Dr. Laci Figa B.A., B.S., D.C., F.I.A.M.A., M.U.A.C. suffered various sports injuries to his knees and shoulders in high school and college but nothing was as bad as his low back pain. The shooting pain from his back to his glute (sciatica) became too painful to drive a car. When over the counter pain medication didn't help and was then prescribed pain meds that also didn't help, his treating MD next referred him for an MRI on his low back. The MRI revealed Degenerative Disc Disease (AKA arthritis) and herniated discs. In his early 20's he did not understand how he could have this issue. The MD then suggested an epidural injection to his low back. 3 shots in 3 months did temporarily cover up the pain, but it didn't fix the problem. They were trying to treat the symptoms and not the cause. So when the same pain returned and wasn’t allowed more shots, Dr. Figa then decided to see a chiropractor for the first time. He was very skeptical having only heard stories, mostly from people who had never even been treated by a chiropractor, but he was willing to give it a try after his own research. Surgery was not an option. The Doctor of Chiropractic clearly explained that the problem was not the arthritis, maybe not even the disc, but the sciatic nerve being pinched. He was misaligned, probably for years, and had disc thinning from the extra wear and tear which caused the formation of arthritis. After a few treatments (adjustments and therapies) the pain began to diminish naturally. After 2-3 weeks the pain was completely gone. Advised to continue another few treatments to rehab and strengthen the area and keep the pain from returning, he completed the treatments and liked the results so much he began lifting weights and training regularly to keep his low back and core muscles strong so these episodes would not return. Over 20+years later now that pain still has not returned. He contnues to this day with regular adjustments when needed mostly due to the job of performing many physcial treatments on his own patients every day. These results changed Dr. Figa's life forever.
Dr. Figa decided that he wanted to help people in the same way he was helped. He then quit his job as a sales rep and because he already had obtained his first undergraduate Bachelors Degree in Biology he was accepted into 4 year Doctoral program at Logan University outside St. Louis, MO and went back to school. After receiving his second Bachelors Degree in Human Biology, he received his Doctorate Degree (DC) and completed his Internship/residency at Logan University Health Centers. Dr. Figa next decided to take an offer to join a private practice in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. After a couple years in Florida working for several prestigious chiropractors, he decided he was ready to start his own practice. He combined the styles and techniques from each doctor he worked with that he saw got the most out of patient care and created Health Solutions/Figa Chiropractic in Chandler, AZ in 2008. In 2016, Figa Chiropractic and Acupuncture relocated to the Tempe/Chandler to be more centralized to better serve his patients. With his wife Michele, (a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Boot Camp Coach and retired 10 year Special Operations Fire Fighter in Florida) they strive to provide the most effective treatments possible tailor-made for each individual. Most importantly they practice what they preach. This is not a chiropractic assembly line high volume clinic. Our goal is to get people out of pain as quickly as possible, (usually within a few short weeks which saves the patient both time and money) and without the reliance on pain medication. Most patients respond immediately while some with a more chronic issue might take longer. It also depends on each person's own healing ability and lifestyle choices. We understand your time is valuable so we don't pressure and prescribe long- term drawn out treatment plans in our practice that "keep you coming in forever" nor do we do pre-paid plans. How would any doctor know exactly how long it will take for YOUR body to respond? However, each patient must take an active approach to their own care as well which includes rehabilitation that can be performed in-office or given proper instructions to do at home. Sometimes both. Dr. Figa just asks that when you realize something just isn't right you come in for treatment instead of putting it off and giving it a chance to develop into a bigger more chronic problem, which will in turn need more treatments. If you are not sure we treat your condition or problem all you have to do is call and ask.
Dr. Figa has also received his Fellowship in Medical Acupuncture (FIAMA) from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. This designation is only for practioners with their Doctorate Degree. Dr. Figa is certified in Dry Needling Technique for Pain Management and Sports Medicine by the American Dry Needling Institute in Boulder, CO which is used by doctors and physical therapists all over the world with incredible results. He also has full certification to perform Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUAC) and has privileges in several area surgery centers. There are no contracts at Figa Chiropractic. Because he takes his time with each patient he is limited in patient visits per day so walk in appointments are hard to come by. Please call to schedule your appointment or request here through the website. Dr. Figa has patients of all ages from new born babies on the way home for the first time to the geriatric and everyone in-between. He treats patients from all backgrounds including professional athletes, bodybuilders and race car drivers to weekend warriors or anyone struggling with pain. Low back pain to headaches and TMJ, elbow tendonitis to plantar fasciitis, the list we treat is too long to list here. We also accept Personal Injury cases on medical liens as well. These cases can be done with or without an attorney but we have one that we trust and use reguarly and will perform a free consult. Exams such as x-ray and MRI can be performed same day less than 5 mins from the office. Dr. Figa will tell you "if I don't think I can help you, I will tell you immediately and get you to the appropriate place".
When he is not in the office he loves to spend his free time with his family that includes Michele, daughter Logan, and two sons Maddox and Kai. He is an IN-NETWORK provider for most insurance companies.