Spinal Twist

At Bates Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care for our patients.

(310) 545-4188

1218 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com

Manhattan Beach Holiday Open House This Week!

This Wednesday, November 17th, from 6pm to 9pm, downtown Manhattan Beach is going to hold a Holiday Open House. All of the shops, along with our office, are going to have food from various restaurants. In our office, we’re going to have the World Famous Spot! We’re going to have the Savory Steamers, they’re very good and very healthy!

We expect you to come down and enjoy the strolling carolers, Santa Claus, and all the festivities and food this Wednesday, November 17th, from 6pm to 9pm! Bring a friend.

Manhattan Beach, CA chiropractor in Organic Vs. Conventional Produce (310) 545-4188

This week Dr. Rob discusses the differences between organic and standardized farming.

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?

See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr. Robert Bates D.C. for Chiropractic Care.

Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation.

visit our office at
1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com

Manhattan Beach, CA chiropractor explains Rubber Band Exercise (310) 545-4188

This week Dr. Rob shows you a simple yet effective exercise to help with your hand pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?

See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr. Robert Bates D.C.for Chiropractic Care.
This week Dr. Rob discusses his concern with the cure being worse than the cause.

Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation.

Visit our office at
1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com

Manhattan Beach, CA Chiropractic | Nutrition Workshop (310) 545-4188

Call to sign up for our great Nutritional/Weight Loss Workshop!
Friends and Family Are Welcome!

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?
See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr. Robert Bates D.C.for Chiropractic Care.
Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation

Visit our office at
1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com/

Good Posture by Chiropractor Dr. Bates in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

At Bates Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care for our patients.

Call (310) 545-4188 to schedule appointment

Visit our office at
1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com

Providing the finest Chiropractic Care in Manhattan Beach, CA by Dr. Robert Bates D.C (310) 545-4188

At Bates Chiropractic our Doctors, Dr. Robert C. Bates D.C. is committed to better health and wellness for each patient.

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?
See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr.Robert Bates D.C.and Dr.Aaron Bates D.C. for Chiropractic Care.
Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation

Visit our office at
1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com/

Basics of Chiropractic Care

yoga

Cervical Spine (Neck)

 

The cervical spine is the structure connecting the brain to the rest of the body. It envelopes the spinal cord that runs messages from the brain to the other parts of the body and vice versa. Not only does it contribute to keeping safe the most delicate part of the body, but it also regulates flow of blood to brain and supports the head.

 

The bones in the neck enable you to rotate your head in various directions. Any stiffness or injury can hamper your functionality. There are several types of neck pains that can be a source of constant stress.  Several people rely on medication and heating pads and even opt for surgeries (as a last resort), however, an effective and non surgical treatment of chiropractic can be miraculously helpful.

 

Chiropractic Care

 

Overview

 

In the year 1895, this healing technique was founded by D.D. Palmer. It is comprised of manual therapies and is said to alleviate musculoskeletal concerns. Under a musculoskeletal condition, the joints, muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments of an individual are affected. An impact on the aforementioned can result in minor discomfort and pain to more serious conditions.

 

World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005 published an article that considered chiropractic techniques to be a medicine and surgery free health profession. The main focus of the practice is in the area of the spine. The method of adjusting and manipulating spinal joints dates back to the time of Hippocrates and continued to thrive over the years. Now the spinal manipulation is practiced in several different parts of the world.

 

Spinal Manipulation

 

Spinal manipulation is the most emphasized aspect of chiropractic practices. It involves the art of using manual therapy to activate the joints and muscles. With the use of the hands, the practitioner moves the joints and muscles, as per the required treatment. You might remember watching a scene in several different movies or television shows where a stiff back was fixed by giving a sudden jerk. Following a muscle popping sound, the individual would be relieved of pain.

 

Similar is the scenario under a chiropractic practitioner, however, it takes into account safety and consent of the individual in pain in opposition to the situations depicted on television. The motive of spinal manipulation is to enable the normal movement of the body by relaxing tight muscles and loosening joints.

 

Not only is spinal manipulation an important asset for a chiropractic practitioner; the use of exercise and electrical devices are also common. The electrical modalities are devices that stimulate the joints and muscles.

 

Spinal manipulation is the core element of chiropractic treatments and is immensely effective for relieving neck pain. Performed by a licensed and certified practitioner and being characterized as non surgical and medicine-free, this might be turn out to be an appropriate option for you.

Used under Creative Commons Licensing courtesy of Eli Christman

Disc Injuries -Thoracic Disc Herniation and Chiropractors

290644114_fa50ce417aThe demanding activities and tasks at the workplace and the lifting of heavy objects at home, causes pain in the back and neck region of the body, which if not treated appropriately, can result in serious disc injuries. Thoracic spine herniation is a medical condition, for which chiropractic offers effective treatment methods.

What Is Thoracic Disc Herniation?

Thoracic disc herniation is a type of disc injury in which the upper back region of the body is affected and a tingling pain permeates throughout the affected area. In some cases, the patient might feel pain in his chest and rib cage, which might be because of the pressure exerted on the nerves in the area.

The thoracic spine of the body consists of 12 vertebra, referred to by doctors as T1 to T12. The thoracic spine begins at the base of the neck, and continues until the end of the rib cage, where the T12 vertebra joins with the first vertebra of the lumbar region.

Thoracic disc herniation is a medical condition caused by the bulging or swelling of the pulpous and nerve material, located in the center of the disc. The material squeezes out of its narrow space and becomes exposed. The pressure exerted by the disc on the exposed nerves causes extreme pain to the individual which hampers him in engaging in different everyday activities.

Disc generation is also a probable cause of thoracic disc herniation, as the disc experiences wear and tear due to age and strenuous usage. This medical condition is more likely to develop in individuals who are in the 40 to 60 year age bracket.

Medical professionals conduct MRI scans in order to determine that there is no pressure and damage to the spinal cord because of the degeneration of the disc. In extreme cases, where the herniated disc exerts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves, an individual can even suffer from a paralysis in the lower region of the body.

If the disc herniation is more to the side, it might cause pressure or impingement on the nerve root, causing pain in the abdomen and chest walls. In other cases, the pressure on the nerves might cause a combination of different symptoms ranging from upper back pain to tingling sensations all down the spine.

Chiropractic and Disc Injuries

Chiropractic offer non-invasive treatment methods for different spine, neck and disc injuries. They provide services for joint adjustment and relief from various musculoskeletal disorders.  Chiropractic is gaining popularity for effective treatment of different painful muscle strains and disorders.

 

Image used under Creative Commons Licensing: the neck thing. ouch. no really…ouch! by Beth Punches

Nutrition/Weight Loss Workshop

The Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 20th @ 6:45pm. There is limited seating, so please call us @ (310) 545-4188 to reserve a spot. Friends and Family are welcome; just let us know how many people will be coming!
Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Privacy Policy