Chiropractic Care in Coastal North County San Diego

Chiropractic care is a centuries-old, evidence-based, holistic approach to wellness intended to regain balance and comfort throughout the body. With several modalities come several benefits within the spine, joints, and soft tissues. Our clinic is skilled at finding the precise cause of pain and creating a chiropractic care plan that delivers. 

We want to get you healed and pain-free, but we also want you to have the tools to keep your results and live a healthier, more satisfying life. Our goal matches yours; you can trust us to provide the right chiropractic care based on your individual needs and goals. We offer quick yet highly effective appointments so you can get back to those who matter most.

Our team can provide a chiropractic care treatment plan to all kinds of patients, including:

  • Pregnant women
  • Babies, toddlers, and youth
  • Middle and high school sports players
  • Weekend warriors
  • Athletes and sportspeople
  • Seniors and Medicare patients 
  • Active and sedentary people in every stage of life
  • Veterans 
  • And others

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care falls under a large umbrella; however, the aim is to utilize adjusting solutions that re-establish spinal and extremity positions. Adjustments (also called manipulations) are used to target disc, joint, and soft tissue imbalances using a hands-on or instrument-assisted approach.

Chiropractic care encompasses natural, non-invasive methods that empower the body’s healing process, often with a quick, controlled thrust or movement to an affected area. After receiving chiropractic care, function and comfort are enhanced, allowing for proper movement and range of motion.


Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Chiropractic care is incredibly safe. It has been trusted by people for many years all over the world and is so gentle it can be used on the most vulnerable patients, including moms-to-be, babies, and seniors.

Chiropractic treatments are a medication-free and organic way of promoting the healing of many types of trauma within the musculoskeletal system and spine. When you work with a chiropractor, you’re contributing to a healthy lifestyle. Chiropractic enables a strong, safe body that functions highly so you can be active and participate in the activities you enjoy most.


Does Chiropractic Care Hurt?

We’re often asked if chiropractic care is painful or if pain is felt after treatment. This varies by person, but typically, the process is soothing and relaxing, offering no pain whatsoever.

For some, minor discomfort can appear later, but the symptoms mimic the feeling after a workout or deep tissue massage. Even with the slight discomfort, most patients will feel immediate relief at some level after receiving chiropractic care.


The Tidewater Chiropractic Process

Before initializing a chiropractic care plan, we’ll discuss a number of factors regarding your history, current symptoms, lifestyle, goals, and more. Once we understand what you hope to accomplish from working with us and after a comprehensive physical exam, we’ll tailor a healing strategy to what will best meet your needs.

You can count on our Solana Beach chiropractic care team to maximize your time with us and get terrific results. If you’ve never received chiropractic, we invite you to reach out. We’re happy to answer any questions and concerns you may have.

Chiropractic Care Techniques at Tidewater Chiropractic 

Our team is trained in several types of chiropractic adjusting and services, including:

Motion Palpation Technique

Motion Palpation Technique

Motion Palpation involves manually feeling the spine as the patient bends and moves at various angles and forms. It’s a diagnostic technique that helps us locate joint dysfunctions within the spinal column and extremities.

Thompson Drop Table Technique

The Thompson Drop Table is a segmented table that allows us to lower specific parts based on the patient’s needs and body placement. Once placed on the table, we can drop the correct segment and use gravity for a forceful, precise manipulation that adjusts the targeted area safely and quickly.

Diversified Chiropractic Adjustment

Diversified Chiropractic Adjustment 

This solution is the most common type of chiropractic treatment, utilizing a manual adjustment that addresses the spine or other affected areas, often in the arms or legs. It will restore and improve the function of the spine, soft tissues, and joints by using targeted pressure on imbalanced points, removing restrictions, and providing quick comfort.

Activator Method Adjusting 

The activator is an FDA-approved handheld chiropractic tool designed to deliver remarkably accurate yet gentle adjustments to impaired areas of the spine and other parts of the body. It involves a rapid low-force impulse, making adjustments with precision, allowing the body to find balance, comfort, and function.

Other Natural Treatments

At Tidewater Chiropractic, we often combine numerous natural treatments to enhance your time with us and get you healthier faster. 

Some of the natural solutions we may use to complement your chiropractic care include: 


Chiropractic care used with other safe, natural methods can help you achieve overall well-being as they enhance the body’s full function and performance.


Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries

We understand the need for our athletic patients to return to their sports responsibly. As active people ourselves, we’ve experienced the frustration that comes with a sports injury. Our team is dedicated to getting you back to training quickly.

Getting chiropractic care for your sports injury offers several benefits, including:

  • Little to no downtime
  • Comprehensive exam and care
  • No reliance on pain-masking medications
  • Treatment for the injury, not the symptoms
  • Guidance regarding exercise and stretching
  • Confidence and reduced mental stress
  • Improved focus and energy
  • And more


Conditions Effectively Treated with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care provides more than pain solutions. It helps with your overall health and function so you can live to your fullest potential.

Common symptoms and conditions our methods can treat include:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain and lumbar pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain, text neck, and whiplash
  • Shoulder pain and rotator cuff injuries
  • Knee pain and injuries
  • Foot pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Hand pain, wrist pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains, strains, and inflammation
  • Joint pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and elbow pain
  • And much more

You have a job to do, children to carry, sports to play; don’t miss out on that valuable time. What are you waiting for?

What Our Patients Have to Say

“Over three years ago, I suffered a herniated disc in my low back, which stopped my training and also made me visit two different surgeons about having surgery. I also suffered a chronic tennis elbow over a year ago. Since visiting Dr. Pierce I have made an incredible recovery; my back feels great, I am pain free, and now run 3-5 times a week, and am lifting weights again. My back and elbow have improved, I am close to 100% fit. Dr. Pierce is so educated, caring, and knowledgeable, I recommend him to everyone I meet through my work as a soccer coach and fitness trainer. He is brilliant!” – Dave Currie – Personal Trainer/Soccer Coach​