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Gentle Chiropractic Care

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting techniques and modalities to help relieve neck and back pain and restore proper motion, posture and alignment. The technique we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.

bissell-chiropractic-adjustmentOur Adjusting Techniques:


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more»

Cox Flexion-Distraction

We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal. read more»


Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction. read more»


Using these curved stainless steel instruments, we can successfully resolve adhesions and scar tissue, offering a pleasant sense of release. read more»


Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. read more»


Our Soft Tissue Modalities:

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

This therapy is not only relaxing and enjoyable, it assists the body’s healing process by flushing inflammation-causing chemicals and other toxins from the muscles, thereby reducing inflammation, relaxing tight muscles and providing pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions.


Ultrasound creates heat within the soft tissues of the body through high frequency sound waves which can penetrate below the skin’s surface much more deeply than other topical heat applications. The result is an increase in circulation to the affected area, a reduction in muscle tension and decreased pain and swelling.


This treatment delivers pain relief or anti-inflammatory medications transdermally through the use of an iontophoresis patch or with ultrasound treatment. Some medications used with these treatments require a doctor’s prescription.


Chiropractic Wellness Visits

These periodic adjustments are designed to keep your spine in alignment in an effort to prevent pain and injury as opposed to treatments that are designed to improve a clinical condition.


Additional Therapies for Chronic Cases and Spinal Disc Injuries:

bissell-chiropractic-spineManipulation Under Anesthesia

Selected patients who suffer from chronic spinal conditions or longstanding scar tissue may be good candidates for MUA. read more»

Spinal Decompression

Our specially-equipped table will ever-so-slowly stretch your spine. And then relax it. Stretch. And relax. Excellent for disc cases… read more»

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let our doctors know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Call our Santa Barbara office now to schedule an appointment!

Bissell Clinic | (805) 565-5252