I came to Dr Chris Alvarez on Jan 15th 2016 – I was “broken” and walking sideways. I had thrown out my lower back by just turning the wrong way. This of course was not the first time that this had happened and I have become very familiar with chiropractic and osteopathic help over the years – going back to my first session at 14 years old in England. Please note that I have never felt the need to write a review – but this time it’s different.
So – within ONE WEEK (3 appts.) Dr Chris had me walking upright and almost pain free – a personal record for me – as it usually takes at least three weeks to get anywhere near normal. Dr Chris is a miracle worker and is a no nonsense, no drama and no holding you hostage to a million sessions kinda guy – he just wants to fix you. He showed me how to stretch and of course insisted on frequent ice seasons – each time I went he listened to my progress and gave me further exercises to do to aid my recovery.
I should mention that nearing the end of my first week with Dr Chris he mentioned a meal supplement shake – he said it would help to heal my insides (I must admit that my diet at that point had taken a dump). Curious of course I tried it and lost 7lbs in little over a week (substituting both breakfast and lunch with a shake) The shake’s taste like ice-cream with no after taste. I feel healthier and continue to lose weight and I LOVE IT!
So – diet in order and lower back fixed we get down to the nitty gritty. Why does my neck feel like it’s permanently got a crick in it and I have little to no mobility turning to my right?? (a nightmare when pulling off a freeway let me tell you).
THE ANSWER – I have TMJ (look it up) – something which I had never heard of but apparently it derives from stress (clenching my jaw bone) and bad posture. Well, it just so happens that Dr Chris is a wizard with TMJ – something that my work buddy has lived with all her life because she was told there was no cure. THERE IS A CURE and it’s called DR CHRIS ALVAREZ!!!! I am confident that he will fully fix this TMJ mallarchy and I will resume full mobility in my neck very soon. I have had two sessions on my TMJ thus far and the improvement is already VAST.
The thing about this place is that it provides everything for your complete recovery – chiro and then physio – there’s a gym with a ton of equipment in it and the way Dr Chris bobs between his patients is great – this guy is a miracle worker and his staff are super friendly and remember my name – gotta love that in this fast pace society called LA.