American Back Health
Proudly serving Suburban Maryland and Washington DC for over 25 years since 1994
How can Chiropractic help me?
Chiropractic can assist you by maintaining your spine in proper alignment. Every organ in the body is under some type of neurological (nerve) control, so does it not seem sensible that if nerve impulses do not get to the organ its function is going to be compromised?
What is an adjustment?
The gentle correction of a subluxation or misalignment, to relieve the pressure on the nerves and thereby normalize proper neurological function and optimal health.
What are the main causes of subluxations?
1. Physical Traumas such as slips, falls, whiplash, repetitive motions, bad posture, back packs, and birth traumas (delivery, forceps, suction); 2. Emotional Stress such as grief, anger, fear and depression; 3. Chemical Imbalance such as increased alcohol use, drugs, environmental issues and poor diet can cause subluxations.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Some people may make their joints “pop” and think they've made an adjustment. Wrong! Damage can occur by “self manipulating” a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments. Adjustments are specific and require the skill of a professionally trained doctor of chiropractic to administer. Even your chiropractic doctor must consult a colleague to treat them when needed.
What if I do not respond to chiropractic?
The consultation and examination are necessary to determine if chiropractic can help your condition. If not, you may be referred to another specialist who might be able to help. In any event, your health and happiness are our primary goal.
Dr. Galego is really good. I was in a car accident and had excruciating pain due to muscle spasms, and soft tissue damage. Unlike sports medicine, MDs, and orthopedic surgeons I was referred to Dr.Galego, who accurately diagnosed the issues, conducted a treatment plan and now I am fully recovered and the accident is only a memory with no lingering after-effects. I didn't think the exercises he recommended made sense but I went to rehab and did them religiously since I was in such pain and saw others in rehab whose injuries were what mine could become. Do the exercises he recommends exactly and religiously, tell him exactly how you feel as you go along and all I can say is he helped me.