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The Mechanic Of The Spine

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A chiropractor's blog on healthful living while conquering pain

Who is the Mechanic of the Spine?

Who is the Mechanic of the  Spine?


I am Dr. Michael Howell, former college football player, husband, and doctor of chiropractic. I love competition, music and art, and taking part in events that bring our community together.  

I was introduced to chiropractic through a childhood friend.  Having been an athlete from childhood to college, the wear and tear of weekly games took a toll on my body and I found myself in constant pain.  My knee gave me the most problems and kept me from working out on a daily basis.  My friend, who was new to chiropractic at that time, related my knee pain with unbalanced hips.  So, not only did he fix my knee, but he corrected my spine.  From that point on, I realized that I wanted to be a part of this profession.

As I did more research on chiropractic, I was amazed at how quickly people could recover from injuries, mostly without invasive procedures like taking too much prescribed medicine, or even surgery.  As a former athlete, I can safely say that athletes have been benefiting from chiropractic, to the point that even most professional sports teams have them in their rehab team;  to ensure that their most valuable players maintain optimal health and compete at their highest level without invasive procedures like surgery or taking too much prescribed medicine.

Why do I call myself the “Mechanic of the Spine?”  I am fascinated by cars, especially supercars. When your favorite car breaks down, you don’t want to go to just any mechanic. You go to a trustworthy, efficient, and experienced mechanic to make sure you hold onto your expensive investment for as long as you can.

This is my philosophy for the South Pasadena Pain Relief Center.  From birth, our body is programmed to be like a supercar, equipped to fulfill our best potential.   We believe that our body’s most precious organ is the Nervous System because it controls and coordinates every organ and cell in your body and the spine is its armor.  Hippocrates once said to “look well to the spine for the causes of diseases.” At the South Pasadena Pain Relief Center, we also believe that combined with proper nutrition and exercise,  chiropractic care provides answers towards recovery from pain, improved health, and a better quality of life.  So thank you for stopping by my blog.  I hope you find it useful for you and your loved ones.   

My goals for this blog are simple.  I hope to provide you with:  

  • useful information regarding the health and wellness of your spine;

  • fun and healthful ways of eating and nourishing your bodies as you recover from pain

  • helpful lifestyle tips for the health of mind,body,and spirit.

  • Information on unique and artful places in Los Angeles where I spend my time to relax and have fun!

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