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Dr. Brian Gordon DC LAc

Active Care Spine Center
Los Angeles California
Chiropractic    Acupuncture

YES! I Want To Be FREE From Pain Today!

5363 Balboa Blvd #436, Encino, CA 91316 \\ Tel: (818) 386-8835


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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.

Featured Client Testimonial


"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




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.

Myofascial Release

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.

Core Strengthening

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.  

Kenisiology Tape

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

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.

Welcome to the Active Care Spine Center

Pain Relief - Los Angeles Based

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!


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5363 Balboa Blvd #436, Encino, CA 91316 \\ Tel: (818) 386-8835


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