Cruz Chiropractic Care

Frequently Asked Questions
What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). "Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand." Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body's inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body which is functioning improperly.
What conditions benefit from chiropractic care? Do I have to be in pain to see a Chiropractor?

Although chiropractic is used most frequently to relieve low back pain, studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions, such as migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and infantile colic. In our office, however, we do not concentrate on actually "treating" these types of conditions, but rather, we work on removing the interference which prevents your body from utilizing its already-present healing ability.

Regular adjustments are important even when you are not experiencing pain. Some of the benefits of being adjusted regularly are: improves sleep, relaxes muscles, improves posture, increases flexibility, decreases stress and tension, strengthens immune system, helps relieve pain and headaches, slows spinal degeneration. This is why we offer the Unlimited Chiropractic Plan to our members. Having a well-aligned spine is no accident . . . so Get Well and Stay Well!!

Does Chiropractic hurt?

Under normal circumstances, adjustments don't hurt. The patient may experience a minor amount of discomfort during the adjustment which lasts only seconds.
Is Chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations are extremely safe. The risk factor is estimated to be in excess of one million to one.
What kind of education and training do doctors of chiropractic have?

Chiropractors receive an education that emphasizes neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment. Preparation for the practice of chiropractic is concentrated on three areas of learning; basic training in the biological and health sciences (anatomy, physiology, histology, biochemistry, clinical and radiological diagnosis); specialized training in the chiropractic discipline (theoretical studies, practice, diagnosis and applications); and extensive clinical training.
Have any studies been published showing what chiropractic is effective for?

Several studies have documented the effectiveness of chiropractic in relieving back pain. More recent studies have shown chiropractic to be effective in treating infantile colic and migraine headaches.
What can I expect on my first visit?

At Cruz Chiropractic Care, we are very unconventional in our approach to handling your health-related needs. We will perform an initial assessment of your overall health and make recommendations as to how to best address your specific situation. We will then begin to adjust you right away in order to "close the gap" between your current state of dis-ease and your optimal bodily performance.

What adjusting technique do you use?

           Diversified technique is what is most commonly used in Chiropractic offices.  This is a very             gentle and comfortable form of adjusting and can address most joint manipulation needs.              In some instances, however, Dr. Cruz may use either an Activator or an Arthrostim which
         is also very gentle and extremely effective.  Watch the video below which will demonstrate            how efficient the Arthrostim is as seen through videoflouroscopy.

How much does your program cost?

Well, that's the best part about our office. We currently offer a unique program for UNLIMITED CHIROPRACTIC adjustments for just $79/month. This rate is available when you participate in our 12 month wellness program. Add your ENTIRE IMMEDIATE family for an additional $20/month. Month-to-month programs are also available. And don't worry, no matter what, we're going to take care of you. Our office philosophy is to help people achieve their very optimal health potential by clearing any interference to your body's own ability to heal itself.
What other services do you offer besides chiropractic?

Our office also offers professional massage therapy with a variety of convenient hours to fit your schedule. The best part is that as a practice member of Cruz Chiropractic Care, you have access to other benefits like a Complimentary Nutritional Analysis (see the Nutritional Assessment tab above), a wide range of dietary supplements and special seminars and workshops held right in the office.  We also offer Decompression for both Low Back and Neck issues. Complete programs are just $795 for members. Stop in or call for details.


About Us


Our office is conveniently located right off of the 78 freeway . . . take the El Camino Real exit
and go east on Vista Way (there is a Western Dental on the corner).  We are the 3rd driveway on the left. Suite 160 in building 3156 has an exclusive ground floor entrance with green-zoned parking spaces right in front of the office.  Click for map

Our mission at Cruz Chiropractic is to provide affordable, high-quality care to people of all ages.
We strive not only to address a person's health problems, but to educate and empower them by providing the tools necessary to reduce the chances of similar problems in the future. 

Serving you:

David W. Cruz, B.A., B.S., D.C.

Dr. Cruz has been in practice for 18 years. He graduated from Miami University with a B.A. in Biology and then received a B.S. from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Human Anatomy followed by a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. He uses Diversified Technique among others to accommodate members' needs and preferences.

Our Staff:

Annel - Licensed Massage Therapist

Insurance / Managed Care Plans Accepted:

  • Most PPO Plans
  • Auto Insurance Medical Plans
  • Our plans may actually be more cost effective than many PPO & HMO plans - Call for details

Types of Payment Accepted:

We have several very affordable plans to choose from to fit ANYONE'S budget. Most members go on our EFT Auto debit program and avoid the hassle of checks and credit cards. At Cruz Chiropractic Care, your wellness and ability to thrive is our MAIN concern. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for practice plans and services.

Emergency / After hours information:

As we are not a trauma or purely pain-based practice, we do not address emergency issues. If you should have an emergency situation, please seek IMMEDIATE care or dial 911. Feel free to follow up with our office for any additional adjunctive care. For a sprain or strain, applying ice to the affected area for 15-20 minutes out of every hour will usually offer relief and reduce swelling of the area until you can seek additional care. Be sure to keep the affected area elevated and do not place ice directly on your skin.