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Your SAN DIEGO Chiropractors

Call us at (858)-272-0074 today.


For more information or to schedule an appointment with our SAN DIEGO chiropractors, call (858)-272-0074 today!

Dr. Sean Higgins and Dr. Mike Kuoppamaki are chiropractors serving SAN DIEGO and the surrounding area. Our chiropractors and the rest of the welcoming team at Core Health Spine and Sports Care are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after  an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition. Even if you looking to improve your overall health, our chiropractors can help you attain your everyday wellness goals! Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our SAN DIEGO chiropractors and our chiropractic care plans.

At your first visit to Core Health Spine and Sports Care, Dr. Sean Higgins and Dr. Mike Kuoppamaki will explain how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to see if our chiropractic solutions are a good fit to address your needs.  You will also receive your first chiropractic treatment.  We can customize a plan of chiropractic care for your specific condition and health goals.

If you have not been to a chiropractor before and want to find out more, please email us or call (858)-272-0074 to receive the answers to your questions from our experienced team. We also welcome referrals, so we invite you to share our chiropractic and wellness information with your friends and loved ones. 

 We also offer a community content area, which includes wellness articles.

active.gifDr. Sean Higgins
Dr. Mike Kuoppamaki
SAN DIEGO Chiropractors | Core Health Spine and Sports Care | (858)-272-0074

3784 CLAIREMONT DR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92117

Meet the Chiropractors

  • Dr.
    Mike Kuoppamaki

    Dr. Mike Kuoppamaki D.C. is a Chiropractor specializing in the Active Release Technique for sports and soft tissue injuries in adult and pediatric patients.  Dr. Mike has extensive experience with athletes, he worked for the San Diego Chargers for eight years, is the UCSD pole vault coach, and is a master's track and field athlete himself.

    Dr. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Neurophysiology and Behavior at the University of California at Davis.  He later went on to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences where he graduated as class Valedictorian.

    Outside of treating patients, Dr. Mike competes in track and field, is an avid rock climber, and spends lots of time outside with his family.

  • Dr.
    Sean Higgins

    Dr. Sean Higgins found Core Health Spine & Sports Care in 1997, formerly San Diego Family Chiropractic, where he currently acts as owner/clinic director.  For over 16 years Dr. Higgins was also the team chiropractor for the San Diego Chargers.  Prior to his time with the Chargers, Dr. Higgins spent 3 years working at the US Olympic Training Center:  Sports Medicine Division in Chula Vista, CA where he had the great opportunity to treat a vast number of athletes from a multitude of various sports divisions.

    Dr. Higgins had the honor of being an instructor for Active Release Techniques for nearly 20 years in which he had the pleasure of training fellow chiropractors and other health care professionals in the areas of upper extremity lower extremity and spine and various complex protocols.

    Dr. Higgins is a native of Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Physiology of Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Soon after he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois,

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Clients

  • "Experiencing what it feels like to live without knee pain and full range of motion because of these two incredible doctors. I highly recommend them! A BIG thank you to their knowledge and caring. And did I mention..their staff is awesome too!"
    Colleen Bjornson
  • "The chiropractor Dr Mike is amazing and he use to work on the the San Diego chargers team so he truly knows what he is doing"
    Jason E. Tidd
  • "Dr Higgens is the Man! Great staff there too! I'm a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lover and if I get injured he is the first person I consult. Thanks Sean!"
    Brandon Warnke

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Office Hours

Core Health Spine & Sports Care

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 AM-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 AM-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed