Chiropractic Specialist

Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy -  - Chiropractor

Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy

Chiropractors & Massage Therapists located in Danville, CA

Whether it’s sharp lower back pain or neck pain, a bulging disc or a back injury from a traffic collision, or a sports- or work-related injury, make an appointment with Dr. Max Lippman at Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy. He provides the most comprehensive and integrative care to re-establish normal spine mobility for residents in the Danville, California, area.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a nonsurgical, drug-free, natural form of health care. It addresses your injury and pain with spinal adjustment to correct misalignments affecting the proper function of your nervous system.

Chiropractic care treatments can help you with athletic injuries, joint damage, muscle and tendon strains, and ligament sprains. You can get relief from neck and back injuries, such as whiplash, herniated discs from auto accidents, and simple but painful conditions brought on by bad posture or incorrect lifting techniques. Modern chiropractic can also help with headaches, migraines, and prenatal care.

How is this pain diagnosed?

Regardless of the initial cause of your pain — an injury from a car accident, a sports injury, poor posture, or repetitive stress — Dr. Lippman and his staff will perform a full evaluation before recommending treatment. The evaluation may include any of the following:

  • Visual exam
  • Physical exam including palpation and tests to determine your range of motion
  • Measurement of your limbs
  • Imaging tests such as X-rays or MRIs

What is Dr. Lippman’s wellness approach?

Dr. Lippman specializes in myofascial release and the Graston Technique® to release muscle spasms and get the affected joints moving again. He incorporates muscle work into many of his treatment plans because doing so helps you recover more quickly and feel better longer.

Your lifestyle is a topic that Dr. Lippman also focuses on because exercise, your attitude, and proper nutrition help your body heal and remain healthy.

Drugs and meditation are not part of Dr. Lippman’s treatment plans. Instead, he uses specialized massage and myofascial release to free the connective tissues and muscles. Then, he prescribes exercises to restore proper motion. As your normal movement is restored, your entire body functions better and feels better.

What is myofascial release?

It’s a form of physical therapy used to treat chronic pain you may have as a result of tightness in your connective tissues and muscles. This tightness pulls your body out of alignment. Using the myofascial release, Dr. Lippman applies gentle but sustained pressure on the area or areas that are restricted. Gradually, the tightness releases.

What is the Graston Technique?

It’s a form of physical therapy that uses a stainless steel instrument to break up scar tissue. Dr. Lippman selects the instrument designed for the specific area of your body with the scar tissue. He then rubs the instrument back and forth along your skin, eventually releasing the scar tissue. It’s also known as soft tissue instrument-assistant mobilization.