Rapid Release Therapy Now At Rode Chiropractic

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

 

Rode Chiropractic in Poway Ca now has Rapid Release Therapy for

Here is a partial list of conditions that may be caused by soft tissue problems…

  • CTS

  • Limited ROM

  • Contractures

  • Shoulder pain

  • Knee problems

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Back pain
  • Neuromas
  • Tendonosis
  • Adhesions
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches
  • Adhesions

  • Muscle spasms

  • Endometriosis

  • Trapped nerves

  • Joint pain

  • TMJ

  • Golf Elbow

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Saturday, February 28th, 2015

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

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Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode on Why You Need To See A Chiropractor After An Auto Accident

Monday, September 8th, 2014

If your are ever in an auto accident it is important to see a chiropractor afterwards. Especially if it is a rear or forward impact. The reason why is that you may have sustained a whiplash injury.  A whiplash is also known as a hyper flexion and extension injury.  What happens is that the impact of the car causes the head to rapidly move forward and backward.  This is why seats have head rests to minimize the hyperextension.  What happens in a whiplash injury is that the ligaments in the neck may stretch so that the normal curve of the neck reverses. The reason why you don’t want this is that now there can be accelerated degeneration of the joints spaces in the disk between the vertebrae.  Over time the disc wears away and the bones start pressing on the nerves causing pain, numbness and tingling, by this point the changes are irreversible.   If cervical traction is done after the accident the cervical curve can be somewhat restored to what it should be.  However you will not know if you have a reversed curve unless you have x-rays taken of the cervical spine. That is why it is important to see a chiropractor after any rear or forward collision.

Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode on Why Med Pay for Car Insurance

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Med Pay Brochure

Med Pay for Auto Accidents

 

Click on image to viewWhy Purchase Med Pay

Med Pay applies to you and your family regardless of who is at fault in the accident

Med Pay also applies to all passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident

Med Pay applies to practically all forms of medical care including the reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs reasonably related to the auto accident

The cost of having Med Pay coverage is a bargain.

If you are injured in an accident you do not need to worry about paying for the gaps in your medical care coverage:

Which sometimes includes ambulance rides, certain types of surgery, and urgent care.

Med Pay coverall of these services

Med Pay fills the gaps left by your health care coverage:

EMT or ambulance fees

Hospital stays

Surgery

Medical or Chiropractic Costs

Doctor appointments

Dental treatment

Nursing services

X-rays

Lab tests

Physical therapy

Prostheses

Doctor’s Co-Pay

Med Pay Price Quotes

As quoted by Top Insurance Carriers:

Average 6 Month Premium for $5,000.00 Med Pay Coverage

Esurance                      $70

21st Centrury               $62

Farmers                       $59

Mercury                      $56

Geico                           $76

Don’t Be Caught Without Med Pay

Having Med Pay is an affordable alternative to costly medical bills in the event of an auto accident.  In fact, Med Pay coverage is the “smallest portion” of auto insurance costing close to $10.00 per month!

What is Med Pay

In California, you have the option of buying optional coverage in addition to your auto insurance.  This coverage is usually known as “auto med pay.” It is covrage that pays out in the event you or any member of your family gets hurt.

Depending on your policy, most med pay coverage is limited – mostly a few thousand dollars and can be used for virtually any modality of medical or Chiropractic care.

These plans pay medical bills in the order in which they were received.

If you don’t have Med Pay coverage call your agent to your agent to see how much more it will be to add to your annual premium for $5000.00  average drivers it is typically around $10 dollars per month.

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

 

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Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode on What Pain is Telling Us

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Many people think of pain as something they wish they would never experience. Pain in-fact servers a very important purpose. Pain tells  you that something is wrong with your body and something needs to be done about it. What happens is that most people take a pain pill that will make the pain go away. This is not the best idea because once the pain is gone then you are more likely to do something that could aggravate your condition. What needs to happen is  you need to do is figure out why you are having you pain. Was it the first time in a while that you went to the gym and you now have sore muscles. Well that should go away in a day or two. Was it something that has been going on for months or even years?  If that is the case that definitely warrants further investigation. What happens is you may have some degeneration going on in your spine that is affecting the nerves going to your muscles. This should not be ignored. Degeneration in the spine is a progressive condition that if not stopped can lead to permanent decrease in space for the nerves to come out of the spine and greatly increases the chance of having problems now and in the future. If you are having problems, aches pains please call my office at 858-391-1372 so we can get to the bottom of what is causing your pain.

 

Dr. Kip Rode

Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode on The Best Way To Sleep At Night

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The way you sleep at night can make a big difference on your back. I usually recommend for my patients to sleep on their back.  The reason why is because the mattress can support your entire body when you do.  If you have low back pain then I recommend bending your knees and putting pillows or cushions  under your lower legs. This will take some of the tension off the low back.  If they can only sleep on their side then I recommend that they put a pillow or cushion between their knees. This will prevent their knees from crossing on each other which creates a twist or torque in the low back.  When you sleep on your side you also want to make sure that your pillow keeps your neck in a straight line, that there is not to much or to little support.  Keeping these recommendations will go a long way to making your back better or preventing problems in the first place.

 

Dr. Kip Rode

Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode on The Proper Computer Desk Monitor Placement

Monday, January 13th, 2014

You want to make sure that the computer monitor is at eye level. This will reduce eye strain and help take strain off the muscles in the back of your neck. The monitor should be right in the center neither left nor right.  By having the monitor in the center this also takes tension off the muscles that turn your neck. If you keep this in mind this will go a long way towards reducing neck problems.

 

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Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode on How Regular Stretching Can Prevent Back Pain

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Stretching is very important for your body. I want you to think just a moment about what a dog or cat does when they wake up from sleep. They stretch their whole body and then go about their business. But people commonly role out of bed after hitting the alarm button, take a show and get dressed for work. What you really want to do after just waking up is to slowly stretch your back and your neck. By taking your time and stretching each morning you can help prevent your spine from going out of alignment during the day. The more you stretch in the morning the better off you will be.  It is also helpful to stretch at work.  Periodically through the day stretch your neck at your desk and stretch your low back as well. This simple tip can really make a big difference.

Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode Tells How Maintaining Balance is the Key to a Healthy Spine

Monday, January 13th, 2014

What do I mean by balance? What I mean is that when you carry something with your right hand you should periodically carry something in your left hand. This helps balance the load on your spine. One problem women have is that they always carry their purse on one shoulder and not the other. Over time this will cause a misalignment in their spine. So you need to shift your purse to the other shoulder. This is also true when carrying a new born child around. Typically the mother or father will always hold the child on one side. Usually their stronger hand and arm. But you really need to hold the child in the other side as well. Children who have book bags should also wear both shoulder straps rather than carry the book bag on one shoulder. Balancing the load on your spine is important to keeping it aligned. Often times on X-rays with women I will see a curvature in their spine and this is usually because the always carry their purse on a favorite shoulder. Over a life time this can create problems that are easy to avoid.  So always keep this principle of balance in mind in everything that you do.

Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode on The Importance of Heel Lifts

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Some times when I take an x-ray of a patient in the low back region there will be a difference in their leg lengths. This difference may be because they had a broken ankle as a child and it affect the growth plate in the ankle or it may be do to an unknown reason. The difference in leg length can range from 1 or 2mm to 12 mm. When the difference is 5 mm or more I will recommend that patients get a heel lift for their shoe. The reason why is because you want to have a level pelvis which is the base for the spine if the pelvis and sacrum are tilted much the can through of everything above the sacrum. Often times when I see a persons low back x-ray there will be significant tilting and rotating if the vertebrae which plays a large part in why they are hurting. By putting in the heel lifts and leveling out the pelvis that will help in relieving their back pain. In fact if that is not taken care of there is a good chance it will reoccur over and over again. It is also important to gradually increase the height of the heel lift. So if a person has a 12 mm height difference you first start with a 3 mm then 5 mm then 7 mm then 9 mm then 12 mm lift. You would use each lift for approximately 1 month and then move to the next higher one. The reason why you do it this way is because it will take time for the body to become use to each change. If you just put in the 12 mm then that could create problems on its own because the body is not use to the new height. The use of heel lifts can clear up many of the problems people have because of low back pain.

Poway Chiropractor Dr. Rode on How To Sleep in Bed

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

They way you sleep at night can make a big difference to you body.  I tell my patients to never sleep on their stomach, because when they sleep on their stomach their head is turned to the left or to the right.  This will cause them to wake up in the morning with a stiff and sore neck.  In fact the patients who come in with only a neck problem usually state they sleep on their stomaches.  Sleeping on your side is OK if you do it properly.  What I mean by that is that the pillow for your head should be just the right size so that your spine is in a straight line. If the pillow is to big you head will be tilted which can cause problems.  If you are having any low back complains you need to put a pillow between your legs, because otherwise your legs will cross over on each other and you will create a twist or torque in your low back which could aggravate your low back.  Sleeping on your back is the best way to sleep because then your entire back is supported by the mattress. So I always recommend to my patients to sleep on their backs if at all possible.

 

Dr. Kip Rode