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Dr. Todd Michael Gewant, D.C.

Chiropractor

Dr. Todd Gewant is a Chiropractor practicing in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Gewant specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Gewant seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Dr. Todd Michael Gewant, D.C.
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Accepting new patients

What causes a stiff neck all of a sudden?

A person can sleep in a weird posture, have a weekends that eventually led to a misalignment in the neck, looked in a weird angle and tweaked neck, etc. Many factors can cause READ MORE
A person can sleep in a weird posture, have a weekends that eventually led to a misalignment in the neck, looked in a weird angle and tweaked neck, etc. Many factors can cause a stiff neck. An evaluation from a Chiropractor in most cases would detect and correct the cause of the symptoms you’re dealing with instead of just treating the symptoms which doesn’t address the cause.
Hope I helped.

Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

How long should it take for a chiropractor to fix your back?

Chiropractic is NOT generic. So many factors to consider for a proper diagnosis, care plan, and prognosis. Age, injury, area of injury, cause of injury, pathology involved, etc. READ MORE
Chiropractic is NOT generic. So many factors to consider for a proper diagnosis, care plan, and prognosis. Age, injury, area of injury, cause of injury, pathology involved, etc.

How should I sleep with scoliosis?

If you are a side sleeper, put a thin pillow between your knees to avoid over rotation while you rest. Otherwise, sleep however makes you comfortable while doing best to avoid READ MORE
If you are a side sleeper, put a thin pillow between your knees to avoid over rotation while you rest. Otherwise, sleep however makes you comfortable while doing best to avoid flat on belly extension sleeping.
Hope I helped.

Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

Does cracking your neck cause arthritis?

Cracking your own neck is typically moving above and or below what needs to be moved. You cause ligament laxity and instability over time, and YES, accelerate the process of degeneration READ MORE
Cracking your own neck is typically moving above and or below what needs to be moved. You cause ligament laxity and instability over time, and YES, accelerate the process of degeneration in the neck, leading to arthritis.
Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

Can you get paralyzed from chiropractor?

It is my opinion that you have a better chance of winning lottery than getting paralyzed by a Chiropractor. Hope that helps. Got your back! Dr Todd Gewant FYI, there are techniques READ MORE
It is my opinion that you have a better chance of winning lottery than getting paralyzed by a Chiropractor. Hope that helps. Got your back! Dr Todd Gewant FYI, there are techniques that don’t even require manipulation of vertebra. Non-force techniques like Activator or SOT.

Can a chiropractor help SPD?

Since the Pubis Symphysis is the medial inferior (inside and bottom) attachment of the pelvic girdle, and Chiropractors adjust the pelvis regularly, the answer is YES. I hope I READ MORE
Since the Pubis Symphysis is the medial inferior (inside and bottom) attachment of the pelvic girdle, and Chiropractors adjust the pelvis regularly, the answer is YES. I hope I helped and hope your soon-to-be Chiropractor helps a lot more.

Got your back,

Dr. Todd Gewant

What exercises treat kyphosis?

Most extension exercises or yoga poses such as Cobra stretch or Mountain Pose are a good start. Shoulder shrugs with a rolling of the shoulders front and back help to mobilize READ MORE
Most extension exercises or yoga poses such as Cobra stretch or Mountain Pose are a good start. Shoulder shrugs with a rolling of the shoulders front and back help to mobilize the shoulder blades as well. Planks will
strengthen your core and back muscles as well to avoid weakness in your spine, which would allow progression of the kyphosis. Extension is the key! Hope I helped, Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

How often should I go to the chiropractor for back pain?

You chiropractor should develop a specific care plan of visits and time to complete them based on your specific injury. Hope I helped. Got your back! Dr Todd Gewant

Can you become paralyzed from a chiropractor?

You have a better chance of winning the lotto two days in a row than that happening. The odds are far in your favor in having the cause of your pain corrected than any chance of READ MORE
You have a better chance of winning the lotto two days in a row than that happening. The odds are far in your favor in having the cause of your pain corrected than any chance of becoming paralyzed.
Hope it helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

Can a chiropractor help with pins and needles feeling?

The pins and needles can be either pressure on nerves, circulatory, or both. Chiropractors detect and correct such impingement and allow nerves and circulation to improve. Hope READ MORE
The pins and needles can be either pressure on nerves, circulatory, or both. Chiropractors detect and correct such impingement and allow nerves and circulation to improve.
Hope it helped!

Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

Can a chiropractor lessen my lower back pain?

Chiropractors detect and correct the cause of bodily pain, focusing on the spine. In short, absolutely, a chiropractor can lessen back pain. Hope I helped. Got your back! Dr. READ MORE
Chiropractors detect and correct the cause of bodily pain, focusing on the spine. In short, absolutely, a chiropractor can lessen back pain.
Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

Is chiropractic neck manipulation safe?

Typically, very safe. Just find the right Chiro. Ask friends for referrals since many people do see Chiropractors.

What can I do about my back pain?

Pain is the symptom and the result of mal function. The cause must be addressed or the effect will never correct. A Chiropractor detects and corrects such issues. Hope I helped. READ MORE
Pain is the symptom and the result of mal function. The cause must be addressed or the effect will never correct. A Chiropractor detects and corrects such issues. Hope I helped. Got your back! Dr Todd Gewant

What are alternate ways to manage chronic back pain?

Chiropractic is a great place to start since it focuses on the cause of the problem, instead of just treating symptoms. Hope I helped. Got your back! Dr Todd Gewant

Is a chiropractic consultation needed?

Absolutely. How else is the Chiropractor going to know 1. If it’s safe to adjust you manually based on the history he or she obtains from you. 2. Diagnosis can’t be established READ MORE
Absolutely. How else is the Chiropractor going to know 1. If it’s safe to adjust you manually based on the history he or she obtains from you. 2. Diagnosis can’t be established without an exam. 3. How would they know where to adjust if they didn’t have the history and exam to go by.
Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

What is the difference between a physical therapist and a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are doctors and Phys Therapists are not, unless they get their doctorates in PT. PT focuses on rehab of injuries and soft tissue and joint malfunction. Chiropractors READ MORE
Chiropractors are doctors and Phys Therapists are not, unless they get their doctorates in PT. PT focuses on rehab of injuries and soft tissue and joint malfunction. Chiropractors detect and correct and correct misaligned vertebrae and joints of the body with manipulation of those joints/bones, to take away nerve impingement and imbalance overall; along with everything a PT does. Some Chiropractors ONLY adjust. Others like myself, are called MIXERS, and we do the PT along with Chiropractic. I have met many amazing PT's, as well as Chiro's, so each does fit in well with any injury.
Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

Can chiropractor help with my neck pain?

Yes. It’s common practice for a Chiropractor to detect and correct the cause of the neck pain. It’s exactly what we do. Hope I helped! Got your back, Dr Todd Gewant

How often should my daughter go to the chiropractor?

That is a bit too general a description to answer that question. A Chiropractor will do a thorough exam and establish true diagnosis and develops a care plan based on those findings, READ MORE
That is a bit too general a description to answer that question. A Chiropractor will do a thorough exam and establish true diagnosis and develops a care plan based on those findings, which vary and range with all injuries of all people. Hope I helped. Got your back! Dr Todd Gewant

Is chiropractic treatment effective for son's back pain?

Absolutely. A chiropractor will detect and correct the misalignments which are putting pressure on those nerves causing the pain. Treat the cause, not the symptom. Hope I helped. READ MORE
Absolutely. A chiropractor will detect and correct the misalignments which are putting pressure on those nerves causing the pain. Treat the cause, not the symptom.
Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

What can be the cause of my lower back pain?

An exam by a Chiropractor or Orthopedist would be best first step to have that question appropriately answered. So many reasons can be the cause.