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Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment


Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment

Chiropractic neck pain treatment

Chiropractors have been relieving neck pain for over a hundred years, safely and cost-effectively.

Safety of chiropractic neck adjustments

Let’s be frank. Some people (maybe even your medical physician) say that chiropractic adjustments can cause you great harm and not to let a chiropractor touch your neck. Well let’s look at the facts. Insurance actuarial tables and medical research has found that serious harm (stroke, fracture, dislocation, etc) caused by chiropractic neck adjustments occurs once in 3-6 million adjustments depending on the study you cite. Most chiropractors will not deliver one million adjustments in their career. Chiropractors are trained not just to adjust the neck, but also to know when NOT to adjust a neck. A chiropractor using due care in an exam will know when it is safe and when it is not. And only a chiropractor trained in this manner can make that call. Your medical doctor knows many things, but he or she knows absolutely nothing about chiropractic. No medical school trains their doctors in chiropractic theory or application of manipulation.

For a serious adverse reaction to occur, you must have a pre-existing or pre-disposing condition such as severe atherosclerosis, a weak artery in your neck, a malformation of a neck artery or other condition that makes your neck arteries more easily injured. Simple physical tests by the chiropractor will often show if these conditions are present. Your history and symptoms will also shed light on your suitability for manipulation.

So how does this myth get started and why is it sill around today?

Unfortunately, there are many people who each year suffer an adverse reaction such as a stroke related to their necks BUT these events have been documented to have occurred NOT in chiropractic offices, but at the hands of medical doctors and physical therapists trying their hands at manipulation with little to no training. The injuries are said to have been caused by chiropractic adjustments, but in reality you cannot call it a chiropractic problem if it’s not done by a chiropractor. Imagine your chiropractor performing surgery; that would be ridiculous because chiropractors are not trained in surgical procedures.

Believe it or not, other cases where someone suffered a stroke or other serious problem is questioned and it is learned that they visited a chiropractor a month or more ago and lawyers, ever ready to pounce on a malpractice case, make the claim that an adjustment 2 months ago caused the problem. Ludicrous, but all the attorney is after is deep pockets and a chiropractors liability policy is ripe for the picking.

You might also be shocked to learn that many people suffer severe problems like stroke from beauty salons! That’s right, people with predisposed neck problems have severe problems just from leaning their heads back to have their hair washed. It occurs many times each year.

Chiropractic is even far safer than popping a simple pill. Over the counter (OTC) Tylenol is reported by the CDC and the manufacturer to cause 20,000 deaths each year in the U.S. And shocking reports show how many prescription drug addicts are created each year taking the most mild pain relief medications.

The bottom line is, neck adjustments performed by a well trained chiropractor are very safe—safer than other commonly used therapies.

Chiropractic neck treatment is cost-effective

Treatments by your doctor of chiropractic to relieve neck pain are more cost effective than other approaches. Let’s look at the medical model of treatment. First you see your primary care doctor, who with very little training in actual diagnosis of spinal problems, does a cursory exam and provides you with a prescription for medication and maybe a pamphlet on neck stretches and neck care. After a period of time you return and say you are not better, he or she then refers you out for x-rays. You often go to a separate facility for x-rays and another doctor reads the x-rays because your primary care has almost no hours of training in reading radiographs. You return in 2 weeks for the results of your x-rays, all the while continuing to suffer from neck pain. Your primary then refers you to a physical therapist. The therapist evaluates you and sets you up with therapy 3 times a week where you do exercises and sometimes, the PT will actually touch your neck and stretch it or move it, but usually it’s mostly just exercises under their supervision. Increasingly, PT’s do not perform “physiotherapy modalities” such as heat, electrical stimulation, etc in favor of exercises only. If you find relief, great, but look at how many visits and how many providers were involved. And if you weren’t relieved yet, you’d be sent to an orthopedic specialist and/or a neurologist.

Let’s look at typical chiropractic management of neck pain. You go see a chiropractor where he or she does an exam that surpasses your primary care doctor’s exam and is on par with an orthopedist or neurologist. Your chiropractor then performs x-rays right there in their own office. Your chiropractor then reads the films because he or she is trained to interpret their own x-rays as well. The chiropractor will then provide “physiotherapy modalities” and chiropractic manipulation on the same day you were examined and had x-rays. Everything that took many providers over a course of weeks is done in one office in one day. Treatments might last a few days to a couple of months. By the time you are done though, you will have been to only one provider and spent much less time driving and making appointments and suffered less neck pain because chiropractic has been shown to relieve neck pain faster than medication or physical therapy alone or in combination.

Chiropractic is clearly the safe and cost effective way to relieve neck pain.

Suffering from neck pain in Orange County, California? Call Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor today at (714) 938-0575 for an evaluation of your neck problem and see if he can help relieve your pain.

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 938-0575

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Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment


Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment

Chiropractic treatment of lower back pain is one of the most effective, researched and safe medical procedures today.

Chiropractic treatment effective for back pain

Many studies have been done over a span of many decades proving that chiropractic back pain treatment is the most effective form of care for back pain. Research shows us that chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy (adjustments) relieves lower back pain quicker than medication and physical therapy. It is also less costly and gets injured people back on the job faster with fewer sick days.

Chiropractic therapy heavily researched and proven

Few health care disciplines have been as scrutinized as chiropractic. Going back decades when medical doctors feared competition from doctors of chiropractic in musculoskeletal conditions, organized medicine funded research projects to disprove chiropractic. The result? Most of the studies found chiropractic to be surprisingly effective! This lead to those studies being stashed away from the public. Even the department of defense prior to WWII commissioned a study and when they found chiropractors could help injured soldiers, the AMA lobbied to hide the findings. Finally, in the late 80’s the United States Supreme Court found the AMA and other medical organizations guilty of racketeering and trying to monopolize health care. Through this high court action, the public became aware of the many positive research studies about chiropractic. Of course today, there are many studies showing the positive aspects of chiropractic and how it can positively affect your health.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe

The treatment your chiropractic provides is one of the safest procedures available. Your chance of having a serious side effect as the direct result of chiropractic treatment is one in many millions. This has been proven in insurance company statistics. This is why chiropractors pay very little for malpractice insurance when compared to other medical providers. Chiropractic is safer than taking an over the counter pain reliever: every year at least 20,000 Americans die from taking over the counter Tylenol. That does not count prescriptions and does not count other drugs such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc. Chiropractic is safer than driving your car. You have a one in four chance of serious injury just driving to see your chiropractor!

Low back pain treatments by chiropractors begins with a thorough evaluation of your health, risk factors and a specialized examination that encompasses what a general medical doctor, orthopedist AND a neurologist would perform, PLUS a chiropractic spinal examination. X-rays are often used to find underlying pathology like fractures, tumors, etc as well as the overall health and condition of your spine, alignment, etc.

Actual treatments are usually painless and can include physiotherapy modalities such as heat, ice, stretching, electrical stimulation, cold laser and of course chiropractic spinal adjustments. Care is designed to remove interference from the nerves, unlock painful joints, and reduce inflammation and muscle spasm. Depending on the severity of your condition, it can take from a couple of visits to a few months to relieve back pain. Treatment is given at close intervals with 1-2 days between successive sessions to alleviate inflammation and pain as soon as possible. Unlike taking drugs and “wait and see” style of medical care, chiropractors are more assertive with care to rid you of your pain more quickly.

Orange County chiropractic low back pain treatment by Dr Barry Marks, Chiropractor is the most effective, researched and safe medical procedure available to you.

Call Dr Marks today for an evaluation at (714) 938-0575 and see if he can relieve your low back problem like he has for thousands of your Orange County, California neighbors.

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 938-0575

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Chiropractor Orange CA | How to Find the Right One


Chiropractor Orange CA | Dr Barry Marks

You have many choices of chiropractors in Orange, California.

With so many choices, how do you decide which one to see? Are all chiropractors the same? Do they all do basically the same thing? Shouldn't I just shop by price? These are common questions asked by people seeking a chiropractor for the first time or when they move to a new area.

Here are some tips on how to choose a chiropractor:


Locate a chiropractor that is easy to get to from home or work. Where the chiropractor is, is important, but it is only one factor. You wouldn't want to go to a chiropractor right next door if he or she were a terrible doctor.


You want a doctor who has plenty of experience and specifically experience in treating the condition that you have. How long the doctor has been in practice is important to consider.

Training and Specialization:

All general chiropractors have the same basic training. But did you know that like medical doctors, some chiropractors choose to continue their education and specialize in certain fields? These doctors have 2-3 years additional training in their specialty which is a sign that they may be more adept or knowledgeable in a particular type of problem.

Financial Arrangements

Let's face it, health insurance has changed over the past year or so and will continue to evolve over time. The fact is, most people have higher deductibles than before and are expected to pay a higher percentage co-pay as well.  You want a chiropractor who has flexible payment arrangements and is willing to bill your insurance for you to maximize your coverage and minimize your out of pocket expenses.

Clean, Comfortable Office

You don't want to go to a dirty or dated chiropractic office; that's a bad sign. It means the doctor does not care about his or her patients enough to provide a nice environment.

Friendly and Helpful Staff

Don't you hate finding a nice doctor, but the staff are inattentive or even rude? The staff should greet you nicely, process you efficiently and take care of whatever you need. And they should do it with a nice cheerful smile.

Doctor Who Answers Questions and Takes an Interest in Your Health

Many doctors today rush you in and out and seem annoyed if you ask questions. Remember it's your health and your chiropractor should take the time to answer your questions. Your doctor should also be able to explain things to you in terms you can easily understand.

These are some of the factors that are important to consider when choosing a chiropractor.

Introducing Dr Barry Marks, Chiropractor Orange CA

  • Dr. Marks' chiropractic office is conveniently located in the center or Orange County in the City of Orange near the 5, 22 and 57 freeways on Orangewood Avenue.
  • He has been in practice since 1986 and has years of post-doctorate specialty training in orthopedics, whiplash and brain trauma, accident reconstruction, rehabilitation, disability evaluation, MRI interpretation and more. He is a former Associate Clinical professor at a leading Chiropractic College and has authored books on back pain, headaches, whiplash and more.
  • Dr. Marks is most noted for his work with car accident injuries, but his training and years of experience enable him to solve many complicated problems that many doctors have difficulty with.
  • In Dr. Marks' office you will find a very warm, clean and relaxing environment--the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day.
  • Most PPO insurance and MediCare are accepted and cash plans are available with 0% interest for those with large deductibles or no coverage. The office also accepts all major credit cards.
  • You will enjoy Dr. Marks and his staff's friendly demeanor and helpful attitudes as they are dedicated to patient service and satisfaction. Dr. Marks is not happy until you fully understand what your health problem is and what the goals of treatment are.
  • You will always be given a choice in treatment options and you will never feel pressured.

Now that you know more about Dr Barry Marks, Chiropractor, give him a call at (714) 938-0575. He offers a new patient special package:

Complete First Chiropractic Visit for only $49

The package saves you over $200 and includes:

  • Consult
  • Examination
  • Computer test
  • X-rays
  • First pain relieving adjustment/treatment
  • A Recommended Action Plan detailing your options for care

Spaces are limited, so call now (714) 938-0575 to take advantage of this special offer and find the pain relief you've been looking for.

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