Are you curious about the services available from chiropractic care? At ChiroMed Health Center in Santa Ana, California, Dr. Mark Gutierrez serves men, women, and even children living with pain and functional impairment. His skill and training as a chiropractor enable him to diagnose and treat numerous conditions without relying on surgery or pharmaceuticals. Book an appointment to learn more about his unique approach to health and wellness. You can set up your visit online or by phone, but make today the day you place your health as a top priority.
A chiropractor is a health care professional with specialized training in neuromuscular disorders. Chiropractic care has a long tradition, and has helped people of all ages around the world find relief from painful conditions.
Chiropractors work to find solutions by focusing on the relationship between your spine and nervous system. Your spinal cord serves as a neural highway, transporting signals collected from your peripheral nerves to and from your brain. If anything impedes those transmissions, widespread pain and functional issues will result.
Chiropractic care recognizes the essential role that your spine plays in protecting your spinal cord. Structural or biomechanical issues within the spine have a direct effect on your nervous system. Chiropractic care restores structural integrity, enabling your spine to serve its intended function.
A chiropractic exam is similar in many respects to any other physical exam. You’ll begin by sitting down with Dr. Gutierrez and discussing your specific symptoms and concerns. Sharing the details of your health history and lifestyle is also important.
Next, Dr. Gutierrez performs a physical examination. He may mobilize certain joints or check for areas of tenderness. If needed, imaging including X-rays or other platforms may be used to gather additional insight into the structure of your spine.
If it’s possible to determine the source of your pain during your initial visit, Dr. Gutierrez will discuss various treatment options, and explain the pros and cons of each choice. You’ll always receive sufficient guidance to help you make an informed decision about your care.
Dr. Gutierrez is a firm believer that no one is better equipped to manage your health than you. To that end, one of the most powerful things you can do to prepare for your first visit with a chiropractor is to gather information about your personal and family health history, including any medications or supplements you’re taking.
Be ready to share full details of your symptoms—when they occur, how long they last, and what circumstances make things better or worse. All of this information helps Dr. Gutierrez determine the source of your pain and devise a treatment path that will be a good fit for your lifestyle.
When you’re ready to get started, book your one-on-one visit with ChiroMed Health Center today. The easy online scheduler makes it a breeze to find a time that fits your busy schedule, or you can call to check appointment availability.