Chiropractic at Acorn Wellness Center

All treatments at Acorn Wellness Center compliment each other and any care you may be getting elsewhere. The common goal of chiropractic services is to help you get out of pain, feel relaxed, and increase your level of health and vitality. We specialize in prenatal care, however our chiropractic services are for every member of the family.

You will also find that what has our clinic stand out from other clinics is our attention to detail, and our genuine goal to do what is in the best interest of each individual seeking services.

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Chiropractic Care in Walnut Creek

Chiropractic care is famous for being an effective treatment for back pain. The lesser known but larger goal of all chiropractors is for your nervous system to be functioning optimally so that your overall state of health is at its best. Joints become irritated by accidents, over-exertion, or long-term, repetitive microtrauma. Your muscles become tight to prevent future injury and the region becomes inflamed, which can then block the flow of your nerves.

A chiropractor is trained to detect the irritated areas and restore joint motion with gentle impulses called chiropractic adjustments. These chiropractic adjustments bring about relief from pain in the back, as well as other areas, and improve nervous system regulation.

Our Walnut Creek chiropractor, Elon Bartlett believes that combining massage with chiropractic treatments makes for an even more effective and dramatic result. The affected areas are targeted with highly refined and therapeutic massage before the chiropractic adjustments, making any back pain treatments easier, the benefits longer lasting, and the relief from pain faster.

Benefits of Chiropractic with Massage:

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  • Reduced pain & tenderness
  • increased range of motion & flexibility (back and elsewhere)
  • increased circulation & removal of lactic acid
  • Reduced scar-tissue/adhesions

Even if you’re not sick or in pain your body may still be acquiring micro injuries that are interfering with your nervous system and keeping you from optimal health. Regular chiropractic care in Walnut Creek can help you have a strong and healthy immune system and stave off illnesses, injuries and chronic degeneration.

Pregnancy & Newborn Care

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

During pregnancy there are several physiologic and endocrine changes that occur in preparation for the developing baby. One such change is the production of the pregnancy hormone relaxin which makes ligaments soft, allowing the pelvis to be more flexible during birth. The effect of relaxin, along with other postural adaptations such as increased weight and a protruding belly, make pregnancy ...

Breech Presentation

Dr Bartlett does not perform any medical techniques to turn breech babies. He has, however, been trained in the Webster Technique to address pelvic alignment. Dr Bartlett became certified in the Webster Technique in 2001 and has been focusing his practice on pre- and post-natal care ever since. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified ...

Postpartum Chiropractic Care

After delivery, the hormone relaxin keeps making ligaments soft for 6 months. This increases your vulnerability to lower back and pelvic joint misalignment and pain. In addition, baby holding and breastfeeding put tremendous stress on the neck, upper back, shoulders and arms. Many new moms suffer from headaches, neck and shoulder aches as well as wrist and ...

Baby Care

Even the gentlest births are considered traumatic by the baby. We specialize in caring for newborns to release birth trauma, or to treat common complaints such as colic, digestive issues, sleeping problems or difficulty with nursing. We use CranioSacral Therapy (CST) which is a subtle, profound, and painless bodywork technique that releases restrictions of the connective tissue throughout the body.


CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system, which is comprised of the connective tissue and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch, generally no greater than the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. This leads to improved health in all other areas of the body.

Complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CranioSacral Therapy in Walnut Creek is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

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  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction


CranioSacral Therapy For Babies:

CranioSacral Therapy can be especially effective for babies & infants.

  • Birth trauma such as forceps delivery, vacuum extraction or Cesarean birth
  • Trauma from vaccination, circumcision or other surgery
  • Colic
  • Ear Infections
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Attention issues, such as ADD or ADHD
  • Autism
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Difficulty nursing (diminished suck reflex)
  • Breast Feeding Problems
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Infant Syndrome
  • Special needs
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Unique chiropractic services in Walnut Creek, CA

Chiropractic care is most often associated with back pain and spinal issues. However, chiropractic treatment can be very effective in alleviating pain in joint and muscle conditions and injuries throughout the entire body. Hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and elbows are some of the larger joints in the human body. When these joints do not work properly, the surrounding soft tissue – your ligaments and muscles – cannot work properly either. When there is an issue in a joint, muscles and ligaments become elongated or shortened. This causes muscle stress and pain.

Surgery or long-term dependence on painkillers or other medication is not the only way to treat joint and muscle pain and discomfort. Many joint injuries can be fixed without surgery. By correcting the underlying cause of joint dysfunction and muscle pain, a chiropractor can restore your normal range of motion and soft tissue is allowed to heal.

How We’re Different From Other Chiropractors

We don’t just “crack your back” and send you out the door in 3 minutes like some chiropractors. We spend the time it takes to determine what are the underlying patterns in your body, and then address those with massage and teach you stretches and strengthening techniques to keep your problem from returning.

As a result, the benefits of your chiropractic treatment will last longer, which means you can achieve results in fewer visits, saving you time and money.

Are you experiencing joint pain that’s keeping you from your favorite activities? Do you have sore muscles that affect your daily routine or quality of sleep? Pain management can feel like a never-ending cycle of medication, doctors’ visits, new treatments, and more medication. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can feel better. And you can feel better naturally, with chiropractic care.

Acorn Wellness Center in Walnut Creek, CA specializes in chiropractic care and Craniosacral Therapy. Let us help you get back to doing the things you love to do. Whether it’s gardening or running a marathon – you deserve to live your best life, pain-free. Contact our Walnut Creek team today to learn more about how body therapy can aid in joint and muscle pain management.


I have a really tricky neck, due to several car, horse, and gym accidents. I’ve also been going to chiropractors since I was a teenager, and some of them are just not great at adjusting my neck, or take several times to get it right, which I have very little patience for anymore!! Dr Bartlett is a masterful chiropractor, and he easily and skillfully adjusted my neck after a bit of massage. I immediately felt smarter and taller, and my pain levels decreased right away!

Michelle C.

Walnut Creek, CA

I saw Dr. Bartlett for the the second half of my pregnancy and it saved me. I was particularly uncomfortable in my mid back and the relief I experienced from my treatments made all the difference for me. In general, I have issues with my neck and I have been to a lot of chiropractors. I am so lucky to have found him. His manor is very caring and he clearly knows his stuff. He always explains to me what he is going to do and helps me to understand my body in a way that is empowering.

Erica Geller

Shamanic Practitioner in Oakland

Seriously, Dr Bartlett is the best chiropractor! I have been to a few chiropractors in the Bay Area and I always felt like I was throwing away money. Not only does Dr Bartlett listen to me about my body and the issues I have, he also teaches me about what I can do for myself to alleviate pain. I love going to him and I am so excited that he now has a Walnut Creek office. Simply the best.

Sandra N.

Walnut Creek, CA