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Chiropractic Torrance CA Miami Conference

A Message From Nashville, TN

Last weekend I was at a chiropractic conference in Miami, Fl and met someone who told me about one of the top Shoulder/Knee specialist in the world. He said he was giving a seminar in Nashville, TN this weekend so I decided to check it out. Yesterday was day one of the seminar and it…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Derek Taylor and Friends

Three Key Lessons From An Amazing Night

I want to thank everyone who came out for our “How to Detox & Rejuvenate Your Body with PEMF Technology Seminar” last Thursday! What an AMAZING night! Shout out to the Taylor Chiropractic TEAM as well… Dr. Laura, Heather, Danni, and Cassidy! You all worked so hard to make this event happen. Thank you all…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Fathers Day

7 Principles I Will Never Forget

I want to wish all the fathers a very happy Father’s Day… The team here at Taylor Chiropractic is honored to serve you… I also wanted to take this time to honor my dad… For the incredible mentor and role model he has been to me for my whole life. I wanted to share with…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Athletic Injury

Tiger Woods & Flag Football

Over the past two months I have had the privilege and joy of watching my three sons play flag football in the city of Palm Beach Gardens. It has been a delightful season, as the park is literally a block from our house. The boys ride their bikes or scooters to practice and games, and…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Dr. Derek's Thoughts

Hide & Seek Disaster

The other day my 7-year-old son was playing hide and seek with his brother at dusk. He went to hide behind a tree and in the process of making himself invisible, he bumped into a beehive. He did not do a good job of hiding from the bees, as he had about a dozen or…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Snake Hunting

What Do Snakes & Baseball Have In Common?

The other day, I went for a walk with my son who wanted to go ‘snake hunting.’ It is something I did as a kid all the time when my dad took our family camping. There was a time as a kid when I had over a dozen snakes and reptiles in my room. Snake…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Cliff Lane

Why I Missed Work Today…

I was at home getting ready for work today when I heard from my son that my dad, who has been at his home on hospice care this past month, took a turn for the worse this morning. I went to my mom’s house and he looked like he was in pretty bad shape. After…
Triumph over Tragedy

Triumph over Tragedy

I love doing work in the yard and playing in the dirt as much as I can. I think I got it from my grandmother whom we all called, ‘Granny’ as she was pulling weeds up to her late 80’s before she passed at age 92 from Alzheimer’s. Lately, I have been too busy at…
Chiropractic Torrance CA X-Rays

“Can You Get Rid Of Pain Caused By A Surgical Steel Bar?”

Surgical steel bar pain goes from 10/10 to 0/10. from Derek Taylor Yesterday, I saw a patient of mine who I used to coach in flag football a few years back. He was one of those special kids that you never forget. Anyway, he had a surgery performed a while back called the Nuss procedure…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Dr Taylor The Simple Things In Life

The Simple Things In Life

Yesterday, we celebrated Christmas in our home with all the family. All the older boys came over early, we had a nice breakfast together, talked about the greatest gift of Christ being born, opened presents, lounged around the house the rest of the day, ate dinner, and watched a family movie together (The Quiet Man…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center The Solar Salesman

My Experience With The Solar Salesman

Every week I like to keep in touch with you so that you can gain health insights and stay on the course to optimal health. If I could write an e-mail to you every day, I would, but I face the same demands and pressures in life. Over the past four months, we have been…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

A Costly Mistake…

“I came here literally feeling I was going to die, now I feel optimistic I can do this!" from Derek Taylor Last night, my wife and I took our kids to see Santa Claus in the Riviera Village while supporting our local businesses. Afterwards, we decided to get a bite to eat, then I picked…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Derek Taylor's Son

Trauma On Our Morning Walk

I took my four youngest kids on a walk this morning. During the walk, my 9-year-old decided to carry my 2-year-old. While he was carrying her, he decided to start running with her to catch up with his siblings…not good. He tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and landed on his little sister. If…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Doctor Derek Taylor's Family

A Date To Remember (& A Free Turkey)

Last night, my son Hudson planned a special date with his mom at Flemings Restaurant in El Segundo. He just wanted to connect with her and have some mom/son time before he left on his vacation to Hawaii this Saturday. When I spoke with my wife earlier that day she was hesitant on going out…
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain in Torrance CA

A Scary Thought

Shoulder pain .mp4 from Derek Taylor I know today is Halloween and there are a lot of people who are going to have scary thoughts in their minds tonight, but a scarier thought I had is all the people we treated this week who were suffering with pain and had no idea how to get…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Stucco Reface

Lessons From A Failed Stucco Job

Last week, we had a guy come to the house to put new stucco on the wall before we finished the paint job. After the stucco was placed, he said to give it two days to dry before we painted. Well, after two days we started to paint but noticed the stucco easily chipped and…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Green Grass

I didn’t think I would be doing this at 5AM

Have you ever woken up with a game plan, only to be diverted with another task? I woke up a little before 5:00am this morning, ready to tackle a to-do list a mile high. However, I got side-tracked cleaning out my garage as we are having new plantation shutters made by a patient who does…
Chiropractic Care for Brain Fog in Torrance CA

Everything Changed One Day In March

Yesterday, a young woman came to my office referred by a long-term patient. She had been suffering with daily dizziness, brain fog, and burning headaches since March of this year. She tried everything to get rid of them with no success, reached the end of her rope, and was weary from all the suffering she…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Green Grass

The Grass is Greener…

The other day I was playing baseball in the front yard with my 9 and 6-year-old. As we were playing, two guys in a pickup truck stopped in front of my house and interrupted our game. “Excuse me, sir, I noticed your lawn needs fertilizing. I happen to have 130 bags of topsoil with manure…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor and Wife

A Day I Will NEVER Forget

About 17 years and 8 months ago, something happened that changed my life. The exact date was January 26, 2003 which happened to be Superbowl Sunday. No, it was not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeating the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. It was the day that I first met my wife,…
Wellness Care in Torrance CA

Reminder For Tomorrow’s Skin Clinic

Hey Front When I was a kid, I had a lot of moles on my face. My mom called them ‘beauty marks’ and would remind me of all the famous movie stars who had a mole or birthmark. I always thought of Ginger on ‘Gilligan’s Island’, but she only had one mole on her face,…
Chiropractor Derek Taylor and Family

Spaghetti And Meatballs Anyone?

Recently we celebrated my daughter’s 13th birthday. She was in the mood for some good ‘comfort food’ so my wife made an amazing organic, spaghetti and meatballs dinner with garlic bread followed by a melt-in-your mouth tiramisu cake that literally took 3 days to prepare. It was one of the best meals of the year…
Nature During Fall in Torrance CA

A Lesson From My Kumquat Tree

When we moved into our house 17 years ago, one of the first things I set out to do was plant fruit trees throughout the property. Having fruit trees surround the house serves many purposes, but the main goal I had in mind was the future joy of watching my kids pick fresh, organic fruit…
Chiropractic Care for Kids in Torrance CA

Why I Needed An Attitude Adjustment

The other night my wife noticed that I was not acting my normal self. I was more irritable, withdrawn, and distant. I knew I needed to talk things out and, in the process, she helped me discover that I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed about all the projects I oversaw around the house. Namely the…
Headaches Subsided With Chiropractic Care in Torrance CA

A Story Of Two Patients

Two years ago, today, my 15-year-old son came home from the hospital after being hit by a van. He went from the emergency room to the surgical center to the recovery room and three days later he was released. The surgery was a success in connecting the broken bones in his leg but the road…
Chiropractic Care for Kids in Torrance CA

A Valuable Lesson Learned By My Daughter

Recently, the Taylor family has embarked on the journey of a few home improvement projects, namely trimming a giant Elm tree in the front yard and painting the exterior of the house. It took over a month to just prep the house (pressure washing, scraping, re-stuccoing, taping, sealing). The prep work alone is enough to…
Kayaking in Torrance CA

My First Kayak Experience

The other day, I bought a two-man kayak so I can go ocean fishing with my 15-year-old son. The day I purchased it I was able to get off work a little earlier than usual to give it a try. I have never been kayaking before, especially in the ocean, so I had a few…
Good Night's Rest in Torrance CA

Why We Were Crying At The Dinner Table

The other day, our 20-year-old son moved out of the house to join his two older brothers who live at my parents’ home. They remodeled her backroom this summer to make it happen (see picture above). It is only 7 miles down the road and we all still have dinner together a couple times a…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

25 Different Doctors Over The Past 2 Years

Earlier this week, a 59-year-old new patient came to our office with chronic severe knee pain that felt like broken glass cutting into his tendons. He had been to 25 different doctors including Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Chiropractors and Pain Management Clinics. He was upset because he had been told that his problem would be…
Chiropractic Care for Kids in Torrance CA

Hidden Video Camera Tells All

A few weeks ago, our neighbor, who happens to be a patient, had our kids over for a 4th of July celebration to teach them a few songs, make some crafts, and perform in a little ‘backyard parade.’ My two-year-old daughter has not stopped singing ‘God Bless America’ since that day. She sings it all…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

Why I Was Scolded In The Waiting Room

Last week when I was on vacation, I stopped by a chiropractic office to get a tune up after driving for hours. As I was sitting in the waiting room, the doctor came out and bluntly asked me to put my phone on airplane mode. Later he told me he had patients that were so…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Fishing

Surprised At The Beach Last Night

Last night after work, I took my two youngest sons surf fishing in Redondo Beach. The last couple times we went, we struck out every time, but the water temperatures have picked up, so we decided to give it another go. My two youngest sons, Titus & Jordan, LOVE to fish but they have never…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

Sleeping With The Enemy

Almost two months ago, a patient asked if my son and I would come over and remediate her house. After having difficulty sleeping, she was suspicious her problem was coming from EMF’s. When we arrived at her house, we discovered that power lines were connected to the roof pole right above her bedroom. Beyond a…
Perspectives on the Pandemic

“I Can’t Believe What I Just Saw!”

I got up early this morning, had my quiet time/workout and afterward checked my e-mail before starting the day. Normally, I’m done in a minute or two then I move on to bigger and better things. However, this morning, there was an e-mail that caught my eye and I ended up spending over an hour…
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Torrance CA

“Hey, My BACK Feels Better!”

Last week, I did a remediation on a house in Manhattan Beach for a patient that I have been treating for the past 15 plus years. She lives in the tree section and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she had very little power line issues affecting her house. As a result, the…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor and Father

A Tribute To My Dad

Last night, my family and I went over to my parents’ house to celebrate Father’s Day (see picture above). Before we ate dinner, I gathered the family around to share what they loved and appreciated most about their “Papa” (my dad). Many of the grandkids shared their favorite memories with their Papa that included going…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Supplements at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

What Caused A 7 Year Cough?

Last week, a patient came in who had been suffering with a persistent cough that he had for over 7 years. He lives in Malaga Cove, right on the cliffs near the ocean where there is a constant coastal layer that keeps the area moist. He had some mold testing performed and discovered that the…
Chiropractor Derek Taylor and Family

Last Night’s Family Outing

Last night, my wife & I took our three youngest ones to catch a sunset near the Beach Club in Palos Verdes. While we were there, I thought it would be a good idea to try our luck fishing again as the lunar tide’s website predicted that the best fishing of the day was going…
How The Ocean Solved This Problem in Torrance CA

How The Ocean Solved This Problem

Early this morning I took three of my youngest kids fishing on the surf in Redondo Beach. I’ve been following the solar lunar tides online and this morning between 5-7am the fishing was supposed to be really good. Unfortunately, what the internet said the fish were going to do and what they actually did were…