Conditions Treated  Mission Viejo, CA
We want to see all our patients attain and maintain a level of wellness care. This is when your body is fully healed and only needing maintenance adjustments. It is still recommended to come in for periodic adjustments to keep things running smoothly. This requires a quick visit 1-4 times per month based on your lifestyle and goals.

Car Accidents and Bad Falls

No matter how minor an accident seems, our bodies do not handle violent, unexpected impacts with ease. Unfortunately, most people suffer injuries which force the body into “compensation mode.” Our bodies will adapt and adjust, to keep us functioning, but often that comes with other structural and functional consequences and limitations.

Dr. Jan has looked at many x-rays that show injuries from 10-20-30 years ago that seemed insignificant at the time but have become major problems, due to the body’s need to compensate and re-pattern. This is due to not correcting the damage caused by the accident even though the pain was relieved. Symptoms you may experience include neck, upper back or lower back pain, pain or numbness down your arms, headaches, disruptive sleep, difficulty focusing, TMJ (jaw) issues to name a few. Fortunately, most of these issues can be addressed.

The sooner you address the results of an accident the better, as we want to re-pattern your movement patterns before they get progressively restricted and stronger with time and repetition.
With his bio-mechanical background, Dr. Jan well understands what happens to the body during an auto accident. He encourages anyone who has been in an accident or injury to come in for immediate assessment, to make sure that healthy functional patterns can be reestablished immediately.

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Back Pain

Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.

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Headaches/ Migraines

HEADACHES are Dr. Jan’s superpower!
There are many reasons for headaches, and there are multiple types of headaches. But if you have a headache, then one thing is clear… something needs to be addressed within your body.

Learning the triggers of your headaches is very important. Whether it is due to the brain not getting enough oxygen, your jaw being under great stress, or that your neck is out of position, addressing it requires a special expertise.

By isolating the cause of the headache and ascertaining what factors are involved, Dr. Jan can solve the pain issue via a proper and specific adjustment.
He can then help you identify the triggers, and develop solutions that you can use at home to ease the pain and to prevent headaches from occurring in the first place.

Dr. had a patient who had a daily headache for 30 years. She saw multiple doctors, inclusive of doctors at the Mayo Clinic. After three months of care with Dr. Jan her headaches stopped. And she has not had a headache since.

Another patient with daily headaches got relief after Dr. Jan identified that she had a pelvic imbalance. When that was corrected, her headaches disappeared.

We need to identify what your headaches are trying to tell you, and what can be done to resolve that. Give us a call today and set up an evaluation to address your specific issues.

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Hip Pain  Mission Viejo, CA

Hip Pain

Here at Teitelbaum Chiropractic, we specialize in helping others find out what is causing their hip pain and correcting it so that they feel like themselves again, or even better than before! Our hips are such an important part of our body. They ensure that we stand up straight, control the entire bottom half of us, and allow us to walk, run, kick, and play.

In many cases, hip pain is simply caused by osteoarthritis, though it can also be a result of an injury.

If you come into our office, our friendly and qualified staff will assist you in relieving your pain by getting to the root of the issue. Instead of covering up the problem, we want to ensure that the pain goes away and stays away.

We will put together a treatment plan to make sure that this happens. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may treat you by adjusting your hips though we also do exercise therapy, stretching, massage, and other solutions.

In a recent study, 60% of chiropractic patients had their symptoms improve so much that they no longer required surgery. That is our goal. If you do have osteoporosis, you will still benefit from chiropractic care to relieve your hip pain.

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Knee Pain  Mission Viejo, CA

Knee Pain

Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.

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neck pain  Mission Viejo, CA

Neck/Upper Back pain

The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.

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Sciatica

This condition could be one of the most misunderstood conditions that we address, but it can also be one of the most consistently painful. First, we need to understand what Sciatica is.

What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back and continues to the tip of your toes. The Sciatic nerve comprises 5 nerve roots (or branches) in your lower back, one in between each vertebra. They join together into one large nerve, which continues on to the tip of your toes.

Any nerve pain into your gluteus, or down your leg, will mostly involve the sciatic nerve and will be “called” Sciatica. This is an over generalization, requiring more specification, in order to address. Multiple questions need to be asked:

Which nerve branch is the cause?
Is the pain actually from a one of the 5 discs adjacent to the nerve?
Is the Piriformis muscle or Gluteal muscle sitting on the nerve?
Or, could it be a more serious condition?

Many people reference “their Sciaitica” issues. But the issue could be one of many, which is what makes this problem so illusive.

Dr. Jan finds the actual cause of the pain, creates a plan to correct the problem, and delivers the solution that not only relieves pain but enhances spinal function so the condition does not return.
This is proper care of Sciatica: creating a care plan specific to your individual needs.

It is important that we don’t ignore the pain of the sciatic nerve, and hope it goes away. Take the pain as the warning, and let us find the cause and set you on the path toward a solution.

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shoulder pain  Mission Viejo, CA

Shoulder/ Elbow/ Wrist issues

Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.

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sports injury  Mission Viejo, CA

Sports Injury

Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.

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tmj  Mission Viejo, CA

TMJ/Jaw issues

With increasingly stressful lifestyles, people have a tendency to unconsciously clench and grind their teeth when stressed, or when sleeping. Other unexpected influences affect the jaw as well, such as stress, posture, head position and one of the most notorious: auto accidents.

Too often, problems with the jaw are left unaddressed, or even not considered.

Many people experience a “click in the jaw” or notice that their jaw doesn’t open in a linear, “straight line up and down” way, when they look in the mirror.
Perhaps you have had this experience, and thought nothing of it. The problem is that these are actual indicators that the jaw is not functioning properly and could lead to greater problems down the road.
Such as:
Headaches
Dental issues
Neck issues
Arthritis

Chiropractic Care can help.

Dr. Jan checks the muscles that support the jaw, the alignment of the jaw, and its function and motion. There are corrective adjustments that he will perform, and will teach you exercises to do at home to reduce your jaw stress and support more normal TMJ function.
This can relieve, and prevent pain, while helping you avoid more serious conditions that can emerge with a misaligned jaw.

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Whiplash  Mission Viejo, CA

Whiplash

According to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash resulting from a car accident. A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.

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Pregnancy Support

Here at Teitelbaum Chiropractic, we specialize in both prenatal and postnatal care. We are proud to serve patients in Mission Viejo, CA and the surrounding communities.

Many people assume that pregnant women should not see a chiropractor. The truth is actually the opposite. Chiropractors work with the body’s natural ability to adapt and function the way that is was designed to, which is vital for the normal physiological function of both the mother and the baby during pregnancy and birth.

During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes, including developmental and hormonal changes. Many of your ligaments may shift, and any women experience lower back pain as a result. Our job is to assist you with this and make your pregnancy experience enjoyable and pain free.

Chiropractic care can also reduce restrictions and interferences which can then increase the chance of getting pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant, chiropractic care is a wonderful solution.

Our entire staff will always go above and beyond each and every time that we see you. We create a stress-free environment so you can enjoy coming in. We are always available to answer any of your questions. We also always create a safe environment for you and your baby.

If you have any questions regarding prenatal and postnatal care, contact us today at (949) 215-4500.

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Disc Problems

  • Slipped Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc

Too many people search the internet to understand these terms, and are left terrified of these conditions!
Dr. Jan can help you make sense of what these terms mean, and help you understand the conditions they represent.

First, let’s understand DISCS:
In between each vertebra (except the one at the top of your neck) is a disc.

Think of the disc as a cylinder of jello surrounded by a very strong rubber band to keep it in place. Imagine that in the middle of the disc, is a small marble that you pivot off of in every movement you make. This represents a DISC.

These discs maintain their function and flexibility through your movement. Moving your spine through the day brings in nutrients and fluids and releases toxins and waste products. So, full range of regular motion is imperative to disc health.

When you are too sedentary or there’s an uncorrected injury that limits the motion of each individual disc, they tend to become less functional, and are more likely to get damaged. This is the beginning of a degenerative disc condition.

As this situation progresses over time you might get a slipped disc.

What is a “slipped disc?”
Although the term is a bit of a misnomer, think of it as though you are squeezing a marshmallow. As you squeeze it, it bulges or protrudes out the sides. If a process like this happened within your discs, the protrusion could hit your spinal nerves, and you have what is considered a “slipped disc.”

Keep squeezing the marshmallow and the side edges will begin to crack. This, now, represents a “herniated disc” and is a condition that results in a greater degree of damage.

In this situation, our first goal is to address the pain, so corrective action can then begin.

Dr. Jan will correct the situation and then teach you how to do exercises at home, to get that motion back into each disc area.

Dr. Jan will also help you evaluate the ergonomics of your every day life. This is important to continuing the healing, and preventing injury.

Call today to get your disc function evaluated and get on the path to healthy discs and a more active and vital life.

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Poor and Dysfunctional Posture

STAND UP STRAIGHT! The cry we heard all our lives.

Posture is so much more that Standing Up Straight

Your posture is involved in everything you do.
It affects the amount of energy you have.
It affects your lung capacity.
It affects your balance, flexibility, and ability to exercise.

Ultimately, it could affect whether you will need a hip or knee replacement as you age.
And, it could determine whether you live your life in pain, or not.

Put simply, your muscles have the job of stabilizing you, and moving you.

Every 90 days your muscle cells regenerate greater into stabilizing muscles or greater moving muscles. If your posture is off, or you live a sedentary lifestyle, your body will generate more stabilizing cells to compensate, leaving you will less “movement” and less function.

Essentially, your lifestyle determines what type of muscle cells the body will develop:
More stability muscle cells at the price of flexibility or more movement cells that support activity and flexibility.

A big factor in Aging = More stability at the cost of flexibility. I hear all the time “I can’t move like I used to”.

The aches, pains and stiffness of aging can be partially attributed to this process. This is why mobility is so important throughout your life.

Chiropractic care is imperative in this process of keeping you moving and flexible, and therefore keeping you active and youthful.

Dr. Jan is American Posture Institute certified and is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of posture issues.
He can guide you to improving your movement, and flexibility by showing you how to improve the ergonomics of how you work, and add movement to your daily life.

Dr. Jan will do a computer assisted analysis of your posture and create a plan to get you standing more upright while being more flexible.

With Chiropractic treatment and techniques that you can use at home, you can improve flexibility ensuring you will stay youthful and active.

Call us today and we can assess the state of your posture, and help you enhance your movement, flexibility and energy.

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Adjustments for Children

Should I bring my children in to see a Chiropractor?

Rarely, do we think of children as “under stress” but consider all of the life factors that actually affect children, uniquely:

-The intense birth process
-Learning to walk (and falling 100’s of times)
-Experimenting, jumping, falling, learning to ride a bike..

So many normal activities of a child’s life result in abrupt and intense assault on the body. And, while the child’s body is designed as the ultimate shock absorber and self healing mechanism, Chiropractic care assures you that your child is growing symmetrically and aligned.

Chiropractic care is of great benefit to the bodies and brains of children, enhancing focus, cognitive ability, athletic ability and overall wellbeing of a child, and as such, Chiropractic Care is a highly beneficial part of every child’s health protocol.

Like going to the dentist to see if there’s an issue, regular checkups with Dr. Jan is another step to support the health and well-being of your children.

Dr. Jan teaches new mothers how to check and monitor their babies and children at home to have insight into the nerve system function and when a chiropractic visit is needed.

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