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West Hills Chiropractor, Chiropractor in West Hills, CA

Cool Breeze Chiropractic

 

7606 Fallbrook Avenue, Suite #4

West Hills, CA 91304

Phillip W Lewis DC

818-346-BACK (2225)

FAQ
 

Chiropractic FAQ

Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.

Why should I see a Chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.

What is Subluxation?
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.

How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.

In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.

While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.

What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.

When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.

An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.

What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend about chiropractic or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just tired of living in pain and feel it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will be about discussing your history, current condition and goals. As with any doctors visit, you'll start by completing some new patient paper work. Upon meeting with the doctor, you'll discuss your concerns and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have. Dr. Lewis will perform a consultation / physical examination. When appropriate, the Dr. may take a few x-rays to further evaluate your current state. Once this is complete, Dr. Lewis will begin a course of treatment that is tailored to address your specific complaint.

What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to function at its optimum level. For this to happen the electrical impulses that travel on the network of nerves that sends signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to all of the organs and muscles of the body  must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments,  allowing the body to perform at its peak.

While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.

Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its highest level. You should expect to feel significant improvement from whatever complaint you present with after your initial treatment by a chiropractor.

 
 
 
Cool Breeze Chiropractic of West Hills, CA. Quality chiropractic care provided by Chiropractor Dr. Phillip Lewis and staff at our beautiful California office. Providing a wide array of chiropractic procedures and help with many issues including: Back pain, neck pain, headaches, auto accident injuries, numbness, tingling, muscle spasms and neuropathy . Proudly serving the Calabasas, Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, and West Hills communities.