There are a couple of things I really love in life. Listening to music loud, classic cars, my dogs, zucchini, family, getting a massage, capturing the beauty in you, and my chiropractors.
What is chiropractic? Unlike recent write up and popular belief they do not just “…realign your bones after you’ve been knocked about…”
Dr. Chirs Vargas and Dr. Adana Moses run Innate Family Chiropractic Pasadena. In their own words, “At Innate Family Chiropractic we specialize in full family wellness care. That means we provide care for everyone from newborns to grandparents and everyone in between. We know the power of families getting healthy together as a team.”
The definition of Chiropractic in Websters is “System of healing based on the theory that disease results from lack of normal nerve function, often caused by displaced vertebrae putting pressure on nerve roots. Treatment involves manipulations of body structures, primarily the spinal column, and use of other techniques when necessary. It concerns the relationship between musculoskeletal structures and functions of the body and the nervous system. The chiropractic method was propounded in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer (1845–1913). Practitioners are trained at accredited chiropractic colleges.”
If you think about it where do all the decisions you make to breathe, eat, swallow, walk, sit, stand … all come from? Your brain makes the decision and the message is sent down from your brain through the spinal column to all those little verves that make the movement happen. The human body is amazing in all the things that it does every day, no, every second, to keep us functioning as humans. But what happens when there is a stoppage and the message can’t get through? Like a little beaver damn that stops the flow of a river, a pinch in the nerve, a misalignment, a tweak can all make what is a simple task seem insurmountable. There are sooooooo many little nerves, and neurons, and gismos, (yes, this is written in lay terms!) in our body, and in my experience, it’s one tiny little thing that goes awry that can cause a whole lot of trouble.
I’ve experience many of these little accidents in my life. I have a penchant for falling down, and tripping up. How I manage the up and down parts I’ll never know. I like to think I’m too busy looking at all the beautiful things there are to see in the world J What do I do when this happens? Pick myself up and drive/hobble straight to my favorite chiropractors, Dr. Chris and Dr. Adana. In fact, last week I was rear ended, just a little, in downtown LA. Everyone was ok, but I felt a little sore in my neck and was of course shaken up a little. I left the area after exchanging details and drove straight to my Chiro. It was my immediate reaction to get myself adjusted to make sure there were no subluxations, or misalignments in my body. Why? Well, because I know how delicate the body is and how much stronger it is when it’s all working together the way it should.
Dr. Chris and Dr. Adana have made their office not only a well trained establishment to look after your body and make sure those nasty subluxations are not there, but they have made it a home. A community center where their patients all get to mingle and become a part of the extended Innate Family. They are not just concerned with your spine and “cracking your bones”, but they are concerned with your whole body, and especially your mind. This is why they work so hard to offer “after school” classes on everything from healthy eating, toxins found in common cosmetics, pre-natal health, the perfect storm (ask them about this one), why vaccines are not good for you, that the flu shot is the devil, and more. All of this is free because they are so passionate about making sure we have all the information we need for well rounded wellness care. Because looking after just one part doesn’t work, it all has to work together.
And lastly, and most importantly they are both the best people you’ll meet. We all need people like Dr. Chris and Dr. Adana in our lives. They are both truly caring, kind, open, compassionate, giving … and all those nice words to describe people that you love to be around. Sometimes I just go to their office to hang out and be around the good vibes, and fun people.
If you haven’t thought about chiropractic care for yourself or your family I highly recommend it, and especially Innate Family Chiropractic. Good for your body, mind, and most importantly soul.
You can find them here:
Innate Family Chiropractic
33 S Catalina Ave.
Hours of Operation:
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Here’s a great success story from their website:
Lukas’ Success Story
As a child growing up in the 2010s, I have witnessed many life experiences. From major world events to the daily chores, education and physical activity in my life. I understand that I must maintain my body, mind and spirit. I am fortunate to also have a family that loves, understands and supports me. This is where the “pop squish” and Drs. Chris and Adana and Jessica help me in my life…
As a baby I was a little squished in my mommy’s womb so I needed a little extra help unfolding outside in this world (torticollis).. My mom knows me so well and she helped so much in my first years stretching and shaping my new body. She really gets me… So, as I grew my mom and dad noticed my body reshaping but not in the proper way… I suffered from congestion when I was sick, even a couple of scary trips to the ER. Not good..
I have had Chiropractic work done before when I was younger so I am familiar with the “pop squish” feeling… However as Dr. Chris and Dr. Adana have shown me, there is more to be done. Ever since meeting them, I have been sick less and my chi is flowing well. I balance my head weights and stretch and get “pop squished” twice a week. I have even received my 25th adjustment! Yeah for me!!! Best news is no scary ER visits. I get sick, then I get better, naturally. Thank you Mom, Dad, Dr. Chris, Dr. Adana and Jessica.
What did I miss? I’ve been going as a patient for about 4 or 5 years. We’ve been friends for about 3 or 4 years, I go twice a week because I want to, they always have healthy nuts and gluten free treats on special occasions, Jessica is the first face you’ll see and she’s awesome!, there are always cute kids to coo over, I’ve asked them to add more cute single guys to coo over and they’re working on it, the images here are from a few years ago and they’ve painted and reorganized at least 3 times since then, at the end of each week Chris play “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, Chris, Adana and myself all follow the Paleo lifestyle, Chris and Adana have been a couple for over 7 years and nuptials are surely impending, and they rock!
Oh, and they just won Pasadena Weekly’s Best Chiropractor for 2013-2014!!!!!