A former Professional Bicycle racer, member of National Team and California State Road Race Champion. National Ski Patroller rendering first-aid to injured skiers and snow boarders. Dr. Hiner has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, whiplash and industrial type of injuries he is also licensed with the Industrial Medical Counsel as a Qualified Medical Examiner. He utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach. This approach includes working with doctors specializing in multiple areas, so that all patient's receive the best possible care.
Dr. Sandra Karlic-Hiner, DC, BS, QME,
Dr. Sandra Karlic is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with special training in sports injuries and prevention. She played collegiate volleyball and coached for several years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, and is also a Qualified Medical Examiner for work related injuries. She also works with the Flying Samaritans where she donates her time to work on patients spinal ailments in Mexico.
Doctors Hiner and Karlic attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California and earned a Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic in 1996.
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Spinal decompression therapy is a nonsurgical, non-invasive treatment for the relief of back and leg pain. By intermittently stretching and relaxing the patient’s back, pressure within spinal discs is reversed, or decompressed, to promote the healing of a number of spinal conditions. For example, spinal decompression can be used to treat herniated discs by removing obstructions to the disc’s natural healing processes and pulling bulging material back into the disc.
Spinal decompression therapy has been used effectively to treat bulging or herniated discs and is especially effective in patients with chronic neck and back pain for whom other medical interventions and chiropractic, drug-based, or lifestyle treatments have failed to provide results. Other conditions for which spinal decompression has been leveraged to treat are:
Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
Worn spinal joints
Dear Affinity Chiropractic Center Patients:
I know that you are thinking about safety during the current coronavirus spread. We wish to put your mind at ease in knowing the steps we are taking at Affinity Chiropractic to keep you safe and healthy. The virus is likely to cause only mild symptoms in most of us, but it is crucial that we all do our part in preventing its spread. There are new measures we are now putting into place to minimize patient risk. Because we have patients of all ages and levels of immunity, we are choosing to use the utmost precaution to make sure you are not exposed when you visit our office.
As always, the practitioners will be thoroughly washing hands before each patient but will also have hand sanitizer for additional use in each room. We have obtained a list of disinfectants the EPA has approved that can kill COVID-19 & we will be using those to clean rooms in between patients. We will be thoroughly cleaning the rooms including adjustment table, face rest, furniture, doorknobs between each patient, using these disinfectants to reduce risk of exposure. Practitioners and staff will be checking themselves for fever or symptoms and will take time away from clinic as warranted.
VISITS TO THE OFFICE:
We will check your temperatures upon arrival. If a fever is present, we will respectfully ask that you are not seen by practitioners and consider self-quarantine immediately. Fever is usually the initial presentation of COVID-19 even before the presence of a dry cough. Additionally, please wash your hands upon arrival. We will have hand sanitizer at the entry or you can use the bathroom sink to wash with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Please stay home if you have a dry cough, shortness of breath or have had a fever in the past 21 days. We will waive the cancellation fee for illness. Inform your doctor of your symptoms. If you become exposed to anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, we humbly ask that you donot come in, (and consider self-quarantine) for 21 days. While many are advising 14 days, there are cases of people spreading it up to 21 days. For patients over 50 AND suffering from immunocompromised states such as diabetes, lung issues (COPD/asthma) or other chronic medical issues that may require medications like prednisone which affect one's immune system, we suggest that for your health and safety that you consider not visiting us at this time to minimize your risk. Know that we will be missing anyone who must stay home and will be so happy to see you again after your break!!
TIPS TO BOOST IMMUNITY:
Sleep deprivation, stress, excess alcohol or caffeine all decrease immune function. Maintain healthy lifestyle habits. Set yourself up for success with good self-care. Nourish your body with healthy whole foods and drink plenty of fluids. Consider stocking up on healthful pantry items such as frozen veggies and berries, frozen meats, poultry and fish, bone broth, soup, nuts, seeds, canned beans, grains and teas in case you need to spend an extended time at home.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and patience as we navigate through this challenging time. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.