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Kids need their san luis obispo chiropractor after pushing broken car.
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dr. Lawrence Dieter D.C. Chiropractor
San Luis Obispo, SLO &
serving the athletes & students of Cal Poly

  • Natural Organic Chiropractic Pain Relief!
  • Sports Injury Recovery
  • Strength, Flexibility & Energy
  • Auto/Car Accident Neck & Back Rehab
  • Nerve-Muscle Pain Management
  • Close to Cal Poly University
  • Sciatica Treatment
  • Head Ache-Migraine Release
  • Shoulder Evaluation & Freedom
  • Injury Recovery, Return to Work Quickly!!
  • Car Accident Pain Relief.
  • Dr Lawrence A. Dieter is a chiropractor serving San Luis Obispo,
    (93401, 93405, 93407) Morro Bay, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Five Cities, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, Paso Robles, Nipomo & the surrounding area. Our chiropractor & the rest of the welcoming team at Chiropractic & Wellness are committed to providing chiropractic solutions & relief to address not only your pain, symptoms, joints & especially your nerves seeking out the Underlying Cause of your pain!  Whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness & tension from a car accident, whiplash or a sports injury. You may be searching for pain relief after an auto accident, experiencing a sports injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain, early degeneration or another spinal condition. Especially when you are looking to improve your overall health, our San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly area chiropractor can help you attain your everyday wellness goals! Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our SLO/San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly area chiropractor. At your first visit to Chiropractic & Massage, Dr. Lawrence A. Dieter will explain how chiropractic care works & give you a full evaluation to see if our chiropractic solutions are a good fit to address your needs. If there is a good fit, we can customize a plan of chiropractic care for your condition and health goals.
  • Chiropractic is a manual/physical medicine or therapy. The underlying intention is to increase the function of your nervous system via manipulation of the spine & other joints.  In the beginning 1985, D.D.Palmer & his son B.J. Palmer the founding fathers of the modern chiropractor.
      Posture is very important effecting your overall health! FHC or Forward Head Carriage  creates & amplifies stress on the upper thoracic spine/upper back.  While not all people's response to chiropractic adjustments is the same, correction of this will avoid, pain, head aches, stress & early degeneration of the neck and upper back. Your Vertebral Disc: Your Disc does not have its own blood supply to speak of after the age of 11.  The way it receives nutrition is by movement: flexion, extension, rotation & left/right lateral flexion. This movement causes a diffusion of nutrients in & out of the disc.  But if you have sustained an injury, acute or chronic, the muscles put that part of the spine in what is called a "soft cast" as it heals.  This limits the movement, therefore nutrition to the disc! And without Chiropractic Correction/Manipulation to restore full range of motion & break up scar tissue & adhesion to the disc (which maintains space & room for the exiting spinal nerve) The Disc Will Begin to Degenerate followed by the spinal nerve. Disc injuries most commonly occur in either the neck/cervical spine or low back/lumbar spine. And must be diagnosed/verified with a MRI.  While disc injuries can happen in the thoracic spine (where your ribs are), it is rare & not without significant trauma. There is no such thing as a "slipped disc".  The center of the disc has the consistency of raw fish surrounded by layers of a very tough flexible rubber like fibrous cartilage.  It is this center which is forced out thru the cartilage toward the rear where the spinal cord is OR lateral towards where the spinal nerve exits. Examples of Cervical disc injuries: 1. At a stop sign, looking left, gets rear ended. 2. In a head lock doing martial arts training, gets neck twisted & forcibly  bent. Examples of Lumbar disc injuries: Requires you to be flexed forward (or backward) & Rotation or lateral bending of your lower torso. 1.  Being broadsided in a vehicle.  2. Flipping a mattress & it overpowers you forcing you back & to the side.  3.  After patching drywall, scrapping the floor, hit a nail not pounded down all the way, in a flexed, shoulders & hips are twisted/rotated. Treatments: Mild disc bulge-- I have used this safe & effective protocol for non-surgical disc bulges: either manual or assisted traction & after the MRI, chiropractic manipulation/adjustments Above & Below the documented disc level. this interrupts the pain/nerve/muscle spasm cycle. Moderate disc bulge-- Computer controlled intermittent traction; 3x/week for 20 to 30 treatments. This will draw the center of the disc back home decreasing, minimizing or eliminating the radiating pain/numbness/paraesthesia. Sequestrated Disc-- This is when a piece of the disc breaks of & migrates into the spinal canal. This is a surgical emergency & NOT a chiropractic condition. Author: Dr Lawrence A. Dieter DC

Massage By Arianna


Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork:

Sports Massage
Deep Tissue
Therapeutic Stretching
Trigger Point


60 Minute $60
90 Minute $90
120 Minute $120

Massage Packages
Purchase 5 or more sessions receive 5% off
60 Minute $57/ session
90 Minute $85/ session
120 Minute $114/ session

Massage By Missy


Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork:

Sports Massage
Ashiatsu Oriental bar massage
Deep Tissue
Therapeutic Stretching
Trigger Point


60 Minute $70
90 Minute $100
120 Minute $140

Massage Packages

Purchase 5 or more sessions receive 5% off

At Chiropractic & Wellness Massage, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly area office.

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Chiropractic Care

If your condition is NOT within our chiropractic scope of practice, we will refer you to the specialist of choice, of which we have many good working relationships .

We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help & expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable & more effective than ever before. As a Chiropractor, Dr Lawrence A. Dieter, with a B.S. in Human Anatomy & Doctor of Chiropractic & 29 years of licensed experience in diagnosis & spinal adjustment.

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Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

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Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

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Nutritional Counseling

We provide recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Besides the general nutritional information, Dr Dieter, himself, takes Juice Plus® with 17 servings of fruits & vegetables (minus the sugar) backed by 35 clinical double blind studies of their final product over the past 20 years.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy compliments the work of our cal poly area chiropractor addressing sports injuries, tension, stress relief, pain relief & offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition, injury & recovery. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain 7 spasms, and aid in recovery & range of motion.

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Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.


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San Luis Obispo SLO Cal Poly area

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