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Chiropractic Services


Our team consists of licensed chiropractors that treat many conditions affecting the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Think of a chiropractor as a doctor who cares for any kind of muscle, bone, joint pain or dysfunction. These services are available for established Golden Valley Health Centers patients.

Services Include:

  • Musculoskeletal Exam
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Treatment of Acute Conditions
  • Treatment of Chronic Health Conditions Such as Back Pain
  • Referral for Diagnostic Testing

Chiropractic Patient profiles / Types

Chiropractic services are an effective treatment option for all ages, including both children and adults. Chiropractors see pregnant patients, athletes, patients that work on computers all day, field workers, construction workers, etc… Our chiropractic providers offer treatment to people of all ages. A chiropractor can offer alternative methods of treatment that don’t involve prescribing medicine.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic treatment where a licensed chiropractor uses their hands or special instruments to adjust the spinal column and other joints in your body. This type of care is called a chiropractic adjustment or a spinal manipulation. A chiropractic adjustment can help reduce pain, correct your body’s alignment and how your body functions physically. Chiropractic adjustments offer treatment that complements traditional medical care you receive. Chiropractic adjustments are the most common alternative treatment option in the United States.

Chiropractic Treatment

The most common reasons for a chiropractic adjustment include:

  • Lower back pain                        Neck pain
  • Muscle pain                                 Headaches
  • Sports injuries                            Work injuries
  • Shoulder pain                             Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain                                    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee pain                                    Ankle pain
  • Sciatica/leg pain                        TMJ / Jaw pain
  • Nerve related conditions such as Neuralgia, Neuritis, Paresthesias and Hypoesthesia
  • Scoliosis screening of children   Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health                            Pregnancy

Pain Relief You Deserve

Patients receive a screening before a chiropractic adjustment

To ensure that they are a good candidate for chiropractic care, clients receive a screening before a chiropractic adjustment. If chiropractic care is not appropriate for their condition, the Golden Valley Health Centers chiropractor will refer to another healthcare provider for care.

Chiropractic Treatments Offered:

  • Consultations for neuromusculoskeletal complaints
  • Examinations of the spine and its contiguous structures, upper and lower extremities
  • Scoliosis screenings
  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Myofascial release/manual therapy tissue work
  • ART (active release technique)
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Stretches
  • Guidance on nutrition
  • Applicable recommendations for patient home care such as modified lifestyles, exercise, bracing, ice or heat, etc.

Understanding Chiropractic Adjustment Procedure

Chiropractic adjustments focus on alleviating symptoms that affect the musculoskeletal system. This could be to treat aches and pain, muscle stiffness or chronic conditions. Some people choose to get a chiropractic adjustment if they want an alternative form of treatment that doesn’t involve taking prescription medicine.

What happens before a chiropractic adjustment?

At your first visit, your chiropractor will discuss your medical history and perform a physical exam. If needed, they’ll order diagnostic imaging tests done to understand more about your musculoskeletal system including:

  • X-rays
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan

After learning more about your symptoms and what might be causing your discomfort, your chiropractor will develop a unique treatment plan based on exam findings and the results of your tests.

What Happens During A Chiropractic Adjustment?

During a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor will offer treatment that is unique to meet your needs. You will lie face down on a chiropractic table that allows certain parts of your body (divided into segments) to lift slightly higher than the rest, which helps your chiropractor apply pressure to a specific area.

What is the popping sound I hear during a chiropractic adjustment?

You may feel and hear a popping or cracking sensations during a chiropractic adjustment. These are gases, like oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, released from your joints. Gas gets trapped in small cavities of your joints when you move and stretch. While this gas release may be more apparent during a chiropractic adjustment, you experience a similar sound when you crack your knuckles.

Chiropractic Services


Licensed Chiropractic Clinicians and Associates:
  • Conduct a Physical Assessment
  • Collect Medical History
  • Offer X-rays, MRI and CT for Diagnosis
  • Provide Adjustments
  • Offer Advice on Nutrition, Diet, Weight, or General Health
  • Offer Advice on Ways to Manage Stress
Chiropractic Service Specialists Offer Recommendations After Adjustment:
  • Exercises and Stretches
  • Proper Ergonomics for Improving Your Posture
  • Icing / Heat Therapy or Topical Analgesics
  • Ways to Manage Stress and Relax Muscles
Adjustment Details:

Your chiropractor will use their hands or small instruments to apply a quick, controlled force (amount of pressure) to a joint or they will gently stretch your joints beyond their normal range of motion. This helps align the vertebrae in your spine if they were slightly off-center and release gases trapped within your joints.

What happens after adjustment:

After a chiropractic adjustment, you might feel mild soreness or have very minor aches in areas of your body that your chiropractor worked on. This feeling usually goes away within 24 hours and rarely affects people who see a chiropractor regularly.

Golden Valley Health Centers offers chiropractic services at these clinics:


Merced Northview
3940 Sandpiper Ave.
Merced, CA 95340

Merced Suites
847 West Childs Ave.
Merced, CA 95341


Modesto Tully
1801 Tully Road, Ste F
Modesto, CA 95350

1114 6th St.
Modesto, CA 95354

Ceres-Whitmore Ave.
3109 E. Whitmore Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307

Ceres-3rd Street
2760 3rd St.
Ceres, CA 95307

Los Banos Medical
821 Texas Ave.
Los Banos, CA 93635

200 C St.
Patterson, CA 95363

250 Northgate Drive
Manteca CA 95336

Chiropractic Services Are offered at these Locations:

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