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Our Berkeley chiropractic office uses procedures and adjunctive services that help our patients enjoy the fastest results in the shortest amount of time.
Like other chiropractors in Berkeley and elsewhere, there are certain health conditions we especially enjoy helping. Sometimes it’s because they’re challenging, and other times because it’s so gratifying to see results after traditional methods are unsuccessful.
Herniated and bulging discs present a challenge because very few think anything can be done about them. Here at our Berkeley Chiropractic office we have the perfect combination of knowledge, skill and equipment to be able to help most people with disc problems without the use of drugs or surgery. We have a complete disc rehab program that has proven results called the ReHab Spinal System which, in combination with Chiropractic adjustments and advanced Laser Pain Therapy can actually heal and rejuvenate most disc conditions.
Most extremity joint problems are called “soft tissue” problems. Examples of these are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Hip pain
In other words they are most frequently muscle strains, ligament sprains or tissue inflammation problems. Here at Hamilton Chiropractic Offices we have the Advanced, Class IV, K-Laser which produces a non-surgical laser beam with two wavelengths of infrared light that penetrates into the body and corrects the body’s chemistry at a cellular level to reduce inflammation and pain and dramatically quick-start the healing process by increasing cell energy (ATP). Other types of joint problems, like arthritis are effectively treated as well. For more information see our Laser Therapy page.
Though there are many types of headaches and many causes of headaches, chiropractic remains famous for its effectiveness in treating headaches when all else has failed. It’s always extremely satisfying when someone with unrelenting headaches looks me in the eye and says, “You mean after all those years and all those drugs, the only thing I needed was Chiropractic Adjustments to get rid of my headaches? Why didn’t my doctor refer me to a Chiropractor a long time ago?”
BACK PAIN AND NECK PAIN
Back and neck pain are the two most common complaints for which people come to a chiropractor. Chiropractic’s effectiveness for treating spine pain are well known even when all else has failed. The reason for this is that frequently the most common cause of spine pain, vertebral subluxation, is not looked for, detected or corrected. By locating and correcting the CAUSE of the problem, not just treating the symptoms, Chiropractic is famously efficient.
Once your posture is distorted it only gets worse with age. This is one condition for which there is no spontaneous remission. The question is: WHY is the posture distorted? The most common visible postural distortions are the head-forward, shoulder-high on one side, hip high one side and short leg. The spine is the center of all motion in the human body. When the spine is abnormally distorted, the posture is automatically distorted. The head is considered to be a vertebra and it is the only vertebra that knows where it should be in space.(mainly because of the righting reflexes in the eyes that always keep them level with the horizon). The rest of the spine adapts to the head’s position to maintain an equilibrium. It takes more energy to maintain an upright position in opposition to gravity when you go from a mechanical equilibrium to a physiological equilibrium thus this adaptation is always at the expense of energy. The understanding of this allows us through a system of head and body weighting and soft tissue rehabilitation to correct abnormal posture. For every inch that the head is forward of normal it doubles the work required to hold it upright, causing neck and shoulder pain, a hump at the back of the neck, accelerated degeneration of the joints of the neck, as well as the distortion in appearance. For more information Click Here.
Chiropractic is sought out by couples who want a more natural approach to conception, pregnancy and childbirth.
Conception: The ability to conceive, implant and bear a child successfully to term depends upon extremely complicated body functions, from sperm production, hormone balances, and other functions too numerous to mention. Both the man and the woman need to have simultaneous normal function. If some part of the reproductive process is not functioning normally the ability to conceive, implant and carry may be affected. From the Chiropractic point of view, normal body function is dependent on all of the body parts receiving a normal nerve supply. If this not the case, malfunction may occur. This can adversely affect everything from sperm production to implantation.
Pregnancy: Once the egg is fertilized and implanted and begins to develop, the mother’s body still needs to function normally. If function is interfered with by vertebral subluxation it can result in malfunction. As the child grows, greater and greater stress is put on the mother’s body by the weight and position of the growing child. To withstand this, the mother now not only must be neurologically sound but also biomechanically efficient. If the spine is not in normal alignment the stress of the additional weight- bearing can be at best uncomfortable and at worst, painful. Spine function is extremely important in the later stages of pregnancy as well as the beginning.
Delivery: It can be categorically stated that women under chiropractic care have easier deliveries than women who are not. Successful delivery requires that the mother be as neurologically sound and biomechanically normal as possible. The nerve system must free of interference and the spine, pelvis and sacrum must be as biomechanically normal as possible. Chiropractic care helps with this. For more information on the function of the sacrum in childbirth call or stop by my office for a copy of an important paper on this subject.
“Wellness Care” is a big buzzword in the health care industry these days but what does it actually mean and how can you get it? In a nutshell wellness care boils down to preventing problems before they occur. It involves a lifestyle of things natural; eating good food, exercising regularly, etc. What the human needs to be healthy and function normally are not complicated: Good water, good food, good air, rest, exercise, a positive mental outlook, and a normal nerve supply to all parts of the body. You will need the help of a Chiropractor to assure that your body is free of nerve interference but through initiative and effort you can get the rest of these things on your own. It will require initiative and effort on your part and you will probably be more efficient at it if you have a coach. For instance, did you know that most people are dehydrated or that not all water is the same? Or did you know that you cannot live without salt but it has to be the right kind of salt? Why not start today by calling my office for a no-charge consultation. Make this the easy first step to a healthier you tomorrow.