Chiropractic Care


S.M.A.R.T Spine Institute & Surgery Center

Chiropractic & Orthopedics located in San Gabriel Valley, Arcadia, CA

Chiropractors are known for treating problems related to your spine, such as low back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and pinched nerves, but they also offer chiropractic care for a wide range of health conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system. Dr. Richard Sayegh and the team at SMART Spine Institute & Surgery Center are expert chiropractors who also work with orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and rehabilitation specialists. At their office in Arcadia, California, they deliver chiropractic care together with the diverse treatments you need to reach and maintain optimal health.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

S.M.A.R.T Spine Institute & Surgery Center

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of problems that affect your musculoskeletal system, with special attention to joints and the impact of the spine’s health on your nervous system.

Since nerves travel through your spine, and they affect the function of muscles and organs, your overall health suffers when there’s a problem with your spine. Additionally, a misaligned spine causes imbalance and unequal weight distribution that leads to muscle and joint problems throughout your body.

Chiropractic care aligns your spine, which removes pressure from nerves, alleviates pain, improves mobility, and boosts your overall wellness.

What health conditions are treated with chiropractic care?

Chiropractic can be your primary treatment or coordinated with orthopedic care as part of a comprehensive plan to ensure your optimal recovery. The therapies provided by your chiropractor at SMART Spine Institute & Surgery Center relieve pain, strengthen muscles, and improve range of motion, effectively treating a range of injuries and disorders.

Some of the conditions often treated with chiropractic techniques include:

  • Lower back and neck pain, including whiplash
  • Bulging and herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerated discs

What treatments are used during chiropractic care?

Dr. Sayegh and the team at SMART Spine Institute & Surgery Center provide holistic care, so they consider all the issues that affect your health, determine the underlying cause of your problem, and develop a customized treatment plan that meets your needs.

Spinal manipulation is at the heart of chiropractic treatment, but the chiropractors at SMART Spine Institute & Surgery Center are trained in many hands-on techniques, including gentle chiropractic therapies that are safe and effective for children and pregnant women, as well as sensitive areas like the neck.

The team provides soft-tissue therapies such as massage and trigger point therapy, lifestyle recommendations, nutrition counseling, rehabilitation, and fitness coaching.

Several examples of specialized treatments include:

Spinal decompression

Spinal decompression gently stretches your spine, which creates space between vertebrae, relieves pressure on the spine and nerves, promotes healing, and helps your spine return to normal alignment.

Therapeutic ultrasound

Sound waves increase blood flow, relax tissues, and promote healing.

Cool laser therapy

Light waves at specific low frequencies stimulate cellular regeneration and healing in tissues beneath the skin.

Manipulation under anesthesia

Pain due to tight muscles, excess scar tissue, and fibrous adhesions may be treated while you’re under anesthesia. Anesthesia ensures your comfort while letting muscles relax so that they can be manipulated.