Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments

Active Spine & Sports Care

Our practitioners use Gentle Chiropractic Techniques to manipulate the spine and extremities back to their proper position. These newer methods are much more comfortable and even more effective, giving you the results that you need in less time than thought possible. Our Doctors have many years of training and experience in chiropractic care. They will work with you to ensure that you get the best treatment that is suited for you.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is a form of alternative health care that uses the body to heal itself without surgery or drugs. The spine plays an important part in the body and so does the nervous system. Chiropractic care focuses primarily on the structure of the body (the spine) and the function (as determined by the nervous system). The improvement of the skeletal system and the restoration of fully functional nerve pulses are corrected by a doctor of Chiropractic. This is done by spinal and extremity manipulation in a chiropractic office. The result is that the neuro-skeletal system has been restored to full capacity.


A few words about joint anatomy and physiology

Ligaments, tissue, muscles, and cartilage play an important part in the functioning of our joints. Nerves that run throughout the body control the motion and position of these joints. It is important that these are functioning well. The nerves around these joints relay the information to the brain and spinal cord. These motions can be voluntary or involuntary, depending on the restrictions.

How the body protects itself ?

Joint dysfunction is caused by overuse of the spine or even a sudden injury. Motion is altered, and movement is reduced. Often insufficient information is relayed to the brain. Joint dysfunction is the body’s way to protect itself by reducing movement in the area by implementing a guarding reflex.

Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments or manipulations

Subtle, gentle, manipulation of the neck and joints is done with as little force as possible. There is no sudden twisting and therefore, less discomfort with this procedure. This type of manipulation can be performed on any joint in the body.

Pain signals are blocked by motion

Motion in the joints block pain signals, thus, enabling you to move about. A comparison can be done to rubbing your knee as you bump your leg on a coffee table or a chair and stimulate your leg into ignoring the pain simply because you have rubbed the nerve.

Why Chiropractic Adjustments / Manipulation works?

Muscle spasms and chronic pain can be blocked with chiropractic adjustments. Joint motion is therefore, normalized when motion-sensitive nerves are open receptors.

Chiropractic Techniques commonly used

There are many different types of chiropractic techniques. The technique used will be determined by the individual need of the patient. The decision on what technique to use is determined by not only the comfort level of the patient by also their musculoskeletal makeup. Doctors commonly use these different forms of chiropractic methods in their practice:

  • Diversified
  • Gonstead
  • Thompson Drop
  • Cox Flexion-Distraction
  • Sacro-Occipital Technique
  • Activator
  • Lower Extremity Adjusting
  • Upper Extremity Adjusting

One of the Leading Offices in Ventura County in Chiropractic Adjustments

“Dr. Romeo is the best chiropractor out there. Anytime when my body is aching or needs maintenance, Dr. Romeo makes me feel like a whole new person. I highly recommend Dr. Romeo to anyone who is looking for a new chiropractor.”

“Dr Ayala is amazing! I had a back injury, hip pain (beginning osteoarthritis) and a tight right knee after replacement surgery. Not only was he able to get rid of all my pain, he was also able to give me greater range of motion in my knee… I can not say enough! I recommend him to everyone!”

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

How does chiropractic work?

It works by placing all your organs, nerves, tissues, and cells to take control and resist ill health. Chiropractic care works with your body to remove interference’s by locating misaligned or fixated vertebrae. Those who undergo chiropractic manipulation will notice an improvement in their nervous system function as well as the region of the spine. When spinal adjustments are made, the body then heals itself. Optimal health can be achieved, once the spine has been realigned.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using gentle force in a precise direction. It is applied to a joint that is not moving properly. The purpose is to improve overall health and spinal function by implementing this natural procedure and eliminating interference to the nervous system. Different methods are used to manipulate the spine. Age, health, and physical build will help the chiropractic professional in deciding which would be the most effect method to use.

How is a Chiropractic adjustment performed?

The doctor first places the patient in a position so that he can work on the joints that are involved without troubling the others. It is important that the patient be put into the proper position. The problem joint is worked on by the doctor gently pushing on the joint. Often you will hear a popping sound as the joint surface is moved.

What is the noise heard with a Chiropractic adjustment?

The noise that is heard during a chiropractic adjustment is similar to the sound of gas escaping from a can of soda. The movement of fluid occurs when gas in released within the joint. This is caused by the joint surface being separated. After the adjustment, you will incur better alignment and joint mobility.

Why is thrust necessary?

Thrust is necessary because of something being stuck. Associated muscle tension is relieved when the motion in a stuck joint is restored

Are Chiropractic Adjustments safe?

Yes, they are extremely safe when performed by a professional. They know which patients that should not receive this type of manipulation and determine this by a consultation. The doctors are fully trained and licensed to perform spinal alignments and adjustments.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No. Each patient is unique and their course of care is unique to their needs. Each adjustment is built upon previous visits. Years of training and experience has helped them treat each patient individually.

Does chiropractic work for all types of health problems?

No. Chiropractic care can improve nerve system function in many patients. However, it does not cure all health problems. The body has a natural healing capacity when nerve supply has been restored.

What causes Joint Dysfunction / Joint Fixation(s)?

Common everyday things can cause undue stress on the body. Accidents, injuries, and even playing sports can cause your spine to become misaligned. Some children can suffer joint dysfunction when they are learning to walk, play, or even during birth.

Can I tell if I have a joint that is fixated or not functioning properly?

Not always. A dysfunctional joint occurs over time. You may have it for several years before it really causes a lot of pain. Spinal checkups are a good way to promote better nerve and joint health, thus, enabling more movement.

What are some warning signs of Joint Dysfunction?

Common signs of joint dysfunction include numbness, nervousness, headaches, stiffness, pain in your extremities, and back pain.

Can I adjust myself?

No. Only those who are trained in the art of chiropractic can make the adjustment correctly. Although some people can twist themselves in such a way that their bodies crack with a popping sound, it can make the spine more unstable. This definitely is not a good thing. Chiropractic adjustment should be done by trained professionals so that the correct joint in manipulated into motion.

Does "cracking" knuckles lead to arthritis?

No, it does not. In fact, knuckle cracking can be beneficial to your joints because joint oil is released when the knuckles are cracked. Joint oil helps to keep the joints lubricated.

Are adjustments painful?

In most cases, adjustments produce no discomfort. Many times the patient will actually feel better right away, experiencing decreased pain and increased motion. Occasionally, you may feel mild discomfort, which is due to the body adapting itself to its new neurological and biomechanical state.