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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

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8-12 AM2-4 PM
Tuesday12 Noon6 PM
Wednesday8-12 AM2-6 PM
Thursday12 Noon6 PM
Friday8 AM2 PM
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Foundation for Total Health

Chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation (spine and skeletal structure), then that problem needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care.

Relief Care

The first phase objective is to help you reduce pain as soon as possible.  Depending on the severity of the condition causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 2-3 times per week until the pain is relieved.

Corrective Care

The second phase of chiropractic care is to correct and restore health by allowing muscles and other tissues to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury and pain.  The goal is to bring your body back to 100% functioning.  It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustment about 2-4 times per month for 1-3 months, depending on you overall health and the severity of your problem.

Wellness Care

The third phase is wellness care in order to maintain spinal health.  Even after your body has fully healed and the pain is gone, it is important to have periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future.  This phase usually requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-2 times per month based on your particular need.

Welcome

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.

Injury

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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