Chiropractic Care Specialist

Bay Wellness Center

Theodros Shawl, DC

Chiropractor & Physiotherapist located in Oakland, CA

Every year, 22 million Americans visit a chiropractor. Most seek chiropractic care for the treatment of back pain. However, chiropractic care offers more than just relief from back pain. At Bay Wellness Center in Oakland, California, Dr. Theodros Shawl, DC, and the team take a holistic approach to care. They focus not only on your pain condition but on your overall health and well-being. To learn more about chiropractic care and how it benefits your health, call the office or book an appointment using the online tool today.

Chiropractic Care Q&A

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a form of complementary medicine focused on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system and the effects these conditions have on your nervous system and general health. Chiropractors like Dr. Shawl use hands-on techniques such as spinal manipulation to improve spinal alignment. These techniques promote health and healing to reduce your need for medication or surgery. 

What conditions benefit from chiropractic care?

As noted, most people seek chiropractic care for back pain. However, the experts at Bay Wellness Center utilize chiropractic care to treat many common health conditions. You may benefit from chiropractic care if you suffer from:

  • Allergies
  • Disc problems
  • Whiplash
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint dysfunction
  • Neck or back pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica or a pinched nerve
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

Dr. Shawl also utilizes chiropractic care as a preventive tool. Once you’ve completed your treatment, he recommends regular chiropractic visits to maintain good health and prevent a recurrence of your painful condition. 

You may also benefit from chiropractic care for general health and well-being. Regular chiropractic treatments improve flexibility, mobility, energy, posture, immune health, and circulation. 

What are chiropractic care treatments?

At Bay Wellness Center, Dr. Shawl and his team take an integrative approach to care and offer many chiropractic care treatments to support your body’s health and healing. Some of the treatments include:

Spinal manipulation

Spinal manipulation is the primary chiropractic treatment method. During treatment, Dr. Shawl uses hands-on techniques to restore spinal alignment, enhance joint health, reduce pain, and resolve inflammation. 

Spinal decompression

At Bay Wellness Center, spinal decompression is a nonsurgical tool that uses advanced technology to help those suffering from herniated or bulging discs. During treatment, Dr. Shawl uses computer technology and a machine to decompress your spine and put your herniated or bulging material back into place. 

Therapeutic ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound heals soft tissue injuries that affect the muscles or joints. During treatment, Dr. Shawl places an ultrasound wand over your damaged tissue, and the sound waves produce heat that reduces inflammation and increases blood flow to support healing and restore function.

Therapeutic exercise

To maintain the benefits of your regular chiropractic visits, Dr. Shawl offers a therapeutic exercise program you do at home. The exercises address your specific health and wellness needs and help you regain flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Bay Wellness Center also offers chiropractic massage, electrical stimulation, and cryotherapy.

To learn more about chiropractic care at Bay Wellness Center, contact the office today by phone or use the online booking tool.