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What is Chiropractic Care?

A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of the bones that protect the spinal cord. It is a kink in the wiring of your nervous system. The severity of the subluxation can vary, and there are a number of potential contributing factors: physical, emotional, mental, or chemical. The subluxation can be caused by any number of incidents, from birth trauma to an auto accident, to simple repetition or over-use. The way we care for you will be an individualized approach. Your treatment plan may involve gentle chiropractic adjustments delivered in a variety of ways. Dr. Jarod Ward, DC, is experienced in more than 12 different chiropractic techniques and will pick the best ones for your body and health concern.


Pregnancy is a special and beautiful time in any woman’s life. But the rapid changes that occur in your body during pregnancy can cause all sorts of pain. When this happens, chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial, if not crucial. At The Crown Institute in San Francisco, we’re here to help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy so you can enjoy this magical time with more comfort, less stress, and a properly aligned pelvis and body, which helps support the development and proper positioning of the baby.

In addition to pain relief, there are some other good reasons to consider seeing your chiropractor during your pregnancy. Did you know that chiropractic care can even help in the delivery room? Pre-natal chiropractic care has been shown to decrease labor time and reduce pain.

Contact Reflex Analysis involves the system of fuses or breaker switches in the body called contact reflexes. Contact reflexes are so unique that we are able to monitor the function of each body system and/or organs merely by contacting these electrical contact points and testing them with a new muscle testing technique. We then focus on restoring these breaker switches by providing a chiropractic adjustment, making a nutritional recommendation, or releasing pent up emotional energy from the body.

AK uses bioenergetics feedback through testing the strength of various muscles in the body in order to restore full body strength, posture, and function. This is a highly individualized, in-depth system of analysis. It allows the Dr. Jarod Ward, DC to assess various aspects of a patient’s state of health by evaluating and treating the following: postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians, and nutritional status. AK gives insight into the underlying causes and solutions to many functional health problems.

This chiropractic technique is a very gentle approach to adjusting the spine, prioritizing the pelvis and the occiput (the base of your skull). By gently realigning these two ends of the spine, it relieves tension in the entire spinal cord and column, allowing muscles to relax, improved function of the nervous system, and greater integration and communication within the body. This technique is especially helpful for Sacroiliac joint dysfunction or SI joint disorders or headaches arising from spinal tension.

This chiropractic technique is a way to address the neurological side of emotional stressors. This is not a substitute for talk-therapy or professional counseling, which is very helpful for conscious understanding and processing of emotional troubles. NET is a technique that provides a bodily release and stimulates rewiring of the brain (we call this neuroplasticity) to help the body release the stored physiological stress caused by emotions or past traumas. This technique has been studied extensively with pre and post-MRI studies, showing a decline in negative brain activity in the part of the brain that deals with emotion. Dr. Jarod Ward, DC, recognizes that sometimes our healing journey is inhibited or slowed by pent-up emotions, even ones that we do not feel, simply because our brain has not fully processed the event on a neurological level. This is why NET can help the person whose brain needs a stimulus to increase its rewiring/neuroplasticity and healthy brain function.

These cold lasers are a low-powered laser which will not cut or burn tissue, rather it will work to gently donate energy to rejuvenate the cells. The laser donates energy to cells which stimulate the part of the cell which makes energy. This regenerates tissues and cells. It is ideal for sprains, breaks, strains, tears, fractures, muscle soreness, and so much more. The Scalar Wave Laser System is FDA registered for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis, muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue, and to temporarily increase local blood circulation.

Nutrition Counseling

Research has demonstrated that people with optimal chemistry heal quicker than those who do not. Therefore, in addition to proving chiropractic treatments for any chiropractic pain you may have, Dr. Jarod Ward is able to provide specific recommendations for nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. We enhance patients’ return to optimal health from spinal issues, the safe and natural way! Our whole-food supplements come highly recommended, are backed by extensive research, and are shockingly effective.