The Objective of Chiropractic is to detect and correct vertebral subluxations.  A Subluxation, simply, is a vertebrae that is misaligned and/or not moving correctly that interferes in the normal function of the nerve system.  Subluxations can lead to pain, incoordination, dysfunction, and disease.  Our goal for our patients is not just the absence of pain but 100% function and coordination of all aspects of the body, mind and spirit.  The primary way we accomplish our goals is through the chiropractic adjustment, through education, and as necessary referrals to appropriate adjunct modalities/professions.  The Chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, specific force to reduce the subluxation and restore clear communication in the nervous system, to restore harmonious function.

We start with taking your health and trauma history, then we take objective scans using digital thermography of the spine and digital spinal X-rays.  Next is a chiropractic examination, followed by your first adjustment.  Then your second appointment is where we will go over our findings and x-rays with you, make recommendations for relief care and corrective care and wellness care, and go over referrals and recommendations for things you should do at home and between visits. We look forward to being a part of your families health team!



A slip on the snowy sidewalk in winter is a small thing. 

It happens to millions.

A fall from a ladder in the summer is a small thing. 

It also happens to millions.

The slip or fall produces a subluxation. 

The subluxation is a small thing.

The subluxation produces pressure on a nerve. 

That pressure is a small thing.

That decreased flowing produces a diseased body and brain.  That is a big thing to that person.

Multiply that sick person by a thousand, and you control the physical and mental welfare of a city.

Multiply that man person by one hundred thirty million, and you forecast and can prophesy the physical and mental status of a nation.

So the slip or fall, the subluxation, pressure, flow of mental images and disease are big enough to control the thoughts and actions of a nation.

Now comes a person. And one person is a small thing.

This person gives an adjustment.  The adjustment is a small thing.

The adjustment replaces the subluxation.  That is a small thing.

The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves.  That is a small thing.  The released pressure restores health to a person.  This is a big thing to that person.  Multiply that well person by a thousand, and you step up the physical and mental welfare of a city.

Multiply that well person by a million, and you increase the efficiency of a state.  Multiply that well person by a hundred thirty million, and you .  have produced a healthy, wealthy, and better race for posterity.

So, the adjustment of the subluxation to release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental impulse flow, to restore health,

is big enough to rebuild the thoughts and actions of the world.

The idea that knows the cause, that can correct the cause of disease, is one of the biggest ideas known. 

Without it, nations fall; with it, nations rise. This idea is the biggest I know of.

B. J. Palmer, 1944


We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the prisoned impulses, a tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them to life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air. In the dim, dark
distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life, it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms. Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form and absorbs the spirit into itself again.
And yet you ask "Can chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?" Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?
B.J. Palmer, D.C., Ph.C.

HOURS: Chiropractic Care
    with Dr. Melissa Crago


MON:  8:00 am - Noon; 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

TUES:  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WED:  8:00 am - Noon; 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

THU:  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SAT:  9:00am- 12 (noon) every other Sat

Oct 10th and Oct 24th

Nov 7th, Nov 14th, Nov 28th

Dec 5th, Dec 19th

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 19th-26th

HOURS: Thai Bodywork
    with Leah Van Winkle


MON/WED:  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

TUES:  10:15 am  - 1:00 pm

THU:  9-11am

FRI:  9-5pm


5330 College Avenue, Suite 210

Oakland, CA 94618


Office:  (510) 594-9994

Cell:  (510) 394-5035

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