On this page you'll find a description of the wide array of services our practice offers. But we know what's important isn't just what we offer, but how we offer it. You can count on our chiropractic professionals at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center to possess the knowledge, expertise and caring attitude, which will satisfy all your individual needs.
Arthritis affects everyone in different ways. In some, joints in the spine, fingers, wrists, shoulders, knees - even toes - lose their normal shape and large amounts of fluid and debris fill the joint space. Read More
Though there is no such thing as a "safe" sport, highly competitive sports, such as football, weightlifting, gymnastics, and wrestling, pose particularly higher risks of injuries, especially among children. Read More
Chronic headaches and migraines afflict many Americans. The severity of pain can go from mild and intermittent to episodes of debilitating throbbing, unrelenting agony, as well as nausea. Read More
Whiplash is an injury to the cervical spine, or neck, and occurs when the muscles and other soft tissues are hyperextended or hyperflexed. Read More
Osteoporosis is a gradual disintegration of bone and it can have a devastating impact on the joints and vertebrae of your spine. Read More
The ABCs of Subluxations
Vertebral subluxations are displacements of the spinal bones (vertebrae) that can cause stress to your spinal cord and nervous system. Subluxations may be caused by poor sleeping habits, poor posture, strenuous exercise, injuries, auto accidents, sports, slips or falls, and in some cases, the birthing process itself.
Chiropractic adjustments are very helpful in correcting subluxations and restoring optimal health.
Personal Injury Accidents
There are many different types of automobile accidents that can cause injury and impairment. These car accidents may consist of, but are not limited to, whiplash rear end accidents, front end collisions, left turn collisions, going through stop signs, and running red lights. Others may include speeding, out of control motor vehicles, drunk drivers, rollovers, unsafe lane changes, and broadside collisions. Treating with a chiropractic spinal specialist who understands these injuries, and resultant consequences of each type of impact, is a vital component in treatment and recovery. With 27 years of experience Wachs Chiropractic is the clinic of choice for Personal Injury Attorneys in the South Bay, North County, and throughout San Diego.
Workers Compensation Injuries
One of the most frequent questions patient's ask is: what kinds of injuries or illnesses might be compensated by workers' compensation?
Work related injuries or illnesses are typically covered only when they "arise out of and in the course of employment." There needs to be a connection between the accident that caused the injury/illness and the scope of your employment duties. Examples of compensable injuries are those caused by moving heavy furniture, lifting heavy equipment, repetitive movements and cumulative traumas, slipping on a wet or oily surface, defective machinery, or fires or explosions. Many state workers' compensation programs preclude coverage for injuries which occur while you are not acting within the scope of your employment - such as while you are playing football with friends on your day off. But closer examination of the situation should be made - if you were injured while playing football at a company sponsored picnic, there may be coverage.
There are some specific illnesses which "arise out of and in the course of employment" can be covered under the workers' compensation system where the working conditions present unusual or extraordinary risks of contracting an illness - such as coal miners being able to recover for black lung disease or computer workers for carpal tunnel syndrome. A complete consultation and examination with your chiropractor can help determine whether you have sustained a work related injury and what treatment is necessary.
Dr. Wachs is a Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate. He specializes in Q.M.E. (Qualified Medical Evaluations), A.M.E. (Agreed Medical Evaluations), and I.M.E. (Independent Medical Examinations).
Please feel free to browse our Blog for information on Whiplash, Neck and Back Injuries, Workers Compensation Injuries, and Qualified Medical Evaluations...and Now...Laser Therapy!
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