Dr. Jorge Barrientos-Lopez & Dr. Rick Morse are Yakima chiropractors who serve Yakima and the surrounding communities in WA .
Dr. Jorge Barrientos-Lopez & Dr. Rick Morse use 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. Our doctors take 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 we 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 chiropractors, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.
If you have any questions about our Yakima chiropractor, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Westside Chiropractic Center, please call us at 509-966-3421 today!
Dr. Jorge Antonio Barrientos was born in El Salvador, where he lived until he was 8 years old.Dr. Jorge attended the public school system in Utah and graduated from Springville High School. Upon graduation he enlisted into the Utah National Guard as a linguist and administrative services. He served in the Utah Guard until he moved to Yakima, Washington in 2001, where he joined the 792nd Chemical Company. He served one tour of duty in Iraq from 2005-2006. During his tour in Iraq he was able to receive his United States Citizenship from the Roman Embassy. Upon completion of 8 years he left the military.Dr. Jorge was married to his eternal partner Tamara in 2001. Jorge and Tamara currently have 4 children.¬Initially Dr. Jorge was going to be a surgical nurse. While in school for this he was called to duty in Iraq for 16 months. When he returned from duty he was feeling the aches and pains of deployment and was tired of the same old cure that has been given to many of us, and that is painkillers, muscle relaxants and steroid shots. So his father In-law, Dr. Rick Morse, a chiropractor of 18 years started to treat him. As his conditions improved he wanted to know what was the difference from this type of doctoring and the medical paradigm. He came to find out that the main difference between the medical and the chiropractic profession is that chiropractic focuses on the cause of the problem and once the cause is found then they work with the body’s innate ability to heal itself by working with the nervous system via the spinal column.Dr. Jorge attended Yakima Valley Community College and Scott Community College in Iowa for his undergrad in health science. He was accepted into Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2007 and graduated from palmer in 2012.Interests
- Road Cycling
- Coaching youth soccer
- Camping with family
- Jet skiing and all water sports
- Palmer Package
- Active Release
Vivaksha KhanduriDNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
Vivaksha has been a nurse practitioner working with a diverse population suffering from chronic pain issues due to injuries and other factors. Her background in healthcare includes women’s health at the Duke University Medical Center, dermatology at the University of Washington medical clinic, and the underserved community in rural areas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Duke University and Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society – Beta Zeta at-Large Chapter.
Vivaksha believes that in order to provide exceptional healthcare, it is essential to be a compassionate provider with active listening skills while keeping patients engaged in their own care. She treats and manages acute and chronic pain issues while thoughtfully planning care that conforms to her patients’ goals. She is passionate about educating patients on the importance of nutrition and lifestyle practices that promote healing.
When not working, Vivaksha spends time with her husband, their three daughters, and the family’s two lively dogs. As a family, they enjoy taking long-distance road trips, camping, and traveling.
Nejat KeslerDAOM, EAMP, L.Ac.
Nejat Kesler initiated his journey in healing arts with comparative studies of the Eastern and Western Wisdom Traditions over 25 years ago. For many years he received and taught great teachings of ancient philosophy. During those years he was introduced to the healing and internal martial arts of the East. This path led him to the amazing world of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He started his initial training in Florida. He received his Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. Upon graduation, he decided to continue his education with a doctoral degree. He moved to Seattle to attend Bastyr University. He earned his Doctoral degree with a specialty in Integrative Oncology and Advanced Pain Management. He also studied at Sichuan Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Hospital, Long Hua Hospital and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a result of intensive training in China, he received Certification in Traditional Chinese Medicine Oncology.
Nejat also followed a non-academic path and trained with many great teachers of the tradition: Master Zhongxian Wu, Master Zhang Jie, Jeff Nagel, Sifu Ron Hoffman, and Grandmaster Share K. Lew. This helped him to refine and deepen his understanding of the formal medical teachings. He believes that optimal health can only be achieved with a combination of mindful practices (yoga, meditation, qi gong) and a healthy lifestyle. When this is not the case, misalignment (disease) can be corrected with acupuncture and herbal medicine only to be maintained by daily healthy habits, self-awareness built by mindful exercises, wholefood nutrition, well-balanced fitness activity, and supplementation according to personal needs. Among all, he emphasizes that meditation and other mindful practices are the most important and without them, achieving optimal health is impossible. As it is taught in most Taoist schools of thought, meditation is the highest and purest medicine.
Practicing these old modalities of healing today requires the valuable input and innovations of modern science as well. Nejat invests part of his time reading the latest research papers and follow new medical technologies to understand the best options and possibilities for his patients.