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Chiropractic | Posture-Movement Education | Lifestyle | Nutrition
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. David Allan is a doctor of chiropractic (DC) and helps remove the interference that gets in the way of your body healing yourself. He has had success with many non-emergency health concerns and problems and have helped thousands with experience close to 40 years in practice. He is confident he can help you too. He is especially known for his expertise in caring for patients with the following health issues:

  • Poor posture. 
  • Back pain including muscle spasms, sciatica and herniated disks. 
  • Neck pain including stiff neck and muscle spasms, radiating numbness and tingling in the arms and hands.
  • Wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Foot pain including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and neuromas.
  • Ankle pain including sprains and strains.
  • Knee pain.
  • Heart disease. With your help, I can reverse most heart disease).
  • Shoulder pain including rotator cuff problems, impingement, 
  • Digestive problems and issues.
  • Negative addictions such as smoking, food, and drinking. 
  • All injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system including tendonitis and sprains and strains. 
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Hormonal imbalances such as painful menses.

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Because of the modalities Dr. Allan usually adds additional modalities to chiropractic like bodywork, reflexology, auriculotherapy, and other mind-body therapies like visualization and hypnotherapy techniques. Many patients feel immediate relief following his treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Minor discomfort or soreness after a treatment typically fades within 36 hours.

Dr. Allan is a out-of-network chiropractic health care provider. He works independently from any health care network and there's no referral needed from anyone. All are welcome!

We do not accept insurance, but many insurance plans will cover part of the cost. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others. Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at more than 60 major veterans medical facilities.

We will give you a an itemized chiropractic statement for your visit and you can submit this to your insurance company for reimbursement. To find out if you're covered and by how much, contact your company and ask if they cover chiropractic care. Also tell them that the chiropractic doctor is out-of-network. Also remember to find out what your deductible is and how much you have met. You will be responsible to pay up to the deductible amount before they will pay anything. 

It depends on several factors. This is why it's best to contact Dr. Allan directly and you can reach him on his direct line at 310-773-1993. The best case scenario is you have Med-Pay on your vehicle insurance policy. In this case all your bills will be paid by your insurance whether the accident was your fault or not. 

Cash, check, all major credit cards, PayPal and Venmo.

  • Chiropractic methods
  • Structural Integration
  • Reflexology
  • Power Shiatsu Moves including Barefoot Shiatsu
  • Reflexatsu
  • Massage
  • Couples coaching
  • Lifestyle management
  • Auriculotherapy and ear seed therapy
  • Foot care and custom foot orthotics
  • Hot stone massage
  • Cupping
  • Physical therapy modalities like traction, EMS, and Ultrasonic Diathermy
  • Nutritional support including supplement recommendations, diet strategies, cleansing and detoxification programs
  • Blood work (outsourcing) as needed including Vitamin D testing

Doctors of chiropractic are educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.

 

The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard.

 

Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education, an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands--or an instrument--to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient's pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment. 

Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved. 

Adjusting the joints is simply getting some movement to the joint. Let's take a look at some fundamentals regarding joints and movement. Most joints in the body are called diarthrodial joints. They all will have a range of motion (ROM), and when we refer to adjusting joints, we are applying therapeutic movement to the joint complex.

This could include a popping sound and let's explain further. You can rotate your head to a certain degree, and will not be able to move it any further. This is called active ROM. When you reach this active barrier, you can take your hand and continue to rotate the head farther. This is called passive ROM. Then the head can no longer go any further. The popping sound will take place past this physiological space past the  passive ROM barrier. Most importantly, Dr. Allan provides only the movement that is safe for you.

Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands--or an instrument--to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient's pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment. 

Yes. It's an unfortunate fact that more than half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as "failed back surgery syndrome." Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is used initially, back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.

Remember that adjustments means movement to the joints, and of course you want to go with the flow and move your joints. But be careful to forcefully move your joints, because this could cause injury. The chiropractic adjustments are specific and most of them cannot be performed on yourself.

 

Next, you want to know why an adjustment is being made, and how you can educate yourself in the process? Dr. Allan can help you understand what self-adjusting methods you can do on your own that will be safe.

Any time is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments and most of the other modalities at the office help with pregnancy discomforts, like sciatica, improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Also, certain chiropractic techniques can be used to help properly position the baby for delivery. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age and condition of health.

  • If possible, shower or wash before coming for your visit
  • NO FRAGRANCE ON THE BODY. Do not use any perfume or cologne when coming to the office.
  • If you are going for a gym or exercise workout, make sure to do this before the treatment and not after.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that are loose fitting.
  • Females will get a gown that opens from the back, so that Dr. Allan can have access to your back and neck. 
  • Everyone gets their own clean sheet, towel and face rest cover and all surfaces are cleaned between each patient. 

YES! I can help any couple that is open and ready to enrich their relationship. I'm not a therapist but a coach. A coach that has extensive experience with life with all the good and bad that can go in relationships.

Here's a snippet of my background:

  • I raised and have two grown children (both in their 30s)
  • I have experienced the pain and misfortune of a failed marriage.
  • I have researched and experienced Tantra and Karezza that is ongoing.
  • I've taught couples massage for over 30 years.
  • I now can boast of a successful marriage for over 10 years.

If I can do it, so can you! I will set you up with the Achievementship Wellness program that will rekindle what brought you together in the first place. Visit the Couplesship Wellness page for more information. 

Of course we do! Please note the following rules in place to keep us all as safe as possible:

  • New & existing patients will fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire to make sure they are healthy enough to visit the office.  
  • The waiting room is no longer used. The parking lot is the “new waiting room.”
  • Asking patients to stay in vehicles or stay outside the office until we are ready to see you.
  • The patient should call/text to 310-773-1993 when they arrive, and/or we will call when we are ready for you to come in.
  • There is at least a 15-minute gap left between patients to air and disinfect the room.
  • All counters, doorknobs and seating area is thoroughly cleaned before you come in.
  • We digitally take your temperature.
  • We will have a sanitized plastic bin to store your clothes and shoes.
  • Everyone gets a new sheet, a new towel, and a new headrest cover.
  • Dr. Allan will be wearing a mask the entire time.

Important Office Information

Your First Appointment

Unless otherwise arranged, new patients should schedule an appointment for 90 minutes.

Your First Visit

Your first visit will be 90-minutes. Dr. Allan needs this amount of time to build a relationship and assess the best course of action for your treatment. Treatment includes a thorough history, treatment, and education. We take a holistic approach to healing and the more we know about your background, the better we can serve you. Education is a critical component and always incorporated into a treatment. Feel free to fill out intake form and schedule an appointment below.

Health Insurance?

Unless otherwise arranged, we do not bill for insurance.

Payments

We will be glad to provide you with a chiropractic statement that you can submit to your insurance company. Our preference is to collect fees when services are rendered. We accept cash, check, or all major credit cards, PayPal, Zelle, and Venmo. If you were in a motor vehicle, bike accident, or a slip & fall injury, call Dr. Allan or message him at 310-773-1993 to discuss the best course of action.

Intake Forms

Fill out our confidential online intake form.

Intake Form

This is for all patients that have not been in a work injury or a car accident. If you cannot access our online form, contact us and we'll send you a link to download our form of come to the office 15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill it out.
Online Intake Form

Nutritional Intake Form

Fill this out if you are coming in for a nutrition only appointment.

Nutritional Support

Here is our confidential online nutritional intake form created for patients that will be coming in for nutritional support. If you don't wish or cannot use the online intake, you're welcome to download our intake form HERE, fill it out and bring it with you to your appointment.
Nutritional Intake Form

Involved In A Motor Vehicle Accident?

First seek medical attention if needed, and then contact Dr. Allan to discuss your case.

Accident Intake

Here is our intake form created for patients involved in a motor vehicle accident. Fill it out and bring it to your appointment. This form can also be used for a work-related injury. If you have any questions about anything related to treatment or legal representation, call or text Dr. Allan at 310-773-1993.
Accident Intake Form

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results. Results can vary. All material provided on DavidAllanWellness.com and the David Allan Wellness Academy website are provided for informational or educational purposes only. Consult with your doctor regarding the applicability of any opinions by Dr. David Allan and his affiliates or recommendations with respect to your health or medical condition. Feel free to contact Dr. Allan to discuss or troubleshoot any health complaints at any time.

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