Burbank Chiropractic News

Chiropractic care isn't just for adults!

Kids love chiropractic care! Most of the time siblings race each other to our chiropractic tables to see who gets adjusted first. Chiropractic therapy is not only incredibly beneficial to the health of children, but also often quite enjoyable for them! Children love the experience of visiting the chiropractor and the unique treatment they get from it. We ensure that your children will have a great experience when they come to visit us.

Toddlers suffer over 500 falls by the time they reach 2 years of age, but full symptoms may take years to show up. As toddlers learn the basics of how to properly walk and maintain their balance, they experience hundreds of falls before they become successful at maintaining their posture. Children often take part in a number of activities that can cause subluxations, from playing sports to riding bikes. To find out if your child has any spinal misalignments and to treat the problems before further issues arise, it’s important to seek out chiropractic care.

Many current health programs started all the way back in childhood. While most people may associate chiropractic care with adult treatment, there are so many children who benefit from chiropractic therapy, whether for the treatment of injuries, pain, discomfort, or for the maintenance of a healthy spine and nervous system. While injuries are one of the most prevalent reasons for parents to take their children to the chiropractor, the misalignments that might occur in children do not always show symptoms right away, which is why regular visits to the chiropractor can help to treat problems before they become more serious later in life.

We correct the potentially serious subluxations that can occur during delivery. During childbirth, an infant can undergo a lot of stress on their nervous system and spine, which can create spinal and cranial misalignment. Due to the numerous health concerns that may arise at birth, parents often choose to take their infants to a chiropractor to be checked out right away. As the newborn develops and starts sitting upright, crawling, and walking, they should also be seen by a chiropractor, as these may also cause subluxations.

There is no bigger way to directly influence your child's healthy development than through chiropractic care. To ensure your child achieves their optimal health, it’s important for parents to take them for regular chiropractic therapy sessions which include gentle spinal adjustments and alignments. Children’s bodies may be sensitive as they are rapidly undergoing a lot of biological changes with the development of their bones and muscles. Active children and those involved in various sports and exercises are also exposed to more injuries and aches. Schedule a chiropractic session to ensure that your child has a healthy development.

Call us today at (818) 841-2442 to further discuss how chiropractic care can benefit your child.

Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 03:09PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

The importance of monthly adjustments

Just as you would go to your dentist every 6 months for a checkup, it is important to get chiropractic care routinely. Even if you’re not currently experiencing any aches or discomfort in your body, it’s important to take preventative measures in order to reduce the likelihood that problems arise in the future. If you find that you’re susceptible to injuries and aches, coming in for chiropractic adjustments can definitely help to resolve those issues.

Regular adjustments keep the spine and other joints healthy. Getting monthly chiropractic therapy, such as spinal adjustments, can keep your bones, joints, and muscles healthy and strong. Even after you’ve received proper treatment for your injuries, it’s important to also get regular maintenance care from a chiropractor, as it will help to ensure that your spine is supported and strengthened. After all, even daily activities can put a strain on our bodies.

Subluxations occur frequently due to our busy and stressful lifestyles, and lead to degeneration in the spine in as little time as two weeks. Daily stress can often cause a lot of anxiety and frustration, however, we may not always be aware of the toll it can take on our bodies. Ongoing stress can often cause our bodies to tense up; resulting in neck, shoulder, and back pains. Due to the frequency of its occurrence, subluxations are one of the top reasons individuals go to see a chiropractor. Through spinal alignments, a chiropractor can locate the subluxations and eliminate the pressure on the nerves. Getting regular chiropractic adjustments can help to prevent or reduce the muscle tensions caused by high levels of stress.

Getting regular chiropractic care can prevent/limit degeneration. Whether through an injury or through everyday wear-and-tear, people may become prone to spinal degeneration. Through spinal manipulation, therapeutic massages, and various other effective techniques, chiropractors can determine the individual’s stage of degeneration and work to prevent or limit its degenerative process. We also help to encourage our patients to practice proper ergonomics and posture while they’re at home or at work - further helping to resolve any future spinal problems.

It's much more fun to stay healthy, so don't wait until you're in pain to visit us. Waiting for an injury before you visit a chiropractor can cause you to pay higher expenses and experience a more difficult and longer recovery period. Making chiropractic therapy a regular part of your health regimen is one of the best ways to avoid aches, discomfort, and pain that might arise in the future. Through monthly adjustments, you will have healthier and stronger joints and bones which can allow you to experience a more active and healthy lifestyles.

Call us today at (818) 841-2442 to learn about our affordable cash discounted packages.

Posted on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 02:14PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment

Senior Citizen Day: Maintain mobility as you age

Arthritis is quite common as we age but it doesn't have to be! With Senior Citizen Day on August 21, we felt it was important to acknowledge the common health issues that may occur as we age. Arthritis, with over 100 different forms, is a common joint disorder that involves inflammation of the joints. While it is common amongst the elderly, certain measures can be taken to prevent the onset of arthritis. In fact, there are gentle chiropractic treatments that can help prevent issues associated with arthritis, or even eliminate them. Chiropractic therapy is an excellent treatment for arthritis, injuries, or aches associated with the muscles, bones, and joints. At Onkels Chiropractic clinic, we can help you reduce or even stop your arthritis symptoms through gentle alignment or adjustment of your spine; essentially returning you to better health, and providing you with the opportunity to get back to your old activities once again.

There are four phases of degeneration; we can identify the phase you're in, and halt or reverse it. Spinal degeneration is comprised of four different phases, starting with minimal loss of the typical spinal curvature and balance, and resulting in permanent and deformative nerve damage and scar tissue. The final phase of degeneration often takes a toll on one’s lifestyle and can result in a number of other health issues including restrictions on one’s range of motion. Through careful examination, we can determine which phase you’re in and depending on the stage of spinal degeneration you are dealing with, our chiropractic therapy can help to reverse the symptoms of spinal degeneration, or at least help you better manage the discomfort and pain.

It's important to have flexibility in the spine; for example, being able to look over your shoulder when driving is an important safety measure. Many of our everyday movements require proper functioning of our spines. After all, the spine is accountable for much of our flexibility, support, and strength. In order to prevent safety hazards or accidents, it’s important that we maintain the health of our spines. While the effect of arthritis and spine degeneration can cause quite a bit of pain, inflexibility, and other symptoms, chiropractic care is one of the best treatments for helping to manage any pain and even reverse the effects of these debilitating conditions.

We specialize in removing subluxations in the spine, increasing mobility and decreasing degeneration. Through careful adjustments, we can help treat the body of subluxations and the symptoms associated with them. Receiving chiropractic care can help to increase one’s mobility and decrease spinal degeneration - which becomes more evident as we age. To ensure you live a healthy and active lifestyle well into your elder years, it’s important to get regular chiropractic adjustments to ensure your body is in the most optimal shape that it can be.

You can avoid medication and its side effects by using safe, natural chiropractic care! Through gentle adjustments, you can safely and painlessly find the healing you need for your arthritis, avoiding costly medication that may be associated with unwanted side effects. Chiropractic care can provide natural healing and safe treatment for your arthritis and many other issues without the need to worry about side effects or harmful chemicals entering your body.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to discuss how we can help to reduce your arthritis symptoms and help you return back to your normal activities.

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:08PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment

How we work: Most insurance policies accepted

Do you know that the #1 reason why people don't go to the chiropractor is that they are unsure how much it will cost? Some people are unaware of the costs attributed to attending chiropractic sessions and aren’t informed about their health care coverage and benefits. Many individuals miss out on vital chiropractic therapy which could help them with a number of health issues, including aches and problems associated with bones, joints, and muscles.

Most people want to use their insurance benefits. The idea behind paying monthly health insurance premiums is to have affordable coverage when health issues arise. However, many people don’t realize that visiting a chiropractor is often covered under most insurance policies. Certain chiropractic services, such as spinal adjustments and manipulations are chiropractic benefits that are covered by health insurance policies.

We make it easy to pay for your care, whether it's by insurance, on an attorney lien, or cash. We strive to help our clients by providing them with effective treatment options that can allow them to get back to living a happy and healthy lifestyle. We understand that health care costs can oftentimes be expensive so we try to simplify the payment process for our services because we don’t want you missing out on important therapy and preventative care simply because it’s too expensive.

We accept most HMO's, PPO's, and Medicare. Call us if you would like to check your coverage. We are a provider for many insurance companies and accept both PPO’s and HMO’s that cover chiropractic care benefits. We are available to discuss the insurance policies accepted at our clinic, as well as our other payment options, in case your insurance policy doesn’t cover chiropractic care. Give us a call to discuss which insurance policies we accept and find out more about our different payment options.

We have simple cash plans too! They never expire and are the best value! If your insurance policies don’t cover chiropractic care, we offer discounted cash plans which are a great way to take advantage of our services. For only $450, we provide 10 sessions and this cash plan never expires, so you can use it any time you’re in need of chiropractic adjustments.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to discuss which insurance policies are accepted.

Posted on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:07PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment | References351 References

The chiropractic cure: shoulder injuries 

Shoulders are an important part of your posture and say a lot about you. What do yours say? Shoulders help us to communicate respect and reverence, but they also help us to communicate happiness and joy. Belly dancers in Beirut shimmy their shoulders as do Samba dancers in Bahia; a world away to communicate sensuality and joy. Dancing around the world celebrates the human spirit and invariably it involves the shoulders. After all, what would carnivals in Brazil be like without shoulders moving rhythmically? Now the shoulder has to be flexible yet also strong and stable, and because of that, it is one of the most frequently injured joints. The shoulder joint, known for having the greatest range of motion, is often placed under a lot of stress and can easily be overworked. Various injuries can occur to the shoulder muscles and bones due to exercise, accidents, or just with everyday wear and tear. Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to help treat injuries or aches, and ultimately can help to restore your body to its optimal health.

A breakdown in proper biomechanics can increase wear and tear on the joint resulting in arthritis. While shoulder arthritis is not nearly as common as some other types of arthritis (i.e., hip arthritis and knee arthritis), it can still cause severe issues. Shoulder arthritis can cause a decrease in the protective cartilage of the shoulder joint and result in gradual narrowing of the joint. If not taken care of, arthritis of the shoulder can become a bigger issue. Thankfully, a visit to the chiropractor can greatly help to reduce the severity and pain associated with shoulder arthritis.

Shoulder injuries often lead to more serious injuries such as frozen shoulder syndrome, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Frozen shoulder syndrome is a condition that can cause stiffness in the shoulder joint, which can be very uncomfortable. However, with proper chiropractic care, the issues associated with frozen shoulder syndrome can be minimized. While carpal tunnel syndrome is another condition that can be caused by a shoulder injury, a chiropractor is able to get to the root of the problem and safely fix it.

We restore the proper function to the shoulder. We are experts at diagnosing and adjusting shoulder injuries. We are qualified to help restore the health of your body by using chiropractic techniques to adjust the vertebrae of your spine and neck, which can help alleviate pain, relieve stiffness, increase your mobility, and improve alignment of your shoulder. Through gentle chiropractic adjustments, we focus on restoring your shoulder back to its optimal state.

Physical therapy alone cannot restore shoulder function. Chiropractic adjustments are crucial for long-term success. While physical therapy can help alleviate some of the issues caused by shoulder injuries, it cannot fully restore your shoulder. That is where chiropractic care is necessary. We can help to locate any misaligned vertebrae and carefully perform gentle adjustments to get them realigned, restoring the function and mobility of your shoulder.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to schedule an appointment and discuss which treatment options are most suitable for treating your shoulder injuries.

Posted on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 02:23PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | Comments1 Comment | References1 Reference