Corrective Care & Wellness
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Personal Injury Chiropractic
The sudden impact of a car accident is enough to ruin anybody’s day. At Back to Balance we understand the pain and discomfort that automobile accidents can cause. We also know how to help.
In addition to agonizing pain, car accidents may cause injuries including in torn muscles, stretched tendons, inflamed joints, and internal bruising. A skilled Chiropractor can help you through the healing process for such injuries.
Just as it is important to get rid of pain following an accident, it is important to correct biomechanical injuries and restore normal ranges of motion.
If you have injuries from an auto accident, a thorough chiropractic examination with a trained personal injury chiropractor is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for chiropractic care.
Insurance companies realize the many advantages of chiropractic care. Chiropractic treatment is usually fully covered by automobile insurance policies, no matter whether you were the driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian. We will help you complete all the necessary insurance paperwork and file a claim with the responsible insurance company. We will even help you find a good personal injury attorney to help you with your case to ensure proper handling of your case so you can focus on your part… feeling well again!
Sports Injury Chiropractic Care
The majority of people that participate in sports experience some type of injury or pain eventually. Normal biomechanics in sports can lead to a long pain free career at all levels of athletics. However, if biomechanics are altered just slightly one can wear out a knee, back, hip or rotator cuff. Traumatic injuries can also occur as outside influences will change normal biomechanics and cause supportive structures inside the body to fail.
Imagine driving in your car across the country with the tire alignment slightly off or running over a nail along the way resulting in uneven wearing or a flat tire. So too in sports abnormal movements, traumatic or repetitive, will cause the bodies normal structures to fail. This is compounded by the mentality to “play through it”. Pain is the normal response of our body telling us that something is wrong and drawing attention to the area. If we do not head the feedback our body is giving us by taking care of the issue at hand a routine flat tire can turn into a blow out on the freeway.
There is saying “with the right diagnosis the proper care can be implemented and an injury will be corrected in an effective manner”. Dr. Roberts takes great pride in diagnosis so that the correct steps can be taken for proper healing. At Back to Balance chiropractic and Wellness we practice conservative treatment protocols that include pain management and proper rehab. We use our full bag of tricks including adjusting, various taping techniques, muscle work, laser therapy, and therapeutic exercise to name a few.
Sports Enhancement, too.
Each joint in our body is responsible for a small specific movement. The combined movement of all our joints is the functional movement an athlete uses during competition. If one or more of these joints is not moving in its full range then the functional range of motion will be limited leading to an abnormal movement patterns and altering performance.
The result in decrease motion can best be realized in running. If, by clearing restriction in joints, a stride length is increase by 1 inch then over the course of a mile, 1200-2000 steps, the distance gained will add up quite dramatically.
Preparing for a healthier longer carrier in sports
Sports is a battle of attrition no matter if you are an Olympic athlete or a weekend warrior. Abnormal movement patterns and/or trauma will turn that much loved sport into a memory in the blink of an eye. Through the chiropractic adjustment, neuromuscular education, therapeutic exercise, and muscle work chiropractic care can keep you running longer.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women
Most mothers experience back discomfort or back pain during pregnancy. A healthy spine and pelvis will accommodate the development of your baby with little or no discomfort. However, as your baby develops, it can cause great strain on your back and pelvis, causing imbalance which leads to pain.
Pregnancy is not normally the root cause of back pain for women who are expecting; it merely highlights an existing problem. Those preexisting and previously unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become overtaxed during pregnancy. The added loads to your back and pelvis lead to discomfort and difficulty while performing routine daily activities. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate these stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis and result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements.
Comfort for your baby, too.
As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth. So long as the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connecting the pelvic bones to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments may become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as constraint to your uterus. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby. Any compromised position for the baby throughout pregnancy will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis can occur because a baby’s space was cramped in utero.
If the woman’s uterus is constrained as birth approaches, the baby can be prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head down position, often times constraint to the uterus affects the baby’s head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or even more traumatically, present in the posterior position. Any baby position even slightly off during birth can slow down labor, and add pain to both the mother and baby. Many women have been told that their babies were too big, or labor “just slowed down” when it was really the baby’s presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Avoidable interventions are implemented turning a natural process into an operative one.
At Back to Balance Chiropractic and Wellness we work with the mothers to create an optimal birthing situation from the biomechanical standpoint.
Preparing for a Safer Birth With Chiropractic Therapy
Dystocia is defined as difficult labor and is something every woman wants to avoid. In addition to the pain and exhaustion caused by long, difficult labors, dystocia leads to multiple, medical interventions which may be physically and emotionally traumatic to both you and your baby. Some of these interventions are the administering of pitocin, the use of epidurals, painful episiotomies, forceful pulling on the baby’s fragile spine, vacuum extraction, forceps and perhaps even c-sections. Each of these procedures carry a risk of injury to you, your baby or both! However, all of these procedures used to hasten the delivery process can be avoided if delivery goes more smoothly to begin with.
When reviewing the obstetric texts, the reported reasons for dystocia are caused by pelvic imbalance and its resulting effects on your uterus and your baby’s position. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy restores balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments and therefore leads to safer and easier deliveries for you and your baby. Additionally, the chiropractic adjustment removes interference to the nervous system allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential. Published studies have indicated that chiropractic care does in fact reduce labor time.
We offer specific analysis and adjustments for your special needs in pregnancy. You and your baby’s continued safety and comfort is primary in our care. This pregnancy, offer yourself the best! Include the many benefits chiropractic offers in your prenatal care choices. Schedule an appointment today to see how we can help you in your specific needs.