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Binkley Healing Center

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Primary Location
961 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-641-9000

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday10-125-7
TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday10-125-7
ThursdayClosed*
Friday10-125-7
SaturdayClosed*
SundayClosed
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Can a non-force chiropractor fix a herniated disc?

Many people with disc herniations would like to avoid surgery if at all possible. I’ve helped scores of patients with advanced disc herniations get fast relief and long-term resolution of their symptoms, without surgery.

Here is an example of one of the many challenging cases I’ve resolved over the past 25 years:

A 40 year-old man came in with progressively worsening neck pain, radiating down the entire left arm, with numbness and 70% loss of function (couldn’t hold a pencil) in the left hand. His MRI showed a 6mm protrusion (that’s big!) at C5, with severe narrowing of the left nerve opening. He was scheduled for surgery three weeks out, but wanted to avoid it if he could. I told him that his MRI findings appeared to indicate that surgery was his only option. But I also told him that the tremendous tension in the muscles and joints throughout his neck and especially his upper back would need to be effectively released if he wanted a long-term positive outcome with surgery. On that basis, I proceeded to carefully release tension in his upper back, avoiding any contact with the affected disc. In three weeks, his neck pain was 50% improved, his hand function was 90% restored (he could write, but couldn’t squeeze a gas pump), and his surgeon cancelled his procedure. A couple months later he was symptom free.

If you know someone who is contemplating surgery for a disc herniation, please tell them to call me first.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonials

I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Binkley.

John Doe
Ventura, CA

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday10-125-7
TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday10-125-7
ThursdayClosed*
Friday10-125-7
SaturdayClosed*
SundayClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10-12 Closed* 10-12 Closed* 10-12 Closed* Closed
5-7 5-7 5-7

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Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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  • 961 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93001
  • 805-641-9000
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