David Reed

Meet Dr. David Reed

David Reed is a Marina Del Rey chiropractor who serves Marina Del Rey and the surrounding communities in CA .

David Reed uses chiropractic care to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patient’s lives, whether they are having problems with back pain or neck pain, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning.  Dr. Reed takes a “whole person” approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and Dr. Reed will be able to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient’s individual needs. Under the supervision and care of our caring and skilled chiropractor, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.


Dr. Reed’s humanitarian work outside the office:

Fresh water in Ghana, Africa
In 2013, it weighed heavily on my heart when I learned that the number one reason for death in the world wasn’t cancer, heart attack, or stroke, but instead was something as preventable as not having fresh drinking water. Working with a nonprofit company called Generosity Water, I was able to have a well built in an impoverished  area in Ghana to provide its people with clean water. One of my personal goals has always been to leave a legacy behind that would have a lasting impact on generations to come, even long after I’m gone, and this was that opportunity.  I often think of how many lives have been saved already, and will be saved over the years just by this one act. I am so appreciative to Generosity Water and the Wagner family for their hard work and efforts not only in making one of my goals come true, but for bringing awareness and a way to correct such a sad problem.

Union Rescue Mission
Through the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, I’ve volunteered at the Union Rescue Mission in the skid row section of Downtown LA feeding the homeless. The homeless start arriving at 6 AM daily and over 3,000 meals are served to men, women and children every day. When working there during a meal shift, there is no job too small and it’s very hands on. My favorite job was always serving the food behind the counter. It’s nice to be able to interact with people who are so grateful to have a warm meal.

Walk for Hope
Walk for Hope is a yearly fundraiser for the City of Hope Hospital which is ranked as one of the best cancer hospitals in the world with a focus on compassionate patient care. Volunteering for the walk allowed me to interact with both sick kids and adults in a hands on way. Sadly, many of whom are no longer with us, but they won‘t be forgotten. It’s a hard fact of life to witness people, especially kids, fighting life-threatening cancers. I often found myself asking, why them? What did they do to deserve this? I later realized this was the wrong question. The better question was, what could I do to help?  In my experience, it seemed like the littlest things made the biggest impact. Things like just sharing an authentic smile and letting someone know you care would in most cases positively contribute to their day, lead them to feel better, happier, stronger, and, who knows, maybe even lead them on the path to remission.

Mission trip to Uganda, Africa
In May 2014 I was invited to join a small group of people arranged through Oasis Church here in Los Angeles to experience life with the poverty-stricken in both Watoto and Tororo Uganda. The majority of the trip was centered around the children, many of which are orphaned and suffering from diseases and ailments such as HIV and AIDS. I got to play with them, laugh with them, and even cry with them during my time there. The kids were not broken though, and didn’t need fixing. What they did need was a fair shake at life including a good meal, a roof over their heads and an opportunity to learn something that they could then contribute to others.  During my trip I was afforded the ability to visit 2 orphanages. The first was very poverty stricken. The kids, if they were lucky, had the clothes on their backs and nothing else.  The orphanage allowed kids from the slums, which make the slums here in the USA look pretty nice in comparison, 2 warm meals.  The food was nothing like you would expect here, it was a plate of rice and what smelled like peanut butter. They had a safe place to play for the day, and at night it was time to go home to the family. It is not like the family you would expect here, in many cases, a family was a 12 year old looking after his 4 or 5 year old brother. Who knows if they had a roof or shelter where they would go? I have seen on television the commercials asking for a dollar a day to save a life, but until I experienced poverty like this first hand, I didn’t believe those commercials were real or that my dollar a day would go to the children. As I get older, I guess I am getting more trusting. I am not sponsoring a child at this point, but I will be in the near future. Before we left, I was allowed to treat many of the children’s caretakers. There was a room with a double bed I used to examine and treat the majority of them. Almost all of them had sciatica, but none of them had ever heard of it. I especially enjoyed watching them jump off the bed after I finished my treatment and run to tell their friends. I guess that’s what happens when you give someone relief to a condition they didn’t know existed. As fun as that experience was, its sad to know that so many people out there live with something so easy to treat but don’t have the resources to do anything about it.  Maybe in the future I can take some time off and teach someone willing, how to treat conditions like these.

The 2nd orphanage we visited was nothing like the first. It was huge and home to 7000 plus kids of all ages. Not only do they get to live at the orphanage, they get a house with a house mother . They get regular balanced meals and have a school system set up from grade school to college, The orphanage is run off of donations, but as the children grow, get through school, and get real jobs, those once discarded children get the opportunity to give back to their orphanage. which should eventually make the orphanage self sufficient.   I am sure these kids will become the future leaders of Uganda.


Film projects involving Dr. Reed

Although I have had many A list actors in the office over the years, I have only had one role in a documentary. The documentary features the life of one of my patients that is a professional mixed martial arts fighter. In the video, he came into my office for a fairly routine appointment for me to patch him up and put him back in the ring. The documentary is called Operation Fighter.


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