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The Chiropractor

Christine Pascual DC

Christine Pascual DC

Chiropractor (USA), Naturopathic Doctor (CA)

I believe our bodies haven’t all read the same book and so I use a varied approach to assisting each practice member in finding the root cause -be it spinal misalignment or another cause such as repetitive stress, compensation for the stresses of daily life or a hip misalignment, -releasing that tension via one of many gentle types of adjustments, then teach how to strengthen to maintain future function. Have your spine checked for misalignments and interference at every age. Using technology and specialized techniques I’ll gently correct what I find.

Various stressors in the form of physical (sports, injuries, auto accidents), mental, emotional (stuck in traffic, high demands at work, school and home), and or chemical (allergies, working around or with environmental inhalants such as fertilizers and air fresheners etc can all affect the proper function of our nervous system. The brain and spinal cord control all the functions of our body. Prolonged compensating to these various stresses can  interfere with the flow of communication between the brain and body thereby altering our body’s structure.
Do you still have a really tight upper back or neck pain from an old injury somewhere else in your body?
Symptoms are our body’s way of getting our attention. When the check engine light comes on in our car we don’t place black tape over the light hoping the cause will go away.
Chiropractic is a patient-centered, hands-on approach to health that’s focused on influencing bodily function through structural correction.
As a chiropractor, I specialize in the musculoskeletal system. I focus on the joints, muscles, and nerves associated with the spine, but I also adjust joints throughout the entire body. Chiropractors explain that dysfunction in these joints leads to fixations and subluxations in the joints. Segmental dysfunction can also cause nerve interference which can lead to dysfunction of systems throughout the body. I work to remove nerve interference and restore proper biomechanics in the joints, which will lead to optimal function in the joint, and ultimately within the body. With a reduction in interference and proper mechanical motion in the joints, this allows the other systems of the body to function properly. This means lower risks for diseases, greater immune system function, decreased inflammation, and overall optimal health.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, more than 80% of adults will experience a back problem some point in their life. Most cases of back pain are mechanical in nature. Meaning that the joint is the primary cause of pain. And that’s where our line of work as chiropractors makes such an impact.  I utilize techniques such as Diversified, Toggle, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), Cox Flexion Distraction, Thompson Drop, Activator, Arthrostim just to name a few.
Active release technique relieves pain by using manually applied pressure to facilitate the break up of scar tissue. ART is a process that gives muscles therapeutic attention to loosen and break up scar tissue. Active Release Techniques can successfully treat joint, shoulder and back pain from a variety of different conditions that are caused by a buildup of excess scar tissue.
When people first hear about Active Release Techniques, many patients think that it’s a type of massage. But they soon learn differently. Massage is rubbing and kneading of muscles. Active release techniques are a more powerful myofascial technique that can alter tissue composition by breaking up the scar tissue that’s the cause of pain and discomfort.
ART (Active Release Technique) is not painful, contrary to what people read and sometimes see online in popular YouTube videos. While it can be uncomfortable it is not at all unbearable. Most patients are able to remain relaxed while undergoing treatment. The pressure required to “release” or break down the scar tissue and intramuscular adhesion is fairly strong, there has yet to be a patient that found the treatment to be too painful.


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