I am Dr. Robert Gabai, a chiropractor since 1996. Before attending chiropractic school, I used to go to Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. I stayed in Medical School for a while and I switched to chiropractic school in Los Angeles. In medical schools, I took Anatomy, Histology, Pathology, Neuroanatomy, physiology and Psychiatry classes. When I went to Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles branch, I learned all the subjects more deeply. Furthermore, I learned diagnostics, radiology and nutrition and chiropractic technique. The deep knowledge that I had acquired by dissecting 2 cadavers and being tested on 100 of them gave me a strong musculoskeletal basis of knowledge. The test of my abilities was proven to me while treating an 80-year-old patient. He almost crawled into my office holding the wall. He was a retired fireman. I sent him for an MRI. The study showed 4 to 6 mm disc protrusion at multiple levels. In addition, he had Intra-vertebral encroachment. This means that the hole where the nerve comes out of the bone was shrinking. Speaking in plain language, he was a good candidate for surgery. His disks had to be cut off and replaced with other material. The holes where his nerves exit had to be shaved so that the nerves would become decompressed. After 12 sessions of therapy, he was functional. He told me he has a little pain here and then but he is alright for most of the times.
When I started my practice I treated a 60 year old Cuban lady, who could not lift her shoulder. After one session, she started lifting her shoulder. She invited me to her church; introduced me to all her friends. She said that God has helped me as his assistant to overcome her problem. I was impressed. Maybe she said that because of my good looks. I needed to be more confident. Many of my patients stopped coming after a couple of treatments. I was hesitant in the beginning of my practice. I had told them to return for follow ups and they had disappeared. I thought they were disappointed. But as time passes, I keep getting referrals from them, and they return with problems in non-related parts to previous complaints. Many told me those few treatments had solved their problem.
In addition to working as a chiropractor, I directed a school from 2000 to 2012. I did my best to teach the students well. I hired the best teachers to train the students in functional anatomy and technique. I gave them self confidence so they succeed in class and in their careers.
I exercise 1.5 hours a day. I do 45 minutes of spinning and 45 minutes of weightlifting. I have used my own body to experiment on training methods that work. I would not tell you to do what I would not do myself. Based on my studies in my practice, I have deducted that some exercises would serve to build you up to overcome pain.
High quality service
We provide musculoskeletal care non invasive and drug free
We believe Chiropractic is based on the premise that body can heal itself
We cover diet, nutritional consulting, stress management as adjunct to chiropractic care
We provide referrals to other health care professionals as needed
The fundamentals of Chiropractic as follows:
- It is observed that vertebrae have a tendency to get subluxated sometimes due to awkward movements of the body or forceful impact, jerk, jolt etc.
- Because of these subluxations the nerves come under pressure.
- Due to such pressures the entire related nervous system goes haywire. As a result obstructions are observed in the process of transmission of messages by the nerves.
- Due to these obstructions definite limb movements are affected and they become diseased.
The cardinal point is that if these subluxations are corrected and the Vertebrae can be arranged properly, then the disease process can be arrested.