When You Should See a Chiropractor for Treatment
Visiting a chiropractor is the best way to treat chronic or acute pain stemming from conditions like sciatica, carpal tunnel, nerve damage, or back pain, to name a few. At Advanced Spine & Sports we strive to optimize our patients' health by accelerating the healing process and helping you preserve good health. Not only will it help you prevent an injury before it happens, but it also ensures you maintain long-term results that only come from chiropractic care.
What Happens If You Have Spine Damage?
Most patients who request a chiropractic adjustment have underlying musculoskeletal injuries affecting the area between their neck to lower back. The spinal cord is the literal backbone of your body. It is responsible for transmitting signals through the nerves to the brain, and injuries interfere with its ability to do the job. That's why spinal damage is best treated immediately after an accident happens. Delaying treatment can result in:
- Changes in circulation
- Numbness and tingling
- Headaches or migraines
- Intense pressure in your neck
- Lower back pain
- Loss of coordination
- Nerve damage
- Joint pain
Chiropractors Improve and Promote Overall Wellness
Chiropractic care is the best way to locate, treat and correct spinal damage or chronic pain. If this is your first time seeking treatment, we answer a few frequently asked questions.
What are chiropractors?
Chiropractors are skilled wellness doctors who mend musculoskeletal injuries of the bones, joints, muscles and surrounding tissue. We firmly believe your body is strong enough to repair naturally at our offices – our treatments complement that ability.
When will I get used to treatments?
It's normal for your body to adjust to therapy after a few sessions. In the long run you'll find yourself moving away from a dependency on medications and relying more on chiropractic wellness as your body heals.
Do you offer consultations?
Consultations are required before we can recommend a chiropractic adjustment for old or new back injuries. It gives us a chance to conduct a simple examination to evaluate the extent of your injury and discuss your medical history. We use these crucial details to piece together the right treatment plan for you, from chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompressions to a massage therapy regimen.
How long will I need to see a chiropractor for back pain?
If you're wondering how long you'll need to see a chiropractor for a back injury - that depends on the severity of your pain and the multi-specialty approach we use.
How Chiropractic Adjustments Work
Chiropractic adjustments have been one of the most widely practiced treatments since the late 19th century. Despite popular belief, it does not hurt at all. The most you're likely to feel is a slight crack or pop in session and minor soreness post-session.
Before we begin, our licensed chiropractors will position you correctly on the drop table. It supports you as we implement various techniques on the upper to lower back. We use special instruments and a hands-on approach to push joints and muscles beyond their range of motion to reduce stiffness.
Even if you don't have severe spinal damage, it's excellent for loosening tight muscles, improving your digestion, correcting your posture, lowering blood pressure, and boosting immunity. However, we would strongly advise against them if you have one of the following conditions:
- Diagnosed with cancer
- At high risk of getting a stroke
- Have an abnormality near the spine that could interfere with treatment
- Have existing medical conditions that could interfere with treatment
- Weakness, tingling, and numbness
Are You Ready to Give Chiropractic Therapy A Try?
At Advanced Spine & Sports, chiropractic therapy has provided patients with lasting and long-term results for over 20 years. We guarantee you'll get the most out of each session at our office. To schedule your first or next appointment with us, call 310.945.2966. Our offices also work with your insurance provider and offer liens or "promise of payment" after an accident.
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Have a question? Contact us today. We welcome patients from all over the world and would like to help you look your best. Whether it’s regarding a small headache or post-surgical rehab, Dr. Sheikh is experienced and will be able to recommend what’s best for you.
8810 South Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045