HEALING WITH A HUMAN TOUCH.

Chiropractic
Care

I hurt myself sneezing, of all things. I had terrible pain and spasm in my neck. Within just a few treatments, my pain was gone and mobility back to normal.

Structure.
Function.
Ability.

Enhance your body’s structure, function, and natural ability to heal with chiropractic care. Chiropractic (Greek, meaning “done by hand”) is a safe and cost-effective approach to health that’s taught and practiced throughout the world. Doctors of chiropractic are primary care health professionals focused on the diagnosis, care, and prevention of disorders of the spine as well as other parts of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems.

Chiropractors provide effective care to some 35.5 million American adults, who utilize chiropractic care to promote health, alleviate pain, and improve quality of life. SCU, home of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, has trained doctors of chiropractic for over 100 years, and provides expert chiropractic care to people like you.

Conditions Treated by Chiropractic Care:

Widely known for pain relief, chiropractic care can also address a variety of ailments and challenges.

Opioid-Free Relief From:

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Headache
  • Joint Pain/Injury
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

Additional Benefits:

  • Relieve Pregnancy-Related Backache
  • Correct Hip, Gait, and Foot Problems
  • Improve Flexibility, Stability, Balance, and Coordination
  • Prevent Work-Related Muscle and Joint Injuries
  • Decrease Discomfort During Menopause
  • Improve Function and Ability to Better Perform the Activities of Daily Living
    • Joint Position Sense
    • Reaction Time
    • Reflex Excitability
    • Motor Control
    • Lower Limb Muscle Strength

Treatment and Health Considerations

Select a therapy or health consideration below and discover more to the right.

  • Spinal Adjustment

    Spinal Adjustment

    Your chiropractor uses their hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint to improve spinal motion and your body's physical function.

  • Extremity Manipulation

    Extremity Manipulation

    Chiropractic manipulations are not limited to the spine and neck. Your extremities including ribs, shoulder and elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot, hands and toes can be manipulated to relieve pain and instill motion within that joint.

  • Exercise

    Exercise

    Specific strengthening exercises can help relieve pain, increase strength and stability , and prevent new injuries. Your chiropractor will teach you how to perform the exercises until you are comfortable doing them on your own.

  • Injury Prevention Strategies

    Injury Prevention Strategies

    Chiropractic care is critical for preventing and recovering from injuries. Every NFL team has a DC on staff. Your chiropractor will create a regimen for you, which may include spinal adjustments, hip alignments, mobilization modalities, and more.

  • Muscle and Joint Therapies

    Muscle and Joint Therapies

    Chiropractic care therapies center on the nervous system and musculoskeletal, hard tissues like the spine, bones, and joints. This can help prepare your body for adjustments.

  • Modalities (Traction, Ultrasound, Laser)

    Modalities (Traction, Ultrasound, Laser)

    When applied to the spine, traction devices gently separate the vertebrae, resulting in disc decompression, reduced nerve root pressure, and less pain. Therapeutic ultrasound uses heat created by sound waves to reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. Low Level Laser Therapy applies red near-infra-red light to reduce inflammation, accelerate healing, and reduce pain and stiffness.

  • Nutrition Counseling

    Nutrition Counseling

    Poor diet and nutritional habits contribute to various chronic ailments. Your chiropractor can design a nutritional program specific to you helps maintain well-being and minimizes risks of developing serious health conditions.

  • Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation is a comprehensive process that applies to recovering from many types of injuries and illnesses. In the case of musculoskeletal pain, rehabilitation (or “rehab”) refers to treatment to help regain physical strength after an accident or injury. The rehab process may also include learning new ways of moving or performing tasks to compensate for the residual effects of an injury.

  • Sleep Hygiene

    Sleep Hygiene

    Behaviors and environmental factors including diet, exercise, room temperature, and mattress and pillow quality, that when addressed can help improve sleep.

  • Stress Management

    Stress Management

    Lifestyle advice used to reduce stress in conjunction with chiropractic treatment, including diet, exercise, and relaxation strategies.

  • Workplace Ergonomics

    Workplace Ergonomics

    Recommendations based on a workspace evaluation, including sitting position, desk space, and placement of computer equipment, to help maintain proper alignment and overall health.

  • Yoga

    Yoga

    An ancient practice that uses various body postures and movements to achieve harmony with oneself and the universe.

FAQ

Your
First Visit.

The chiropractors of SCU embrace an approach to healthcare that looks not only at biological concerns like injuries or genetics, but also factors like mood, fear, stress, culture, family, and socioeconomics—each of which affect a person’s ability to heal and stay healthy.

Your first chiropractic visit includes a health history and physical examination which involves assessment of spinal and musculoskeletal joint function, evaluation of joint pain or tenderness, asymmetry, range of motion, muscle tone and strength, posture, and joint stability. From here, you and your doctor will create a personalized treatment plan based on your goals and preferences.

Meet Our
Chiropractors.

Kevin Glenn, D.C., CCSP

Chiropractic Clinician and Associate Professor

Diane Christopherson, D.C.

Chiropractic Clinician and Associate Professor

Robb Russell, D.C.

Assistant Vice President and Clinical Chief of Staff

Jacqueline Beres, D.C.

Spine Care Director and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Assistant Dean of Clinical Education

Hiwot Melka, D.C.

Chiropractic Clinician and Assistant Professor

Kevin Glenn, D.C., CCSP

Chiropractic Clinician and Associate Professor

Diane Christopherson, D.C.

Chiropractic Clinician and Associate Professor

Robb Russell, D.C.

Assistant Vice President and Clinical Chief of Staff

Jacqueline Beres, D.C.

Spine Care Director and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Assistant Dean of Clinical Education

Hiwot Melka, D.C.

Chiropractic Clinician and Assistant Professor

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