How long is my 1st appointment at your Nob Hill Area Chiropractic center and what expect on my first visit?
We will take a History and examination of your complaint and based on findings we will make recommendations for treatment or referral to any other specialist if needed. Plan on your first visit taking 30 min to 1 hour. Treatment consist of spinal adjustment of the area of complaint as well as any other areas that may contribute to the instability of symptomatic area. Prior to adjustment we utilize modalities such as heat, interferential electric stimulation, massage/myofascial release of trigger points and traction to prepare the body for adjustment.
What is the prevention and wellness program offered at your Chiropractic office in Albuquerque?
The prevention and wellness program is for people who are experiencing chronic stress and muscle tension, and would like to reduce flare ups of pain in order to function on a higher level. We like to adjust areas of spinal tension that may be chronic due to chronic stress, and ergonomic demands, as well as target specific areas utilizing muscle testing for targeting specific functional neurologic impact. We offer a $49 per month auto-pay plan that allows people to come in twice per month for Chiropractic Wellness care.
How long has Dr. Ramirez been in practice and what techniques does he use?
We utilize a variety of techniques that are taught in Chiropractic College, (Diversified, SOT, AK, Activator) as well as techniques taught in Post Graduate Courses in Manual Medicine, that are appropriate for each individual. We also utilize Myofascial Techniques, coupled together with our adjustments, and have developed our own unique and specific style of technique.
I have been in practice in Albuquerque, NM for approximately 19 years since graduating Chiropractic College in 1996. I am now 50 but my story in this field began when I was just 22 years old. After my first degree, I secured a position in a Chiropractic Clinic (Family Chiropractic) in El Paso, Texas. It was there that I worked and excelled in all aspects of the Chiropractic Clinic from the ground up. I was mentored, and eventually encouraged to attend Chiropractic College by the two Chiropractic owners at Family Chiropractic. They helped me believe in myself, and see that I was an intelligent hard worker who had an energy of service. I was encouraged by my employers to seriously consider Chiropractic as a profession. So along with their encouragement, and the belief and help of those around me that loved me, I returned to University and began to take Science classes for the first time. I excelled in Anatomy and loved the Sciences!. I was like a duck in water...I finally found my fit! and it was one of the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Over time, I continuned to work full time at Family Chiropractic while taking courses to prepare for the required prerequisite Science courses needed to enter Chiropractic College. Finally, at 26 years old I moved to Dallas and matriculated full-time at Parker Chiropractic College. Soon after graduation in 1996 with a bachelors degree in Anatomy, and Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, I moved to New Mexico where I have been in private practice ever since. I am truly grateful for the encouragement of people who believed in me when I needed it most. This is the reason I try to see the gifts in others, and encourage young people wherever possible. I am thankful for this profession, and eternally grateful for those who helped me find my personal path.
How do I know if Chiropractic is right for me?
I tell my patients that Chiropractic is a great modality and art, but everyone is different and individual, and our treatments have to agree with your body.. The adjustments may be too hard for some people to handle, and so we have ways to minimize the intensity such as using hand held instruments or using less intense procedures such as mobilization and traction. However, the bottom line is that you will know right away whether it agrees with you or not, but you won't know until you try it firsthand. Therefore, for those that it agrees with it is a powerful modality and healing method.
What do you do that is different from other Chiropractors?
I don't like to say that I am different or better than other chiropractors because as a Profession we have all been trained for 6-8 years to practice the Science and Art of Chiropractic, and it would be arrogant to presume that I am more special than the next Chiropractor. However, I am different in a sense that as we all practice our Art differently based on our experience and unique personality, I do try to honor my oath seriously and give of the best that I have to my patient population. I have many additional hours in a neurologic approach to Adjustments and try to target my treatments using a hemispheric approach as taught by the Carrick Institute of Neurology as well as taking a holistic approach to lifestyle and emotional effects on the body. I am Advanced Practice Certified and continually strive to incorporate any and all modalities that will help relieve peoples suffering and improve function, but at the end of the day I am a Chiropractor who loves to adjust the human spine and will always have a passion for this unique and profound method of healing