Pura Vida Chiropractic – San Antonio Chiropractor

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Welcome to Pura Vida Chiropractic where our number one priority is to get you well through natural and specific chiropractic care. If you are looking for a San Antonio chiropractor who speaks both Spanish and English, I can accommodate your needs. Thank you for visiting our chiropractic wellness website.

I’m Dr. Dan Foss, a San Antonio chiropractor located in the Castle Hills area, and I created Pura Vida Chiropractic over the last 13 years while helping hundreds of people just like you overcome health challenges. Our office specializes in helping families, pregnant women, and children.  Our unique approach to health and healing has brought people to my office from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Spain, France, Ireland, Romania and Canada.

Muy bienvenidos a mi oficina soy Dr. Foss, Quiropractico. Tal vez ustedes llegaron aquí porque sufres de dolor? No puedes trabajar? Tuve un accidente o una caída? Quiero que Uds. entiendan que han llegado al sitio correcto. Llama mi oficina para mas información.

Is chiropractic effective?

Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health. Chiropractic is a holistic approach to helping your own body restore and rejuvenate itself.

Why should I see a San Antonio chiropractor?

Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. Dr. Foss focuses on a holistic approach to helping his patients reach optimal health for their specific, individual needs. Whatever you particular health goals are, or if you are dealing with a specific health challenge or illness, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes. Call our San Antonio chiropractor office today. We will schedule a convenient appointment time for you to discover how Dr. Foss can help you achieve your health goals an prepare a full chiropractic health assessment for you.



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Mon 9am-11am & 3pm-6pm
Tue 9am-11am & 3pm-6pm
Wed 3pm-6pm
Thu 9am-11am & 3pm-6pm
Sat By Appointment


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Pura Vida Chiropractic Patients

3 Different Types of Patients

At Pura Vida Chiropractic, we usually find that our patients fit into one of three different categories depending on their particular situation and health goals. Below you’ll see the different types of patients we serve.

  1. Pain symptom relief
  2. Get rid of pain and correct the cause of the pain problems
  3. Wellness and maintenance to perform better

Watch the video to the left to hear Dr. Foss explain the types of patients he serves at Pura Vida Chiropractic.

What To Expect When You Visit Pura Vida Chiropractic

Our San Antonio chiropractic office, located in the Castle Hills area, serves patients who want a more natural approach that works to address the root cause of their issues and help them create the health and quality of life they desire.

  1. The first step is sitting down for an initial visit and going over a detailed history and examination. The first visit is about learning, discovering, and connecting with you.
  2. Then we will schedule for a second appointment where we will go over your findings and present to you a personally individualized care plan specific to your healthcare needs.

Pura Vida Chiropractic Techniques

The primary technique I use in my office is SOT or Sacro-Occipital Technique. It is a technique developed by Dr. Major Dejarnette, DC. Here is more information on the Sacro-Occipital Technique. I also use a number of other techniques including:

  • Diversified Adjusting
  • Network Spinal Analysis (NSA)
  • Biogeometic Integration (BGI)
  • Activator Methods
  • Cranial-Sacral Therapy (CST)
  • Webster Technique (ICPA Certification)
  • Pediatric Chiropractic (ICPA)

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The Pura Vida Chiropractic Mission

The mission of Pura Vida Chiropractic is to empower the San Antonio community to achieve the health and wellness that it deserves. We put our patients first. We listen to you and help you heal. Our unique holistic approach is more proactive than traditional care. I’m a local San Antonio chiropractor, located in the Castle Hills area, who truly wants to see my patients living a healthy lifestyle.

Through my own journey with health and healing I have traveled over 3 continents and 5 different countries. I have studied with master’s in chiropractic, medicine, and naturopathic medicine. Through my studies I learned that symptoms were only the tip of the iceberg. When I first began to learn about chiropractic I thought it was for pain relief but then I realized that it was so much more. I came to a realization that by only focusing on the pain and not correcting the underlying cause of the pain or the problem as doctor’s we would be doing our patients a huge dis-service. This was a major shift for me as I began studying chiropractic. There are so many specialists out there who focus on pain and so few that concentrate on health and healing. I began to study how I could help my patients not only get well quickly but stay well longer. That has become my only focus, to help sick people not only get well but stay well.

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San Antonio Chiropractor

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Dr. Foss’ Pura Vida Chiropractic clinic is located in the Castle Hills area of San Antonio. Pura Vida Chiropractic is located at the intersection of NW Military Highway and Lockhill Selma, allowing him to serve the entire Castle Hills and Shavano Park areas of San Antonio. This is a convenient location to the patients at Pura Vida Chiropractic and allows Dr. Foss to provide hands on chiropractic care to patients who were injured in a car accident, pregnant women, kids, and the San Antonio Latino community of Spanish speakers.

Being located in the central San Antonio area of Castle Hills also allows Dr. Foss to provide chiropractic care to a diverse age group. Castle Hills is a great area to serve both young and old patients, as well as new families and a growing Latino community in the area. Dr. Foss enjoys the ability to serve entire families and focuses on providing chiropractic care in a very laid back environment. He understands that families that experience chiropractic wellness are one of the primary reasons he enjoys the Castle Hills area. There are established families in the area as well as new couples moving to the area to begin their own families.

He was introduced to a chiropractor as a child and that experience was exactly why he is a chiropractor today. Today, with over 13 years of experience and living in 7 different countries, San Antonio is home to Pura Vida Chiropractic. What he finds best about chiropractic – and why he finds it such a great thing to give back to the community – is that you don’t need to reach a certain threshold of illness, unease or discomfort before you can seek treatment. Chiropractic helps everyone, from assisting with rehabilitation and treating major conditions to fixing a general feeling of reduced function. The health of the San Antonio and Castle Hills’ communities are Dr. Foss’ priority, and he continues doing his best to spread the message of good health.

Auto Injury Chiropractor

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Car accidents can be a very painful experience, both emotionally and physically. At Pura Vida Chiropractic, we understand the pain that can be involved not only immediately during a car accident, but residually over the following weeks and months. If you are experiencing pain from a car accident, give us a call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The sooner we can evaluate your situation, the better we can begin treating you with our holistic chiropractic care.

Many people think of an auto injury with a car accident. However, if you are driving in a vehicle for hours a day, misalignments and body pain can develop simply from being in a car or truck for long periods of time each day. Our chiropractic care can help you if you are one of the many workers who make your living driving around all day, whether it’s in a taxi cab, delivery van, or 18 wheeler truck for short or long haul deliveries.

If you are involved in an automobile accident or if you are simply driving long periods of time each day for your job, chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate the pain and discomfort.

Spanish Speaking Chiropractor – Quiropractico

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Hablamos Espanol Quiropractico

Dr. Foss lived in several Spanish speaking countries while practicing Chiropractic. After moving to San Antonio with a large Latino community, he knew there was a need for a Spanish speaking chiropractor who understood the Latino culture and who could relate to Latino families. He understands that many Latinos living in San Antonio are looking for health care that doesn’t involve pharmaceutical drugs and unecessary tests and exams found in traditional medicine.

This is what makes chiropractic care ideal for Latino people looking for a natural and effective way of staying healthy. To help convey chiropractic benefits to his Spanish-speaking patients, Dr. Foss created Pura Vida Chiropractic, a bilingual chiropractic clinic, where you can get the most effective chiropractic care in your native language.

Being able to communicate using Spanish when working with my Latino patients lets me gain a much better understanding of who they are and how to help them. Come experience Pura Vida Chiropractic and describe what’s bothering you in Spanish – you won’t have to worry about your ailments being lost in translation. There’s no substitute for a doctor that understands you on every level, and Dr. Foss finds that knowing the native language of his patients plays a big role in achieving that.

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Pregnancy Chiropractor

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Dr. Foss is a Webster Technique certified pregnancy chiropractor who has years of experience assisting pregnant women during and after their pregnancy. Pregnant women who want a more natural birth actively seek chiropractic care as part of their birth plan. As is always the case, once the spine suffers, the rest of the body follows. Pregnancy already comes with its own aches – there’s no reason to add more of them due to an unbalanced skeletal system. The three biggest spinal issues faced during pregnancy are increased curvature of the mid and low back and opening of the sacrum and pelvis.

Dr. Foss works to get your body back in order and make you healthy, even if you’re not yet feeling the effects of bad posture, compressed nerves and other issues. If you feel good and have not yet reached a point where the extra weight becomes noticeable, scheduling a checkup will help prepare you for what might be coming.

Whenever Dr. Foss works with pregnant women, he understands that he’s working to help two people instead of one. The mother’s health is vital, of course, but creating a great environment for the unborn child to develop in is just as important. Dr. Foss utilizes several different pregnancy chiropractic techniques, including the Webster Technique.  For more information on this technique check the website icpa4kids.com

Kids Chiropractor

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Dr. Foss has years of experience with pediatric chiropractic. He is certified with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Most kids are active, playing at school and different sports throughout the year. Because of the high intensity activity levels, kids are often more prone to injuries and also spine and joint misalignments. In fact one study found that children fall up to 3,000 times during their first 3 years of life. Seeing an experienced pediatric chiropractor can help get their nervous system back in alignment, so they can continue to enjoy their activities without discomfort.

Starting chiropractic care early on in children’s lives will protect them from a lot of issues that us adults face. Dr. Foss takes a holistic approach to pediatric chiropractic care and wants to make sure their bones and joints are growing optimally so they can enjoy years of pain-free activity as they continue to grow.

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