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Benefits of Massage Therapy and Chiropractic

When chiropractic care joins forces with massage therapy, the benefits for the patient are endless. Not only do these two different approaches treat sore muscles and speed up recovery from injury, they also alleviate back and joint pain. At Whole Health Chiropractic, we offer massage therapy in junction with spinal manipulation as a hands-on, drug-free approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions.
Chiropractic treatment and massage therapy complement each other because they relax the muscles and joints. Even the healthiest person can have physical pain caused by tightness and stress. When used with chiropractic treatments, massage helps to increase blood flow, improves circulation, and helps decrease pain. Next time you visit our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic, inquire about massage therapy.
If you have questions or concerns about massage therapy, please give us a call. To learn more about the services provided by Whole Health Chiropractic, visit www.wholehealthnampa.com for mo…

Treating Scoliosis

Scoliosis occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Scoliosis is an abnormality that occurs when the spine becomes rotated and curved sideways. It’s important to understand that this condition doesn’t develop because you wear a heavy book bag or sleep in a weird position, it’s genetic, but the good news is that mild cases don’t require surgery to treat. Fortunately, our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic can suggest alternative treatment methods.

Physical Therapy – When it comes to scoliosis, there is a physical therapy exercise that is tailored to meet the needs of a patient. At Whole Health Chiropractic, our doctors will tailor different exercises to meet your individual needs. 


Chiropractic Adjustments – Our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic have experience with treating scoliosis patients. Therefore, all chiropractic adjustments performed in our office our safe. Before performing a chiropractic adjustment you will need to visit us for a consultation to dete…

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Dr. Anthony Oberti and Whole Health Chiropractic have a pain solution for every patient.  Electrical muscle stimulation is recommended for patients with muscle or soft tissue injuries because it reduces pain and swelling and can reduce overall recovery time.  When disease or injury occurs, a body’s natural electric current is disrupted.  Electric muscle stimulation mimics the electrical current that occurs naturally in a healthy body. 
For the treatment, electrodes are placed directly on the skin in the affected area and the machine is turned on.  The gentle current causes the muscles to contract and relax, which relieves pain and can release locked up muscles.  These contractions also trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s most powerful natural pain reliever.  Most patients describe the treatment feeling like a tingling sensation and aren’t uncomfortable during the process. The treatments are short in length and can be scheduled over a series of weeks.
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Sports Injuries

Many athletes turn to chiropractors after an injury.  Medical doctors typically treat a sports injury by alleviating symptoms with medication and recommending rest from activity.  Whole Health Chiropractic has an approach to rehabilitating sports injuries that considers a patient’s entire body and its natural ability to heal itself.  This always results in less time ‘benched’ from activity and a quicker recovery!
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to rehabilitate a sports injury the right way.  A chiropractor will focus on repairing any damage to hard and soft tissue with chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities.  If you are in pain from an injury, of course your chiropractor will advise the best pain relief strategy for you.  However, your only prescription will likely include physical therapy exercises for you to perform on your own.  Start rehabbing sports injuries with your chiropractor now for a lifetime of healthy activity!
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Posture Tips to Keep Your Spine Aligned

Posture is defined as the position you maintain while standing, sitting, lying down. No posture is perfect, but maintaining good posture has numerous benefits for your spine and your overall health. Good posture is essential for avoiding back and neck pain. It also reduces stress on the ligaments that connect the spinal joints. If you notice yourself slouching, or desire to improve your posture overall, Our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic suggest trying out these tips.

Imagine that a string is attached to the top of your head and pulling you upwards. The idea is to keep your body in perfect alignment, maintaining the spine’s natural curvature, neck straight and shoulders parallel with the hips.
To stand correctly, you should always keep your shoulders back and relaxed while pulling in your abdomen and keeping your feet about hip distance apart.
Balance your weight evenly on both feet and try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways. Finally, you should always keep your le…

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is defined as a bodily movement prescribed to correct impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being. Anyone can benefit from therapeutic exercise as the goal of therapeutic exercises is to increase the range of motion, decrease pain, improve balance and restore the overall function of the body. At Whole Health Chiropractic, our doctors can develop an individualized treatment plan with you depending on the source of your pain, or if certain muscle group needs more attention than another.
If you suffer from shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, or more, our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic can provide exercises to assist you through the healing process. Therapeutic exercise is aimed at achieving and maintaining physical fitness fall into the following major categories: endurance training, resistance training, and flexibility training. For certain conditions, our doctors will develop a custom exercise program to benefit your indivi…

Spinal Stenosis

Pinched nerves are one of our primary concerns at Whole Health Chiropractic in Nampa, and spinal stenosis is one of the biggest risk factors. This term describes the narrowing of the spinal channel, potentially putting pressure on the spinal nerves at the neck or in the lumbar region.
Some people have a genetic predisposition toward developing bone spurs inside their spines. When spurs develop in the lower, lumbar region, patients may develop sciatica. This causes pain or numbness in their legs and contributes to poor bowel control. Spinal spurs in the neck, or cervical region, can cause pain or weakness throughout the body and a tingling sensation in the arms.
Bone spurs are not the only reason why the spinal channel may get narrower; degeneration of discs and cartilage may also be to blame. Dr. Oberti will conduct imaging and tactile tests to determine the reason for the patient’s stenosis. Treatment plans usually include physical therapy and manual adjustments.
Dr. Anthony J. Oberti o…