About Dr. Jose Guevara

Dr. Jose Guevara, DC is board-certified in chiropractic medicine, therapeutic modalities and physiotherapy. He is passionate about health and well-being. Dr. Guevara helps people attain and maintain their optimal physical condition. He continues to keep up with the ever-changing world of medicine, using his knowledge and skills to help people in pain.

Some Ways and Techniques to Relieve Neck Pain

Neck pain is a very common problem, as eight of ten Americans will complain of neck or back pain at some point in their lives. The causes of neck pain vary from muscle strain stemming from overuse to degenerative neurological conditions. For the most part, general neck pain is not a sign of a serious problem and will go away on its own. Several types of home care can help sufferers get neck pain relief. Stretching exercises. Moving the neck from side to side and holding it in position for around (read more...)

What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

Diagnosing a spine-related health problem can be tricky. An injury to your ankle typically results in proximate side effects. This includes pain, swelling, and throbbing in and around the area of the injury. The same isn’t always true for a spine problem; damage around your vertebrae may show up in a completely different area of your body. Cervical radiculopathy is an example of this phenomenon.  This is a spine condition where spine damage manifests as sensations in your extremities. (read more...)

Pinched Nerve Pinching You? Learn Symptoms and Treatment Options

Recent years have seen pain in the hands and fingers, as well as shooting pains down the arm, increasingly associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s true that the condition – often a side effect of long-term desk jobs – is in fact a top cause of those symptoms. But spinal problems are another surprising and often overlooked cause, particularly pinched nerves. Cervical radiculopathy is a condition that occurs when nerves in the neck are compressed or “pinched” and typically originates (read more...)

Prolonged Back Pain? Your Feet May Be The Cause

With the majority of adults experiencing spinal discomfort at some point, it probably comes as no surprise that many of us are investing in things to bring back pain relief. Custom pillows, elaborate mattresses - just about anything is fair game when back pain has you down. But have you ever considered you might be standing on the cause of your back pain? It's true - improper foot postures can create a domino effect that ends in back problems. Walking the wrong way can, over time, lead to conditions (read more...)

Upper Crossed Syndrome and Upper Back Pain Relief

Between iPads, smart phones, e-readers and all of the many technological toys that have risen in popularity in recent years, there are more ways than ever to entertain oneself. Unfortunately, it also means a significant increase in ways to injure your neck and upper back through repeatedly looking down. This repetitive motion can contribute to a condition called “Upper Crossed Syndrome,” and as consumer technology advances, chiropractors are bracing for more adults and teens with upper crossed (read more...)

Lower Crossed Syndrome: The Office Worker’s Worst Enemy

If you’ve ever suspected that sitting at your desk all day was contributing to back pain, you’re definitely on to something. The condition is called “Lower Crossed Syndrome” or “Crossed Pelvic Syndrome.” Simply put, it’s a pelvic tilting that often occurs in office workers. The condition, resulting largely from a combination of tight muscles and weak core strength, can cause low back pain and in some cases, even spine and pelvic degeneration. The good news is that this is a fairly (read more...)

Ultrasound Therapy for Back Pain – Is It Right For You?

Most people affiliate ultrasound therapy with pregnancy - and indeed ultrasound is a mainstay of prenatal care. But many patients are beginning to explore the role ultrasound therapy for back pain can play in providing non-invasive back pain relief. The same high-frequency sound waves used to examine a fetus in utero can work to stimulate blood vessels and improve circulation. It may seem like a quirky method to those so used to hearing surgery offered as the only solution to back pain. But for (read more...)

What is the Best Sleeping Position for Back Pain Relief?

A good night's rest - it's supposed to make you feel relaxed and invigorated. Then why do so many people awaken with a stiff neck, strained back or even agitation to existing problems, like a collapsed disc? The fact is, we often don't choose the best sleeping positions for lower back pain and other aches. Do you know which is the best sleeping position for neck pain? If you don't, you're not alone! When we're sleeping, we all contort our bodies. But the wrong position can place added strain on (read more...)

Can Inversion Therapy Soothe Your Back Pain?

Most back pain patients aren’t head over heels about their condition: Agonizing pain that intensifies with each movement can be completely debilitating, especially when the problem involves a herniated disc. But what if getting “head over heels” – literally – could actually provide some relief? Inversion therapy – physically flipping a patient upside down – is said to work by taking gravitational pressure off the nerve roots and discs in a patient’s spine. It’s a less orthodox (read more...)

Low Back Pain: Could Your Kidney Be The Cause?

Your low back pain has returned – a sharp pinch that sticks around for hours. Worse yet, you’re visiting the bathroom more often and it’s painful.  What’s going on? Many might link these symptoms to aging or a back problem. In reality, they usually point to a serious kidney condition that needs treatment. Kidney stones and even kidney infections often mimic the symptoms of benign low back pain. Though they share the same symptom profile, each condition has vastly different implications. (read more...)