Migraine Headaches Treatments | San Diego Chiropractor

Today we are going to talk about headaches, specifically migraines.  So what is a migraine, how do we handle migraines, what are the triggers for migraines, and how can we resolve them. 

So what a migraine is, is typically identified as a headache. We have all had a headache at one point or another. But what separates them is that migraine produces a significant amount of pain behind one or both of your eyes, it can even create sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, possibly nausea, not just a throbbing headache, but can create a stabbing-like pain. It can also come with an aura. If you are having these types of pains, you could be experiencing something more than just your run of the mill headache. The next thing is how do you identify a migraine from other forms of headaches. 

The first step as your San Diego chiropractor is to ask the right questions. We take a very thorough history approach. The more information you can provide to us, the better we can ultimately help you. We specialize in headaches, whether it be tension headache, cluster headaches, menstrual or hormonal headaches, lack of food triggered headache, a lack of water or dehydration style, or migraine headaches.

How else can we identify it besides asking the right questions. The next step is we will perform a thorough and detailed examination specific to your issue.  So that will help us identify more of what is causing the issue for you specifically. 

Following that we perform an x-ray (if needed and warranted). We provide digital x-rays in our office that will allow us to see inside your body. Are there structural changes present, are there degenerative changes, or other underlying causes. Rather than just what you see from the surfaces.

These three key components allow us to be extremely specific in our chiropractic adjustments and approach to getting you better. It allows us to produce amazing results for so many in the same or similar situation as you with the headaches/migraines.  We see these issues on a daily basis.

One of our most fantastic cases that I can think of is a young gal who was suffering with a migraine headache 3-5 times a week. Some were so bad they would last days, putting her on the floor of her home in tears. She notes that she would even miss 3-5 days of work at a time at least once a month. Following a couple of months of care, she reported that she had not had a headache in weeks. We saw her again several months after that. She reported then that she had not had a single headache or migraine headache in nearly 6 months. Had not missed a day or work that she was previously missing again 3-5 days per month. What allowed her to have these amazing results, is that she allowed us to perform our chiropractic history, chiropractic examination, and x-rays, but most importantly she followed the recommendations of care that allowed her to become headache free.

She did exactly what we knew would get her better. As your Gonstead chiropractor here in San Diego, we performed the history, examination, x-rays, but also the specific chiropractic adjustments that affected her structure of her spine.It also affects your nervous system.

What we did once we found out the problem, we go in to adjust accordingly to what your body needs. The body tells us all so much information that we forget how intelligent it really is. We use a handheld device that is called a nervoscope that allows us to detect areas along the spine that are having issues. We palpate each specific segment of your spine/vertebrae to decide which one is out of place, in what position, is it locked up  or subluxated as we call. Following that we realign things to where they should be for your optimal body function through Gonstead chiropractic adjustments. It takes pressure off the nerves over periods of time. It does not happen instantly. Now there are times where people get instant relief, but not instant reduction in nerve pressure. Unfortunately we do not correct the entire problem in one sweeping motion. It does take time to correct the issues, just like it took time for those issues to develop. 

So if you are suffering from these migraines or tension style headaches, it could be related posture. Which we do have an article on, so please click here for that information. And it is about tech or text neck. However if you are unsure or would like an evaluation, give us a call 858-997-8203 or book online, as we are recognized as one of the best chiropractors in San Diego and we specialize in the Gonstead technique. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach us.

Shoulder Pain | San Diego Sports Chiropractor

Shoulder pain is a very complicated situation. It has so many variables to it. It can stem from several areas. So when a patient presents stating they are suffering with shoulder pain. It really becomes a challenge for your healthcare professional. So as you San Diego sports chiropractor, and extremity specialist, it is no different. 

We are talking about the most vulnerable joint in our entire body. It has by the far the most amount of range of motion out of any joint in our body.  And think about it, there is nothing truly holding your shoulder in place. So for an example our hip. When someone comes in with hip pain, it is very easily identifiable, very easy to diagnose the true problem because it is a ball and socket, with only so many possible issues. The femoral head is encapsulated by our hip. So now when we talk about our shoulders. It is not encapsulated like the hip. The humeral head does not have a bony structure covering it in its entirety. It is only held in place by muscles and ligaments.  

The primary stabilization component of our shoulder are those muscles and ligaments, with some portions of bony structures. Some of those bony structures are the AC (acromioclavicular) joint, the glenohumeral joint and that is about all of the joint association in our shoulder. Now when we talk muscles and ligaments, we are talking about the pectoral muscles, bicep tendon, Infraspinatus tendon, Supraspinatus muscle, Teres minor, the list goes on and on of the muscles ligaments and tendons.That is why we have such a vast range of motion. There is no encapsulation of the shoulder joint, the humeral head.      

So when we disclose that we have shoulder pain, it can be the practitioner's worst nightmare, because there again so many variables associated with this. Thankfully being an ex-collegiate athlete, we have a slight edge. Due to not only seeing it from the health professional, chiropractic aspect, the first hand experience has really helped allow proper diagnosis and treatment. It also allows us to understand your pain and where you are coming from.   

If this is you, we encourage you to give us or a sports chiropractor near you a call. Because if it is joint related, then we know how to fix the issue, reduce your pain or discomfort, and improve your range of motion or quality of life. However if the issue is related to more of the muscles, ligaments, or even a fracture there. Then we may not be the absolute best solution to your specific problem. But we do work with some of the best muscle work practitioners, whether it be a physical therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, and also orthopedic doctors if there is more going on than we can handle.      

With these shoulder injuries.  There are a few things to consider or at least a few things we consider in our office. Is your shoulder blade moving appropriately. Because if it adheres to your thoracic spine that is one issue. Are your rhomboid muscles tight to the point that they do not allow mobility of your shoulder blade. Maybe you have a thoracic spine issue that inhibits mobility of your shoulder blade, which then limits shoulder mobility and you can see how things can quickly snowball from there. So therefore the pain we feel in our shoulders can actually come from your thoracic spine, or adhesion, or malfunction.          

The first thing we do in our office is rule out the easier things. Because again the shoulders are complicated, so why not start with easier and work our way to the more challenging issues. So when we look at the shoulder, we first want to take a history on what happened, how did you injure it. Once we have that, we can really add on to what caused it. Because there is a big difference between someone falling and hurting their shoulder versus someone waking up with their shoulder hurting.      

So we take our history,  let's identify what triggered this whole thing in the first place.  The next thing we will do is have you show us where it hurts. Pinpoint the area of pain. Now that lets me as your chiropractor be able to identify a little bit further.  The more we know, the more you let us know, the more we can help direct your care in the most appropriate direction possible to get you fastest results.

After we identify where the problem is and how the problem occurred. Now we can go through an examination. The examination will allow us to identify is it coming from the thoracic spine, the rhomboids, So in essence we want to either rule in or rule out, is it the thoracic spine, is it the rhomboids being too tight limiting the shoulder blade movement, is it the shoulder blade biomechanics, is it tight pectoral muscles, a shoulder cuff tear, the list goes on. Could it be as simple as shoulder impingement, where the shoulder (humeral) head is impinged.  We see that a lot.

We see all of these issues a lot. So if you are having shoulder pain. We truly feel we are some of the best at identifying can we help or can we not. If it is something we can help out with, we will, if it is not, we will refer you to the appropriate people to get you the help you need. We like to keep things very clean cut, not a lot of fluff to how we help people.    

If You are looking for someone to take a look at your shoulder injuries, give us a call 858-997-8203 or book your appointment online by clicking here. Again we are Gonstead Family Chiropractic , your San Diego sports chiropractor.

Tech or Text Neck - Neck Pain - San Diego Chiropractor

Text neck, what is it, how do you get it, where did it come from. This issue is actually a common occurrence among not just Americans but all over the world. While a lot of people try to blame technology and place it upon young kids as being the ones it affects. 

This does not seem to be the case anymore. We are seeing a lot of not just kids but adults and not just young adults but middle-aged as well as elderly. Basically you name it and everyone is seemingly having the same issue right now. I like to call it tech or honestly right now we've been calling it society neck. 

Because everything in society has us looking down. Now that is not always a bad thing however over periods of time and certain activities will compound creating it to be substantial amounts of time. 

When we look down we put our neck in a compromised position making it vulnerable to pain, to structural changes, to muscle tension, to neck stiffness, and so much more. 

So what we would like to do is take a few moments to discuss this to discuss what is tech/text neck, what is some preventive things that we can do to help, what are the consequences of not doing anything.

Tech neck is currently being described as a misalignment or rather a structural change that we can identified through x-rays specifically cervical x-rays.That is one reason that we tend to take X-rays and our office is so that you can see exactly what's going on within your neck and we can properly identify diagnose Tech neck.

Some ways that you can prevent tech neck would be with good posture. So while you're sitting at a desk keep things more eye level. If you're unsure of how to set up your desk so this does not occur, or unsure how to put yourself in a good position while sitting at a desk please feel free to reach out to us as we have a great hand out. We give this handout to all of our patients for free, so please stop by our office to grab one for yourself, your kids or family. And we actually go over this in some of our videos. So you can click the link here and it will take you to our YouTube channel where we have a lot of tips exercises and things like that on how to help with text neck low back pain neck pain how to set your chair upright all kinds of goodies.

Some of the things that occur if it's untreated you'll start to get neck tension, neck stiffness, maybe even neck pain, and it can actually even cause you to get radiation into your arms and hands if this goes on for a significant amount of time. You can also start to create degenerative disc disease or degenerative change throughout your neck or cervical spine as we call it.

So this is just a quick article about how to help with your neck pain, neck stiffness, your tech neck things like that. We see this every day in our chiropractic office here in San Diego located in the area of Kearny Mesa. So if you are or know someone that is having some of these issues please feel free to have them reach out to us. We would gladly find out what is causing the issues and also let them know what's causing those through our thorough examination as well as full spine digital x-rays.

While also being one of the best chiropractors in San Diego with a lot of 5-star google reviews, we can help provide chiropractic adjustments and care for them, so this does not keep happening to them. 

If you know somebody interested or struggling with these issues and ready to get their life back on track, to stop suffering with these pains and that is located in San Diego please click the link here this will take them directly to a place that they can book their first appointment. If you have a child or yourself and are concerned with long term effects from poor posture on your neck, then you are also in the right spot.

Be Kind To Someone | Once A Day | San Diego Chiropractor

Hey everybody its Dr. Zach with Gonstead Family Chiropractic hope everyone's doing well here in sunny San Diego or right now looks like flood City. Just saying happy Friday and seeing what you are thankful for right now because times have changed. Things as we know them have differed. That is the way life goes, but what are you thankful for. I know that I am thankful for being able to be nice to someone. What else is that being nice to someone or performing acts of kindness such as that money, it doesn't take effort. It can be as simple as crossing paths with someone whether it be the Pacific Beach Boardwalk, Little Italy San Diego, Kearny Mesa and one of Convoy streets, many amazing restaurants, or downtown San Diego.     

Just by simply saying how are you today, asking about them, or saying it was great to see you today. Those simple comments or acts of kindness can completely change somebody's perspective. Not only for the moment, but the day, the week, month, year, maybe even their life. Everyone you cross paths with has a story, you might only be a tiny aspect of theirs, but could make a huge impact. Simply put, be kind to others.

This whole COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has people on edge. Take a deep breath, relax, settle in, be kind, and lets be prepared for what will be an amazing end to a hard beginning in 2020.    

So if you get a chance to come encounter with somebody during this time, please take a moment to say how are you, how's your day going, ask about them, and wish them well. Not only will it make them feel better but it also makes you feel better. So I hope you are all doing well, please stay healthy, stay happy, and we'll talk soon.

Quarantine - Make Shift At Home Desk - Low Back & Neck Pain

While all of us within the county of San Diego are having to adapt to the new current norm of quarantine from the Coronavirus (covid-19). Some are having to adapt to also working at home. That means possibly a makeshift desk, computer, overall work space. Not only are we continuing to sit for long periods of time, but we are also now placing unnecessary, unavoidable strain on our low backs as well as necks. This can lead to both low back pain, neck pain, headaches, or mid back pain, simply by doing your daily job from home without the proper equipment or set up for working space. 

It is beyond important to continue to strive for proper posture regardless of your working situation. That is why they have developed an entire market space of Ergonomics industry that work to get each working space optimized for each individual to reduce stress on your body. This also helps reduce workers compensation injuries and claims. 

So here are some very basic tips on how to set up your home desk/working space as best as possible.

  • You want your monitor approximately 24 inches away from you
  • You want the top of your monitor at or slightly above eye level
  • You want your elbows at a 90 degree angle
  • You want your hips bent at a 90 degree angle
  • You want your knees at a 90 degree angle 

We Call this in general, the 90-90 rule. Elbows bent at 90, hips bent at 90, and our knees bent at 90. From that position it allows your bodies tension to reduce and puts it in a more natural comfortable state. This reduction in tension can help improve your neck pain, stiff neck, low back pain, even mid back pain and headaches. 

The next thing you want to consider is the way you are sitting in your chair. You do not want to be in a slouched position as this puts a lot of strain on your low back. It also puts it in a very compromised position leaving it vulnerable to injury. So a great inexpensive way to adapt to creating a lumbar support for your back is to take a bath towel and roll it up to an appropriate diameter for your body type. Place it long ways, basically like your car seats lumbar support goes. The beauty of this is that it adaptable by simply unraveling it if it is too big for your back.

Also you want to keep some key contact points when working in any chair. The big ones are your low back not being slouched and contacting that lumbar support we just mentioned.

The next part is your mid back should be comfortably touching the chair. If it is not, that means you are leaning forward. This will set you up for mid back pain, tightness in your mid back, tension style headaches and more. 

The final contact point for your spine is not really your spine in a way, but rather your head. There are two ways to make a solid contact for your neck support. The easiest way, which almost none of us do is by place the back of our heads on the head rest part of our computer chairs or even our car seats. The more challenging or time consuming way is to again roll up a towel and place it long ways on the back of our neck. This will create stability, reduce tension and strain. 

The more we look forward and look down the more stress we are creating on our neck muscles as well as vertebrae (bones) in our neck. For every inch forward our head leans forward/down, it adds 10 lbs of stress on your traps, shoulders, and neck muscles (primarily levator scapula and traps). The forward head posture position is also commonly known as tech neck or text neck. 

We will later cover neck stretches on how to alleviate those tension we discusses. I strongly encourage each of you to take a moment and assess your current seated position. If you are unsure, we are offering some virtual (telehealth) consultations to aid in proper set up of your work space whether it be at home or in your office. During this time of quarantine, we are doing this at significantly discounted rate. Feel free to give us a call, shoot an email, and we will aid you in optimizing your work space with what you have. 

The reason we are offering this is some people are limited in where they can go through San Diego, but most importantly it is our mission as the San Diego chiropractor near you to help give back in away way shape or form that we can. We want to make San Diego the healthiest city not only in America, but the world. If you are looking for a local Gonstead chiropractor in San Diego, look no further as we specialize in those headaches, neck pains, low back pains, mid back pains, and more.

Lastly if you are seeking a way to see proper posture, we do have free handouts at our office for anyone that would like them.

Golf Injuries | San Diego Sports Chiropractor

Golf is a game that many people in San Diego love and enjoy playing in this beautiful weather. It's also a game many are not able to play due to low back pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, or even mid back and neck pain. Although with all those aches and pains that can occur with the game of golf, it is also an extremely enjoyable game to play with friends, family, and possibly even have a couple of beverages out on some beautiful landscape with some great views of the city as well.

Although with all those aches and pains that can occur game of golf is also extremely enjoyable to play with friends family and possibly even have a couple beverages out on some beautiful landscape and some of the overlook the city as well.

Another reason that many people develop low back pain or some of those pain that we just mentioned are due to incorrect swing mechanics, poor posture, or something that has been going on for a long period of time that was triggered during that one swing. I would be lying if I said I’ve never hurt my low back playing golf. Because I there was a moment in time where I playing golf with a bunch of friends and I actually need to be adjusted on the course to continue with that round.

The reason for developing these these pains is in part due to the nature of the game, which requires repetitive motions. A lot of us may believe the pain we feel developed from one significant injury that we can all pinpoint what it was. Such things as being in a car accident, a slip and fall, or hurting yourself while trying to pick up something up causing low back pain. However repetitive motion or what we call microtrauma can also be the reason for the pain in your spine, the reason your golf swing mechanics have altered, and the way that it’s going to develop over period of time creating the pain due to poor mechanics and repetition.

With injuries sustained while playing golf are not limited to just your low back or your mid back or even your neck but also in your shoulders and your elbows in your wrist so it’s really important to make sure that you’re doing the mechanics properly. But also want to make sure that you’re getting your spine checked to eliminate potential injuries that are coming down the pipeline because when we’re doing these motions over and over again, during a round of 9 holes, 18 holes, 36, 72, whatever that number is. Compounding how many swings per hole. That is a lot of repetitive motion. We are on a chiropractic mission or drive to help all of the golfers in San Diego not only perform better on the links, but to also allow you to play a game with friends and family whether it be a hobby or their passion, but also to improve your quality of life because the pains you are having can be related golf but will bleed into other aspects of life.

So what we wanna do is get your spine in alignment which will allow the body to adapt naturally because taking ibuprofen or some type of NSAID may not be the best answer for your body long term. By taking pharmaceuticals, while it may feel better momentarily, it is a band aid over a larger issue. Pharmaceuticals create a helping mechanics from the outside (pill) inwards, rather than creating a longer term solution by helping from the inside out (chiropractic adjustment).

If you are having trouble getting to the top of your golf swing, having problems getting to torque on the ball or something along those lines while you’re playing around of golf with your friends or hitting the driving range, give us a call and let’s check it out.

Let’s see if there’s something in your mid back and low back and neck or some other area of your extremities shoulders elbows that are locking up on you decreasing your range of motion. Because if you’re compensating for those injuries your body’s going to know it and it’s going to compensate all the way through. Which will is going to leave you hurting yourself.

So in short give us a call Gonstead Family Chiropractic we are your sports chiropractor your golf chiropractor here in San Diego. We see a lot of injuries related to golf in our office, we get people back to playing and back to doing what they love. We want you to experience the exact same thing.

Can A Chiropractor Help Decrease Pain During Pregnancy?

There is nothing quite like deciding to bring an amazing child into this world. With that being said when planning to bring a child into this world, both parents assume risks,  rewards, both in the short term as well as the long term. Some may be as minor as sciatic pain, but others could be as severe as ectopic pregnancy.

Pregnancy will cause your body (or your wife's, surrogate, etc) to change, not just physically, but internally, hormonally, chemically, structurally, and more.

Here are FIVE conditions that you may deal with during your pregnancy that we at Gonstead Family Chiropractic in San Diego can help with:

1. Round Ligament Pain

Round ligament is a ligament that supports the uterus on both sides. This pain of the Round Ligament is very painful but is also very common. It is actually one of the most common sort of pain experienced during the pregnancy process, occurring in 10-30% of pregnancies. These ligaments are stretched out during pregnancy as growth occurs they begin to become more and more stretched. As one of the best pregnancy chiropractors in San Diego, we specialize in making sure you are not only feeling less pain, but providing care that will ultimately help the delivery process as well and keep your entire pregnancy process as pain free and smooth as possible.

2. Low Back Pain

While you begin to get bigger during your pregnancy, you also begin to change the way your carry your weight. You will shift around to make it easier, more than likely begin to have a shift in your center of gravity forcing your to have your belly our and lean slightly backwards to help. Your body will release a hormone known as Relaxin, which relaxes ligaments. Here is an additional article on low back pain.

3. Sciatica Pain

Many people know someone or have themselves experienced sciatica pain. It is the radiating pain shooting down the back of your leg. It is usually one sided, but can occur on both at times as well. 

4. Pubic Symphysis Pain

As previously mentioned. During pregnancy there is a chemical (hormone) that is released naturally called Relaxin. This hormone allows laxity to occur in joints, ligaments, etc. During this time between the pubic bones relax and have the ability to move/shift about. When this occurs it can develop pain in that region. As a chiropractor our job is to align the pubic area through spine, sacral, and ilium adjustments to reduce that pain.

5. Sacroiliac Pain

Much like with the pubic symphysis pain due to Relaxin being released the same thing occurs here. With the Relaxin release comes increased mobility of your joints. This can place them in a compromised position which can lead to SI (sacroiliac) pain or dysfunction. Through specific Gonstead chiropractic adjustments we can help reduce those pains

We get asked a lot whether or not chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. Our short answer is yes and the brief reason why is because Gonstead Chiropractor, Dr Zach Beatty, DC is well trained in adjusting both mom from start to finish of her pregnancy as well as infants. He has adjusted as young as a 3 day old (1 month pre-mature baby) and as old as 99 years of age. He uses specific techniques, pressures, and accurate gentle chiropractic adjustments that vary for all ages of our patients.  He is one of the best kid chiropractors in San Diego. We also have a table specific for pregnancy that puts absolutely zero pressure on your stomach for total relaxation to allow for optimal adjustments.

Feel free to reach out to use via email, blog comments, phone, or book an appointment online.

How To Boost Your Immune System Naturally

We all have heard of whats going on in this world currently. It is known as a pandemic related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). It has shut down hundreds of major cities, majority of countries, hundreds of thousands of businesses. When first announced it stated lowered immunity could put you at a higher risk. This is true to many of things, colds, flu, running nose, etc. So if our immune system is so important, why not keep it strong and healthy regardless of what is going on around us at any moment in time. 

Many do may not know, but within our bodies daily we are developing cancer cells daily and with a strong immune system we kill those cells. I know, maybe that is extreme, but here is an article that talks a bit about it. 

So lets get into what helps us strengthen our immune systems. There are specific foods that have some immune boosting agents. Now I know as a chiropractor your expect me to discuss immunity and chiropractic adjustments. Well we have been instructed through almost all chiropractic boards across the United States to avoid those kind of comments. So I will abide by them. What I will say is that our nervous system controls everything about us. The better our nervous system functions the better we function. As your San Diego Chiropractor, we specialize in adjusting the spine to improve nervous system function. Let us leave it at that for now and back to our program of  immune systems.

We will dive right into 5 core nutrient groups that help boost the immune system:

1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a antioxidant which allows our body to fend off free radicals. Free radicals can actually lower the immune system. So by destroying the free radicals helps the immune system.

Some great sources for Vitamin C are:     

  • Citrus Fruits (Grapefruit and Oranges)
  • Kiwi
  • Broccoli 

2. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is much like Vitamin C in regards to being an antioxidant that helps fend off free radicals. This is extremely beneficial for all but especially with aging adults. 

Some examples of great sources for Vitamin E are:

  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts

3. Carotenoids

Before getting into what a Carotenoid is, it is vastly important to realize that they are much easier absorbed when being consumed along with fats. Carotenoids when consumed will actually be produced into Vitamin A. Again overall this is for antioxidant process within your body to help keep a stronger immune system.

Great sources of Carotenoids are:

  • Carrots
  • Mango
  • Sweet Potato

4. Zinc

Zinc is important because it aids in the production of immune cells. Lower levels of zinc can be related to lower levels of immune system.

Great sources for Zinc are:

  • Seafood (Oysters, Grab, Lobster)
  • Raisin Bran
  • Baked Beans

5. Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Vast majority of people have heard about Omega 3 fatty acids via fish oil at some point in time. It is know to help reduce inflammation. The more inflammation in our bodies the worse it handles stressors (virus, bacteria, etc). 

Some great sources of Omega 3 Fatty Acids are:

  • Oily Fish ( Salmon, Tuna, Sardines)
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseed

For several other food options that can boost your immune system check out these other 15 foods that boost your immune system.

Again as your San Diego chiropractor, it my mission to make sure you have the best available knowledge at your finger tips. Our mission here at Gonstead Family Chiropractic is to make sure our San Diego community is as healthy as it possibly can be at all times. If you have any health questions outside of nutrition and related to back pain, neck pain, headaches, whiplash, etc. Give us a call and we would be more than happy to help answer those questions for you. If you are seeking nutrition, please reach out and we can help provide you with that information as well We are doing Telemed (video conference) appointments if need be for nutrition as well as new patients (range of motion, etc) during this unprecedented time in our lives.

We want to wish you all the best and hope you remain happy as well as health throughout this.

San Diego Chiropractor Who Works On Liens - Car Accident Chiropractor

When you’re involved in a car accident in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California for that matter. It is best to do some critical steps to ensure your health, your financial, and more. 

The first step is making sure to write down everything about the accident, person(s) at fault info. Here is an article that discusses the step by step process of what you need to do: guide on what to do when involved in a car accident. But you can also stop into our office any time to grab a step by step guide to throw in your glove box and only pull out when you unfortunately may need it. 

What we want to do during this time if you're not able to get out or you're self quarantined and things like that, a good way to exercise it and get this neck so it's not so tight is simply by turning to the right and pulling down where your nose goes.  So wherever your nose goes pull down and then you're going to do the same thing the other way.  This will help reduce tension in your levator scapulae muscles which create a lot of tension because every inch forward that head goes adds 10 pounds of strain.  This can lead to what we call tech or text neck.

The next is making sure you’re ok health wise. Car accident injuries can truly flip your life upside down in more ways than not. Here as one of the best car accident injury chiropractors in San Diego we ensure your health is at the forefront of your care and experience in our office. In our experience the faster you can receive treatment, the faster you will begin to heal, but more importantly the better your healing process will be. It will create a better outcome for your bodies ability to get back to pre-injury from car crash. 
The last component and definitely not the least. Is protecting yourself legally. As scary as this sounds. We have far too often seen someone who is involved in a car accident, sustains injuries, and then falls victim to a legal battle with an insurance company to make sure your car gets fixed, your health expenses gets paid for, lost wages from work, and anything that created a financial burden on you during that time. Not only are we one of thee leaders in San Diego for car accident injuries, we also work on liens for people involved in car wrecks. This allows you to get the care you need, get your vehicle repaired, reduce your financial stress but also reduce your contact with insurance companies. We are fortunate enough to work with the best attorneys in San Diego for car accident injuries. Specifically the attorneys that we work with ensure you come first, your health, your financials, your legals.
If you or someone you know has been involved a rear-end accident, car wreck, fender bender, or some sort of vehicle accident where injuries occurred. Have them reach out to ya. If we cannot help, we will find someone who can and make sure to refer to all the proper people to get those involved on the right track. 

Ankle Pain - San Diego Sports Chiropractor | Gonstead Family Chiropractic

 Ankle pain is very common among most people who live active lifestyles or have the ability to be mobile which is majority of us. If you’re able to move about, then there’s a high probability that you may encounter some sort of ankle pain.  Reasons for ankle pain can differ, whether you sprained your ankle or you have broken your ankle. During these injuries you more than likely locked up joints (most commonly tibio-talar joint) within the foot or the ankle all of these contribute to or we got a foot or ankle pain.

Now with what many of you may not know is it as one of the leading chiropractors in San Diego we deal with ankle pain and foot pain on many of her patients on a daily basis. So if you are struggling like others and you’re not really sure where to go or maybe not sure how to describe the pain that you’re having. Give us a call or schedule your appointment online to see if we can help you because many of times we’ve had patients come in with some sort of foot pain or an ankle pain that they didn’t know where else to go but they heard that we could possibly help them. And fortunately we were able to and there’s also been times where we weren't able to but as soon as we determined that we are unable to, we make the appropriate referral to some of the leading doctors in San Diego.

Another really common foot pain we see a lot in our patients is Plantar Fasciitis. Essentially it is an intense pain under the foot that can ultimately lead to heel spurs. Patients have also come in with bunions, pain on top of the foot, trouble balancing that stemmed from foot imbalances, sprained ankles, post ankle surgery, and more. If you are in need of having your ankle assessed and addressed, we are here to help as your San Diego Chiropractor.


7822 Convoy Ct

San Diego, CA 92111


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