chiropractic services Santa Ana, CA
If you are experiencing pain, we want to help! We are dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

ART (Active Release Technique) Santa Ana, CA

ART (Active Release Technique)

Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue therapy designed to rid injured areas of scar tissue. Here at Hey Dr. Scott! we incorporate ART in our treatment of musculoskeletal disorders to remedy injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis elbow, headaches, and back pain. All of theses conditions tend to have one thing in common: the result of an overused muscle.

We are all prone to over-using muscles while at work and in our daily lives, no matter the occupation. Overuse Syndrome is common in our society. As a result of our work duties, athletic events and daily lives, we are all at risk of developing this syndrome due to repetitive stresses on the same structures. These stresses may not be painful at first, but the body learns to compensate for long term use resulting in the soft tissue adapting and changing over time.

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chiropractic services Santa Ana, CA

Chiropractic Care

The spinal column is made of several vertebral segments acting as a protective house for the neurological highway, known as the spinal cord, which connects the brain to the body. This connection is important in that it allows us as humans to function. Biomechanical imbalances are the result of these vertebral segments of the spine that are “dis-placed” or in Chiropractic terms “subluxated” causing an array of symptoms such as pain, muscle spasming, inflammation, disc pressure and accelerated disc degeneration, nerve interference, and even organ dysfunction. This cascade of symptoms causes blocks and interference in this neurological highway which is so precious to sustain optimal human function. Causes of this are poor posture, bad work environment, poor sleep positioning, trauma, physical stress, mental stress, poor diet, toxicity and birth deformities.

Over time when these imbalances are not corrected the symptoms increase, function decreases, the highway shuts down, the degenerative effect progresses and disease eventually sets in. As a doctor that provides corrective care, my goal is aimed at redirecting these vertebral segments to their balanced restored position in order to correct overall spinal posture, in turn, eliminating the symptoms and allowing the neurological highway to regain the communication between the brain and the body. Eventually, the restoration of this spinal structure and balanced biomechanics will eliminate recurring future problems, achieving overall wellness. I am trained in Gonstead, Diversified and Activator techniques and soft tissue procedures such as deep tissue and Active Release Technique. I prefer to perform a pre and post x-ray comparative analysis so my patients can actually visualize the changes made through care

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Cold Laser Therapy Santa Ana, CA

Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate your healing process. Laser treatment can be used on people suffering from acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain and swelling, increase functionality, and reduce spasms.

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chiropractic services Santa Ana, CA

Corrective Exercises

Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.

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Functional Medicine Santa Ana, CA

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a personalized and integrative approach to healthcare which involves understanding the prevention, management, and root causes of complex chronic disease. It has evolved integrative, holistic, conventional and naturopathic models to offer the most comprehensive and effective approach to healthcare in the 21st century.

Functional medicine focuses on the most current scientific research regarding how your genetics, environment and lifestyle interact in order to diagnose and treat conditions.The goal is to shift from treating the disease (disease-centered) to treating the person who has the disease (patient-centered). Functional medicine addresses the whole person and not just an isolated list of symptoms. Symptom suppression is only used as a temporary fix while seeking the root cause of the symptoms ensures optimal health for the patient. Here at Hey Dr. Scott!, we spend time with our patients, listen to their health history, and examine the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. These factors contribute to long term health issues and complex, chronic diseases. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
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Lifestyle Advice Santa Ana, CA

Lifestyle Advice

Our team here at Hey Dr. Scott! is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.

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Massage Therapy Santa Ana, CA

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.

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Myofascial Release Santa Ana, CA

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.

What to expect during therapy
If you have never undergone a Myofascial Release procedure before, you might wonder what will be done. There is no need to panic any way, since it is a minor therapy intervention meant to alleviate any pain that could be as a result of fascia muscle pain and restriction. Here is what you can expect if you visit a standard therapist for your myofascial pain treatment.

  • The therapist might have to interview you about what you think the cause of the pain could be. They may also palpitate the affected area to identify the particular fascia that needs to be massaged and given due attention during the procedure.
  • A standard treatment should last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, but should not last longer than that as that may lead to soreness and fatigue.
  • You may experience considerable relief, but if the case is severe, you may need to go for another session or two in the subsequent days.
  • The treatment does not require the use of any equipment and creams or gels. The therapist will only need their hands to manipulate and apply slight pressure to the trigger points and affected muscles.
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Nutritional Consultations Santa Ana, CA

Nutritional Consultations

Function medicine is the future of conventional medicine–available now. It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms. My nutritional model of Functional Medicine is a metabolic approach aimed at discovering nutritional excesses, deficiencies, sensitivities and toxic overload, uncovering the hidden causes of overall systemic inflammation and disease which can result from blood sugar disorders, immune disorders, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction, anemias, gastro-intestinal issues, brain dysfunction and other life-threatening disorders.

In order to reach the goal in restoring optimal metabolic and physiological function and overall health, the patient is placed through a comprehensive nutritional analysis and consultation to address primary complaints giving the doctor direction for comprehensive lab analysis involving blood, saliva, urine, and stool. Through comprehensive lab analysis, doctors of Functional Medicine can interpret to the patient in detail what health issues are hindering optimal health and freedom from disease. This is a natural approach without the use of synthetic hormones or pharmaceutical medications allowing the body to actually heal through a nutritional approach with the use of specific diet, nutraceuticals and exercise protocols.

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Pediatric Chiropractic Santa Ana, CA

Pediatric Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, more and more parents are seeing the many benefits of their children seeing a chiropractor every single day. Some of the benefits are improved sleep, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function. Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.

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Pre/Postnatal Chiropractic Santa Ana, CA

Pre/Postnatal Chiropractic

Here at Hey Dr. Scott!, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs.

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Spinal Decompression Santa Ana, CA

Spinal Decompression

This form of treatment has kept hundreds of patients away from undergoing spinal surgery over the past 11 years we have been using this method of care. It is directed at those who suffer from spinal disc protrusions and herniations in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) spine. Sciatica is the classic term used for this spinal dysfunction from low back injuries. When a disc in the spine ruptures or bulges it can put pressure on the nerves exiting the spine that innervate or “feed” the legs or the arms causing intense pain, numbness, weakness, muscle atrophy and can even debilitate one from walking or using one’s arms.

Spinal Decompression is a nonsurgical, non-invasive therapy that allows healing and hydration to the compressed discs, in turn, reducing the pressure upon the nerve and elimination pain, numbness and regaining one’s function. An X-ray is mandatory before this therapy is prescribed.

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Spinal Screenings Santa Ana, CA

Spinal Screenings

Sometimes all that stands between your daily pain and a happier, healthier you, is a chiropractic adjustment. Your body naturally wants to be in alignment, and our daily activities can throw what is naturally aligned out of balance. Also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, chiropractic adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. Here at Hey Dr. Scott!, we can help you achieve balance and proper alignment, giving you relief and improving your health.

Our goal in treating your joint and spinal issues is to reduce subluxation, increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our highly skilled chiropractor will work with you to relieve your pain and get you back to living a pain free and healthy lifestyle.

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Weight Loss Santa Ana, CA

Weight Loss

Obesity is NOT a disease but a symptom of an unhealthy body. It is impossible for an unhealthy body to burn fat but it is for a healthy body. My weight loss program uses a scientific metabolic approach through Functional Medicine to uncover the hidden health issues that actually stand in the way of one’s ability to lose weight in a healthy way. There are so many “fad” diets that are temporary and usually placing someone further down into an unhealthy overall lifestyle just to be frustrated and eventually, gaining more weight after the “fad” diet terminates. The glory of focusing on getting health first is that weight loss becomes a positive side effect.

The program begins with a comprehensive overall health history consultation in order to get to understand the patients’ needs and expectations and direct a customized plan of which lab tests need to be performed. Once these tests are analyzed and issues of “dis-health” are discovered I take a natural approach through diet, supplementation, and exercise to heal the body and obtain the results they have been looking for.

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X-Rays Santa Ana, CA


One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractic radiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.

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We are constantly being bombarded by all kinds of toxins including environmental, chemical, pharmaceutical and most of all, surprisingly, agricultural. Toxins are poisonous to our bodies and eventually wreak havoc on the many systems and organs of our body necessary to sustain health, especially the brain. Toxins increase the inflammatory load in the body causing inflammatory diseases that are the top leaders of death in our country. Were left sick and on the road to disease and dysfunction. Symptoms of toxicity are fatigue, depression, gut issues, acne, sore joints, low immune system, headaches, constipation, dizziness, skin rashes,

and allergies to name a few. It is extremely important to detoxify our bodies and this can be life-saving. My approach is accomplished through lab testing and analysis to determine what systems and organs of the body may be in need of detoxification and to what degree of toxicity a patient is under. I only use the most trusted and potent nutraceuticals from the most respected nutritional companies in the nation to assist in allowing the body to rid itself of these harmful agents giving back someone their life again.

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Gonstead Method Santa Ana, CA

Gonstead Method

The Gonstead Method is a specialized chiropractic technique renowned for its precision and specificity in spinal adjustments. Developed by Dr. Clarence Gonstead in the 1920s, this method focuses on a comprehensive assessment of the spine, utilizing X-rays and meticulous palpation to identify misalignments or subluxations. What sets Gonstead apart is its emphasis on pinpointing the exact vertebrae requiring adjustment, ensuring minimal force and maximum effectiveness. Practitioners of the Gonstead Method undergo extensive training to master the intricate adjustments required for optimal spinal alignment. With its tailored approach and dedication to detail, the Gonstead Method has earned recognition for providing patients with targeted relief from pain and improved spinal function.

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