Dr. Ben Weitz, DC

Chiropractic  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
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Dr. Ben Weitz, DC
My Mission statement is: To help all my patients to achieve optimal health. Optimal health consists of a relatively pain free status, with lots of energy and enthusiasm for life, and the highest possible level of function of all systems of the body, including the spine and other joints and muscles of the body. Decreasing the likelihood of chronic, degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, heart disease, and cancer, is an important goal of such care. A secondary goal is to help each individual to achieve peak performance in sport and/or life. Optimal health should not be sacrificed in an effort to achieve athletic performance, as many athletes end up doing with a "win at all costs" attitude. Chiropractic care "The Weitz Way" Chiropractic care at the Weitz Sports Chiropractic clinic involves various treatment approaches to helping patients achieve optimal health. Initially, the injured area is assessed and examined to determine the problem. Then, the posture and structure of the body is assessed to look for distortions from the optimal state. Overall posture and structure of the individual frequently plays a role in other injured areas. For example, rounded shoulder posture may predispose you to shoulder impingement problems. And forwards head posture may result in not only neck pain and headaches, but jaw pain and even wrist pain as well. Each patient receives a comprehensive examination with focus on the injured area. This exam includes all relevant physical, orthopedic, and neurological examination tests. X-rays are not taken routinely on each patient. X-rays are used mainly to rule out suspected pathology, such as fractures or other bony abnormalities, and sometimes to assess spinal structural problems, such as scoliosis. Treatments are individualized depending upon the severity, the particular nature of the problem, and the individual's response to care. Treatments may include myofascial and/or trigger point massage, joint manipulation or mobilization, therapeutic stretching, rehabilitative exercise programs or recommendations, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, ice, heat, and/or traction. Dr. Weitz may recommend custom orthotic supports for your feet, which he can fit you with. Pilates is available at the office for either rehabilitation of injuries or for fitness. We also have an excellent acupuncturist on staff, Dr. Tamara Tifft. Recommendations may be made for nutritional and lifestyle changes, including vitamin and herbal supplementation to reduce inflammation, to aid in the healing process, or to prevent other health problems. Dr. Weitz has taken numerous post-graduate courses and has made a study of recent nutrition research. Our office distributes high quality Metagenics nutritional supplements and Tempurpedic pillows, both at great prices. Manipulation and mobilization are done to restore proper movement to joints that are not moving well and to realign the structure of the body. Such "stuck" (dysfunctional) joints often result in the performance of abnormal movement patterns and injuries in other parts of the body. Manipulation of the joints will be performed in the most gentle manner possible to achieve the correction. We typically perform the manipulation only after loosening and warming the area with massage and/or heat. This makes it easier for the body to accept the structural correction. Specialized soft tissue work reduces scar tissue and adhesions in the muscles and tendons, promoting more normal healing. Do not expect to find a simple solution for a complex problem. Problems that took months and years to develop are not likely to be relieved overnight. And chiropractic care is frequently not the wonder cure that some hope it to be. It is not voodoo. While occasional patients are completely relieved of severe pain with one adjustment, this is not the typical case. Chiropractic care enhances your body's natural abilities to heal itself, facilitating and speeding up the process. But it works with this gradual process and this takes time. Sometimes it even takes months or years for complete healing to occur. Some conditions can never be cured–only managed. This requires periodic adjustments throughout your life. But this may be preferred to many of the common medical solutions, such as taking pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and anti-inflammatory drugs, with their inevitable side effects. Chiropractic care has few side effects. We do not take x-rays of each patient unless they are needed to rule out pathology. X-rays are not used to determine how to adjust the patient. By pressing on your back and other areas in a specific manner (motion palpation) we determine how to adjust you. However, x-rays and/or MRI may be recommended after several weeks or months of treatment if sufficient progress is not made. We also do not use any of the following chiropractic methods: Applied Kinesiology, SOT, BEST, NETWORK, or activator.

Weitz Sports Chiropractic and Nutrition

1448 15th St Ste 201

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

(310) 395-3111

Dr. Ben Weitz, DC

Dr. Ben Weitz, DC

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Screen Actors Guild

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

My goal is to help all patients to achieve optimal health. Optimal health consists of a relatively pain free status, with lots of energy and enthusiasm for life, and the highest possible level of function of all systems of the body, including the spine and other joints and muscles of the body. Decreasing the likelihood of chronic, degenerative diseases, such as arthritis and heart disease, is an important goal of such care.  I also offer Functional Medicine nutritional counseling for helping to find the root cause of chronic health conditions, with a specialty in digestive disorders and cardiovascular disease prevention.
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Specialties

  • Chiropractic
  • Dietetics
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Weitz does not have any board certifications listed.

11

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
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Procedures

  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Extremity Adjusting Procedure
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Ultrasound

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Pasadena College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Los Angeles College Of Chiropractic
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Weitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Weitz to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Weitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Beverly Hills, CA |
Without a doubt the very best DC I've ever had treat me... Dr. Weitz is MY doc from now on....Well worth the drive for his treatments. He is also my nutrition doc...I've never felt better.
in Santa Monica |
Went to see Doctor Weiz for neck problems.I contacted my insurance to verify it was in network. I also contacted the doctor office prior my visit and the also confirmed it was covered. After my visit they informed me that I had to pay $150...after dealing over the phone with the insurance and them for 2 hours they apologized and said it was a confusion I had to pay my copay $15. Went to the doctor office again to get the refund and for my surprise charged me $35 because $20 was a massage fee..
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Dr. Weitz accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Screen Actors Guild

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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