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Our Chiropractic Techniques

Dr. Shapiro uses a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

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Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

Diversified

After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. read more»

SOT

Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction. read more»

Subluxation Station

This technology helps us assess your nervous system by measuring tiny amounts of heat and electrical differences along your spine. read more»

Thompson

Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. read more»

AK Applied Kinesiology

Testing the strength of specific muscles of your body helps us find structural, chemical and mental problems and monitor your results. read more»

Acupuncture

The perfect adjunct to your chiropractic care, we use acupuncture for meridian balance, symptom relief and many organic health complaints. read more»

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Stan Shapiro know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Please contact us at either our Kearny Mesa or San Carlos/ La Mesa chiropractic office to schedule your appointment today!