When it comes to massage therapy, we have a goal in mind: to get you happy and healthy. Our certified chiropractors have provided back and neck pain relief for a number of residents in the Galt area using massage therapy. Whether you are in agonizing pain or are just beginning to notice symptoms, come to Labrado Chiropractic today and see what our massage therapists can do for you.
What is chiropractic massage therapy?
Chiropractic massage therapy using techniques similar to what most people think of when they think of a traditional massage: gliding hand motions and sustained pressure. When a professional performs these techniques they can relax contracted muscles and release stagnant toxins.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
There are many benefits to massage therapy. Beyond being extremely relaxing, massage therapy can have the following benefits:
How many massage therapy sessions are necessary?
The number of sessions depends on what you would like to achieve. After we learn your long- and short-term goals, we will be able to provide you with a time frame.
Can massage therapy help a sports injury?
Yes. We have helped a number of athletes in the Elk Grove area recover from their sports injury using massage therapy. Many sports, such as golf, cycling, and weight lifting can put a tremendous amount of pressure on your back and neck and can cause muscle sprains, ligament and tendon injuries. Our massage therapy techniques not only relieve this pressure, but also decrease the chances for re-injury.
I have had surgery in the past; can I still get a massage?
Yes, in fact, getting a massage is extremely beneficial to those who have had surgery in the past. By manipulating the soft tissues in your body we are able to assist in the healing process.
We understand that you may have had injuries in the past that have healed on their own in only a few days. When it comes to auto injuries, such as whiplash or herniated discs, recovery could take months. Don't ignore your injury; address it. Schedule an appointment with Labrado Chiropractic and we will work with you to drastically reduce your recovery time. Why live with the pain, stiffness, and dizziness longer than you need to?
What causes whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when the anterior longitudinal ligament in your neck is stretched or torn. Rear-impact car accidents are amongst the most common causes of whiplash, as the head is suddenly and violently jerked forward and back. Reports show that over 1 million whiplash injuries occur each year as a result of an auto accident. This number does not shock us in the chiropractic community. In fact, we know that this number would be much larger if all whiplash injuries were reported.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Symptoms of whiplash vary depending on severity, but the most common symptoms are pain, stiffness, and discomfort in the neck, back, jaw, or shoulders, as well as frequent headaches and blurred vision.
Can whiplash heal on it's own?
As the old saying goes, time heals all wounds. Occasionally, this saying can be applied to mild cases of whiplash, but when it comes to severe whiplash, it is always best to seek the advice of a professional. If treatment is delayed or avoided more serious complications can occur.
Can chiropractic care help me with other auto injuries?
Absolutely. Chiropractic care has been known to eradicate spine misalignment, postural issues, and muscle tension, as well as reduce mental stress.
I was just in a car accident; when should I go see a chiropractor?
We recommend that you schedule an appointment to see a chiropractor as soon as you can. As is common with minor car accidents, those involved are greatly concerned about the condition of their automobile. We understand your sense of urgency to return your vehicle and life back to normal as quickly as possible, however, repairs to your vehicle can be put off without much consequence, your body, on the other hand, needs immediate attention if damage is to be reversed.
I don't have health insurance; will my car insurance cover my treatment costs?
If you were not at fault and if you have comprehensive auto insurance, chances are your medical bills will be covered. Labrado Chiropractic is accepted by most major insurance companies in Galt and our staff is extremely experienced with the insurance claims process. If you have questions regarding your insurance policy please do hesitate to ask us.
I already went to the emergency room, why should I go to a chiropractor too?
It is always a wise decision to pursue medical attention directly after an automobile accident. But, as is the case with many auto accident injuries, neck and back symptoms don’t immediately express themselves. We trust that your medical doctor in Galt has performed a thorough assessment of your condition, and if required, has recommended the necessary supplements. However, chiropractic care aims to address problems that will occur days or weeks after the incident.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Chronic back pain is not only a physical sensation. Many people who suffer from spinal arthritis, herniated discs, sciatica, and spinal stenosis also experience a change in mood. Many of our Sacramento patients tell us that beyond physical pain, they also “feel funny” or “not themselves.” This type of confused thinking is common amongst people who suffer from back pain, and if left untreated, these thoughts are capable of manifesting into serious forms of depression. If you have been suffering from severe back or neck pain and feel like nothing you’ve tried in the past has worked, Labrado Chiropractic may have a solution.
What is non-surgical spinal decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a relatively new treatment but it is quickly gaining popularity in the chiropractic community. It is the perfect technique for those suffering from chronic back and neck pain as well as many other serious spinal conditions. It uses state-of-the-art technology, a high-tech decompression table, as well as bands, belts and pulleys to stretch the spine and pull out spinal abnormalities and restore the spine to alignment.
What should I expect?
Upon arrival one of our certified chiropractors will perform an in-depth spinal assessment. Afterwards, he or she will utilize the decompression table, which can be tilted at various angles to release nerve compression.
What conditions does spinal decompression treat?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is used to treat many conditions affecting the spine. When the proper spinal decompression exercises are performed under the supervision of our certified chiropractors, it can help treat the symptoms of the following conditions:
Is spinal decompression safe?
Yes, spinal decompression therapy is a safe and proven method of alleviating most conditions. However, spinal decompression therapy isn’t for all of our Sacramento clients. If you have a ruptured disc or a disc protrusion we may recommend other methods to relieve your back pain.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care in Sacramento
For many women, bringing a child into the world is one the most rewarding and exciting aspects of life. It can also be one of the most stressful. Between preparing your home for a newborn, purchasing baby essentials, and even deciding on a name, we at Labrado Chiropractic understand how overwhelming it can be. With so many preparations to be made, it can be easy to overlook how important it is to take care of your body.
Why should I get prenatal chiropractic care?
If you are pregnant, you don’t need us to tell you that your body is going through many complex physical changes. Carrying extra weight isn’t easy. You may be experiencing pain and discomfort in your neck, lower back, and pelvic joints as well as swelling in your legs and feet. We at Labrado Chiropractic know that adjusting to such physical changes can be difficult, especially without the aid of prescription medications. If you are like many soon-to-be mothers you may have sought the advice of another mother to find an alternative, more holistic method to alleviate your discomfort, which may have brought you here. If so, you can take a deep breath, they directed you to the right place. Relief is at hand.
What does prenatal chiropractic care do?
Prenatal chiropractic care aims to address many of the complex changes a woman goes through during her pregnancy. When prenatal chiropractic adjustments are performed by a certified chiropractor, they can have the following benefits:
Is maternal chiropractic care safe?
Absolutely. Like prenatal yoga and massages, prenatal chiropractic is a safe and drug-free alternative aimed to alleviate pain you may be feeling as a result of your pregnancy. Labrado Chiropractic only uses chiropractic adjustment techniques that are safe for both you and your unborn child.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Like any chiropractic care, one of our certified chiropractors will perform a thorough spinal analysis and a complete health history, including your diet, exercise, age, as well as any other necessary information pertinent to your care and condition. Our comprehensive approach to prenatal chiropractic care ensures that you are getting the individual attention you need and deserve.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic spinal adjustments have been performed on children of all ages since chiropractic care entered the American medical practice in the late 19th century. Since then, pediatric chiropractic care has evolved, and is now used for a number of reasons beyond the skeletal system. With the increasing evidence for moving away from child medication, many parents in Elk Grove and throughout the entire country are utilizing child chiropractic care as an alternative method to alleviate the symptoms of allergies, asthma, and a variety of neurological disorders. We at Labrado Chiropractic are pleased to see that such reports on the many benefits of pediatric chiropractic are finally making headlines.
I read that chiropractic care can help children struggling with ADD and ADHD; is that true?
With the number of children being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD growing, and with an increasing aversion to prescription drugs, much research has been devoted to confirming the correlation between chiropractic care and children with ADD, ADHD, and other behavioral issues. Recent studies have shown that children suffering with such disorders have benefitted.
Can chiropractic adjustment be performed on infants?
Yes, in fact, chiropractic care is extremely beneficial for infants. Newborns have subtle spines, which increases the chance of spinal misalignment. Subluxations, or a partial dislocation, in an infant’s spine can easily occur when a child takes a tumble. Taking your infant to a trusted chiropractor in the Elk Grove area will help promote healthy growth and development of your baby’s spinal structure.
How do I know if I should take my child to a chiropractor?
If your child’s school provides an annual scoliosis screening, you may be fortunate enough to catch and treat spinal misalignment before further complications arise. However, not all signs of spinal misalignment are visible. Knowing if your child has an issue with his or her spine can be difficult. Children are tougher than we think. Many times a child will not let us know if something is physically bothering them, or if they do, they may have a hard time articulating what they are feeling. If you live in or around the greater Elk Grove area, we recommend taking your child to Labrado Chiropractic for a thorough spinal assessment.
If you are like most athletes in the Galt area, you’re driven, self-confident, and competitive. While these are great traits to possess on the playing field, they can be counterproductive when you’re sidelined with an injury. We at Labrado Chiropractic understand your eagerness to get back in the game, but when it comes to a sports injury, getting back in the game too early can lead to bigger and more complicated problems in the future. Don’t just “walk-it-off.” Take the determination you have on the field and put it into your recovery. Labrado Chiropractic has helped a number of athletes in Galt recover in a timely manner with proper chiropractic adjustments. From pulled hamstrings to torn ligaments, from shin splints to tennis elbow, we are 100% committed to getting you off the sidelines and back in the game.
How many sessions are required?
The number of sessions required depends on the severity of the injury and your body’s natural healing capacity. At your initial consultation, one of our chiropractic sports physicians will gather all relevant information and perform an in-depth nervous system analysis. Afterwards, we will be able to give you an estimate on the number of sessions required as well as a list of exercises you can do at home to expedite the recovery time.
Can you treat all sports-related injuries?
Our chiropractors are able to treat a wide range of sports-related injuries such as sprains, strains, and tears. However, when it comes to some severe injuries it is best to see an orthopedic surgeon for treatment. We at Labrado Chiropractic have always had an honest approach to chiropractic and if we feel that chiropractic care isn’t the best route on the road to recovery, we will recommend an alternative approach for our Galt clientele.
What type of clothing should I wear to my appointment?
We recommend wearing something comfortable and loose fitting to your scheduled appointments. If necessary, you may be asked to change into an examination gown for a more accurate assessment.
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