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100 Year Lifestyle Chiropractor in Cardiff by the Sea CA • Phone: 760-944-0563
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About Our Team

Drs. Melendez

Introducing Team Gold Coast Chiropractic: After 27 years of practice in Cardiff by the Sea, we've added a second generation of doctors of chiropractic, Drs. Jacob & Anna Melendez and Drs. Lucas & Courtney Melendez. As a 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliate Office, our doctors are excited to continue the Gold Coast mission of reaching, teaching, and touching as many people as possible with state of the art posture and spinal corrective chiropractic, helping you and your family live your ideal 100 lifestyle with longevity, performance, and vitality!

Dr. David Melendez

Dr. David is a licensed Chiropractor serving the coastal North County of San Diego, Cardiff by the Sea since 1990. After overcoming his own chronic health and spinal problems through chiropractic care, Dr. Melendez was inspired to become a chiropractor himself and continue to set other people free of pain, sickness and ill health. He Graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles in 1989 and a year later opened Gold Coast Chiropractic Center in Cardiff by the Sea with his wife Dr. Lorraine Melendez.

Dr. David specializes in the Pettibon System of Chiropractic Spinal Correction and Rejuvenation which decompresses the spine, restoring disc height, posture and spinal alignment predictably. This unique and dynamic system brings hope and restoration of health to those whom standard medical treatment and ordinary chiropractic care have proved insufficient.

For the past 27 years Dr. David's compassion and knowledge have helped thousands of patients heal naturally, from children to adults to professional athletes, and everyone in between.

Dr. Lorraine Melendez

When I chose to study chiropractic, my main motivation was to share a practice with my father, whose decision to become a chiropractor was prompted by receiving tremendous benefits from chiropractic care after a serious health diagnosis. His enthusiasm for chiropractic and positive example of taking charge of his own health sparked my interest and fed my passion to follow in his footsteps.

I did not get a chance to work with my father - his illness advanced to the point where he was no longer able to practice. But when I finished my education I told him that I would be his hands, and my husband and I opened Gold Coast Chiropractic in his honor. I feel his spirit and passion with me every day as I continue his dream and vision.

My father's example of perseverance in spite of adversity has taught me to never give up. It is my passion to instill this attitude in all my patients, which is why I believe in empowering you to take charge of your own health. In fulfilling his dream I fulfill my own dream to serve others with hope and healing. I give you the benefit of 27 years experience and my own life lessons so you can make informed life-changing choices.

If you're looking to get out of pain, I can help you - maybe a lot of chiropractors can. But if you take ownership of your health, the care I can provide with integrity, love and excellence will enable you to reap the benefits of better health for the rest of your life.

Dr. Lorraine graduated from the Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles, where she also met her future husband, in 1989. She and Dr. David Melendez have operated Gold Coast Chiropractic in North County San Diego since 1990. She has three wonderful children who were all born at home and keep her very busy.

Dr. Jacob Melendez

Dr. Jacob grew up in North county San Diego, where he attended Carlsbad high school meeting his wife Dr. Anna Melendez D.C. Dr. Jacob graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in June of 2017. He and his brother Dr. Lucas are 3rd generation chiropractors, preceded by their parents and their grandfather and his brother.

Dr. Jacob's life was changed for the better because of chiropractic. He was born with a lung disorder as a result of a misaligned atlas (C1), this condition often leads to asthma and other respiratory complications. Thankfully, he was adjusted by his father at birth and has lived a life full of health and vitality. As a result, he has a passion for educating people on their bodies amazing ability to heal.

He has shared the gift of chiropractic through voluntary service trips to the communities of Mexico, Haiti, Indonesia, and India. He is committed to sharing his passion by providing specific and effective chiropractic care for all of San Diego county.

Dr. Anna Melendez

Dr. Anna graduated from Life Chiropractic College West with her husband, Dr. Jacob Melendez. She is born and raised in North County San Diego where she met her husband to be at Carlsbad High School.

Her passion for chiropractic started when she heard Dr. Jim Sigafoose D.C. speak at a conference while studying nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University. After hearing the powerful message of chiropractic, she decided to change her major to nutrition and pursue a career helping people heal naturally through chiropractic care.

She and Dr. Jacob are a team of chiropractors dedicated to changing the way people view and manage their health. They utilize simple lifestyle changes including having positive mindset, a clear nervous system, quality nutrition, effective exercise techniques, and minimizing toxic exposure to ensure valuable care for each specific patient. Her mission is to create a healthier community by inspiring and educating people to become active participants in their own health.

Dr. Lucas Melendez

Dr. Lucas graduated from Life Chiropractic College West, and is a licensed chiropractor in California.

His inspiration to pursue chiropractic began as he watched people under the care of his parents, who had tried nearly everything else, get better from all sorts of injury and illness with chiropractic adjustments. The power of the body's ability to heal itself when given the right opportunity was quickly evident, and he needed nothing more.

Now having helped people through chiropractic adjustments not just in California, but on service trips in India, Haiti, Mexico, and Indonesia; Dr. Lucas knows for a fact that the best chance of healing starts with a fully functioning nervous system.

Besides working in the office, Dr. Lucas enjoys organic gardening, surfing, swimming, running, and going for walks with his wife and daughter.

It is his firm belief that this life is an extraordinary gift, and part of what makes us good stewards of this gift is by taking care of our bodies. Dr. Lucas wants you to be healthy so you can do what you were born to do.

Dr. Courtney Melendez

Dr. Courtney graduated from Life Chiropractic College West, where she graduated as valedictorian of her class, and met her future husband Dr. Lucas.

Her inspiration to pursue chiropractic began following her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, the science of human movement and exercise. She began working in a chiropractic office where she witnessed a multitude of lives completely transformed from pain and illness, to health and healing, without the use of drugs or surgery. Dr. Courtney then decided to continue her education so she could also empower people to maximize their life potential through chiropractic care.

As a chiropractor, it is her goal to facilitate life transformations in each of her patients, by removing interference in the nerve system and allowing the body to function at its highest level of performance and vitality. Along with promoting healthy lifestyle improvements through proper nutrition and intentional physical movement, the specific care she provides helps people to have better health for a lifetime.