Griffes Chiropractic

Accidents don’t happen on purpose

Are you surprised when you get some random pain and you can’t even figure out how it arrived in the first place? Do you get frustrated when you have a nagging pain that just won’t go away, even if you ignore it? Whether you believe it or not, there is always an underlying cause for your pain. It may or may not be completely your fault, but either way, your daily habits and patterns have a direct effect on your health and well-being.Do not confuse health with fitness, as being fit is just one element of being healthy. Poor posture, long periods of inactivity, and poor diet can be the reason you are having muscle spasms or aching joints or simple pain in your body. Everyone, from 1 day to 1 century old should have a health evaluation; simple, straightforward, painless and enlightening.If you have any questions about how we can get you out of pain or improve your overall quality of life, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 805.358.8572.

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Doctor Benjamin Griffes lives in Thousand Oaks, California with his wife and three children. He practices chiropractic in both Tarzana and in Thousand Oaks. He has coached youth soccer and track, and has been the team chiropractor for high school volleyball, basketball and track, as well as collegiate cycling.

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Conditions We Treat

Chiropractic care can be used to address a wide variety of symptoms and conditions. These are a few of the most common conditions we treat for which you might benefit from after a visit to our office.

Back Pain

Back pain may be focused on a specific area of the upper, middle, or lower back or be more generalized. This pain can be incapacitating, preventing you from moving or bending over. Our exam will help determine the potential cause (overuse, misuse or disuse) and the subsequent care that can help relieve the pain in the tissues along the back, and allow you to return to your normal activities.

Neck Pain

A feeling of sharp pain or achiness along the neck is most likely a sign or symptom of another underlying cause or issue. Poor posture is the most common, but mild traumas may also prevent you from having full range of motion, which can lead to other injuries. Chiropractic adjusting, along with supportive physical therapy, can help lessen and relieve the pain so you can regain full function and range of motion again, eliminating the pain.


Headaches may range from mild aches to prolonged stabbing pain that can lead you to feel incapacitated. Issues that could trigger a headache may include lifestyle factors, underlying medical conditions, chronic illnesses, stress, drug reactions or even unknown reasons. Chiropractic care can help provide headache relief so the pain doesn’t slow you down.


The sciatic nerve exits the lower back and controls the function of your legs and feet. The nerve can be compressed at a number of different levels, causing pain, numbness, weakness or temperature changes in the legs, requiring myofascial releasing, spinal traction and specific chiropractic adjustments to help relieve the pressure and solve the problem.

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are usually caused by an unplanned accident/trauma or by the overuse or misuse in training and competition that injures the muscles, joints and soft tissues in the body. Chiropractic care, along with myofascial releasing and correcting the dysfunctional imbalance, can help balance the body and help heal and restore the injured area back to normal function.

Carpal Tunnel

This hand condition involves the compression of the median nerve that may lead to numbness, a tingling sensation, or pain along the hand. Chiropractic treatment and deep-tissue bodywork focus on relieving the pain caused by the compression and providing corrective treatment & exercises that help prevent this from becoming a long-term condition.

Plantar Fasciitis

Some foot pain may be the result of plantar fasciitis, where the connective tissues that help support the foot may experience pain from misalignment or overuse. Dr. Griffes examines and evaluates the potential causes and then offers you a treatment program that will help heal, and ultimately reduce the likelihood of this happening again.

Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee is usually pain in or around the knee caused by faulty biomechanics in the hip or ankle, causing the knee to move in an imbalanced way while walking and running, leading to pain and/or weakness in the muscles and knee joint.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can occur in a number of places along the upper body such as shoulder blades, rotator cuffs, arm joints, or along the upper back. Our treatments focus on determining the root location of the problem and helping to soothe the shoulder pain you are experiencing.

Foot Pain

Foot pain may be caused by poor alignment, foot injuries, chronic conditions, or mileage. Deep-tissue bodywork, arch supports, adjusting the bones of the foot and re-evaluating the way you walk all may be part of the treatment plan to help relieve your foot pain.

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is tendon inflammation along the inside of the elbow area. This pain and tenderness may extend down the forearm and into the wrist and usually due to poor biomechanics or repetitive stress.


Neuropathy involves damage and pain to the nerves along the body that may be caused by compression or poor circulation originating in your spine. The location of the nerve damage may vary and can feel like pins and needles or a numbing sensation. Dr. Ben treats the impacted area by improving circulation and removing the compression with myofascial releasing and spinal decompression.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow involves the inflammation of the tendon that is outside the elbow. It is a type of tendonitis from overextension, poor body mechanics or when doing repetitive motions. Dr. Ben looks to identify the underlying cause so he can help you relieve the pain so you can regain normal and pain-free function.

Knee Pain

Knee pain can consist of achiness, sharp pains, grinding, or a numbing sensation. The discomfort may become worse when doing certain activities or during prolonged sitting. Dr. Griffes helps figure out the reason for the pain, such as a misalignment in your ankle or hip, or poor biomechanics, which can then lead to the appropriate treatment program.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain involves prolong tenderness, achiness, dull, or sharp pains that have not responded well to medication or other treatments. Chiropractic treatments may be a viable option to help lessen the pain by addressing the original cause.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries may cause pain, compression, or discomfort in regions throughout the body. Chiropractic care services may become part of your pain management plan to treat the injury and relieve the pain.

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents may cause a range of different medical issues, from compressed nerves to misalignment of joints, to bruised muscles and damaged connective tissue. The treatment offered by Dr. Griffes will be tailored to your specific pain and injury in order to provide the maximum amount of relief in the quickest time possible.

Herniated Discs

A herniated disc is when the soft inner part of the spinal disc ruptures and pushes out through a tear in the outer ring of the disc and presses against the nerves. This problem can occur anywhere along the spine. One of the best ways to help relieve the pain is by opening the space between the vertebrae and allowing the bulging from the disc to pull away from the compressed nerve.

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