Burbank Chiropractic News

Chiropractic care can prevent injuries 

Chiropractic care helps with stability and alignment, reducing the risk of chronic injuries. Although chiropractic therapy is mainly recognized for helping injured individuals who are seeking relief for their physical pain, it’s also an excellent preventative care option. Gentle spinal alignments and other effective techniques can help prevent the onset of chronic injuries and restore one’s mobility and motion.

Even small subluxations can grow worse over time, resulting in injuries or chronic pain. Subluxations may go unknown for some time, however, they can gradually get worse -- causing pain and increasing the likelihood of injuries. With regularly chiropractic therapy, we can decrease the chances of developing chronic pain due to subluxations and thereby improve your overall health.

Preventative care is the safest, and most affordable, technique for taking care of yourself. Dealing with injuries can be painful, costly, and time consuming. Why not take appropriate measures before injuries occur? Regularly visiting your chiropractor can vastly improve your posture, stability, and alignment.

Many of our patients schedule bi-weekly or monthly "tune-ups" to make sure they're in the best possible condition. A simple "tune-up" can go a long way. These bi-weekly or monthly adjustments can reduce your likelihood of getting an injury or experiencing chronic pain. The older you get, the more chance you have of obtaining a chronic injury. Therefore, the sooner you take care of your body, the healthier you'll be in the future.

We have a special offer of 10 sessions for only $450, enough for almost a year's worth of chiropractic care! Regular sessions are a great way to stay in good health, and with our current offer, regular chiropractic care is extremely affordable! Remember, your health is incredibly important, so be sure to give your body the care it deserves.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to learn more about our preventative care options.

Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 04:53PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

How children can benefit from chiropractic care 

Toddlers suffer over 500 falls by the time they reach 2 years of age, although full symptoms may take years to show up. As toddlers begin to learn how to walk and become more mobile, they’re bound to suffer many falls, bumps and bruises. Nonetheless, the symptoms may seem to heal rather quickly, when in fact the full symptoms may take many years to show up. In order to reduce the chance of additional symptoms developing later on, it can be very beneficial to take your child to a chiropractor. The chiropractor can help identify any potential injuries to the spine and make gentle adjustments to avoid health problems that might show up later down the road.

Chiropractic care helps growing children stay healthy and happy. Ranging from pain and falls to ear infections, more and more parents are bringing their children in for chiropractic therapy. Children’s bodies are sensitive and easily susceptible to injuries. As they begin to crawl, walk, and partake in childhood play, they increase their chances of injuring themselves. With gentle chiropractic alignments, we can help your child stay healthy and pain free.

Many current health programs started all the way back in childhood. People are often unaware of the cause of the pain they’re experiencing in their adult years. The truth is that many of these symptoms were due to injuries or health problems that occurred at a younger age. With chiropractic care, children and adults alike can benefit from the treatments and see noticeable changes in their functionality and mobility. Prevent your child from experiencing troublesome symptoms in their future; get them chiropractic care now.

We correct the potentially serious subluxations that can occur during delivery. Children aren’t the only ones who can suffer from subluxations. Infants and moms can, as well. During labor, moms and infants experience quite a bit of stress on their bodies which can cause alignment issues. We strongly advise that both mother and infant seek out chiropractic care as soon as possible following childbirth.

Directly influence your child’s healthy development with chiropractic care. Children are often the most active during their developing years and as chiropractors, we can’t stress enough how important it is to ensure that your child is going through a healthy development. With chiropractic care, we can detect any misalignments in your child’s spine and correct any issues that may prevent them from a healthy development. Take preventative measures now to ensure your child is safe and healthy. After all, it’s never too early to get your child started on a healthy path.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for your child.

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 01:27PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment

The chiropractic cure: Lower back injuries 

The majority of back pains are caused by your lumbar vertebrae. While the most common cause of pain in the lower back is due to muscular problems, such as strain from bending, heavy lifting or other constant uses, lower back pain can also be caused by degenerated discs, lumbar disc herniation, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, osteoarthritis and numerous other causes. Regardless of what is causing your back pain, the most important thing is that you get relief. After all, back pain can cause issues with the muscles, bones and joints, and affect the quality of your life. One of the best reliefs for lower back pain is chiropractic adjustment or alignment of the spine as it can help significantly reduce the pain and pressure on your spine.

Every ten pounds gained puts an extra 100 lbs of pressure on your spine. The more weight you carry, the higher you’re at risk for degenerative disc disease. This increases the likelihood of getting a ruptured or slipped disc, which can put pressure on your nerves. Oftentimes, this leads to back pain, weakness and numbness on the areas of the body connected to the affected nerves. It’s best to avoid factors that can affect your back and spine, such as strenuous, repetitive activities or carrying an excessive amount of weight.

Your spine acts like a shock absorber and L5/S1 tends to take the most abuse. Since your lumbar vertebrae is connected to your pelvis, it takes a lot of the pressure and shock, thereby increasing the likelihood of pain occurring. However, pain can often radiate to different regions of the body and cause different levels of pain to your muscles, joints, and nerves.

With adjustments, we can reduce the stress on your spine. At Onkels Chiropractic, we can provide therapeutic care that can help limit the pressure on your spine and reduce the pain or discomfort you’re experiencing. Depending on the condition, individuals may experience different levels of pain in their lumbar region. It’s our goal to help you feel healthier and happier through gentle chiropractic therapy.

We gently decompress the spine with our “rack” table - ideal for the lower back. Adjusting your spine can help alleviate the stress on your lower back and help reduce the onset of injuries that may be negatively affecting your everyday activities. Through our various techniques, we can help reduce the tension on your spine and allow you to live without any discomfort.

Experience constant lower back pain? Perhaps it’s time you get chiropractic care. Call us at (818) 841-2442 to schedule an appointment.

Posted on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 12:11PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment

How we work: Walk-ins welcome!

If you require chiropractic help, stop by and see us! You don’t need an appointment to come see us as we even accept walk-in patients who are in need of chiropractic care. After all, chiropractic care is for everyone, regardless of age or physical condition. Getting you back to your optimal health is our top priority and we can provide you with valuable information and treatment options to help restore the quality of your life.

Many believe that you need a referral from your medical doctor to see a chiropractor. This is not true! As primary care providers, we accept any patient who’s seeking treatment from a chiropractor, regardless of their treatment plan. So avoid having to pay extra for a doctor’s visit and just come directly to us!

No need to wait; no red tape! You don’t have to worry about long wait times to get an appointment with our chiropractors. In fact, our walk-in options allows you to get the treatment you need quickly. It’s our goal to help our patients regain their mobility and health, so we make sure we have plenty of availability for current and prospective clients.

You don’t need insurance to see us! We take most HMO’s, PPO’s and Medicare but we also accept cash and credit cards. You can still get the chiropractic care you need even if you don’t have insurance that covers chiropractic treatments. We also accept credit cards and cash to make sure we are able to meet our patients’ needs. So, don’t hesitate to give us a call to talk about our payment options if you’re worried your insurance won’t cover your treatment.

We offer very affordable services to our clients. We know how important your health is, so we aim to offer affordable chiropractic care to ensure you can get the treatment you need to start feeling better. Our cash packages are a great value, $450 for 10 visits! It’s our goal to have our patients leave our office feeling happier and healthier than when they came in and we are confident that you’ll be very satisfied with your visit.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to discuss how you can get quality chiropractic care for an affordable rate.

Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 05:08PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment

Chronically stiff back? Begin monthly adjustments 

Experience a tight, stiff back that’s been bothering you for awhile? Chronic back conditions can linger for many months and even years if you don’t get it checked. Since back pain or stiffness can negatively affect your mobility and movement, your daily activities may be impacted. Causes for chronic backaches or pain are due to degenerative diseases, injuries or exercise. Luckily, chiropractic therapy can use spinal adjustment techniques to greatly reduce your chronically stiff back.

Arthritis, stenosis, and sciatica are just some examples of chronic conditions associated with the back. Back problems can readily occur due to exercise or improper lifting as well as more serious conditions such as arthritis or sciatica. Back pains not only involve the joints and muscles but also affect the nerves which can trigger various types of pain throughout your body. Using a hands-on-approach, chiropractic treatments are safe and effective methods for alleviating your chronic back pains.

Younger adults (e.g., 30-60 years old) are more likely to experience back pain from the disc space itself (e.g., lumbar disc herniation or degenerative disc disease), from a back muscle strain or other soft tissue strain. Age may be a factor when it comes to determining the cause of your back pain. Younger adults are more prone to experiencing nerve-related issues in their spinal disc as a loss of fluid in the disc reduces its ability to absorb shock and tends to put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

Older adults (e.g., over 60) often suffer from pain related to joint degeneration (e.g., osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis) or from a compression fracture. As we age and go through regular wear and tear, we increase the likelihood of a joint degenerative disease. Osteoarthritis causes swelling, pain, and minimizes the ability for movement. However, despite your age or condition, we at Onkels Chiropractic can help alleviate your back pain and reduce the likelihood of it coming back.

Regular chiropractic adjustments have been proven to provide relief from chronic back conditions. Regardless of what type of chronic back condition you are dealing with, it’s an excellent idea to talk to us about how we can help reduce your back pain. Getting regular monthly adjustments can significantly reduce your chronic back stiffness and with our safe, non-invasive treatment plans, we can help return you back to your everyday activities.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to discuss how we can provide you back relief with monthly adjustments.

Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:12AM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment
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