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Top 10 Chiropractors in Davis, CA
Voted 2015’s best Chiropractor in Davis, CA
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2055 Anderson Road
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm by appointment
Emergency appointments available Sat & Sun
(530) 747-0455
Dr. David E. Hartz, D.C.
1983; 30+ years of experiential skill & knowledge
Payment Methods
Cash, Personal Check, Credit/Debit Cards, HSA Accepted!
Most Insurances Accepted, including SHIP!!

About Dr. Hartz

Dr. Hartz has been practicing the art and science of chiropractic since 1983. He completed his undergraduate studies in 1976 graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a degree in psychology. Dr. Hartz went on to graduate from the Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1982 and was licensed in California in 1983. While in chiropractic college, Dr. Hartz extensively studied the Gonstead method of specific manual spinal adjusting, which he presently utilizes in his practice today. Dr. Hartz is a past faculty member of Palmer-West College, where he was a clinician teaching and assisting student interns with their patients in the campus clinic, as well as teaching classes in the Introduction to Chiropractic Procedures and the Gonstead Technique. Dr. Hartz practiced in a multidisplinary clinic from 1986 to 2000, where he gained invaluable experience in managing a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions while working cooperatively with an orthopedist and physical therapist. From 2000 through 2004, Dr. Hartz operated the Alternative BackCare Clinic providing quality chiropractic care to families and workers in Silicon Valley. He moved to Davis in 1995, and in 2004 when the opportunity presented itself, he moved his chiropractic practice to its present location.

Specializing In

  • "Headaches, Anxiety/Stress Related Muscle Tension; Neck & Back Pain; Sciatica; Acute and Chronic conditions
  • Personal/Auto Injury cases


Dr. Hartz’s practice has always incorporated an individualized approach beginning with a postural analysis followed by a thorough orthopedic examination of the areas of complaint. Dependent upon the diagnosed condition, Dr. Hartz will tailor a treatment regimen to provide comprehensive care for the patient. Treatment typically consists of moist heat packs with electrical muscle stimulation, along with ultrasound therapy when indicated, followed by manual adjustments to the spinal and extremity regions. Myofascial release technique, trigger point/acupressure therapy, soft tissue mobilization techniques, and manual traction are utilized dependent upon the patient’s specific clinical needs. Treatment also involves instruction in flexibility and strengthening exercises, proper ergonomics, and if needed, supportive devices, to aid in the patient’s active management of their condition.

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2008-11-14 14:16:09   I think he's a wonderful chiropractor. He is very professional as well as knowledgeable and is willing to share that information with his patients in order for them to understand the procedures he is doing. He had a variety of therapy treatments and was very careful to be sure that I was comfortable throughout whole visit. He cares about spending time with his patients and is very helpful with any questions asked. He does not try to rush you at all, instead he tries to slow you down and relax you so that the treatments are more effective. I really appreciate his help, and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a chiropractor in this area. —Riva

2010-05-11 19:43:57   I had my neck injuries after a bike accident about a few weeks ago, and I'm curing. It was hurting so badly, until I cant bend my neck backward. I really enjoy going to Dr. Hartz. Everyone there was friendly and professional. I had to go there once per week, and Dr Hartz was very patient, and flexible with my schedule. Appointment was very easy to make, because Dr. Hartz was very friendly and caring. It's totally worth it, because he knows what he's doing. —konayuki28

2010-05-19 23:18:17   Dr.Hartz is a wonderful chiropractor and massage therapist. He is both professional and kind and makes sure to know exactly what pain you are feeling so that he can help you in the best way he can. He has over 20 years of experience and I would highly suggest anyone of any age to be treated by him. He is very friendly and has flexible hours so if you are a student it wont be a problem for you. He treats pain of many different causes ranging from migraines to car accident related injury to sports. Dr.Hartz truly cares about his patients,you will not find a better doctor in Davis. —lanchik10

2010-05-20 08:28:10   I have been a patient of Dr. Hartz for several years. I have been going to chiropractors for over 35 years and he is unique in that he incorporates muscle work with the traditional adjustments. He tries to deal with the problems with the fewest amount of appointments possible. If you need a chiropractor in Yolo County, he is an excellent choice. Rob —RobKane

2010-08-27 03:42:00   A testament to how good he is, is how seldom I've had to visit him. I don't have back pain very often, but when I do it can be debilitating. Usually it's related to having sat in the wrong posture for too long, or having lifted something incorrectly. Sometimes Hartz takes care of my problem in as few as two visits. His care is comprehensive—he not only does adjustments but he does tissue work, including massage and ultrasound. He has a warm personality and is very good about explaining what he's doing, where the problem stems from, and recommending exercises. He's hands down the best chiropractor my wife and I have ever visited, and since my wife has had chronic back pain, she's had to see quite a few doctors. The only reason my wife doesn't go more often is because her insurance plan doesn't cover it, but Hartz does take Kaiser. —jedalexander

2011-10-01 15:00:52   Excellent care and true professional! I have been seeing Dr. Hartz since summer of 2006, after having received chiropractic care regularly since 1997. Dr. Hartz is thorough, caring and professional; he is not interested in the 'quick fix' that may have you coming back in a short while later, but rather long-term improved health. He is communicative, willing to work with a patient's needs instead of a 'one-size fits all' approach, and he's willing to work with your financial/insurance situation so that you get the care you need. So long as I am living in the area, I have no interest in seeing any other chiropractic care providers. Dr. Hartz is a committed and involved member of the Davis community and should be utilized as a back-care provider whenever possible! —AmandaSeguin

2011-10-05 18:25:17   Dr. Hartz is such a good chiropractor, I would recommend him to anyone! He is extremely knowledgeable and professional and does not what I call "over treat". He adjusts your spine gently and incorporates massage to help the adjustments stay in place. In my case, he suspected degeneration and suggested that I see an orthopedist for X-Rays and MRI which I did. Although I will have to seek additional help for my particular problem, I will continue to see Dr. Hartz as his treatments have helped me immensely. —JenniferFoss