chiropractic care

An integrated and holistic approach to spinal health. At Live Well Chiropractic and Pilates Center in Los Angeles we have taken the next step forward in promoting optimal joint health. We have integrated the services of a chiropractor, group or private Pilates classes, massage and acupuncture treatments all under one roof. This combination allows each patient the opportunity to use the service(s) that best suit their needs.

Offering you a specific treatment plan that incorporates a chiropractor, Pilates exercises, massage and/or acupuncture treatments can tremendously help you resolve problems related to your joints, muscles and nerves.

To ensure you make the most of your treatment time we have a dedicated team of professionals. Our staff thoroughly understands the importance of addressing fundamental issues of spinal function such as joint mobility, strength and flexibility. To give you the best results our team will keep an open line of communication throughout your care making sure you are being carefully monitored and your goals are a top priority.

Whether you come for one of our services or a combination of a chiropractor’s care, Pilates, acupuncture and/or massage we will gladly help address your health questions and suggest care that best suits your goal.

To better understand chiropractic care it is helpful to know this treatment focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend and deliver physical therapy modalities, rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.”   The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.  Chiropractic care if recommended may be delivered by a variety of techniques that at Live Well Chiropractic and Pilates Center includes Diversified and Activator techniques.

Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriateChiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team