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DR WILLIAM ROJAS D.C
Chiropractic (from Greek chiro- χειρο- "hand-" + praktikósπρακτικός "concerned with action") is analternative health care profession that focuses on treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and its effects on the nervous system.
Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by D.D.Palmer in Unites states and is now practiced in more than 100 countries.It focus in manual therapy including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulations.Traditionally, it is based on the premise that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction can interfere with the nervous system and result in many different conditions of diminished health.
Chiropractors usually obtain one of the following equivalent first professional degrees in chiropractic medicine (D.C. or D.C.M. or B.Chiro or M.Chiro). They use a combination of treatments that are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. A chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment and management plan that can include spinal adjustments,soft tissue therapy,exercises, and health and lifestyle counseling.
What can a chiropractor treat?
Headaches. Many people suffer from headaches or backaches on a regular basis, and believe that headaches are a normal part of life! Or that they are simply tired.
Modern society has become so involved in treating symptoms that often the cause of the problem goes untreated or completely ignored. This is often the case with headaches. People have been conditioned to use drugs to ease headache pain. Drugs, however, taken over extended periods of time, can adversely affect your body’s functions for years to come. Drugs cover up the symptoms but do nothing to correct the cause of the pain.
Through a combination of Medical and Chiropractic treatments, we are able to treat the cause of your pain, not just the symptoms. Most headaches, and general discomfort are the result of nerve pressure at the base of the skull . This abnormal pressure can result from posture deviations or misalignments due to accidents, falls, or repetitive stress resulting from work or other activities of daily living.
With state-of-the-art testing we can successfully determine areas of potential nerve compression. Utilizing a combination of medications and Chiropractic adjustments, we can successfully correct the underlying spinal misalignments, reduce the nerve compression and ultimately resolve the underlying cause of your headache.
The results will show on your x-rays! Chiropractic is an amazing way to eliminate your pain forever.
Sciatica. Sciatica is an extremely painful condition which affects the largest and longest nerve in the body. It is almost always due to pressure placed on nerves in the lower back. Pressure placed on spinal nerves result in symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensations. These symptoms usually effect one or both legs and will often be accompanied by severe lower back pain.
The lower back has a greater amount of stress than the upper back due to the greater amount of weight it has to support. As a result, displacements of the bones and joints of the lower back frequently occur. These displacements, known as subluxations, cause the nerves to be pinched which can lead to severe hip, leg, and foot pain.
Doctors at HEALING TOUCH C & C are trained to detect and correct the causes of sciatica. Utilizing X-rays, MRI’s and other diagnostic tools, we can determine how and why compression of spinal nerves occur and make necessary structural changes to the spine to eliminate the painful nerve compression. A combination of Medical and Chiropractic care can eliminate the underlying cause of sciatic pain.
Disc Herniations. Intervertebral Discs are the structures located between the bones of the spine known as vertebrae. These discs act as shock absorbers for the spine and protect the nerves that exit from between the vertebrae. Discs are made of a rough outer cartilage that encases an inside gelatinous material known as the nucleus pulposus. Due to trauma or repetitive stress, the outer cartilage will often tear, allowing the gelatinous material inside to bulge or leak out. (bulge vs. herniation) Symptoms result when the herniated nucleus compresses or irritates the nerve root.
The presence of herniated disc(s) usually result in symptoms of severe neck or lower back complaints, depending on the location of the herniation. Other symptoms including pain, numbness and burning sensations are often noted into the arms and hands and can occur unilaterally or bilaterally. An MRI is the preferred mechanism for evaluating the existence of disc herniations. Severe herniations may require surgical intervention but most herniations can be treated successfully with a combination of
Physical Therapy and Chiropractic adjustments.
Proper evaluation and diagnosis are essential to managing and treating disc herniations. The doctors at HEALING TOUCH C & C utilize all existing techniques to detect and adequately treat symptoms associated with disc herniations. We use a combination of medical and chiropractic treatments in an effort to avoid unnecessary surgery. When surgery is indicated, we have established relationships with excellent Orthopedic surgeons and Neurosurgeons who practice with the same quality and expertise we insist upon.