You have found us because you are ready to be free from pain.
If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, migraine headaches, or tendonitis you have come to the right place. Equipped with expert manual therapy and diagnostic skills we at the Active Care Spine Center are confident that relief from your pain is within reach. Combining years of experience in patient care with cutting edge advances in pain science, Dr. Gordon has the recipe to get you back to your life quickly, free from pain and to keep you that way.
At the Active Care Spine Center we believe everyone should have access to effective healthcare. That is why we work with many PPO’s and most HMO insurance plans delivering premium care for a reasonable fee.
Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Brian Gordon DC LAc
Dr. Gordon earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic at the Southern California University of Health Sciences - an institution highly regarded for its commitment to evidence-based care and research. While in chiropractic school, he was recognized for his skills in diagnosis and technique. Following chiropractic school he went on to earn his Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica. This makes Dr. Gordon unique as he is both an acupuncturist and a chiropractor.
With the rare opportunity to work with influential and forward thinking clinicians, Dr. Gordon has been able to develop superior skills which he brings with him to the Active Care Spine Center. His treatments are sought out by professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, and international soccer, as well as professional dancers who tour with artists such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Pink, and Katy Perry. He has been a treating doctor with the Los Angeles Valley College athletics program since 2005 where he works side by side with Valley’s athletic trainers, orthopedists, and sports medicine doctors.
As a San Fernando Valley native Dr. Gordon is proud to be providing healthcare to the community he grew up in. When he is not serving as director of the Active Care Spine Center, he enjoys spending time with his wife Caroline and his daughter Mahlia, cooking, backpacking, reading, playing hockey, listening to live music, and playing his bass guitar.
At the Active Care of Spine Center we offer a number of services and can tailor a treatment plan to fit your needs.
Chiropractors are doctors that focus on the spine and other joints of the body. The primary tool of the chiropractor is manual manipulation of these joints. Joint manipulation has been shown to decrease pain and improve range of motion.
Dr. Gordon is proficient in many techniques and styles of manipulation from diversified technique to gentle and non-force styles. Dr. Gordon's treatments are tailored to the needs of his patients so he is capable of treating a 300 pound football player or a delicate 90 year old with great effect.
Acupuncture is a technique to stimulate specific points on the body with thin sterile needles. These points are expertly chosen to change muscle tone and brain chemistry, providing relief from a variety of ailments including chronic and acute pain, fibromyalgia, tendinitis, headaches, back and neck pain, and stress.
Acupuncture continues to show promise as modern research is catching up with this ancient healing system. Dr. Gordon is proficient in many techniques and styles of acupuncture including dry needling, trigger point therapy, electro-acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr.Gordon utilizes a number of myofascial release techniques including active release, fascial manipulation, Graston technique, and deep tissue.
These techniques work to increase circulation and healing, improve range of motion and decrease pain. They are an excellent complement to both chiropractic and acupuncture.
Research has shown that good core musculature control is a key component to relieving and even preventing back pain.
Well versed in the work of Prof. Stuart McGill and his contemporaries in the field of functional rehabilitation, Dr. Gordon posses a versatile skill set making him capable of relieving pain, speeding a return to sport, and even performance enhancement.
Kinesiology tape has been shown to be a very effective tool in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
The tape helps to unload fascia, calm painful nerve endings, support musculature, and speed healing.
McKenzie technique is an effective physical therapy technique that Dr. Gordon utilizes primarily to treat radiculopathies including sciatica and other pinched nerves. The technique is safe, gentle, and effective.
Cupping has been a technique utilized throughout Asia and the Middle East for a millennia. It has gotten a lot of attention lately as an effective tool to relieve pain and stimulate healing. Dr. Gordon uses cupping for neck pain, low back pain, tendonitis and other painful conditions.
Since first opening the Active Care Spine Center in 2005 Dr. Gordon has had the honor of treating thousands of satisfied patients. Dr. Gordon has taken his calling to return people to a pain free and functional life very seriously and has enjoyed outstanding results. Here is a sample of what his patients have to say.
I highly recommend Dr. Gordon for chiropractic/acupuncture. He is kind, compassionate and gentle and extremely knowledgeable. I have been to several chiropractors and Dr. Gordon is among the top. He spends lots of time getting to know me and my issues and I feel as if he treats me as if I'm family. He is always on time and his office personnel is kind and professional.
- Peggie D.
I am a client of Doctor Gordon and have been receiving Chiropractic and Acupuncture treatments for several months now. I am very impressed by how caring and thoughtful he is. He is kind, down to earth, knowledgeable, and best of all, has a healing touch. My pains are significantly reduced or gone after each visit. Doctor Gordon's office is always kept impressively spotless. He has the friendliest and most accommodating staff. When it comes to acupuncture and chiropractic, I highly recommend Doctor Gordon. He is the best!
- Deb G.
Dr. Gordon puts his heart and soul into his work. Every time I saw Dr. Gordon, he helped me heal quickly. Three years ago my back was hurting and I was not sure prescription drugs and traditional medicine would help me. I received Dr. Gordon's contact information from a friend, and after two visits I was all fixed up and back to normal. Recently I hurt myself again went to see Dr. Gordon, and again two visits with Dr. Gordon were like magic. I was not one to believe in combining acupuncture with chiropractic medicine, but the results speak for themselves. Dr. Gordon's passion for his work and use of acupuncture along with exercises, stretches and a good adjustments work for me. I would much rather see Dr. Gordon than go to my healthcare provider only to receive a prescription for a painkiller. Dr. Gordon is a master of his craft.
- Hagai F.
Really wonderful experience. I came in with severe pain, compressed nerve on my C6-C7 with numbness down my to my fingers. with the proper manipulations and exercises I was able to reduce the pain and numbness to avoid having an epidural in my neck which really scared me. so happy I stumbled upon Active Care Spine Center.
- Connie C.
Best place to go for BOTH chiropractic and acupuncture! Ask for Dr. Brian Gordon who's very knowledgeable; he listens, assesses, and provides traditional acupuncture and adjustments necessary. I've been coming for almost 2 years primarily to assist with marathon training; but I now go to him whenever I have general discomfort in shoulder; neck; elbow, knees, lower back, feet; or for tendinitis. After my visits I feel the difference. His staff is also great and very professional. I recommend him to all my friends! Go see him!
- Diana B.
I injured a disc in my back picking something up. By the next morning I was in a huge amount of pain. I couldn't walk, put on my pants without help or drive a car. I had never been to a chiropractor or had acupuncture before but I walked out of there in significantly less pain. By that evening, I was feeling well enough to play with my daughter outside. I have seen Dr. Gordon several times since then and it has made a big difference. He is a friendly guy, explains everything very well and obviously really cares about seeing his patients get better. I recommend him highly.
- Justin O.
Welcome to the Active Care Spine Center
Dr. Gordon opened the Active Care Spine Center in Encino in 2005 with the belief that expert treatment, education, and self-empowerment are the keys to a patients’ success. Offering a variety of treatment options including chiropractic, acupuncture, active rehabilitation and myofascial therapies; the Active Care Spine Center is a unique clinic and Dr. Gordon a versatile practitioner.
We provide our patients with the knowledge and tools they need so that they may live a pain free and fully functional life. It is our goal to positively affect our patients’ health long after their treatments have ended. Not all clinics approach pain the same way; at ACSC we believe that pain is just the symptom and that lasting and permanent relief comes from identifying and treating the underlying cause.
We emphasize functional restoration, early reactivation, core stabilization, gentle exercise, and activity modification. Throughout treatment, we reinforce self-sufficiency and teach coping strategies necessary for managing pain on a daily basis. At the Active Care Spine Center, we focus on educating our patients on the nature of pain; changing attitudes and eliminating fear. We teach skills that can be easily learned and instantly applied outside of the clinical setting. Our unique approach delivers quick and long-lasting results. Come see for yourself how the Active Care Spine Center can help you!