Dr. Armen Manoucherian
is the founder of Health Edge Family Spinal Care. He is one of the elite providers in the Southern California region that specializes in upper cervical chiropractic.
His long time passion for helping people, sports, and how the human body works lead him to becoming a chiropractor. However, after he began studying chiropractic with great passion, his own chronic health crisis lead him to the upper cervical specialty – first as a patient and eventually as a practitioner.
Here’s his story:
“After experiencing a head injury at 8 years of age, I grew up experiencing multiple headaches & migraines per week. Having 3 or 4 migraines per week became part of the “norm” and this lasted for 15+ years…
Migraines, Neck pain, and Dizziness … I found myself suffering with all of these at the worst possible moment: during times of intense studying while attending Cleveland Chiropractic College.
These attacks left me so fatigued, I began to lose hope in ever leading a pain free life. And for me, this was rather ironic, because I had come to Cleveland Chiropractic College knowing the power of chiropractic to help the body heal with all of these health challenges.
So I found myself traveling to different chiropractors, medical clinics, and specialists trying to understand why my body was breaking down so quickly. I ultimately found the answer when I discovered upper cervical chiropractic care; specifically the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) technique.
I drove a long distance to Orange County, in order to visit a NUCCA Chiropractor for my first upper cervical correction. It was under upper cervical chiropractic care that I found the healing I so desperately needed.
My headaches and dizziness significantly improved in the first month. Within three months I noticed that I had a lot more energy throughout the day, and I no longer felt the need to take an afternoon nap. This was a great change from months earlier, when I was afraid of falling asleep at the wheel driving home from school. And most importantly, what was once a part of the “norm” with having multiple migraines per week for years and years started to melt away within the first couple of months.
My life had officially changed with that first upper cervical correction! I knew that I needed to provide upper cervical chiropractic care to my hometown of Glendale, Montrose, and the greater Los Angeles area.
Since that first upper cervical correction, I have spent many years studying the upper cervical approach to spinal care, including hundreds of hours in post-doctorate training of biomechanics, neurology, X-ray, clinical management, etc. I have seen over and over again how upper cervical chiropractic care improves the lives of so many, on both a physical and emotional level.
My practice is conveniently located in my hometown of Glendale, central to many Los Angeles neighborhoods, and outlaying communities.
I keep it simple. The healing powers within your body are incredible. You live your life through your nervous system. There is 100% life in your brain and that life flows through your upper cervical region, spine, and nervous system. You should be checked by an upper cervical chiropractor to make sure there is no interference and limitations to that system, so that you can have the health edge and express your full health potential.
I love what I do! To see people’s health problems and lives improve consistently is so rewarding and fulfilling. I am passionate about getting people well and using a technique that only a few other doctors are trained to perform. Give upper cervical chiropractic a chance, and you’ll be glad you did.”
Dr. Armen is fluent in English, Armenian and Polish. And when he is not obsessing over the latest advancements in his profession, he loves spending time with his wonderful family & friends, more importantly, his wife and two children. As soon as you walk into the office, you will immediately see what a big fan Dr. Armen is of music, the LA Lakers, and his UCLA Bruins!
- Doctor of Chiropractic, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 2009
- B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2004
Post-doctoral clinical work
- 2 year Associateship at Precision Spinal Care in Chesapeake, Virginia (with Dr. David Packer, NUCCA Board Certified)
- During 2 year Associateship became NUCCA Level 2 Certified.
- 1.5 year Associateship at Cripe Upper Cervical Center in Newport Beach, CA (with Drs. Glenn & Brian Cripe, NUCCA Board Certified)