An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Dr. Neils C. Larson
Dr. Larson graduated with academic and clinical honors from Life Chiropractic College West in 2015. He is a native of the Sacramento foothills, and first moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB, where he graduated with a BA in Communication in 2011. He has returned to Santa Barbara to become a new doctor with the Advanced Chiropractic Group.
Dr. Larson was raised with a very holistic approach to health. His mother was influential in teaching him about proper nutrition and introducing him to alternative forms of healthcare, including chiropractic. This proved beneficial when he became involved in physically demanding athletics in high school. As a competitive wrestler and motocross racer, Dr. Larson suffered several minor and major injuries. His experience with successful chiropractic treatments of these injuries inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic.
While in clinic at Life West, Dr. Larson was trained in the diversified method of chiropractic. In addition to full spine adjusting, he has been trained to treat and adjust extremity complaints. In 2014, Dr. Larson was able to join a group of doctors on a chiropractic mission trip to Deli, India. Their team of chiropractors worked in collaboration with medical doctors to provide to best services possible to those in need. He cites this as one of the most influential experiences of his chiropractic education.
Dr. Larson and his wife, Kelsey, a fourth grade teacher, are very happy to be back in Santa Barbara. He is looking forward to becoming involved with the community here. Dr. Larson’s goal is to provide health and wellness to our local community by empowering our patients with knowledge about diet, exercise and the function of the human body.