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Personalized Chiropractic

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4747 Mission Blvd. #1
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: 858-866-3345
Fax: 858-866-3347

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Monday8 - 12:302 - 6
Wednesday8 - 12:302 - 6
Friday8 - 12:30Closed
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
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The All-Important Neck

The neck region of the body is somewhat of a sacrificial area. The neck is called upon to support the weight of the head and must be flexible and resilient. We are a nation of people who sit at computers for hours at a stretch. Still others stand for long hours doing assembly line work where a great deal of stress of the neck and shoulders comes into play. Repetitive motion is one of the causes of neck pain. Others causes might involve overuse, aging, an accident, a fall, or perhaps a blow to the head.

Neck pain is commonly diagnosed as degenerative disc disease, neck strain, whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve. Sometimes it is a combination of two or more of these conditions.

Critical to Good Health

The structure and position of the neck is critical to good health. In this area there are seven vertebrae. Vertebrae are the small bones that surround the spinal cord and canal. Between these vertebrae are discs – discs are soft tissue that act as cushions or small “shock absorbers.” In very close proximity to the discs are the nerves of the neck.

If a disc becomes herniated, or ruptured, creating a “bulge” that presses against the spinal cord or the nerves it can cause a number of various problems. The resulting symptoms may be thought of as “unrelated” such as arm pain, weakness and numbness.

This list will emphasize how many different tissues are affected by the nerves and muscles of the neck:

  •     Arteries
  •     Veins
  •     Lymph Glands
  •     Thyroid Gland
  •     Parathyroid Glands
  •     Esophagus
  •     Larynx
  •     Trachea

Because of the far-reaching effects, it’s easy to see how neck pain can serve as a warning signal that one would do well to heed.

Allowing the Body to Heal Itself

A doctor of chiropractic is highly trained to diagnosis the different types and causes of neck pain. A chiropractor is essentially a specialist in spinal manipulation. Manipulation works to return motion to the spine. It is the lack of normal motion (restricted motion) that causes the pain in the first place. Once normal motion is restored, the muscles relax and pain lessens. The key is to allow the body to heal itself, and this in turn is the key to relief from the ongoing discomfort of neck pain.

It’s important to realize that chiropractors are trained in treating the “whole” person. Your chiropractor will not focus on your neck pain alone, but will also address such related problems as stress, poor posture, unhealthy sitting positions at your work station and will even point out preventative steps that can be taken to ensure a healthy, pain-free future.

Why continue to suffer from neck pain that causes you to be less effective in your day to day activities? The answers could be as near as your friendly San Diego Chiropractor’s

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About five months ago I began to experience pain, discomfort, and numbness and tingling throughout my neck, arm and fingers. I thought it was a pinched nerve and thought it would pass.That of course ended up not being the case. I was recommended to Dr. Curda from a friend and through xray, was made aware of the actual problem. Digenerative disc disease( osteo arthritis). Through his recommended treatment plan, all of my ailments have diminished immensely. Where the adjustments will not change the fact that I have this condition,they have definitely made life for me, comfortable again. Thank you Dr. Curda!!!

- Nikki N.

Office Hours

Office Hours
Monday 8am - 12:30pm 2pm - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 1pm Closed
Wednesday 8am - 12:30pm 2pm - 6pm
Thursday Closed 2pm - 6pm
Friday 8am - 12:30pm Closed
Saturday By Appt. Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

Patient Adjusting Hours
Monday 8am - 10:30am 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday 8am - 10:30am 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday Closed 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 8am - 10:30am Closed
Saturday By Appt. Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

First Visit with the Dr.

We offer a no cost no obligation consultation with the Doctor to make sure you are in the right place. Next a detailed examination will be performed to find out the extent of the problem. We use state of the art technology to find out how your Nervous System is functioning and to find out the overall condition of your spine. From the information gathered the Dr. will be able to tell you if he can help you, how long it will take and how much it’s going to cost. This is called “The Recommended Action Plan”


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