Spinal adjustments are the hallmark of treatment in most chiropractic offices. After a friendly evaluation and consultation (and x-rays often times), the doctor will check your alignment and perform specific adjustments to your spine. The purpose of this treatment is to improve alignment, balance, and joint mobility so you can feel your best. Yes, there is often a “pop” sound that occurs with adjustments, that is simply the sound of gas being released within our joints with certain motions, the same sound you hear when your fingers pop. Adjustments typically feel great and most often you will leave with less pain and on the right track to health. Ask the doctor if you have any other questions about the adjustment beforehand, they are here to help. Learn more.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques such as joint manipulation and mobilization, used by the healthcare provider to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures in order to help with pain, dysfunction, injury, reduced range of motion (ROM), soft tissue inflammation, stress, and to facilitate proper movement in the joint or soft tissue. Learn more.

Therapeutic Exercise

San Pedro Chiropractic Clinic knows that no care plan is complete unless a patient is doing some exercise to rehab/strengthen an injured or painful region. This is why in our office, based off your symptoms or dysfunction, we will recommend and actually teach you stretches and exercises to do both in the office and later on at home. Some common rehab protocols we use are: cervical traction, wobble chair for core activation, and fulcrum exercises for spinal molding and alignment.

TENS Therapy

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy involves the use of low-voltage electric currents to treat pain. Electrodes or mediums for electricity to travel to the body, placed on the body at the site of pain deliver electricity that travels through the nerve fibers. The electric currents block the pain receptors from being sent from the nerves to the brain. TENS therapy has been around for decades and considered safe and effective for helping with acute and chronic pain. Our staff may likely put the electrodes on along your spine or on an injured extremity, such as your knee or elbow, as needed. Learn More

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, and for good reason, our patients love it! Kinesiology tape is flexible and moves with your body, which is different from the rigid traditional sports tape. How does it work? When applied over a stretched muscle, kinesiology tape lifts the skin, accelerating blood flow to increase the amount of oxygen available to muscles, which can improve healing and increase athletic performance. The tape can also block pain signals in the body and offer support during activity to your joints.