Our team of Doctors of Chiropractic

The Centre Chiropràctic de la Columna Vertebral was founded by Alain Chiappinelli, doctor of Chiropractic, during the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and was one of the first chiropractic centers in Spain.

Since 1992, we have successfully treated all kinds of back and joint pains, helping patients to achieve their maximum health potential.

The team at the Chiropractic Centre is made up of doctors of Chiropractic who have graduated from the best American, French and spanish universities, the team work together towards a single goal: to improve the health of their patients .

For your convenience we have two Centers: one in Barcelona and one in Sitges, both with the best therapeutic technology and several individual treatment rooms specifically tailored to each age and case: babies, pregnant women, the elderly, elite athletes, etc.

Alain Chiappinelli, Doctor of Chiropractic

Director and founder of the Centre Chiropràctic de la Columna Vertebral – 1992

Doctor of Chiropractic Life West San Francisco, California USA 1987

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and license to practice State of Michigan USA 1987 number 6603

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and license to practice State of California USA 1988 number 18761

Spanish cátala Physiotherapy Licence number 13420

Member of the Spanish Chiropractor Association (AEQ) number 1025

Jean-François Dedieu, Chiropractor


Degree in Chiropractic in 1998 by Franco-European Institute of Chiropractic (IFEC) Paris (France). Center

accredited by the ECCE (European Council on Chiropractic Education).

Doctor of Chiropractic in 1999 of European Chiropractic Union.

Member of the Spanish Chiropractors Association number 1042

Albert Imperial Estradera, Master of Chiropractic

Degree in Chiropractic in 2012 awarded by Madrid College of Chiropractic (Real Centro Universitario María Cristina – San Lorenzo del Escorial). Center accredited by the ECCE.

Master of Chiropractic in 2013 awarded by the Royal University Maria Cristina - San Lorenzo del Escorial (Madrid).

Member of the Spanish Chiropractic Association (AEQ) No. 1326


Both the clinics in BARCELONA and SITGES, are equipped with the latest technology including the hydroelectric treatment tables "LLOYD 900 HS" from USA.


Dr Franck Chiappinelli, license of Medicine and Surgery

Medical consultant of the Centre Chiropràctic de la Columna Vertebral

Medical doctor – University of Paris VII

Master in orthopedic medicine - Complutense University of Madrid

Active member of "GRUP Barcelona Medical Orthopedic i Manual"

Member of the Spanish Society of Orthopedic Medicine and Osteopathy

Registration number: 34352 Barcelona

Taking care of your back, body and nervous system through chiropractic involves a much healthier life and optimal health.

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What is a subluxation?

The term subluxation is used by chiropractors to refer to a misalignment or a dysfunctional biomechanical spinal segment which has become fixated. This can irritate the nerves that emanate from the spinal cord between each of the vertebrae, causing discomfort. This irritation also leads to pain and dysfunction in muscle, lymphatic tissues, and internal organs, as well as creating an imbalance in the normal...