Doctor Pazdel's provides safety talks and training that meet the requirements of California SB 198. Safety training can reduce insurance costs for employers and reduce the lost time and wages. Work place safety includes training for back lifting and repetitive motion.
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Tips for Musculoskeletal Health
Did you know that drinking too much soda or other carbonated beverages could interfere with calcium absorption - a problem that could eventually lead to osteoporosis? Or that slouching at a desk all day or tapping away at a computer keyboard can lead to painful strains in your wrists, shoulders, elbows and back?
These are just a few of the bad habits that can lead to musculoskeletal problems-conditions that have an enormous impact not only your health, but also on society as a whole. In the United States alone, musculoskeletal conditions cost society an estimated $254 billion every year and one out of every seven Americans reports a musculoskeletal impairment.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and health care organizations worldwide urge you to take steps to prevent musculoskeletal problems before they negatively impact your life. The Bone and Joint Decade is a global, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions-or bone and joint disorders. Its focus is to help improve your quality of life as well as advance the understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions through research, prevention and education. Bones, and the joints that create function and movement, are connected by muscle and ligaments. Their state of health and how they enable you to lead an active and healthy life is what the Decade aims to improve.
Doctors of chiropractic, in particular, have long emphasized the importance of spinal health, posture and other lifestyle factors in the body's ability to function optimally. Poor spinal health, for instance, can cause a negative chain reaction throughout the body. It can cause stress on joints, which, especially if the muscles are weak, can cause wear and permanent damage.
Article reprinted from American Chiropractic Association
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Patients typically visit a chiropractor for the first time through a personal reference or a referral of another health care specialist. At the first visit, you can expect the chiropractor to complete a thorough chiropractic consultation and includes:
In preparation for your consultation with the chiropractor, you will be asked to fill out forms that provide background information about your symptoms and condition. Types of questions the chiropractor might ask include:
- When and how did the pain start?
- Where is it located?
- Is it a result of an injury?
- What makes it better?
- What makes it worse?
You will also usually be asked to provide the chiropractor with information on family medical history, any preexisting medical conditions or prior injuries, and previous and current health providers and treatments.
Chiropractic Physical Examination
Once the history has been completed, your chiropractor will perform a thorough chiropractic examination. In addition to general tests such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and reflexes, the chiropractic examination will include specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:
- Range of motion of the affected part
- Muscle tone
- Muscle strength
- Neurological integrity
Based on the above chiropractic examination procedures, further chiropractic tests may be necessary to arrive at the assessment or diagnosis of the affected area (such as moving your leg in a specified manner, posture analysis, or the chiropractor manipulating your arm or leg).
Diagnostic studies are helpful for chiropractors in revealing pathologies and identifying structural abnormalities that more accurately diagnose a condition. They may or may not be deemed necessary by the chiropractor based upon the results of the history and chiropractic examination.
The culmination of the history, examination and diagnostic studies is a specific diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, the chiropractor will determine if the condition will respond to chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Treatment Plan
Most chiropractors begin treatment during the patient's first chiropractic visit, although some may wait until the next appointment. Chiropractic treatment recommendations may include some or all of the following:
- Adjustments to key joint dysfunctions
- Modalities to improve soft tissue healing and pain control (ultrasound, electrical stimulation and traction)
- Exercises to improve muscles balance, strength, and coordination
- Patient education to improve posture and motor control
Other treatments may be included, such as massage, heat/cold application, and nutrition education. Importantly, at this point the chiropractor will establish specific goals for your chiropractic treatment plan.
- Short term goals for chiropractic treatment - to reduce pain and restore normal joint function and muscle balance
- Long term goals for chiropractic treatment - to restore functional independence and tolerance to normal activities of daily living
To reach these goals, the chiropractor will prescribe a specific number of chiropractic visits. An example would be 1 to 3 chiropractic visits per week for 2 to 4 weeks followed by a re-examination by the chiropractor.
At the re-examination, the chiropractor will measure the response to treatment and determine whether to:
- Continue chiropractic treatment if appropriate;
- Release you from chiropractic care if your goals have been met; or Refer you to another health care specialist if your goals have not been fulfilled.
Article reprinted from Spine Health
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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The Doctor of Chiropractic's approach to whole body wellness focuses on natural healing without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic is the most popular form of natural health care in America today. Chiropractic adjustments allow the bones of the spine to return to a more normal position and motion. When this occurs, the nervous system functions are restored, symptoms are relieved and the natural healing process can proceed with keeping the body healthy and strong.
Chiropractic care extends throughout the body. The most common treatable ailments include: headaches, including stress and migraine, sinus, allergies and asthma problems, neck, shoulder and arm pain, sport related injuries, back and leg pain, disc herniations, digestive problems, and colic. It also works to balance the body, improve menstrual problems in women, and building up the immune system so that the body functions at its optimum peak to fight colds and other stress related physical symptoms.
Chronic or trauma related pain are usually the reasons that most people visit their chiropractor for the first time. They are seeking relief and an end to the pain for a current problem. The reasons why they stay for life, however, are many. Chiropractic is a holistic experience, it works in harmony with your body, gently providing support to your body so that you function at your best. This means that our bodies require maintenance and upkeep just like everything else and amazingly, the true success of Chiropractic comes in the months and years that follow with ongoing treatments, when we are not in pain. One begins to notice that they have more energy, improved performance in physical activities, and better resistance to disease. This healthy lifestyle is based on teamwork between you, your body and your Chiropractor.
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Supplements provide the raw materials to allow your body to heal and function normally. Dr. Pazdel can recommend specific supplements depending on your specific condition and overall state of health.
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In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Pazdel provides massage therapy, commonly used in the treatment of stress reduction, sports injuries, automobile and work injuries, headaches, chronic muscle tension and fatigue.