Meet the Chiropractor!
Toxil Ruck, Doctor of Chiropractic practices chiropractic and wellness care in Hollywood. She attended Cleveland Chiropractic-Los Angeles (CCC-LA) until its closure in 2011 where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology before graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving the honor of Salutatorian from Palmer West Chiropractic College in 2014.
Dr. Toxil is a second-generation chiropractor and has lived a wellness lifestyle from birth due to receiving chiropractic care since a very young age. Due to witnessing the benefits of chiropractic, she was influenced to follow this path of wellness care.
Dr. Toxil has attended seminars on kinesiology, pediatric chiropractic (she is working toward receiving a diplomate for pediatric chiropractic in the future), and chiropractic techniques such as Activator, Diversified, Thompson, Craniosacral Therapy and Webster in order to provide the best care possible. She is also knowledgeable about natural supplements and nutrition due to its mandatory incorporation during her chiropractic studies as well as in her personal life.
Dr. Toxil has been involved with different athletic activities throughout her life. She was a varsity level and private club soccer player. She is also involved with dance and yoga and has discovered an interest in aerial arts such as dance/static trapeze, silks, and hoop.
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The spinal column is crucial for maintaining the health of the entire body, seeing as it provides support for the body while also protecting the central nervous system. A misalignment or fixation of a vertebral segment can seriously impact these important functions, and can lead to issues as the body works to compensate for a misaligned spinal column. Pathological changes within the spine, which we call the subluxation complex, may exist without symptoms. It is important to address and correct these subluxations and their causal patterns before more serious pathology makes itself known through the sensation of pain. Chiropractic care also finds and addresses the causes of these subluxations whether it's physical, emotional, or chemical/toxic. By removing this irritation of the nervous system, our goal is to allow the body's ability to self heal and regulate to work as optimally as possible!
"Look well to the spine for the cause of disease"
-Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine
There have been many conflicting views about whether chiropractic is safe for babies and children. It is of my professional opinion that chiropractic treatments modified for the structure and physiology for a developing spine is safe and beneficial if performed by a specially trained and licensed chiropractor. The other conflicting views come from the necessity of chiropractic for babies and children. Of course it is necessary! A baby's spine and cranial bones continue to develop and this development can be aided by chiropractic treatments. Babies cannot express what is wrong in their body the same way as an adult. Instances of colic, breast feeding and/or latching issues, infant torticollis, acid reflux, and constipation could all be signs that the baby's body is not optimally functioning. Chiropractors find the subluxation in the baby's spine and correct it through gentle and specific spinal manipulations.
Since muscles, joints and bones work together, they must be treated in consideration of their relationship to one another. Chiropractic adjustments can help with spinal alignment, which then can help correct muscle imbalances and spasm and minimize strain on joints by proxy. Chiropractic adjustments can help bring your spine back into alignment and help facilitate healing from injured and overworked muscles.
Under stress, the body will act as though it's under attack. This reaction is an innate response that has been occurring for millions of years. When the mind perceives a threat or the body experiences a shock, the body releases hormones that boost the ability to either "fight" or "flight"
Chiropractic adjustments can help keep the parasympathetic system optimally functioning, which works opposite to the "fight or flight" reaction triggered in the sympathetic system.
Chiropractic care has been found to promote more restful sleep in adults and children. A night of interrupted sleep due to pain can lead to an exhausting day. Adjustments to the spine to address subluxations have been found to alleviate many issues, thus allowing for more restful, beneficial sleep.
Headaches have many causes or triggers. Sometimes headaches are warning signals caused by physical problems. However a majority of headaches are not caused by disease; the headache itself is the concern.
Most primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck. Today, humans engage in more sedentary activities than in the past, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture (such as sitting in front of a computer) that puts stress on the vertebrae. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache.
“Dr. Toxil is an amazing chiropractor who really takes her time to get to know the patient. She has helped me tremendously. She's very thorough, strong, and swift with her adjustments. I always feel more energized and alive afterwards!”
— Britanny G.
Report of Findings
Before treating any new patient, Dr. Toxil will evaluate their health history and perform a thorough examination to make sure chiropractic care is both safe and beneficial for each person. This also allows her to determine a personalized care plan for every patient!
The Report of Findings takes place during the second visit. Dr. Toxil will go over what the findings of the history and the exam and what they mean in regards to proceeding with chiropractic. This visit is where the treatment plan will be discussed as well as any home-care instructions, exercises, lifestyle changes, etc will be recommended.
Dr. Toxil practices a wide variety of chiropractic techniques to make sure that every adjustment is the best fit for the patient. She is versed in Diversified, Thompson Drop Technique, Activator, SOT, Craniosacral Therapy and certified in Webster Technique. She also utilizes muscle release technique if there is additional muscular stress.
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