Spinal and joint analysis – motion palpation analysis is used to evaluate joint function. Joints are categorized as hypomobile (lack of function), Hypermobile (excessive function/movement), and normal function or movement. Adjusting the procedure where applied manual force (by hand) or instrument (very light force) is used to more normalize joint function. The adjusting is applied to hypomobile (fixated, blocked) joint complexes in a direction which establishes more normal function. Hypermobile and normal regions are not adjusted (i.e. manipulated).

Abnormal joint function can be a source of discomfort, pain or disability.

Spinal joint function is evaluated in conjunction with orthopedic, neurological and range of motion evaluations.

Most commonly treated conditions include:

  • Low back pain/discomfort
  • Neck pain/discomfort
  • Mid-back pain/discomfort
  • Upper back pain/discomfort 
  • Radiating pain/numbness in the arms and legs
  • Muscle and trigger point pain/discomfort
  • Extremity complaints (arms and legs)
  • Headaches of cervical origin
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet syndrome
  • Disc disorder (bulges, herniations)
  • Subluxations (aka dysfunctions of joint complexes – this can be involved in any of the above conditions)
  • Vertigo, dizziness, light headaches
  • Spondylolisthesis


Categories of patients accepted:

  • Private pay (cash pay)
  • Private insurance
  • Group insurance
  • Medicare
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Personal injury

Dr. Joseph Kurnik D.C. and Genus Chiropractic
23022 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505

For an appointment please call (310) 326-0122