Lee Chiropractic

Address

3500 Barranca Pkwy Suite 310, Irvine, CA 92606

Phone

(949) 552-2100

Wellness Center Irvine CA

Lee Chiropractic Center

Irvine Chiropractor’s

Wellness Resources Center for Terms & FAQs

Whether you’re new to chiropractic care and its role in boosting your health and wellness, or you’ve been enjoying its benefits for years, there is always more to learn. Even your Irvine Lee Chiropractic is continually seeking the latest science and training so he can provide you the best treatment possible.

One of the most important concepts to know about chiropractic care is this: it is excellent treatment for pain and injury relief, and it’s especially fantastic for preventing illness and injury and promoting your optimum wellness. Use this wellness resources center page as a jumping-off point to answer your FAQs and learn more about how to empower yourself!

Your Wellness Center in Irvine: Healthy Spine, Healthy You

Because your spine houses the spinal cord (the information superhighway between your brain and the rest of your body), proper spinal alignment is critical to good health. Poor posture, incorrect ergonomics or injury can pinch nerves between vertebrae, causing miscommunication and dysfunction. Regular visits with your chiropractor at our wellness center in Irvine can correct spinal misalignments (a.k.a. subluxations) large or small, providing pain relief or even preventing injury.

Conditions Impacted by Posture & Ergonomics

The following conditions are just a sample of common problems impacted by subluxations:

  • Back Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Tech Neck
  • Menstrual Pain
  • TMJ Treatment

Posture Tips for Injury Prevention and Wellness

You can prevent subluxations by practicing correct posture and ergonomics during all of your daily activities—even while you sleep!

  • Walking
  • Sleeping
  • Working
  • Sitting
  • Driving
  • Texting/Using Your Mobile Device
  • Exercising
Prenatal and Postnatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal and Postnatal Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial for pregnant and new mothers—and their children. Pregnancy back pain is one of the most common complaints, yet taking pain killers can be harmful to the baby and mother. Lee Chiropractic has helped hundreds of moms and babies get welcome drug-free treatment for:

  • Pregnancy back pain
  • Pregnancy headaches
  • Preparing for birth
  • Postnatal Care
  • Stress Relief
  • Colic
  • Torticollis
  • Ear infections
  • Childhood scoliosis
Our chiropractor provides extremely gentle adjustments for babies and children that can optimize their nervous system’s ability to help them grow, develop, fight infections, overcome common childhood injuries and enjoy a healthy, wellness-filled childhood.

Home Exercises & Stretches Between Chiropractic Care Appointments

Regular chiropractic care helps you take an active role in your own wellness and healing. At each appointment, Dr. Lee will provide treatment and then show you exactly how to do sets of exercises and stretches every day at home so that you can build upon your improving spinal alignment by strengthening your core muscles, improving your flexibility and advancing your stability.

If You Have More Questions, Add to Our FAQs!

Our chiropractor is eager to provide as many wellness resources as possible to help empower you to achieve your best health possible! If you cannot find an answer to your question here in our wellness resources center FAQs, then please contact us through the website, or call us at 949-552-2100.

FAQ

People Ask These Common Questions about Chiropractic Adjustments
Why Do I Need a Chiropractic Adjustment?

If you have a spinal subluxation—a misalignment between spinal vertebrae—your nervous system cannot properly convey messages between your brain and the nerves communicating with the rest of your body. Subluxations pinch nerves, which can cause pain, dysfunction and ill health. Lee Chiropractic uses hands-on pressure to move vertebrae back into correct position. These adjustments provide pain relief, natural injury treatment and more wellness options to improve your lifestyle.

How Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Work?

Before Dr. Lee can perform an effective spinal adjustment, he needs to diagnose the location of the subluxation in your spine, and the health problems it’s causing. He uses various diagnostic tests, including x-rays, to pinpoint subluxations. Dr. Lee then uses precise manual thrusts (while you’re lying down, standing or even sitting in different positions) to nudge your vertebrae into correct position.

What Conditions Can a Chiropractic Adjustment Treat?

Chiropractic adjustments provide excellent, non-invasive, drug-free treatment options for most musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, and many conditions you might not expect. Some of these include:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Sciatica leg pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bulging and Herniated Disc Injury
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Knee, hip, ankle and foot pain
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and allergies
  • ADHD
  • Stress and anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Stiffness
  • TMJ
  • Car accident injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Daily injuries

If your condition isn’t listed here, ask your chiropractor—chiropractic adjustments may still provide relief.

People Ask These Common Questions about Ergonomics and Proper Posture Wellness
What is Proper Computer Desk Posture?
  • Sit with back straight, buttocks touching the back of the chair, shoulders over hips.
  • Use a chair with lumbar support, or use a towel or lumbar cushion.
  • Adjust the chair so your legs bend at a 90-degree angle.
  • If possible, use an ergonomic keyboard to keep your wrists in a straight, neutral position.
  • Tilt the monitor so you can look straight ahead at it during the day.
  • Take breaks to stretch and walk around every 30 minutes.
What is the Ergonomic Way to Use a Mobile Device?
  • Don’t crane your neck—keep neck straight and wrists neutral.
  • Switch hands every few minutes, or use a Bluetooth earpiece.
  • Use text shortcuts and avoid typing lengthy emails or texts on mobile devices.
  • Prop elbows on a desk or cushion to read texts or emails without bending head forward.
What is Proper Standing and Lifting Posture?
  • Wear supportive shoes or use a shock-absorbing mat.
  • Keep back straight, shoulders back, with your head in line with your body.
  • Keep feet about shoulder-width apart; avoid locking the knees.
  • Keep your tummy tight and pulled in.
  • If you need to stand for long periods of time, walk, march in place or shift your weight to avoid staying static for too long.
  • If you need to lift a heavy object, bend your knees; if possible, get help.
What are the Correct Sleeping Ergonomics?
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach; side or back positions are better.
  • Use a mattress that provides the right amount of support to keep your spine aligned and neutral.
  • Use a body pillow between your knees to prevent spine twisting.
  • Use a pillow that supports your neck, keeping it aligned with the rest of your spine. Keep your head facing forward.
How Can I Avoid Injury During Exercises?
Proper form and posture during exercises can save you injury and pain so you can stay active. While each type of exercise requires different ergonomics, keep these general tips in mind:

  • Start with correct standing posture and keep abs tight.
  • Don’t overextend any joints.
  • Wear the correct shoes for your activity.
  • Ask your trainer to observe and correct your posture as you do exercises.
People Ask These Common Questions about Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
Yes. It is recommended that pregnant women to receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to have vertebral subluxations corrected. Subluxations (misalignments between vertebrae in the spine) can aggravate pregnancy back pain, headaches, nausea, neck pain, etc. Your chiropractor provides effective, drug-free pain relief treatment for all of these conditions.
How does chiropractic care help pregnant women with back pain?
During pregnancy, your center of gravity shifts as the baby grows, and the hormone relaxin loosens pelvic ligaments to prepare for delivery. This often causes vertebral subluxation complex (misalignments in the spine pinch nerves and cause back pain, neck pain, etc.). Regular visits with your Irvine chiropractor while you are pregnant keep the spine in optimal position and prevent back injury so your entire nervous system works better, and you get pregnancy back pain relief naturally!
Can I start chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Yes. The earlier you start visiting your chiropractor for regular adjustments during your pregnancy, the better your entire nervous system can communicate and function to help keep you comfortable and optimize development conditions for baby.
How does prenatal chiropractic care help the baby?
Regular prenatal chiropractic care keeps the pelvis in good position to provide optimal space and nourishment. Chiropractic care can also help correct breach presentations naturally, reducing complications and making natural delivery easier, preventing injury to baby and mom.
Should I continue chiropractic care after the baby is born?
Yes, this is a good idea. Your spine needs to readjust after delivery and resume a non-pregnant center of gravity. Becoming a new mom can also be stressful and exhausting! Keeping your spine in optimal alignment to prevent vertebral subluxation complex helps your nervous system function optimally so you have more energy, your immune system works better, and you can keep stress levels down.
Can my baby visit the chiropractor too?
Yes. Dr. Lee’s gentle adjustments for babies can help them avoid frequent ear infections, torticollis, colic and more. Keeping your baby’s spine aligned helps his or her nervous system function optimally for overall good health and development.

Please contact our Irvine chiropractor if you have more questions about chiropractic care during pregnancy, or schedule an appointment today at 949-552-2100.

People Ask These Common Questions about Vertebral Subluxations
What are Vertebral Subluxations?
When any vertebra in your spine is misaligned, it can pinch nerves and cause other problems. Vertebral misalignments are called subluxations. Even if vertebrae are slightly out of alignment, they can hurt. You may not feel pain initially, but if not corrected, vertebral subluxations eventually lead to health problems.
What is a Vertebral Subluxation Complex?

There are 5 components to vertebral subluxation complex—all of them must be corrected for complete healing.

What are the Causes of Subluxations?

The most common causes of subluxation include:

  • Injury to the spinal structure (trips, falls, car accident injuries like whiplash, sports injuries, etc.)
  • Poor posture and ergonomic habits (repetitively incorrect spinal positioning)
  • Poor nutrition and hydration can negatively impact the spine’s supportive structures like discs
  • Stress can impact posture and attention, leading to injury

Every patient is an individual, and one or more of these causes can lead to subluxations and overall lack of health and wellness.

Symptoms of Subluxations

Symptoms can vary widely depending on which vertebrae are affected and which nerves they pinch. But some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Spinal muscle spasms
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Overall poor health
Can Subluxations be Corrected?
Yes! Our Irvine chiropractor helps patients overcome subluxations daily for pain relief and optimal wellness. His combination of chiropractic treatment, massage therapy and therapeutic exercises tailored to each patient’s individual needs enable each aspect of the vertebral subluxation complex to be corrected.

Chiropractic Care Prevents Subluxations for Health, Wellness and Relief

In addition to healing pain and injury related to vertebral subluxation complex, regular chiropractic care with our Irvine chiropractor can actually promote long-term health and wellness by preventing subluxations from developing in the first place. Learn more about chiropractic care in our wellness center today.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee today for relief and healing: 949-552-2100.

CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP WITH HEADACHES?
Yes, the majority of headaches (greater than 80%) are cervicogenic, meaning they are due to cervical spine problems. Therefore, most headaches can be resolved with chiropractic care.
WHY AM I GETTING HEADACHES AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
Auto accidents often cause a whiplash injury to the neck causing subluxations (misalignments) to the cervical spine. This then leads to headaches, especially if the subluxations are in the upper neck. Chiropractic can identify and fix these injuries.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP WITH NECK PAIN?
Yes, neck pain is one of the most common symptoms that chiropractors address and successfully treat. Our increased use of cell phones and computers has caused more poor posture and neck pain than ever before. Chiropractic can help you fix that “tech neck” and free you of that neck pain.
WHY DO I GET NECK PAIN FOLLOWING AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
The whiplash or sprain/strain that happens to the neck commonly during an auto accident causes pain, swelling, and inflammation. Subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) occur during the whiplash as well which can pinch nerves and cause pain. The treatments offered in our office can help to quickly reduce the pain and inflammation as well as realign the affected vertebrae of the spine.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP WITH SHOULDER PAIN?
Chiropractic can help with most shoulder pain, especially if it is linked to poor spinal posture or subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) of the neck and/or upper back. Frozen shoulder is a common condition that is treated in our office. If it is a more serious shoulder condition, we may refer you to the proper specialist.
WHAT IF MY SYMPTOMS DID NOT BEGIN IMMEDIATELY?
Symptoms can have a delayed onset after the initial injury or trauma. They may come on within a week or even a month. If you suspect an injury has occurred even without immediate pain, you should get examined as soon as possible. It is always best and easier to diagnose and treat early.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP WITH CARPAL TUNNEL?
Yes, carpal tunnel is a very common condition treated by chiropractors. We can treat the local pain in the wrists and hands, but we can also address the common association to the cervical spine. This is called a double-crush syndrome which chiropractors are experts in treating.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP WITH ELBOW DISCOMFORT?
Yes, chiropractic can help most elbow discomfort. They are usually tendonitis issues, medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), or lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). Our treatment methods, especially class IV laser therapy, can resolve these issues.
ONCE I GO TO THE CHIROPRACTOR, WILL I HAVE TO GO FOREVER?
This is a myth that you will have to go to the Chiropractor forever once you start. Most patients choose to continue with their chiropractic care for maintenance or wellness care to keep their spine and nervous system healthy. Lifelong chiropractic care is an important part of one’s overall medical and health efforts, just like seeing a primary care physician and dentist.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP OUT WITH LOWER BACK PAIN?
Yes, chiropractic is one of the most effective treatments for lower back pain. Lower back pain is usually due to subluxations (misalignments) of the lumbar spine or pelvis along with disc degeneration or compression. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations. Our spinal decompression therapy effectively treats disc issues. The best part is that it is all done naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.
I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT, COULD THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON EXPERIENCING SCIATICA?
Sciatica is due to a pinched nerve in the lower back. The pain shoots down the sciatic nerve of the right or left leg or sometimes both legs. This can occur from the impact of a car accident. Chiropractic can successfully treat this type of injury.
WHAT IS SCIATICA FOR ALL AGES CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS?
Sciatica is a condition where the pain is shooting down the leg. It originates due to a pinched nerve in the lumbar or sacral spine. Subluxated (misaligned) vertebrae usually cause the pinching of the nerves. These nerves then send the pain signal down the large sciatic nerve of the leg. This pain can go all the way down to the foot. X-rays can identify and diagnose where the subluxations are and then chiropractic care can correct the subluxations and alleviate the symptoms.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP OUT WITH DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO?
Vertigo and dizziness are commonly due to subluxations (misalignments) of the upper cervical spine (neck). A loss of normal cervical lordosis (proper neck curve) usually is associated with this. Chiropractic care can correct subluxations of the upper neck and restore the normal neck curve, which will then resolve vertigo and dizziness. Another form of vertigo, benign positional vertigo, can also be treated by chiropractors.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP WITH HIP PAIN?
Most hip pain can be helped with chiropractic care. Hip pain is often due to pelvic misalignment and/or tight hip flexor muscles. If a more severe, degenerative hip condition is suspected and seen on an x-ray, a referral will be made to a hip specialist.
SHOULD I LET MY MEDICAL DOCTOR KNOW I'M CONSIDERING CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
It is perfectly fine and usually better to let all your health care providers be aware of the other types of doctors you are seeing. Chiropractic care is safe and effective and most medical doctors should support its efficacy and necessity.
When should I see a Chiropractor?

You should go right away if you have suffered an injury or have been having pain that is from the spine or related to it. It is also a good idea for all individuals to get checked by a chiropractor of all ages. Just like we get checked by medical doctors and dentists at a very early age, we should all be checked by chiropractors at an early age. You should also be checked regularly throughout your life even if you don’t have pain and continue to do so as you get older.