Dr. Nuñez is a master chiropractor with over 38 years of experience dealing with the most difficult and "lost cause" cases since the beginning of his practice. He proudly graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in December of 1982 magna cum laude. During his college training he first became familiar with a non-forceful treatment method of spinal correction that would eventually lead to Dr. Nuñez developing the 3-Dimensional Chiropractic TechniqueTM or 3DCT in 2000. 3-DCTTM is more than a technique, it is also a philosophy based on the observation that frightening or traumatic events in youth cause tension in the muscles that can become chronic. Chronic tension over time leads eventually to chronic pain, joint degeneration and distortion of the body. Early in Dr. Nuñez's career he noticed that when he would adjust patients that they would feel better for a while but often the same symptoms would return. He realized that he needed to not only do more to release these chronically tense muscles, he also needed to teach his patients how to help themselves to loosen their muscles in between visits. He developed a muscle release technique called Pressure-Plus-Motion or PPM that would break up the chronically tense muscles and lead to a resolution of the problem. Eventually he began teaching these methods to his patients and wrote a self-help book in 1998 that patients could use as a guide to treat themselves. It is called, "How to Keep the Chiropractor Off Your Back!". He has since released a second book titled "You Can't Stand Up Straight If Your Insides Are Pulling You Down".
Dr. Nuñez's many unique experiences and varied work history prior to becoming a chiropractor have led to a perspective that looks at life and health from a new angle. He likes to say, "I may be good but we are great!" In other words, he only takes 50 percent credit when you get better, it takes both the patient and the doctor working together to get a victory over chronic pain and to restore health, vitality, vim and vigor.
Dr. Nuñez has been involved in the community in many ways since the beginning of his practice. He is a member of the American and California Chiropractic associations. He is a Life member of the Hollywood/Los Feliz Kiwanis Club for 35 years and a three time past distinguished president thereof. He has been a member of the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church since 1996 has been a deacon and an elder.
Dr. Nuñez CV
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, CA Graduated Magna cum Laude - December 1982
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Awarded
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA Graduated Cum Laude - June 1976 Assoc. of Science Degree Awarded in Cardio-Pulmonary Technology
Doctor of Chiropractic from July 1983 to present
Pulmonary technician June 1976 to January 1978
Continued education from 1978 to December 1982
SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND SEMINARS:
Since 2000 I developed, and now teach, the 3-D Chiropractic TechniqueTM (3-DCTTM). This technique involves manipulation of the structures of the body with no twisting, popping, or cracking. Many patients prefer this method that are uncomfortable with conventional manipulative techniques. In addition to the 3-DCTTMmethod, I incorporate a myofascial release method described below.
Since 1993 I have researched and developed a muscle manipulation technique known as Pressure-Plus-Motion (PPM). This is a unique method developed to relieve chronic tension based on balancing the tension between opposing muscle groups by applying pressure to the hyper-tense muscle while the muscle is taken repeatedly through a full range-of-motion. This is very effective when manipulation proves to be insufficient in providing long-term pain relief.
Seminar in Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome in 1991
In 1998 I wrote a book called "How To Keep The Chiropractor Off Your Back". In this book I demonstrate to a patient how to use Pressure-Plus-Motion on themselves to help speed recovery and help adjustments last longer.
I also have a second book, titled "You Can't Stand Up Straight If Your Insides Are Pulling You Down".
Distinguished Service Award 2006, Kiwanis Club of Hollywood/Los Feliz
George F. Hixson Fellow October 2004
Kiwanian of the Year, Kiwanis Club of Hollywood/Los Feliz 1995
Distinguished Doctor, L.A. Metro Chiropractic Society 1990
Distinguished President, Kiwanis Club of Hollywood/Los Feliz 1989, 2006, 2007
Member of Hollywood/Los Feliz Kiwanis Club for 35 years and Life Member Since 1996
Member of La Crescenta Presbyterian Church since 1996
Deacon of La Crescenta Presbyterian Church - 2002-2004
Participated in a study evaluating the effects of chiropractic manipulation on Pulmonary function- 1981
American Chiropractic Association - 38 years
California Chiropractic Association - 38 years
About Nuñez Chiropractic, Inc.
"My objective is to help my patients achieve balance in all areas of their lives. In addition to the known physical causes of pain, I have found that childhood traumas can lead to chronic tension, which is the cause of much chronic pain. The most productive way to restore health and alleviate pain is to address the problem in a well-paced series of sessions over a concentrated period of time. Patient's treatments tend to be much longer than traditional methods, but my patients generally need far fewer sessions."
- Dr. Alan Nunez