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Every NFL team has an official team chiropractor as of the 2014-2015 season. Major League Baseball has 30 teams with a team chiropractor. A 2006 study that examined Division I NCAA athletes participating in intercollegiate sporting events in Hawaii revealed that 39% of those surveyed reported using chiropractic services within the past 12 months.

There are many schools of chiropractic adjustment techniques. Most chiropractors however, mix techniques from multiple schools. The following adjustment procedures were received in 2003 by more that 10% of US-licensed chiropractors: Diversified method. A 2008 systematic study did not find enough evidence for its use to treat chronic low back pain.

Your chiropractor may place you in various ways to access different parts or your body. Your chiropractor will typically place you face down on a specially padded, padded chiropractic table to allow for chiropractic adjustments. You might hear popping and crackling as your chiropractor realigns the spine or joints.

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Doctor Rodriguez was my doctor. He was extremely friendly and polite and answered all my questions. Megan, the front desk staff member was extremely helpful. For a fast and simple process, she contacted me by text. I felt immediate relief from the upper back pain I've had for over 2 years. Prodigy Chiro Care, Spinal Rehab will provide any further relief I need.

"I bought this product for my husband. He's now in his mid forties and has been suffering from back pain since he was injured by a car. It was great that a chiropractor took xrays of his back before making any adjustments. The chiropractor can educate you on the state of your spine, and then create a plan to get it back to health. My husband has suffered from migraine headaches, vertigo, and other symptoms. He has been on the road of recovery so far. We are very happy with the results .."-Natalie.

Once your history has been gathered, the chiropractor will perform a physical examination or may start treatment. This could be manual spinal manipulation or may involve the use of various chiropractic instruments. Once your adjustment is completed, the chiropractor will recommend a set of follow up visits. The number and frequency of your visits will depend on your current condition, your level of pain, and the other treatments you have. The best way to get chiropractic care is to combine it with pain management treatments such as medication, physical therapy and pain-relieving injections.

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In all my 25 years of experience seeing chiropractors, Dr Rodriguez has been the most gentle, thorough and effective. Highly recommended

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An outcome study that was conducted in 1998 found spinal decompression therapy to be effective in 71% cases. Patients reported experiencing a decrease in their pain to either 0 (or 1) on a scale of 1 to 5.

Although there are many schools of chiropractic adjustive methods, most chiropractors use techniques from multiple schools. In a 2003 survey, more than 10% of US licensed chiropractors received the following adjustments: Diversified technique. A 2008 systematic review found insufficient evidence to recommend its use for chronic low-back pain.

Traditional Chinese medicine describes acupuncture in terms of balancing energy flow or life force. It is believed that chi flows through pathways (meridians).

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To treat a disc problem that’s affecting your lower back, we fit a harness comfortably around your hips and attach the other end to the table, near your feet. After activating the table, the lower portion gently slides back and forth, slowly lengthening your spine and alleviating pressure.

A chiropractic specialist in sports can help you if you are an athlete, or someone who is active regularly. Sports chiropractors can help you get back to your best regardless of your level of experience.

In 2005, the chiropractic subluxation was defined by the World Health Organization as "a lesion or dysfunction in a joint or motion segment in which alignment, movement integrity and/or physiological function are altered, although contact between joint surfaces remains intact. It is essentially a functional entity, which may influence biomechanical and neural integrity." This differs from the medical definition of subluxation as a significant structural displacement, which can be seen with static imaging techniques such as X-rays. The use of X-ray imaging in the case of vertebral subluxation exposes patients to harmful ionizing radiation for no evidentially supported reason. The 2008 book Trick or Treatment states "X-rays can reveal neither the subluxations nor the innate intelligence associated with chiropractic philosophy, because they do not exist." Attorney David Chapman-Smith, Secretary-General of the World Federation of Chiropractic, has stated that "Medical critics have asked how there can be a subluxation if it cannot be seen on X-ray. The answer is that the chiropractic subluxation is essentially a functional entity, not structural, and is therefore no more visible on static X-ray than a limp or headache or any other functional problem." The General Chiropractic Council, the statutory regulatory body for chiropractors in the United Kingdom, states that the chiropractic vertebral subluxation complex "is not supported by any clinical research evidence that would allow claims to be made that it is the cause of disease."

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Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in...

Dr. Rotdriguez has been my chiropractor for 15 years for several reasons. First of all, his adjustments are the best.

Yes! Most insurance companies cover chiropractic care. If you are unsure of your insurance coverage, our office will be glad to contact your insurance company to verify your benefits and then explain your coverage to you. We also accept personal injury and automobile accidents.

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Yes! Yes. Most insurance companies cover chiropractic treatment. Our office can help you verify your insurance coverage and explain your options to you. We accept automobile accidents and personal injury.

In North America, 50,330 chiropractors were practicing in 2000. This number has increased to nearly 60,000 chiropractors by 2008. The majority of people who sought out chiropractic in 2002-03 had sought relief from pain in their necks and backs. Today, many do so for lower back pain. The vast majority of U.S. Chiropractors participate in managed healthcare. Most U.S. chiropractors are specialists in neuromusculoskeletal problems, but many view chiropractic as primary care. However, in most cases the care chiropractors provide is different from that provided by physicians. Some people may find the complementary care of both doctors and chiropractors helpful.

Sports & Exercise chiropractic professionals demonstrate advanced competencies in the customised approach to active individuals of all ages and abilities, at individual and group levels by utilising evidence-based, multi-modal techniques to enhance the function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system.

Frequently Asked Questions

Work trauma can be any kind of trauma resulting from physical activity at work, or anything that’s a chronic condition, due to repetitive use of certain postures. And that can include sitting for prolonged periods of time, not taking regular breaks and not sitting correctly. Ergonomics does play a big role. Everyone spends a lot of money on trying to get the proper chairs and sitting on Swiss balls to try to regain some of that core. A lot of these issues can be corrected by just going from a sitting to a standing position and still maintaining your workload.

Treatments to overcome lower back pain depend on a combination of things. I am looking at whether this is an acute or chronic condition and at how long it has been since the pain started. These factors all play a big role in what protocol we actually use when helping the patient out. As far as overcoming the pain, we would most likely start with the same thing, do a proper assessment as far as what needs to happen, give the patient a series of home exercises. There is another important factor in treatment and prevention: the job they do and their position during work plays a big role as far as affecting the patients’ back. So, depending on if your job is physical or if you have a sitting down job like most people do, the exercises and treatment alternatives will vary. Breaking the routine does play a big role, so going from a seated to a standing position, obviously will help a lower back condition. Lower back pain treatments are largely depending on the condition we need to treat. We may be dealing with the severity of a disbulge, with herniation, proliferation, prolapse. Depending on whatever it is, we treat according to protocol. So, someone who comes in with an acute condition they have not had in the past, will usually get treated very conservatively with chiropractics, and that usually involves manual adjustments. For a more complex version, like spinal decompression, we concentrate on the disc to distract it out, depending on the size of the herniation.

Headaches are sometimes associated with lower back pain. This generally occurs when people are holding their stress or their posture in the upper part of what’s called the trapezius, which is the muscle located right below the neck line. By having a forward posture, you are encouraging your body to go into a C-shape posture, which causes the shoulders to go around it, and then you lead with the head. In doing so, you can actually constrict the artery that allows blood to flow to the head, leading to tension headaches. Our bodies are dictated by our lower backs, which means that if we don’t maintain that curve, called a lower dotted curve, we will make our bodies stay in this forward head posture. This then puts a lot of strain on your back, due to the fact that the weight is being distributed unevenly.