Pure Wellness Center's chiropractor, Dr. David Chang, works in tandem with his patients to develop profiles of their spinal health that will serve as the pivot point for holistic wellness. Each patient's narrative gives shape to their treatment, which can include preventative-care regimes geared toward correcting problematic habits or care for recovery from serious traumas, such as car accidents. Therapies range from careful manual or electrical manipulation of vertebrae and muscles to exercises that strengthen the whole musculoskeletal system. The office resembles a Mondrian painting, with panels of red and yellow cloth, geometric black massage tables, and crowds of gallery docents cautioning visitors not to exhale too forcefully on the crisp white walls.
It's not his fondness for tennis, golf, or the Lakers that makes Radiant Wellness's Brian Ghessi stand out among the other chiropractors in town. Rather, he distinguishes himself with his advanced certification in Network Spinal Analysis. One of the only practitioners of this methodology in the Santa Clarita–Valencia area, Dr. Ghessi uses his unique training to relieve tension plaguing overstretched spinal cords. During adjustment sessions, he observes the patient's muscles and breathing patterns, then uses gentle pressure to dissolve pockets of stress and their jabbing car keys. His sessions work to offer relief from pain, anxiety, and fatigue without the use of drugs or surgery.
Ekengren Chiropractic Inc.'s Dr. Jessica Ekengren knows there's a lot of confusion when it comes to chiropractic care. For instance, some believe that all chiropractors do is perform adjustments. But Dr. Ekengren's state-of-the-art treatments do so much more. She actually uses 10 different chiropractic techniques, and often performs gentler adjustment techniques that omit the "cracking" sounds associated with traditional adjustments. These treatments can help assuage pain caused by pinched nerves, auto accidents, and scoliosis, as well as alleviate headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome.
She also uses Meridian Stress Assessments to evaluate overall health and Nano SRT therapy to fight stress. In order to dispel some myths about chiropractic and teach people in the community how to take care of themselves, she tapes podcasts.