By Misa Zaker, D.C.
San Pedro harbor workers spend hours on the job bending, hauling, walking, stooping, reaching, sitting, and more. It can make your neck and back ache just thinking about it!
While this work can be hard on the body, there are some things you can do to feel better… and even more important… prevent future injuries.
Our team sat down with one of San Pedro’s best chiropractors, Toufic Saleh, D.C. (“Dr. T”), and here are some of his insights to help you feel better…
If you have sore muscles now and then, that’s probably part of your job. But, if you have regular aches and pains that cause serious discomfort, or sharp pains in your legs or arms, it’s time to see a medical professional.
When you are aware of your body and unusual symptoms, you can stop an injury from progressing and becoming more serious. For example, if you let a bulging disc in your back go untreated, you can start to lose strength in your arms, legs, feet, and more.
That’s why it’s important to take your pain seriously and get treated as soon as possible.
And a good chiropractor will review your overall health, not just a specific back or neck injury. For example, at our office, we discuss your specific pains, lifestyle, medical history, x-rays, and more.
This way, we can give you real data about your pain and a comprehensive treatment strategy specific to your recovery process.
With this in mind, a chiropractor should not focus on giving you a fast, general chiropractic adjustment and sending you on your way, signing you up for months of treatments or selling you the latest products.
Instead, your visit should be about giving you the personal attention you deserve.
When you see an experienced chiropractor, they will discuss your issues with you in private, analyze your body, talk to your medical team (if necessary) and then develop a specific treatment plan for you.
This may include chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, massage, manipulation under anesthesia, spinal decompression, and more.
Experienced chiropractors want you to heal and feel better as soon as possible, in the best way possible.
When you see a chiropractor, listen to your instincts.
Do you feel comfortable with the chiropractor and their team members?
Are they pressuring you to buy special products or sign up for weeks treatments up front?
Do you feel like the chiropractor has your best interests at heart and is developing a comprehensive treatment specifically for your medical situation?
How do you feel after a treatment? Are you getting better?
There are many chiropractors out there, but it’s important to find experienced professionals who can actually help you feel better.
Otherwise, you can waste a lot of time and money… and even feel worse!
If you’ve never seen a chiropractor or are just wondering about it, we’d love to have you come in for a free, initial visit and even get a massage while you’re here. There is no pressure.
As a local business, we know how important you are to the area and how hard you work. We just want to help you feel less pain now and avoid future injuries!
Would you like to ease your pain and see what our team can do for you?
To get more information, schedule your massage therapy session or just talk to one of our experienced San Pedro chiropractors, please contact us here or call us directly at 310-831-0003 Ext. 1