The Joint Chiropractic

The Joint Chiropractic - Santa Ana Bristol

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The Joint Chiropractic - Santa Ana, California

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Santa Ana Bristol! As your Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 - Santa Ana Bristol 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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. Stephen Cates, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Santa Ana Bristol

Dr. Stephen Cates, D.C. is an Old Town Orange, CA native. He received his pre-med degree from Chapman College located in Orange, CA. While at Chapman, they had a guest speaker come in and speak to the pre-med students about chiropractic care. They discussed topics such as, nerve innervation, above-down, inside-out, drug free medical care, and from that moment Dr. Cates was hooked. It changed his direction for health care forever.

Dr. Cates received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1983 and owned and operated his own clinic just shortly after graduation. He loves helping his patients feel better and enjoy life more as a result of his chiropractic efforts. Over the course of his professional journey, Dr. Cates has learned to serve a range of patients beginning at birth and up through grandparents. He has also learned to treat a variety of symptoms and ailments including sciatica pain, neck pain, lower back pain, migraines and several others.

Dr. Cates has since become The Joint Chiropractic’s chiropractor in Santa Ana, CA, where he has been serving the local community since August of 2017. When he is not serving and educating his Santa Ana community he enjoys hiking, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his children.

Dr. Charles Vettes, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Santa Ana Bristol

Dr. Charles Vettes, D.C. is a 1995 graduate from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. At an early age, Dr. Vettes knew he wanted to be a chiropractor. As a young boy Dr. Vettes would accompany his father to his weekly chiropractic visits and it was there he saw the benefits of chiropractic care. He became inspired by the betterment his father saw and wanted to help others in the same way.

Over the course of his professional journey Dr. Vettes has had the opportunity to serve a range of patients from infants to grandparents, all with a range of cases including sciatica pain, neck pain, upper and lower back pain, migraines and much more.

Dr. Vettes' greatest passion is helping his many patients achieve greater health through his chiropractic efforts while adhering to the highest standard of care. For this reason the accomplishment that Dr. Vettes is most proud of is the 22 years of clinical experience he has obtained while serving his community.

Dr. Vettes has been The Joint Chiropractic’s local chiropractor since November 2015 and is honored to continue to serve his Santa Ana, CA community.

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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.
$69.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $18
55% 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 $32
19% savings vs. single visit rate
10 Visits
Cost per visit less than $27
31% savings vs. single visit rate
20 Visits
Cost per visit less than $22
45% savings vs. single visit rate

Single Visits

Our single visit is an affordable and flexible option.

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This clinic is owned and operated by Harkins Chiropractic Corp of Southern California PC and managed by The Joint Corp.

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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