4747, so call now.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
July 13, 2022
Category: Injuries
Tags: Whiplash  

How your chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, can help you recover from whiplash

If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, chances are you’ve suffered whiplash. It’s a common condition resulting from your head and neck being suddenly whipped around. Whiplash can cause strain in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Severe whiplash can also cause alignment problems in your cervical vertebrae.

Fortunately, your chiropractor can help you feel better. Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, provides a wide range of chiropractic and wellness services, including whiplash treatment, to help you recover.

There are some obvious signs and symptoms of whiplash, but they can be delayed, often developing in the hours following the accident. Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Increasing neck pain when you are moving
  • Headaches at the base of your skull
  • Increasing pain in your upper back, shoulders, and arms
  • Numbness and tingling in your arms
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Problems sleeping or concentrating

For mild whiplash symptoms, you can try a few simple home therapies like these:

  • Placing ice or heat packs on your neck
  • Resting and limiting movement for a few days
  • Taking over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication
  • Performing gentle neck, shoulder, and arm stretches

For moderate to severe whiplash symptoms, you should visit your chiropractor for professional whiplash treatment. Common chiropractic treatments for whiplash include:

  • Manual adjustment of your cervical spine and shoulder joints
  • Therapeutic massage to boost blood flow and help you heal
  • Electrical stimulation (TENS) to help your muscles relax
  • Immobilization with a neck collar to stabilize your neck
  • Physical therapy, to increase range-of-motion and flexibility

You don’t have to suffer from whiplash when relief and recovery are just a phone call away. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of whiplash and whiplash treatment, call Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. You can reach him in the office by calling (619) 427-4747, so call now.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
June 10, 2022
Category: Injuries
Tags: Auto Accidents  

Auto accidents can cause all sorts of injuries, some of which don't become apparent for hours or days after the accident. Luckily, your Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor, Dr. Steven Wachs, offers effective treatment for aches and pain caused by auto accidents.

Common auto accident injuries

Although you may not be able to sense movement when you're in a car, your body is actually moving forward along with the car. When the car hits an object, it stops suddenly. The sudden change in motion exposes your body to strong forces that can damage your joints, muscles, and soft tissues.

If you were in an accident, you may experience one or more of these injuries:

  • Whiplash: Whiplash is particularly common after an auto accident. As the car jolts to a stop, your neck whips back and forth. The movement strains or damages muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, vertebrae, and spinal discs. Whiplash symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches, numbness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, and pain in the neck, shoulder, arms, upper back, or hands.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Even if you're wearing a seatbelt, you may be thrown around the car during the accident. Injuries to your muscles and soft tissues can cause pain and swelling and make it more difficult to move your joints.
  • Concussions: Concussions can also cause head and neck pain, nausea, blurred vision, and fatigue, in addition to memory issues and sensitivity to light.
  • Back, Neck, Leg, or Shoulder Injuries: The crash impact can damage joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments in your back, neck, legs, or shoulders, causing injuries ranging from sprains to herniated discs to broken bones.

How a visit to the chiropractor can help

After auto accidents, it's a good idea to visit our chiropractic office. Your chiropractic will recommend a treatment plan that may include one or more of these treatments:

  • Spinal manipulation to realign your vertebrae and improve blood flow and movements in your joints
  • Soft tissue mobilization to relieve muscles spasms and pain, break up scar tissue, and speed healing
  • Ice and heat therapy to decrease pain and loosen tight and painful muscles

Auto accidents don't have to cause lingering symptoms. Your chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, Dr. Wachs, can ease your aches and pains. Call Dr. Wachs at (619) 427-4747 to schedule an appointment.

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