Frequently Asked Questions in Laguna Beach CA

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Laguna Beach CA. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Laguna Beach for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Health In Balance a call at (949) 497-2553 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What treatments do you offer?

We provide one-stop wellness. Whether you’re in chronic pain or looking to improve long-term wellbeing, our office has your back. We provide healthcare suited to your needs and lifestyle, utilizing a wide range of modalities. Our practice provides chiropractic treatments, family chiropractic, prenatal chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, neuro emotional technique, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling.

Learn more about our full range of services.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, we do take insurance. Your coverage will depend on your specific plan and benefits. We can run a complimentary insurance verification for you to determine your coverage. Text picture of front and back of insurance card with a short description of the services you’re looking to have covered.

How much does a visit cost?

Contact the front desk to determine pricing for your first assessment. After your assessment, the pricing for your treatments will vary based on treatment protocols and your doctor’s recommendations.

How long is my first visit?

Your first visit will take about 1.5 hours. Learn more about your first visit here 

What paperwork do I need for my first visit?

To make the most out of your first visit, you’ll want to complete an intake form prior to arriving for your first visit. This will allow the doctor to understand your symptoms and goals right away and create the optimal treatment plan.

New patient paperwork

What should I wear to my appointment?

You should wear anything you can comfortably move in, preferably clothing that is form fitting, so that we can assess your full range of motion and posture.

Do you treat children?

We accept patients as young as infants. There is a lot of research that says getting adjustments as young as infancy has positive, long-term health outcomes. We treat all ages!

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Why do I need x-rays?

We provide customized and specialty care that is safest and most necessary for your body. To do this, we formulate an accurate diagnosis before performing any treatment or setting up your treatment plan. There are other chiropractic clinics that offer adjustments without x-rays. However, it can be dangerous to adjust you without full understanding of your structural needs. We use an x-ray machine with low exposure to radiation. Getting a full set of x-rays with us is less radiation than taking a flight to Chicago and back.

Will I receive an adjustment on my first visit?

We generally do not perform adjustments on your first visit; providing a proper diagnosis is essential to design an effective plan of care and can include x-rays and other assessments. If you are in acute pain when you come in for your first visit, we will provide the safest and most effective relief we can given the available information of your preliminary assessments. If you request to receive treatment on your first day, please let the front-desk staff know when you schedule your visit.

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Why can’t I just come and get an adjustment?

One thing that sets us apart from other chiropractors is the integrative care that we provide, incorporating different modalities that are most beneficial for your body and needs. We want to provide the care that will get you immediate relief and long-term results whenever possible.

What are the certifications of your team members?

Our team of doctors have a variety of degrees in accordance with California State regulations and years of continuing education. Our massage therapists are all licensed massage therapists and our physiotherapy team is trained through the Health in Balance Physical Medicine Assistance Training Program.

Learn more about our team here

What is muscle testing?

Muscle testing, also known as applied kinesiology, evaluates structural, biochemical, emotional, and electromagnetic aspects of health. It combines manual muscle testing with conventional diagnostic methods, providing a non-invasive approach to assessing body function.

Learn more about muscle testing research

What is Neuro-Emotional Technique (N.E.T.)?

NET is a therapy that combines muscle testing and gentle tapping to address a wide range of emotional and stress-related challenges.

Learn more about N.E.T.

What is a biochem (biochemical) visit?

A biochem visit assesses the biochemical system of the body, analyzing organ function, hormone regulation, nutrition, blood chemistry, etc. These visits are designed for symptoms like fatigue, skin issues, digestive challenges, hormone problems, weight loss resistance, menopause, immune issues and autoimmune, hair loss, sleeping problems, adrenal fatigue, mold exposure, etc.

The doctors incorporate naturopathic techniques including manual muscle testing, applied kinesiology, integrative assessment technique, metabolic assessments, biochemical lab work, and lifestyle assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and put together supplementation and lifestyle protocols to heal your body from the inside out.

Can I bring my partner/child/etc.?

Yes, they are welcome to come on the first visit and we actually request you bring your partner or close friend with you to your second appointment as we see 30-50% faster and better results when your support system is onboard with your care!

After your second appointment, they shouldn’t be needed, but if it makes you more comfortable we are happy to accommodate. And you are welcome to bring your child. We value family and do have toys in the lobby to help keep them occupied, but we do not provide daycare, so you will have your child with you throughout the duration of your appointment. If possible, it may be beneficial to seek outside childcare for your appointment so you can be fully present, but we are happy to navigate this throughout your treatment process.


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Health in Balance

330 Park Avenue #3
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-2553
Fax: (949) 497-5273