​​Chiropuncture, Inc.Oxnard CA Chiropractor Acupuncturist

Call Us:  (805) 240-2640

Dr Danny Lai, DC, LAc.

​Chiropuncture, Inc.

237 West 7th Street

Oxnard, CA 93030, USA

Common Conditions That Respond Well to Chiropractic

 Asthma                                                 Attention Deficit Disorder                                    Autism
  Bell’s Palsy                                           Blindness/Visual Disorders                                  Blood Pressure
  Cancer                                                  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome                                     Cerebral Palsy                   

  Chronic Neck Pain                              Colic                                                                         Crohn's Disease                                 

  Deafness                                              Degenerative Joint Disease                                  Disc Herniation

  Female Issues                                      Fibromyalgia                                                           Forward Head Posture
  Gastroesophageal Reflux                   Headache                                                                 Immune Function
  Infertility                                               Low Back Pain                                                         Maintenance Care and Wellness
  Multiple Sclerosis                                Nonmusculoskeletal Disorders
  Otitis Media                                          Parkinson's Disease                                                Pregnancy-related Pain
  Radiculopathy                                       Repetitive Stress                                                      Scoliosis
  Spinal Alignment/Cervical Curve       Spinal PainStress                                                     Subluxation

  Temporomandibular Joint                   Vertigo and Balance                                               Whiplash

What is Chiropractic?

​Chiropractic is the science, art & philosophy of locating & correcting vertebral subluxations through gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments thus allowing your body to function at it's optimum potential.

What is a subluxation & what problems do they cause?

A misalignment of one or more of the spinal bones (vertebrae). A subluxation is a perfect example of how structure effects function. It causes degeneration to spinal joints and the spinal disc structures, interference to your nervous system, pain, restriction of movement &even muscle spasms. When the nervous system is impaired, your body's natural ability to heal itself & function at it's optimum potential becomes impaired.

What is an adjustment?

A gentle, specific "thrust" delivered by hand or instrument. The purpose of the adjustment is to correct your spinal subluxation(s) thus restoring spinal function and removing nerve interference in your body.

Does it hurt to get adjusted?

​Not normally. Chiropractic adjustments almost always feel great. Actually, most patients look forward to getting their adjustments because they immediately feel better. When the joints of your spine are adjusted to their proper position, you will notice greater flexibility, decreased pain, less muscle stress and tension.

Is chiropractic care safe?

​Yes. Statistics prove that chiropractic care is one of the safest types of healthcare in the world. You only need to compare the malpractice premiums paid by chiropractors to those paid by medical doctors. Doctors of Chiropractic pay only a small fraction (approx. 1/20) of the price medical doctors pay in malpractice premiums. 250,000 people will die this year as a result of bad medicine, making this the third leading cause of death in the United States of America (The Journal of The American Medical Association, JAMA; Vol.284, July 26, 2000). Of the millions of people receiving chiropractic adjustments, each year, only a handful will even make a complaint.Why do my children need chiropractic care?The birth process is often the cause of your child's first subluxation. A very soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can suffer trauma during delivery. It is estimated that as much as 80lbs of pulling pressure can be exerted to remove a baby from the birth canal. Then, as children grow up and become more adventurous, the number of injuries to their spines become countless. The repeated falls as children learn to walk and ride bikes, the running, jumping, twisting, bumping and playing in in athletic events will often cause your child to become subluxated. Chiropractic care offers your child a more responsive body, a more balanced flow of nervous system energy and overall increased performance as she/he passes through their windows of development. A subluxation free child also minimizes the risk of future health challenges.What causes the sound made during a chiropractic adjustment?That sound is not your spine "cracking" or "popping" like most people think. That sound is created by gas (in this case, nitrogen) rushing in to fill a partial vacuum that is created when the joints are mobilized. Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise. In fact, some adjusting techniques produce no noise at all.

Is it bad to "crack" your back or neck a lot?

​This question is frequently asked because people associate the "cracking" or "popping" of one's back or neck with a chiropractic adjustment. The two are not the same thing. It is normal to feel releases during stretching and exercise activities, but if a person has a desire to "crack" his/her neck or back it is often because that area of the spine is fixated or jammed. The fixated or jammed area needs to be properly adjusted by a chiropractor. When you "crack" your back you may be relieving the tension for a little while, but do you notice how it keeps coming back? That is because you are not fixing the cause of the spinal tension. The fixated or jammed (subluxated) vertebrae, has not been corrected. Any person who makes a habit out of "cracking" or "popping" their back or neck needs to go to a Doctor of Chiropractic to have their spine checked. Even a chiropractor cannot adjust him/herself.

Once you see a chiropractor, do you have to go for the rest of your life?

No. People choose to return for an adjustment when they learn to sense the body's signals that something is out of place. The extent to which you choose to benefit from your chiropractic care is ultimately up to you. Each & everyone of us is solely responsible for the quality of our health & well-being. We do encourage practice members to consider wellness / maintenance care. This is where the long-term, lasting benefits of care are developed. Regular exercise & healthy eating habits are a lifestyle decision and so is wellness chiropractic care. A subluxation free body will be healthier and more pain free.

Should I continue chiropractic care if I don't have any symptoms and I feel better?

Yes. Just because symptoms disappear, does not mean your subluxations are corrected. Most practice members seen in our office have spinal degeneration (decay) which has taken years to develop. The trauma of slips, falls, accidents and countless other stresses over the course of your lifetime adversely affect the health of your spine. The longer you wait to have your spine corrected by a chiropractor, the longer it will take to correct your subluxations. However, how you choose to use chiropractic care is ultimately up to you. It has been our experience that those who stop care when they are "feeling fine" return with the same health challenge(s) which brought them to our office in the first place ... often times it's gotten worse. On the other hand, practice members who continue wellness chiropractic care, find their health challenge(s) rarely return and they enjoy a higher quality of life & health.