Chiropractic Specialist


Regenerative Medicine & Wellness Center located in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Chiropractics for pain and wellness is available from the experts at DTLA Med in downtown Los Angeles. Ali Badday, MD, and the team develop a personalized plan to help you get out of pain and reach your health goals — incorporating chiropractic adjustments, rehab, nutrition, and counseling — so you get the best treatment possible. Set up a chiropractic consultation today by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is chiropractics?

Chiropractics is a form of nonsurgical care for the musculoskeletal system performed by a doctor of chiropractic — also called a chiropractor. Chiropractics incorporates a variety of drug-free, nonsurgical therapies to address pain, musculoskeletal dysfunction, sports injuries and sports performance, and general wellness.

Chiropractic therapies include chiropractic adjustments, rehab, nutrition, physiotherapy, and lifestyle coaching. The goals of chiropractics include reducing pain, improving physical function, strengthening the muscles of the body for better posture and athletic performance, and maintenance of health. At DTLA Med, the team develops a specialized care plan for you based on your body, health concerns, exam, and diagnostic tests.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment — also called spinal manipulation or manual manipulation – is one of the therapies offered at DTLA Med. An adjustment is performed when a vertebral joint in the spine or joint in the extremities — including your arms and legs — is not moving or functioning properly. This can cause pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and a general sense of discomfort.

If the team determines that you can benefit from a chiropractic adjustment based on your exam, they’ll explain what happens during the procedure, where they’re going to place their hands, and what it will feel like. Typically, chiropractic adjustments are performed by your doctor placing their hands over the affected joint and applying a quick force to the joint. You may notice a feeling or a movement or hear a popping or cracking sound.

The noise associated with chiropractic adjustments — whether popping, clicking, or cracking — occurs when a carbon dioxide gas bubble pops inside the joint. This gas bubble is naturally occurring and can build up pressure over time, causing discomfort. After your adjustment, you’ll likely notice an improved range of motion and a sense of relief. Each adjustment takes less than one minute to perform, though you may have multiple joints adjusted depending on your needs.

Is chiropractics safe?

Yes. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractics and spinal manipulation are some of the safest forms of noninvasive care used to treat neck pain, back pain, and headaches. The most common side effect of a chiropractic adjustment is mild muscle soreness at the treatment site for one to two days. This soreness is similar to working out or weight lifting. The team may recommend using ice or performing specific stretches to reduce soreness after your visit.

For safe, effective chiropractic care for injuries, pain, and general wellness, schedule a visit at DTLA Med by phone or online now.