Dr. Christian Barney is an Irvine, California Chiropractor who is also a qualified Chiropractor Orthopedist. To become a qualified Chiropractic Orthopedist, Dr. Barney has a 3-year post-doctorate certification that allows him to deal with the conservative management and treatment of more complicated musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions can include failed back surgery, carpal tunnel and much more.
“Chiropractic orthopedics shall be considered a branch of orthopedics, the purposes of which are: by non-surgical techniques, to prevent and correct deformities and to preserve and to improve the functions of bones, muscles, joints and their nerve supply, when such functions are threatened or impaired by defects, lesions or disease”
– American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists
What is a Chiropractic Orthopedist?
Do you suffer from long-term tendon, muscle, or joint pain? Do you have chronic back problems? Did you know that there are more than 28 million Americans who develop some type of musculoskeletal problem each year? These problems include, but are not limited to, sprains, strains, and overuse injuries, as well as knee, shoulder, and back pain.
Many people believe that the only solution for these issues is medication. They may have never asked themselves the question: Do I need to see a Chiropractic Orthopedist doctor?
A Chiropractor Orthopedist doctor specializes in issues, diseases, and injuries pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. These doctors play a critical role in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. Orthopedist doctors work in both hospitals and specialized practices to treat infections, sports injuries, broken bones, joint problems (e.g., arthritis), congenital conditions, degenerative conditions (e.g., osteoporosis), and bone tumors. They handle everything from minor issues such as a sprained ankle to complex procedures and surgeries such as a hip replacement.
If you are experiencing any type of pain in your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, or back, you should consider seeing a Chiropractor Orthopedist. Symptoms may include any of the following:
- Difficulty using that particular body part to perform daily functions (e.g., walking up the stairs or carrying grocery bags)
- Pain in muscles, tendons, or joints that persists for more than a few days
- Joint pain that becomes more intense during periods of rest
- Swelling or bruising around the joint or the location of an injury
- Limited range of motion, such as an inability to straighten the back
- Joint deformity
- Signs of infection including heat, inflammation, fever, and/or redness
- Any unusual symptoms in the pain region
In addition, Dr. Barney provides consultation services at the request of other qualified doctors seeking assistance in the care of their patients. The chiropractic orthopedist may also engage in the teaching and or research of subjects and materials relevant to pursuing the quest for knowledge in the ever changing field of the orthopedic specialty.