Updated: Apr 22, 2020
There are many cases involving low back pain. It is estimated that 8 out of 10 people suffer from low back pain at some point in life. The pain is usually caused by among other things poor posture, injury, and pregnancy. There are people whose pain disappears within a few days while others spend months and years with the pain. Back Pain can decrease work productivity and prevent you from doing many physical tasks.
The common symptoms of low back pain include pain on the lower back area that gets worse with activity, headaches, pain, numbing and/or tingling down the legs and increased fatigue. The tingling down the legs is caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve that extends from the low back down to the back of the legs.
Most of the above causes of lower back pain result in a misaligned spine at the lower back. This puts pressure on the nerves at this area causing the pain. The Doctor of Chiropractic is especially trained to help low back pain patients find relief through evidence-based care. He uses a series of chiropractic spinal correction techniques to align the misaligned vertebrae and relieve the nerves of the pressure.
The chiropractic adjustment therapy may be done by the use of hands or use of a device that applies controlled force on the particular joint that has the pain. The force applied depends on the kind and the extent of spinal correction required. Spinal adjustments improve the condition in some patients while others have to follow up with a few visits.
Your Mission Valley chiropractor will also advise on the best measures to prevent the pain from recurring such as good posture, weight loss, proper exercise and dietary advice. You will be required to come for additional therapy and further checkups to determine the improvement. Chiropractic care has been very effective in many patient often completely relieving them of the pain.
Unlike conventional health care, chiropractic care is a non-drug and non-surgical, safe alternative health care. It is safe even for people that are suffering from other conditions as arthritis, or injury and pregnancy.
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim B. Khauv, DC (Doc Kim) is the only American chiropractor in the Philippines that has worked for the United States Navy as a chiropractor (taking care of active duty military service members and wounded warriors) and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health with emphasis on health promotion and prevention from The Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is also an award-winning chiropractor currently licensed in the State of California, as well as National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic in the United States of America. He is a "Registered Chiropractor" with the Philippines Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in Fullerton (CSUF), a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Fielding School of Public Health at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW).
Previously, Doc Kim was 1 out of 24 United States Navy chiropractors in the world, proudly provided chiropractic care to active duty military members at Naval Medical Center San Diego and had a private practice in San Diego, California. Doc Kim currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position as Assistant Professor at Life Chiropractic College West teaching Public Health course to senior chiropractic students. He is an approved instructor by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners of California to teach both online and live Continuing Education courses to chiropractors in Metro Manila, Philippines in the subjects of Chiropractic Adjustive Technique, Law & Ethics, and chiropractic Public Health.
Doc Kim was an elected Section Councilor of the Chiropractic Health Care section (CHC) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and served as Membership Chair. His chiropractic research has been accepted and presented nationally and internationally at APHA, Association of Chiropractic College’s annual Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), International Society of Quality of Life Research, and World Chiropractic Federation (WFC). He has also published research on chiropractic care and public health education. He has been awarded the Distinguish Service Award (2015) and Rising Star Award (2013) from the APHA's CHC section.
While attending LCCW, he founded a non-profit called Well-Balanced World, 501(c)(3), with the sole purpose of providing affordable chiropractic care to underserved populations and charitable chiropractic care on international mission trips to Cambodia and the Philippines.
Dr. Kim Khauv, at Well-Balanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.