The LA Chiropractor
Ben Shamoiel, DC
Chiropractor located in Los Angeles, CA & Marina Del Rey, CA
Our office offers comprehensive chiropractic care to people who suffer from pain. Our doctors provide this service in Marina del Rey, California, Los Angeles, California and to the surrounding area. The LA Chiropractors treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, injuries from vehicle accidents, and sports medicine. Our focus is our patients and their recovery.
Back Pain Q & A
How do we treat back pain?
Spinal adjustment is the primary treatment used by chiropractors to treat back pain. Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation with their hands or devices that use controlled force to adjust vertebrae alignment. Our doctors use an Impulse Adjusting Instrument, which provides spinal manipulations without the popping or cracking of joints, which helps some patients to relax. Spinal adjustments are generally safe for treating back pain when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner, according to the NIH. We also help patients to prevent future back pain and injury by suggesting strengthening exercises and stretches that prevent future back pain by strengthening the muscles in the core and back. Our doctors are dedicated to diagnosing and treating the root cause of back pain, to truly provide long-term and sustainable relief.
What are some of the proactive treatments that our team uses with people who have back pain?
Because the cause of back pain varies from one patient to the next, our team offers different treatment options. One option might be low-impact exercises that target abdominal fat. Dropping belly fat can help your spine return to a more normal curve. Stress reduction is another common passive treatment option. These alternative treatments work in conjunction with traditional chiropractic care to help solve immediate pain issues while adding a preventative aspect to a patient's treatment plan.
How does network spinal analysis help?
By improving the way the brain talks to the muscles via the nerves, patients might find that there is a reduction of pain, improvement in their quality of life, and a decrease in stress. The goal is to help patients develop a nerve system that self-corrects. Along the way, sub-goals include teaching people about making healthy lifestyle decisions, improving diet and including exercise as a form of medicine. The process is painless and the results are positive.
Low Back Pain
Lower back pain has many causes. Those range from degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis to torn muscles, poor posture, and obesity. For many people who suffer from low back pain, their condition may have multiple causes. Many times there is a small injury that gets worse over time. People may not notice they are injured until their pain begins to become chronic or that they notice they are unable to do their regular routine. The good news is that chiropractic care can help patients who suffer from lower back pain.
What types of treatments does The LA Chiropractor offer?
Our office offers structural correction and central nerve system enhancement which is a higher form of chiropractic care. It uses chiropractic adjustments with applied neurology to activate the nerves along the back so that the brain and the body can better communicate. The process helps to decrease pain and allow alignment of the vertebrae to occur naturally. The idea is that our brain sends signals that our muscles do not interpret correctly. By opening up the channels of communication, the body not only mends itself, it becomes more self-aware. Other treatments include exercise, which helps patients improve their posture, practice a neutral spine position, and gain back strength. More traditional treatments can help such as ice and heat, rest, massage, and even ultrasound. Expect our team to address lifestyle issues like obesity and poor diet. We will likely suggest a range of treatments to help you gain strength, become pain-free, and improve your quality of life.
How long will treatment last for lower back pain?
Much of the answer to this question is dependent upon what the causes of your lower back pain are and how severe your condition is. Lower back pain that is the result of an automobile accident might have a shorter treatment time than a case where obesity contributes to the lower back pain. What we offer each patient is a customized plan of care that addresses their symptoms and progressives them closer to full recovery.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Ben is more than a great Chiropractor, he's positive, health conscious friend who cares about people and the community!"
Dr. Ben really cares and puts a lot of effort in to improve your health. Neck and back started to feel better just after a few sessions! Dr. Ben is the best in town.
"Dr. Ben has a tranquil sounding voice which puts you at ease, as he goes to work on turning back the clock on your body's functionality."
Been seeing Dr. Ben since 2008. My body gets angry at me and I know who I need to see. I probably couldn't do Half the things I do, if it wasn't for him.