Dr. Joseph De Armas, DC

Dr. Joseph De Armas, DC

Chiropractic  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Joseph De Armas has practiced in North County San Diego for 25 years. He graduated from the prestigious Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1988. As a college athlete, he suffered an injury to his spine, which left him disabled and in pain. Orthopedic medicine offered him a diagnosis and multiple prescription drugs, which clouded his studies and did nothing to improve his condition. After weeks of suffering he sought the services of a chiropractor and within one treatment he was 50 percent improved. Three follow up treatments later, he was out of pain and spasm, drug free, and back to full participation on his college ice hockey team. It was after this experience that he determined that he wanted to do for other people, what this chiropractor had done for him. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from San Diego State University in 1984 and earned his doctorate from LACC in 1988. One year later he was certified in Applied Kinesiology from the International College of Applied Kinesiology. In 1989 he was awarded the honor of the ICAK new doctor of the year due to his contribution and excellence to the field of Applied Kinesiology. He has served as the official chiropractor for the San Diego Gulls professional hockey team and was a member of the medical staff for the Ironman Triathlon Championships in Kona Hawaii. Dr. De Armas has treated thousands of professional and amateur athletes from nearly all sports disciplines. He has studied under Dr. James Cox, the founder and developer of the "Cox Technique" treatment protocol for spinal disk injuries. He also had the esteemed privilege to study hundreds of hours of "Applied Kinesiology" under the direct tutelage of Dr. George Goodheart. Dr. Joe, as he is known, has thousands of hours of clinical nutrition training. He is an adjunct faculty member at Southern California University of Healthy Sciences and Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine in San Diego, California. He practices what he preaches and follows an organic "Paleo" style diet, harvesting seasonally from his organic garden. When not in the office, he can be found in the gym, riding the waves at various north county surf breaks, or engaging in his passion for falconry with his Harris hawk.

511 Saxony Pl Ste 101

Encinitas, CA 92024

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(760) 753-0700

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  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Chiropractic
  • Alternative Care
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Therapy
  • Chiropractic Sports Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Inflammatory Disorders
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Orthopedic Chiropractic
  • Pediatric Chiropractic

Board Certifications

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Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprain
  • Whiplash


  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Decompression
  • Diet Counseling
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Examination
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • San Diego State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Los Angeles College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Whittier Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • International College Of Applied Kinesiology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Hospitals where Dr. De Armas has admitting privileges

Fallbrook Hospital
624 E Elder St
Fallbrook, CA 92028
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Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego, CA 92120
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Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
555 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025
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Palomar Medical Center Poway
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Tri - City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
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