Your Body is Your Most Valuable Asset
"You have to place your health at the top of your consciousness. It is much easier to prevent a disease, than try to cure it. Your body is your most valuable asset.
When I come in for chiropractic care, it keeps me whole and in total alignment. I had blockages in my head and my body that were not getting enough blood flowing to them. With chiropractic care, I know every organ is getting a constant flow of energy all the time."
Diane invites anyone who is interested in coming to see Dr. Lucia to call her for her recommendation or to ask any questions at (650) 947-2955.
Regular Care Keeps You Healthy Over Time
Martin came in for chiropractic care when low back pain and neck pain were hindering his life. At the first onset of his chiropractic care program, he came in frequently until the back pain and neck pain had subsided. And then, he decided to stop coming in for chiropractic care.
However, while he was away, and continued in his job, he started developing acute pain and numbness in his hands.
Even though the chiropractic care he had gotten from us did work for him in the past, he decided to try traditional medicine, hoping to find a more permanent solution to his back and neck pain. He tried many different things to resolve this, including going to an Osteopath.
After being away from our office for a number of years, Martin returned to Dr. Lucia with acute pain and numbness in his hands.
"So far, of all the things I've tried, Chiropractic care was the best," he says. "Chiropractic is alleviating these symptoms. So much so that I feel like going back to my running routine again."
He felt very fortunate to have the option to choose alternative care. Martin actually researched and tried out other therapies before coming back to our office, which means he is much more aware now than he was before of the benefits of chiropractic care.
"I chose the alternative method because I had the opportunity to make that choice."
Chiropractic Care is often coined an "alternative" health care option because it is a new field of healthcare.
Chiropractors distinguish ourselves from Medical Doctors because we do not prescribe medications nor recommend surgery. It is most definitely a different philosophy to making someone well than "traditional medicine."
Although it can be more time consuming to use the chiropractic approach, we believe it is much more life-affirming to align the spine, heal the muscles around the nerve that is hurting and teach proper posture. And this is why you would never hear a chiropractor recommend surgically cutting a nerve off to eliminate pain.
"So I think Chiropractic care is generally the better choice if your physical condition warrants it. I think most people should choose this route first, because it's a natural alternative that doesn't use drugs or surgery. So, why wouldn't someone choose that route? If you have two choices, wouldn't everyone want to choose the one that is less likely to use drugs or surgery?"
Thank you Martin, we tend to agree.
A Healthy Lifestyle Keeps You Young
A California native, Ron was born in Napa on March 7, 1931. He moved to Campbell in 1945 and has enjoyed living in the Bay Area ever since. His home is now in the City of San Jose. His favorite activity is hiking and his favorite spots for hiking are Rancho San Antonio County Park, Edgewood Park and Natural Reserve in San Mateo County, and Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve. As an aside, he mentioned he also spent some time in the Navy from 1955 through 1958 during the Korean War but, thankfully, he did not see any action while he was there. He is a retired mechanical engineer.
Throughout all of his bumps, scrapes and bruises, Ron's healthy 79 year old 6 foot 1 inch tall body has fared well due in part to Rona's efforts to take care of it with the support of chiropractic care as well as frequent exercise. "Whenever my body is in trouble, chiropractic helps me get out of it. Then I get back to my normal life again," he said.
About a year ago, Ron found Dr. Lucia and he is very happy with her work. "I sidetracked into Dr. Jamie's office, which turned out to be good because she made my shoulder well and I wasn't getting very far with other practioners. When I had my back injury, I called her right away. It was off-hours, but she had been monitoring her phone. She's a very caring person. I know she goes to people's houses if they're in dire need," he said.
Ron recommends Dr. Lucia to everyone, especially seniors. "There's nothing to fear. You're in safe hands. It really does work. Some problems are more difficult than others to fix, but it does work. If you ever really do have a problem that requires an MD, she will refer you or suggest that you go to an MD," said Ron.
Dr. Lucia has over 20 years of experience providing chiropractic care in Los Altos. She specializes in working with seniors and people with sports injuries. "You usually get more attention from a chiropractor than a doctor. A doctor gives fifteen minutes. Here you get about an hour. And it's more personalized," he says of visiting Dr. Jamie's office.