Frequently Asked Questions in Redondo Beach

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in Redondo Beach. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Redondo Beach chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Arc Of Life Chiropractic at (310) 379-3230 and our team can help!

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care aims to resolve symptoms as soon as possible. Quickly afterwards we treat the core issue within the musculoskeletal/nervous system to prevent future injury and provide full resolution (if possible). If we ever feel someone is better suited for your needs or require a different type of care, then we can will tell you who that is.

I Didn't Hear A Sound. Does That Mean The Adjustment Didn't Work?

This is a very common misunderstanding. For a joint to properly gap there doesn't have to be a sound. As long as we are putting the correct force into the joint that needs to be moved, then we had a successful adjustment/treatment.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is very safe. There are thousands of people who get adjusted everyday just here in LA. In this office we have treated thousands of patients of all ages with no major side effects (other than maybe some temporary soreness).To put it into perspective, our malpractice cost is a fraction of an anesthesiologist's malpractice. Being put under anesthesia is very risky (yet safe), therefore these practitioners have high malpractice premiums. 

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

A lot of patients love coming in to get adjusted. We do believe in regular chiropractic care to keep the body in optimal shape and to prevent future injury. However, once we have rid your body of your initial pains then we want to decrease your visits so you don't have to come in as often.

Can I See A Chiropractor If I've Had Back Surgery?

We adjust people who have had back surgery all the time. It does depend on how long ago the procedure was done and what type of surgery it was. Sometimes depending on your surgery Chiropractic will slow down the natural degenerative process after the surgery. Also please read my study:

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

The typical Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) first completes an undergraduate degree followed by 3-4 years of Chiropractic school. We are also required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education. If we take X-Rays in the office we must take an additional 6 hours minimum every 2 years for X-ray. The diagram included does not include clinical, residency, and/or hands on hours.

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What will my first appointment look like?

Your first appointment will consist of a consultation, comprehensive exam, and full spine x-rays (if needed). For our pregnant moms or those trying to conceive x-rays will NOT be done. During the first appointment, your chiropractor will perform a series of orthopedic and neurological tests as well as ranges of motion. We ask a detailed history and define what are your health goals. We strive to listen and appreciate your willingness to seek holistic care. We know that many of you have not ever been seen by a chiropractor so we want to make your experience like no other doctor visit you have ever been to. We hope that you feel like we care for you like we would a family member.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Chiropractic is not only safe but is very beneficial for future mommies. As you grow your body changes and certain instabilities and misalignments can occur. Chiropractic works to keep mom in good health for pregnancy and labor and it also keeps the baby in the best position for carrying, reduces chances of intra-uterine constraint, and dystocia. We are also trained, certified, and proficient in the Webster Technique.  

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

It is very safe. depending on age we don't adjust children like we do adults. Infants and toddlers get adjusted with specific tools and hands on technique that have less force. Infants and newborns only get “contact pressure” which you can reproduce by putting pressure on the bottom side of your nail until it turns slightly white.  We treat so many kids in our office and the parents tell us they see less fussiness, colic, ear infections, and the list goes on and on….

What insurances do you accept?

Some insurances do cover chiropractic. We also accept most PPO’s which we can verify for free. Your coverage depends on your plan and deductible. However, what the insurance will provide and what I know you need are two different things. Our front desk will find out exactly what is covered, and we will go over it with you.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Everybody is different. The best way to get a complete understanding and honest doctor recommendation is to come in for a consult  and exam.  Most people find some immediate relief, however we have treatment plans that range from 2 weeks to 4 months.  Typically it does take time for full resolution and to get rid of the core issue.

I heard that once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep going?

You will see LOTS of families in our office getting adjusted on a regular basis. For many parents when their kids have any ailment (fever, pain, discomfort, runny nose, ear infection & much more) they know that stimulation of the immune system and a proper alignment is what the body needs. In addition, parents in our office know that we at Arc of life Chiropractic do not subscribe to SICK CARE. We align with WELLNESS CARE. Wellness care means keeping your body functioning at its optimal potential. Our bodies are subjected to daily stresses with chronic poor posture, overuse/repetitive movements, lack of sleep, poor diet, fatigue, and much more that we need to treat our body with care. One of the best things you can do for your body is getting your spine checked and adjusted by a GREAT chiropractor.

How are infant and toddler adjustments different than adult adjustments?

Adjustments to infants and toddlers are VERY GENTLE. The amount of pressure that you place on your eyelid or pressure to put on a tomato to not create an indent is the gentle pressure applied to the spine. There are no rotatory movements and Dr. Sanchez might use a clicker tool called the activator. Actually, a lot of infants tend to stay asleep throughout the whole adjustment. Parents report better sleep and less colic even after just one adjustment.

8:00am - 6:15pm

8:00am - 6:15pm

8:00am - 6:15pm

8:00am - 6:15pm

8:00am - 2:00pm

1st or 3rd Saturday
10:00am - 12:00pm

Arc of Life Chiropractic

1666 S Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 100
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

(310) 379-3230