About Chiropractic & Dr Rich
Medically Studied & Proven Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Impaired athletic performance
Abnormal blood pressure
Headaches and Migraines
Neck and Back Pain
Colic and Ear infections in children
Low immune system functioning
Mental and oxidative stress
Your body has the natural ability to heal itself and maintain vital health. For you that means feeling good and being healthy.
Chiropractic care facilitates this natural healing ability.
It literally turns your body's natural power on, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Why Get an Adjustment
Why Get an Adjustment
To facilitate health transformations, some of which his patients have described as miracles, Dr Rich focuses on what is called a vertebral subluxation. A subluxation is misaligned vertebra that increases pressure around the nerves blocking some of your vital life energy. This can cause pain, dysfunction and even lead to disease. When you think about what gives the life to your body and how all of your cells and organs are nourished, maintained and controlled by the nerves traveling from your spinal cord, it makes sense how Chiropractic care is able improve and eradicate such a wide range of health issues. For you personally, a health issue might be back pain or low energy. For your loved one, it might be headaches or high blood pressure. For others, it might be sinus health, or a poor immune system or digestive issues.
Dr Rich corrects the subluxations. In other words, he frees the obstruction impairing or reducing your nerve, organ and body systems health. How does he do that? With his exceptional skill and experience, he performs a chiropractic adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment is when Dr Rich applies a precise and painless pressure to a specific part of the spine or extremities, helping the joints to be centered properly, permitting normal nerve transmission, assisting your body to recuperate, regenerate, and heal.
If you have tight, restrictive or painful muscles, if you have a painful shoulder, hip or extremity, Dr Rich may also incorporate a myofascial release technique that he developed over 23 years of practice. It releases muscle contractures quickly and more effectively than massage therapy, yielding much greater range of motion while "releasing" the pain that makes you miserable.
The result is your good health!
The Common Causes of our Subluxations
How Chiropractic Works
“Chiropractic patients were found to be more satisfied with their back care providers after four weeks of treatment than were medical patients. Results from observational studies suggested that back pain patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than with medical care. Additionally, studies conclude that patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than they were with physical therapy after six weeks.”
American Journal of Public Health
Widespread Use of Chiropractic
“Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the complementary and alternative medicine professions. Patient surveys show that chiropractors are used more often than any other alternative provider group and patient satisfaction with chiropractic care is very high. There is steadily increasing patient use of chiropractic in the United States, which has tripled in the past two decades.”
Annals of Internal Medicine
Meet Dr Rich
For 23 years now, Dr Rich has been dedicated to making a difference for others. He is absolutely convinced that healthier living is a possibility for everyone. He believes that getting well and staying well is not necessarily the result of outside sources. His family practice thrives on his commitment to facilitate and maximize your body’s natural healing power, assisting you to live better: pain free and with vitality.
Dr. Rich has always had a fascination about the nature of things and how they worked. As a former satellite design engineer and dealing with the demands of how to put an object in space and keep it there, he thought he was working with the ultimate in cutting edge technology. It wasn’t until he became a chiropractic patient that he understood how supreme the human body was, and in particular the nervous system. The turning point was when he understood how involved the nervous system was in virtually every disease and healing process, and how intricate the spine was with the nervous system.
The improvement to his own well being after suffering from headaches for 17 years was so impactful that in 1994 Dr Rich left the field of engineering and became a student at Palmer College of Chiropractic West.
Dr Rich has 4 children and lives with his wife Carrie in Manhattan Beach.
Dr Rich's warm, welcoming, family based practice is open to everyone.
He hopes to partner with you on your wellness goals and helping you achieve your dreams.