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Why You Should Add Chiropractic Care to Your Wellness Routine Jun 25th, 2020

You may think of chiropractic care as something that may be helpful after an injury or if you have chronic pain. But did you know that chiropractic care can help improve your overall health wellbeing when used as part of your wellness routine?   Although chiropractic care can help you recover...

Is Regenerative Medicine the Right Choice for You? May 28th, 2020

Are you struggling with an injury or chronic pain, but prefer to avoid surgery or other invasive treatment therapies? Are you tired of taking pills or getting repeat injections to find relief? At OasisMD, with offices in San Diego, Encinitas, and Temecula, California, we understand. Many people deal with pain...

The Secret to a Natural-Looking Face-lift Apr 23rd, 2020

If you’ve considered ways to remove years from your face — or even tried a few different anti-aging therapies — you understand that sometimes noninvasive modalities just aren’t enough.  With age comes the loss of collagen and tissue support, leading to significant facial volume loss, jowls, and a drooping neck...

Are You a Candidate for the Obalon Balloon System? Mar 1st, 2020

Have you tried diets, pills, fasting, and fads, but still have trouble moving the needle on the scale in the right direction? You aren’t alone. Nearly 40% of Americans are obese, and many millions more are overweight. If you’ve struggled to lose weight, at OasisMD our team of caring providers...

Best Ways You Can Avoid ACL Knee Injuries Feb 13th, 2020

Did you know that your knees are the largest joints in your body? What’s more, they’re also one of the most active. This means every time you walk, stand, jump, pivot, or kick, your knees work hard to get you where you need to be. Unfortunately, this also makes your...

What Every Parent Should Know About Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes Jan 14th, 2020

Everyone knows that playing sports is physically, socially, and emotionally good for kids. But did you know that for the 30 million children and teens who play sports, overuse injuries account for nearly 50% of all injuries? And according to recent studies, overuse injuries in kids are on the rise. ...

Am I Too Young for Hip Replacement Surgery? Dec 6th, 2019

A number of conditions — from arthritis to injuries — can cause hip dysfunction, which can lead to pain, difficulty moving, and even difficulty sleeping. You may have thought hip replacement was only appropriate for older people, so you might be surprised to hear that some people in their 40s...

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction: Which is Right for You? Nov 1st, 2019

You might be looking for the right way for you to flatten and flatter your stomach so that you can have a perfect silhouette. At OasisMD, with three convenient locations in Encinitas, San Diego, and Temecula, California, James J. Chao, MD, and our team of plastic surgeons offer two tried-and-true...

What to Expect When Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Oct 2nd, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month for good reason. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women. It’s estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop this life-threatening disease in their lifetime. Fortunately, advances in early detection rates and cancer treatment techniques make it more possible than ever...

10 Common Conditions that Chiropractors Treat Jul 2nd, 2019

Amazingly, there are over 200 bones and around 200 joints in our body. It is known that issues with these may occur in anyone and at any age. In fact, women suffer the most with bone and joint related problems. The knee joint is most commonly affected followed by the...

Six Common Myths Regarding Chiropractic Care Oct 29th, 2018

Chiropractic treatment is a drug-free non-invasive therapy, which is why it is considered a safe treatment available for conditions such as neck pain, headaches, pain in the joints of the arms and legs, back pain, and neuromusculoskeletal problems. Although more than 35 million people in the United States undergo chiropractic...

A Guide to Plastic Surgery Procedures Aug 26th, 2018

Plastic surgery is a branch of medicine that specializes in body enhancement through the correction and restoration of form as well as the function of targeted areas. Plastic surgery includes two major sub-specialties called cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Cosmetic plastic surgery involves both surgical as well as...

What You Need to Know about the Mommy Makeover Mar 24th, 2015

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing in a woman's life but can cause dramatic body changes such as sagging, extra skin and stretch marks. A growing number of women undergo mommy makeovers each year in order to restore their pre-pregnancy body, which involve complementary combinations of plastic surgery procedures. A mommy makeover can...

Operation of Hope & Blessing Are Featured on CBS -The Doctors- TV Show Jan 6th, 2015

Mark your calendars for this amazing story of land-mine victim Blessing Makwera from Zimbabwe, Africa as he shares his inspirational tale of receiving his handsome new face on CBS “The Doctors” TV Show on January 7th. The journey started 5 long years ago and now, many surgeries later, thanks to the Operation...

We Are Moving! Come Visit Us in Our New San Diego Medical Facility! Jan 3rd, 2015

2015 will find us in our new location in San Diego at 8901 Activity Road, where we would like to welcome our patients on January 5th. Our new 30,000 square feet state-of-the-art medical facility will allow us to offer a more diverse menu of services designed to help our patients look...

How to Minimize the Chance of a Future ACL Tear Jul 30th, 2014

A recent study being presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting suggests that identification and patient education regarding modifiable risk factors may minimize the chance of a future ACL tear. Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, so it is...

Save the Date! 13th Annual Taste at the Cove Happening in September Jul 11th, 2014

San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Taste at the Cove, is a 5-star event featuring food from San Diego’s top-rated restaurants, a New York-style Runway Fashion Show and 2 local honorees, one professional athlete and one in the medical field, as well as live and silent auctions. The 13th...

What Is Sciatica and How Can Chiropractic Help? May 8th, 2014

Sciatica is associated with pain, numbness, and muscle weakness in the hip, buttock, leg, calf, and foot. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest of all the body’s nerves. It runs from the spinal column near the pelvis down each leg and can be as wide as your thumb....

How Chiropractic Can Treat Plantar Fasciitis May 8th, 2014

One of the most common causes of pain in the feet – one that affects nearly two million people yearly in the U.S. – is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel bone (calcaneous) and the toes. This ligament is composed of...

How Does Kinesiology Tape Work and How Can I Benefit from It? May 8th, 2014

In order to appreciate the benefits of kinesiology tape, it is important to understand how it differs from other types of athletic tape or medical tape. Most of these tapes are fairly thick and non-elastic. This allows them to provide rigid support to an injured area, limiting movement to protect...

Common Golf Injuries May 8th, 2014

While golf is by no means a contact sport, there are still a number of injuries and subluxations that annually befall thousands of amateur duffers and scratch golfers alike. Professionals and serious golf enthusiasts often sustain injuries due to excessive use of particular joints and muscles, while less experienced golfers tend...

How to Treat Tennis Elbow May 8th, 2014

The majority of injuries to the elbow are caused by overuse or repetitive strain to the joint itself and to the tendons that surround it. One example of this is “tennis elbow,” or lateral epicondylitis. Its symptoms include a painful burning sensation and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, weakness...

Treatment of an Ankle Sprain with Kinesiotape May 8th, 2014

Who hasn’t suffered an ankle sprain? In the most severe cases, sprains can swell and bruise your ankle almost immediately. They are painful and prevent normal walking. Following a sprain, you may need crutches for a time because it is just too painful to bear weight on your ankle. Next time you suffer...

Treating Running Injuries with Chiropractic May 8th, 2014

Runners are used to getting injured. Shin splints and other kinds of physical complaints are common, especially runners push themselves too hard during training. Usually with just a few sessions of physical therapy, these injuries get treated at no time at all and the runner can get back to his...

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care May 8th, 2014

What role can a chiropractor play in prenatal care for expecting moms? The role of a chiropractor in prenatal care is to establish pelvic balance and alignment, not only to reduce the mother/baby discomfort but also to allow the baby to be in the best position for delivery. When the pelvis...

It Is the Season for Whiplash Injuries May 8th, 2014

Injuries to the neck caused by a rapid movement of the head backward, forward, or side to side, is referred to as “Whiplash.” Whether the result of a car accident, slip and fall accident, sports injury or work injury, whiplash or other neck injuries need a thorough chiropractic exam. As a...

Chiropractic Research Promoting Its Validity in the Medical World May 8th, 2014

For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” –Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage...

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Here Are a Few Tips May 8th, 2014

If you are the victim of a personal injury, here are a few things you can do to help yourself. First of all, make sure that you seek proper medical attention and follow up with the proper authorities. Also be sure to call your own insurance company. If you believe your injury was caused by...

Baseball Injuries and Chiropractic May 8th, 2014

We’ve all heard the saying “no pain, no gain,” but does it really have to be that way? It’s never wise to ignore injury symptoms or to put chiropractic treatment on the back burner, especially in sports. In baseball, the ability to run, pitch, and swing the bat at peak...

Got Tennis Elbow? Active Release Technique Can Help! May 8th, 2014

Tennis Elbow is caused by inflammation of the tendons at their attachment sites. Tennis Elbow usually occurs when rigid, underused tendons are suddenly stressed. This can be caused by direct trauma, overuse, improper technique, equipment error, and even problems from repetitive motion. Repetitive motion is the most common cause of...

Chiropractic Treatment of Scoliosis May 8th, 2014

Scoliosis affects 5 to 7 million people in the United States. More than a half million visits are made to doctors’ offices each year for evaluation and treatment of scoliosis. Although scoliosis can begin at any age, it most often develops in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 15. Girls are...

Football Injury Prevention and Chiropractic May 8th, 2014

Injury prevention for any athlete starts with keeping their body healthy and optimized. Our chiropractic care is designed to do just that. Chiropractic care focuses on the health and function of the entire body, with particular emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system and central nervous system. When the body’s central nervous...

Dr. James Chao Performs Surgery for Blessing Makwera of Zimbabwe Apr 23rd, 2014

A few seconds of tragic teenage curiosity have brought five years of pain and difficulty to Blessing Makwera of Zimbabwe. Now, hope, in the form of extensive reconstructive surgery, is close at hand. Makwera's path to San Diego started in 2008, when his cousin handed him a small metal device with...