Redding Chiropractor Services
Our chiropractor, Dr. Kleefeld, has nearly 40 years of experience in chiropractic care, treating back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, foot problems, whiplash, shoulder injuries, sciatica, scoliosis, tennis elbow, spinal fractures, herniated discs and hip pain as well as other musculoskeletal injuries. If you are experiencing acute or chronic pain, our chiropractor can perform an initial evaluation and recommend a course of treatment to lower your pain and heal your injuries.
Chiropractic care treats injuries of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system in order to lower pain and facilitate good health. The foundation of chiropractic care is the spinal misalignment or subluxation. When the vertebrae are out of alignment, the soft tissues become inflamed. Both the inflammation and misalignments can put pressure on your spinal cord and nerve roots. This can cause lower back pain, neck pain and headaches. The subluxations can also cause pain throughout the body.
Spinal adjustments correct subluxations. They involve using a swift, firm force to push the vertebrae back into its proper position. Most individuals need several treatments before they notice a permanent reduction in their pain.
Exercise prescription is an exercise plan that is designed for you and your rehabilitation or fitness goals. It involves doing specific exercises such as swimming, walking or biking at certain speeds for certain amounts of time. It may also contain guidelines for how fast your heart should beat while you exercise. If you have injuries or health problems, our chiropractor will address those issues in the comments section.
Sports chiropractic involves diagnosing and treating your acute and chronic sports injuries. Common sports injuries include tennis elbow, runner's knee, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and lower back pain.
Acute injuries happen suddenly, meaning that when you experience the injury, you know immediately because there is pain, inflammation and bruising. Chronic injuries are overuse injuries that occur over a long period of time; the pain and swelling in ongoing and usually gets worse with physical activity.
Our treatment approach to sports injuries typically involves one or more treatments, including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and exercise prescription. The chiropractic adjustments will reduce inflammation and restore your range of motion. Massage therapy will reduce muscle pain and improve flexibility. The exercise prescription will help you regain your lost strength.
Massage therapy is the perfect complement to the spinal adjustment. Receiving a massage before your adjustment makes the adjustment more comfortable because our chiropractor does not have to use as much pressure to realign the joint. Receiving regular massages reduces muscle pain. If you work out or perform physical activities on a regular basis, getting a massage after your workout helps your muscles release lactic acid. Massage therapy also improves blood flow, and it lowers feelings of stress and anxiety, which helps reduce the stress hormones in your blood.
Dr. Kleefeld has 20+ years experience in performing CDL physical examinations. Dr. Kleefeld is FMCSA certified and on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Same day appointments are usually available, and the whole process in and out the door is typically within 45 minutes. Exams are $80 and include required lab work. Call today to check availability!
To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Redding, call our office at 530-722-9010.