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About Dr. Mouroux   Leave a comment

Doctor Bradley Mouroux is a native son of California, born in Morgan Hill, he has lived in the South Valley for over 30 years.  He graduated U.C. Davis with a B.S. degree in Cellular biology.  Dr. Mouroux went on to perform stem cell research as a biologist achieving accolades from his peers.  It was Later in his career he found that his own health problems of back pain and insomnia led him to seek chiropractic care and as a result changed his life and career forever! His overwhelmingly positive results inspired him to become a Doctor of Chiropractic and a leader of health and wellness in his family and community. Having graduated with high honors, Dr. Mouroux continuously hones his skills staying on top of current health news and topics and educates his patients on the latest in health care. His focus is to help children and adults alike, achieve fantastic health naturally, through chiropractic care for life!  As a health professional, he is a Board Certified Chiropractor and Professional applied kinesiologist. His expertise is in pediatric care, sports injury, automotive injury, neurologic disorders, allergy testing and nutritional counseling/testing.

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Conditions Treated   Leave a comment

Neck Pain
Lower Back Pain
Arthritis
Muscle Pain

Migraine Headaches
Tension Headaches
Whiplash Injuries
Sciatica

Vertigo/Dizziness
Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome
Herniated Discs
Bulging Discs

Numbness/Tingling
Pinched Nerves
Peripheral Neuropathy
Failed Back or Neck Surgery
Balance Disorders

Tremor Disorders
Dystonia
Wellness Care
Family Care

Sports Injuries
Motor Vehicle
Accident injuries

 

What Is Chiropractic ?   Leave a comment

Chiropractic begins with the principle that the human organism has an innate power to maintain its own health. The art of chiropractic focuses on adjustments to correct spinal malfunctions, called Subluxations, in order to remove interference to the spinal cord and the nerves that exit between the bones of the spine. Science has found that the nerve system controls all other organs and tissues of the body, so a nerve system functioning at its best facilitates the body’s ability to cope and heal from disability and disease. Because of its potential to enable patients to live healthier, more fulfilling lives, chiropractic has been called “The Big Idea.”

The chiropractic approach to health care is holistic, stressing the patient’s overall well being. It recognizes that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment and heredity. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining optimal health naturally so that the body is better able to resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of disease. Chiropractors use natural, drug-less, non-surgical health care and rely on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities.
When bones of the spine become misaligned or move out of their normal position, they can distort the flow of information from the brain to the body. Without the proper information from the nerve system, the body cannot function to its full potential. That’s why chiropractors gently correct these mis-alignments (or vertebral Subluxations) – to correct interference to the nerve system and the body’s ability to control and coordinate its many functions.

At our office we use many natural healing modalities to help our members recover their health and experience a new level of pain free health! Below is a list of methods of therapeutic care we employ:

Some of the conditions we commonly see:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Disc injury
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Sports injuries
  • Dancing
  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Knee and leg pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Asthsma
  • Joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression

Chiropractic Care Is Comprehensive Care   Leave a comment

Following a complete evaluation, which includes a history and physical examination, your chiropractor will design a care plan that will meet your specific health needs. Your care plan will include chiropractic care focusing on improving function of your spinal column. Your care plan will likely include additional recommendations, such as stretches, exercises, and nutritional planning. Your chiropractic care plan may, depending on the circumstances, include strategies for reducing stress and obtaining proper rest.

Your chiropractor is a holistic practitioner who has expertise in many areas of health care. Chiropractic care is well known for its ability to treat musculoskeletal problems such as neck pain, back pain, and headaches. As chiropractic care focuses on the nerve system, your chiropractor may be of benefit in the overall care plan for many other conditions.

Chiropractic Care for Short-Term and Long-Term Health   Leave a comment

Chiropractic care is the one form of health care that keeps on giving. Chiropractic care certainly helps people to recover from short-term health problems, but this powerful method of healing also helps people stay well and assists in preventing new problems from developing.

Your chiropractor treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. Neck pain, back pain, pain that travels from the neck to the arm and hand, pain that travels from the back to the leg and foot, headaches, and muscle spasms are conditions commonly treated by chiropractic care. Your chiropractor also treats many types of exercise- and sports-related injuries, such as rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, wrist sprains, knee injuries, ankle sprains, and shin splints. Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome are also treated by chiropractic care. Also, chiropractic care may be a valuable addition to treatment for sleep disorders, digestive problems, menstrual cramps, asthma, and various allergies. Chiropractic care may also be of great assistance during pregnancy, in helping to relieve neck pain and back pain and to ease the process of delivery.

Chiropractic care can be beneficial for so many health problems owing to the fact that chiropractic care directly affects the functioning of your nerve system. Your nerve system, consisting of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves that branch out to the rest of your body, is your master physiologic system. Your nerve system, by sending signals to every cell, tissue, and organ in your body, controls all the other systems. Your heart relies on the nerve system so that it can pump blood at the right time and in the right amount.1 Your small intestine relies on the nerve system so that it can complete the digestion of food and transmit usable nutrients to the bloodstream.2 Your white blood cells and other immune system agents rely on the nerve system so that they can quickly identify and destroy foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses.3

But your nerve system can break down, in a sense, if spinal nerve interference is present. Such nerve interference, caused by irritation and inflammation of spinal nerves, is caused by loss of full mobility of spinal vertebras. Limited spinal motion irritates the muscles that move the spinal bones and the ligaments that hold those bones together. Inflamed spinal muscles and spinal ligaments cause spinal nerve inflammation. The immediate result is distortion in the quality and flow of information sent from the brain to the rest of the body. Too much or too little information is sent to the cells, tissues, and organs. The messages they receive are the wrong messages, or the messages arrive at the wrong time. The outcome is decreased functioning and/or inappropriate functioning of many other physiologic systems. Thus, spinal nerve interference is one of the primary causes of the many problems that may bring a person to his or her chiropractor’s office.

Chiropractic care helps reduce and remove nerve interference by restoring increased functioning of your spinal column. The direct result is improved overall functioning of the rest of your body. By directly focusing on your spine and nerve system, your chiropractor can help restore quality of life and overall health and well-being.

1Muller MD, et al: Mental stress elicits sustained and reproducible increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity. Physiol Rep  2013 Mar 1(1). pii: e00002.
2Zhou G, et al: White-matter microstructural changes in functional dyspepsia: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Am J Gastroenterol 108(2):260-269, 2013
3Straub RH, et al: Role of neuroendocrine and neuroimmune mechanisms in chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases-The 10-year update. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2013 May 31 doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2013.04.008 [Epub ahead of print]

Mouroux Chiropractic Introduction!   Leave a comment

Mouroux Chiropractic Educational Minute: Carpal Tunnel Syndrom   Leave a comment