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The Joint Chiropractic - Kearny Mesa

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The Joint Chiropractic - San Diego, California

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Kearny Mesa! As your San Diego 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 San Diego 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 - Kearny Mesa 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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. Ida Spector, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Kearny Mesa

A Magna cum Laude graduate of The Southern California University of Health Sciences, Dr. Ida Spector joined The Joint in 2019. Raised in the Midwest, a second-generation chiropractor, chiropractic was a natural career choice. Relocating to San Diego, Dr. Spector was the chiropractor for a multi disciplinary trauma center before venturing in to private practice.

When educating patients about chiropractic, Dr. Spector references what she calls “spinal hygiene.” “Much like dental hygiene, caring for our spines is essential to achieving and maintaining optimum health. Unlike our teeth, we don’t see or pay much attention to our spines until a painful event occurs. Positively impacting their health and empowering patients with knowledge, make for my chiropractic ‘AHA!’ moments.”

Competing in Power and Olympic Lifting afforded Dr. Spector the unique opportunity of adjusting lifters from around the world. “That early career experience boosted my confidence as a practitioner.” Yoga is her current exercise of choice which she recommends to patients. The most rewarding aspect about practicing at The Joint for Dr. Spector is being able to deliver chiropractic care over expanded hours at a cost that makes it accessible to most.

Dr. Spector has a daughter married to a US Naval serviceman, they are the parents to her four grandsons, “the sunshine’s” of her life.

Dr. Marisa Boelk, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Kearny Mesa

Dr. Marisa Boelk D.C., Doctor of Chiropractic joined The Joint in 2017 She is happy to be a member of the team for The Joint Chiropractic location in San Diego, Dr Boelk feels working with the staff and the owners of the team has been such a positive and encouraging experience. “There is a sense of real caring here we all work hard to do our best.”

Dr. Boelk or Dr. Marisa as her patients call her graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology in 2000 before getting her doctorate in Chiropractic in 2003. From the time Dr. Boelk was 15 years old, Chiropractic has been part of her regular routine, at first to recover from an injury, and later to stay healthy and active. “The best thing about being a chiropractor for me is being able to use my skills and knowledge to help patients feel better and have better life experiences as a result.”

Dr. Boelk grew up in San Diego, originally born in Mexico, she is fluent in Spanish. She is married to her husband that she met in graduate school who she says is a “very lovely guy” they have 2 children together a 10-year-old son and a 11-year-old daughter. When asked what’s the one thing in your fridge that you must have? Dr. Boelk stated “Lately, we seem to be on a kombucha and fizzy water kick at home, there is without a doubt an open container of both throughout the house all day.”

Favorite Experiences: Some of my favorite experiences are the ones we have spent laughing and traveling with our family and friends. A road trip to the Grand Canyon is my most recent bucket list item checked off, it was beautiful and the hours driving there were full of singing 80’s and 90’s songs and laughing to the point of tears.

Dr. Jason Vanderford, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Kearny Mesa

Dr. Jason Vanderford DC, DACBR, has been with The Joint Chiropractic since 2018 he is happy to join The Joint Chiropractic helping people with their health in the Clairemont/Kearny Mesa area of San Diego.

Dr. Jason graduated 1993 from UC Riverside and 1997 LACC Chiropractic College. Dr. Jason comes to this location with his extensive skills as a Chiropractic Radiologist. Prior to working for The Joint Dr. Jason was a peer review contractor, a Radiologist Contractor and assistant professor and diagnostic imagining residency director of Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas Texas.

Dr. Jason feels the best thing about being a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic is he gets to put his whole education to work actively helping people with their health using his hands.

“I like seeing the power of the adjustment on a daily basis. Those who come to us, get a traditional chiropractic adjustment without other things that might confuse where the effect came from.”

Dr. Jason is married to his wife Darla who is also a chiropractor they are parents to a 5-year-old daughter. On his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, reading, board games and martial arts.

Dr. Steven Haley, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Kearny Mesa

Dr. Haley has been in practice for over 20 years in San Diego. He is a veteran of United States Navy, and alum of San Diego State University and Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles, where he graduated in 1998. Dr. Haley has been married to his best friend, Jennifer, for almost 21 years. Together they have one child, Aidan, who is 14. Aidan is an 8th grader at Christian Sr/Jr High School in El Cajon. Together the family loves to travel, spend time with friends, take their dogs for hikes, and attending Aidan's baseball games.

Dr. Haley is passionate about chiropractic and its role in wellness. He believes that maintaining alignment of the spine is a vital aspect to maintaining health. He loves the analogy that "imagine if we were designed to be race cars, and if our alignment is off, then our mobility is off and then things become unstable. And we cannot possibly function, to the best of our ability if our spines and bodies are unstable."

Dr Steve recognizes that the body is a self-regulating organism with an awesome ability to heal itself. He believes that through chiropractic care, proper diet, exercise and other alternative healthcare measures most people can avoid the dangerous side effects of drugs and surgery.

Dr. C.J. Jarvis, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Kearny Mesa

We would like to welcome Dr. Cj Jarvis to The Joint Chiropractic. Dr. CJ has been with The Joint Chiropractic since Sept 2020 before that she was working in a private chiropractic center in Alameda Ca. Dr. Cj is originally from the San Francisco Bay area she moved to San Diego to be closer to family. Cj graduated with a BS in kinesiology from Temple University her area of studies were sports and exercise science. She went on to get her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic West.

Dr. Cj knew being a chiropractor would be her calling when she was a junior in college going to her own chiropractor and watching them interact with their patients, she knew that is exactly what she wanted to do. “The best thing about being a chiropractor is you get to help people utilize their body’s own ability to heal itself. You’re often the best part of your patient’s day!”

On Cj’s spare time she enjoys enjoys watching and playing soccer, various forms of exercise and baking everything from sourdough to cakes.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done, and why is it so cool? I competed in the Scottish Heavy Athletics (where you wear a kilt, and you do the caber toss and such) for a few years across Northern California. It’s an incredible sport to be part of-especially since I am, in fact, Scottish. Being part of such an old tradition is a really cool experience. Plus, it’s fun!

Please give us a call or check social media for Cj’s current schedule.

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Wellness Plans

Receive up to 4 visits per month.
Best choice and lowest cost per visit, for patients who visit more than 2 times per month. Typically best aligned with Doctor’s Treatment Plan.
$79.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $20
49% savings vs. single visit rate
Youth (17 and Under)
$39.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $10
75% savings vs. single visit rate


Fixed number of visits. Expire after 60 months.
Unable to commit to regular visits? Packages offer flexibility for patients who expect to visit on average 2 times or less per month.
6 Visits
Cost per visit less than $34
14% savings vs. single visit rate
10 Visits
Cost per visit less than $29
25% savings vs. single visit rate
20 Visits
Cost per visit less than $24
39% savings vs. single visit rate

Single Visits

Our single visit is an affordable and flexible option.

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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.; July 2011.

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