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Modern and Convenient Chiropractic Care in El Cerrito
WE WELCOME YOU WITH LOVING HEARTS AND HANDS.
Serving Families, Professionals, Creatives, and Weekend Warriors
LOCATED ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE EL CERRITO PLAZA.
Free parking. Easy elevator access. Adjacent to Trader Joe’s.

Chiropractic helps you get back to doing the things you love.

Call us at 510-710-5453

True wellness comes from correcting the cause, not just addressing the symptoms. If you have health concerns, have been in an accident, or want to improve your quality of life, we can get you on the road to true and lasting wellness.

Welcome to Joshua Tree Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a the largest health profession which does not use drugs or surgery to relieve pain and suffering. Research has shown that the lack of health and healing people experience is often due to secondary symptoms stemming from primary conditions in the neurological and structural systems in the body. Chiropractic works by improving the function of those key systems.

Chiropractic adjustments offer a host of preventative health benefits, and can help keep your body balanced, flexible and functioning at its best. Everyone from infants to seniors can benefit from chiropractic care.

If you are new to chiropractic, let me show you the restorative benefits of the chiropractic adjustment that you have heard so much about. Chiropractic is more than just a solution for back pain, it’s a key to a healthy lifestyle.

Regular chiropractic care can be an affordable and accessible part of your everyday routine.

We make chiropractic care affordable for the whole family. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Serving Families, Professionals, Creatives,
and Weekend Warriors.

Location & Contact Info

701 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530
2nd Floor
Use stairs or elevator next to Trader Joe’s

Office:  (510) 710-5453
Email:  hello@elcerritochiropractic.com
Web:  www.elcerritochiropractic.com

Business Hours

Tues | Wed | Thurs
10am-7pm

Saturday
11am-1pm

Affordable Fees

We make chiropractic care affordable for the whole family!

Pay Per Visit

  • Initial Visit:  $175
    *Includes digital thermography scan, posture analysis, neurological and orthopedic tests + Report of Findings and first adjustment. These tests will determine the recommended length of care as well as the specific areas of focus.
  • Individual Visits:  $65
    *Pre-pay discounted packages are available.
Insurance

Joshua Tree does not accept insurance at this time. Joshua Tree is a non-preferred provider. This means your benefits are subject to your out-of-network level coverage. We are happy to provide you with an itemized receipt/Superbill at the end of your visit to get directly reimbursed by your insurance provider.

Our office does not bill Medicare. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Joshua is kind, gentle, and really listens to what I need. Highly recommended!

Jillian, Speech Pathologist and Former Competitive Gymnast – Alameda, CA

Meet the Doctor

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Dr. Joshua Pollack is a board-certified, licensed Chiropractor and founder of Joshua Tree Chiropractic in El Cerrito, California. A California native, he earned his undergraduate from University of California at Santa Cruz and his Doctorate from Life Chiropractic College West.

My purpose is to help you overcome whatever has been holding you back and let you enjoy your potential. I look forward to serving you.

– Dr. Joshua Pollack, DC

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

We care for people of all ages from all walks of life. Adjust your thinking and your health. Join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from pain but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic’s natural, drug¬free approach to healthcare.

We provide corrective care which addresses the cause of conditions. Benefits include:

  • Improved Nerve Communication in the Body
  • Improved Joint Motion and Coordination
  • Improved Physical Function and Performance
  • Improved Posture
  • Relief from Back and Neck Pain
  • Relief from Leg, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Relief from Arm, Wrist, Shoulders or Elbow Pain
  • Relief from Stress and Tension Disorders
  • Relief from Joint Discomfort
  • Relief from Bursitis
  • Relief from Arthritis
  • Relief from Chronic Injuries

Wellness Programs

A healthy team is a crucial element to any business, corporation, or organization. Our organization, the East Bay Wellness Alliance, functions to support the health and strength of your organization through our no-cost community outreach program. We offer health talks, posture screenings, chair massage, and one-on-one consultations and product demonstrations with local wellness professionals. All within your workplace, all for no-cost. Contact us to learn more.

What Can Chiropractic Do For You?

Joshua Tree Chiropractic will detect and remove subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, allowing proper communication between your brain and body to restore function to your nervous system. As a result you can experience improvements in a variety of conditions.

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NECK & BACK PAIN

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CARPAL TUNNEL

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FIBROMYALGIA

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HEADACHES

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SLEEP DISORDERS

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ARTHRITIS

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BURSITIS

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SCIATICA

Joshua turned our family onto chiropractic. He’s great with our kids and has helped each of us in different ways.

Mike, Music Producer, Dad – Hayward, CA

Adjust Your Thinking and Your Health

Let Joshua Tree Chiropractic be your advocate towards action and strength. Take control of your health and your future.

Think Differently About Feeling Good And Staying Healthy

A seven-year study showed patients whose primary physician was a Chiropractor experienced:

60%
FEWER HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
59%
FEWER DAYS SPENT IN HOSPITALS
62%
FEWER OUTPATIENT SURGERIES
85%
LESS IN PHARMACEUTICAL COSTS

Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy. May 2007; 30(4): 263-269, Richard L. Sarnat, MD, James Winterstein, DC, Merrilyn A. Cambron, DC, PhD.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic is the largest and safest non-invasive, drugless form of health care available. Statistically, patient risk is substantially lower when receiving chiropractic care as opposed to medical care, where the use of prescription drugs and surgery pose a significant risk.

How old does my child need to be to receive care?

We see children as young as newborns. Considering that birth is your first major trauma that you endure, we would like to remove any interference as early as possible to help you (and your child) live life to the fullest potential.

I’m pregnant. Can I still receive chiropractic care?

Absolutely! Our office has special features for our tables and unique protocols just for pregnant woman. If you have a special need we can’t fulfill, we will help find you a local practitioner that’s right for you.

I’ve been in an auto accident. Can you help me?

Yes. Car accidents cause significant trauma to the nervous system and Chiropractic is a phenomenal way to get back to normal life. A 5 mph fender bender is the equivalent of a 30 mph car accident when it comes to how the body absorbs the forces of that accident. It is always a smart thing to at least come in and get accessed by one of the doctors immediately after your accident.

Please note, we only accept personal injury cases that are billed with MedPay. Please inquire with your individual auto insurance information ready. Drive safe.

Which chiropractic techniques do you use?

Our preferred chiropractic techniques are Knee Chest Upper Cervical, Drop-Table, Activator, Diversified, and Gonstead.

What if I am a Medicare patient?

Our office does not bill Medicare. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Do you accept insurance?

With the exception of Medicare, Joshua Tree accepts all insurances. Joshua Tree is a non-preferred provider. This means your benefits are subject to your out-of-network level coverage. You may call the office and tell the front desk your member ID, group number and date of birth and we will be able to find your specific coverage to let you know. Otherwise, there is usually a phone number on the back of your insurance card just for patients to call and an insurance representative can let you know your out-of-network Chiropractic benefits. We are happy to provide you with a Superbill at the end of your visit to get directly reimbursed by your insurance provider.

Our office does not bill Medicare. We apologize for this inconvenience.

How many adjustments will I need in order to feel better?

After your first adjustment the Doctor will have a more clear idea of what length of care will be necessary for you. The first month is typically where you will experience a major change in symptoms, but our main goal ultimately is to have you start holding the adjustment as soon as possible so that your body can start the healing process.

What is the popping sound when I get adjusted?

The popping sounds you hear are your joints releasing tiny pockets of gas. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones, but rather the connective tissue that holds the joint together.

What can I expect after my first adjustment?

Everyone tends to react a little bit different to the first adjustment. Most tend to feel a little sore at first. This is a much different soreness than before, though. Since the nervous system is recalibrating, it will activate different muscle fibers in order to try and hold the adjustment and realign the spine on it’s own. These fibers can get sore, just like working out for the first time in a while.

Dr. Pollack recommends to drink lots of water, maybe apply ice if necessary (not heat), and to relax for that first day after the adjustment. Dr. Pollack will also most likely give you a call within the first few days to check in on you and see how you are doing.

Does being adjusted hurt?

Considering there is no torquing or twisting of the neck, this adjustment can be very easy to accept. It is a very fast adjustment though, and some people can be a little startled for the first one, but almost always comment about how easy it actually was.

What is Subluxation?

Simply put, a Subluxation is when bones in the spine have moved out of place three dimensionally causing pressure and torsion on the brain stem and nervous system. The cascade effect due to a Subluxation can be numerous, but more importantly, this causes an interference in the communication between the brain and the body not allowing the system as a whole to function optimally. (Sub=lack of, Lux=light)

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