Dr. Stephen M. Ward

Pain relief and stress management

Ward Chiropractic

Dr. Steve's wall adjustments immediately reduce acute and chronic back and extremity pain. He uses standing and sitting front and side full spinal x-rays to study mental, emotional, physical disease

Long Beach, CA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
Not only have I received the best adjustment ever, but Dr. Steve also advises me on how the stresses in my life are affecting my spinal health. The adjustment helps me feel better immediately and the suggestions for ‘stress’ reduction always help keep me in good health!
I had so many aches and pains, after just 3 treatments my back was feeling better. Years of backs aches and Steve Magic hands did wonders. Really we should keep it a secret so I do not have a long wait in his waiting room HE IS THE MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…
I first took my son (muscular dystrophy) to Ward Chiropractic in 1991. Dr. Steve got immediate, outstanding results with Garth. I have seen many other similar over the years. I don’t think there is anyone anywhere who gets better results with tough cases than Dr. Steve.
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License, Credentials & Experience

Dr. Steve has been helping people for 32 years
Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic
California Board of Chiropratic Examiners (CBCE) , #20438

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Acute Pain
Herniated Discs
Pelvic Dysfunction

Practice Locations & Hours


Long Beach
6530 E Spring St, Long Beach CA 90815, United States
Tue: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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About me

Dr. Ward specializes in acute and chronic pain, neuromuscular diseases, immune compromising conditions and learning disabilities. Dr. Ward looks at the cranium, spinal column and pelvis as a single intact unit. Standing and seated front-view and side-view full spine x-rays are recommended in severe pain patterns, work related injuries, automobile accidents and degenerative disease conditions. A system analysis consists of standing and seated front-view and side-view full spine x-rays. We can scientifically measure abnormal stress, and predict what specific damage it will cause if not corrected

The Father of Spinal Column Stressology

This website is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lowell Ward, the founder of Spinal Column Stressology (SCS). He was

born in Columbus, Ohio on June 11, 1936. He graduated in 1960 from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. His primary interest was to develop different ways to objectively document chiropractic. Dr. Ward was also interested in the correlation between spinal curvature and human behavior. He developed a spinal blueprint which he used to study diseased conditions, mental/emotional behaviors and the impact of inherited behavior.

Aerospace Technology

Dr. Ward soon began working with Clint Fulkerson, Ph.D., chief aerospace engineer at Californias largest space-exploration firm. Dr. Fulkerson originally came to Dr. Ward as a patient, but soon became interested in the structural mechanisms of the intact spinal column. He gave Dr. Ward explicit advice: 1) develop methods that accurately measure the critical landmarks of spinal distortions/disorders; and 2) devise procedures to analyze progression. He and Dr. Ward developed a highly sophisticated system of spinal stress measurement, incorporating Dr. Selyes three-stage theory of stress response (alarm, resistance, and exhaustion).

The Meninges

Later on, Dr. Ward read the book Adverse Mechanical Tension in the Central Nervous System by Alf Breig M.D. Dr. Breigs book focused on the meninges, the tough, plastic-like coverings of the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. The meningeal fibers are anchored at the lower end by a tough ligament to the first segment of the tailbone. As a closed tube, the meninges constrict when stretched. Such meningeal stretching is capable of compressing the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. An important spinal column stabilizer, the meninges tense the spine to make it stronger during movement or postural extremes, thereby maintaining the bodys equilibrium. Dr.Breigs research helped explain how and why trauma to either the low back or the brain could affect the other and everything in between.

SCS Basic Premise

Dr. Wards basic premise was that the spinal column-pelvic-meningeal unit functions as a single, intact system. This system is designed to monitor, regulate and react and adapt to all internal and external stressors. This system provides a protective environment for the brain, spinal cord, and cranial and spinal nerves. Through the meninges the spinal meningeal system is able to tighten or elongate in response to movement or stress.


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Dr. Stephen Ward Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
Not only have I received the best adjustment ever, but Dr. Steve also advises me on how the stresses in my life are affecting my spinal health. The adjustment helps me feel better immediately and the suggestions for ‘stress’ reduction always help keep me in good health!
I had so many aches and pains, after just 3 treatments my back was feeling better. Years of backs aches and Steve Magic hands did wonders. Really we should keep it a secret so I do not have a long wait in his waiting room HE IS THE MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…
I first took my son (muscular dystrophy) to Ward Chiropractic in 1991. Dr. Steve got immediate, outstanding results with Garth. I have seen many other similar over the years. I don’t think there is anyone anywhere who gets better results with tough cases than Dr. Steve.
We have been going to Dr. Steve since we moved to California in 2007. He is the most effective chiropractor I have ever been to. We have seen many chiropractors with a variety of techniques over the years as we have lived in six states. The first thing I did after our car accident in 2011 was call Dr. Steve. Literally, from the site where we were rear ended. I truly realized how talented Dr. Steve is after our car accident. His adjustments kept us from suffering more serious neck pain and damage from our injuries. My four children, husband and I all get adjustments from Dr. Steve. I trust him fully and know that he is a doctor we can always count on.
Dr. Steve is amazing! His ability to pin point my issues both physically and emotionally has been a lifesaver. I have learned so much about how my emotional health effects my physical health and his kind words and reassurance are always of great comfort to me! I can’t say enough about how much his work has changed my life!
I have been to many chiropractors and Dr. Ward is the best. The technique he uses actually works. I can be in and out in 5 minutes and I instantly feel better. I wish he was open more days!!





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