Services & Techniques

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At Anderson Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our office, but please don't hesitate to call us at 1.8054868311 if you have any questions!

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We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Anderson has years of training, expertise, and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.


Corrective Exercises

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At Anderson Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.


Spinal Decompression

Are you suffering from chronic neck and low back pain?

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Treat neck pain, back pain, and/or Sciatica caused by:
- Bulging/Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Syndrome
- Failed Back Surgery 

Without the use of:
- Drugs
- Injections
- Surgery

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) gently lengthens and decompresses the spine, creating negative pressures within the discs. This reversal of pressure creates an intradiscal vacuum that not only takes pressure off of pinched nerves, but helps to reposition bulging discs and pull extruded disc material back into place.

NSSD utilizes a sophisticated method of cycling the patient through a series of gentle pulls, holds, and releases. The super-smooth transitions between each phase of therapy can make for an experience so relaxing that many often fall asleep.

Over a series of relaxing treatment sessions, patients experience powerful pain reduction and healing. Some notice an improvement in their symptoms after the first few treatments! Even post-surgical patients and those suffering from certain types of stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing nerve compression) have reported significant pain relief.

Typical Treatment Regimen: A typical NSSD treatment regimen consists of about 20-25 sessions over four to six weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits, some require more. Many patients report relief from pain and other symptoms during the first few treatment sessions, and most experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed NSSD program.


Class IV Laser Therapy

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Clinicians are using laser therapy more often than ever before to help reduce pain and inflammation related to many common conditions.

Thousands of doctors and patients have experienced the power of laser therapy and are familiar with its therapeutic effects, but for those who aren’t, here are things everyone should know about it:

CONDITIONS TREATED
Soft Tissue Injuries:
• Herniated disc
• Knee Pain
• Planter Fasciitis
• Back and Neck Pain
• Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel
• Elbow Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Leg Pain
• Sprains and Strains
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
•Rheumatoid Arthritis
•Osteoarthritis
•Venous Ulcers
•Diabetic Foot Ulcers
•Burns
•Deep Edema / Congestion
•Sports Injuries
•Auto & Work Related Injuries
•Nail Fungus

 Neurogenic Pain:
• Spinal Stenosis
• Diabetic Neuropathies
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Neuritis
• Bells Palsy
• Shingles
• Fibromyalgia
• Sciatic Pain
• Neuropathy
•Tendinopathies
•Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Why is Laser Therapy better than some other forms of treatment? It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, it’s very safe with less side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of rehabilitation. Over 1500 published research studies demonstrate:

What does Laser Therapy do anyway? Physiological effects of Laser Therapy:

  • Decreased pain levels
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Increased tissue proliferation & regeneration
  • Accelerated soft tissue and bone repair
  • Increased tissue tensile strength
  • Enhanced nerve regeneration & function
  • Increased cell metabolism
  • Increased enzymatic responses
  • Increased cell membrane potentials
  • Increased microcirculation & vasodilation
  • Increased lymphatic flow
  • Increased collagen production

How many treatments does it take? This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 6 to 9 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 15 to 20 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain. It is not uncommon to see significant improvement in just one session.

Therapeutic effects of Class IV Therapy include:

  • improved healing time; three to five times faster than with other treatments
  • reduced pain
  • improved circulation
  • reduced inflammation
  • pain relief effects can be felt immediately

How long do treatments last? The Class IV is effective for acute and chronic conditions, including post-surgical pain. Each session is 3- 15 minutes depending on the condition being treated.

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like? You really don’t feel much…there is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction. Our laser uses the 810nm wavelength.

  • Class 4 lasers are any laser that has one or more laser beams with an output of 500mW or more. For smaller body parts 3-5 watts is sufficient for larger parts 6-9 watts is needed.

Our laser provides up to 9 watts. Be sure your doctors is using a laser that is appropriate for your conditions.

Lasers that have larger power ranges offer versatile treatment options. A laser that can be set to operate at high wattage, allows the clinician flexibility to treat low and slow or at maximum output.

The availability of multiple treatment heads offers additional flexibility for the clinician. Our system has different treatment heads, each designed to facilitate optimal delivery in different scenarios. Different sized treatment heads can be advantageous for administering treatments that require varying levels of precision.

Pulsing Versus Continuous: The next factor to consider is pulsing frequency and/or continuous wave operation. A laser can be turned on and off quickly to pulse the laser or it can sweep (operate at a constantly changing pulse frequency).

Continuous Wave (CW) light is best for getting higher dosages quickly so some companies make only CW laser . More expensive lasers do both because sometimes you want the maximum dosage to give people an immediate improvement in their symptoms and sometimes you are OK with a lower dosage if you can get a stronger stimulation effect in the cells.

Are there any safety risks associated with Class IV laser therapy? The Class IV high- powered Laser is extremely safe. However, it is not used over the eyes due to the sensitivity of the retina; therefore, all patients wear protective safety glasses during the treatment. It is not to be used over the thyroid gland or in the eye. It is contraindicated, however, for patients who are taking light sensitive drugs


Shockwave Therapy

Anderson Chiropractic and Acupuncture is excited to offer Piezowave Therapy sometimes referred to as (A.C.T)  Acoustic Compression Therapy or shocktherapy.  PIezowave is a revolutionary new pain relieving therapy that offers a highly effective alternative to surgery and injections for the following conditions:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Jaw Pain/TMJ
  • Scar Tissue Treatment
  • Hamstrings Tendonitis
  • Trigger Point Therapy

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Therapy is non-invasive, painless, gentle and 100% safe. Piezowave Therapy provides successful relief of chronic pain and helps restore mobility and strength to injured muscle and ligaments. The use of Piezowave Therapy to treat muscle and tendon related pain began in Europe over 20 years ago. A.C.T requires no anesthetic, no medication, no recovery time and low treatment costs.    

HOW DOES PIEZOWAVE WORK? Shockwave delivers thousands of high energy percussions to the affected tissue in the region of treatment, typically “the painful area”. These impulses are cause scar tissue and calcific fibroblasts to break down and this in turn provokes metabolic activity and an inflammatory response which promotes and stimulates healing.  

WHAT ARE THE PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS? Piezo-electric shockwave has clinically shown, to have the following effects: 1. Eliminate pain 2. Facilitate healing 3. Improve local microcirculation leading to improved tissue metabolism 4. Increase production of collagen 5. Reduce local muscle tension 6. Help dissolve calcific fibroblasts 7. Stimulate the “washing away” of Substance-P (a pain producing chemical)    

Is Piezowave/Shockwave Therapy Safe? Yes, Piezowave therapy is completely safe and there are no risks involved. Piezowave therapy is a much safer alternative to surgery and injections. For this procedure, there is no anesthesia involved and you can immediately return to your daily activities after your session, with no downtime, no pain, and no discomfort.

What Happens During a Piezowave/Shockwave Treatment Session? The patient relaxes on a treatment table. The doctor uses gel to ensure the Piezowave device glides smoothly over the skin above the painful muscle or soft tissue while adjusting the depth and intensity of the sound waves.

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In your first session, you may experience instant pain relief or some slight soreness as your own natural healing processes are triggered. As the series of sound wave pulses penetrate your skin, they can cause a dull ache, a signal that your body is responding. A typical treatment session lasts 15-20 minutes.  

How Many Sessions Does it Take to See Results? The doctor will assess the patients and makes recommendations on the basis of the site of the pain and the underlying condition causing it. Piezowave therapy may be used in combination with other treatments such as chiropractic exercise and physiotherapy.

Typical recommendations include a series of between 6 to 8 sessions, scheduled 3-7 days apart, depending on the individual.  

WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT? The worldwide reported rate of clinical success with Shockwave therapy is between 77%-80%. Our patients have reported successful results in line with these same parameters. For those who do not respond favorably to the treatment, other modes of therapy and treatment should be considered and proper referrals will be made to the appropriate specialists.

WHAT ABOUT “PHYSICAL ACTIVITY” vs. “REST” FOLLOWING THE TREATMENT? It is recommended that you refrain from physical activity, especially the ones that would involve the treated region for 48 hours following each treatment.

Advantages:
• Alleviation of musculoskeletal pain
• Improves mobility
• Non-invasive
• Reduces the need for pain medications
• Outpatient treatment
• Short therapy time of approx. 10-20 min.
• Patient-guided focused therapy  


Lifestyle Advice

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Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.


Nutritional Counseling

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What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Oxnard chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.


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Anderson Chiropractic

Monday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:30 pm

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2:00 pm-6:30 pm

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