At Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles holistic healthcare begins by treating the whole person!
If you are looking for optimal health and wellness, this is the place for you.
Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles
To provide healing on many levels – physical, chemical and emotion – Body-Nutrition-Mind.
Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles uses Applied Kinesiology to look deep into the body to find the cause of chronic dysfunction in the body.
Holistic healing can truly occur by using both Eastern and Western philosophies to treat the WHOLE person not just the parts that hurt.
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Chiropractic is a holistic approach for maintaining optimal health. Proper functioning of the nervous system is predicated upon healthy moving joints to supply information to the brain in order for the body to be able to heal itself on an ongoing basis. “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” A more comprehensive technique in chiropractic called Applied Kinesiology uses muscle testing to find neurologically inhibited muscles which can lead to imbalance and injuries or impair recovery.
Chiropractors diagnose in the same way as medical doctors and study most of the same courses and study a similar number of hours in their education. A chiropractor will diagnose your condition based upon findings from range of motion, palpation, muscle testing, orthopedic tests and other studies like x-ray or MRI when necessary to further evaluate a condition. A chiropractor is licensed to treat muscular or skeletal disorders of the spine and the extremities including the shoulders, hands, knees and feet. A chiropractor addresses your condition by adjustments of the spine and extremities, and when necessary uses physiotherapy such as cold laser therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, manual therapy, kinetic exercises, ultrasound and infrared to name a few.
A chiropractor can help with many more problems than just aches and pains because chiropractic reduces stress as well as addresses particular injuries. Reducing stress can alleviate an entire gambit of problems including headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, muscle twitches, stress out-breaks of skin disorders and muscle twitching, chronic fatigue, myofascial problems like fibromyalgia, irritability and depressed moods. Often people don’t realize chiropractic is able to safely and effectively treat sciatica, disc disorders, shoulder pain, knee pain, rib pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, tennis elbow, in addition to the common back pain and neck pain. Applied Kinesiology, a chiropractic technique, may be especially helpful when working with knee, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries.
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Applied Kinesiology is a system of manual muscle testing which relates muscle inhibition with neurologic confusion in the body. There are at least five areas in the body which may cause muscle inhibition: nerve supply, cranial faults, meridian deficiencies, lymphatic reflexes and emotional components. Finding and correcting these muscles weaknesses restores balance and function to the body.
One size does not fit all. The adjustment itself should not hurt, nor should you be in worse pain after treatment. That being said anytime your receive bodywork of any kind whether its chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, massage or exercise – joint inflammation may still progress causing pain as part of the normal healing cycle of the body for the next day or two. Typically after an initial injury, inflammation can become increasing worse up to the first 3 days, so if you are receiving treatment the day after a car accident, you may have pain increase for the next couple of days until inflammation has reached its peak. Most patients find a reduction in pain from the first visit, however, some people for the first couple of treatments may experience something more like a “workout” type soreness as the body begins to rebalance. This should NOT be an acute/sharp pain.
Finding the appropriate chiropractic technique for your body is important. An elderly patient should not be adjusted the same way a football player may need to be adjusted. There is a multitude of various techniques within chiropractic. From non-force type adjustments to large joint manipulations. What’s appropriate for your may very depending on the type of injury, whether it is acute or chronic and your comfort level. Choose a chiropractic who has wide array of techniques to treat you.
A chiropractor is a doctor specializing in structure, the muscular system and the nervous system. All three of these areas are essential in achieving and maintaining good posture.
First, a chiropractor will check the alignment of your spine and pelvis. A properly aligned body makes it easier to achieve a healthy posture.
Muscles move bones and support your upright and seated postures. A chiropractor can reset muscles to maintain balance by adjustments and direct release of myofascial adhesions in the muscles.
Finally it’s important to remember the nervous system is integral to recognizing and holding an optimal body posture. Adjustments to the spine activate the nervous system and then your chiropractor may also give you exercises to strengthen your posture. Lumbar support devices for sitting may also be important to have the best ergonomics especially if working on a computer for several hours at a time.
A chiropractor can help with a much wider variety of issues than you may be aware. Research has shown that chiropractic is an effective treatment for low-back pain and other related muscle injuries. Chiropractors can treat much more than just low back pain. You may consider seeing a chiropractor for pain in the neck, shoulder, wrist, hip, knee or ankle.
Chiropractors treat the muscular skeletal system and have the same training in neurology as a general MD, but also chiropractors have training in rehabilitation and physiotherapy devices that are typically used in a physical therapy office.
A chiropractor is a doctor who can diagnose your muscular skeletal disorders a physical therapist cannot. A physical therapist is typically seen after an MD, who prescribes them a certain amount of physical therapy, diagnoses a person with a disorder.
Typically insurances have some coverage for chiropractic, but may only pay a portion of the charges. You must first find out if your chiropractor accepts insurance or will give you a walkout bill to send to insurance. In most PPO plans there are what is called “IN NETWORK and OUT OF NETWORK” benefits and deductibles that apply to both. Generally the deductible is higher if you see someone out of network. A doctor IN NETWORK has an agreement with the insurance company to accept certain dollar amounts for services. Covered California removed chiropractic benefits from Blue Shield personal plans, while keeping coverage for physical therapy and acupuncture.
Most doctor offices do not accept walk ins, which includes chiropractors. A massage therapy establishment may frequently have walk ins. You may want to consider that chiropractic office that accepts walk ins may not be the best choice if you need a complete exam and tailored treatment for your needs. These corporate ‘chain-type’ offices usually offer a low cash price, basic adjustments and do not provide for insurance billing.
A chiropractic initial office visit depending on the depth of the exam and treatment in Los Angeles ranges from $125 (45 mins.) to $185 (60 mins.). Follow up visits also range on in price depending on the procedures given by the chiropractor and/or their assistant. Typically based on each 15 minute procedure provided by the doctor is $45 (only an adjustment), so a 30 minute treatment (adjustment and EMS) may be $90, while a 45 minute appointment with 3 treatment procedures (adjustment, cold laser and EMS) may be up to $135.
At Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles the prompt pay discount for an initial hour visit with exam and treatment is $165; follow-up visits up to 30 minutes is $85; and 45 minute follow-up is $125.
They both have similar philosophies and training, while an osteopath leans more towards allopathic medicine, a chiropractor is generally more holistic and alternative healing based. Chiropractors have more studies in adjustment techniques, typically using safer short-lever moves. Studies that link cervical manipulation to a rare instance of stroke and referred to as a ‘chiropractic manipulation’ in articles is more often performed by other providers, i.e. osteopaths or medical doctors who are not well trained in performing cervical adjustments.
If you are looking for a doctor who can prescribe medicine you should see an osteopath. If you are looking for structural balance and recovery from injuries it may be better to see a chiropractor.
Dr. Best is, as his name attests, the best. He is more than a chiropractor, he is a healer. I’ve been going to him for years, and no matter the issue, I always feel better afterwards. He goes beyond the call of duty.
I Give Dr. Best five stars!!!!! I have been looking for a Chiropractor like Dr. Best for a while! Dr. Best is really dedicated to his patients. He takes time and do much more than chiropractic. He does Applied kinesiology (muscle testing) so he can know exactly what is going wrong with you! The staff is also friendly!
Dr. Ken is amazing! The first time I went to see him was when I injured my knee to the point that it was difficult to walk and he was able to squeeze me in right away knowing it was an emergency. After my knee healed, I continued to see him 2 to 3 times a month to fix all the problems I had in my body. Everything that I pointed out, he worked on and I have never felt better! I’d definitely recommend him!
After being in constant pain from several auto accidents, after my first visit with Dr Best, the pain decreased a lot. Within a few months I was pain free and have been for over 8 years. A true healer.
Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles shares his knowledge through various topics on his blog page. His educational videos can also be found on https://www.youtube.com/user/ManyLevels
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