Chiropractic Specialist

Vitality Health Center -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Vitality Health Center

Integrative Medicine Specialists & Chiropractors located in Santa Monica, CA

Chiropractic care helps your body start healing itself. When you get regular adjustments at Vitality Health Center in Santa Monica, California, your chiropractor makes sure your body is aligned to its ideal state. Whether you have headaches, back pain, joint pain, a chronic health condition, or if you just want to improve your health, adding chiropractic treatments to your integrative medicine plan will be beneficial.

Chiropractic Q and A

How can chiropractic care help me?

During your chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor uses hands-on techniques to manipulate your body’s alignment, especially your spine. By using quick movements and gentle force, he or she can restore mobility to joints, realign vertebrae, and relieve pressure on compressed nerves.

When your body is back to its ideal alignment, it can start to heal and recover, especially if you have had an injury. While many men and women get chiropractic appointments after an injury occurs, you certainly don’t have to be injured to be seen by a chiropractor. Chiropractic care can help curtail all kinds of pain in your muscles, bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and cartilage.

Should I make an appointment even if I am too sore for an adjustment?

Yes. Not all chirovpractic treatments involve manual manipulation. If something is out of line, your chiropractor can still adjust you, if needed, using a specialized, gentle instrument. You’ll probably also benefit from treatments that heal soft tissues. Cold laser therapy, electric stimulation therapy, and massage therapy are just some of the other options that can diminish your pain.

Chiropractic care isn’t all hands-on, either. Your customized plan includes nutrition counseling and exercise guidance, so you can start feeling your best and prevent future injuries.

Will I need more than one chiropractic visit?

Likely, yes. Chiropractic involves helping your body heal itself — you can’t do that overnight. Many men and women report feeling better and have less pain after just one visit. But to help your body continue healing and readjusting itself, you need to have several appointments. When you come in for a consultation, your dedicated chiropractor will let you know how many visits you’ll need to recover fully.

Usually, it’s common to have 2-3 adjustments per week for at least a few months, although the number varies depending on the patient’s need.  Even when you get to a point when you’re feeling your best, a lot of men and women like to come in a couple of times a month, just to continue staying in a pain-free state.