Chiropractic Adjustments

Are you functioning at your best? Are you at ease?

Chiropractic is a system of optimizing human performance and potential by restoring or enhancing the body’s function.

Physical, mental, and environmental stress all interfere with our body’s ability to function at its best, and in the spine cause what are known as intersegmental dysfunctions. These intersegmental dysfunctions send feedback to your brain and nervous system that something isn’t right and you are in a state of dis-ease. If you’re experiencing chronic pain and discomfort, or an acute injury, you know what dis-ease feels like.Connected Spine

Physical Stress:

Poor posture and movement patterns lead to constant, repetitive strain on your spine, your muscles, and your nervous system.

Mental Stress:

Chronic pain and dysfunction lead to activity avoidance and frustration. A vicious cycle begins, and you’ve forgotten how great you can actually feel.

Environmental Stress:

Television and computer use, video games and texting, long car rides and sitting too long at your desk. Our modern lifestyle creates the postures and patterns that are causing your pain and dis-ease.

Chiropractic Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment is a quick, short thrust delivered to the intersegmental dysfunction, resulting in improved quality and range of motion of the joint, and the restoration of normal, healthy motion. This allows the body to move, and function properly and results in ease being restored to the body.

It feels wonderful to be at ease.

Visit our office in Chico, CA and experience a chiropractic adjustment from Dr. Jesse Smith. Call (530) 809 – 2695 to schedule an appointment.

 

By the Way, Knee Pain…

You can always count on the “Ohh by the way…” or the “I was wondering…” at the end of an appointment to be interesting. What follows can range from, “I’d like to set up and appointment for a friend.” to, “I forgot to mention some pain while skydiving yesterday.” (True Story!)

My last “I was wondering…” came from someone waiting for a friend during their appointment.

He asked if I could figure out why the fronts of his knees hurt when he would go on long car drives and when he would do squats. He wanted to know if there was anything that could be done for him.

I got him up on the exam table, went through a problem focused history and exam and immediately started to identify problem spots in his legs, IT bands, and glutes.

IT band tightness was one of the most prominent things that I noticed and I asked if he also had trouble with knee pain during running. He let me know that he’d stopped running just a few months ago because of knee and outside leg pain.

He doesn’t live in Chico so I referred him to a DC closer to home. With chiropractic care, soft tissue work, and rehabilitation his prognosis is very good. There is no reason he shouldn’t be able to run pain free, do squats, and keep skiing (what was most important to him).

He mentioned that until talking with me it didn’t even occur to him that he could take steps to be pain free and more importantly to function better than ever.

That is my message for this post: If you are having issues that are keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, then seek the advice of someone who can inform you on what you have, and what you can do to fix it!

If you live in Chico, CA I suggest that person be me!

Consults are free, and you will leave my office more informed than when you come in.

We’re all moving. Move in the right direction!

Best,

-Jesse Smith, DC

Dr. Jesse Smith, DC is a chiropractor in Chico, CA. He practices at Spine Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Wellness located at 376 Rio Lindo Ave, Chico CA. His regular blog is meant to encourage and inform current and future patients as they move towards an awesome, healthy lifestyle.

Services

Our office is located at 376 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico CA 95926. A location with plenty of parking and easy access.

We offer the following services:

Chiropractic adjustments

  • To improve joint and spinal motion, allowing proper function. To reduce pain and discomfort, to feel great!

Activator/Impulse Adjusting

  • A method of adjusting with similar benefits to chiropractic adjusting, but potentially better tolerated by older patients, patients who are afraid of being adjusted, or patients with extremity complaints.

MRT/Manual Therapy

  • To break down muscular adhesions and trigger points. Improving muscle function and motion, reducing pain, and disability.

Mechanical Traction

  • To reduce strain and pressure, improve nutrition to discs, and improve faulty posture.

Hot/Cold Therapies

  • To increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and pain, etc.

IST Tables

  • To impart further motion, helping patients to relax, and provide a great atmosphere.

Postural, NMS Taping

  • To help maintain proper posture and remind patients to use proper mechanics during their normal activities of daily living.

Take Shape for Life (TSFL)

  • To provide a safe and effective weight loss option for patients who are dangerously over weight and need a more directed approach in the short term.

General Nutrition Advice

  • For patients who are already pursing a healthy eating plan, and want assistance and education in achieving their dietary goals.

Foot Levelers

  • To reduce daily discomfort for patients who would benefit from shoe orthotics. To make postural corrections as needed.

Therapeutic Exercises, Postural Training and Advice

  • To improve over all function and health, support adjustments, and see patients feeling and looking better.

Consultations (X-ray, MRI, Second opinion, advice)

  • To provide a service to anyone with questions within my scope of practice. Helping them interpret results, offering a second opinion, and helping patients pursue their best options.