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Craviotto Family Chiropractic

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2922 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3372
Phone: 805-563-0007
Fax: 805-682-7075

Office Hours

Monday8-12 AM2-4 PM
Tuesday12 Noon6 PM
Wednesday8-12 AM2-6 PM
Thursday12 Noon6 PM
Friday8 AM2 PM
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Brief History of Craviotto Family Chiropractic

Dr. John and Dr. Lori Craviotto opened their chiropractic office in Santa Barbara in 1987 where they provided outstanding and compassionate care to their patients.  John and Lori had met while attending Western States Chiropractic College and married shortly after (1982). John graduated in 1985.  Lori graduated in 1986.  Both physicians were trained in multiple chiropractic techniques.  They worked together in the Santa Barbara office until 2000, when they decided to expand their practice.  Dr. Lori opened her chiropractic office in Buellton.  Dr. John continued in Santa Barbara. Both offices served their clients with outstanding comprehensive chiropractic care.  In 2007, Dr. Lori decided to sell the Buellton office and go to work in her family's agriculture business where she still works today.

Our Preventative Philosophy

Craviotto Family Chiropractic emphasizes preventative maintenance for your entire body--back, neck, shoulder, knee, joints.  All chiropractors stress the importance of joint and spine health through chiropractic adjustment once an injury occurs and pain is present.  Dr. John stresses the importance of reducing risk of injury, illness and pain through periodic maintenance.  He offers a program of injury prevention.  For patients who already have chronic painful conditions, Dr. John offers an intense program of spinal therapy and adjustment designed to relieve nerve pain without invasive surgery.

Before considering surgery, consider chiropractic care by a qualified chiropractor.   As a patient of Craviotto Family Chiropractic, you will receive a personally tailored program to your specific needs.

Dr. John Craviotto, Chiropractor

Dr. John is a sixth generation Santa Barbaran.  He attended Santa Barbara area schools and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Cal Lutheran University in 1980.  He graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1985 with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and opened his Santa Barbara chiropractic office in 1987, together with his partner and wife, Dr. Lori, also a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College.

Art of the Chiropractor

Dr. John is a master in the art of mechanical manipulation and chiropractic adjustment.   His gentle yet effective style makes him one of the best chiropractors in Santa Barbara County.  His clients come from all walks of life, including the sports world.  He has worked with many athletes, over the years through his long-standing association with Santa Barbara City College as their official chiropractor.  He treats acute and chronic injuries, as well as simple misalignments and muscle tension. 

Dr. John generally used Diversified, DNFT, Gonstead, drop piece and Cox manual distractions techniques.  He is trained to use physical therapy modalities when needed.

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Welcome to

Craviotto Family Chiropractic

Santa Barbara

Dr. John Craviotto, D.C.

(805) 563-0007

Serving Santa Barbara

Since 1987

Doctor John is committed to providing the best chiropractic care for your particular needs.

The Art of the Chiropractor

The Art of Chiropractic Body Alignment

Your entire skeletal structure has a natural and healthy alignment if it is formed properly by nature.


When an injury occurs, that alignment of bone structure may be throw-off, and the surrounding muscles and ligaments may tense-up to hold the injured area in a fixed position, trying to prevent further injury.  While this fixed position may be a good temporary safeguard, it can become problematic.  Injuries often cause a misalignment of the spine or neck or even a limb joint, shoulder, knee, ankle.  Muscles holding this fixed position can exacerbate the injury.  If this misalignment and muscle tension remain untreated for a length of time, the result is often severe pain (nerve pain) and can even lead to serious degeneration of a joint or vertebrae.

Skill of the Chiropractor

It is the skill of the chiropractor to correct these misalignments through physical adjustments and also to relax the muscle tension.  The use of message or electrical muscle stimulation are common methods of relaxing the muscles after or before a treatment.

Self Help

While an injury may require several chiropractic treatments during the healing process, there are several things a patient can do to help their condition.  Stretching, walking, icing (ice, ice pack) or heat treatment (heating pad, hot water bottle, hot shower, hot jacuzzi).  Certain supplements may also help.

Chiropractic Tools

There are also chiropractic tools available.  Orthotic shoe inserts can help correct a misalignment in the foot which may be causing a walking or standing problem.  The orthotic aligns the bottom of the foot which supports the entire body, ankle, knee, hip and back—the whole column.

Another  chiropractic tool is the cervical pillow.  This pillow is designed to maintain the natural curvature of your neck while lying on your back or sleeping.

The reason these tools are so effective is that they support the natural and proper alignment of your body, which nature may fail to do at times.  While an injury is healing and even after it is healed, it is wise to support the alignments by whatever means possible, for as long as possible.  

Office Hours

                Monday               8-12    2-4
                Tuesday              12:00-6:00
                Wednesday         8-12    2-6
                Thursday             12:00-6:00
                Friday                   8:00-2:00

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