We found 67 chiropractors who accept Blue Shield near Torrance, CA.
Dr. Michael Roquemore's specialty is chiropractic. The average patient rating for Dr. Roquemore is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roquemore include activator methods, craniosacral therapy, and trigger point therapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured.
Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chiropractic Adjustment, Anesthesia, Craniosacral Therapy, Trigger Point ... (Read more)
Dr. Marc Weiss is a chiropractor. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include activator methods and allergies. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Activator Methods, Allergies
Dr. Kari Hawkins practices chiropractic in Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Hawkins's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Dr. Roger West practices chiropractic. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic approaches, general care, and laser treatment. Dr. West is in-network for Blue Shield, Most Insurance Plans, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: General Care, Laser Treatment, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Holistic Approaches, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Timothy Collins' specialty is chiropractic. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Collins is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.
Dr. Roy Hughes works as a chiropractor. Dr. Hughes's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Vicken Bedikian's specialty is chiropractic. Patient ratings for Dr. Bedikian average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Ray Pendergraft is a chiropractor in Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Pendergraft's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Dennis Wild's area of specialization is chiropractic. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wild takes.
Conditions / Treatments
Medicare Patient Age
Medicare Patient Conditions
Medicare Patient Ethnicity
Medicare Patient Gender
Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility
Years Since Graduation
A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional that focuses on restricted movement or inflammation in the joints of the musculoskeletal system that may be putting pressure on the spinal column and nerves. These impingements, as they are known, are thought to affect the health of the entire body. Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques to adjust the restricted joints with the goal of reducing pain and increasing mobility. Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative or complementary medicine.
Patients may see a chiropractor for any variety of complaint, but most commonly, they seek treatment for back pain, neck pain, headaches, or joint issues. Chiropractors are specially trained to examine the joints, bones, and muscles of the body and to notice misalignment, tenderness, or asymmetry. They also check their patients for range of motion, stability, and muscle tone. Chiropractors are trained in using imaging (such as xrays) and orthopedic or neurologic testing to gain a good understanding of the problems affecting their patients.
When joints have become restricted in their ability to move by injury or inflammation, a chiropractor may perform what is called an adjustment to try and restore motion. When applied to the vertebrae of the spine, this technique is called spinal manipulation. It involves the application of a small amount of force directly to the joint, either by hand or with chiropractic tools (such as a spring-loaded activator). This allows the joint to begin moving freely again, frees up nerve tissues that may have been caught by an inflamed joint, and increases blood flow, all of which encourage healing. When it comes to the spine specifically, the belief is that restoring its structural integrity reduces pressure on surrounding neurological tissues of the spinal column and nerve branches, which reduces pain and improves health.
Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing health specialties in the United States. It can often treat problems with pain and joint mobility effectively, without the use of surgery or medications. Because of this, it continues to gain in popularity.