What We Treat in the Office
Due to the unique style of chiropractic that Dr. Michael Robles DC has developed, people come in to Vibrant Health Chiropractic with a wide array of issues. This includes the usual reasons that people see a chiropractor such as headaches, neck pain, and back pain. However, countless patients have gotten relief from other musculoskeletal issues such as rib pain, knee pain, hip pain, "carpal tunnel" wrist pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, posture, and even tight muscles.
In addition to musculoskeletal issues, Dr. Robles has helped people with dysfunctions of the autonomic system as well. This includes things like sleep quality, muffled hearing/tinnitus, breathing quality, and digestive health. Take a look below to see a list of issues that patients have seen improved while getting chiropractic care at Vibrant Health. Click on any of them to see a more detailed description.
Back Pain: Whether it is the upper, mid, or low back, back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal ailments experienced by humans. Approximately 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives, yet only about 15% of adults regularly see a chiropractor. Many will seek drugs and surgery to mask the issue only to have it come back again and again. Chiropractic treatments are the best way to treat back pain and keep your spine healthy.
Car Accidents and Personal Injury (PI) Cases: There are roughly 3 million people injured in car accidents each year in the United States. Even if you don't feel pain right away, symptoms may arise a few hours or even a couple days later. It's important to take care of these injuries so they don't become worse down the road. At Vibrant Health Chiropractic, Dr. Robles has the expertise and physiotherapy equipment to get you better.
Also, if you have recently been involved in a car accident, especially if you are not at fault, you are likely eligible to open a 'Personal Injury Case'. This will put the cost of any necessary chiropractic treatment on the at-fault driver's insurance. There are, however, many nuances. Please call 925-404-4240 to discuss if you may qualify for a Personal Injury Case. Our office also has worked with excellent Personal Injury lawyers and can put you in contact with one if you are unable to find one yourself.
Neck Pain: Joints in the neck can lose mobility for a number of different reasons. Sometimes continuous micro-traumas, like poor posture, can cause this. Sometimes, we experience macro-traumas, like a fall or car accident, that lead to issue in the neck. And sometimes, we simply sleep wrong and wake up with a stiff neck and reduced mobility. Whatever the cause, it is very important to restore proper motion to these joints in order for healing to take place and for the neck to go back to feeling normal. Chiropractic adjustments are the safest and easiest way to restore proper function to joints and muscles in the neck (cervical spine).
Headaches and migraines: A majority of time, without significant trauma, headaches are caused by a lack of oxygen in the brain. This is a result of decreased blood flow which can be caused by fixated or misaligned joints in the neck. These fixations or misalignments can also cause muscle tension. With migraines, there is often neck pain as a precursor. This is can likely be caused by misalignments or "stuck" joints in the cervical spine. At Vibrant Health Chiropractic Dr. Michael Robles DC has had a lot of success at treating patients with these issues with adjustments to the joints in the neck and upper back.
Sciatica: This is when the nerves that emanate from the low back send pain, tingling, or numbness into the leg or foot. Often there are issues in the joints and alignment of the lumbar vertebrae that are contributing to the issue. Gentle and effective adjustments to the low back and sacrum often provide relief to these symptoms and are also a great way to help prevent the issues from ever coming up.
Carpal Tunnel (Syndrome): This presents as pain, tingling, or numbness of hand and/or wrist. It is believed to be caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels between the carpals (small bones in the wrist connecting our forearm bones to our hand bones) and the carpal ligament. Very commonly people who suffer from these symptoms will get surgery. However, at Vibrant Health Chiropractic, there have been countless patients who received this diagnosis before coming in and within a few visits were completely symptom-free and did not need surgery. This is because a vast majority of the time the symptoms are not caused by the structures of the wrist, but instead by irritation of the nerves as they exit the spine. Gentle adjustments to the neck and upper back are effective at solving the issue at the source quickly and have long-lasting effects.
Rib Pain: This is a common musculoskeletal issue that we see in the office, yet it is very easily and safely treatable using the proper technique. It can often present in a variety of ways. Most commonly it presents as mid or upper back pain, or as chest pain and can even be confused with heart issues. Sometimes it presents as shoulder pain, due to the shoulder blade "catching" as it tries to glide over ribs on the upper back. Sometimes, it can even be the reason for neck or upper traps pain. Luckily, Dr. Michael Robles DC has learned a very gentle and effective method of restoring proper function to the ribs so you don't have to live with these symptoms.
TMJ disorder (Jaw Pain): TMJD is a common condition and usually presents as pain near the joint of the jaw. Sometimes people will notice their bite doesn't seem quite right. At Vibrant Health Chiropractic, Dr Michael Robles DC has a highly effective specific treatment technique that takes care of TMJD in anywhere from 1 to 4 visits with the results lasting for months or years at a time. This condition can happen for a variety of reasons but most commonly it occurs after certain dental treatments, sleeping in awkward positions, or from subluxations (misalignments) of the neck.
Shoulder Pain: The shoulder joint is considered one of the most complex areas of the body because it has so many attachments to other parts of the body that may seem unrelated. For example, if there are misalignments or reduced mobility in the sacrum or lumbar spine, this can cause shoulder issues due to the muscular attachments of the latissimus dorsi muscle group. Of course there can be issues with the neck, or the actual shoulder joint that cause problems as well. At Vibrant Health Chiropractic, all extremity (arms and legs) joints can be evaluated and adjusted as needed to reduce negative symptoms and restore proper function.
Sprained Ankle Injury and Foot Pain: Have you ever "rolled your ankle" and caused an inversion sprain in your ankle? In addition to feeling pain in the ankle from soft tissue injury, this can cause misaligned ankle joints that later lead to knee and foot problems. At Vibrant Health Chiropractic Dr. Michael Robles has been specially trained in adjusting the extremities and will use a specific gentle technique to ensure the ankle joints are in proper alignment. Not only can this relieve symptoms, but it will ensure that the soft tissue can heal better.
Sleep Issues: Commonly people have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up feeling rested. Because chiropractic adjustments help stimulate the parasympathetic (rest and digest) system many people have improved quality of sleep after a chiropractic treatment. Some people have even come to Vibrant Health Chiropractic with improved quality of sleep being their main concern.
Hip Pain: Many people suffer from hip pain for various reasons. Maybe a lot of time has been spent sitting in a chair for work, or possibly the hip joint was negatively affected by an awkward movement or sports injury that causes it to get "stuck". But luckily Dr. Robles is great at helping with hip issues by using some simple adjusting and mobilization techniques. These techniques in combination with the correct stretching routine can lead to a life of healthy and great feeling hips.
Fibromyalgia: This diagnosis is really just a fancy way to say muscle pain. Fibro = fibrous (tissue), Mya = muscle, and algia = pain. Muscle pain is classically associated with subluxations, or spinal and extraspinal joints that aren't moving correctly. The subluxated areas cause abnormal nerve signals that present in the muscles around the body as pain. By getting the joints of the spine and extremities adjusted and restoring normal motion, the muscles are able to relax and be free from pain.
Knee Pain: The knee is another common joint for people to have problems. Often the problem can come from certain muscles being too tight, or from joints in the ankle or hips being slightly out of place or not able to move through their normal range of motion. Both of these issues are easily fixed by proper adjustments to the joints of the leg and with application of the correct stretches. Dr. Robles will help you with both to take care of the problem and be able to enjoy life more fully without pain or disfunction.
Fatigue: If you suffer from fatigue, the issue could be with your nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore normal function to the nerve system, specifically the autonomic nervous system which is responsible for our energy and sleep cycles. Also, chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase the body's ability intake oxygen which is key to supporting normal energy.