About Dr. David Eckerson's 30 Years In Practice

The Importance of Your Spine


All of your bodily functions depend on the brains ability to deliver it's messages to your organs and body parts. Every function of the body depends on this information highway called the spine. If you sever the spine, nothing works. If you take care of the spine, everything works the way it is designed to. Most people are operating at far less than optimum health levels, setting up the body for diseases to take over. Taking care of your spinal health is number one in your wellness plan. Followed up with good nutrition, good movements, and good thoughts, and you have a recipe for success.

What I believe


I am a firm believer in the bodies ability to heal itself if only we would get out of it's way. To think that our body cannot heal itself and that it needs some kind of chemical drug to make it work right, is like saying that our Creator made something with  major flaws in it's design. We are lead to think this way by big pharma, all in the name of profit. I believe your body is a self healing, self regulating organism with a higher intelligence we will never quite fully understand. I do know that mine works quite well when I get out of the way, think good thoughts, feed it good stuff, and move it regularly.        

Diagnose The Problem Develop A Plan


Diagnosing any problem is a process of elimination.  It takes time and effort to make sure you're treating the condition properly. Once you have the diagnosis, developing a plan of action comes next. Follow through is up to you! Success in any endeavor is all about commitment and following the plan. I give my patients a plan. How you do with the plan is ultimately up to you. You have to believe in your ability to heal and create a new body. Pain is a warning sign you don't want to cover up with a drug. Find it and fix it! That's the goal.

Services Offered

Chiropractic Care


 The purpose of a spinal adjustment is to return the spine to a natural state of health and to reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation, so you can enjoy your life pain free. A functional spine allows your body to perform at optimum levels all the time. Virtually all of your bodies systems depend on your spine to deliver the information from your brain telling them what to do. When the spinal system is depressed by injuries, misalignment, poor posture, and life's stress, your body suffers from poor health and chronic conditions.  

Services offered include:

  • Comprehensive Examinations
  • Treatment Plans tailored to your need
  • Nutrition Counseling and Weight Loss
  • Functional Medicine Treatments
  • Anti Aging Programs
  • Stretching and fitness Counseling
  • Vitamin Supplements (tested and proven)

"The doctor of the future will look to the spine for the cause of disease"  Thomas Edison


The Adjustments


When you receive a chiropractic adjustment we are not  simply "cracking your bones". The doctor knows exactly what is wrong and in what direction the bone needs to move to either be in alignment or function properly. Treatment is designed to correct the problem, not just give temporary relief. The "popping" sound you sometimes hear is not the sound of bones clicking. The sound you hear is air being released from the joint space, like pulling a suction cup off a window, it makes a popping sound. When this happens, your joints get lubricated and realigned and normal function is the result. Every joint throughout the body can be adjusted by a Chiropractor!  Chiropractor in Ventura !

The Therapies


The therapies used in this office are used to aid in getting a good adjustment and helping that adjustment to stay in place as long as possible. Often times the therapies are very relaxing and feel quite good. That, however, is not the goal, just a cool side effect. Deep tissue release is used to rid the body of scar tissue in the muscles from past injuries and mobilize extremely stiff muscle groups. Superficial muscle massage is very relaxing and just feels real good:)  All the therapies used have healing as their goal. 

Examples of Conditions Treated

Neck And Shoulder Pain


Neck and shoulder pain often occur together because of how they work together. A very complex area of the body, the neck and shoulder have to be properly assessed and treated or your condition will continue to return unresolved.

Carpal Tunnel Wrist Pain


Due to our work and lifestyles, Wrist pain is a common condition. in most cases it responds very well to conservative care from chiropractic. With the proper exercises and support, these conditions often time resove completely.

Irritated or "Pinched" Nerves


The term "pinched nerve" was invented to describe a nerve with pressure being put on it by inflammation, a bone misalignment, or a bulging disc. All of these conditions can be treated using non invasive, non toxic methods.

Lower Back And Hip Pain


The lumbar spine is the strongest area of the body, it is often the most difficult to resolve in a short period of time. Chiropractic care is proven to be the number one method of treatment for lower back problems. Studies prove that chiropractic care is more effective than medications and surgeries in the treatment of lower back pain. 

Deep Tissue Muscular Pain


Life brings many injuries from childhood through adulthood. Those injuries are not always properly dealt with so that they will not return as another issue later in life. Internal scar tissue is like muscle memory of past injuries coming back to haunt you. The proper diagnosis and treatment can eliminate these conditions and help you perform better and feel great again.  

Migraine Headaches


Headaches are very common. This doesn't make it normal. Over 80% of all headaches are caused by a problem in the cervical spine (neck). Chiropractors spend years on this subject in their schooling. Spinal treatments are extremely effective in eliminating headaches from your life. Properly diagnosed and treated, headaches can be a thing of the past.    

Additional Conditions Commonly Treated :


Digestive problems

Acid re-flux or heartburn (GERD) is effectively treated with a combination of chiropractic adjustments, lifestyle changes, and nutritional supplements. High success rates.

Hormonal Imbalances in Men And Women

The nervous system is instrumental in controlling these functions, as is diet and lifestyle. The use of functional medicines and supplements are also used to treat these conditions.

Ankle And Foot Pain

Tarsal tunnel syndrome and plantar fascitis are easily treated with the proper taping, home therapies, and ankle adjustments. 

Sports Related Injuries

Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, wrist issues, knee injuries, brachial plexus injuries, and spinal conditions are just a few of the sports related injuries chiro care can help resolve.

Weight Loss For Health

So many of the aliments that plague the country are related to obesity. Just being 20-40 pounds over weight can shorten your lifespan significantly and decrease your quality of life in general. There are no drugs or surgeries that can address this properly.   

Performance Enhancement

The anti aging movement is in full swing with new treatments now available. Through the use of natural modalities, specific supplements, and lifestyle changes, we can reverse the aging process and bring your energy and healing capabilities back to the age of thirty again. You can feel good and perform at your best well into your seventies now.  This is an ever growing and exciting specialty with benefits you can only imagine.

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Eckerson Chiropractic

738 East Main Street, Ventura, California 93001, United States

(805) 278-6767


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