What People Say About Us


*Testimonials presented apply only to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical.

Testimonial by Derek VanDeventer

Dr Gorgas fixes those hard cases that other chiropractors can't . I tried two different chiropractors before Dr Gorgas & they weren't able to provide any relief. Two visits with Dr Gorgas and I was starting to feel better and my shooting nerve pain was relieved.

Testimonial by Babette Fabre

It's rare to find a physician who is not only caring and exceedingly competent, but sees the patient as an entire human being; not just an ailment. My gratitude; I look forward to remaining in your care.

Testimonial by Mike K.

I simply couldn't be more impressed with Dr. Gorgas. I have nothing but great things to say about him and literally trust him with my son's brain. He did more for my wife in a month or two than her primary care physician and a myriad of "experts" did in two years. (mostly the traditional doctors concluded with "lets try these strong pills with ugly side effects and hope they mask the problem" or "not within my area...try the next guy. I'm sure he can see you in a couple of months"). He's done a lot for me as well, but maybe the most important thing he's done for our family is treat my son's concussion. The amount of time and personal attention that he gave us was tenfold more than we would have gotten anywhere else. More importantly, the thoroughness of the evaluation was so much better that Dr. Gorgas figured out exactly what part of his brain had been injured and how to go about helping him recover. We feel very fortunate to have found him.

Testimonial by Sandy G.

I was beyond thrilled after seeing Dr. Gorgas and his staff yesterday. They were welcoming and friendly, and the doctor was thorough and gentle with my 4 month old son. I brought him in with digestive issues and an inability to calm himself in the car. Dr. Gorgas identified the problem right away, and after an adjustment, my son was like putty in my arms! My son fussed a little during the appointment, but after a quick walk around with the Doctor, he settled. He was calm, and even slept on the ride home! Dr. Gorgas even called us last night to check on us, something I rarely even hear of! I highly recommend him, for these and many more reasons.

Testimonial by B V.

Amazing!!! Dr. Gorgas understood my Thyroid problem. He educated me and I stuck to his instructions and it's been 2 weeks but my results have been amazing. Thank you!

Testimonial by Jessica Z.

Dr.Gorgas is the most amazing humble doctor I've probably ever meet. I was recently in a car accident and got whiplash injury. I was sent to Physical Therapy where honestly Physical Therapy wasn't doing much for me since I was pretty hurt, after finding Dr.Gorgas on my way to church his office caught my attention. I have found Instant relieve I forgot what not having headaches felt like, my arm felt so numb and tingly I couldn't sleep at night I would toss and turn because my back ache so so bad, after my second visit with him I feel so much better I'm not gonna lie I still have a lot of healing to do but at least I am seeing a lot of great results. His office is so calming and his receptionist Anna and Zulema are amazing too they are very caring and attentive I instantly fell at home. The first day that I got adjusted by Dr. Gorgas I cried like a baby my head ache was gone and my emotions just all came out. I always look forward to my visits!! Thanks everyone and god bless you guys and everything you guys do!!

Testimonial by Merlin M.

Dr has been very helpful with my neck problem and has given me great info about my overall health. I am feeling so much better since following recomendations from the doctor. I would tell all friends about him Thank you DR Gorgas

Testimonial by Leisha Cummins

I am not sure were to start when explaining how Dr Gorgas changed my life. I have Hashimoto's Disease and after two babies used and abused my body for all they need, I was left with a shell. I bounced between Hyper and Hypo thyroid almost daily and my racked up all the symptoms my body could take. I was totally broken, out of desperation I scheduled an appointment with Dr Gorgas, not sure what to expect. He was compassionate, understanding, detail oriented and was committed to helping me he whole again. He said he could help me feel better in months, I honestly didn't believe him, after all I have been dealing with this every single day for three years doing exactly what my PCP told me to do, but like I said I was desperate. I felt better within days not months, and now 6 months later I feel better than i have in three years, no questions. Dr Gorgas comes at your issues with blood work (so many tests I had been begging my PCP to give me and she would not, Dr. Gorgas just said, "Duh yes you need that tested".), Chiropractic (he is literally amazing, my back hurt for years, i haven't even thought about it in 6 months), dietary, supplements, education (yes, he wants you to empower yourself and learn how to help yourself and counseling so you know you are not alone or going crazy or going to feel like this forever.) My dizziness, nausea, headaches, cold spells, hot flashes, fits of rage, fits of sadness and everything else that i have felt for 3 years is gone. If you have thyroid issues you should see a functional medicine Dr, and if you can you should see Dr. Gorgas, don't wait like I did, feel better now. It won't get better on its own. He is committed to helping you, it is hard work but to have my life back it is so worth it.

Testimonial by Mark J.

I was hit by a car four years ago and fractured my neck. The fallout from the accident was progressive muscle tightness and pain. I got to the point I couldn't stand for a few minutes without pain and I finally sought out Dr. Gorgas' help after I had to lay in bed for three days with severe back tightness....Upon consultation I learned immediately from his review of my x-rays that, because of the way my body was contorted by the accident, that my entire spine was very out of whack. My neck was curving the wrong way, my mid-back had an S-curve, etc. So of course I was in pain because my spine, and the muscles and nerves connected to it, were all messed up as well....I can say with confidence that Dr. Gorgas' treatments over about 1.5 months improved not just the pain but increased my quality of life. Because I could stand, and walk, and run I got in better shape. Because I got in better shape I felt better. Because I felt better I got more work done and I was a nicer fella to be around. He really alleviated a lot of my pain and helped restore some order to my dysfunctional back. I'm grateful.

Testimonial by Maureen Fannon - Wardrobe Stylist / Artist

Dr. Michael Gorgas is my childhood friend. It never occurred to me to ask him for health advice since he lived in California and I lived in Florida.

But when we started talking about my brother’s cancer diagnosis, I expressed my desire to get my health checked but not by the conventional medical means. He suggested a blood test. He would read the results and recommend some lifestyle changes. I was agreeable and I am on week 6 of a miraculous shift in health.

In May I turned 60 and for years I suffered from indigestion. The last year I lived on Pepcid and Rolaids daily. Dr. Gorgas had me write down everything that I was eating for 5 days. Dairy was consistent. Starches were consistent. Chai Lattes were consistent. Wine was a constant.

All were contributing to high numbers in blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

My hair was thinning.
My waistline was expanding.
My skin tone was getting weak, grey and transparent.
My sleeping habits were irregular.
My sex drive needed a boost.
I would walk into a room and forget why I went in.
My heartburn was OUT OF CONTROL.

I thought this was all part of the aging process of a 60-year-old menopausal woman. I didn’t like it but what could I do. I certainly couldn’t turn back the hands of time. Or could I? “No, you don’t have to age like this, Maureen.” said Dr. Gorgas.

He told me what foods had to go, pretty much everything that I ate daily. More chicken, fish, green vegies, nuts, some meat, easy on the fruit and as much organic as possible. No wine for now. He sent me an abundant array of his supplements, Upi D, Liver Cleanse, Super B Plus, Glyco Plus and the Mega Biotic Plus. Once I started taking the supplements, I had no hunger.

This is my 6th week and I had to call him and ask “Is it possible that I am reversing the aging process?” I was incredulous! “Yes.” was his reply. I could hear his smile thru the phone.

My hair was coming back. My skin color was a light shade of pink My clothes were getting loose. I slept thru the night. I was a tad friskier with my handsome YOUNGER husband. The best thing was that I was 6 weeks FREE of antacids! I still forget what I walked into the room for, but we’re working on that with his MegaOmegas and his Memory Gain. Each day that goes by, I feel younger and better, like I used to in my forties. I have no desire for thick pasty dairy foods anymore. This week I’m craving cucumbers!

I would rather spend my money for these services than turn myself over to any modern medical professional and the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Gorgas has an understanding of the workings of the human body and he works with its own system to bring it back to radiant health. I am so grateful to call him my lifelong friend and I am so grateful that he is my primary healthcare provider.

Thanks, Mick! I love you! 

Testimonial by Dana del Castillo - Foreman

Hands down the best Chiropractor I have ever been to, and I can count them with both hands! look no further, you derserve to feel well! 

Testimonial by Enrique Reyes

I was suffering with excruciating chronic lower back pain. I thought it was only due to a herniated disc between L-4 and L-5 vertebras but Dr. Michael Gorgas sat down with me and explained in detail all the many problems with my spine. After his free consultation he had me get in his Active Therapeutic Movement device. After just three adjustments, I was already standing and walking much straighter. That same night I was able to sleep face up for the first time in a long while. After just only 2 weeks I feel a lot better. I am moving and walking around easier but most importantly, I have a lot less pain. Dr. Gorgas is very smart and knowledgeable and enjoys explaining and answering questions about your health. Most importantly for me is how he and his office assistant Joanna are so friendly and kind. They provide everyone a genuine personal care and attention that is so hard to find with other physicians and their staff. Dr. Gorgas and Joanna are real professionals that truly enjoy their work and helping people on the road to better health. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.  

En español Estaba sufriendo de insoportable dolor crónico de espalda inferior. Pensé que sólo era debido a una hernia de disco entre las vértebras L-4 y L-5, pero el Dr. Michael Gorgas se sentó conmigo y me explicó en detalle todos los problemas con mi espalda. Después de su consulta gratuita me puso en su dispositivo de movimiento terapéutico activo. Después de sólo tres ajustes, ya estaba de pie y caminando mucho más recto. Esa misma noche pude dormir boca arriba por primera vez en mucho tiempo. Después de tan sólo 2 semanas me siento mejor. Me estoy moviendo y caminando con más facilidad, pero más que nada, siento menos dolor. Dr. Gorgas es muy inteligente y bien informado y le gusta explicar y responder a las preguntas acerca de su salud. Lo más importante para mí es cómo él y su asistente Joanna son tan amables y bondadosos. Les proveen a todos sus pacientes un verdadero cuidado personal y la atención que es tan difícil de hallar con otros médicos y su personal. Dr. Gorgas y Joanna son verdaderos profesionales que realmente disfrutan de su trabajo y ayudar a la gente en el camino hacia mejor salud. Dales una oportunidad, usted no será desilusionado. 

Testimonial by Jessica P.

I had tried everything from logging what I eat to working with personal trainers, but my energy level, aches and pains, joint and hip stiffness and swelling continued to progress. Fatigue became my normal. Coffee seemed to be the only way to fight the brain fog and shear will was all I had to make myself focus on any task. I had about 4 hours of productive energy on a good day. Most the time I did not feel good without being horizontal part of the day if I got up from the couch at all on bad days.

I had tried all the supplements that were suppose to help kickstart my Thyroid and went to see a chiropractor who despite telling him of a family history of Hashimotos Disease and my own Mother's Thyroid cancer did not test me for Hashimotos and just told me to get on Weight Watchers. This after a year of speed walking with a neighbor without losing weight despite watching my diet. This is not to mention my steady decline in energy and inability to build muscle and strength much less endurance. This was a stark contrast to my athletic younger years and a stark decline over the past 6-7 years.

Last August I began to have unexplained debilitating stomach pain that would last for hours. It wasn't my liver or gall bladder. Without explanation from my Doctors and while waiting a long time on my HMO to see a chiropractor, I went on an elimination diet and discovered soy, eggs and wheat were the culprits of the pain and indigestion. By the time I saw my gastroenterologist, I had solved the mystery of the debilitating pain. Not only that, but my rhinitis stopped completely along with the "non-descript" eczema I would randomly get. I did not show as allergic to eggs, soy or gluten (wheat). I, like a growing portion of the population, am intolerant, meaning unable to break down/process these foods. As a result of eating these foods all my life, similar to celiac's, they had taken a toll on my intestinal tracked causing the gut permeability known as "leaky gut", so these food molecules were leaking into my blood stream making me sick and causing rampant inflammation, which most people understand leads to a susceptibility to all sorts of disease even cancer. It also sets the immune system off the charts and after so long, an autoimmune response develops, like Hashimotos.

I will admit being skeptical in the face of the most empathetic Doctor I've ever met. I kept thinking, is he for real? I didn't want to trust something and be let down. Dr. Gorgas is also the most straight forward and no-non-sense Doc I've ever met. He said he had to have my 100% commitment, but I still held out because I didn't want to get my hopes up, but I followed what he said and started to learn my new lifestyle and understand it. He promised my husband that I would be a new woman in 4 1/2 months. I felt really different by the end of the first week, and now at the beginning of the 4th week, I'm already a different person. I wake up feeling rested. I dream. I wake up clear headed. No nausea, no brain fog ready to move. All without tea or coffee. I never for a second thought that would EVER happen.

I was an especially skeptical and uneasy patient when it came to getting adjusted for the first time in my life. I had scoliosis that was corrected with surgery at 17, which meant I had rods and pins along most the length of my spine. My shoulders had become worse and worse and I was living with pain that I had just become accustom to (and lack of movement). My neck was so stiff that I could barely turn it to the right at all. I now have movement in my back and neck. I look forward to my adjustments and the relief, sturdiness and strength they bring to my life. I haven't asked my husband to open anything for me because I can actually do it myself.

I feel like it is possible to be and feel my age. Before I was so dark about my future. I thought if I feel this bad at 38, how will I feel at 58? Worse, would I ever be able to have children and have the physical energy to take care of them? Now I know hope. I'm not in pain or feeling sick constantly. I'm considering what I want to do with all this new energy. I'm looking forward to learning to paddle board and lead a more active lifestyle. The one I want to lead and until now haven't even been able to imagine.

If you're still having low Thyroid symptoms even on Synthroid and despite your tests being "normal", you need to go see Dr. Gorgas. In fact, even if you feel fine on your Synthroid, go see him. This lifestyle is what everyone with low Thyroid needs to experience "quality" of life. I'd rather be swallowing high quality supplements all day long than taking another medication with nasty side effects from my Doctors who just offer little more than a bandaid at best instead of treating the cause of Thyroid disease and autoimmune flare-ups. There is hope, no matter what your age.  

Testimonial by Yogi M.

I am a 32-year-old woman who had a long list of Thyroid symptoms, cold, tired, constipated, brittle hair/ nails , and depressed. I found If you say the words "fatigue," "weight gain," and "depression" to many doctors, you may leave the office not with Thyroid tests but with a prescription for an antidepressant. After some research I was drawn to the information and enthusiasm that Dr. Gorgas has to genuinely help people.

After meeting with Dr. Gorgas And his staff and was confident and eager to start treatment with positive expectations.

Along with laboratory monitoring, Dr. Gorgas is a Chiropractor and works on a more homeopathic approach. With weekly adjustments reducing ( Vertebral Subluxation) when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves.

To be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations. It's a world of a difference getting these weekly adjustments and eating a more healthy. I am seeing that improvement can be rapid, starting within a few days with these adjustments, coaching on gluten free and healthier dieting, and the natural supplements he supplies.

I am so grateful to say i am sleeping better and waking up with more good days... even friends are noticing my better moods:)

Patients can dramatically improve their quality of life and have very little symptoms with Dr. Gorgas.

I highly recommend to call for a free consultation and start living!!  

Testimonial by Ruth Ann D.

In 1991 I was diagnosed with low Thyroid. Over the years medication has changed, but I frequently felt the medication was incorrect even when my lab tests said I was "normal". I suffered from fatigue to total exhaustion - weight issues - constantly cold - hair loss and severe skin conditions. About a year ago I became extremely exhausted and had difficulty walking - keeping my balance - and could not sleep more than an hour or two at a time. I was beginning to look and feel like my older sister who suffers with Graves Disease. Seeing an ad for the Thyroid Institute gave me a glimmer of hope. Dr. Gorgas has been a Godsend for me. He was able to point out my concerns, diagnose my needs and most of all guide me in a path for me to change the way I feel naturally. Changing my diet, healthy supplements and an ongoing chiropractic care plan has resulted in a positive progression of health. It was wonderful to one day realize that I had a spring back in my step - that I could sleep through the night - that I now have the desire to do many of the things I have been procrastinating about. I am looking forward to more improved health as time goes on. Thank you Dr. Gorgas for bringing hope and health back into my everyday routine. 

Testimonial by Cindy B

I discovered Dr. Gorgas on-line and was excited to meet with him to address the hypoThyroid condition I have. He has helped tremendously so far with an accurate blood analysis and really getting down to basics with what I needed for better health. He is caring and is very personable and I would highly recommend him if you'd like genuine help with your Thyroid symptoms and in trying to better your quality of life. I was suffering with excruciating chronic lower back pain. I thought it was only due to a herniated disc between L-4 and L-5 vertebras but Dr. Michael Gorgas sat down with me and explained in detail all the many problems with my spine.

After his free consultation he had me get in his Active Therapeutic Movement device. After just three adjustments, I was already standing and walking much straighter. That same night I was able to sleep face up for the first time in a long while.

After just only 2 weeks I feel a lot better. I am moving and walking around easier but most importantly, I have a lot less pain.

Dr. Gorgas is very smart and knowledgeable and enjoys explaining and answering questions about your health. Most importantly for me is how he and his office assistant Joanna are so friendly and kind. They provide everyone a genuine personal care and attention that is so hard to find with other physicians and their staff.  

Testimonial by Enrique Reyes

I was suffering with excruciating chronic lower back pain. I thought it was only due to a herniated disc between L-4 and L-5 vertebras but Dr. Michael Gorgas sat down with me and explained in detail all the many problems with my spine.

After his free consultation he had me get in his Active Therapeutic Movement device. After just three adjustments, I was already standing and walking much straighter. That same night I was able to sleep face up for the first time in a long while.

After just only 2 weeks I feel a lot better. I am moving and walking around easier but most importantly, I have a lot less pain.

Dr. Gorgas is very smart and knowledgeable and enjoys explaining and answering questions about your health. Most importantly for me is how he and his office assistant Joanna are so friendly and kind. They provide everyone a genuine personal care and attention that is so hard to find with other physicians and their staff.  

Testimonial by Denise P.

Just recently was diagnosed with hashimotos disease and severe anemia since coming into the office I have noticed a significant change in the way I feel...more energy and just an overall sense that someone is listening to me now....it's a great feeling and now I am confident with Dr Gorgas's help I will be able to get my Thyroid under control and start working on me...His staff is very helpful & attentive..I LOVE IT!!!! 


Update:

I have been coming here for almost a year now in addition to my treatment for my Thyroid we have now added chiropractic adjustments & now massage therapy....Dr Gorgas really cares about helping his patients.....you can't get this kind of care from a regular doctor...I am going to probably always be autoimmune but now I know how to manage it better thru diet. 

Testimonial by Joanne R.

Dr. Gorgas is incredible! About 25 years ago I fell, flat on my back on my stairs. After seeing 4 other chiropracters who each took x-rays and could find nothing specific, I've remained in pain for 25 years. As soon as he saw the x-ray, Dr. Gorgas found the stress fracture on my spine and we immediately began to address it, a little at a time. He was extremely kind, caring and professional. I felt safe in his care and within 6 weeks, the pain was gone and my range of motion is enhanced beyond what I ever thought it would be again. I also went to him to address my Thyroid issues. I was diagnosed overactive in the 1990's and underactive @2009. I found in both cases that the traditional medical community wants to deal with the symptoms and not the disease. Over and over I would be told that my "numbers" were within the healthy range, and yet, I had no energy, no focus, skin issues, hair issues...pretty much all the same symptoms that sent me to them in the first place. When it was suggested that I go on the fifth prescription that might handle one of the symptoms - but to keep my eyes open for other symptoms from that, which might need to be addressed with another prescription, etc, etc, etc...I knew it was time to look elsewhere. Dr. Gorgas - and I - have made more progress with my symptoms in 2 months than I experienced for years with traditional medicine. My energy level is up, I'm back at the gym, I'm singing again, I'm me again! I highly recommend Dr. Gorgas  

Testimonial by Julie C.

I was diagnosed with hypo Thyroid 2 years ago. After 9 months on the meds I started to feel really bad and knew it was the medication. I searched for homeopathic solutions which led me to Dr. Gorgas. He did the most extensive blood, hormone and saliva panels. Discovered I had Hashimotos. My other Doctor did not even question how I became hypoThyroid they just gave me medication. With the supplements, chiropractic adjustments and going gluten free, I truly feel better. I feel like a normal, thinking person again. Everyone should be tested because it is such a common condition that most traditional doctors miss. Your life will be so much better!! 

Testimonial by Rita W.

I highly recommend Dr. Michael Gorgas . He genuinely cares about his patients and is a real professional. I especially liked his holistic approach to treating my back and the fact that he was quick to find out what my problem was after evaluation of my spinal health. I was thinking of a surgery before seeing him but after he examined my spine it turned out I did not need surgery and I was convinced that this approach would heal my back pain. This happened due to the excellent care that I received from him. I would not recommend anyone else but Back Pain Neck Pain and Headache Relief Center if you live in San Diego, California area. He is truly a miracle worker! 

Testimonial by Sadie C.

I was in a car accident a year ago and have seen a different chiropractor who really did help, but after a year I felt like I was not improving fast enough, so I found Dr. Gorgas. Within two visits, the movement in my neck and back was so improved, that I kept going back. He has also helped me dramatically with diet, supplements, and overall health. This is the best money I have spent. I honestly can say that I am a different person just two months after starting treatments with him. If you do what he says, you will feel better.
Also, the office staff are warm and friendly, even to my children that I bring frequently. They know their names and play with them. They are all wonderful people and even though it is a little out of my way, I always enjoy visiting.  

Testimonial by Anna S.

I was diagnosed with a fibroma not cancerous but benign on my uterus the week before my 49 th bday after going to the gyn and listening to him telling me that he didn't know why my testerone was on the 500 and telling me I had to do a 1/2 hysterectomy I was scared and confused why he didn't want to check why my hormones were crazy, well I went to dr gorgas and he told me no surgery nobody is going to cut you until I try another approach and we will see if it works. After 3 months of taking the supplements that he gave me and going on a gluten free diet like he recommended I feel great and guess what... I went back to my gynecologist and my fibroma shrunk 1/2 the size and my hormones are great ( THE GYN COMMENT WAS: do whatever you have been doing because is working ) and by the way I lost a LOT of weight too that was nice... so Dr Gorgas you save me from a surgery that would cost me a lot of money and would be painful to recuperate from and would give me so many hormonal problems... DR. GORGAS YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!  

Services Overview

Here at Back Pain Neck Pain and Headache Relief Center, we offer variety of chiropractic services some of which are listed bellow,

Contact Us

Back Pain Neck Pain and Headache Relief Center

Address: 225 North Horne Street
  Oceanside, CA 92054

Telephone: (760) 712-3933
Fax: (760) 433-5222