Don’t Treat The Symptoms, Treat The Cause!
Curious about Chiropractic? Chiropractic is a healthcare system that is centered on the role of the spine and central nervous system; focused on accessing and leveraging the body’s own recuperative powers. Dr. Deena Riggins will help you harness the efficient natural healing power within.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (of the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Core uses the active release method in synergy with soft tissue bodywork. Every treatment plan is unique to the individual.
Core Chiropractics, Meet the Doctors
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We DO Accept Insurance for many of our services including chiropractic. Santa Cruz Core would be happy to check your insurance card for any potential coverage . We employ professional insurance billing experts to make this process stress-free and easy for you.
Call (831) 425-9500 for a complementary consultation if you have any questions about rates and packages. Our philosophy is that everyone deserves to achieve a healthy balance and be pain-free.
I honestly don’t have any joint pain, my knees have always been the worst and with the routines Jaimi has me doing I now have balance and strength in my joints. I have no knee pain whatsoever!
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (of the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
Chiropractors identify and correct the cause of health challenges which arise when misalignment of the vertebrae (the small bones that make up the spine) disrupt neurological communications between your brain and the cells, tissues, and organs of the body. Chiropractors correct this misalignment by gently adjusting the position of the vertebrae of the spine, reducing or eliminating neuropathy (changes in the pathology of the nerves), thus allowing your body to properly self-regulate, adapt and heal. The importance of the initial scan is to determine if the body has lost its potential to re-create itself with normal cells instead of abnormal disease.
Follow up appointments of 15 to 20 minutes include: soft tissue mobilization, muscle stretching, physical rehabilitation, and therapeutic modalities, in addition to joint mobilization and manipulation. To allow for a natural transition toward independence, we will develop an individualized home exercise treatment that you can use while away from Santa Cruz Core.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of Chiropractic adjustment treatment, we at Santa Cruz Core also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- Active Release Deep tissue Work (see below)
- Acupressure Therapy
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Muscle Stretching (see below)
- Moist heat therapy
- Massage Therapy
Clinical Services and Treatment
Your initial appointment consists of a 60-minute evaluation, a physical exam and referral for any necessary imaging or diagnostic test results. The physical exam includes a postural assessment, gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, neuromuscular evaluation, muscle strength testing, muscle length testing, and joint mobility testing. Based on the data gathered, our doctors either perform a treatment or if the they feel that, based on the results of your tests, you are better suited for another health care professional, they will make a referral to a knowledgeable professional.
Chiropractic care is effective for a wide variety of conditions:
- Auto Accidents
- Back Pain-Lower
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ear Infections
- Pinched Nerve
- Slipped Disc
- Back Pain-Upper/Neck
What is ART? “Active Release Technique” is used to relax the surrounding tissue that causes the spine and skeletal structure to be pulled out of alignment. With extensive knowledge of soft tissue and repetitive strain injuries, she only adjusts when necessary – never over-working your body. Deena has a diverse clinical approach combining chiropractic, exercise rehabilitation, soft tissue therapies, and functional movement systems.