June 27, 2008
If our chiropractors are unable to find and correct the cause of your particular health problem, we will refer you to other specialists who may be able to help. Your health is our primary goal at Discover Chiropractic.
Send your questions to Dr. Hans Freericks at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call our Fremont chiropractors at 510-797-4796.
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June 26, 2008
Chiropractor patient results vary. At Discover Chiropractic in Fremont, CA, many patients report improved spinal curves and the total resumption of their normal lifestyles. Those who neglected or delayed seeking care often see slower progress. After the initial care plan is complete, patients discover that periodic chiropractic checkups can help avoid a relapse.
Dr. Hans Freericks of Discover Chiropractic can be contacted at 510-797-4796 if you have more questions.
June 24, 2008
Your health affects everything you do and everyone you know. It is your most valuable possession. Yet, each of us is free to place a different value on our health. It’s convenient when an insurance company or third party helps pay the bill for you to see a chiropractor. But be careful. Don’t allow the profit motive of a huge corporation make the decision for you. Find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone at Discover Chiropractic.
Please contact Fremont chiropractor Dr. Hans Freericks at 510-797-4796 for more of your questions.
June 23, 2008
That’s changing. Years of prejudice and bias are giving way to research showing the benefits of chiropractic care. Attitudes are slow to change. However, as the public demands alternatives to drugs are surgery, more and more medical practitioners are referring their patients to our chiropractic office.
If you would like to visit one of our Fremont chiropractors, please call Dr. Hans Freericks and his staff at Discover Chiropractic in Fremont, CA, 510-797-4796.
June 21, 2008
Headaches are so common that people often think that getting one is a normal part of life and give it little thought. Headaches do not always signal a deeper, underlying problem. But like a fever, they can also be a warning sign.
That’s why headaches may be an indicator that an individual needs to see a chiropractor and discover chiropractic care for themselves.
There are several triggers that can lead to headaches, which include:
• Chemical stressors (i.e., hormonal changes)
• Physical stressors (i.e., structural problems)
• Emotional stressors (anxiety)
• Reaction to medication even pain relievers
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help correct spinal joint dysfunction created by the various chemical, emotional and physical stresses in an individual’s life.
Furthermore, misalignment of spinal vertebra in the neck and upper back is frequently overlooked cause of headaches. For whatever reason, stress, anxiety, seating position, or other factors cause a person to tense up and put pressure on the spinal column. Over time, the spine compensates by moving certain vertebra and putting pressure on interior nerves and tissue. Nerves and blood vessels can be detrimentally impacted when bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion. When spinal nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated, a throbbing headache, neck pain, tense muscles and other health problems can occur. While aspirin and other medicines may relieve the pain, they do not address the underlying problem.
Some medicines also have side effects that can cause serious health problems.
Chiropractic care is a natural, drug free solution to relieving headaches.
A thorough chiropractic examination can determine reduced range of motion, loss of normal spinal curves or mechanical restrictions. The chiropractor will determine which vertebra to adjust, how often and for how long. A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle guided push on the vertebra. It’s so gentle it can be performed on a new born baby. An adjustment can be made to the back, neck or any of the extremities. Patients usually feel relief within days, sometimes even immediately.
Along with correcting more serious problems, patients frequently report relief from headaches following treatment by a chiropractor. While some may realize immediate relief, others may take longer to see correction of their problem because of a spinal problem that has existed for many years without detection.
Regardless of what onsets headaches, they can disrupt the balance of an individual’s nervous system resulting in a tightening of muscles. This tightening puts stress on the spinal column, causing spinal misalignments known as subluxations. Untreated, subluxations can lead to irreversible spinal degeneration.
Chiropractic care correcs spinal misalignments without painful surgery or medications that may produce side-effects. The result is a more safe, effective approach to treating headaches and related physical problems.
June 19, 2008
No you won’t get any medication for your pain. Chiropractic doctors do not dispense drugs. Because we rely on natural methods, we can show you how to use ice to control painful symptoms. When proper applied, ice can have an analgesic effect without the side effects of pain medications.
For more health and chiropractic care questions, contact Dr. Hans and his staff at their Fremont back and neck care center. The number for Discover Chiropractic is 510-797-4796.
June 18, 2008
Some patients experience almost instant relief after seeing a chiropractor. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process. How long have you had your problem? Are you keeping your appointments? Are you getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition? Do you smoke? Are you in otherwise good condition? Within a short period of time, most patients sense enough progress to fully carry out their doctors’ recommendations.
If you are in the Fremont, CA area, please visit our Fremont chiropractors at Discover Chiropractic. Dr. Hans Freericks can be reached at 510-797-4796.
June 16, 2008
Yes. When developing a care plan, your chiropractic doctor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and condition.
Discover chiropractic care for yourself. Contact Dr. Hans Freericks at 510-797-4796 for an appointment.
June 15, 2008
Yes, you can have chiropractic care after your back surgery. Rest assured that your chiropractic doctor will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. Surgery often causes instability above or below the involved level. These areas will be the focus of your chiropractic care.
If you would like to ask your chiropractor in Fremont additional questions about chiropractic care, please call Dr. Hans Freericks at 510-797-4796.
June 14, 2008
Chiropractic care for children can mean the difference between a happy child and one plagued by medical problems. Children under regular chiropractic care can also help avoid problems later in life.
Not only is chiropractic care important for children but mothers can also help their children before they are born by seeing a chiropractor. During pregnancy, chiropractic problems that may have been caused as a result of delivery can be treated more effectively the earlier they are addressed.
The prenatal chiropractic checkups a mother has during pregnancy are but one of the ways she can help guarantee her baby will be healthy. Along with a healthy diet, proper exercise and working to achieve a stress-free environment, prenatal chiropractic care can benefit the developing baby and reduce the complications of labor.
But even the delivery process can result in problems for children as a consequence of “subluxations.” Subluxations are areas of the spine that interfere with or distort nerve impulses between the brain and the body. Subluxations are usually a result of pulling, forcing and twisting a baby from the birth canal. These methods, and the resulting subluxations, are far too common. Cesarean section, forceps, suction extraction or eager hands can do unseen damage. Even “natural” birth methods can cause subluxations.
Babies cannot express their pain, but there are signs parents can look for that might indicate a need
- Unexplained crying
- Poor appetite
- Breathing problems
- Allergic reactions
- Holding their head to one side or preferring breast feeding from one side (which can be a sign of abnormal spine function and an impaired nervous system)
Ignoring subluxations can result in the impairment of a child’s health from the moment they are born. It can also lead to other problems can appear later in life, including:
- Chronic earaches or infections from poor drainage from the eustation tube
- Greater risk of catching childhood “bugs” as a result of a weakened immune
- Neglect of “growing pains” that may in fact be only aches or muscle spasms, which left undiagnosed and untreated can lead to chronic, expensive and hard-to-fix problems later in life
- The development of scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, which left untreated, can result in a patient needing braces, surgery to correct the problem, and or psychological effects such as lack of self confidence.
In toddlers, spinal injury caused by falling while learning to walk can be helped through chiropractic care. Left untreated, bumps caused from falls by toddlers can lead to scar tissue, decrease mobility and arthritis later in life, and may also increase the potential for scoliosis and a weakened immune system. As they age, the need for chiropractic care is even more crucial among children involved with contact sports. The injuries caused by these activities, whether they cause pain or not, can interfere with proper growth during rapid stages of spinal development.
Many spinal problems seen in adults began in childhood. Proper spinal care and maintenance is an important key to better health. Chiropractic care while a child is young can bring relief without the pain associated with surgery or side-effects of drugs. Because children heal faster, most conditions can be corrected quickly.
Chiropractic care not only provides relief from pain, but also helps with proper growth and development in children. Like regular visits to a pediatrician, children should also see a chiropractor often as they grow.
Chiropractic care is important because of its ability to restore the integrity of the nervous system and the workings of every cell and tissue in a child’s body.
As with any treatment, chiropractic adjusting techniques are also modified based on a child’s size, weight and unique spinal misalignments. Parents whose children are under chiropractic care frequently report that their children seem healthier than others their age. Chiropractic care is also very successful in treating many childhood ailments such as ear aches, asthma, hyper-activity, and colic.
Recommended treatments may include specific spinal adjustments, recommendations on exercise, nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on health history, age and lifestyle (factors which are considered for both children and adults).