- What makes San Diego Sports Chiropractic different from other chiropractic clinics?
The doctors at San Diego Sports Chiropractic combine chiropractic, physiotherapy and rehabilitation to produce faster results that last. Treatment is individualized to each patient’s health and fitness goals.
- Why should I see the doctors at San Diego Sports Chiropractic over my family doctor for spine and joint injuries or muscle problems?
The doctors at San Diego Sports Chiropractic have undergone extensive studies and specialized training in the care of musculoskeletal problems. When it comes to sudden or chronic injuries of the joints and/or muscles, the doctors at San Diego Sports Chiropractic are second to none in assisting you with your health needs.
- Aren’t all chiropractors the same?
NOT AT ALL. Most people are surprised to learn that most doctors of chiropractic practice differently. Our doctors specialize in what is know as the Motion Palpation technique. However, there are a wide variety of techniques chiropractors use to care for their clients. If you find our style of care does not fit your needs, we will make sure to help you find a doctor that can.
- Will I have to come back for care for a long time?
Absolutely Not. Our doctors make sure to take your goals into consideration when designing a care plan. In addition, our evidenced-based approach produces pain relief and results in an efficient time-frame.
- How do I know when I have completed treatment?
Completion of care is usually based on the achievement of mutual goals established by you and your doctor. In addition to achieving pain relief, we encourage our clients to focus on reaching activity and performance goals as a measurement of care completion. Why? The temporary relief of pain does not always lead to long-term success. While many of our clients enjoy immediate pain relief following treatment, it may take additional time to completely address the dysfunction and prevent the injury or tension from recurring.
- What effect does a chiropractic adjustment have on joints?
Recent research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can prevent arthritis by restoring motion to joints. Further, the restoration of joint motion provides the cartilage and disc (in the case of the spine) with improved blood supply. Improved blood supply means increased nourishment and overall physical health.
- What makes the “cracking sound” when an adjustment is delivered by a chiropractor?
The “cracking sound”, or audible, stems from the release of gases that build up in pressure within a joint. An adjustment releases the build up of pressure, which was created by the joint’s restriction, resulting in a “popping sound” when the adjustment is delivered.
- Do adjustments hurt?
Most chiropractic adjustments are painless. In fact, adjustments help most of our clients enjoy immediate relief. However, if a client has suffered from a recent injury, adjustments can sometimes cause slight discomfort due to the inflammation caused by the injury.
- Is it safe to adjust myself?
Research proves that only chiropractors can ensure an adjustment is performed safely. Why? Often times, the “self adjustment” is producing movement in joints near the restricted area – causing harmful friction to surrounding joint structures and further aggravating the restricted area. Although you may feel better afterward, the cause of your pain often remains.
- Do we refer our clients to other specialists?
Yes. If your condition fails to improve or is outside our scope of practice, we will make the appropriate referrals immediately.