Our CHIROPRACTIC Team

JOHN NICOLA, D.C. Supervising Chiropractor

JOHN NICOLA, D.C.
Supervising Chiropractor

Having 35 years of experience in the Chiropractic field, Dr. John specializes in work-related and sports-related injuries as well as general family practice. Dr. John understands the importance of biomechanics in the workplace, especially related to heavy industry personnel. He stresses muscle stretching and strengthening for pain relief and long-term health. As an avid athlete, Dr. John can relate to sports injuries and determine the best treatment plan for the patient. Dr. John treated several AVP volleyball players and Raiders football players when they were located in El Segundo.


Chiropractic for Your Health

Chiropractic is anatomy and physiology. It is structure and function. If you are experiencing pain, spasm, stiffness, decreased range of motion, headache, numbness, swelling, tingling, tenderness, or any combination of these symptoms, then you most likely have a chiropractic problem and would benefit from chiropractic care.

Chiropractic focuses on neuro-musculoskeletal pain, conditions involving muscles, nerves and joints. This pain could involve the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, or any of the body’s more than 200 joints. Treatment addresses the functional problems that joints suffer through injury, as well as repetitive stress from work, play, or just life.

People of all ages experience nerve pain. Simply put, if you feel pain, the nerve is involved. It could be pinched or irritated by the muscle, the joint tissues, or even spinal discs. Chiropractic is the treatment of choice for nerve pain. By removing the functional joint and muscle irritation, the chiropractic doctor removes the nerve irritation. When you get adjusted, you are getting a systematic nerve tune-up that treats your entire central nervous system, which controls your entire body.

Not only does chiropractic care help you feel better now, without the harmful effects of drugs, but it helps your whole body regain balance and fight the effects of long-term degeneration. When you receive chiropractic care, you are addressing more than just the symptoms. You are addressing the cause.

What to Expect During Your Visit

Your first office visit will start with a consultation. To get a complete picture of any symptoms or conditions you’re experiencing, your chiropractic doctor will ask you about your health and lifestyle and consider that information along with the background you provide on your health history and physical form. This consultation is the time for you and the doctor to get to know each other and for you to become a little more familiar with the chiropractic process.

Next is the examination. The doctor will perform neurological and orthopedic testing, including checking your vitals, blood pressure and deep tendon reflexes, as well as observing ranges of motion — all to assess the condition of your spine and nervous system. The doctor will then perform hands-on palpation and observation to familiarize himself with your somatic landscape.

Once your chiropractic doctor has completed the initial consultation and examination, he will determine whether he has enough information to recommend treatment or whether you need any additional diagnostic testing, such as x-ray. If you’re a good candidate for chiropractic care, the doctor will prescribe a treatment protocol that can include adjustment, physiotherapy (such as ultrasound, ice massage, and electric stimulation), massage therapy, and possible referrals to other healthcare professionals.

What Does Chiropractic Treat?

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Biomechanics
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Blood Pressure
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Colic
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Extremity & Joint Disorders
  • Female Issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot & Ankle Disorders
  • Headache
  • Immune Function
  • Inflammation
  • Knee & Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Otitis Media
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Alignment & Cervical Curve
  • Sports & Athletic Injuries
  • Stress
  • Subluxation
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Vertigo & Balance
  • Visceral Disorders
  • Visual Disorders
  • Wellness Care
  • Whiplash