March is Blood Pressure Reduction Month by Dr. Bates Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

This week, Dr. Rob talks about an interesting study done on chiropractic and its effects on blood pressure!

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Chiropractor Manhattan Beach Goes Over The Fastest Way to Eliminate Pain Permanently

Typically the traditional methods to eliminate symptoms are to use drugs, shots, pills, and even surgery.

For example, you have your Advil, your prescribed drugs, and cortisone shots. All are designed to specifically get rid of the symptoms the fastest possible way.

If that’s your objective, that’s okay. But, just treating the symptoms is the same as driving into a gas station because the oil light is on in your car. You approach the gas attendant and ask him to take care of the oil light because it’s bugging you. He sits down next to you, pulls out a spray paint can, and spray paints the light. He asks if you can see the light, you cannot, so he sends you on your way…

Same with drugs and surgery, they treat the symptom but not the cause.

Medically, they’ve come to the conclusion that if it’s a cure, they’ve eliminated the pain.

Our objective would be to look at the underlying problems that are causing the pain.

Look at, for example, FHP. FHP causes the head to go forward. The head weighs around 15 pounds; for each inch that it goes forward, the weight is multiplied by that amount; therefore, putting that amount of weight on your back.

For example, if the head goes forward four inches and you multiply it by 15, there are 60 pounds of pressure being constantly put on your neck, back, shoulders, and all the way down to your tailbone. It can also create symptoms like headaches, neck pain, arthritis, shoulder problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and eventually can create rubbing and grinding on the discs, causing degenerative disc disease.

Our office is unique because we take x-rays to see how the person’s spine looks. We, then, develop specific types of spinal molding exercises with certain adjustments and apply them to the person to where over the course of time, the person will change. We then can take another x-ray to see the correction happening, ultimately taking care of the cause. By doing so, we can get at the cause, to where the pain wont come back.

Any questions? Contact me, Dr. Robert Bates, at www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com

Typically the traditional methods to eliminate symptoms are to use drugs, shots, pills, and even surgery.

For example, you have your Advil, your prescribed drugs, and cortisone shots. All are designed to specifically get rid of the symptoms the fastest possible way.

If that’s your objective, that’s okay. But, just treating the symptoms is the same as driving into a gas station because the oil light is on in your car. You approach the gas attendant and ask him to take care of the oil light because it’s bugging you. He sits down next to you, pulls out a spray paint can, and spray paints the light. He asks if you can see the light, you cannot, so he sends you on your way…

Same with drugs and surgery, they treat the symptom but not the cause.

Medically, they’ve come to the conclusion that if it’s a cure, they’ve eliminated the pain.

Our objective would be to look at the underlying problems that are causing the pain.

 

Look at, for example, FHP. FHP causes the head to go forward. The head weighs around 15 pounds; for each inch that it goes forward, the weight is multiplied by that amount; therefore, putting that amount of weight on your back.

For example, if the head goes forward four inches and you multiply it by 15, there are 60 pounds of pressure being constantly put on your neck, back, shoulders, and all the way down to your tailbone. It can also create symptoms like headaches, neck pain, arthritis, shoulder problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and eventually can create rubbing and grinding on the discs, causing degenerative disc disease.

 

Our office is unique because we take x-rays to see how the person’s spine looks. We, then, develop specific types of spinal molding exercises with certain adjustments and apply them to the person to where over the course of time, the person will change. We then can take another x-ray to see the correction happening, ultimately taking care of the cause. By doing so, we can get at the cause, to where the pain wont come back.

 

Any questions? Contact me, Dr. Robert Bates, at www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com     

Manhattan Beach, CA Holiday Open House! by Dr. Bates (310) 545-4188

This Wednesday, November 17th from 6pm to 9pm, enjoy The World Famous Spot’s Savory Steamers in our office for the Holiday Open House!

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Do you have a health problem that concerns you?

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Increase Your Life Expectancy by Manhattan Beach, CA chiropractor (310) 545-4188

This week Dr. Rob 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.

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Back Pain – Being Prepared for Your First Visit to a Chiropractor

Folks are often faced with this dilemma: I feel discomfort in my back, but it’s probably nothing, right? It’ll just go away in a matter of days or weeks. I probably just need to rest more or eat better.

It’s true that a handful of back pain dilemmas arise from notably bad posture, a poor or inadequate diet, bad sleeping habits or even using bad form while exercising. Unfortunately, the average individual is not qualified to properly diagnose these problems, which can often prove to be fatal down the road.

It may be wise to consult a Chiropractor at this stage; an expert who can provide extensive knowhow and diagnoses into each and every kind of back-related issue. This article aims to prepare you somewhat, so you know some of the things to expect when you visit a Chiropractor for the first time.

In the event that your back pain turns out to be more serious than just symptoms of discomfort or overuse, here’s how a Chiropractor would generally diagnose causes:

Potentially Serious

This can range from conditions like tumors, infections, a local open wound or burn to major neurological problems such as cauda equina – a rare but serious condition nevertheless that’s best described as extreme pressure and swelling of the nerves at the lower tip of the spinal cord. This is considered a serious medical emergency and may need urgent surgical attention.

Other conditions in this category include prolonged internal bleeding and joint infection.

Nerve Problem

In cases where the nerve root in the lower back is compressed or pinched, you experience sciatica. One of the typical causes of this condition is a lumbar herniated disc or spinal stenosis – with age, the general makeup of the spine often changes, leading to degeneration of the bones, muscles, ligaments and discs surrounding the spinal cord. A common symptom of this condition is leg pain. This pain is often accompanied by a tingling sensation in the buttocks and legs.

Non-Specific

This can be categorized as “mechanical back pain” in the lumbar region; also known as axial back pain, this is categorized as either a sharp or dull pain and can be either felt intermittently or constantly. It’s referred to as mechanical since the lower back pain can get worse with certain physical movements such as sports. Or symptoms can worsen as a result of sitting long hours for example. This is also a common type of back pain and is typically non-specific.

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

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Chiropractor in Manhattan Beach, CA Shares a Typical Dinner (310) 545-4188

This week Dr. Bates shares his dinner salad with all of you!

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This week Dr. Rob discusses his concern with the cure being worse than the cause.

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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!

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Sickness Vs. Health by Dr. Robert Bates D.C. in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

This week Doctor Rob goes over a very interesting topic: sickness vs. health. Do you know how to build health?

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1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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