Conditions Treated – Chiropractic Has Helped Millions With:
If you are uncertain whether Chiropractic can help you, call Dr. Lanett today to discuss your specific condition. She is available for a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation to guide you and discuss your particular case. You can reach Dr. Lanett at (510) 644-4414.
Headaches can be excruciatingly painful and may severely limit the normal activities in your daily life. There are several different classifications of headaches, and many can be relieved with proper conservative care. Often headaches are secondary to muscular contractions at the base of the head or degeneration of the cervical spine. Sometimes they are brought on or aggravated by certain foods in your diet.
the kind of
headache you have, it’s a good idea to keep track of the
of the headache, the time of day or month, how often it appears,
something in particular seems to ‘trigger’ it, and
seems to make it feel better or worse.
Back pain is one of the most common ailments treated by Doctors of Chiropractic. Our approach is to first determine the cause of the problem. This usually involves a thorough examination with complete history, physical, and neurological examination with possible imaging studies needed to make a precise diagnosis.
Once a cause is established, a variety of therapies may be indicated. If your back pain is a result of misalignment of the spine, herniated or bulged disc, or muscular dysfunction, Chiropractic adjustments as well as proper nutrition, physical therapy, and rehabilitation is often prescribed.
Chiropractic care emphasizes healing your back pain naturally. But, sometimes back pain occurs due to another underlying condition that needs to be co-managed with your medical physician. If you are experiencing back pain, stiffness, numbness, shooting pain, or any low back discomfort, consult Dr. Lanett for an evaluation.
Allergies are simply a hypersensitive immune system responding to normal antigens in the environment. Because allergies are caused by an improper immune response, reducing allergies requires improving the health of the immune system. There are several ways to help accomplish this naturally:
Dr. Lanett offers homeopathic remedies to effectively and naturally help with seasonal pollen allergies, as well as year round sinus congestion. The remedies are availble as nasal sprays or tablets to dissolve under the tongue.
think about our own
personal diet, we tend to think simply of the foods we chose to
However, it is the nutrients contained in those foods that is of
You may wonder whether or not to take vitamin or mineral supplements. There are certain cases when supplementation should be considered. It may enhance food digestion, reduce inflammatory processes, or strengthen your bones and joints. If you have a question about nutrition, supplementation, or how your own digestion is doing, please ask Dr. Lanett .
There are many things you can do to avoid or lessen the physical changes associated with aging. Some changes in physical functioning are inescapable, however successful aging involves anticipating and accommodating to these changes. Obtaining treatment for arthritis pain can help limit effects.
Our goal with treatment for osteo-arthritis is to reduce pain and inflammation, keep joints moving safely, and avoid further damage to the joints. Some factors contributing to the cause of arthritis are inevitable - we can't do anything about the rainy season, but we can help you slow down the process with special nutrition, exercise, early detection, and of course, appropriate chiropractic care. In addition, Dr. Lanett uses safe and effective homeopathic remedies to help with allieve the pain of arthritis.
Whiplash is the common term used for neck pain as a result of the head being snapped back and forth during an impact. It is most commonly associated with car collisions, but can also happen from a significant fall or contact sport-related trauma. During whiplash, the rapid movements can injure the vertebrae of the neck as well as the muscles and ligaments that support them. The discs between the neck vertebrae can become bulged, torn, or ruptured, while the nearby muscles and ligaments can over-stretch or tear.
Whiplash might be accompanied with headaches, ‘knots’ in the muscles, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, nausea, fatigue, weakness and irritability. Our body may also try to stabilize the neck by significantly tightening up around the injured area as a protective mechanism. Sometimes these symptoms take a few days to appear after an accident occurs.
Chiropractors are particularly skilled at conservatively treating neck pain as a result of a whiplash incident. If you have a very sore and stiff neck it is a good idea to have an evaluation. Your care will entail a detailed exam and, if conservative treatment is warranted, we will proceed with gentle nurturing of the cervical spine and muscles of the neck. We will talk about home instructions on rest, ice, and stretching as well. Dr. Lanett is certified by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash and brain injury trauma.
Posture and exercise rank at the top of the list when you are talking about good health. They influence each other in terms of staying healthy and positive self-image, and are as important as eating right and getting a good night's sleep. Having good posture and being physically fit allows us to doing things with more energy in today’s health conscious society.
means your bones
are properly aligned and your muscles, joints and ligaments can
nature intended. It helps contribute to the normal
the nervous system. It will help eliminate symptoms of fatigue,
achy muscles, and joint stiffness and pain. When you have
posture, the body's proper vertical position is out of alignment
the back's natural curves become distorted. Some signs of
posture are holding the head forward, shoulders that are
sitting in a slumped position.
Osteoporosis is a progressive disease in which the bones gradually become weaker, causing changes in posture and making ourselves extremely susceptible to bone fractures. The Latin meaning of the word osteoporosis is ‘porous bones’, and it results in an increased loss of bone mass and strength. The normal “sponge-like” interior framework of the bone develops larger and more numerous “holes”, causing weakness of the internal structure of the bone.
The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain. Many times, osteoporosis is not discovered until weakened bones cause painful fractures in the back, wrist or hips. Once total bone mass has peaked—around age 35—all adults start to lose it. In women, the rate of bone loss speeds up after menopause, when estrogen levels fall.
Our treatment of Osteoporosis should not be a ‘crisis intervention’, but a lifelong attempt at development and preservation of bone mass. It is estimated that 50% of osteoporotic hip fractures and 90% of spinal compression fractures are preventable. Our goal is to evaluate your bone health, make sure your diet gives your adequate Calcium, and recommend high quality supplements that will fill the gaps.
Chiropractic care if you’re pregnant? Absolutely! If there's one group of people who need chiropractic spinal checkups more than any other, it's pregnant women. A pregnant female has special needs of her own and undergoes many changes both externally and internally. The new distribution of body weight creates stress on the abdomen and low back, which can be a source of discomfort for the mother. When the body is pulled forward, a great deal of stress is placed on the muscles of the lower back, which leads to additional stress on the discs and joints of the spine, and loosening of the ligaments. Often a woman will have mid and lower back pain.
Our goal in treating these problems is to provide freedom from nerve irritation and insure the pelvic bones, muscles and ligaments are in proper alignment to facilitate biomechanical balance. This has been shown to reduce the intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. Dr. Lanett is a certified practitioner of The Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Gentle chiropractic manipulations also help relieve tension which may be present in the middle and lower back as a result of physical changes throughout your pregnancy. With a little preventative medicine and spinal tension release, you can be strong and stable for the entire term of the pregnancy.
Sciatica gets its name from the longest and largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve. It is composed of smaller nerves that join together in the pelvis, after they exit the lower spine. The sciatic nerve then travels down the entire length of each leg, dividing again into smaller nerves as it reaches the knees and the lower legs. Sciatica is defined as pain anywhere along the course of the sciatic nerve. This could be from the lower back down to the hips or buttocks, all the way down into our legs, feet and toes.
We will examine the low back to determine if the pain relates to the spine and/or its surrounding muscles. In-depth history and exam can determine what is the cause of your discomfort and how best to treat it. If you are experiencing pain shooting down one leg, into the buttock, thigh, or foot, consult your chiropractor for an evaluation.
just a catchy phrase, it's a way of life.
inevitable part of
life. We are constantly surrounded by environmental stressors.
stressors originate in our own bodies and minds. Illness,
injuries, and aging as well as self-defeating, inaccurate, or
unrealistic thoughts about ourselves can cause tremendous
Many times, emotional stress will manifest itself in a physical
our bodies. The result can vary from low grade tension to an
acutely painful condition without any particular
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