chiropractic services  Mission Viejo, CA
If you are experiencing pain, we want to help! We are dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

chiropractic services  Mission Viejo, CA

Chiropractic Care

We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.

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Massage Therapy  Mission Viejo, CA

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.

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Spinal Decompression  Mission Viejo, CA

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive mechanical procedure performed within our office to help alleviate back pain. It involves gently stretching the spine to take pressure off the spinal discs (the cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spine). By relieving this pressure, bulging discs can retract back into place which takes pressure off the nerves in the spine. By decompressing the spine, it permits water, oxygen and other fluids to work their way back into the discs allowing them to heal naturally. Spinal decompression is an excellent option for anyone with chronic back pain who wants to get back to living a pain-free life as quickly as possible.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a healthcare profession specialized in treating musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunctions in people of all ages. Physical impairments can cause pain and affect function as well as the ability to work, play sports, and perform on a daily basis. Physical therapists can facilitate the healing process and help you restore movement, regain function, and improve your overall quality of life. Physical therapy helps people heal and get back to a normal and pain-free life.

ORTHOPEDICS

Our chiropractors are highly trained and experienced in treating many different types of orthopedic ailments. Everything from neurovascular entrapment dysfunctions, fibromyalgia, and even rheumatoid arthritis are treated here at the Gateway Rehab & Wellness Center.

Areas Of Focus:

  • Medial or Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Post-op rehab for meniscal tears, laminectomies, lumbar fusions, ACL repairs, joint replacements

SPINAL

Be them general or complex, our chiropractors provide advanced therapy techniques for all issues related to the spine. Be it sciatica, lower back pain, or headaches we treat it all. All of our spinal treatments, however, are designed to be completely noninvasive and allow you to return to your daily routine without interference.

Areas Of Focus:

  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Sciatica

SPORTS

Here at Gateway, we have chiropractic specialists on staff that are trained specifically to deal with sport related injuries and rehabilitation. Our programs will not only treat the cause of pain but will help ensure that every athlete heals properly and is able to perform at their optimal level. Our programs also decrease the potential for re-injury ensures more efficient movement.

Areas Of Focus:

  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Ankle sprains

Pain can be very disabling in one’s life. Going untreated for a prolonged period of time may result in chronic swelling which can cause scar tissue, in limited mobility and range of motion in joints, and permanent joint damage which can affect one’s ability to perform daily activities. In addition to helping minimize debilitation, physical therapists can assist with stress management, sports performance, and fitness training.

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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is healing-oriented and focuses on the person as a whole. At Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, we strive to include the many aspects of your life and goals in order to find the best approach to improving your overall health.

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Trigger Point Injections

Here at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, we are proud to offer trigger point injections for patients struggling with fibromyalgia, tension headaches, myofascial pain, and muscle pain in the arms, legs, lower back and neck.

During your appointment, we will locate the area where you are experiencing pain and inject small amounts of anesthetic and steroid to help alleviate your symptoms.

This procedure is safe and the risk of possible complications is very low. You may experience soreness or numbness at the injection site for a temporary period of time. While you should avoid strenuous activity for a few days, you should be able to actively use your muscles immediately following treatment.

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Supartz

Knee pain is a debilitating condition that can deteriorate the protective fluid surrounding the knee joints. This can lead to more serious conditions including osteoarthritis. Increased activity levels can continue to reduce the joints’ protective cartilage and fluid, and osteoarthritis only speeds up the degeneration that occurs naturally over time.

Symptoms stemming from knee pain or osteoarthritis include:

  • Aching
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Inflammation
  • Reduced mobility

While surgery is generally an option for people experiencing debilitating knee pain or osteoarthritis, many people prefer treatments other than surgery for the following reasons:

  • Surgery leads to a long rehabilitation time
  • Surgery is not guaranteed to fix the issue permanently
  • Out-of-pocket cost
  • Risks involved with surgery

For patients not wanting to take part in knee surgery, Gateway Rehab offers a non-surgical treatment option that can eliminate knee pain. This treatment is called Supartz Joint Therapy. This treatment injects the protective fluids into the joint or bone and helps to alleviate the painful symptoms and return normal functionality.

About Supartz Knee Therapy

The Supartz Knee Therapy is a safe alternative to knee surgery. The injections contain a fluid that is naturally occurring in the protective fluid of the joints and bones—purified sodium hyaluronate. Supartz injections have been the turning point in overcoming knee pain for many people, helping them to get back to a healthy lifestyle!

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Increase Energy Levels

Vitamin B12 is needed to convert carbohydrates (carbs) into useable glucose in the body. Glucose from high carb foods is used as a form of energy, which is why individuals with vitamin B12 deficiencies often experience fatigue.

Aids in Digestion & Weight Loss

Vitamin B12 helps to foster healthy bacteria within the gut environment. It aids in eliminating harmful bacteria thus preventing digestive disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and Candida.

Prevents Memory Loss

Because of its role in nerve health neurotransmitter signaling, vitamin B12 benefits cognitive function and is used to lower the risk of neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia

Improves Sleep

Vitamin B12 is linked to the production of melatonin which controls our circadian rhythms (the bodily function that regulate sleep patterns). With an increase in Melatonin, we are able to improve our sleep.

Reduce Severity of Headaches/Migraines

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in boosting energy production inside nerve cells helping reduce the amount and severity of headaches/migraines.

Reduce Stress and Depression

Vitamin B12, is needed as a major determinate of one-carbon metabolism, which produces a compound called SAM. SAM is crucial for Dealing with stress, and mood regulation.

Needed for Healthy Skin & Hair

Vitamin B12 plays a major role in cell reproduction making it essential for healthy skin, hair and nails. Vitamin B12 benefits skin by reducing redness, dryness, inflammation, and acne blemishes. It helps nails to become strong and reduces hair breakage.

Plays a Role in Maintaining Heart Health

Vitamin B12 helps to reduce elevated homocysteine levels, which is considered a major risk factor for heart disease. Homocysteine is an amino acid and its levels in the blood are influenced by blood levels of B-complex vitamins, including B12.

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Physical Medicine

Physical medicine deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries by physical means such as manipulation, massage, and exercise often with mechanical devices, and the application of heat, cold, electricity, radiation, and water. The main goal of physical medicine is to give a patient the ability to function optimally. The focus is not on one part of the body, but instead on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together – medically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally – after injury or disease. PM&R physicians manage issues that span the entire spectrum, from complicated multiple trauma to injury prevention for athletes.

What can be treated by Physical Medicine:

  • Wrist, elbow, back and neck pain
  • Ankle, foot pain, knee and hip pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Postural deformities
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve impingements
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal conditions

Physical Medicine can lead to improved overall bodily function and long-term, non-opioid and non-surgical pain management. Our experienced staff will provide you with an initial assessment and then provide a customizable plan that will eliminate pain and get you back to doing the things you love!

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