Garvey-Anderson Chiropractic is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our chiropractors are all Board certified with years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with office staff who try to understand your health issues quickly and apply the right treatment to get you back to your optimal health.
In Dr. Anderson's own words: "The ultimate goal of chiropractic is to provide ongoing natural pain relief and better health by reprogramming your body to be more relaxed." This is a process that takes time and repetition. Positive results from chiropractic will depend on many variables such as history of pain and body age: less time means fewer visits. However, with other complicating factors such as older age, scoliosis (spinal curvatures), pinched nerves/disc bulges/herniations, diabetes and auto immune diseases, repetitive injuries, history of major car accidents or slips and falls, or a physical labor job-- this will mean more frequent visits are necessary. We let pain be our guide.
Our patients have personally experienced the following benefits with chiropracic care: better movement, pain reduction or elimination, preventative pain relief (or staying pain-free), better sleep, blood pressure reduction, stress relief, relief of minor aches and pains associated with posture, activity or sleeping wrong, fuller breathing and relief of displaced rib pain.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West
Certified as a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) in the state of California
Dr. Garvey founded Garvey Chiropractic in 2002, which is now known as Garvey-Anderson Chiropractic. Dr. Garvey is fond of the saying by Thomas Edison describing the Chiropractic Doctor in great detail: "the doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct the patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Dr. Garvey has been an athlete his whole life, but has also sufferred from scoliosis (curvature of the spine). He has always found amazing pain relief and better athletic performance from regular Chiropractic care. He is a father of 6 children.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic West, San Jose, CA with High Honors
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA; MBA (candidate)
BYU, Provo, UT; BA Chinese & BA International Relations
Ulan Nutritional Systems, Clearwater, FL, Professional Level Clinical Training
Dr. Anderson began working as a partner at Garvey-Anderson Chiropractic in Merced, CA in 2018. He has also worked previously in Cupertino and Modesto, CA. Dr. Anderson's chiropractic technique has been described as gentle and effective. His adjusting style is based on how he personally prefers to be adjusted--without fear. Many patients have described the experience as "different" and more thorough than others. Dr. Anderson has also received advanced training in nutrition. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and is in the thick of learning Spanish.
In years past Dr. Anderson suffered from debilitating migraine headaches. He noticed the headaches seemed to always come at the worst times. Luckily he was able to find relief through a Chiropractor and friend. He noticed the relief was immediate and obviously the result of the adjustment. This powerful experience, along with an innate interest in the human body and a desire to help others was what drew Dr. Anderson to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Although he is able to adjust any part of the body, his specialty is natural and lasting migraine headache pain relief. In his experience, not every Chiropractor is able to perform the very specific adjustments needed to alleviate stubborn migraine headaches. Some of his other techniques include extremity adjusting (hands, feet, etc.), muscle release and personalized nutrition protocols. He considers each patient as a unique individual with their own variables instead of placing patients in groups. He prides himself on being able to release the buildup of stress and stored tension in taut and painful muscles in every part of the body.
He often attracts patients who see him as their last resort having already exhausted the typical medical route (as well as other Chiropractors) and yet their conditions persists. He has had great success with patients who have a strong interest in change. Through this desire, he is able to lead them back to the basics of health. He often finds the natural benefits to his nutrition program is weight loss, improved diet. The list of benefits from chiropractic is pretty long (listed previously) with better movement and the overall goal of staying pain-free as top benefits.
He wants to remind all that Chiropractic is preventative! He says, "if your body is like a vehicle, then there is really no need to wait until it is stuck in the ditch of pain (and disease). It takes so much more effort (and expense) to pull it out of the ditch then if you simply adjust your steering back onto the road of health."
His philosophy is identical to Chiropractic's founding philosophy: the human body is highly intelligent and able to heal on its own if allowed to do so given enough time, avoidance of the cause of the dis-ease, proper nutrition and consistent chiropractic care. Every part of the body is ALIVE and able to change ... for better or worse (til death do you part).
Front Office / Secretary
Natalie grew up in the Merced area and has enjoyed playing softball, basketball and volleyball in years past. Currently she is learning a new sport called being a new Mother of one. She enjoys working with the public and especially enjoys caring for children. She receives regular Chiropractic adjustments and therapies. Natalie has attended College and is fluent in Spanish and is a great medical translator.
Front Office / Secretary / Chiropractic Assistant (CA)
Lorena grew up in the Merced area. She loves hiking and exploring new places. She majored in Communications in college and is a natural communicator. She loves working with patients. She has seen first hand what Chiropractic can do for herself and those experiencing pain. She also receives regular Chiropractic treatments and massages. Lorena is fluent in Spanish and is an excellent medical translator.