Thursday, October 20, 2016


The Power of X-Rays in Chiropractic Care
The medical field often relies on X-rays to look for broken bones, tumors, foreign objects and other medical issues inside the body. The chiropractic field is no exception. Chiropractors can better determine which services to use on patients when they have a clear view of their spine. They can look at the bone structure and easily see any alignment issues. Vacaville chiropractor Dr. Robert Ehlers performs X-rays on most of his patients to provide them with the best care possible.

Not all patients require X-rays. Sometimes they are not done due to radiation exposure, which can affect pregnant women. Sometimes the pain is so minor that an X-ray would not be helpful. X-rays are, however, recommended for the following demographics:
  • Those who have suffered an injury such as a dislocation or broken bone
  • Those who may have an infection
  • Those who may have a tumor or other serious medical condition
  • Those who may have arthritis
  • Patients over 65 years of age
  • Patients who may have spinal instability
  • Patients who have unresolved chronic pain
X-rays can help chiropractors identify proper treatment. Therefore, if there is any confusion about the type of pain the patient is experiencing and how to manage it, an X-ray can point the chiropractor in the right direction.

Find the Source of Your Pain
If you've been struggling with back pain for too long, an X-ray can help identify the cause so your chiropractor can choose the proper treatment. To learn more about the power of X-rays, give Vacaville chiropractor Dr. Robert Ehlers a call at (707) 446-0700.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Disc Degeneration

Disc degeneration describes pain and sometimes weakness or numbness in the spine that stems from a disc that is breaking down in the spinal column. The definition itself sounds simple, but it really isn’t, and it can be overwhelming and confusing for people who have the condition. If you’re suffering from degenerative disc disease in Vacaville, California and you’re looking for some help treating your condition, consider consulting with Robert Ehlers of Ehlers Chiropractic Center.

Chiropractic Medicine for Disc Degeneration
If you have disc degeneration, you are not without options. The term for the disease is actually a bit of a misnomer, because the pain caused by degenerative disc disease is not going to consistently worsen, and the disc is not going to consistently degenerate, the term simply refers to the fact that discs degenerate over time, which is a natural process that occurs with age. Disc degeneration is a natural process that occurs over time, because bone loss is a natural process. The pain that occurs as a result of disc degeneration does not have to continue causing you problems, however, especially not if you treat it early and properly, and that’s why visiting a competent chiropractic professional is so essential.

Are you ready to overcome the pain that you’re suffering from so that you can move on with your life? It’s important that you get through your pain so that you don’t let your disc degeneration keep you from moving on with your life. When you’re ready to see what your options are, give our office a call at 707-446-0700.