The Grand Lake Health Center has been providing exceptional chiropractic services to the Oakland community and surrounding area since 2000. We are committed to providing you, your family, friends and co-workers with the very best service possible. Our highly skilled professionals will help you achieve your health goals whether they be pain control, enhancement of physical activity in sports, or preventative care. We believe that if we provide you with the very best care and results you’ll want to tell everyone you know. Our office is located just three blocks from the Grand Lake Movie Theater on Grand Avenue.
Chiropractic is a healing art which utilizes the body’s inherent recuperative powers to heal itself. The body is capable of healing itself, if the spine and other joints are in perfect alignment. When a bone in the body becomes misaligned it may cause pressure on a nerve. This pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling, headaches and much, much more. The misalignment along with nerve pressure is called a subluxation. Only a chiropractor is licensed and trained to find and correct these subluxations. Once the bones stay in the proper alignment and pressure is removed, the body can then start to repair itself which leads to decreased pain and increased function. Most people seek chiropractic care for pain relief. Once pain relief is achieved many continue care on a regular basis to prevent future problems and maintain their health. This discipline of healing has been dated back to the time of Hippocrates where stone carvings depict spinal corrections. So chiropractic is far from new.
What can chiropractic help?
Chiropractic is a safe treatment method for all three of these injuries and is the most effective non-surgical alternative. Those subluxations or pinched nerves are usually the culprit in causing the associated symptoms. In addition, chiropractic can enhance the performance of athletes as well as keep downtime of injuries to a minimum.
Sometimes those pinched nerves just creep up on you without your knowledge. You may just happen to wake up with it one morning or just turn or lift something the wrong way and feel immediate pain. The sooner you seek help, the sooner you can feel better. Remember, it is easier to correct a problem in the early stages. The longer you wait, the more serious the problem becomes. Chiropractic care is one emerging area in which patients with certain aggressive malignancies, including mesothelioma, have introduced into formal and traditional treatment regimens. For more information go to mesothelioma.com.
During your pregnancy you start to gain most of the weight in the abdominal area. This imbalance causes you to bend backward to counter balance the additional weight up front. This new posture causes increased stress on the spine and other joints. In addition, the hormonal changes make your ligaments looser which can cause less stability. Chiropractic is an effective alternative to drugs which can be harmful to the little one. Many new mommies also have back problems after birth. Birth itself is very strenuous for mother and child. Both can be treated safely with chiropractic care.
Sometimes the birthing process is stressful enough to cause a child’s first subluxation or misalignment of the spine which in turn can cause colicky babies, ear infections, breast feeding issues and failure to thrive.Â Infants can be treated by a chiropractor when they are only one day old.Â The great thing about kids is that they respond quickly to chiropractic care. Â Their young bodies are very efficient at overcoming problems when a chiropractic adjustment opens up the pathway to heal. Children are seen every day by chiropractors for issues such as pain, growing pains, bedwetting, ear infections, and headaches among other problems.
Other Ailments That Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care:
- ankle pain
- back pain
- carpal tunnel
- colicky babies
- elbow pain
- heel pain
- neck pain
- rib pain
- shoulder pain
- strength loss
Does My Insurance Cover Chiropractic?
The Grand Lake Health Center accepts most health insurance and all auto insurance plans. All Kaiser plans except Anthem, ASHP or ASHN except Anthem, Pacificare, Aetna, Cigna, PHCS, Longshoremanâ€™s plans, all Blue Cross except Anthem, Blue Shield and United Healthcare are some examples of plans with chiropractic coverage. We also accept patients who have been injured in car accidents. Even if you do not have medical coverage on your auto insurance policy we can still treat you on credit if the accident was not your fault. Some patients may pay for their care out of their own pockets as well. In these cases a cash discount can be granted. Whatever the case may be, we will work with you to help you obtain the care that you need.
How Long Does It take To Feel Better?
The amount of time required for recovery with chiropractic care varies. Some of the major factors that determine the length of care are:
- Severity of injuries
- How long you have had the problem
- Your level of health
- Level of stress
- Are you re-injuring yourself on a regular basis
However, many people feel much better after their first treatment. The treatment itself is divided into three phases of care. They are the pain phase, the correction phase and the stabilization phase. Once you achieve all three, you can bet that the problem will stay gone.
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