Chiropractors: The Backbone of the Medical Field

Chiropractors The Backbone of the Medical FieldIn the US, when something is fundamentally important, we call it “the backbone.”

Teachers are “the backbone” of our society!

Small business is “the backbone” of America!

Eggs are “the backbone” of a delicious breakfast!

So, why is it that we, through this figure of speech, compare anything that’s truly essential to a “backbone”? Simple––it’s because the spine is one of the most important parts of human anatomy. The backbone is, quite literally, “the backbone” of our body!

The spine fulfills numerous roles in the body. It is so important that scientists even divide all of the Earth’s species into two categories of whether or not they have a spine—vertebrates and invertebrates.

It only makes sense that the remedies to most health problems need to include the spine. A properly aligned spine and neck will help to alleviate and prevent many health issues. By working on the spine, chiropractors can fix so much more than back pain. Here are just a few examples:

Blood Pressure

Who enjoys taking medication and suffering from all its side effects? The nausea, dizziness, fatigue, etc, that come with these drugs––all just because we need to take a pill to help solve a health problem?

A study published in the Human Journal of Hypertension indicates that chiropractic treatment of the Atlas vertebra (a bone on the top of your spine) could help to reduce blood pressure as effectively as some medications. We’re not saying that you should stop taking your medicine right away, but this study indicates that proper care of your spine could help to fix problems as effectively as medications. Plus, chiropractic treatment spares you many of the negative side effects that come with prescriptions.


Headaches and migraines are some of the top ailments that chiropractors treat, other than back pain, of course. Most people spend their days sitting in a fixed position (at a desk, on the couch, etc), which causes neck tension and joint irritation—the primary cause of most headaches in today’s society. Proper spinal alignment performed by a chiropractor helps to relieve that tension, and solves your issues at the source instead of simply masking the pain (as with ibuprofen or other pain medications).

Pain Management

If you’ve read up to this point, it shouldn’t surprise you to find that most pain in the body is related to your spine. When your spine is properly aligned, it reduces pain throughout your entire body, not just backaches. Proper spinal alignment has also been shown to reduce inflammation, which is a major cause of chronic muscle and joint pain (inflammation is also linked to cancer and heart disease).

So, Why Does The Spine Matter So Much?

Almost everything in our bodies is based from our spines. Our skeletal system branches out from it, and our muscles are rooted to it. The spine even provides a home for the nervous system, which controls nearly every function in your body.

That is why chiropractic treatment helps with so many different health issues. Chiropractic care has helped with everything from joint pain, to digestion, to ear infections, to epilepsy.

As an added bonus, these treatments often solve the problem at the source, while medications usually focus only on the symptoms. Chiropractic methods are also much lower risk than many other treatments.

Visit us here at CK Chiropractic to receive low-risk, drug-free treatment which will provide relief to whatever pain is ailing you. Call us today at our El Cajon Blvd location (858) 586-7799 or our Carroll Centre Rd location (619) 283-6615 to find the solution to your problems, from the source!

What Our Patients Say

  • John Lopez Avatar

    I have had a great experience with Dr. Ta following a recent auto accident. Dr. Ta has been providing me with excellent treatment and I recommend him to anyone in need of chiropractor treatment.

    John Lopez
  • GR Avatar

    The chiropractor and the staff are very proficient and knowledgeable. Feeling a lot better after getting treatment there.

  • ilan martinez Avatar

    Great staff. Very fast service and you are very well taken care of from they start. I will return.

    ilan martinez
  • Ket Sivilay Avatar

    CK Chiropractic came highly recommended by a colleague. I had an excellent experience here for treatment after a bad car accident in Lake Tahoe while on vacation. Dr. Ta and his staff are super friendly, knowledgeable and make you feel comfortable immediately. Would recommend coming here for regular treatment or post-accident chiropractic care. Conveniently located right off the 15 with a small parking lot.

    Ket Sivilay
  • Daphne Vann Avatar

    Thank you to one if the best doctor I've had and trust; I've had plenty.

    Daphne Vann
  • Michael L. Avatar

    5 star rating Came here for an initial visit after a car accident and so far so good. The place is clean and organized, which made it inviting. The staff was friendly and the doctor was nice. After a few x-rays, he noticed something was off and is evaluating further. This is my second time getting an X-ray and no other doctor has told me I had a slight abnormality so I'm thankful for that. I have a few more appointments lined up so let's see how long that can keep up their good service!

    Michael L.
  • San Diego Injury Law Center Avatar

    Great chiropractors! They have a very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Highly recommended. 5 stars!

    San Diego Injury Law Center
  • Michelle P. Avatar

    5 star rating When I initially started treatment with Dr. Kien Ta, I didn't beleive I'd ever get out of pain. At first, due to the extreme pain I endured from my accident, the treatment was a little uncomfortable. Thank GOD for Dr. Ta and his team of assistants for making the experience much more tolerable.

    Thank you so much,

    Michelle P.
  • William Foody Avatar

    Dr. Ta is a great chiropractor. He's right by my job so I can go after work. I would recommend him anyone

    William Foody
  • Kim Linh Avatar

    This place is great. Staff here are very professional and patient. The doctor is very knowledgeable and experience. Would definitely recommend and come back.

    Kim Linh

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9888 Carroll Centre Rd #106, San Diego, CA 92126

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