Westside Family Chiropractic is a group of four Berkeley chiropractors. We welcome the chance to meet you and introduce you to our staff and services. A free consultation session is yours upon request.
In addition to spinal adjustments, services such as preventive health care, massage and rehabilitative exercise will help you recover optimal health and peak performance without drugs. We will demonstrate how best to care for your back, neck and other extremities to prevent further pain.
Some insurance plans cover chiropractic care. If you're paying out of pocket, we will find a payment plan that fits your budget. We want all our patients to receive the best treatment possible. Contact us to set up an appointment, and make a commitment to your well-being today!
|City||Berkeley , CA|
|Address||2560 Ninth st, ste 313|
|Phone Number||(510) 843-5700|
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What Is Chiropractic Care? We're glad you asked! Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
Addressing the Root of the Problem
The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) , and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.
"I started seeing Dr. B. several months ago on a referral from a friend. He is super. I have chronic pain, arthritis and problems with two old back injuries. When I first went in I was sceptical about whether or not I would get relief. I'd had chiropractic treatment before and knew much depended on the practitioner.
Dr. Bretow was amazing. He is incredibly thorough and I am seeing improvements in my pain level every time I see him. He doesn't just crack the spine. He does a series of energetic healings first, then there is a deep tissue massage and when he does the adjustment the muscles are so relaxed it is more of a glide than a crack. I highly recommend him."
"I have been using Dr. Steve's chiropractic services for a little over a year now. When I first started the services I was in 'bad' shape! My lower back hurt, my legs were aching and my back and shoulders had constant pain. It was recommended that I first start out twice a week, then once a week, then every other week, and now I am to the point where I go once a month. I still use the services, however, my pain is slowly subsiding and I can honestly say that I have been seeing chiropractors for many years and this one, by far, is the very best! I recommend Westside Family Chiropractic services for your chiropractic needs."
"Dr. Steve is an outstanding chiropractor. He has a great touch, both with his hands and his heart. He helps the body heal itself. He also makes you feel like family. When I go there, I feel like they really care about me.
I have chronic neuromuscular problems, things you can't really fix, but he keeps me in the game, keeps me upright, keeps me aligned. I couldn't recommend him more. Marcy, his office manager, is a gem, too. Part of the family. Don't hesitate, see Dr Steve. He'll help you heal."
"Ann Honigman is an amazing healer. I'm not the kind of person who uses the word "healer" often, but Ann has diagnosed and fixed so many musculo-skeletal issues for me and my friends over the years, I'm left with no other word. I'm an active biker, rock climber, and backpacker so I get banged up (and out of balance) now and again. The level of personal care and expertise is simply amazing!!!"
Westside Chiropractic is terrific. I have been seeing them for nearly 25 years and they have helped me through all sorts of back related issues. They spend the time to truly understand your specific needs and then customize the treatment to you. It is a holistic approach that delivers remarkable results.
This is the place to go if you have pain, especially back and neck pain. Dr. Steve is great. Margie at the front desk is awesome. Dr Steve has a great sense of humor as well. Dr Steve supported me when I had Lyme disease, which was a long and difficult journey. I woke up yesterday with a pinchy pain in my neck and I went to see him it feels so much better, I can go back to work.
I was in an auto accident over twenty five years ago and have had almost every type of treatment you could imagine for low back. Most of them failed. However, Dr. Bretow has provided the only conservative treatment that I have received that has given immediate positive results. Fifteen minutes on his table always loosens up the tightness and alleviates pain.