Chiropractic Therapy in San Diego, CA

ActiveMed Integrative Health Center has a team of chiropractors in Encinitas, CA, dedicated to helping patients like you through treatments which reduce pain and ease a range of other problems. We also serve patients in Poway, Escondido, and other locations across the San Diego County in California.


Chiropractic care is a safe, effective and natural approach to managing pain and other health related issues. Chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.

At ActiveMed we have Encinitas, CA-based chiropractors who seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients in addition to educating them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.


Chiropractic treatment focuses on spinal adjustment. It involves applying manipulation to a vertebrae that has abnormal movement patterns, or does not function normally.

In chiropractic treatment, the body is considered a living machine. When one joint is misaligned or damaged, it upsets the way the machine works, causing pressure on nerves, inflammation, and subsequent medical problems. Most chiropractic patients seek to restore mobility to their joints, which are restricted by tissue injury due to a traumatic event such as falling, repetitive stress, or sitting without proper back support.

Often, this treatment uses hands-on spinal manipulation, but our Encinitas chiropractors use other techniques to manage a patient’s care. For instance, our chiropractors use natural agents like heat, water, massage, and exercise.


Chiropractic treatment mainly focuses on back problems. There are, however, a range of other diseases, disorders, and ailments it may treat. These include:

  • Headaches
  • Disc injuries
  • Posture, joint, and muscle problems
  • Sciatica
  • Spine and neck problems
  • Sports injuries


Yes, chiropractic treatment works. Its effectiveness in treating a range of disorders, ailments, and diseases has been proven in published studies.

In 2004 an analysis published by Cochrane Collaboration found that chiropractic adjustments are beneficial for both short-term and long-term back pain. A group trial found that 22% of patients, who had chiropractic treatment, experienced fewer migraine attacks. In the same study, 49% of the participants said that the pain intensity was also significantly reduced.