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Lower Left Back Pain – Causes and Who can Help You - Newark, NJ

Lower Left Back Pain – Causes and Who can Help You - Newark, NJ

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Vida Chiropractic  - Newark, NJ chiropractic clinic

So the lower left-side of your back is giving you fits. You have two burning questions. What happened? How do I get this fixed? Both are important questions. Getting the former answered will help you prevent recurrence. But you're much more likely in getting the latter questioned answered, and fast!

Your problem might be medical, skeletal due to injury, or skeletal due to genetics. Your medical doctor and your chiropractic team work together to get you properly diagnosed and treated. So let's start with the most common causes of lower left-side back pain.

The most common cause of lower left back is muscle strain on the left side of your body. Thankfully a muscle strain is not a serious injury, but the resulting pain can be quite severe. Pain in your lower left back from a muscle strain finds it origins in an overstretched or torn muscle (which damages the fibers of the muscle). This in turn can lead to inflammation, and this inflammation may cause back spasms. And pain from muscle strain is typically characterized as sharp, and is often tender to the touch. Solution: Rest the strained muscles.

Less commonly, your lower left back pain may be provoked by a problem with your internal organs. These problems may include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney infection
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Pancreatitis

If you have a medical history of these four conditions and your lower left-side of your back is suddenly challenging you, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor to receive a proper diagnosis as your symptoms may get worse with time.

In addition to the above, lower left back pain may also be caused by any of the following problems related to your spinal structures:

  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Facet joint pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

These are conditions that your chiropractor is highly educated and trained to both diagnose and treat. Here in our Newark, NJ chiropractic clinic, Dr. Arteta treats lower left-side back pain as one of the very most common patient complaints. We want you to know that you don't have to live with this. Dr. Arteta will diagnose and put you on a rapid path to pain free living.

Every case is unique, but if you take a moment to read and listen to some of our patient reviews, you'll find many different people testifying to rapid return to full quality-of-life living.

If you suffer spine and/or neck pain and live in and around the Newark, NJ area, Dr​ Pereira and Dr. Arteta and the professional staff of Vida Chiropractic are here for you. Give us a call.


Chiropractic Manipulation 101

Chiropractic Manipulation 101

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Vida Chiropractic Manipulation

There are well over 100 types of adjusting techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Typically, chiropractic doctors will focus on and utilize 2 or 3 different approaches in their practice. Here at Newark’s Vida Chiropractic, we are trained and experienced in a multitude of adjusting techniques that enable us to deliver very individualized care. We feel it is important, however, to be sure that you understand the most common forms of treatment as they very well may be applicable to your treatment program. This introduction can give you some basic information but to find out more or to figure out what technique may work best for you will require a personal consultation. So we remind you here that you are invited to call us anytime for your free chiropractic care consult here in Newark, NJ.

The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function, with the goal of resolving joint inflammation, reducing pain, and increasing motion. Some approaches use a specific thrust applied by hand or with a small mechanical device, while others utilize what feels like a deep stretch or gentle pressure. These techniques are used on the spine and other joints within the body. They are often referred to as spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, or simply and adjustment.

Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques

Doctors of chiropractic adapt treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient. Typically, a treatment plan in our office will involve some combination of chiropractic adjustments as well as other physio therapy options such as chiropractic spinal decompression, active rehab, passive motion, muscle stimulation, or MLS Cold Laser Therapy. Below are a few of the most common chiropractic adjusting techniques: Diversified: the most commonly used form of spinal manipulation among doctors of chiropractic. The technique uses a very specific small and quick thrust by hand taking a joint just past its normal range of motion to restore normal function. This is often referred to as a high velocity low amplitude thrust.

Gonstead Technique: a hands on technique that expands upon traditional diversified adjustments using very specific patient positioning and adjusting styles. It also involves some unique diagnostic approaches to locating the areas of the spine that need correction.

Thompson Technique: generally uses a specific adjusting table that has moving pieces that allows gravity to help move a patient's affected spinal segments. It also utilizes tension on the leg musculature to assess problems in a patient’s spine. This is often referred to as leg length analysis.

Activator Method: a treatment method and adjusting device created as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. This technique uses a small hand held instrument to deliver a very controlled impulse into a joint. This is a very low force technique that is good for anyone who has health issues that would contraindicate a manual adjustment or those who simply find it more comfortable.

SOT: stands for sacro occipital technique. It is a low force technique that addresses issues in the spine and extremities by looking at how issues in one part of the spine can create symptoms or complicate treatment of other areas.

So, what’s next for you and your back pain? Here at Vida Chiropractic, we will carefully examine you and develop a treatment plan to address your specific issues and goals. We welcome the opportunity to educate you further on these subjects and a multitude of other options available to treat your unique spine and/or joint conditions. Contact us to see what we can do for you.


Welcome to Vida Chiropractic, Newark NJ

Welcome to Vida Chiropractic, Newark NJ

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Welcome to Vida Chiropractic Center. Please enjoy the many entertaining and educational activities you will find on our web site. During your visit don't forget to click on Newsletters and sign up for our Free Email Newsletter.

We are conveniently located at 311 CHESTNUT ST. 1st Floor Newark NJ 07105

At Vida Chiropractic Center you will find a group of committed professionals with the goal of helping you return to a natural state of good health. You will quickly become a welcomed member of our family of satisfied patients.

Vida Chiropractic Center is ready to become your stepping stone to better health. Click on the Contact Us page and call for an appointment today. Let this be your first step on the path to better health.

Facility

Our chiropractors are proud to provide a clean, comfortable, cutting­-edge facility.

Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office by phone or email. If you would like to request an appointment online, click ‘Contact Us’ above. A member of our staff will follow up with you.

Financial

Our practice accepts cash, check, and major credit cards. We will be more than happy to submit your insurance forms for you, and we accept most major insurance providers. Please call our office to verify whether your specific insurance plan is accepted. Payment plans and schedules can be discussed upon request.

Cancellation

If you would like to cancel an appointment, we ask that you provide us with at least 24 hours notice. A fee may be charged for a no­ show or late cancellation, and patients may be discharged from our practice for repeatedly missing scheduled appointments.

Services

We treat a variety of conditions here at our office including:

Questions about our practice, our policies, or the conditions we treat that aren’t answered by this page? Don’t hesitate to contact us!


Chiropractic Care for Help Achieving Overall Wellness – Newark, NJ

Chiropractic Care for Help Achieving Overall Wellness – Newark, NJ

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Vida Chiropractic Care

Everyone would like to achieve wellness, but wellness does not come easy. It is often difficult to achieve a healthy balance between mind, body and spirit when you feel pain. This is why Vida Chiropractic puts emphasis on chiropractic wellness care as a safe and effective way of achieving overall wellness and health that is pain-free.

Talk to a chiropractor when you have issues and pain in your body. Often, even when physically fit, you can experience back and neck pain or headaches. You may be suffering from some misalignments in your spine which can cause these symptoms. But an individualized chiropractic care plan can be created for your body and specific needs.

The benefits of using a chiropractor include providing relief from neck and back pain, even in chronic cases. Your spinal column gets stressed through accidents, poor posture, decreasing strength, sitting too often, or accidents. Bad posture can inflame headaches and neck pain. This is because when you slouch, the muscles in your shoulders and core are stressed trying to support you head which is extremely heavy. This can strain many muscle groups, which causes you to experience pain. But, a licensed chiropractor can perform spinal adjustments to your body so you can better support yourself, maintain proper posture, stand straight and sit erect to prevent pain and create overall wellness.

To find out more about seeing a chiropractor for overall wellness, contact Vida Chiropractic.