The Joint Chiropractic

The Joint Chiropractic - Pasadena East

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The Joint Chiropractic - Pasadena, California

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Pasadena East! As your Pasadena chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How can chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in Pasadena help you?

Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - Pasadena East to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Pasadena is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointments Required
  • No Insurance Hassles, Requirements or Copays
  • Quality Chiropractic Care by Licensed Professionals
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans

As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.

How can routine chiropractic care help improve your quality of life?

Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Pasadena chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. James Amato, or Dr. Jim as he is called by patients, joined The Joint Chiropractic family in 2018 and splits time as local chiropractor for the Glendale North and Pasadena East locations. A graduate of San Jose State with a degree in math, he also studied music before getting his doctorate from Los Angeles Chiropractic College in 1979.

“The best thing about being in the chiropractic field is the opportunity and ability to heal people from their ailments,” Dr. Jim says. “I also love the opportunity to grow as I talk to people, engage with them,and get to know them, and share my knowledge with them.”

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. Jim has worked in the central California towns of Fremont, Merced and Las Pinas, and also spent a while working in the Philippines.

He enjoys dancing, playing piano, and still gets out occasionally to bowl in his spare time.

Dr. Jim has three children and two grandchildren. His son, Albert, was an Oregon chess champion in 1980 at age 13, and now is an engineer while son Andrew has a successful carpet cleaning business, and daughter Laura is an administrator at UC San Diego.

He is thankful that he was willing to change course in his career path.

“I was a computer programmer but never saw the results when my programs went into use,” Dr. Jim says of his path to chiropractic. “After awhile, it was boring, unrewarding, and I needed a bigger challenge, and chiropractic is the perfect challenge because everyone is different. My dad, who was a chiropractor, suggested it to me and I thought it was a dumb idea. Then he showed me some results and I was amazed at what I saw. I went to school to become a chiropractor to see the results in changing people’s lives. You get the rewards every day when you help people.”

Dr. Jim really enjoys working at the two locations he serves in Southern California. “It shows me what I can do,” he says. “It’s a challenge because you have to get the best results in a convenient amount of time, and then you need to know when to not go overboard. The Joint is a new model for me that requires me to buckle down and know what I’m doing, and I’ve been able to learn things about myself and what I can do.”

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Dr. Jim says the one thing he must have in his refrigerator is tomatoes. “I eat them the most,” he says. “I like them in salads or in sauces. There’s so many things you can use them for.”

A couple of music icons would be among the guests who would comprise Dr. Jim’s perfect dinner party, though they would take a back seat to his first choice, Winston Churchill. “He was so sharp and never gave up,” Dr. Jim says. “He brought England back to a normal state and was ridiculed for it, but an amazing person to talk to in any shape or form. John Lennon was the epitome of a songwriter, No. 1 in my book, and he does so gracefully and easily. Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll gave teenagers the ability to rebel against society safely. Rock and roll was something the average teenager needed. And then the chiropractic genius, B.J. Palmer, the person who made chiropractic go crazy. He founded the first chiropractic college in Davenport, Iowa, and then started something really magnificent. That would be an amazing table!”

Dr. Jim says the coolest thing he ever did was a particular riff at the piano. “There was a time when I could play the piano pretty well, and one song that I remembered that I could play well was called ‘Bumble Boogie,’” he says. “It was the ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ in boogie form. It was really cool.”

Dr. Milad Keshavarz -- it’s OK to call him Dr. Milad -- joined The Joint Chiropractic in 2018 with his arrival at the Pasadena East clinic. He studied science at University of British Columbia before getting his doctorate of chiropractic in 2003 from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles.

“I can’t tell you how much I enjoy getting to interact with patients every day,” Dr. Milad says. “The other thing I love about being in the chiropractic field is that we’re making a real impact in people’s lives and with their health.”

A product of Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Milad enjoys soccer, reading and studying, and traveling with his wife. For pets, they have guppies and GloFish. He is also studying to get his private pilot license.

“I always knew I wanted to be a healthcare practitioner but it wasn’t until a good friend went to chiropractic school and told me about chiropractic’s model of healthcare that I decided to go forward,” he says. “I”m glad I did because I have never looked back.”

Dr. Milad says the culture at the Pasadena East location of The Joint Chiropractic is the thing he likes best because it will translate to patients, too. “There’s a great atmosphere and great people,” he says.

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Because of his travels, Dr. Milad’s refrigerator is covered in magnets from different cities he and wife Sara have visited on their travels together.

If he could gather together any four people in history, Dr. Milad’s ideal dinner party would include entrepreneurs Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Tony Robbins, and Grant Cardone. “They are all amazingly successful people who have a real impact on the world,” he says.

Dr. Milad combined his hobbies, soccer and traveling, into the coolest thing he has ever done. “I got to attend the 1998 Soccer World Cup in France,” he says. “I always had a dream of attending the World Cup since I was a little kid.”

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Youth (17 and Under)
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39% savings vs. single visit rate

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Did You Know?

In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1

1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.

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