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Jessica Franco


Oakland Chiropractor Jessica Franco is the owner of Back in Balance Chiropractic. She is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West and has been in practice for since 2013,  specializing in sports injury management, chronic & acute pain relief, and holds various certifications, including Active Release Technique (ART), which is utilized by athletes and professional sports teams throughout the world.

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Rich Manley


An East Bay native, Dr. Rich discovered the healing power of chiropractic while competing in Powerlifting. Regular adjustments helped him continue intense training without injury, and squat over 660 pounds, bench press 450 pounds, and deadlift 600 pounds in competition. Having a lifelong interest in human anatomy, physiology, and fitness, it made sense to enter the Chiropractic profession.


Graduating from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California in June of 2016 with clinical honors, he was a staff writer with the school newspaper, a board member of the Extremities Club, and a certified personal trainer at the school’s fitness center. In fact, he helped build it from a sparsely-equipped gym to a fully-stocked functional fitness facility. After graduation he obtained certification in soft tissue management (Active Release Technique), extremity care (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner), functional movement screening (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) and sports medicine (Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner), among others.


He works at Back in Balance Chiropractic in Oakland, California with his partner Dr. Jessica Franco, who he met in school and proposed to onstage at his graduation ceremony.

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Benny the Dog

Benny the dog is the Back in Balance designated greeter as well as Dr. Franco & Dr. Manley's favorite snuggle buddy at home. He enjoys playing  with his ball and getting pets from visitors. Fun fact, Benny also has a fairly elaborate wardrobe. Check it out next time you are in. Dr. Franco often coordinates with him.


Established in 1992.

Back in Balance Chiropractic has been serving Bay Area residents since 1996 from its office in the Lake Merritt area in Oakland, California. Back in Balance is committed to providing patients with a rapid and safe recovery from injury or chronic pain. We assure our patients the finest quality of care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment, technique, and technology from a staff that has a genuine concern for overall well being.



Dr. Franco is magic. She works to help fix the problem other than rely on continued care. She helps realign the body with her extensive training. Her knowledge is impressive, and she always shares information about your body that helps you connect more to the issue behind the problem. Her experience with ART sets her above and beyond.


Dr. Franco and Dr. Manley are the absolute best! Both skillful and knowledgeable. I recently suffered a gnarly ankle sprain (soccer injury) and have had a lot of great work done by both Dr. Franco & Dr. Manley. I highly recommend them


Chiropractic doesn't fully describe the range of healing modalities offered by Jessica and Rich - like any good chiro, they are deeply knowledgeable (obsessed?). But by integrating new muscle and nerve therapies, they represent the emerging paradigm in structural analysis and healing. Both are genuinely kind and fun also! Five stars

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