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Disc Herniation

Your spine is necessary and crucial for everyday function. It’s made up of vertebrae, each one equally important. Between them are intervertebral discs. Severe back pain occurs when one of these discs becomes herniated or “slips out” of place. Drs. Richard Cohen, Rob Josefsson, and Paul Newhouse treat disc herniation at Catalina Medical Center. Located in Redondo Beach, CA, they provide a variety of top-tier treatment methods.

Your appointment begins with a physical evaluation. It’s necessary to determine where the slipped disc is. A spinal examination is performed. Your Redondo Beach chiropractor will also check for any loss of sensation, muscle wasting, and damaged reflexes. Be upfront with any medical information and history. This may point to any underlying causes of the herniation.

Treatment can begin after locating the herniated disc. Spinal manipulation is the best bet. Your chiropractor will either use their hands or specialized tools to move the disc back into place. Other trea…

Tailbone Injuries

If you are an athlete or have recently fallen on to a hard surface, you may have injured your tailbone. These types of injuries make it painful to stand, sit, and lie down. Drs. Richard Cohen, Donald Weinstein, and Rob Josefsson provide phenomenal chiropractic treatment. Contact Catalina Medical Center in Redondo Beach, CA, to learn more.

The tailbone, technically known as the coccyx, is at the end of your spinal column. It’s often bruised or injured due to falling. Landing directly on it leads to serious injuries. It’s common to receive a tailbone injury when falling on the stairs. Even sitting on uncomfortable furniture for extended periods can leave an impact.

The main symptoms of a tailbone injury are stiffness and pain. The muscles around the coccyx are responsible for this. They seize up, causing your discomfort. In some cases, swelling pushes the coccyx out-of-place. This compresses the nearby nerves. Inflammation is another common symptom.

It’s important to schedule an appointmen…

Fibromyalgia

At Catalina Medical Center, your Redondo Beach, CA, staff provide chiropractic care for a variety of conditions. If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, look no further! Drs. Donald Weinstein, Richard Cohen, and Rob Josefsson are the best of the best! Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain disorder. It causes constant and widespread pain throughout the musculoskeletal system. This includes the muscles, tendons, joints, and soft tissues. We provide chiropractic adjustments and manipulations to greatly increase patients' quality of life. Contact our office to learn more!

FMS is both hard to diagnose and treat. There is no known medical cause for it. Medical experts theorize that it stems from genetics, infections, and/or physical/emotional stress. Traditional western medicine focuses on treating your symptoms. Pain medications are often the go-to. This isn’t the case with chiropractic care. Your Redondo Beach care team treat the root of your pain. Only through chiropractic tre…

Chiropractic Treatment for Allergies

Allergies may seem like they worsen with spring flowers, but they exist year-round! If you find yourself sneezing, itchy, and overflowing with nasal congestion, look no further! Catalina Medical Center offers chiropractic treatment for allergies. Drs. Richard Cohen, Rob Josefsson, and Donald Weinstein hold a lifetime of experience between them. Don’t let allergy symptoms ruin your life. Contact our office today!

You may not realize it, but your immune system and nervous system are directly connected. Allergies kickstart your immune system into an overdrive state. Your body is mistaking allergens as harmful pathogens. This then throws off your entire nervous system. Your Redondo Beach chiropractors provide a solution: spinal adjustments. These realign your spine to increase overall bodily function.

The hub of the nervous system is found in the spine. It connects your entire body. This is where all communication originates from and flows. This is what makes subluxations or misalignments o…

Spinal Stenosis

Drs. Richard Cohen, Rob Josefsson, and Paul Newhouse provide quality chiropractic care to our patients in the Redondo Beach, CA, area. At Catalina Medical Center, we provide treatment for a variety of conditions, including Spinal Stenosis. This spinal condition happens when the open spaces within the spine start to narrow. Contact our office to learn more about spinal stenosis and how it’s treated.

Spinal stenosis begins with the bordering structures of the spinal canal moving away from their desired positions. This limits the appropriate amount of space on the spine. There are a few contributing factors to this development. Growing older is one of them. As we age, the discs between each vertebra begin to shrink. Thickened ligaments also occur. These produce spurs that grow into the spinal canal. Other spinal conditions also put you at risk for spinal stenosis. This includes arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylolisthesis.

The biggest and most common symptom is ba…

Dealing with Back Pain

After a while people put unnecessary strain on their back that can increase back pain by up to 50%. At Catalina Medical Center, we encourage our patients who are dealing with back pain to seek chiropractic care for pain relief. Spinal adjustments realign your back and provide pain relief to your lower back.
When possible, we encourage our patients who sit for long periods of time to get up and stretch every half hour to keep your back loose and your muscles from tightening up. We recommend that our patients sit up straight with their backs to the chair and not slouching.
Your health is the most important thing to us, which is why we encourage our patients to exercise to exercise daily and work on having better posture. Avoiding unnecessary stretch on your back goes a long to keeping you feeling healthy.
For more information please visit our website at www.catalinamedical.com or give us a call at 310-378-7246. Dr. Richard Cohen, we are located at 1919 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, Califo…

The Importance of a Balanced Diet

While our doctors at Catalina Medical Center specialize in treating your entire body with various spinal adjustments to heal, one of the keys to your body healing is a healthy, nutritious diet. Your body relies on food for energy and muscle gain which all affects your body’s ability to function at a high level.
A balanced amount of essential nutrients such as fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates ensure that your body is having proper digestion and regulating itself. The more fruits and vegetables your body gets, the better it will feel. A poor diet increases your chances of developing diabetes and heart disease which limit you physically.
Proper nutrition aids your bodies in healing and running like a well-oiled machine. The balance of a proper diet, exercise, rest, and spinal adjustments puts you on a path to good health and feeling great. If you have any questions about nutritious diets to follow, please give us a call.
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