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Everybody from Tiger Woods to Cher. Tony Robbins, Andy Griffith, Van Halen and many more.
Shouldn't you join them and get Chiropractic care too?

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Neck & Back Center
at Riverlakes
4550 Coffee Rd. Suite H
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone: 661-587-0700
Fax: 661-587-0799

Monday - 9:00a-6:00p
Tuesday - 9:00a-6:00p
Wednesday - 9:00a-6:00p
Thursday - 9:00a-6:00p
Friday - 9:00a-6:00p
Saturday - 9:00a-11:00a
Sunday - 9:00a-9:30a


  • Bob Hope
    "Chiropractic is a wonderful means of natural healing!"
  • Dixie Carter
    Designing Women TV Series
    "I have a wonderful chiropractor.
    I believe a healthy spine is a healthy body."
  • Andy Griffith
    "Chiropractic has advanced tremendously over the past few decades.
    It has grown by leaps and bounds to become a specialized and accepted science."
  • Katherine Kelly Lang, Bold & Beautiful Soap Opera Star
    "I leave my chiropractor's office feeling fresh and rejuvenated and back in line the way I should be. He has also been successful at getting rid of my tension headaches."
  • David Cassidy
    The Partridge Family TV Series
  • Richard Pryor
  • Lou Waters
    CNN Today
    "I like to go to the chiropractor at least once a week and have for the past 20-25 years. I feel better when I go; I have more energy."
  • Mel Gibson
  • Dennis Weaver
  • Adam Arkin, Chicago Hope
  • David Duchovney
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Robin Williams
  • David Copperfield
  • Denzel Washington
  • Whitney Houston
  • Penny Marshall
  • Kim Bassinger
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Richard Gere
  • Whoopie Goldberg
  • Ted Danson
  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Demi Moore
  • Johnathan Lipnicki
  • Tea Leoni
  • Steven Segal
  • Dianne Carroll
  • Richard Kuss
  • Johnetta Cole
  • Jim & Jan Brolin
  • Cher
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Doris Day
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Robin Wright
  • Meredith Baxter
  • Phyllis Diller
  • James Earl Jones
  • Alan Thicke
  • Christie Brinkley
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Linda Hamilton
  • Jane Seymour
  • Dolf Lundgren
  • Michael Shurtleff
  • Heidi Kling
  • Josephine Pemice-Fales
  • Members of Cosby Family
  • David Spade
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Liza Minnelli
  • Marcello Angelini
  • Daniella Buson

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  • John Robbins,
    Author of Pulitzer prize-nominated international best seller, "Diet For A New America" "Chiropractic works in harmony with the basic healing forces of the body, whereas the allopathic, western medical establishment doesn't have nearly as holistic a vision."
  • Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  • Candice Pert
    Author/Motivational Speaker
  • Anthony Robbins
    Author/Motivational Speaker
  • Mark Victor Hansen
    Author/Motivational Speaker

Fitness Expert

  • Dr. Joyce Verdel
    "Chiropractic helps athletes and people working out, engaging in a sport or even just performing daily functions such as walking and sitting, to operate at their peak levels of performance without pain. I highly recommend that you pay a visit to your local chiropractor."

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  • Van Halen
  • Air Supply's Graham Russell
  • Madonna
  • Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson - B2's
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Ohio
  • Connie Smith
  • Travis Tritt
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Victoria Williams
  • Members of Greatful Dead
  • Members of Extreme
  • Members of Bon Jovi
  • Members of Dwight Yoakam's Band
  • The Eagles
  • Peter Frampton
  • Roberta Flack

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A research study conducted by Drs. Anthony Lauro and Brian Mouch, published in the journal of Chiropractic research and Clinical Investigation, 1991, indicated chiropractic care might improve athletic performance by as much as 16.7% over a twelve week period. The report also concluded that subluxation-free athletes react faster, coordinate better, execute fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete.

Top professionals in every sport are under chiropractic care to increase health and performance. The following are just a few sports stars under chiropractic care.

  • Mindy Mylrea
    World Champion
    "We put a great deal of stress on our bodies, so chiropractic is very helpful."
  • Bernard Horn
    Men's Champion
    "My chiropractor is really phenomenal. I've gotten stronger and greatly increased my flexibility."
  • Larry & Todd Wise
    World Champions
  • Jose Canseco
    "I've found that it's a great stress reliever to get adjusted. It takes away a lot of the tightness in the muscles"
  • Wade Boggs
    "Last year I found Dr. Newman (chiropractor), and I have been seeing him ever since. I have been pain-free and feeling terrific. I swear by it. Now, it is just maintenance and keeping in line so the nerves don't touch."
  • Greg Mathews
    Credits chiropractic with helping him get off the disabled list and overcome a career-threatening slump!
  • Ryan Sandberg
    His wife Cindy explained, "He's had some awesome games after getting an adjustment. He was frequently adjusted before games."
  • Mark McGwire
  • John Smolz
  • Chris Sabo
  • Robby Thompson
  • Kirt Manwarning
  • Mark Portugal
  • Brett Butler
  • Wes Parker
  • Don Sutton
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Rick Monday
  • Jeff Reardon
  • Dan Schayes
    "I use chiropractic as my main source of healthcare."
  • Gerald Wilkins
    "I didn't know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I've been in chiropractic, I've improved by leaps and bounds, both mentally and physically."
  • Michael Jordan
  • Jerome "The Bus" Bettis
  • Charles Barkley
  • Robert Parish
  • Jack Sikma
  • Scottie Pippin
  • John Stockton
  • Kenny Sousa
  • Joel Thompson
  • Brent Steiner
  • Fred Klaven
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    "Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team- the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors."
  • Dr. Frank Colombo
    Mr. Olympia, Mr. Universe, Mr. World, Mr. International,
    Mr. Europe, Mr. Italy
  • Lee Haney
    Mr. Olympia (1984-91)
  • Clifta Coulter
    Miss USA
  • John Defrendis
    Mr. USA
  • Grace Lewis
    World Champion Power Lifter, Record Holder
  • Kevin Levrone
    National Champion
  • Rick Valente
    ESPN's "Body Shaping"
  • Evander Holyfield
    "I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge."
  • Rocky Marciano
    Heavyweight Champion 1956
  • Jack Dempsy
  • Tony Lopez
  • Michael Carbojol
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Joe Montana
    "I've been seeing a chiropractor and he's really been helping me out a lot. Chiropractic's been a big part of my game." Joe Montana and 35 of his teammates received chiropractic care right before the 1990 Super Bowl Game.
  • Irving Fryar
    I definitely believe that chiropractic care has attributed to my fitness. I don't think I could maintain my level of play without chiropractic. When I go to Dr. Napoli for an adjustment I immediately feel better."
  • Emmit Smith
    "I go see Dr. Bill (chiropractor) when I get bent out of shape on Sundays.
    Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents."
  • Crawford Kerr
    "Dr. Bill (chiropractor) kept me on the field many times."
  • Atlanta Falcons Team
  • San Francisco 49ers Team
  • Detroit Lions Team
  • Denver Broncos Team
  • Dallas Cowboys Team
  • Ed "Too Tall" Jones
  • Charles Haley
  • Roger Craig
  • Bob Hayes
  • Sean Landeta
  • Paul Fraze
  • Ricky Bell
  • Dammone Johnson
  • Alex Karras
  • Mark May
  • Gary Clark
  • Terry Kirby
  • Keith Jackson
  • Mike Ingram
  • Mike Timson
  • Bill Fralic
  • Warren Moon
  • Dan Marino
  • Terance Mathis
  • Gary Downs
  • Byron Hanspard
  • Ruffin Hamilton
  • Craig Saur
  • Lester Archambeau
  • Ronnie Bradford
  • Tim Dwight
  • Bob Christian
  • Joe Profit
  • Lenny McGill
  • Keith Crawford
  • Coey Louchiey
  • Fred Funk
    PGA Tour Professional
    "I do believe chiropractic has really benefited my game. Over the last three years, I feel I have become more exposed to, and knowledgeable about, the benefits of chiropractic for me and my game. I realize how your body can get out of balance, and chiropractic care helps....."
  • Barbara Bunkowsky
    LPGA Tour Professional
    "I Have found that chiropractic keeps me flexible and pain-free so that I can perform at my highest level. The benefits of chiropractic have improved my golf swing, putting less stress and strain on my body and allowing me to be a more productive golfer. I believe it also helps prevent other associated injuries that are very common on the LPGA tour."
  • Tiger Woods
    "Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me a lot," Tiger asserted. "When I was in a growth spurt, my back became very sore and I was weak. My chiropractor really helped me. Not only did he adjust my spine, he also gave me strengthening exercises to do. If you are tall and gangly, like I am, or play sports, I would recommend chiropractic."
  • Patti Rizzo
  • Sandra Palmer
  • Lynn Connelly
  • Beth Daniel
  • Jan Stephenson
  • Donna White
  • Kim Baur
  • Patty Sheehan
  • Lynn Adams
  • Sally Little
  • Amy Alcott
  • Mary Lou Retton
  • Olga Korbut
  • Detroit Redwings Team
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Brett Hull
  • George Angat Jr.
    US Lightweight Champion
    "The split second that can be added to my speed by my chiropractor could be crucial." "Chiropractic care gives him that little advantage, that little extra strength and quickness and allows him his best opportunity to regain his title."
    Manager-Denis Doucette
  • Dan O'Brien
    "You obviously can't compete at your fullest if you're not in alignment. And your body can't heal if your back is not in alignment. It was the holistic idea that I liked about chiropractic and tat is what track and field is about. Every track and field athlete that that I have ever met has seen a chiropractor at one time or another. In track and field, it is absolutely essential. Chiropractic care is one of the things I think that no one has denied or refuted."

  • Joe Greene
    Long Jump
    "I know chiropractic helped me. It helped my performance and I feel better."
  • Donovan Baily
    100 Meter
  • Alberto Juantorena
    400 & 800 Meter
  • Bruce Jenner
  • Mac Wilkins
  • Dwight Stones
  • Edwin Moses
  • Maria Maricich
  • Suzy Chaffee
  • Mary Decker
  • Willie Banks
    Triple Jump
  • Joseph Arvay
  • Nancy Ditz

The list above is for general information only and was obtained at http://ourworld.cs.com/rkbrowndc/celebrities.htm. None of the above named patients are under care at Neck & Back Center.

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