Spinal adjustments are the hallmark of treatment in most chiropractic offices. After your evaluation and consultation (and x-rays oftentimes), the doctor will check your alignment and perform specific adjustments to your spine. The purpose of this treatment is to improve alignment, balance, and joint mobility so you can feel your best. 

Chiropractic adjustments are most well known in the spine, however our doctors also commonly may adjust your shoulder or hip if there are misalignments or stiffness found in those regions. Chiropractic can treat a broad range of conditions, such as:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Hip and leg pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Headaches
  • Poor posture
  • And more!

There is often a “pop” sound that occurs with adjustments, that is simply the sound of gas being released within our joints with certain motions and is totally normal to hear and feel during an adjustment, similar to the sound you hear when your fingers pop! Adjustments typically feel great, with greater flexibility and less pain right after. Be sure to ask the doctor if you have any other questions about the adjustment beforehand. If you don’t like the idea of your joints popping during treatment, that is totally fine, there are other ways to stretch and adjust your spine/joints.

Massage Therapy

Here at San Pedro Chiropractic Clinic, our goal is to provide you with quality massage therapy to reduce your physical aches, pains, injuries, and to reduce your stress. Massage therapy works by loosening up your muscles, breaking up tight tissues or knots called trigger points, increasing circulation, and helping you relax so your body can heal properly.

We offer different types of massages that we can fit to your individual needs, including:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage Learn more.

Therapeutic Exercise

San Pedro Chiropractic Clinic knows that no care plan is complete unless a patient is doing some exercise to rehab/strengthen an injured or painful region. This is why in our office, based off your symptoms or dysfunction, we will recommend and actually teach you stretches and exercises to do both in the office and later on at home. Some common rehab protocols we use are: cervical traction, wobble chair for core activation, and fulcrum exercises for spinal molding and alignment.


Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine which has a history over 3000 years originally from China. Hair-Thin needles are inserted in specific points in the body to treat various conditions and also boost immune system. According to WHO and NIH, acupuncture has been reported to treat various conditions such as chronic back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and any other joint pain, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia and much more. When it is administered by a qualified medical professional, it is safe and effective. Unlike conventional medicine, it is non-invasive and a natural way of treating any existing conditions. Acupuncture can be also use as a preventive medicine which will lead you to a true well being. To get the maximum results, it is recommended to a series of treatments. Your doctor will examine you and discuss what is the best option for you. Learn More


Cupping works by placing either glass or plastic cups on different places in the body and then using suction to create a negative pressure, sometimes infrared heat is also used at the same time. Cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, stimulate healing, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, and can even help with anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and more.

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, and for good reason, our patients love it! Kinesiology tape is flexible and moves with your body, which is different from the rigid traditional sports tape. How does it work? When applied over a stretched muscle, kinesiology tape lifts the skin, accelerating blood flow to increase the amount of oxygen available to muscles, which can improve healing and increase athletic performance. The tape can also block pain signals in the body and offer support during activity to your joints.