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Are you feeling soreness in your neck, back, or numbness and tingling in your hands or feet? Do you have discomfort from your pregnancy? Have you had a vehicle injury? Dr. Summer Shanfar, D.C. is a relied-on chiropractor in West Los Angeles. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve optimum health, vitality, and balance in their lives through chiropractic care. She provides chiropractic services to assist those in pain and those searching for an alternative option to their health concerns.

Dr. Shanfar provides a variety of services, including sports medicine, physical therapy, and cupping therapy.

A Holistic Method of Healing

Chiropractic is a holistic method of healing in which the health practitioner utilizes the power of touch to awaken and stimulate the body's inherent healing ability that has become blocked. This method requires the utilization of the power of the nervous system. The nervous system controls almost all of the body's functions.

The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system—the cranium (skull) and the spinal column house these structures.

We can compare the spinal column to a fruit's seed. All the information that makes a plant grow, and develop to create a healthy fruit, comes from its seed. Seeds are usually made of a softer, smoother material and generally protected by a more rigid shell. The spinal cord is housed in a hard, protective, bony shell called the spine.

Maintaining the health of the spine is crucial to the body's health. Keeping its parts moving uninterruptedly, within their normal ranges of motion, is vital to the clarity of the communication in the nerve paths running through, in, and out of the spine, connecting the body with the brain. When in a state of harmony and health, there is vibrancy, but when the state of balance becomes interrupted, so does the individual's health.
Dr. Summer Shanfar, D.C.

Top Chiropractor in West Los Angeles

A chiropractor's focus and intention are to keep the spine (aka powerhouse of the body) healthy and mobile so that harmony can be created by the body's healing intelligence, which flows through the nervous system to the rest of the body.

One of the many causes of neck and back pain is stiffness and lack of mobility in the spine. This stiffness creates tension in the muscles and pressure on the nerves that carry life-giving information and energy from the brain to the body. A chiropractor can relieve these pressures with a chiropractic adjustment.

Regular chiropractic care can prevent misalignments in the neck, mid-back, low back, pelvis, knees, feet, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands.

Dr. Shanfar, D.C. conducts a thorough spinal examination after taking a detailed history of the health, lifestyle, and physical symptoms of an individual's pain or injury before recommending the most suitable treatment for each of the patient's specific conditions.
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What Should I Expect From My First Chiropractic Consult?

Dr. Summer Shanfar

Dr. Summer Shanfar, D.C.

During the initial consult, Dr. Shanfar thoroughly examines the joints and muscles, and the nervous system. She will explore the functional capacity and mobility of the spine and other joints; this allows Dr. Shanfar to find the stuck joints or tight muscles related to the patient’s complaints and symptoms. The chiropractor performs the function test by looking at movement patterns and feeling the patient’s muscles and joints. Finally, the Doctor obtains the relevant medical history of the current problem.

As an educator, Dr. Shanfar also takes time to educate you on the causes of your pain and teaches you preventative measures to help protect your neck and back. She teaches you how to become self-aware of your posture while sitting at work or home and how to take steps to create an ergonomically correct work and home environment on your own to protect the health of your neck and back. As a well-versed Yoga practitioner, she teaches simple and gentle yoga techniques and exercises that help undo the daily stresses put on our body by sedentary desk jobs or excessive activity during the day.

What Can a Chiropractor Treat?

Doctors of Chiropractic are highly educated and trained to treat a myriad of conditions such as:

  • disc bulges and disc herniations
  • shoulder impingement syndromes
  • tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • trigger finger
  • sprained ankles
  • knee pain
  • headaches, migraines, tension, and sinus headaches
  • pelvic pain and pelvic discomfort from pregnancy
  • pre and post-birth physical pain
  • lumbago
  • sciatica
  • cervicalgia
  • tendinitis

Injuries caused by car accidents and sports injuries, neck pain from texting, stress pain, piriformis and psoas tightness, hand and foot pain, and pain in the fingers and toes. TMJ problems.

Our West Los Angeles chiropractor can also help with facial pains from grinding the teeth or clenching the jaw.

Chiropractic is a Holistic Method of Healing

the chiropractor only works with the power of touch, awakening and stimulating the body’s own healing intelligence that has become blocked due to numerous factors.
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Conditions Treated at Our Chiropractic Clinic in West Los Angeles

The most common causes and effective treatments for these common conditions:

The biggest contributing cause of our physical ailments today is attributed to our modern sedentary lifestyles. Most of us work at jobs that require us to sit at a desk, assuming the same position for hours, days and months. We then continue our sitting ritual in our car and at home, on the couch or dining table. Our bodies were designed by nature for movement, not stagnation.

Dr. Summer Shanfar has successfully treated many conditions with chiropractic treatments, cupping therapy and other modes of physical rehabilitation therapies in her 20+ years of practice, including:

  • man with back pain

    Back Pain

    It is estimated that a significant percentage of people over the age of 25 have suffered irreversible damage to the discs in their backs and now suffer the debilitating effects of back pain.
    Back Pain Treatment
  • woman with neck pain

    Neck Pain

    Neck pain affects a significant number of individuals – about 10% of Americans – and the amount of individuals who seek treatment for this ailment is high.
    Neck Pain Treatment
  • older lady with sciatic pain

    Sciatica

    Do you constantly feel a radiating pain down the back of your thighs? This is known as sciatic nerve pain.
    Sciatica Treatment
  • young lady involved in auto accident

    Auto Injuries

    Almost all people will have minor injuries from a car accident, but some individuals will experience significant injuries in some rare cases. The most frequent injuries include whiplash, and neck and back pain.
    Car Accident Injuries
  • woman suffering migrain headache

    Headaches / Migraines

    We know, headaches suck. But there's good news! Doctors of chiropractic can help you get relief from headaches so that you can get back to living the life you enjoy.
    Treatment for Migraines
  • young woman with posture problems

    Posture Correction

    Good posture is essential to maintaining an enjoyable lifestyle throughout your entire life. Unfortunately, our daily habits can lead to weak muscles, tightness, and pain.
    Posture Correction
  • equipment for cupping therapy

    Cupping Therapy

    Cupping therapy has been known to provide a great release for certain conditions making it the treatment of choice for many athletes, firefighters, people with sedentary desk jobs, students, and elderly patients.
    Cupping Therapy
  • medical light therapy

    Medical Light Therapy

    The polarized light emitted by BIOPTRON treats a wide range of medical applications, by stimulating blood circulation and tissue regeneration, while also reducing inflammation.
    Medical Light Therapy

Other Common Conditions Treated by
Dr. Shanfar

Knee Pain
Shoulder Pain
Sports Injuries
Herniated Disc
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
TMJ Problems
Tendinitis
Tennis Elbow
Knees can be very susceptible to injury. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective method to help those who suffer from knee pain find relief from their symptoms.
shoulder pain relief
Chiropractic adjustments to your shoulder(s) can relieve the discomfort by helping you to relax and reestablish complete normal muscle function.
sports injuries
With a technique founded in spinal alignment, chiropractors can provide a valuable service for anyone looking to improve their performance's effectiveness and health.
herniated disc
Between the vertebrae are round, cushion-like pads called disks. These disks act as cushions between the bones, allowing you to bend and move comfortably. When one of these disks tears or leaks, it’s called a herniated disk.
carpal tunnel syndrome
A widespread condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. This condition occurs when you tend to make repetitive movements such as typing, texting, handwriting, and using a mouse while at work.
TMJ disorder
TMJ refers to the inflammation of one or more temporomandibular joints (which is what connects your mandible to your skull). TMJ can cause pain in the jaw joint as well as making it very difficult to open the mouth at all.
tendinitis
Tendinitis is the inflammation or irritation of one's tendons — the thick fibrous cords that connect the muscles to bones. While it can trouble any of your tendons, most often, it's located close to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels.
tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is a general term used to describe pain and inflammation in the elbow region, habitually as an effect of repeated stress and strain on your lower arms. Although it's often referred to as tennis elbow, people who play tennis aren't necessarily the only ones who develop this condition.

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What Our Patients Say

  • "Dr. Shanfar is truly one of those people who is genuinely concerned about her patients' well being and overall health."
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  • "I find Dr. Shanfar's treatment style very refreshing such that she listens to the needs of the patient, and tries to heal me from within,.."
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  • "I'm noticing a huge shift in my body and I am grateful for Dr. Shanfar's technique. She's a blessing."
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  • "Dr. Shanfar is very effective. I was suffering from neck, shoulder, shoulder blade, knees and lower back pain from a car collision."
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  • Summer has helped me with my hip, knee, shoulders and back since my motorcycle accident. She does a good job and has helped me a lot which is why I keep going back to her!
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