Accessibility View Close toolbar

Dear Website Visitor,

If you suffer from pain, watch this video first, it helps you understand where pain comes from and what we can do about.



Watch these videos to see our methods better:



Let's hear from a couple of patients.
How much we can help you, of course, is the most important question.

I was a back pain patient once suffering greatly under the often disabling condition. Like many of you, I was also quite frustrated with the help received; it was mostly ineffective or just a short-term band-aid approach.

My journey to get help brought me all the way from my native Switzerland to right here in Oakland, where an ‘outside-of-the-box’ thinking chiropractic physician approached my problem from an engineering rather then pharmacological perspective. I received the most complete care at that point; a few sessions gave me relieve for months, where as before I often suffered daily.
After that experience, I decided to devote my life to learning methods that help other sufferers get rid from pain, so that they can enjoy life to its fullest again!

This first patient was able to drop her dependance on opiate medication and turned her life around to the point, where she's now my 'Wellness Queen' - an inspiration!

Our method's foundation is an ever deeper understanding of anatomy and applying bio-mechanical rationale to our treatments. This next patient has been able to avoid foot surgery. Her foot pain up to that point was medically only evaluated as coming directly from her foot. After the patient mentioned a really bad fall onto that knee years prior, my light bulbs went off and voila, helping the lower leg bone realign with the upper leg bone made the foot pain largely disappear because the muscles stopped being all distressed!

Knee surgeries are discussed lots these days and are quite controversial. One of the problems we see is an over-reliance on X-rays for diagnosing and figuring out what to do. Below are a couple of cases of patients who had significant improvement in their knee pain and dysfunction.
A chronic case:


More acute pain:

This chronic hip pain patient was helped greatly by muscle activation:

Look here for short clips showing our work:

The first 2 videos shows general adjusting approaches. I explain the anatomical connections on the skeleton.

This next video portrays a session during which a pelvic muscle is activated using the novel AMIT method - Advanced Muscle Integration Technique. This method helps muscles function better and contract stronger after their function has been diminished due to use or injury. Proper muscle function will prevent overuse and therefore risk of injury to other, compensatory muscles. It will also help attenuate shock that vibrates and hurts joints, such as the knee or back.
A few years ago, I traveled to Utah monthly over a winter to learn this sophisticated AMIT method that has helped many, but especially athletes have better, more coordinated muscle function. Below you can see of how this method literally turns muscles back 'on' after not engaging for years.


I also wanted to post this treatment. This patient came in all bent over with severe stabbing mid-back pain. It was so severe that he could not lay face down and we all thought, maybe the ER would be a better place for him to go.

To finish up, this is a bit of a longer clip explaining how adding muscle activation to this patient's treatment regiment made him be able to drop his morphine medication!

We hope examining these videos has helped you get an understanding of our experience and make you feel comfortable to make an appointment and have us help you.

I assure you, we will take our time to evaluate your situation properly to find the cause or your problem. We then help you setup a plan of action to fix it!

Sincerely,
Dr. Christoph Muehlinghaus
Chiropractic Physician / Professor of Anatomy

510-326-0684

Now accepting New Patients.

Insurance Welcome.

Schedule Online

FREE Phone Consultation!


‘Dr. M. is the most skilled and thorough chiropractor I’ve ever worked with. He has a wide range of knowledge of how the human body works and has been able to help me recover from injuries I thought were irreversible. If you’ve been struggling with pain or an injury, I strongly recommend seeing Dr. M. as your first step to feeling better.’

-Bill Romanowski

Four Time Super Bowl Champion

Schedule Online


Read Kissandtel L.'s review of Christoph Muehlinghaus, DC on Yelp Read Cyndi L.'s review of Christoph Muehlinghaus, DC on Yelp

Meet the Chiropractor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Christoph Muehlinghaus
    DC
    Besides being a chiropractor, DocMuli is also a professor of clinical anatomy at a local nursing college. His approach is founded in a deep understanding of anatomy. Christoph's emphasis on educating the patient helps them aid in their recovery and teaches them to be self-sufficient.

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I've been seeing Dr. Muehlinghaus for 2-3 years. He is absolutely worth every dollar I spend on his work. He has the most result oriented technique, is aware of the human body and utilizes many different ways of helping make a difference in your life, because your body is your life. He is extremely respectful, knowledgeable, and I love how easy he is to communicate with whether in person or over text. I have recommended him to friends, clients of mine and coworkers."
    Courtney T. | San Francisco, CA
  • "Dr. Muli is seriously amazing. I have a long history of working with chiropractors in the Bay Area and the results of his sessions are longer lasting than any I have ever experienced! He has a real love of what he does and most of the sessions are also really informative as he loves to teach you what's actually going on with your body and what potential changes you might make to keep yourself in alignment. After our last session I bought a chair wedge (I bought it off amazon... another great thing about him is he doesn't try to sell you stuff) and am excited to watch my posture improve. All in all, he is as good as it gets. Knowledgeable, effective and really cares about his clients!"
    Tatum O. | Berkeley, CA
  • "I've been to a lot of chiropractors and Christoph is one of the best. I went in for what I thought was a chipped bone in my elbow. After he adjusted my neck and explained that the nerves run to the elbow, the elbow pain was gone. He's REALLY good!"
    Larry J. | Emeryville, CA

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Smart Shoulders

    Our shoulder joints have the greatest range of motion of any of the musculoskeletal joints in our bodies. The shoulder joint is really two joints, the glenohumeral joint between the arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula) and the acromioclavicular joint between the acromion (a bony projection off the scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). The glenohumeral joint is a ball-and-socket joint and the acromioclavicular joint is a gliding joint. ...

    Read More
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries

    A repetitive motion injury (or overuse injury) involves doing an action over and over again, as with a baseball pitcher throwing a baseball, a tennis player hitting a tennis ball, typing at a computer keyboard, and most notoriously, typing with your thumbs on the tiny keypad of your phone. It may be ...

    Read More
  • Summer Sports

    Summer Sports In the summertime, everyone's thoughts turn to the outdoors. We want to get out in the sun and have some fun. Some people do exercise outdoors, such as running, walking, and biking, all year long regardless of the weather.1 For others, summer's warmer temperatures make activity outside ...

    Read More
  • Dynamic Warm-ups

    In a common occurrence, you bend over to pick up the pencil you inadvertently dropped on the floor. Or you bend over to pick up the soap bar that has slipped through your fingers in the shower. Or you bend over to lift a bag of groceries out of your automobile trunk. These are all daily events. But on ...

    Read More
  • Peak Experiences

    Peak Experiences The American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau roamed far and wide over the hills and mountains of his native Massachusetts and neighboring New Hampshire. In his masterwork, "Walden," Thoreau famously stated that we must "reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical ...

    Read More
  • The 5 Senses

    The 5 Senses The five senses, that is, the sense of sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell, provide us with necessary information regarding the world around us.1 These precious capabilities enable us to navigate our environment with seemingly instantaneous feedback with reference to our actions and ...

    Read More
  • Wellness Gardens

    Wellness Gardens When time is spent in an office or indoors day in and day out, some can lose that connection to the outside world. And that loss of connection can lead to higher stress levels and more health ailments without even realizing it. But when that the gap between office life and outdoor life ...

    Read More
  • Back to School and Mental Wellness

    Summer is a subjectively fleeting season and school days are upon us once again. For children, this bittersweet time marks the completion of a period of relative freedom and the beginning of a new set of responsibilities. For adults, the onset of late summer and early fall signals yet another turn of ...

    Read More
  • The Benefits of Sleep for Adults

    Obtaining sufficient restful sleep is an essential requirement for optimal human productivity. Such a practice is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, regular vigorous exercise, and a positive mental attitude. How much sleep one needs varies from person to person. ...

    Read More
  • Left-Handers Day

    Left-Handers Day Left-Handers Day, celebrated on August 15th, was launched in 1992 by the Left-Handers Club, an organization based in the United Kingdom. Since then, Left-Handers Day has become a worldwide event and social media phenomenon. Around the world, approximately one in ten persons is left-handed. ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles

Locations

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Chiropractic Wellness Center

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2xmo

Sunday:

Closed