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More Than Just Pain Relief


Marina Wellness provides a well-trained staff and a skilled set of Doctors who work with State-of-the-art equipment designed to alleviate any condition. With research and experience backing our methods of treatment, our doctors look forward to treating more than just back pain!

We Can Successfully Treat the Following:


Neck Pain
Back Pain
Arthritis
Headaches
Migraines
Shingles
Asthma
TMJ Pain

Shoulder Pain
Sciatica
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Disc Herniations
Poor Posture
Plantar Fasciitis
Scoliosis
Allergies

Treatments:


Multiple Chiropractic Techniques
Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release Techniques
Cold Laser Therapy
Dry Hydromassage Therapy
Weight Loss
Supplementation and Nutritional Counseling
Rehabilitation Programs

Are You Tired of
Living Life with Pain?

What is Chiropractic


Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the nervous system and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on our general health.

What Conditions Can Be
Helped with Chiropractic?


Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, headache, migraines, asthma, allergies, carpal tunnel, colic, ear infections, sinus infections, pinched nerve, PMS, restlessness, sciatica and more! When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

What Does a
Chiropractor Do?


Doctors of chiropractic, often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes a complete physical examination, diagnostic imaging (spinal x-rays), diagnosis and treatment, which is referred to as an "Adjustment" also known as spinal manipulation.

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and some are also trained in therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

What is an
Adjustment?


The art behind the science of the procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as a "chiropractic adjustment", also called spinal manipulation. The purpose of an adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile or restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury.

Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as child birth, improper lifting of a heavy object, a fall, auto accidents, repetitive stress, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. An adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Does it Hurt?


Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following an adjustment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours, which is a good sign that the body is experiencing change and healing. In many cases, such as low back pain and whiplash from a car accident, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment and if seen by a chiropractor early you can avoid further damage to your body and relieve your pain more quickly.

Research


The American Chiropractic Association believes that patients have the right to know about the health risks associated with any type of treatment, including chiropractic. Today, chiropractic researchers are involved in studying the benefits and risks of spinal adjustment in the treatment of neck and back pain through clinical trials, literature reviews and publishing papers reviewing the risks and complications of neck adjustment.

All available evidence demonstrates that chiropractic treatment holds an extremely small risk. The chiropractic profession takes this issue very seriously and engages in training and postgraduate education courses to recognize the risk factors in patients, and to continue rendering treatment in the most effective and responsible manner.

Headaches & Chiropractic


If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches.

Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative. Research shows that chiropractic adjustments may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.

Whiplash


Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly and/or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement.

Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents. Spinal adjustments or mobilization provided by your chiropractor can help reduce neck pain associated with whiplash cases.

Sports Injuries


Participation in sports or exercise is an important step in maintaining your health. Unfortunately, injuries during participation in sports are all too common. The more commonly injured areas of the body are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, and spine. Our chiropractors are trained in diagnosing and treating such injuries.

Sciatica


Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg.

Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low-back and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is actually a set of symptoms, not a diagnosis for what is irritating the nerve root and causing the pain.

Your chiropractor will begin by taking a complete patient history, physical and neurological exam, in which the doctor will pay special attention to your spine and legs. In some cases, your doctor of chiropractic may recommend diagnostic imaging, such as digital x-ray, MRI. For most people, sciatica responds very well to conservative chiropractic care. Keeping in mind that sciatica is a symptom and not a stand-alone medical condition, treatment plans will often vary depending on the underlying cause of the problem.

Pregnancy


Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies.1-3 This is especially true during late pregnancy, when the baby's head presses down on a woman's back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve. During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity almost immediately begins to shift forward to the front of her pelvis.

Although a woman's sacrum-or posterior section of the pelvis-has enough depth to enable her to carry a baby, the displaced weight still increases the stress on her joints. As the baby grows in size, the woman's weight is projected even farther forward, and the curvature of her lower back is increased, placing extra stress on the spinal discs. Many pregnant women have found that chiropractic adjustments provide relief from the increased low-back pain brought on by pregnancy.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe for the pregnant woman and her baby and can be especially attractive to those who are trying to avoid medications in treating their back pain. Doctors of chiropractic can also offer nutrition, ergonomic, and exercise advice to help a woman enjoy a healthy pregnancy.

Importance of
Good Posture


Good posture helps us stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions that place the least strain on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement and weight-bearing activities. Several factors that most commonly contribute to poor posture include stress, obesity, pregnancy, weak postural muscles, abnormally tight muscles, and high-heeled shoes.

In addition, decreased flexibility, a poor work environment, incorrect working posture, and unhealthy sitting and standing habits can also contribute to poor body positioning. Your doctor of chiropractic can assist you with proper posture, including recommending exercises to strengthen your core postural muscles. He or she can also assist you with choosing proper postures during your activities, helping reduce your risk of injury.


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