Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals who primarily concentrate on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of spinal disorders and other mechanical conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic care places a strong emphasis on the body’s ability to heal itself without employing surgery, drugs, or other medical measures.
Patients often experience relief from a wide range of painful and dangerous symptoms by seeking quality chiropractic care. At OC Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we address countless health and wellness issues using a variety of approaches.
Read more about some of our specific services below.
The “classic” chiropractic treatment, manual adjustments are done by hand to perform a broad spectrum of coordinated contact movements. Manual adjustments may be used to address various patient health and wellness concerns. Applying direct pressure at specific points, we can dramatically improve the function of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other soft bodily tissues.
Using a traction table, we employ spinal decompression to gently stretch the spine. By altering the position and force placement of the spine, spinal decompression reduces pressure on the spinal disks (gel-like cushions that separate every vertebrae in the spine). This process can cause bulging and herniated disks to retract, which can relieve back pain, improve flexibility, and promote healing by moving nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to these disks.
As part of a comprehensive chiropractic care program, laser therapy has proven to be an effective way to manage pain for many patients. Using a targeted light spectrum, laser therapy helps to ease inflammation, encourage nerve regeneration, and generally speed the healing process for individuals who have suffered injuries or are living with chronic pain.
In the wake of an injury or a surgical procedure, many people can benefit greatly from a targeted physical rehabilitation regimen. When patients come to us for rehabilitation, we will use a combination of adjustments and other modalities. For post-treatment care at home, we generally recommend a program of exercises to help in recovery from physical trauma and to rebuild former mobility and range of movement.
Whether part of a prescribed physical rehabilitation program or for general preventative or restorative purposes, chiropractic exercises can be powerful complements to regular chiropractic office visits. The pelvic tilt and the supine bridge are just a couple of exercises that virtually anyone can do at home to improve their overall health and wellness. When you come to us for treatment, corrective exercises may be one way that your treatment continues outside of our office!