health and spine
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Providing the Roseville, Granite Bay, and surrounding communities 17 years of personalized and compassionate functional and rehabilitative chiropractic care proven to treat the root cause of your health issues.
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Optimal health is founded on principles of balance within the body, starting with great posture, alignment, and Lifestyle Medicine. We take an inside-out approach to rebuilding health by addressing the root cause of disease.
The human body is perfect by design, and chiropractic care supports each person in withstanding the forces of daily living and maintaining an ideal shape in the spine. As a result, strength and mobility are optimized, helping to improve your function throughout the day.
Chiropractic care can help with more than just pain management, range of motion, injury recovery, and flexibility. When chiropractic adjustments are paired with good health practices, it can help with improving neurological health, immune function, disease prevention, and more. The alignment of the spine is truly the foundation of a thriving lifestyle.
We offer a full-service approach by teaching patients about the best chiropractic lifestyle. As you see how the seemingly small decisions you make throughout the day impact your overall health, then these treatments and habit changes can have a positive impact on your vitality. You can move from pain and disease management to a proactive, conscious effort that minimizes the risk of health problems in the future.
This concierge treatment approach gives you access to a team of wellness experts, combining top-notch structural care with lifestyle, diet, and nutraceutical support. Ultimately, our goal is to help you feel great so you can enjoy the best life has to offer.
Changing Posture One Spine at a Time
Understanding 21st Century Chiropractic Care
Modern chiropractic care supports the natural healing processes in the body, helping you overcome chronic pain and avoid a lifestyle of recurring health problems. Misalignment in the spine can have a domino effect on many other aspects of health and wellness.
Our digital lifestyle is an epidemic, with many people experiencing chronic issues due to repetitive forces, injury, and poor posture – leading to misalignment and malformation. “Digital dementia” happens due to poor posture, sedentary lifestyles, and over-using technology. Doctors are seeing many cases of “text-neck syndrome” and “sitting diseases,” which are foundational factors that contribute to a variety of ongoing health issues.
Here’s how our services address the needs:
Your overall health depends on the structure of your body, including a highly functioning nervous system and alignment in the spinal column. Dr. Todd uses the 5 Pillars of vertebral subluxation complex to provide each patient with a personalized experience. These pillars provide a clear path to support your spine’s health through accurate diagnosis, adjustments, and lifestyle modifications.
Each patient is unique, which why there isn’t a cookie-cutter treatment approach for every person. Dr. Todd takes the time to understand your goals and lifestyle factors to ensure the treatments support current needs and long-term results. Our focus is on helping you feel the best, which includes a personalized treatment plan for correcting structural derangements and integrating Lifestyle Medicine.
Ultimately, the goal is to improve your comfort, strength, and function throughout the day. Our approach is to help with a whole-body approach, including therapeutic exercises that can be implemented at home. In-office chiropractic adjustments, personalized therapeutic stretches, condition-specific spinal traction, combined with home fitness and lifestyle modifications, can have a dramatic impact on improving how you feel and move each day.
The Posture Health Connection
While chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the neuromuscularskeletal system, it can have a far-reaching effect on all parts of the body. Manipulation of the spine and manual adjustments help to improve overall balance and flow.
The goal is to improve functionality and reduce pain, helping patients optimize all aspects of their health. These services go far beyond spinal adjustments. We’ve found that in-office chiropractic treatments offer the best results when patients also learn about Lifestyle Medicine.
The delicate relationship between the spine and the nervous system is key to health and wellness. Our approach is focused on the following beliefs:
- The nervous system is affected by both biomechanical and structural derangement of the spine
- Chiropractic adjustments help by restoring the spinal structural integrity and reduces the pressure placed on the neurological tissue. By supporting the care of the nervous system and spine, the result is an overall improvement in individual health.
These chiropractic adjustments help to alleviate irritation affecting the spinal nerve, which can re-establish mobility within the bones, joints, and muscles. Additionally, Dr. Todd is an extremity specialist, which means he works with more than the spine: jaw (TMJ), shoulder, elbow, hand, hips, knee, and ankle ailments. These extremity adjustments can enhance and stabilize spinal adjustments for optimal results.
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"90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine."
- Dr. Roger Sperry
5 Components of Vertebral Subluxation (Misalignment)
Why is chiropractic care so valuable? This specialized approach is a critical part of alternative health care because of the widespread effects on the body. Maintaining structural alignment supports natural healing processes, helping people recover from disease, and optimize lifelong health. These adjustments offer the critical piece needed to bridge Lifestyle Medicine factors with the vibrant results you want to experience in the body.
Subluxation is a chiropractic term referring to the misalignment or abnormal separation of the spinal joints or vertebrae. This occurrence frequently happens in the spine and can be seen in abnormal posture (and inculcation of groups of spinal subluxations). When misalignment occurs, it has an impact on the nerve communication that happens between the body and the brain. This separation or misalignment can affect people of all ages, often caused by sleeping position, trauma, stress, or toxic load in the body.
When symptoms are present, it means there has already been tissue damage and abnormal function. Don’t wait for the signs before determining the health of your body! Instead of relying on symptoms to determine a person’s health, the chiropractic approach brings the vertebrae and supporting muscles back into balance, helping to restore the body and prevent degeneration that can lead to symptoms in the future.
Chiropractic care focuses on supporting all 5 components of vertebral misalignment to not only improve function but also optimize all tissues and bones:
A healthy spine structure allows the bones to move while also protecting the sensitive nerve roots and spinal column. When stress affects one or more of the vertebrae, they can become “fixated” or “stuck” – often resulting in a domino effect of hypermobility in other joints to compensate for the injured vertebra.
When this happens, motion becomes limited in the spine. For example, people find it hard to bend or turn because the essential spinal curves are compromised.
Dr. Todd identifies this aspect of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex through multiple evaluations, including an assessment of your posture and gait, analyzing x-ray images, and other orthopedic tests to see the function of the body.
When you are experiencing a pinched nerve or irritation in the nerves, then it’s often an indication that the bones in the spine aren’t moving properly. This pinch causes irritation in the delicate nerve tissue, leading to a variety of symptoms.
The truth is that it’s quite rare for a person to have a pinched nerve. Some chiropractic experts suggest that direct bone pressure on nerve tissue only accounts for approximately 10% - 15% of all spinal-related problems.
Most often, the improper functioning of nearby spinal structures causes nerve irritation. Even if the bone isn’t placing direct pressure on the nerve, it’s common for the nerve tissue to be inflamed, twisted, or stretched.
When this happens, it affects nerve communication between the brain and body. As a result, the natural healing functions in the body are hindered, and nerve irritation can also contribute to a higher risk of disease and health concerns.
When a subluxation occurs, it’s essential to look at how the bones and muscles are working together. Bones are static structures – muscle movement acts on the bones to move them.
When nerve impulses are constrained by the subluxation complex, then it can cause the muscles to weaken and atrophy. On the other hand, overstimulation of the nerve impulses results in muscle spasms and tightness.
Both constrained and over-stimulated nerves can cause a change in muscle elasticity. As a result, multiple chiropractic adjustments are necessary to cause long-lasting changes in the spine. The ideal treatment period also depends on the age of the injury. Recent spinal problems can often be rehabilitated more quickly compared to chronic spinal issues.
Vertebral subluxation also affects connective tissues, including the ligaments and discs. Even though the term “slipped disc” is often used, technically, it isn’t possible for an intervertebral disc to “slip.” But injury can happen when a disc bulges, tears, herniates, or degenerates.
Local injury in the spine often involves ligaments and other connective tissues as well. For example, when the skin feels hot and tender to the touch, it results from an accumulation of lymph and blood, causing swelling and edema in the area.
Healing soft tissue can take longer compared to other rehabilitation efforts. The ligaments and discs have a low blood supply, which is why it takes the body longer to repair these parts of the body.
The fifth component of misalignment is related to the way the body stabilizes a joint after injury. When trauma or malfunction occurs, one of the natural responses is deposit calcium in the joint – similar to what happens when a broken bone is mended.
The calcium buildup is slow, but it accumulates over time – resulting in abnormal growths and spurs in the bone. If you’ve heard someone talk about arthritis in a joint that was injured many years ago, then it is likely caused by the calcium buildup. Eventually, adjacent bones are “splinted,” which hinders the function of a joint that was once mobile.
This calcium stabilization happens in phases:
- Phase 1: Reduced range of motion and the loss of the spinal curve.
- Phase 2: Bone spurs start to form, and disc narrowing and lipping occurs.
- Phase 3: Eventually, the bone fuses and causes complete joint immobilization.
Chiropractic care can help to slow – or even stop – the degenerative process. For best results, treatment needs to begin in the earlier phases. Regular treatment can help to improve flexibility and strength, which minimizes the buildup of calcium in the joints.
Why to see Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd W. Bunning, DC, PC wants to help his patients feel the best, which is why he is proactive about ongoing training and education. He offers a hands-on, personalized approach for every patient – starting with a thorough examination and diagnosis. A customized treatment plan is then designed for each person, encompassing structural treatments, rehabilitation, therapeutic exercises, and Lifestyle Medicine counseling.
Through this holistic and functional process, Dr. Todd helps by restoring the mobility in the joint. When the area is damaged by repetitive stresses or trauma, it results in pain that can disrupt all aspects of life. Medication only addresses the pain symptoms, while a chiropractic approach gets to the root issues, helping tissues to heal, so the tightness and pain naturally fade away.
Chiropractic care can be a standalone treatment, but it is often most effective when used in conjunction with other treatments – including nutritional therapy and functional medicine. Dr. Todd offers a full-service approach in his office, giving patients access to all the resources, treatments, and information needed to live a healthy, thriving lifestyle.
Not only is Dr. Todd a practicing chiropractor in Roseville, but he’s actively pursuing multiple postgraduate diplomate and fellowships in chiropractic clinical neurology, integrative & functional medicine, clinical nutrition, and advanced autoimmune and endocrine subspecialties.
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What people report experiencing in the first six months
3x Increased Energy
Energy is essential to make your body function properly. Your spinal cord is connected to the brain and every other part of your body. To prevent energy waste, your body must be properly aligned.
People see a direct increase of brain and body performance with more energy and wellbeing throughout the day, resulting in more accomplished with less stress.
4x Increased happiness
Regular chiropractic adjustments could help you feel happier.
30% increase brain focus
Advance bio-feedback shows us an increase in focus and resiliency, resulting in a better life experience being present and engaged where you are.
Improve Immune System
Your spinal cord is connected to the brain and every other part of your body. By properly aligning your spine, it can have positive effects on the function of the rest of your body, including your immune system.
Most of sleep problems are caused by stress, chronic pain, or lifestyle choices. Chiropractic adjustment can help by enhancing your nervous system's blood flow which could lead to a better night's sleep.
Increase Joint Flexibility
Joint flexibility helps perform daily activities easier. Lack of flexibility could contribute to back pain and also make the joints more susceptible to trauma. Chiropractic adjustments help improve range of motion and flexibility.
Spinal Manipulative Therapy has been proven to relieve low-back pain through restoring the health of your muscles and joints. Chiropractors can help you determine the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan.
Prolonged sitting in a poor position leads to poor posture. Spinal Manipulative Therapy can help correct your posture and eliminates future possible health issues.
Reduce need for medications
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, mainly hands-on way to normalize a person's posture and spinal alignment. The American College of Physicians guidelines recommend chiropractic as a first option for acute or low back pain.
Chiropractic Benefits During & After Pregnancy
The added weight of carrying a baby all day takes an undeniable toll on the spine. Gentle spinal manipulations during pregnancy can reduce back pain by alleviating the pressure that contributes to the pain response in the back and extremities. Chiropractic care is a preferred method for pain relief, especially since women don’t want to take medications that could affect their babies.
Regular chiropractic services during pregnancy can support the body while it’s changing to accommodate the growing baby. Muscles loosen up as the body prepares for birth, which can place uncomfortable pressure on the lower back.
Additionally, the center of gravity shifts, and increased body weight strains the ligaments and muscles. Chiropractic adjustments help to maintain alignment, so the muscles can do their job in supporting the belly and lower back.
Pregnant women also find immune benefits from chiropractic care. Supporting optimal immune function is an essential step to protecting both the baby and mother.
After birth, new mothers face a host of physical challenges, which is why it’s critical to re-establish a healthy posture. Chiropractic adjustments can help with pelvic pain, promote faster healing, minimize postpartum depression, and restore the body's normal biomechanics.
Personalized Chiropractic Treatment for Children
People of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care – including children. Since children have active, physical lifestyles, it’s common for them to experience injuries and falls regularly. Whether the child falls on the playground or is injured while participating in sports, these injuries can lead to soreness, discomfort, pain, and stiffness.
Children respond well to chiropractic care because these adjustments work in alignment with the natural healing functions within the body. The manipulations are very gentle and always adapted to the needs of each patient. As a highly-skilled chiropractor, Dr. Todd can help children maintain optimal health in the early stages of life, helping to reduce the long-term chronic issues that can develop in adulthood.
Chiropractic care in childhood supports positive growth and optimal development. At the same time, children often benefit from the immune-boosting benefits of chiropractic adjustments, which positively impact overall health and wellness. Dr. Todd combines chiropractic treatments with a personalized Lifestyle Medicine approach to support each child's unique needs.
Chiropractic Care and Athletic Performance
When your body is in alignment, it’s no surprise that you can perform better on the sports field. Athletes of all ages can benefit from chiropractic adjustments to find relief from many different musculoskeletal issues. These treatments are helpful for athletes both before and after they participate in their events.
Chiropractic care for athletes can fall into two categories:
- Injury and Recovery: Whether the muscles are overworked or an acute injury happens, chiropractic care can promote proper alignment. This approach speeds up the healing time and restores function more quickly, helping you get back on the field with minimal delay. Chiropractic services are often a non-invasive option for athletes who want to avoid surgery and medication use.
- Improve Performance: Regular chiropractic adjustments can improve physical performance. Every training session puts a strain on the body and joints. Chiropractic care helps by addressing alignment issues that might be inhibiting athletic performance. The goal is to promote an optimal range of motion and prevent injuries before they occur.
Not only do professional athletes benefit from chiropractic services, but these adjustments are also helpful for student-athletes, novices, and weekend warriors. It doesn’t matter if you are training multiple times a week or joining a pickup game here and there – talk to our team to learn how to prevent injury and optimize performance.
Chiropractic Benefits During & After Pregnancy
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Beware the Dangers of "Text Neck"
"Text neck" is a new term to describe repeated stress injury and pain in the neck resulting from excessive use of hand held devices over a sustained period of time. There is increasing concern with children especially, given their greater propensity to mobile phone usage.
Rehabilitation is found to be very effective in treating the stress injury resulting from Text Neck. Rehabilitation can be designed as a 2-4 week program starting with soft tissue mobilization, Grade 1 and 2 joint mobilization, active and passive stretches of tight muscles and progressing to muscle strengthening, posture retraining and home exercise program. 2
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Degenerative Disc Disease
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Absolutely! It’s widely known in the holistic health industry that chiropractic spinal adjustments are among the safest therapies for patients looking for a non-invasive, drug-free solution. Our chiropractic services can be helpful for a variety of ailments, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint discomfort, mobility issues, optimal wellness and more.
Most people notice immediate relief after their initial appointment with Dr. Todd. But it’s important to note that the benefits of chiropractic care are most noticeable over time. Sometimes, patients experience temporary stiffness, pain, or slight swelling after an adjustment – these minimal side-effects go away within a few days.
No, you don’t need a referral from a Primary Care Physician before visiting with Dr. Todd. Simply call our office directly if you’d like to schedule an appointment.
Keep in mind that some insurance providers have specific referral requirements. If you are using insurance benefits, contact your provider to see any referral requirements.
Yes, chiropractic adjustments are beneficial for people of all ages – including children. We offer services for infants, youth, teenagers, and beyond. Since children are physically active all day and have injuries and fall while playing, Dr. Todd’s care can help to alleviate symptoms. His adjustments are specific, gentle and individually catered to the needs of each child. Dr. Todd has 17 years experience working with newborns, toddlers, adolescence, and teenagers. His 3 sons have been adjusted regularly since birth.
There are undeniable benefits from both Chiropractic Care and Functional Medicine in optimizing a well-balanced health approach. While patients can experience positive results from individual treatment plans, we often recommend a multi-faceted approach to optimize your wellness. Functional Medicine and Chiropractic Care go hand-in-hand, and we encourage patients to utilize both modalities in their wellness plan.
In 2003, Dr. Todd completed all educational requirements to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and since, has 17 years of experience in private practice. This rigorous training requires years of professional study, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions – affecting the joints, muscles, and ligaments in the spine and extremities. Additionally, ongoing training and education helps Dr. Todd stay up-to-date on the newest techniques in the industry.
One chiropractic appointment is helpful, but the most noticeable benefits are available through a series of adjustments. Dr. Todd believes each patient is unique, which is why the timeline and number of adjustments varies based on your unique needs. Rest assured that we are proactive about providing results as quickly as possible. Many patients experience relief, then choose to continue with maintenance chiropractic adjustments to optimize spinal alignment and overall nervous system health going forward.
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Infrared saunas help with:
- Stress and fatigue
- Muscle aches, arthritis, and joint relief
- Weight loss and calorie burning
- Increased metabolism
- Immune system support
- Skin conditions
- Heart health
- Appearance of cellulite
- Diabetes support 4
Massage is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions. Many ancient peoples – including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians – were convinced of the therapeutic properties of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments. Massage therapy is the practice of kneading or manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft-tissue in order to improve their wellbeing or health. It is a form of manual therapy that includes holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Some benefits of massage therapy include:
- reduced muscle tension
- improved circulation
- stimulation of the lymphatic system
- reduction of stress hormones
- increased joint mobility and flexibility
- improved skin tone
- improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- heightened mental alertness
- reduced anxiety and depression 5
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We'll help explain the three different phases or degrees of pronation, examine you to see if your feet are pronated, and then recommend treatment to help treat the pronation and eliminate the pain.
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- Palmer DD, "The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic," Portland, Oreg.; Portland Printing House; 1910.