Your First Visit

What to Expect During Your First Mission Valley, San Diego Chiropractic Visit

Our chiropractor in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, are committed to helping all patients feel comfortable and confident in their treatment choices. We consider ourselves to be your partner on the road to better health! If you are new to our practice, it’s natural to have questions about what to expect and how chiropractic care can help your body heal after an injury or manage your pain. The information here is designed to answer questions you may have about what to expect, our chiropractic philosophy, and how to get started with treatment.

Your First Visit to DiSabatino Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc.

When you first visit our Mission Valley chiropractic center, our chiropractor, Dr. Nicholas DiSabatino will take a full medical history and conduct diagnostic exams. Information from your medical history will help Dr. DiSabatino better understand your symptoms and the origin for your current health problems. We have our forms available on our website for you to complete before the appointment for your convenience. Many patients are surprised to learn that seemingly different symptoms may actually be linked together by the same root problem! Understanding the trigger for your pain or injury is critical to not only relieving this pain, but also to reducing the risk for future injury.

Frequently, a mechanical misalignment is the root cause for a patient’s back pain, neck pain, headaches and shoulder pain. When the vertebrae are not properly aligned, they may compress nearby nerves. This compression can trigger everything from a radiating and numbing pain sensation to sharp or tingling pain. Dr. DiSabatino uses diagnostic exams to precisely identify the location of any subluxations within the spine. Once these have been located, he will use various chiropractic adjustment techniques to restore correct alignment.

Our San Diego, CA, chiropractor is experienced with a wide variety of treatment techniques, including spinal active release therapy, flexion distraction therapy, low force chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Depending on your health needs, we combine one or more of these treatment techniques. Integrating different treatments offers an enhanced level of pain relief and may help the body heal faster following injury. Additionally, Dr. DiSabatino may recommend complementary nutritional counseling or therapeutic exercise therapy to support long-term weight loss or fitness goals. All treatment is fully tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Our chiropractic care follows three main phases: relief care, corrective care and wellness care. During relief care, the primary goal is providing immediate pain relief so that you can resume basic day-to-day activities. Corrective care is the second treatment phase, which is focused on restoring correct alignment to the body and supporting the body’s natural injury rehabilitation process. While wellness care is the final stage, we consider it part of an ongoing process for every patient to live his or her healthiest life. We strive to empower patients with the resources they need to be pain-free and active for years to come.

For more information on Mission Valley, San Diego CA, chiropractic care at DiSabatino Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc., please schedule a diagnostic appointment by calling (619) 322-4626. Take control of your health today!


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

    I love going to see Dr. DiSabatino; it honestly seems miraculous how much better I feel after a treatment. He helps me with my running – my hip flexors get really tight after long runs – and he helps me feel better at work. I notice myself sitting up straighter and have fewer knots in my shoulders and neck even after long hours of sitting at my desk. You should check DiSabatino Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. You will not be disappointed.

    Carly Rae, La Jolla, CA

    I have recommended my friends with pain and injury to DiSabatino Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. and will continue to do so because of the great results!

    David Smith El Cajon, CA February 18, 2017

    My name is Brian I have severe back problems and also neck problems Dr. Nicholas helped me very very very much and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart Without his care I probably would've lost my mind for those of you that deals with back problems you know what I mean so once again thank you very much Dr. Nick and I will see you soon.

    Brian Foxworth, San Diego, CA February 16, 2016