Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"The Doctors" Discuss Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy: Your Non-Invasive Treatment for Back Pain

“The Doctors" is one of the most popular television shows these days. Recently, The Doctors featured a riveting segment about back pains and the non-invasive procedures that can relieve them. Back pain is very common and greatly effects the way we go about our daily life.
There are different causes of back pain. For younger adults, a herniated disc is a common source of pain and for older people the condition may be a facet joint osteoarthritis. Whatever the cause is or the condition that is causing the pain, most people avoid invasive surgical procedures unless advised by the doctor. It’s a good thing that there are non-invasive procedures that help relieve back pain. Two of these procedures, cold laser therapy and non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, were demonstrated in “The Doctors.”

Cold laser therapy is very popular because it is non-invasive and has virtually no side effects. It is one of the latest technologies available and can address a number of different conditions. Another non-invasive procedure shown in one of the episodes in “The Doctor” is the non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. This is a gentle and non-invasive treatment that utilizes a decompression table.

For those who suffer back pain, non-invasive procedures like cold laser therapy and non-surgical spinal decompression therapy may be the better choices. There are Newport Beach chiropractors who offer these alternative treatments to back pain. As illustrated in “The Doctors,” these therapies are painless and effective. For more information about non-invasive treatment for back pain, please contact us.

Dr. Oz Demonstrates How Chiropractic Can Be an Alternative Remedy for Pain

If you don’t believe in taking pain killers, an alternative way of warding away those debilitating aches and pains has just been illustrated by one of the most trusted names in health - Dr. Oz.

In his show, Dr. Oz illustrated how misalignment of the spine results to pain. He said that like 80% of the population, most of us suffer back problems. Most of us also turn to painkillers to ease our discomfort. According to Dr. Oz, medication only serves to mask the pain but does not treat the underlying cause of pain. If the source of your back pain is a misaligned spine, postural alignment may be the necessary to solve your back pains.

According to the article, How to Align Your Spine, postural alignment can be attained in different ways. It can be through yoga, massage therapy, or chiropractic. It was chiropractic that Dr. Oz demonstrated in his show. He illustrated an exercise meant to help in re-aligning the spine and the person who did the exercise said she immediately felt better.

From that segment in “The Dr. Oz Show,” those who are quite in the dark about chiropractic and its benefits are informed how an alternative remedy to back problems can be very beneficial. With no less than Dr. Oz explaining about chiropractic, this drug-free remedy to back problems can be more appreciated.

There are also other forms of postural alignment as mentioned above. It is best to try them with the help of a skilled professional. The Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center offers chiropractic services in Orange County. If you have not tried an alternative to painkillers in solving your back problems, it’s time to try it now. For more information about chiropractic and alternative remedies for your back pain, Contact us at:

WestCliff Medical
2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 107 Newport Beach, California 92660
Office: 949-650-1228 Fax: 949-650-1088
Gateway Rehab and Wellness
24002 Via Fabricante Ste. 501 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 454-8811

Thursday, June 14, 2012

How Chiropractic Therapy Helps Dr. Phil - "Help the body to release its own innate power to heal itself."

Doctors are the ones who take care of patients, but who takes care of them? In one recent episode of the Dr. Phil Show, Dr. Phil shared that it’s one of the questions people ask him all the time.

Dr. Phil is famous for his success in helping people live better lives and those he helps have usually hit rock-bottom. You can imagine the energy it requires for him to do all that he does. It must surely have a physical effect on him, but Dr. Phil said that he has been going to his chiropractor regularly for many years.

Dr. Phil introduces Dr. Patrick DeFazio, who he sees now for chiropractic  care. 

Dr. DeFazio says, “From a chiropractic perspective, we look at the body as a whole, and we work to allow the body to restore itself to normal function. So, what we do is help the body to release its own innate power to heal itself.” 

The chiropractic doctors in that particular show said that they see the people as “well” rather than sick and they work on patients to restore them to that state of wellness. They also believe that the body has a natural ability to heal.

Chiropractic care is based on holism, which means that health is affected by everything in a person’s environment. That makes sense and can be illustrated by how people get headaches after a bad day at work. For those who don’t believe in always depending on pain relievers, chiropractic therapy may be the answer in combating myriad pains and fatigue. The Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center offers chiropractic services in Mission Viejo for those would like to choose an alternative to drugs and pain relievers.

This is the place for those who want to enhance their quality of life and for those who want to prevent the risk illness rather than to treat it. From its massages to Pilates, chiropractic to acupuncture, you have a great number of services to choose from that will help you achieve a more enhanced lifestyle.

This particular episode of the Dr. Phil Show is helpful in shedding light to the benefits of chiropractic medicine and the importance of a holistic approach to good health. If it helps the man who helps people, it must be effective. For more details about our chiropractic services and practices, contact us.

Monday, April 30, 2012

We Make Pain S-C-A-M-P Away!

All the services we offer at Gateway Rehab & West Cliff Medical Center's newest chiropractic facilities are aimed at enhancing the well-being of our clients! We really want pain to go away, and the sooner the better! That's why we've thought of a fun way to let you know just what those services are:

S is for Spinal Decompression

Orange County Spinal Decompression
are for patients who need to be treated from their sciatica or failed back surgery. We give clients consultations in our medical center but refer them to our Mission Viejo office for the actual procedure, which are focused on the backbone's lumbar discs to relieve nerve compression.

C is for Chiropractic Treatment and Cold Laser Therapy

West Cliff Medical Center have helpful Newport Beach chiropractic treatment that offer relief from neck and back pains as well as improves your body's flexibility and control. Fairly new in the medical scene, Cold Laser or Soft Laser Therapy is becoming more popular because it is non-invasive and specifically targets problem areas of the body through very precise temperature that does not harm the body.

A is for Acupuncture and Active Release Technique (ART) 

Acupuncture is more than 1,000 years old and has been used to treat a wide range of sickness, whether mild or major. Acupuncture treatments can control pain, circulate energy throughout the body or release body chemicals such as endorphins, depending on the patient's need. Like any medical treatment, acupuncture should only be done by specialists on your body. Our office at West Cliff Medical Center have acupuncturists who are experienced and only to willing to help. ART is a state of the art soft tissue technique that relieves pain from tendons, muscles and other parts of the body. It is one of the most popular treatments for sports injury with a 90 percent success rate.

M is for Massage Therapy

Massage helps reduce daily stress from modern living. Aside from its soothing psychological and emotional effects, a massage relaxes the muscles and softens tissues. A regular massage promotes pain relief, blood circulation and prevents injuries.

P is for Pilates

Also a popular treatment, Pilates develops core strength, flexibility and coordination without straining the muscles. It is suitable for a wide range of people at different levels of physical rehabilitation.

Our friendly and helpful medical team will help you feel better in no time! Contact our Orange County Chiropractic specialists today.

Is Cold Laser Therapy for You?

Orange County Cold Laser therapy is making waves in the chiropractic scene in recent years because of its immense advantages, as compared to the risks.  If you were advised by a medical professional like a Newport Beach chiropractor, to consider Cold Laser for your treatment, you should know whether the positives effects will outweighs the risks--no matter how small.  


Cold Laser therapy accurately targets the tissues of your body that needs relief.  The treatment involves using low-temperature laser which gives heat to stimulate healing but not to the point of pain.   It is non-surgical, therefore patients who have undergone the treatment do not need to have a prolonged recovery period.  Neither do they need any medications.  Studies so far have shown that there is no serious side effects to properly-applied cold laser therapy.   


Of course, there are two sides to a coin.  Cold laser therapy will take several treatments, from 8 to 30 sessions.  You also have to check with your medical insurance if they will cover this treatment because Medicare and Medicaid do not.  The treatment should not be given to pregnant women.  Nor should the laser be used directly on the eyes, thyroid, cancerous-looking lesions or carcinoma.  

Knowing what treatment is right for you is of primary importance to us.  Contact us for a consultation and we can help you decide.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Patient Appreciation Special: Massage & Adjustment Just $65

Every day is client appreciation day at Gateway Rehab & Westcliff Medical Centers. But this month, we are offering another token of our appreciation with a $65 special for a massage and adjustment*. Current patients can book their massage appointment & adjustment at our Mission Viejo or Newport Beach locations and start feeling relief and relaxation.

Spring cleaning have you feeling twisted up? Let us help you improve flexibility & health with lessened anxiety and pain relief.

This is the perfect opportunity to visit us if you haven't been to our new location in Newport Beach. Or perhaps, just need to get back into the swing of things, starting with a healthy lifestyle!

Book your chiropractic and massage appointment now...

WestCliff Medical
2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 107 Newport Beach, California 92660
Office: 949-650-1228 Fax: 949-650-1088
Newport Beach Chiropractor & Wellness Center - westcliffmed.com

Gateway Rehab and Wellness
24002 Via Fabricante Ste. 501 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 454-8811

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Orange County Chiropractic Kindle Giveaway WINNER!

CONGRATULATIONS to Flavia Manconi for winning our Holiday Kindle Giveaway!

"Thank you for the wonderful prize! You are the best! I have never felt so good, migraine free and energetic as I do now.  All of the treatments in conjunction with Chiropractic at Westcliff Newport Beach have changed my life."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Kindle Holiday Giveaway!

The Orange County Chiropractors at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center are excited to announce our 2011 Kindle Holiday Giveaway!

From now through January 5th, 2012 you can earn tickets to be entered into our drawing for a new Kindle e-Reader! Our drawing will take place on January 6, 2012.

How can you enter? It's simple - we know you love the care you get at Gateway, so tell your friends and family and earn tickets when they come in for their FREE consultation!

Refer a new patient and you earn 10 tickets!
Become a new patient and you earn 5 tickets!
Donate a food item for our food drive and earn 1 ticket for each item!

You have the potential for several entries to win this fantastic prize! Best of all, the friends you refer have no obligation beyond coming in for their free consultation to help you earn your tickets. And when they become a new patient they earn tickets as well!

We know you have a Christmas list for your family and friends - why not give them the gift of wellness? Use your list for even more good and refer your family and friends to Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center! You can have them call us, or you can simply complete the form below for each referral! New to us? Visit our Mission Viejo Chiropractic website and schedule your appointment today!

Gateway Rehab & Wellness Center is also happy to support MADD. When you come into the office, don't forget to donate to MADD to be entered into a weekly drawing for other fantastic prizes!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Orange County Chiropractor Gives Backpack Safety Tips for Children and Teens

It’s back-to-school time again!

As parents, we imagine you are filling your shopping carts with school supplies galore. In just a matter of days, children and teenagers will be filling their backpacks with everything from paper, notebooks, pencils, and of course, those heavy school books.

While a backpack is certainly a helpful tool, there are hidden health risks associated with improper use of a backpack. Learn backpack safety tips from our Orange County Chiropractors and Newport Beach Chiropractors.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thanks for making our Newport Beach Chiropractic Office grand opening at Westcliff a Success!

Thank you so much for all those who supported us and came out to the grand opening of our Newport Beach Chiropractor Office at Westcliff Medical Center. Our grand opening was a big hit! We are so grateful.

Everyone seemed really excited about our new state-of-the-art equipment and our beautiful new building.

We hope you enjoyed Promelis deli sandwiches and pasta salad. Or, even more, the free mini massages and great raffle prizes like our soothing hot stone massage!

Newport Beach Massage Room

With this new Newport Beach chiropractic facility we have multiple rooms dedicated to soothing massages with calming smells and relaxing music.

If you visit for an injury, there personal pilates classes to help stretch and strengthen and doctors available for adjustments, evaluations and other treatments.

Here are a list of all the services provided at West Cliff Medical Center!
  • Massages: Great for relaxations, pain relief, and blood circulation.

  • Pilates: Helps gain muscles, core stability, and lose weight.

  • Chiropractic: Develop flexibility and control over your body.

  • Acupuncture: Release endorphins, control pain, and circulate the body.

  • Spinal Decompression: Relieve nerve compression.

  • Active Release Technique: Alleviate pain with tendons, muscles, and many others.

With 2 locations now up and running as your premier Orange County chiropractor facilities, Gateway Rehab Wellness Center and Westcliff Medical Center, can handle your medical issues and get your body back to full strength. Whether its a tweaked neck from a car accident or a torn muscle from a sporting event, our offices have the medical professionals to handle your needs.

Stop by for a tour or schedule an evaluation any time!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Newport Beach Chiropractor Office Location Grand Opening July 26th

Your Mission Viejo chiropractors, Dr. Rafa & Dr. Van Dusen, with Gateway Rehab &Wellness Center are excited to announce their new location in Newport Beach.

Join us for our Grand Opening of Westcliff Medical Center in Newport Beach June 26th from 11am - 2pm

Location: 2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 107 Newport Beach, CA (Next to Promelis Deli.)

Why Attend the Grand Opening With Our Newport Beach Chiropractors?

  • Meet with the doctors and ask questions.
    Have any aches, pains, weight or other health questions you've been wanting to ask about? Now is the time! Use this free opportunity for free info and free lunch!

  • Tour the office.
    Check out the state of the art technology and traditional resources being used for chiropractic work and physical therapy.

  • Free massage.
    Free mini massages available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Raffles, Giveaways & Door Prizes
    Free massage vouchers, Pilates certificates and so much more... just for stopping by.

  • Free Lunch.
    Food served by Promelis Deli.

  • Discount Evaluations.
    Sign up to receive a full evaluation at a discounted Grand Opening rate. Just schedule your appointment while having lunch on Westcliff.
  • Personal Injury Info Sign-Up.
    Interested in learning more about personal injury cases in relation to auto accidents? Sign up for a free course.

    ... and much, much more!

    With all these great prizes, free massage & lunch, and the ability to ask the doctors medical questions, what reason is there to not go?

    Stop by the new office from 11:00am - 2:00pm to show your support and get a few goodies!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Newport Beach, CA Chiropractor Offers Service That Could End Pain Permantly

Do you suffer from chronic pain?   Here are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved permanently with the help of a Newport Beach, CA Chiropractor and the use of Active Release Techniques (ART®): 
  • headaches 
  • back pain 
  • carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • shin splints 
  • shoulder pain 
  • sciatica 
  • knee problems 
  • tennis elbow
These conditions can all be alleviated if not eliminated by a Newport Beach, CA Chiropractor. They are often caused by the overuse of muscles resulting in restricted motion, reduced circulation, and altered nerve function which leads to the formation of scar tissue in the muscle. As the scar tissue builds up, it inhibits the muscles to contract normally and the muscles begin to lose their ability to function properly.  

Ideally, one would visit a Newport Beach, CA Chiropractor before scar tissue build up occurs, but it may not be to late to prevent permanent damage. The build up could lead to the recruitment of other surrounding muscles to work harder as the body compensates. Without treatment from a Newport Beach, CA Chiropractor, over time the body will no longer be able to compensate any more and pain will result.

One of the ways your  Newport Beach, CA Chiropractor can treat these problems is with an Active Release Techniques®.  ART® is a patented, soft tissue movement system that a Newport Beach, CA Chiropractor uses to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.  Active Release Techniques® works to break up the scar tissue in the muscle restoring normal function to the soft tissue. This system, along with regular adjustments by a  Newport Beach, CA Chiropractor  is one of the most effective ways to treat the cause of the injury, and consequently prevent future injuries from occurring. 

Call 949-650-1228 today or click here to book an appointment in Newport Beach, CA. Chiropractor services can end or ease your pain using new technology and time tested methods of healing-  you owe yourself a chance at a pain-free life.  

The Westcliff Medical Center can be utilized by current patients of the Gateway Rehab & Wellness Center as well as those who've yet to visit either office. 

Westcliff Medical Center

2043 W. Cliff Dr., Suite 107

Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-650-1228

Look Leaner for Summer With Just a Few Newport Beach Pilates Workouts

According to Howard Sichel, a chiropractor and president and co-owner of Power Pilates in New York City, Pilates does more than just tone and firm your core. By initiating all movements from your center, you'll improve your posture and look leaner in just a few workouts, he says.

Newport Beach Pilates is a full-body system of specific exercises that focus on the core postural muscles (abdomen and back) and help keep the body balance.  Newport Beach Pilates, a form of exercise that branched off of yoga in the early 1900's,  builds strength in your core and can help you to look great for summer!

Because of the positive effect Newport Beach Pilates can have on your spinal column, many chiropractors have begun offering classes out of their offices.  Since Newport Beach Pilates does not require heavy equipment, this trend has been catching on like wildfire!   All you need is a bottle of water, some comfy clothing, a simple yoga mat, and of course your Newport Beach Pilates class!

We all know how important it is to look our best on the beach, so book your Newport Beach Pilates class now and start stretching your way to a sexy, strong stomach and core!  

WestCliff Medical
2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 107 
Newport Beach, California 92660
Office: 949-650-1228 Fax: 949-650-1088

Orange County Weight Loss: Support and Planning Are Keys to Success!

Chances are, if you live in Orange County, weight loss has probably crossed your mind at some time or another. Its natural to want to look and feel your best, but to actually change your eating and exercise habits is one of the most difficult things to do. Most people need the help of a professional when they undergo a major change their lifestyle, but they attempt to do it on their own. This is why the Orange County weight loss plans of individuals are not successful in the long run. 

The Orange County Weight Loss Program at Gateway Wellness has designed a strategy to help individuals meet and keep their fitness goals. The program is based on time-tested, successful methods of losing weight and it draws on multiple principles and schools of thought.  Things that are essential to successful weight 
management are support, planning, and a lifestyle change.  

Enrolling in our Orange County weight loss program can help with all of those things!  

Losing weight steadily and safely with the help of a professionals and good support team is the best way to be successful at maintaining your Orange County weight loss goals.  To enroll with the professionals at Gateway Wellness, visit our New Patient Center or book an appointment online. 
 The sooner you reach out for help, the sooner you will be on your way to fitness! 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Advances in Communication Help Orange County Chiropractor to Improve Patients' Wellness

Before the development of written language, mail, books, and the internet, solutions to health issues were communicated verbally (if at all) from one person to another, and often times the information was faulty, lost, misinterpreted, or forgotten.

The message that “manual manipulation of the human spine and joints can relieve ailments in other areas of the body” has been kept alive for nearly 5,000 years, according to historians. The basic foundation of chiropractic therapy has been preserved, passed-on, practiced, and perfected over all of those years.  That speaks volumes to the value and effectiveness of an Orange County chiropractor today.

Messages that detail the results of studies, trials, or findings- or research, basically let other people know what was a success and what didn’t work

Humans are always developing innovative ways of delivering research, or any information for that matter. The faster and further a message can travel, the less time its recipient has to spend figuring out answers to problems that have already been solved somewhere else in the world.

Not only does proper research save others time, but being able to predict the outcome of our potential actions has saved lives.

The time that health care professionals like your local Orange County chiropractor or physical therapist- is usually spent researching wellness options for a patient, or even developing a new treatment.

    Which is why it is crucial that all health care professionals like local Orange County chiropractors further their education by communicating with their peers.

    Helping people - individuals and the species as a whole- progress and stay healthy…is the reason this Orange County Chiropractor loves his career.

    Our Orange County Chiropractor's Office is centrally located at 24002 Via Fabricante Suite 501 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Mission Viejo. Feel free to visit our website for more inormation on the services and treatments we offer, or call us at (949) 454-8811.