Neck Pain & Headaches

Neck Pain Chiropractor Torrance

Neck pain and headaches affect over 45 Million Americans, but thanks to new technological advances in the treatment of these potentially debilitating disorders, many doctors now have the ability to properly and effectively correct the these conditions.Common Treatment for Neck Pain and Headaches

Neck pain and headaches are diagnosed and treated in many different ways by many different types of health care providers.

Medical Treatment:

  • Expensive diagnostic testing including MRI, CT scans, & EEG
  • Over the counter medication
  • Prescription of anti-inflammatory, pain, and muscle relaxor medication
  • Prescription of cervical collars and bed rest
  • Prescription of physical therapy
  • Injections of cortisone
  • Surgery

Chiropractic Treatment:

  • General Manipulations of the spine
  • Hot and cold packs
  • Ultrasound
  • Electric muscle stimulation
  • Roller tables

Physical Therapy Treatment:

  • Hot and cold packs
  • Ultrasound
  • Electric muscle stimulation
  • Roller tables
  • Massage
  • Therabands and exercise balls
  • Braces
  • Stretching and general strengthening

Alternative Treatments:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Naturopathy
  • Magnets

Chances are if you are like the majority of neck pain and headache sufferers, the types of treatments listed above sound familiar.  In fact 90% of neck pain and headache sufferers have received one or more of these common treatment methods.

These treatment methods may be somewhat effective in temporarily alleviating the symptoms of neck pain and headaches, but none of these correct the underlying cause of those symptoms.

The most common source of neck pain and headaches is found in structures around the neck (or cervical spine), which have been weakened or damaged.  These structures can include joints, ligaments, muscles, and cervical discs, all of which have complex nerve endings.  When these structures are weakened or damaged, the nerve endings send pain signals up the pathway from the upper nerves of the neck to the brain.  During this process they intermingle with the nerve fibers of the trigeminal nerve from the brainstem.  Since the trigeminal nerve is responsible for the perception of head pain, the patient may experience the symptoms of a headache.

Auto or work accidents; even those occurring years prior to the beginning of your symptoms.

Injuries to the neck or head from sports injuries, falls, or bumping your head; again even those occurring years prior to the beginning of your symptoms.

Poor posture

Stress and muscle tension


  • Have you ever been involved in a car accident or had trauma to your neck?
  • Have you ever played any “rough” sports such as football?
  • Have you experienced many “minor” sports injuries?
  • Is your neck stiff or at times, difficult to move?
  • Have you been told that as a child, you experienced a fall off a swing, porch, down stairs, or any other seemingly inconsequential incident?

We are proud to be the only clinic in Los Angeles County that utilizes the Hanoun Multi-cervical Diagnostic and Rehabilitation System.  Our technologically advanced system is the only program that clearly and objectively identifies cervical function, physical limitations, and capabilities.  Results are analyzed to provide a comprehensive injury specific rehabilitation program that addresses specific functional/physical deficiencies by isolating and targeting appropriate muscles or muscle groups.  The end result is cost-contained, effective cervical rehabilitation.

The cervical spine is one of the most difficult structures in the realm of diagnosis.  Other practitioners utilize only manual or visual means of evaluating cervical range of motion, and often they are not able to measure cervical strength.  With the Hanoun Multi-Cervical System our facility provides essential objective diagnostic data to identify potential cervical dysfunction and to effectively provide injury resolution.  Our team of doctors provides the best available evidence for clinical decision making when evaluating and treating neck injury and headache patients.

If you live in the South Bay Area and would like detailed information regarding the treatment we successfully provide for neck pain and headache sufferers like yourself, please call the number below and reserve a seat at one of our upcoming free seminars.

Learn about the Hanoun Multi-Cervical Unit, the only comprehensive program that objectively evaluates and rehabilitates cervical injuries in one system

Discuss current research findings regarding the assessment and rehabilitation of Chronic Neck Pain and Whiplash.

View the Multi-Cervical unit in action, and see examples of objective reports.

Discuss evidence-based treatment methods used in the rehabilitation of Chronic Neck Pain and Headaches.

Results to date indicate 75% of Neck Pain and Headache Sufferers achieve a 60% improvement with a 6 week program.



“Last year I was in excruciating pain in my right arm, shoulder, neck and rib cage.  I was given different pain medication, none of witch helped me.  The pain was so bad I had to sleep with my head hanging over the side of the bed just to get a little sleep.  I saw different doctors, including an orthopedist and a neurologist.  They told me I should have spinal surgery, but there was a chance of major side effects; the worst, being paralyzed from the neck down for life.

All this scared me so much I decided to see Dr.Grenda for chiropractic treatment.  I could tell on my first visit it would work, because on my way home it was the first time I was not crying from the pain of driving!  After only three visits to Dr. Grenda my pain was gone!  Before going to Dr. Grenda I went for treatment at a rehab facility and would leave with more pain than what I walked in with!  I am amazed with what Dr. Grenda has done for me!

Dr. Grenda helped me again a year later with another issue.  After two falls resulting in a broken leg and wrist, I had numbness and pins & needles in my left arm and hand.  After seeing my medical doctor I was sent to another rehab facility for treatment and exercise therapy.  That did not help at all, so again I went to Dr. Grenda.  He completely stopped the numbness in my arm immediately after the first treatment.

At times I was feeling suicidal and really bad from all of my pain!  I am so thankful for Dr. Grenda and his healing hands!!  He is truly a God send to me and I am so thankful he is such a great Doctor!”

“Thank you so much for your healing ways!”

Sincerely, Marion Lovierd




“I never had much confidence in chiropractors, but when I suffered a whiplash injury in August 2002, I had to seek treatment for the chronic pain.

I entered into treatment with a local chiropractor for 6 weeks without any relief from the pain.

Then I found Dr. Grenda’s office and was impressed by his claim of being a “whiplash specialist”.  Two months later I am not only completely recovered from my whiplash injury, but my neck and back feel better than they have for years.

I credit Dr. Grenda’s use of the “Gonstead” method, which includes a highly effective rehabilitation program.”


Cassie Bassolino


“dr. grenda helped my neck, back, & wrist pain, and even my diabetes!”


“I am a registered nurse and I was very reluctant to use the free evaluation that I received from my friends, the Luttio’s.  I had tried chiropractic care and massage for my pain before with some results, but NOT enough to pay the money I had spent.

Several years ago I had two severe car accidents.  Those accidents, combined with my nursing career have done damage to all of the joints of my body, especially my neck and back.

First I would like to say that the staff at Gonstead Health Center is the greatest.  They are cheerful and always helpful.

Second, in the two months I have been getting treatment, I can say that I usually face each day pain free and have more energy than I did before.  I now answer people who ask “How are you today?” with “Hangin’ in there” or “Just great for 63” instead of complaints.

I also crochet and knit a great deal, and for a long time was not able to do these things due to pain in my left wrist.  This has all but disappeared completely.

I can’t wait to see how I feel after the initial six months.  Just about the time I started the treatment at the Gonstead Health Center I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.  I could not get my sugars under control even with the meds.  Now my sugars are where they should be and I don’t have to take my meds everyday.”

Sincerely, Frances Torgerson, NP, CNM


“The only cure for the pain I suffered with after my work injury…”

“My pain started after I was injured at work while___________________.  I developed constant neck and upper back pain, as well as daily headaches and a constant nagging pain under my right shoulder blade.  My employer sent me to their medical clinic and all I they did was prescribe drugs for pain, drugs for inflammation, and drugs for muscle spasms.     All those drugs did nothing except upset my stomach and make me tired and groggy.

The doctors then tried cortisone shots in my neck, which also didn’t help my pain, so I tried going to a massage therapist on my own.  The massages felt great but only temporarily relieved my pain, which at that point had become severe.  I tried exercising and taking aspirin and that too did not get rid of the pain I was suffering with.

I then came to Dr. Grenda, who I had been referred to by a family member who was also a patient of his.  Dr. Grenda took x-rays of my back and did a thorough exam and afterwards showed me exactly where my problem was and what was causing all of my pain.  He then put me on a specific treatment program and within a short amount of time my pain was gone.

Before I came to GonsteadHealthCenter I was in constant pain.  I had difficulty sleeping and doing most of the things that I love to do like playing golf and working out.  Now after my treatment program I am golfing and working out at the gym again and I am no longer suffering from the constant pain the other doctors weren’t able to help me with.  My posture has also improved and so has my overall disposition.

When you’re in constant pain…it affects your life.  My recommendation to anyone is don’t get discouraged, because Gonstead Chiropractic can help.”

Sincerely, Rory Ruppert

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Two months later I am not only completely recovered from my whiplash injury, but my neck and back feel better than they have for years.  I credit Dr. Grenda’s use of the “Gonstead” method, which includes a highly effective rehabilitation program.
Cassie B.Redondo Beach