Chiropractic Care
We provide advanced spinal correction in our San Diego chiropractic practice utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.

The benefits of chiropractic care include: a pain free lifestyle, increased stamina and energy, higher self-esteem, boosted immune function, increased range of motion, osteoarthritis prevention, and most importantly, a fully functioning nervous system allowing optimum health.

Regular chiropractic care, eating a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress management are all part of an overall wellness lifestyle that, if followed, results in a longer, healthier and pain-free life. Below are some of the best techniques and therapies we use that best complement chiropractic care and help you maintain a healthier, more vibrant body.

Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique® is a unique form of manual therapy administered by trained professionals to damaged soft tissue, restoring movement and eliminating pain.

How does it work? Muscles are composed of tiny filaments of tissue that run parallel to one another, allowing each muscle to move freely. When a muscle is injured, these filaments tear. Some muscle tissue injuries are sudden like tears and sprains. Others are the result of “cumulative trauma” like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and bursitis. Regardless of the cause the body reacts to the injury in a similar way, by filling the damaged area with inferior tissue known as fibrous adhesions. Adhesions can develop between muscles or within muscles. Still, the result is the same; the once parallel filaments of muscle tissue get bound together so they no longer slide and glide freely, impairing movement and causing pain.

ART is the first and only treatment designed specifically to treat these soft tissue problems. Combining an understanding of biomechanics and movement with hands-on manual mobilization and manipulation techniques, ART allows the practitioner to go right to the heart of the problem and resolve it, with a success rate of over 90%.

Corrective Exercises
We teach our patients special blueprint exercises in order for them to help themselves correct and strengthen their own unique issues. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of the patient’s home. If done on a regular basis, they can improve the effectiveness of a spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. Along with skeletal misalignment, connective tissues and muscles can be strained or out of place due to improper use or poor alignment. Various stretches and specific exercises can help your body stay healthier and more balanced.

COX Flexion Distraction Therapy
Cox Technic is non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on spinal manipulation performed with the patient lying on The Cox Table, our proprietary, specially designed chiropractic instrument. This table permits the effective administration of flexion-distraction and decompression adjustment and manipulation. Well-researched and documented, flexion-distraction and decompression helps relieve spinal pain and return patients to their desired quality of life by…

dropping intradiscal pressure to as low as -192mm Hg
widening the spinal canal foraminal area by 28%
reducing pressure on the spinal nerves
returning motion to the spinal joints

The goal of Cox Technic is to help the spinal pain patient go from “pain” to “no pain” as quickly as possible following the “rule of 50%” which governs the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

In order to effectively manage neck pain or back pain, it is vital to exercise regularly and actively participate in rehabilitation measures. By exercising weak areas and regaining strength that may have been lost, corrective exercise places patients on the right path to feeling healthy and mobile. Most often, an exercise program works best when it is tailored to an individual’s pain level and condition. This program ideally should include a stretching regime, along with strengthening and aerobic conditioning. Understanding the correct exercises and how to implement them is one of the most important parts of this process.

Individuals who are dealing with lower back pain are encouraged to get physical therapy and exercise on a regular basis in order to help with their own recovery. Quite often though, they are simply encouraged and seldom given the tools and knowledge to accomplish this task. The following will discuss a basic understanding of what causes lower back pain and how to take corrective steps through exercise to rehabilitate this situation.

FAKTR Technique
FAKTR (pronounced “factor”) is a revolutionary way to treat soft tissue problems. It is effective for many conditions, ranging from headaches, back pain, shoulder problems, pain in the elbows, feet…just about any body part. Injuries can be caused by over use, falls, auto accidents, sports injuries, work related injuries and can have bothered you for a long time, or be a new condition. Most of these problems can be resolved within a few treatments.

Your FAKTR provider will do a complete examination and history of your complaint before determining if this is the best treatment for your condition. You might be treated by a FAKTR provider with instruments or possibly, just their hands. A treatment can take anywhere from a few minutes to up to half an hour, depending on your condition.
FAKTR, in many cases, can usually provide positive results much more quickly than other forms of treatment.

FAKTR is not effective on all conditions and is not appropriate for all patients. There are both indications and contraindications for the use of FAKTR. Come into SDARC Wellness ans see your local certified FAKTR provider to find out if FAKTR is right for you.

Nutritional Counseling
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patients’ return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Our Doctors can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs as well as specific protocols for various conditions such as: diabetes, MS, allergies, cardiovascular as well as providing a specific detoxification program. We use only professional grade, whole foods supplementation from the most respected companies available.

Wellness Plan
Living a balanced, healthy life is now easier than ever. At the SDARC Wellness Center we offer a full Chiropractic Wellness Plan to help educate you to take a more active role in your health and wellness by providing you with the materials, training, and nutrition that will lead you to discover a healthier lifestyle. By following this Wellness Plan and the 13 steps listed below, you will achieve overall balance, health, vitality, and longevity.