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Salinas Chiropractic Services

If you're suffering with any type of pain and you live in Salinas, CA, you are not alone. Our Salinas chiropractor is specifically trained to help back pain, neck pain, auto accident injuries, and other chronic pain. If you have been living with pain, let our chiropractor help. Dr. Mark Kimes, D.C. been helping people who have experienced pain and/or limited mobility for over decades. Learn what our team at Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center can do to help you.


One of the primary techniques used by Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) is "spinal adjustment," also known as a "chiropractic adjustment." In fact, chiropractors are renowned in performing spinal adjustments. The term "adjustment" refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae. The goal of such spinal adjustment is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine to a more natural state of health. The word subluxation is derived from the Latin term sub (less than or slight) and luxate (to dislocate or be misaligned). Accordingly, vertebral subluxation means the slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae.

When a patient has subluxation, depending on their condition and level of subluxation, a chiropractor adjusts the misalignment in the spine to enhance joint mobility and reduce pain, muscle spasms, nerve irritation, and nerve impingement.

Chiropractic adjustments are a highly refined skill acquired over years of intensive training. The technique involves the manual application of a controlled force into the spinal vertebrae that have become misaligned and hypomobile (limited in their range of motion). This procedure has been proven to correct vertebral misalignment, and it is often accompanied by a clicking sound. While this sound might surprise first time chiropractic patients, it is merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal joints.


Why Chiropractic Works


Depending on your condition, discomfort from a spinal adjustment is seldom felt. In fact, many patients have reported a sense of relief as a result of the chiropractic adjustment, which we see as a positive improvement to their symptoms shortly after receiving care. If discomfort arises, the pressure typically dissipates within a matter of days under most circumstances. Optimal results are reliant on a patient's condition and number of adjustments received over multiple chiropractic visits. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the care plan may also include massage and functional restoration exercises.

If your pain has a musculoskeletal origin, our chiropractors have the experience necessary to distinguish the root cause of discomfort and treat it through a series of adjustments to help you find relief under normal conditions. At Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center, our experience is in finding the cause of this pain. Our focused, hands-on approach is intended on providing pain relief for most spinal subluxation conditions.

At Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center, our thorough and efficient chiropractic care offers a personalized plan for your health. Although every human body is similar, none are identical and every person will not feel the same type of pain relief. Nonetheless, our top priority is to help our patients experience pain relief for many conditions from which they are feeling pain.

In reality, even minor trauma can painfully interfere with bodily processes

Tension builds to pain and your body may hold stress patterns that carry tension. The resulting pain complex is frequently caused by auto accidents (major trauma). Additionally, the pain causation spectrum for repetitive (minor) trauma is frequently caused by computer work.

Chiropractic care is designed to target this pain and allow the body to heal through accurate adjustments to the central nervous system. In fact, most people feel good when pain is removed. At Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center, we are skilled in identifying spinal misalignments, the source of pain, and addressing it through a series of spinal adjustments with one goal in mind: pain relief.

When stress is held in your body, it causes tension, and tension creates pain. Many are surprised to learn that this tension in the muscles and other areas of the musculoskeletal system is one cause of pushing the vertebrae out of alignment. Because the same body position or action that is causing the pain is being continually performed, the muscles learn this and continue even when a person is no longer performing this action. Our job at Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center is to help your body "unlearn" these type of stress and tension patterns that have caused you pain for so long.

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How much does a treatment cost?


In general, the cost of chiropractic services is normally less than other kind of treatments. It all depends on how many sessions you will be recommended to attend will be determined by the extent of your injury. After your treatment, we will provide you with an itemized statement that includes diagnostic codes to submit to your insurance or health savings account. Feel free to contact us with any questions pertaining to your insurance benefits at (408) 374-4500. This can all be discussed after your initial examination.

All organs are supplied by nerves and blood vessels! Your internal health is directly related to the health of your nerves!

Is a chiropractor safe for everyone?


The answer to this is yes, chiropractic adjustments are safe for everyone when they are performed by a skilled and licensed professional Doctor of Chiropractic. At Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center, Dr. Mark Kimes, D.C. is a certified Salinas chiropractor, who has assisted more than 1000 people with more than decades of experience in Chiropractic care. There is plenty of research available to show that chiropractic treatment is safe and can be beneficial for all ages, including infants and the elderly.

How often should you see a chiropractor?


It is recommended that you could visit a chiropractor 2-4 times per month to see the best result. If your goal is to attain your best health, you should really consider adding chiropractic care to your routine. Many chiropractic patients are able to notice the benefits of adjustments from just one session! The general reason it is recommended that you get regular adjustments is so that you are able to maintain this sense of comfort over time. It also depends on your health needs. You could benefit from weekly sessions or you could only need yearly visits to the chiropractor. You can also extend the benefits between regular sessions by maintaining healthy habits at home and in your day-to-day life. Don’t be afraid to consult with your doctor and ask for tips on healthy eating and exercise.

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How will my body feel after a chiropractic adjustment?


Most patients feel some kind of effect immediately after an adjustment. It is important to keep in mind that because of the blockage, this is probably going to be the first time in years that regular nerve energy is reaching certain areas of the body without any interference. Many of our patients claim to feel more limber and relaxed – with a surge or energy. Patients with back pain are able to sit up straight and those with headaches are relieved of tension.

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