Feel Better Today With Chiropractic Care In California

How does Chiropractic care works?

Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

It is used most often to treat musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Chiropractic care is one of the most popular forms of natural health care in the world, encompassing hands-on diagnostic and treatment skills, therapeutic and rehabilitative physical therapy and nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Chiropractic Manipulation or Adjustment

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” or “chiropractic adjustment.”

The purpose of manipulation is to restore mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury.

Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as the improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer.

Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.


Impulse Activator

Some patients do not feel comfortable undergoing manual manipulation; so Rappe Chiropractic also offers adjustments utilizing a device known as an impulse activator.

An impulse Activator is a small hand-held instrument that looks and acts similar to a 6- inch pogo stick.

A spring inside delivers a high-speed, but gentle, thrust to the vertebrae or joint via a small rubber tip.

Using the activator, rather than a manual adjustment, the patient’s muscle resistance is not fighting against the adjustment.

A typical manual adjustment can require the chiropractor to bend and twist the patient into positions that are not natural to the body, causing the patient to tense up.


Interferential Current

Interferential current therapy, also known as muscle stimulation, administers low voltage electrical pulses to specific areas of the body in order to stimulate motor nerves to cause muscle contractions, pain relief and/or to reduce inflammation.

Interferential current therapy is often used to prevent or reduce muscle atrophy.


Chiropractic Care & Total Body Wellness

Chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment in cases such as neck or lower back pain, but it can also complement or support standard medical remedies.

During the course of chiropractic therapy, other conditions may improve as well, such as asthma, acid reflux, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, allergies and stress.

This is because Chiropractors work with the nervous system, which controls all of the functions within the body while manipulating the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractic care is designed to support total body healing and well-being.

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David Crowe
22:51 10 Dec 20
He always seems to take care of my problem.
Steven Heise
Steven Heise
21:04 17 Jun 20
Dr. Rappe is great, I had laser treatments on my broken right hand, it speed up the healing process and reduce the... swelling. I also had some minor back pain and it is now completely fine. They a great group of people and their professionalism and care show up every visit. Thank Youread more
Kathi Wheat
Kathi Wheat
18:35 17 Jun 20
I've been seeing Dr rappe 10 to 12 years. He has always been very professional and very knowledgeable. He knows exactly... how to treat me and he cares about my health. I feel so comfortable I have strongly recommended family and friends. I brought my sister in for today's visit she has been in pain for years and he told her during her first visit exactly how to help heal herself more than anybody that she's been to in years. We were so excited to leave pain free! Thank you also to his wonderful, kind efficient staff. Thank you Dr for healing my sister!!read more
Catherine Wiley
Catherine Wiley
15:36 20 Feb 20
I recently fell off a tall ladder. I hit the garage floor on my side and head. I went directly to Dr Rappe for... adjustments and therapeutic help. I have gone from total pain to almost normal. I trusted the Dr and knew I needed several adjustments to feel better. I can’t believe how I have improved!I believe in Doctor Rappe. He has helped me for years with my back.Catherine WileyThanks as always?read more
Rick Buche
Rick Buche
04:31 20 Nov 19
I have been a patient for nearly 15 years with Dr. Grey Rappe and of course his wife and partner, Lorrie!From Grey’s... early chiropractic business he has grown into the finest health and wellness practitioner that I have ever discovered. Anyone that has experienced his incredibly engaging personality, commitment to wellness and healing can walk away feeling energized and invigorated!Don’t just survive! THRIVE!PS: Behind every great man is a great woman. That’s Lorrie! The guiding light behind the Thrive Functional Wellness Center.I feel the love!Rickread more
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Chiropractic Care FAQ

What does a chiropractor do?

A Chiropractor is a trained specialist who help relief body pain, correct the body’s alignment and overall physical function.

When should you see a chiropractor?

You should contact a chiropractor if you experience constant or intense pain, especially when you are lying down or at night, pain radiating down one or both of your legs, weakness, tingling or numbness in one or both of your legs.

What is a Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure is to improve spinal motion and improve your body’s physical function.

How long do you go to a chiropractor?

In the absence of progressive worsening of a condition during chiropractic care, a common chiropractic program is three times per week for two to four weeks, followed by a re-evaluation.

- Dr. Grey Rappe, DC's office
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