Houseman Chiropractic

Our practice specializes in treating a variety of conditions, from chronic low back and neck pain to rehabilitation following an accident or injury.

We can also provide information about improving your diet, creating a healthier workplace, and increasing the overall quality of your health.

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Incorrect body positions and movements as you go about your daily life can cause major problems for your spine. Common areas of concern include improper sleeping positions, lifting heavy loads without bending the knees, and standing or sitting for long periods of time without proper support.


Even at a slow speed, auto accidents can have a profound, lasting impact on a body, including whiplash, broken bones, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries. Accident injury specialists know the best way to treat these condition to get the best results.


You can do much yourself to maintain proper posture and you should because it assures adequate muscle flexibility and strength, normal joint motion in the spine and other body regions and efficient, postural muscles on both sides of the spine.


Even if your neck feels fine after an auto accident, it can still be injured. Neck injuries will often take days or even weeks before they start to hurt. Visiting a chiropractor shortly after your accident can help start treatment before the injury gets worse.


Adjustments can help patients restore mobility, reduce stiffness and help heal inflammation. Ask your chiropractor how often you will need adjustments to maintain your mobility.


How do I choose a chiropractor? You can start by asking for suggestions from your primary care physician or physical therapist, if you have one. Friends and relatives may recommend chiropractors they have seen, but don’t choose a chiropractor until having a consultation – preferably in person. The doctor-patient relationship is best when there is a high level of trust and that’s only possible after asking questions in person.


Chiropractic care is one of the most popular and effective options for people with back pain. In between visits, you may also benefit from yoga, massage, or Tai Chi.


It’s important to remember that the body can react to the same injury in different ways as you get older. While slipping and falling at work may not have caused more than a lingering bruise as a teenager, it could cause lasting issues now.


Chiropractic Trivia: The term “chiropractic” is a combination of two Greek words: cheir which means hand, and praktos which means done. “Done by Hand”


Are you concerned that your body may not respond well to chiropractic adjustments after an accident? Let’s talk about how seeking treatment sooner rather than later can make it easier on your body to accept proper alignment and start feeling better.


While we’ll always do what we can to estimate the extent of the treatment you’ll need when you first come to see us, a lot will depend on how your body responds. Since everyone’s body holds its alignment for different lengths of time, it can impact how much therapy you’ll need.


There are many symptoms that indicate that you may have suffered whiplash in an accident and need medical attention. This includes blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, irritability, vertigo, nausea, headaches, and pain in the extremities or between the shoulder blades.


If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you may wonder about subluxations. These are areas in which the spine is misaligned, or the spinal bones have reduced range of motion. In turn, this affects local nerves and can impact muscles, ligaments, and other parts of the body.


Did you know that there are five occupations that account for 20% of missed days of work? These include police officers, janitors/cleaning service employees, heavy truck/tractor trailer truck drivers, laborers, and nursing aides/orderlies. Work injury specialists are experienced in dealing with these occupations.


Did you know that only 3 percent of creatures on earth actually have a backbone? Those of us that do share a lot of other similarities. We all have a skull, a rib cage surrounding our heart and lungs, a jawbone, and a mouth.


Did you know there was a time, particularly early in the 20th century, when chiropractors were not warmly received by others in the medical community? Years of research have changed the minds of doubters and now there are estimated 50,000 chiropractors in the U.S.


You might have heard about subluxation, but do you know what it is? It’s actually a partial dislocation of your vertebrae. The bone moves out of position and creates pressure on the nearby nerves or irritates them. Chiropractors move them back where they should be.


Following a car accident, a chiropractor will perform an exam and possibly take x-rays to determine the extent of your injuries. From there, he or she will be able to create a care plan to restore your spine to optimal function.


Over time, your legs can shift and become different lengths. This difference can put a strain on your hips and back, and can even affect your feet.


One of the biggest reasons people visit chiropractors is to help eliminate or better manage pain. This is often true after an automobile accident. What may be considered a minor injury during an emergency room visit can still cause pain, lack of muscle strength and limited mobility after the event.


Pregnant women can benefit from chiropractic adjustments around their hips and pelvis since these can reduce labor pain and discomfort. Adjustments can be customized depending on the stage of pregnancy.


Did you know that the connection between the spine and health throughout the body dates back to the ancient Greeks? Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, once said: “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.”


Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Fibromyalgia may also cause fatigue and multiple tender points in your body where slight pressure causes pain.


Receiving treatment for an auto accident often involves insurance claims, which can require specific medical documentation to fit specific requirements. Accident injury specialists are used to dealing with these requirements, and will work with the insurance companies to give you the best care possible.


To prevent back pain, injuries, and strains associated with cleaning and vacuuming, use these tips: use knee pads, and kneel instead of bending over, always lift with your legs, carry objects close to your chest, and avoid repetitive twisting motions.


Did you know that the human body isn't really designed for the speeds that we put it through? As such, car crashes, particularly bad ones, often lead to injuries that may be debilitating or even life threatening.


Have you been involved in a car accident? If it’s your first car accident, then it’s easy to feel out of it and lost in a crazy maze. Auto injury specialists have years of experience helping injury victims navigate through the maze and come out the other end.


Cervical chiropractic focuses on restoring the body's balance by aligning the vertebrae that support the head. The spine's top two vertebrae sit directly below the brain stem, making them an integral part of the nervous system.


A joint injury is one of the most painful injuries that anyone can sustain, and it often limits or even prevents the use of the affected limb. Fortunately, the correct medical treatment along with physical therapy can greatly help in a patient's recovery.


Recent medical studies have shown that chiropractic care continues to be a safer treatment option than drug care. No one wants to rely on painkillers or other pills to deal with chronic discomfort. Choose a safe and simple alternative.


When you think of accident injuries, it’s easy to concentrate on auto accidents, but injuries can come from all kind of accidents, including cycling, boating, or even pedestrian accidents. Whatever the cause, an accident injury specialist can help you heal.


Your first visit to the chiropractor will involve an extensive examination and the gathering of your medical history. This will enable your chiropractor to establish the cause of any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing and recommend the most effective method of treating your particular condition.


How do I know if I should see a chiropractor or an orthopedic doctor following my car accident? If you have any broken bones, you should see an orthopedist. For many other injuries, a chiropractor is capable of relieving pain and restoring function without surgery or drugs.


The goal for any chiropractic patient is always to get your body to the point where it can hold its alignment with only maintenance visits. Whether your body’s maintenance requirement is once a week or once a month is something we’ll likely have to learn together.


If you’ve been treating your pain and stiffness after a fender bender with OTC pain relievers, you may simply be masking the true problem. Since whiplash and spinal misalignment can occur during low-speed impacts, you may have a skeletal issue in need of treatment.


Once you have received a chiropractic adjustment, your body will immediately feel less tense, and this message of relaxation will also go straight to the brain and increase overall wellness.


Whiplash is a treatable injury that occurs most frequently in what type of automobile accident? If you guessed that whiplash occurs most often in rear-end collisions (at about 20 percent of the time), you're right.


Chiropractic care is a holistic, or "total person" approach to healing. Non-holistic doctors will focus specifically on treating disease and the affected area, which can ignore other crucial factors. Chiropractors focus on maintaining total health and treating the body as a whole.


When you have a severe accident, the road to full recovery can take a long time. Even if you’re partially recovered, it can take years to return to full functionality. Accident specialists know this, and will be with you every step of the way.


Many people who suffer from neck or back pain believe that their condition is caused by a birth defect or is hereditary, but this is rarely the case. In fact, most cases of back pain are mechanical, and are thus treatable by a chiropractor.


Neck and back injuries are very common in car accidents. A severe injury can even cause paralysis or loss of function in one or more portions of the body. Seeking medical help immediately will help you identify those problems quickly.


The ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, mentioned chiropractic care in his writings. He urged his readers to gain knowledge of the spine and mentioned its importance.


Did you know that physical therapy greatly helps the recovery of injured soldiers? More often than not, PT helps our wounded warriors regain basic abilities such as standing or walking thus allowing them to lead more independent lives.


Daily stress cause your spine’s complex parts, like intervertebral discs, ligaments, tendons and the bone itself, to begin to deteriorate. These stresses cause the spinal vertebrae to shift from their proper places and become misaligned, causing a host of problems.


While it can feel strange to have your employer send you to an injury clinic after a minor accident at work, try not to downplay the extent of your injuries. It’s in your best interest and that of your employer for you to get back to normal as quickly as possible.


While you may have been able to spend a full day seated without issue when you were younger, you may discover that sitting for prolonged periods can leave you stiff and sore as you get older. If your body could use a tune-up, we may be able to help.


Do you know physical therapy actually reduces treatment costs for patients? According to a study carried out by the journal Health Services, using physical therapy as a first treatment option resulted in 72% fewer costs, within the first year.


Chiropractic care does not rely solely on spinal manipulation to achieve the desired results. Soft-tissue massage, soft-tissue mobilization, strength training, and even nutritional programs can be used as part of a comprehensive care program.


Did you know that you’re more likely to receive whiplash in a low speed collision? Above a certain speed, the car crumples to absorb the impact, but at low speeds the car isn’t damaged, and the force is transferred directly to the occupants of the car.


Chiropractors don't use a one-size-fits-all approach to care, because what works for one patient may not work as well for another. Instead, it's common to customize the chiropractic treatment plan for each patient.





2061 W Avenue K
Lancaster, CA

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3pm - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 12pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
3pm - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm
3pm - 7pm
Friday 9am - 12pm

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