Chiropractor Virginia Beach VA Michael Vanella


Dr. Michael Vanella provides chiropractic care with clinical excellence, in Virginia Beach.  Our team is here to help.


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Welcome to Vanella Chiropractic located in Virginia Beach, VA. Your health is the most valuable resource that you have. Sleep without discomfort, play with your grandkids, reach new goals at the gym, see your children thrive, stay well when coworkers are sick, and live your best, well-adjusted life. You deserve the life of wellness that chiropractic offers by relieving nerve compression, allowing your body to heal.

I love being a chiropractor in Virginia Beach. Our city has so much to offer you and your family. I'm here to help you on your journey to better health. I am a "Best of the Beach" and "Virginia Reader's Choice Award" winner, and have the knowledge, experience, and hands-on caring to help your health.


You’ll know the moment you arrive that this is the place. We are here to exceed your expectations.





Our Virginia Beach office provides patients with positive chiropractic experiences that will protect and maintain their lifestyle.

Vanella Chiropractic

If you are coming from Town Centre, (or from Chicks Beach), our office is located near the intersection of Independence Blvd., and Haygood Road, behind Harris Teeter and Marshalls. Once you have turned onto Haygood Road, our office is in the Haygood Executive Park (second opening on the left). Just pull in and bear to the left. We are in building #1. If you are coming from I64, down Wesleyan, we are the first opening on the right, after the Autozone.


So that we may correct the underlying cause of your health condition, we make chiropractic care easy for you to receive. We have very flexible appointments and family plans to make health care affordable.

Our practice members get a lot of relief from many conditions. With adults, the biggest successes we have are with migraines and allergies, and with kids it's colic and reflux.


One of the biggest misconceptions everyone has about chiropractic is that it's only about neck and back pain, which is the furthest from the truth. Chiropractic care can help people sleep better, have more energy, improve digestion and elimination, greater clarity of thought, improved immune function and better overall health, just to name a few.


We believe health is really about one thing – function. How well you function determines how truly well you are. Health and wellness are about more than just ‘feeling good,’ they are about functioning at your ultimate potential so you can heal and maintain optimal health.

So whether you or your child have lost your health and need it repaired and restored, or if you’re looking to maintain and optimize your health, we are the place for you!

Discussion and open communication about your health concerns is always encouraged. Please feel comfortable to address any of your concerns with the doctor or staff at any time, so your goals and ours will combine to achieve maximum improvement in your health.

The purpose of our Virginia Beach chiropractic office is "To help families get well and stay well for a lifetime." When you come in to see us, it’s our job to help you reach a level of health greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.

Many patients are searching for a chiropractor in Bayside, VA or in the 23455 area and come to our office at Vanella Chiropractic.

If you are ready to improve your overall health then schedule an appointment with us. You can either call the office at (757) 270-1333 or click here!

Frequently Asked Questions About
Chiropractors in Virginia Beach

1. Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, chiropractors are doctors.  We attend 5 years of graduate-level college to practice our discipline just as a dentist, podiatrist, or psychiatrist does. 

2. What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic got started on September 18, 1895, in Davenport Iowa. Over 100 years ago a “magnetic healer” by the name of DD Palmer operated an office on the corner of Second and Brady Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa.  Dr. Palmer noticed that day that the janitor who worked in his building was nearly totally deaf.

This janitor was a gentleman by the name of Harvey Lillard.  Upon questioning, (probably very loud questioning) Harvey explained to Dr. Palmer that he had lost most of his hearing 17 years earlier when he was bending over and felt a “pop” in his upper back or neck.  Dr. Palmer examined the area and noticed a bump that he determined to be a spinal vertebrae out of position.  It seemed that Harvey noticed this bump right after he lost his hearing.  Having knowledge of anatomy, Dr. Palmer convinced Harvey to allow him to try to fix it by pushing the bone back into place.

History is uncertain as to whether it was one visit or several, but the result was Harvey got his hearing back!  From that point, DD Palmer changed his practice over to this new method of replacing spinal bones that were out of position and allowing all kinds of sick people to heal.  His practice grew and the profession of chiropractic was born.

3. What does a chiropractor do?

I adjust the tone of your spinal cord, similar to tuning a guitar, to remove tonal shifts to improve your flow of life from brain to tissue cell which enabled you to better express life.  This allows your body to heal and function at your full innate God-given potential.

4. Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

Everyone understands that drugs have side effects.  What many people do not realize is that these side effects are often undesirable and sometimes lethal.  Drugs all have effects, some predictable and some not...some wanted and some not.  Side effects are not really side effects but rather effects of the chemicals in the drugs that are considered to be what must be risked or tolerated for the desired effect of the drug.

What are the side effects of chiropractic?  What we have heard from many patients is that there are unexpected benefits of chiropractic so we will call them side benefits instead of side effects.  During the course of a person’s initial care in the office, many if not all receive relief from the concern or condition that caused them to seek our help in the first place.  Once the initial healing phase of care is complete, almost all patients make the decision to take a few additional steps to strengthen and stabilize their system so that the health concern that they originally consulted us for is far less likely to repeat.

During this phase of stabilization is when we most often hear of the side benefits of chiropractic care.  Here is a partial list of side benefits:

  1. Sleep better
  2. More energy
  3. Relief from other aches and pains
  4. Improved digestion and elimination
  5. Greater clarity of thought
  6. Improved outlook and attitude
  7. Fewer colds and improved immune function
  8. Greater stamina
  9. Decreased need for some medications
  10. Better overall health

5. Why should you choose our office?

There are two reasons most people choose our office. The first is our hours and the flexibility to receive care in our office. 

The second is that we practice Tonal Chiropractic.  Tonal Chiropractic refers to a refined and very gentle model of chiropractic that is focused on giving you the most precise and least invasive adjustment possible. This is important for two main reasons. The first being that since minimal force is used to adjust you, your body learns to do more with less and does not become dependent on a large outside force to stay in developmental growth. The second gift of Tonal Chiropractic is that adjustments are given in such a way that you do not plateau. This means that the longer you choose to receive this care, the more benefits you will notice in your life.

6. Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes. In fact, this care is especially suited for pregnant women because of how gentle it is.

7. Can I learn to adjust myself?

Unless you graduate from a chiropractic college then no.  Even I have to go to another chiropractor to get adjusted which I do at least once a week.

8. Will I be required to remove my clothing at my appointment?

We are able to assess and adjust you while you are fully clothed.

9. Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Absolutely, care is safe and effective for all ages.

10. What conditions does a chiropractor treat?

A better question would be for you to ask yourself, "What would my state of health be if every cell and system in my body was working together in harmony the way nature intended?" What if you regularly got enough sleep, ate nutritious foods, exercised, and managed stress properly? Chiropractic is designed to help you in two main ways. One being the adjustment which helps your body work in better harmony, and the other is empowering you to make healthier lifestyle choices by teaching you a unique chiropractic Above-Down-Inside-Out (ADIO) perspective.

Chiropractic is not a treatment or cure for any disease, syndrome or medical condition. What you focus on grows in your experience. There are already plenty of practitioners focusing on disease. Tonal Chiropractic focuses on empowering you to experience more vibrant health. The power to heal from any disease is already inside you, but the real gift of Tonal Chiropractic is in helping you express a more vibrant life whether you have a diagnosed medical disease or not. This enhanced expression can lead to improvements in your overall quality of life, performance ability, and happiness.

11. How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

Many factors affect the frequency of care needed. These include stress levels, physical activity, nutritional status, attitude, and response to care. We work to help you reach your goals as quickly and as efficiently as possible.