GERARDO CONTRERAS D.C.
I have been a Chiropractor for over 20 years, and the miracles I see each day never cease to amaze me. I am passionate about what I do daily and want to change people’s lives through Chiropractic. It still amazes me how the human body has the power to heal itself naturally.
In our office, we believe that health and wellness is one of the greatest joys of life. We see how true this is with each of our patients. When people are truly free, their entire quality of life is better.
They are happier, more energetic, and have a much more positive outlook because they can enjoy things that they could not before because of their constant pain. I want to tell the world the truth about Chiropractic care and all of its benefits one person at a time.
I completed my pre-chiropractic education at Las Positas College and Cal State Hayward. I continued on to graduate from Life Chiropractic College West where I received my Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. I constantly strive to improve and update my knowledge in Chiropractic, the medical fields, and general overall health.
My wife, Melissa, and I have two sons and a daughter, and we enjoy boating, fishing, family barbeques, and anything as a family.
Let me tell you my story.
Years ago, something happened that changed my life forever.
One evening while driving home, I was in a horrible head-on collision. The accident left me with severe pain in my neck and upper back. It was so bad that when I tried to use my left arm, I just couldn’t. I had no strength and the pain was unbearable. I was forced to quit the things I loved because I tried to use my left arm as little as possible; it simply hurt too much. At 19, weight lifting and sports were my life, but that stopped after the accident. I stopped hanging out with my friends and stayed at home. Being a young man, I figured that the pain would just go away. But, after some time, it didn’t seem to be getting any better.
My medical doctor had me on some really powerful drugs, but nothing was helping. I started to get pretty scared. Here I was, just a young guy, losing the use of my left side and feeling awful pain everyday. I thought would I have to live like this forever? The loneliness and the pain killers made me feel depressed; I felt like I didn’t have anything left to live for and that the pain would never end.
But, then something happened.
A friend of mine finally convinced me to try his chiropractor. He had been asking me for over 10 months, but I was skeptical. The new doctor did an exam, ran a few tests, and then adjusted me. The adjustment didn’t hurt; in fact, it actually felt pretty good. And guess what? I started to get a little better. Each adjustment had me feeling better than I felt before. The pain I had been living with dramatically decreased.
Chiropractic worked so well for me; I was so excited and impressed with all the miracles I saw from chiropractic that I finished my undergraduate school and headed to chiropractic school.
Chiropractic saved my life. It gave me hope, and I got my life back. I know some of you have come from that same place of pain and despair, but you’re here today because someone reached out to you to help save your life.
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Contreras Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
For some, Contreras Chiropractic will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.
People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Please take the time to meet the doctor, the team, and our wellness network dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To fully understand the nature of your health we recommend you join our free website membership program. As a patient at Chiropractic we will personally tailor a wellness program specifically targeted to your wellness needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.