"Back Pain and injuries are most commonly caused

by normal actilvities of daily living."

Meet Dr. G

"Dr. G"

Education

 

Dr. G received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1992. Dr. G is certified in Nimmo, a treatment modality that addresses muscle trigger points, which occur from neuro-muscular skeletal stress and imbalances.

 

Dr. G was a high school and college athlete, competing in basketball, softball and volleyball at the varsity level.  Her competitive sports experience gives her real insight to sports injuries and their treatment and prevention.

 

Cutting Edge Examination Methodology

 

Dr. G utilizes a unique fusion of chiropractic adjusting techniques.  Programs often include stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as postural exercises.

Dr. G has adopted and mastered a cutting edge examination methodology, which includes a system of x-ray analysis to screen out potential health risks.

 

Dr. G has been successfully treating acute and chronic neck & back pain, disc & nerve conditions and various other injuries related to work, sports, and automobile accidents since 1992.

 

Patients seeing Dr. G for care receive a wealth of knowledge so that they can make better, more informed decisions regarding their health for years to come.

Cutting Edge Techniques Provides Relief

NIMMOCARE Provides relief for a wide variety of painful conditions, including, but not limited to: Low Back Pain, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Stiff Neck, Rotator Cuff, Disc Pain, Back & Shoulder Pain, Arm, Wrist & Hand Pain, Thigh, Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain, Facial, Head & Neck Pain, Tendonitis.

NIMMOCARE®

The foundation is named after the late Dr. Raymond Nimmo, the world's leading pioneer in non-invasive pain remediation. He developed a method known as "acupressure," which applies pressure on specific trigger point areas to relieve pain faster and longer than typical chiropractic methods.

Joints Inflammation, Arthritis....

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. There are over 100 different types of arthritis

Signs of Arthritis

The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history.

 

The physical exam may show:

 

    Fluid around a joint

    Warm, red, tender joints

    Difficulty moving a joint (called "limited range of motion")

 

Some types of arthritis may cause joint deformity. This may be a sign of severe, untreated rheumatoid arthritis.

Blood tests and joint x-rays are often done to check for infection and other causes of arthritis. Your doctor may also remove a sample of joint fluid with a needle and send it to a lab for examination.

 

What are Arthritis Symptoms?

Arthritis causes joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement. Symptoms can include:

 

Joint pain, Joint swelling, Reduced ability to move the joint, Redness of the skin around a joint, Stiffness, especially in the morning, Warmth around a joint

 

What Causes Arthritis?

Arthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects a joint, allowing it to move smoothly. Cartilage also absorbs shock when pressure is placed on the joint, such as when you walk. Without the normal amount of cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.

 

Joint inflammation may result from:

 

An autoimmune disease

(the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue)

 

    Broken bone

    General "wear and tear" on joints

    Infection, usually by bacteria or virus

 

Usually the joint inflammation goes away after the cause goes away or is treated. Sometimes it does not. When this happens, you have chronic arthritis. Arthritis may occur in men or women. Osteoarthritis is the most common type.

 

Treatment

 

The goal of treatment is to reduce pain, improve function, and prevent further joint damage.

 

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