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Services & Techniques

At Balance For Life Chiropractic, 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 La Jolla office.

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Chiropractic Care

We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Erika Eckman has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment. Subluxation

Upper Cervical, Gonstead and Activator Adjustments

Dr. Eckman uses only the most specific and gentle adjustment techniques: Upper Cervical Specific, Gonstead and Activator.  Motion in the body translates to full communication between the brain and body: life at its greatest potential. When we stop moving, we stop living to the fullest. Adjustments restore segmental motion to the body, so you can get from point A to point B with ease.  Pain is also prevented when our motion signaling cells are working. These mechanoreceptors cause the brain to secrete pain modulating chemicals. People who get regular chiropractic adjustments have fewer hospital visits, take less, medications, are sick less often, have higher energy and sleep better! 

Active Release Technique      Read More

When we stop moving, even laying down to sleep at night, the small spaces between our muscles become interlaced with "fuzz" that can lead to more serious adhesions, especially after an injury, and further lack of motion in our muscles i.e. "KNOTS" causing tightness, stiffness and soreness. 

The soft tissue work preformed by Dr. Eckman is specific to addressing this problem, leading to more motion between your muscles and less tightness, stiffness, and pain. These types of soft tissue symptoms are resolved best when you continue with regular treatment throughout an entire healing cycle of 8 weeks.

Using pressure and tension from my hands and specialized patient movements, knots, adhesions, scar tissue can be remodeled allowing the sliding surfaces of your muscles to be restored eliminating pain, inflammation and lymphatic congestion. Benefits also include improved muscular vascularity, oxygenation of tissues and improved muscle quality. ART has been used on professional athletes such as Payton Manning. 

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Corrective Exercises

Dr. Eckman teaches her 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

Dr. Eckman provides specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance your 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? Erika Eckman can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. A well as coach you through a 21-day detox program that can help you achieve your ideal weight. 

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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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Office Hours

La Jolla Office


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


By Special Appointment


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm