In the sports world, repetitive movements and muscle overuse eventually lead to strain and injury.
The consequences of staring down at our cell phones day in and day out? Text neck. It’s the poor posture that results from your forward head posture and adding tension to your cervical vertebrae that make up part of your spine.
A common complaint at our chiropractic clinic is
“I slept incorrectly and can’t move my neck”.
More often than not, the symptoms felt are ongoing but this one episode is worse than most. Some patients experience neck and shoulder pain after sleeping wrong and others notice tension headaches.
Most of the people we provide chiropractic services to in the Telegraph Hill Area of San Francisco spend most of their day sitting in front of a computer for too damn long.
This is very difficult on the body. Not to mention, the low back takes most of the pressure.
Sciatica occurs when pressure is put on the sciatic nerve root. Sciatica is pain that travels down one or both legs.
The Graston Technique utilizes effective instruments that chiropractors use to help break up myofascial adhesions. Using stainless steel instruments, trained professionals can perform what is essentially a highly targeted and intense deep tissue therapy.
This new, controlled inflammation, helps to increase blood flow and promote the healing process.
Should you foam roll the low back?
The foam roller is an instrument used to increase mobility and improve your soft tissue quality. When it comes to the benefits of foam rolling, there is a big difference between the thoracic spine and lumbar spine.
You should never foam roll your lower back (lumbar spine). I’m going to tell you exactly what to focus on instead if you are attempting to loosen up a stiff lower back.
Is your pain medication killing you?
The opioid epidemic in the United States has reached a peak that can no longer be ignored by the federal government. Over 63,000 opioid-related deaths in 2016 alone have led the FDA to look for solutions to the crisis in alternative health care.
Fibromyalgia (FM) research has it that approximately 2% of the total number of people living in the United States suffer from this widespread disease.
Women are 10 times affected more than men.
With the numerous symptoms experienced by FM patients, it’s urgent to find the right solution to this disease.
One of the most common questions asked by patients and skeptics is “Can scoliosis be fixed by a chiropractor?”
Most of the times, we have heard this question from people who have in the past had some poor experience with chiropractors. Probably what they were promised wasn’t what they got in addition to a couple of other reasons.
I strongly believe that a chiropractor can assist you in improving your life’s quality. But the answer to the above question requires a more in-depth analysis.
Your body houses the spine which is the foundation that keeps you whole. If our spines were where our face is we would all be taking better care of it regardless of age. We have made a list of activities that will probably damage your spine.