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100% Chiropractic

18023 Calle Ambiente STE 301, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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100% Chiropractic is a full-service health clinic with over 14 years' experience assisting patients in San Diego, California, and the surrounding areas. The office's licensed chiropractor provides corrective and reconstructive treatments to correct clients' vertebral subluxation following car accidents or other personal injuries through adjustments, massage therapy, and wellness coaching. It addresses a variety of symptoms, such as back, neck, hip, and knee pain, and can help with allergies, migraines, and pregnancy aches and pains.

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Action Sports Chiropractic & Family Wellness

San Diego, CA 92121
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Action Sports Chiropractic and Family Wellness offers diversified chiropractic spinal and extreme joint mobilization techniques in San Diego, CA. Their team is led by Dr. Katrina Hackett. The company is Active Release Technique (ART) and Webster Technique Certified. They offer kinesiology taping, therapeutic exercise, massage therapy, functional movement physical rehabilitation, stress relief and management, nutritional testing and supplement protocols, and weight loss and management detox programs. Electrical muscle stimulation, patient education, and holistic health wellness care programs are also available.

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Dr Dalya Rubanenko

San Diego, CA 92121
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Dr. Dalya Rubanenko offers skilled chiropractic care at Ruby Chiropractic in San Diego, CA. Along with regular care, Ruby Chiropractic caters to sports injuries, auto accident injuries, and pregnant women. Many forms of physiotherapy are available, including a work hardening rehabilitation center, paraffin bath, moist heat therapy, diathermy, cryotherapy, mechanical traction, microamperage neural stimulation, interferential electrical muscle stimulation, and ultrasound.

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Dr. Charles Salanger & Dr. Carol Spiegelman

San Diego, CA 92111
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Dr. Charles Salanger & Dr. Carol Spiegelman lead Kearny Mesa Chiropractors with over 35 years of health care experience treating patients in the San Diego area since 1998. They provide quality services for personal injuries, car accident injuries, alleviate pregnancy pain for expectant mothers, help patients recover a full range of motion following an auto accident, and reduce the incidence of acute ear infections and headaches in children. Patients appreciate the team's excellent bed-side manner and professionalism.

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EJ Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92120
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EJ Chiropractic provides personalized, quality chiropractic care with an emphasis on patient education and preventative measures in San Diego, California. Dr. Eric Gross offers a variety of services, including trigger point therapy, traction massage, subluxation, sports injuries, Russian Stim, rotator cuff injuries, repetitive strain, and pinched nerves.

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Element Wellness Center

San Diego, CA 92106
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Dr. Ryan Hummel of Element Wellness Center serves San Diego, CA, and the surrounding area. A few of the techniques Dr. Ryan employs at his practice are chiropractic biophysics, Blair upper cervical, Pettibon, Clear Institute for scoliosis correction, Palmer method, and arthro-stim.

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Gaslamp Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92101
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Gaslamp Chiropractic is a company located in San Diego, California. Under the guidance of chief chiropractors Lance T. Moore and Kurt Kasagan, Gaslamp Chiropractic was voted Best Chiropractor in 2011 and 2013 by the Union Tribune and in 2014 by the San Diego Downtown News, and recently won the 2015 Patients' Choice Awards in San Diego Chiropractic. Lance T. Moore and Kurt Kasagan practice Chiropractic Wellness care, complemented by low level laser therapy. Physical therapy, medical weight loss programs, and compound injections to help with hormone imbalances and fatigue are also offered.

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Go Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92108
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Go Chiropractic is conveniently located on Camino Del Rio S, in San Diego, California. Dr. Sean Miller is an advocate of allowing the body to heal itself without the use of drugs. He specializes in athletic performance care, mobility enhancement, accident rehabilitation, scoliosis reduction, disc arthritis care, spine arthritis care, poor posture correction, and spine pain care.

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Gottlieb Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92103
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Gottlieb Chiropractic, located in San Diego, California, provides access to extensive specialized training in providing chiropractic care to babies, children, and pregnant women. Dr. Marc Gottlieb has over 20 years of experience and is adept at treating neck and back pain, sciatica, headache, allergies and sinus problems, pregnancy challenges, knee and leg pain, auto accident injuries, blood pressure changes, pediatric conditions, and fertility issues.

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Greater Life Wellness Center

3689 Midway Drive, Suite G, San Diego, CA 92110
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Located in San Diego, Greater Life Wellness Center offers professional chiropractic services that help improve back pain, complications from auto injuries, pregnancy-related discomfort, headaches and migraines, and a person's overall wellness. Its principal chiropractor, Henry Wong, has practiced natural wellness care since 2001. He aims to provide services that are safe and effective for patients of all ages and conditions. Greater Life Wellness Center also caters to corporate clients that seek to improve the wellness of their workforce.

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Head Neck and Spine Center of San Diego

8950 Villa La Jolla Dr STE B212, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Head Neck and Spine Center of San Diego provides chiropractor services to clients within the San Diego, California, metro area. It treats patients with poor spine alignment, chronic pain, or who have been seriously injured in car wrecks or other accidents. Posture correction is available for pregnant women and individuals at large, along with sports medicine for spine-related injuries. Head Neck and Spine Center of San Diego also offers acupuncture and massage treatments to bolster recovery.

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Healcove Clinic

5005 Texas St Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92108
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Healcove Clinic is a holistic clinic that brings together chiropractors, massage therapists, strength trainers, and naturopathic medicine practitioners. Serving the San Diego area, the clinic helps patients suffering from chronic pain and movement issues, as well as those recovering from car accidents. Practitioners work together to develop custom treatment plans for patients. The clinic is open in the evening and on weekends to suit client schedules. Additionally, Healcove Clinic offers acupuncture and mental wellness services.

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Herfindahl Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92108
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Ashley J. Herfindahl of Herfindahl Chiropractic provides natural pain relief and injury treatment in San Diego, CA. Some areas of specialization include whiplash and neck pain injuries, headaches and migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, upper, middle, and lower back pain, bulging and herniated discs, frozen shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle pain, excess stress, digestive problems, and lower back pain from pregnancy.

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Inner Balance Institute

San Diego, CA 92110
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Inner Balance Institute is a chiropractic and performance center located in San Diego, California. This award winning practice has been in operation since 1997 and utilizes chiropractic care, core strengthening, physical medicine and state-of-the-art equipment. Other areas of expertise include neck and low back pain, headache, shoulder pain, whiplash, knee and foot pain, auto accidents, allergies, hip pain, migraines, wrist and elbow pain, vertigo, and tennis elbow.

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Intouch Chiropractic

2425 Camino del Rio S Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92108
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Intouch Chiropractic provides NUCCA, upper cervical care, to San Diego and the surrounding area. Practitioners are doctors with a focus on neck disorders and training in the craniocervical junction. NUCCA provides relief of several conditions, including vertigo, migraines, and TMJ problems. Every practitioner has experience treating back pain resulting from accidents, injuries, muscle strain, or degenerative disc disease. Each patient is treated with a customized plan of care to address underlying issues and prevent future spinal decay.

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Jurgens Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92131
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Jurgens Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center is a recipient of the 2011 Top Doc Award for Best Chiropractor in San Diego. Dr. Dan Jurgens and his wife, Dr. Alison Flores, offer services to treat ADHD, allergies, asthma, back pain, bed wetting, auto accidents, colic, ear infections, neck pain, pinched nerve, PMS, sciatica, scoliosis, slipped discs, and much more.

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Libs Chiropractic Center

San Diego, CA 92109
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Libs Chiropractic Center, with Dr. David, Dr. Lori, and Dr. Jay Libs has provided affordable, advanced wellness care in the San Diego, California area for over 30 years. Their specialties include using VAX-D, a non-surgical decompression system for low back and associated leg pain or numbness treatment. Other areas of specialization are car accidents, work and sports injuries, shoulder, arm, and leg pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, disc injuries, shortness of breath, and tendonitis.

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LV Chiropractic and Wellness

San Diego, CA 92110
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Dr. Cobi Vu and Dr. Minna Lopez provide family wellness chiropractic services in San Diego, California. Some of their specialties include state-of-the-art advanced spinal correction, corrective exercises, and stretches for skeletal misalignment, out of place muscles and connective tissues, posture and spinal screenings, specific massage and muscular therapy, as well as a structured nutritional program.

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Mossuto Chiropractic & Wellness Center

San Diego, CA 92108
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Dr. Mark Mossuto and the experienced team at Mossuto Chiropractic and Wellness Center offer chiropractic care for infants, children, and adults in the San Diego, California area. With almost 25 years of experience, Mossuto Chiropractic uses the Schroth best practice protocols for scoliosis management, treatment for neuropathy, auto accidents, pregnancy, stress management, backaches, headaches, women's health issues, and diet and nutrition.

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North County Family Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92128
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North County Family Chiropractic serves the chiropractic needs of the San Diego area. This award-winning wellness center has been in operation since 2007, run by the husband and wife chiropractic team Dr. Ivana Nedic and Dr. Cameron Sutter. They offer spinal and postural screenings, corporate health programs, health and wellness coaching, custom orthotics, prenatal and pediatric care, massage therapy, and complete chiropractic corrective and wellness care.

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Personalized Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92109
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Personalized Chiropractic offers whole body chiropractic care in San Diego, California, and are a winner of the 2015 Patients' Choice Awards. Their "recommended action plan" includes a no cost and no obligation consultation, followed by a detailed examination, using state-of-the-art technology to determine the overall condition of the spine. Children's chiropractic care is also available for treatment of colic, bed-wetting, and back pain.

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San Diego Chiropractic Neurology

5230 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121
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San Diego Chiropractic Neurology is a brain and neuro-rehab center in San Diego. Its team of chiropractors addresses migraines, dizziness, and concussions as well as lower back pain and whiplash injuries. Additionally, the team treats neurobehavioral disorders such as dyslexia, Asperger's syndrome, and ADHD. The doctors at San Diego Chiropractic Neurology received specialized training in neurological rehabilitation. Aside from this, they all underwent post-doctoral training in physiology, orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, and concussion management.

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The Chiropractic Office of Dr. Gregory M. Berkoff

San Diego, CA 92121
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The Chiropractic Office of Dr. Gregory M. Berkoff serves La Jolla and San Diego, California. Some of his specialties include adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, golfer's elbow, herniated disc cervical and lumbar, iliotibial band syndrome, knee disorders, and hip disorders.

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Torrey Hills Chiropractic

San Diego, CA 92130
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Torrey Hills Chiropractic, located in San Diego, California, offers chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, postural and spinal screenings, and lifestyle advice. Dr. Steve Ronco has many years of training and experience in spinal adjustment for vertebral subluxation and functional chiropractic care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Chiropractors are health care practitioners who specialize in spinal manipulation. They can help patients improve their mobility and posture and assist in pain relief and healing after an injury. People visit chiropractors for an array of health problems, including back and neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and damages sustained in motor vehicle accidents. Chiropractors also treat patients regularly, providing preventive care or relief for ongoing issues, such as arthritis.

Chiropractors use a variety of techniques, including manual manipulation of the spine and extremities. In many cases, chiropractors work alongside other alternative health care professionals to provide patients with holistic care. That may include acupuncturists, massage therapists, and osteopaths.

Is a chiropractor a doctor?

While chiropractors aren't medical doctors, they must have specialized training and licensing to practice. Completion of this training makes them doctors of chiropractic care (DC). This title lets them practice chiropractic techniques; however, it doesn't allow them to perform invasive medical procedures or provide other medical care.

Do chiropractors go to medical school?

Chiropractors don't go to medical school. Instead, they attend chiropractic school to obtain a DC degree and pass a series of exams from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which enables them to get adequate licensing to treat patients.

How to become a chiropractor?

To become a chiropractor, you first need to achieve an undergraduate degree in biology, kinesiology, or a similar subject prior to applying to chiropractic school. Once accepted, you'll have to undergo four years of intensive schooling that includes a combination of practical and classroom-based learning.

How much do chiropractors make? 

According to PayScale, the average annual salary for U.S.-based chiropractors is $60,577. Top paid chiropractors earn as much as $75,848 annually, and those just starting out earn just over $56,000 per year.

How long does it take to become a chiropractor?

Obtaining the right degrees to become a chiropractor typically takes about eight years. That includes a four-year undergraduate degree and a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic program. Additional time may be necessary to prepare for licensing exams.

Are chiropractors safe?

When performed correctly by a trained, licensed professional, chiropractic adjustments are safe. But there are inherent risks associated with receiving chiropractic care, including nerve compression and disk herniation. These risks are rare and typically occur with certain adjustments.

How much does it cost to see a chiropractor?

The cost of chiropractic care varies depending on geographic location and services rendered at the appointment. According to a survey conducted by Chiropractic Economics magazine, the average fee in 2020 for an adjustment ranged between $43 and $67, while new patient evaluations ranged in price from $52 to $173.

Do chiropractors take insurance?

Most chiropractors accept insurance and most health insurance providers in the U.S. cover limited chiropractic care. In most cases, patients are required to make a co-payment on services rendered. Before visiting the chiropractor, it's always best to review insurance policies to see what's covered.

Can you see a chiropractor without insurance? 

Insurance coverage is not required to receive chiropractic care. Those without insurance can expect to pay the full cost of care out of pocket, and again, this price varies widely depending on the region and services rendered.

Do you need a referral to see a chiropractor?

Referrals are not required to obtain chiropractic care. Patients can request assessments and treatments as they needed. However, some insurance companies might require patients to have a referral from a physician if they want their visit covered by their plan.

Can chiropractors write prescriptions?

Because chiropractors aren't medical doctors, they don't have the proper education or licensing to prescribe medication. Instead of medication, chiropractors offer home-based therapies, such as stretches and exercise, to patients who’ve sustained an injury, helping to speed up recovery. Chiropractors can prescribe orthopedic devices, as needed.

Can a chiropractor give injections?

While chiropractors can't inject narcotic medications, they have adequate training and licensing to administer trigger point injections (TPIs). TPIs may contain corticosteroids or other nonnarcotic medications that can reduce pain and inflammation. That being said, a medical doctor must still provide any prescription medication that's injected and obtained from a licensed pharmacy.

Are chiropractors qualified to read X-rays?

While the specific laws and scope of practice vary from state to state, chiropractors can request X-rays in all 50 states and advanced imaging studies, including spinal MRIs and CT scans. Most chiropractors are fully trained to read X-rays and their reports. Depending on the results of the X-ray, chiropractors may need to request a further interpretation from a medical doctor.

Can chiropractors diagnose conditions?

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat an array of spinal disorders. They use a variety of diagnostic tools, including clinical evaluations, X-rays, and CT scans, to diagnose problems, such as herniated discs, coccydynia, sciatica, and whiplash. However, any condition not related to the spine typically requires the advice of a licensed medical doctor.

What should I wear to the chiropractor?

Because chiropractors need to manipulate the spine during an adjustment, it's important to wear nonrestrictive clothing. Comfortable clothing that enables patients to move easily helps to learn properly any stretches or exercises taught during the appointment.

Can you go to a chiropractor while pregnant?

Many chiropractors offer prenatal care meant to relieve pain and discomfort and help women adapt to changing postures during pregnancy. Before obtaining chiropractic care during pregnancy, it's important for women to discuss their plans with their OB-GYN to ensure that chiropractic care is a safe treatment option.

What should I expect at the chiropractor?

At the first visit, chiropractors typically get information about patients' health history and any current pain or discomfort they're feeling. The chiropractor usually checks vital signs and reflexes and performs the patient's first adjustment. Depending on the patient's condition and complaints, they may also provide referrals for additional tests, determine a treatment schedule, or provide stretches and other home-based treatment options.

Can chiropractors hurt you?

When a chiropractor performs spinal manipulation, it's not uncommon to feel some pain or discomfort in the days that follow. That can include headaches or residual pain in the spine or other treated areas. However, there are rare instances when chiropractic treatment can cause severe adverse effects, such as stroke or disc herniation.

What is the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath?

Both chiropractors and osteopaths use similar techniques when treating patients, including manual manipulation. However, while chiropractors are primarily focused on treating the spine, osteopaths offer treatments for other parts of the body, too. An osteopath can provide treatments for musculoskeletal problems and health concerns, such as colic, chronic fatigue, and sleep disorders.

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