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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

Diarrhea after going to the chiropractor?

While any physiological change can take place at any time for many reasons, and especially after a Chiropractic session, it isn’t often that would happen. However, part of Chiropractic READ MORE
While any physiological change can take place at any time for many reasons, and especially after a Chiropractic session, it isn’t often that would happen. However, part of Chiropractic can include the detoxification of waste and by-products. Diarrhea and nausea can be a slight path of symptoms in process of ridding your body of those toxins after the adjustment brings balance and assists in other processes in the body to keep you healthy. Hope I helped. Got your back! Dr Todd Gewant

Can a chiropractor help me with my child's GERD?

Since the nervous system is rooted in the spine, and it controls EVERYTHING, YES, chiropractic CAN help with many physiological problems, including GERD. Hope I helped. Got your READ MORE
Since the nervous system is rooted in the spine, and it controls EVERYTHING, YES, chiropractic CAN help with many physiological problems, including GERD.
Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

What home treatments can I try for lower back pain?

RICES. Rest Ice Compress Elevate Support. Rule is thumb for acute injuries. Obviously elevation isn’t needed in low back pain treatment, but helps in extremities. Stretch and READ MORE
RICES. Rest Ice Compress Elevate Support. Rule is thumb for acute injuries. Obviously elevation isn’t needed in low back pain treatment, but helps in extremities. Stretch and alternate ice and heat of over 3 days of pain. Hope I helped. Got your back. Dr Todd Gewant

How does chiropractor manipulation work?

Chiropractic uses hand or instrumentation to detect and correct subluxations in the spine and body by moving bones putting pressure on nerves causing pain. Hope I helped. Got READ MORE
Chiropractic uses hand or instrumentation to detect and correct subluxations in the spine and body by moving bones putting pressure on nerves causing pain.
Hope I helped. Got your back.

Dr Todd Gewant

How can I prevent my back from getting strained at work?

Perhaps like in Home Depot, wear a low back belt with suspenders to keep good posture. Approach the objects you lift, bend knees, and look up while lifting to put you into proper READ MORE
Perhaps like in Home Depot, wear a low back belt with suspenders to keep good posture. Approach the objects you lift, bend knees, and look up while lifting to put you into proper upright posture as you stand. Do NOT bend and twist while picking up objects. That is not good. And don't be afraid to ask for help on heavy objects.

Hope I helped, got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

What is the treatment for a herniated disc?

There are many options. Chiropractic care, traction, flextion-distraction, physical therapy, invasive procedures like epidural or cortisone shots. It all depends on how bad the READ MORE
There are many options. Chiropractic care, traction, flextion-distraction, physical therapy, invasive procedures like epidural or cortisone shots. It all depends on how bad the herniation, how many mm it is herniated, and the exact location. Many variables involved, but there are a few ways to help.

Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

Do chiropractic adjustments help with chronic lower back pain?

Chiropractors detect and correct the misalignments in the spine, which put pressure on nerves and cause horrible pain. YES, chiropractics is the answer. Hope I helped. Got READ MORE
Chiropractors detect and correct the misalignments in the spine, which put pressure on nerves and cause horrible pain. YES, chiropractics is the answer.

Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant

Can a chiropractor correct my limping?

First step is diagnosing the CAUSE of the limp. A Chiropractic exam, at least in my office, and i know many others, incorporates gait analysis. So, YES, a Chiropractor will be READ MORE
First step is diagnosing the CAUSE of the limp. A Chiropractic exam, at least in my office, and i know many others, incorporates gait analysis. So, YES, a Chiropractor will be more concerned with THE CAUSE than the EFFECT itself only. An X-ray of the low back and or hip of the limping side, can be a great first start in your diagnosis and cause of the limp. Hope i helped, and as always, Got Your Back! Dr. Todd Gewant

Is the traction table treatment permanent?

Hard to say without all the info. I would consult the treating doctor. No good Chiropractor wants to TREAT people forever, but we do want to help Maintain their health. Perhaps READ MORE
Hard to say without all the info. I would consult the treating doctor. No good Chiropractor wants to TREAT people forever, but we do want to help Maintain their health. Perhaps your monthly maintenance visit can simply include the traction machine which seems to be working. Hope i helped, Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant

I have pain in my hips due to excess weight. What can I do?

I would get balanced by a Chiropractor and consult a nutritionist to start a lifestyle change diet, not a diet as a verb. Hope i helped, Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant

My ankle hurts even after I walk a mile. What could be the reason for this?

I would have a Chiropractor or Podiatrist analyze your gait (how you walk), and do an orthopedic ankle evaluation, along with a simple series of X-rays. The above advice followed READ MORE
I would have a Chiropractor or Podiatrist analyze your gait (how you walk), and do an orthopedic ankle evaluation, along with a simple series of X-rays. The above advice followed is the best way to truly evaluate and diagnose your issue. Its best to find and correct the problem, than just to treat the symptoms with braces or wraps or pills. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant- Chiropractor

Can a chiropractor help in treating foot pain?

Yes, a Chiropractor can help. You need to be diagnosed first before the correct treatment can be prescribed, but a first easy start would be to stretch lightly your calf muscles READ MORE
Yes, a Chiropractor can help. You need to be diagnosed first before the correct treatment can be prescribed, but a first easy start would be to stretch lightly your calf muscles and achilles tendon since that is where the tendon attaches, under the heel. Stretching the muscles and tendon can possibly help take the pressure of its attachment off the heel bone called the Calcaneus. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant

I have sudden pain in my left leg. How can it be treated?

RICES: REST ICE COMPRESS ELEVATE SUPPORT. That is the DIY of an injury for the first 24-72 hours. Chiropractic would be a good start as well since structure effects function. READ MORE
RICES: REST ICE COMPRESS ELEVATE SUPPORT. That is the DIY of an injury for the first 24-72 hours. Chiropractic would be a good start as well since structure effects function. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant

Can an X-ray diagnose a spinal deformity?

If the Xray is INCONCLUSIVE, and MRI would be the next step, but the Xray IS the first step i would take to determine what DEFORMITY exists. Hope i helped. As always, Got Your READ MORE
If the Xray is INCONCLUSIVE, and MRI would be the next step, but the Xray IS the first step i would take to determine what DEFORMITY exists. Hope i helped. As always, Got Your Back! Dr. Todd Gewant

My daughter sits with her back slanted. How can her posture be corrected?

First you have to determine if this is a posture of comfort or structure. Scoliosis can cause altered postures due to the curvature of the spine. A Chiropractic evaluation, with READ MORE
First you have to determine if this is a posture of comfort or structure. Scoliosis can cause altered postures due to the curvature of the spine. A Chiropractic evaluation, with or without 1 or 2 Xrays of her spine, especially the thoracic spine, will determine whether its comfort posture or structural, then after that diagnosis, a game plan to correct her posture will be easier to create and perform. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant- Chiropractor

My son suffers from ADHD. Should I bring him to a chiropractor?

There is a lot of research on ADHD and Chiropractic treatments. It is definitely worth a shot. Get referrals to a good Chiropractor or even specifically call pediatric chiropractors READ MORE
There is a lot of research on ADHD and Chiropractic treatments. It is definitely worth a shot. Get referrals to a good Chiropractor or even specifically call pediatric chiropractors and ask if they have history treating ADHD patients and the results they found. Hope i helped. Got your back. Dr. Todd Gewant- Chiropractor

I have just suffered a slip Disc. After how long can I start by back exercises?

A person doesn't undergo a slipped disc. Its an injury that takes place, displacing part or all of the disc itself, with or without a tear to it. I don't know the procedure done READ MORE
A person doesn't undergo a slipped disc. Its an injury that takes place, displacing part or all of the disc itself, with or without a tear to it. I don't know the procedure done to you so can't give a definitive answer. Spaces already exist between vertebra where the discs exist. When looking on an MRI, thin disc spacing is indicative of either degeneration or a "slipped" or "herniated" or bulging disc. I would ask your surgeon/doctor and or PT. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant

What is the best kind of desk chair recommended for my condition?

You get what you pay for. I would go to an Ergonomic chair store, or look up on Amazon or other vendors of office chairs, reviews of good chairs and find a less expensive version READ MORE
You get what you pay for. I would go to an Ergonomic chair store, or look up on Amazon or other vendors of office chairs, reviews of good chairs and find a less expensive version of the same one somewhere else perhaps. There is no 1 Best Chair. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant- Chiropractor

My back has become very hunched. Should I see a chiropractor?

Yes, to answer your question. Xrays would help also to determine if osteoporosis or degeneration is the cause or just poor posture. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant READ MORE
Yes, to answer your question. Xrays would help also to determine if osteoporosis or degeneration is the cause or just poor posture. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant

My mother has been having pain in her legs, mainly while sitting. Can a chiropractor help in any way?

Sounds either musclo-skeletal or circulatory, considering her age. An evaluation would be a good first step either with an Orthopedist or Internist to rule out circulatory issues. READ MORE
Sounds either musclo-skeletal or circulatory, considering her age. An evaluation would be a good first step either with an Orthopedist or Internist to rule out circulatory issues. If it is indeed musculo-skeletal, a Chiropractor bringing balance to her structure will take pressure of tendons and muscles and alleviate some of her issues, as it does in many cases. Hope i helped. Got your back! Dr. Todd Gewant- Chiropractor