Chiropractic Care

Chiropractor located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is manual (hands-on) therapy to align your bones and joints. Chiropractic relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation. At his Brentwood, California, practice, experienced chiropractor Michael Sheps, DC, uses chiropractic care to treat various musculoskeletal problems, including back pain, neck pain, and neuropathy (nerve pain). Call the Los Angeles area office today to schedule a chiropractic care appointment, or book your visit online.

Is chiropractic care the same as a spinal adjustment?

Yes. Chiropractic care and spinal adjustment refer to the same thing. It’s a noninvasive procedure that involves Dr. Sheps using his hands and hand-held tools to manipulate your vertebrae, joints, and soft tissues. Applying varying pressure to the tissues in your spine improves their alignment, relieves pain, and promotes healing.

Which health problems benefit from chiropractic care?

Dr. Sheps treats various health problems with chiropractic care, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy
  • Stiff muscles and muscle aches
  • Frequent headaches
  • Pregnancy symptoms

Chiropractic care provides a safe, noninvasive treatment for trauma suffered in car accidents, sports injuries, and the like.

Who is a candidate for chiropractic care?

Consider chiropractic care if you suffer from musculoskeletal pain or mobility problems and your symptoms don’t improve with rest, ice, and over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication. Since chiropractic care is noninvasive, it presents few risks. It effectively manages acute and chronic pain so that you feel better and can return to your routine.

What does chiropractic care involve?

Dr. Sheps tailors chiropractic care to your needs. During your first visit, he reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and completes a chiropractic exam. Dr. Sheps also orders X-rays or an ultrasound to check for underlying musculoskeletal problems like herniated discs, fractures, and inflammation.

Dr. Sheps makes personalized treatment recommendations after identifying the cause of your symptoms. He could suggest:

  • Cryotherapy (cold therapy)
  • Spinal decompression
  • Custom-fitted orthotics (prescription shoe inserts)
  • Laser therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Stretches and strengthening exercises
  • Mobility devices (a cane, crutches, a walker)
  • Activity changes
  • Wearing a splint or brace

Musculoskeletal problems often benefit from several of these treatments. Dr. Sheps monitors your symptoms at regular checkups and adjusts your care plan as needed to ensure lasting relief.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic care is safe and presents few risks. It’s normal to experience mild soreness and stiffness after each visit, similar to how you’d feel after an intense workout. These symptoms usually improve within a day or two. If they continue or get worse, let Dr. Sheps know. 

Dr. Sheps has over 38 years of chiropractic care experience and strives to provide comfortable, pain-free treatment.

Call the office of Michael Sheps, DC, today to schedule a chiropractic care appointment, or book your visit online.