CHIROPRACTIC PROGRAM HELPS SOUTH WHITTIER RESIDENTS STRAIGHTEN UP!
April 2014 - The Community Resource Center (CRC) partnered with the Southern California University of Health Sciences’ (SCU) L.A. Chiropractic College program to provide chiropractic health services to local residents of the southeast area of Los Angeles County. The CRC pursued the partnership for chiropractic services at their facility as an alternative access point for health services and a method to educate residents on healthy ways to improve their quality of life. As southeast area residents are seeing the effects of a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment services, chiropractors working at the CRC see the corresponding effects on patients.
Dr. Amir Aghlara, assistant professor, provides oversight of SCU’s students that work with the local residents. He explains, “Chronic stress causes muscles to tense and this tension creates pressures on the bones in the body, leading to misalignments in the spine and other joints. These misalignments can lead to common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and even headaches.” The chiropractors also refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition.
Through the chiropractic care service, patients are also educated on relaxation techniques, posture, and other therapies for stress. A balance of proper exercise, rest, and diet are also important in helping reduce stress levels. The chiropractic treatments at the CRC help local residents develop healthier responses to stress.