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massage-therapy-coast-physical-medicine-fountain-valleyMassage Therapy

How Can Massage Therapy Be Medically Beneficial?

Relieves Stress

Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels¬–all of which help reduce daily stress.

Encourages Relaxation

Relax. Reset. Repeat. Massage has been shown to help the body enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode¬: an effect that lingers long after the massage is over.

Improves Posture

Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be relaxing to correct. Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can get your posture back on track.

Improves Circulation

The pressure created by massage therapy moves blood through congested areas. This causes new blood to flow in, resulting improved body function.

Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has more misconceptions than nearly any other medical condition. But one effective way to stave off high blood pressure naturally is massage therapy.

Relaxes Muscles

Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion

As we age, joints tend to tighten, making range of motion more restricted. Massage helps keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.

Promotes Deeper and Easier Breathing

One of the telltale signs of anxiety and stress is constricted breathing. Massage can play an important role in reliving respiratory issues and training the body how to relax.

Relieves Headaches

45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Massage helps ease the pressure and pain, which can also reduce the chance and frequency of headaches.

Strengthens the Immune System

Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity–the activity level of the body’s natural “killer cells”.

Enhances Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This makes massage therapy a great supplement to post-operative rehabilitation.

Improves Rehabilitation After Injury

Rehabilitation can be frustrating. A continual massage program can accelerate the recovery process, as well as help you relax and stay motivated.

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Chiropractic Care focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning. Although we vary in our services, we may use a variety of treatment approaches primarily adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body. The goal is to correct alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

During the initial visit, we typically take a health history and perform a physical examination, with a special emphasis on the spine. Other examinations or tests such as x-rays may also be performed. If chiropractic treatment is considered appropriate, a treatment plan will be developed.

During followup visits, we may perform one or more of the many different types of adjustments and other manual therapies used in chiropractic care. Given mainly to the spine, an adjustment involves using the hands or a device to apply a controlled, rapid force to a joint. The goal is to increase the range and quality of motion in the area being treated and to aid in restoring health. Joint mobilization is another type of manual therapy that may be used.

We sometimes combine the use of spinal adjustments and other manual therapies with several other treatments and approaches such as:

  • Heat and ice
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Rehabilitative and general exercise
  • Counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors
  • Dietary supplements.

Auto, Work, and Sports Related Injuries ( Our Specialty )

 

Auto Accidents

Damage to the vehicle does not reflect the degree of damage to the occupants.  In an accident, the head and neck of the injured person is accelerated 3 to 5 times faster than the acceleration of the car. This sudden change in speed (about 1/10 of second) produces damage to muscles, nerves, and ligaments. The soft tissue injuries incurred during an auto accident cannot be seen externally and can heal with scar tissue which can ache years later.
The damage to the spine can lead to recurring headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, hand pain, numbness and tingling, as well as memory loss, irritability, insomnia, depression, innitus (ringing in the ears), and concentration problems; stiffness, chronic muscle tension and spasms, lower back pain, spinal disc degeneration, inflamed arthritis, sore and tight inflexible muscles, a greater chance of repeat injury and poor posture.

Delays in the onset of pain are also common. Even if you are not in pain following a whiplash incident, it is important to receive prompt attention to your injury, as the structural balance of your neck and spine is important to your health.

Remember, nothing is more important than your health, especially when you start to lose it.  Several studies show that a large percentage of whiplash victims will still have pain years after their accidents. Pain pills won’t heal inflamed tendons, muscle relaxers won’t heal torn muscles, and cervical collars won’t restore graceful spinal curves. Chiropractic care, coupled with a specific exercise program is the best treatment for patients injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Work Injuries

If you are injured at work you are not alone. Millions of people sustain work related injuries each year. The suffering can be long term, which is why early treatment of work injuries should be sought.
Chiropractic care has become the leading form of medical care for work-related injuries involving the muscular/skeletal system. Some 13 separate studies in various states have repeatedly found that chiropractic care gets people back to work much sooner and at far lower cost than medical care for the same type of on-the-job back and repetitive stress injuries (RSI – carpal tunnel, Dequervain’s syndrome, thoracic outlet, tennis elbow, trigger finger). For the patient, that means less time in pain and more time to enjoy life.
California State Workman’s Compensation allows injured workers to directly access both chiropractors and medical doctors following an injury at work. Our staff will work with you to properly open your claim, and get the care you need, with no out-of-pocket expense to you.
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Sports injuries

Whether you are a “weekend warrior” athlete or a professional, injuries happen. There are two basic types of sports injuries: the first is the result of a trauma inflicted by a collision, a slip or a fall. The second type is caused by the over-use of a muscle group or joint whereby the repetitive movement of the same area causes an inflammation or injury such as carpal tunnel, stress fractures, muscle strains and tendinitis. Believe it or not simple household chores can mimic a sports injury.

We use numerous modalities (adjustments, cold laser, rehabilitation therapy, therapeutic massage therapy) to target problem areas and strengthen previously injured or weakened muscles and joints. You will learn better strategies for exercise and stretching so that you can continue on the straight and narrow path to better enjoyment of your chosen sport (We know household chores are not always included in this but are a necessity).

chiropracticfountainvalleyDecompression Therapy

 

Coast Physical Medicine provides expert spinal decompression therapy. Our doctors are equipped with the best in modern technology to provide precise and safe procedures such as spinal decompression. A vast majority of patients have reported instant relief from their back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs and bulging discs.

fountain-valley-laser-treatment1Laser Therapy

 

Diowave Laser Therapy is a breakthrough treatment. We are proud to offer the most advanced powerful laser available. This treatment is highly effective at reducing pain and inflammation quickly. It also improves vascular activity, accelerates tissue repair and improves range of motion, even on conditions unresponsive to other types of treatment.

physicalmedicinefountainvalleyPhysical Medicine

 

Coast Physical Medicine is leading the charge in Fountain Valley for physical medicine. To us, our patients are more than just numbers. We want to give you the absolute best medical care that physical medicine can provide. That is why we don’t just subscribe mystery pills to our patients in need. Instead we find a natural way to rid you of your pain and solve your ailments at their root. Using trigger point or joint injections, High dose laser therapy, massage therapy, Chiropractic, decompression therapy, physical therapy and allergy testing, we work as a team to get you out of pain quickly and help you regain your life.

allergy-testing-Fountain-ValleyAllergy Testing

 

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and this number continues to grow. We have found a way through immunotherapy to reverse and eliminate allergy symptoms. Why suffer from even the mildest allergies if you don’t have to? We test for the top 48 allergens in Southern California to ensure a clearer better life for locals. Call for a free consultation today!