Chiropractor, D.C.
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I founded Walking Doc Chiropractic in my hometown of Santa Cruz to bring quality treatment to people who are at times unable to make it to a chiropractic office. I am here to help people with musculoskeletal pain find relief without surgical or medical intervention. I specialize in populations with pain originating from poor environmental work postures and people with acute injuries. I create treatment programs specific to individuals per complaint."
(831) 777-6381
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"I founded Walking Doc Chiropractic in my hometown of Santa Cruz to bring quality treatment to people who are at times unable to make it to a chiropractic office. I am here to help people with musculoskeletal pain find relief without surgical or medical intervention. I specialize in populations with pain originating from poor environmental work postures and people with acute injuries. I create treatment programs specific to individuals per complaint."

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Chiropractic in Santa Cruz - is it right for me?
Santa Cruz Chiropractors specialize in the interactions between our nerves, muscles and skeleton and their effects on our general health. They diagnose problems and use manual therapy, including joint adjustment and manipulation, to prevent and treat them.

Many people who seek Santa Cruz chiropractic care do so for help with back pain, especially lower back pain, neck pain and headache. Spinal adjustment in Santa Cruz or chiropractic adjustment is the most common method of treatment--it refers to the manual adjustment by the chiropractor of the three-joint complex at the base of your spine with sufficient force to create a sensation of 'release', increasing the joint's range and reducing pain.

A treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments. Many chiropractors in Santa Cruz also incorporate nutritional counseling, exercise or rehabilitation into the treatment plan.
How is a Chiropractor licensed?
The Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in Santa Cruz must complete four academic years at a school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, as well as a one-year internship at an outpatient clinic owned and run by a chiropractic college. They are tested and certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and licensed by the state in which they practice. To maintain licensure in most states, practitioners must complete a certain number of continuing education hours annually.

There are several schools of chiropractic adjustment techniques, although most chiropractors mix techniques from several schools. Some Applied Kinesiologists in Santa Cruz are qualified as Chiropractors.