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Posted on 02-11-2017


More than pain relief chiropractic is so much more than simply a means of relieving pain. Chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for back pain, neck pain, headaches, whiplash, sports injuries and many other types of musculoskeletal problems. It has even been shown to be effective in reducing high blood pressure, decreasing the frequency of childhood ear infections and improving the symptoms of asthma.

Ultimately, the goal of the chiropractic treatment is to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health. In order to accomplish this in our practice, I offer a variety of treatment techniques for customized treatment plans that are personalized for each patient’s unique needs. These treatment techniques include Spinal Active Release Therapy, Flexion Distraction Therapy, and Low Force Chiropractic Adjustments,  use of electrical stimulation, traction, neuromuscular re-education, trigger point therapy, nutrition, a variety of manual therapies, exercise, rehabilitation, as well as counseling on lifestyle issues that impact your health.

The adjustment of the spine is the primary objective of a chiropractor. The objective of the chiropractic adjustment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability, reduced muscle spasm, reduced pain and improved function. The chiropractic adjustment is a quick thrust applied to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement or both. Adjustments are often accompanied by an audible release of gas in the spinal joints that sounds like a “crack.” The sound sometimes surprises people the first time they get adjusted, but the sensation is usually relieving. Occasionally, minor discomfort is experienced, especially if the surrounding muscles are in spasm or the person tenses up during the chiropractic procedure. There are times when the audible “cracking” does not occur. This is often due to either significant muscle tightness or the person having a hard time relaxing during their adjustments. Some adjusting techniques are designed to move the spine in a way that does not produce the audible sound at all.

Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system. When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.

Chiropractors understand that within each of us is an innate wisdom or healthy energy that will express itself as perfect health and well-being if we allow it to. Therefore, the focus of chiropractic care is to remove any physiological blocks to the proper expression of the body’s innate wisdom. Once these interferences are reduced, improved health is the natural consequence. Who wouldn’t want that?

Do You Experience Any of the Following Problems?

  • Headaches

  • Allergies

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Shoulder/Upper Back Pain

  • Leg Pain

  • Numbness in Hands or Feet

  • Neck Pain or Stiffness

  • Sleeping Problems

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Dizziness

  • Mid Back Pain

  • Painful Joints

  • Fatigue

  • Low Back/Hip Pain​

If you answered YES to any of the above problems,

you may be suffering from a hidden injury.

Contact our San Diego Mission Valley Rehabilitation & Wellness Center

for a consultation with Dr. DiSabatino.

(619) 322-4626

Paul Bass said:

Good inf. doc. looking forward to my next treatment.

2017-03-15 20:54:05

John S. said:

I'm new to SD and I ran across your blogs. I found great info and looking forward to come in for treatment!

2017-06-21 22:05:20

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