Newport Beach Chiropractor goes Beyond Spine Care

When you think "Chiropractor", you usually think "Spine", and you would be right, but only half way...

Did you know that chiropractors treat all your joints, not just those causing you back and neck pain?  Your Newport Beach chiropractor treats all the joints and muscles of your body from TMJ (jaw joint) to the joints and muscles of your feet!  Have you been having elbow pain getting in the way of your golf or tennis swing?  We can help with that too! Wrist pain from too much typing?  Knee pain after starting a new workout routine? We'll fix that too.

So, next time you experience aches and pains in areas other than your back and neck, remember your chiropractor can help!  By treating the muscles that move your bones and the tendons and ligaments connecting it all, your Newport Beach chiropractor goes beyond the typical spinal pain treatments chiropractors are known for.  As the saying goes, "it's all connected".  Your chiropractor has the education and experience to effectively treat your pain from A to Z.  From Achilles tendons to zygapophyseal  joints (in your spine)! 

Call us today for your free consultation and to find out if we accept your insurance (we accept most).  (949)300-2028.

Does Acupuncture Hurt??

Several acupuncture treatment needles fit into
the opening of a hypodermic syringe
I am asked this question A LOT!  The answer is, generally,
NO.  As you can see from the picture to your right, acupuncture needles are extremely fine.  Some are as fine as a human hair!  Dr. Pierce, who practices acupuncture in her practice in Newport Beach, uses very fine needles that are very smooth and cause minimal discomfort.

How should acupuncture feel?  Actually, feeling a sensation at and around the site where the acupuncture needle has been inserted is a good thing.  This sensation should feel like a fullness, dull numbness or heaviness at the point where the acupuncture needle is placed.

Dr. Pierce provides both acupuncture and chiropractic care for her patients at her Newport Beach office.  She also provides herbal medicine and physiotherapy along with therapeutic exercises to help her patients find quick and lasting pain relief.  Schedule and appointment by calling (949)300-2028 or contact the doctor via email with your questions email Dr. Pierce Here!  (please no solicitors).

Do You Have "Dead Butt Syndrome"?? It's more common than you think...

You may think of your rear as something that is just "there".  The truth is, however, that your booty is probably the most important group of muscles in your body!  And just because you are active, doesn't necessarily mean that yours is up to par.  Did you know that there are 3 gluteal muscles?  There is the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and everybody's favorite; Gluteus Maximus. 

If your boo-tay isn't functioning properly, you may be in trouble.  The gluteus medius, specifically, has important function for your gait (the way you walk).  When your gluteus medius is weak or "dead" it ends up taking on loads it is either not fit for, or defers them to other muscles all together, which can lead to pain, altered mobility and function and potential problems at other sites such as your knees. 

So, do you have "Dead Butt Syndrome"???

Hoping February has been an amazing month for you and yours! Can you believe it is almost March?! Things have been going great here at the Irvine office, the gym is taking off and we are having lots of fun. Yours truley has started working out with a GREAT personal trainer, and let me tell you, this chiropractor is feeling the burn!  If you haven't had a chance to come visit your favorite chiropractor at her new Irvine location yet, stop by!  If you are afraid you have dead butt syndrome, we can help with that too!

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Your Chiropractor in Irvine will be raising funds for LLS!

What is LLS? LLS is short for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Starting March 3rd, 2011 Advanced Recovery & Wellness will embark on a 10 week campaign to raise as much money as possible to help this great cause and the people effected by these horrible diseases. We will be updating you regularly over the next couple months with opportunities for you to help. The newest chiropractor to the beautiful city of Irvine (Dr. Nikolic) will be doing all she can to help this organization.

The LLS Man & Woman of the year campaign raised $11.8 million nationally in 2010, with $275,000 of that from the OC and IE chapter alone!