Is it Better to Go to the Chiropractor Before or After a Massage?

By | Back, Chiropractic, Massage, Neck

In general, it’s best to have your massage after your chiropractic care for minor stiffness and aches, and it’s better to have your massage before your chiropractic care when you have a lot of muscle tightness. But, there’s a more ideal solution…

We are a San Francisco clinic integrated with a wide range of modalities, including chiropractic care from our chiropractors, massage therapy with our team of massage therapists, and acupuncture from our three acupuncturists.

So, naturally, patients want to experience many forms of treatment with us in the same visit. Particularly, we do a lot of massage and chiropractic care on the same visit, within the same hour.

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Is it OK to exercise after an adjustment?

Is It OK To Exercise After An Adjustment?

By | Back, Chiropractic, Neck

Generally speaking, it is okay to exercise after an adjustment with your chiropractor, but there are some factors to take into consideration. The intention of chiropractic adjustments and of the chiropractic profession in general is to enhance and improve movement in the body. As a matter of fact, in many offices that are evidence-informed, such as our office in San Francisco, your chiropractor will demonstrate and observe you as you perform exercise specifically designed to help you with your condition. It’s the goal of every chiropractor here to not only take care of your immediate pain, but to look at all of your daily activities including exercise.
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Maintaining Back Health Can Save Your Company Money

By | Back, Chiropractic, Ergonomics, Neck

Take Care Of Your Body As Well As Your Bottom Line

Back pain is the number one cause of disability among working adults, and neck pain is number four. There is no greater effect on your quality of life than pain and stiffness coming from your neck and back. It’s difficult to focus and be productive when these injuries are at the forefront of your mind, so maintaining your back health is imperative. As we will see, healthcare costs are far exceeding the rate of inflation and wages. Reducing health care premium costs are the number one priority for companies. Followed by improving productivity and absence of work, often due to sick time. Read More

Foot Health Awareness Month

The Top Three Benefits of Feet/Ankle Adjustments

By | Back, Chiropractic, Feet

Your Feet Take Care of You From The Ground Up

On your next visit in our office, kick off your shoes. Our chiropractors are going to work on your feet as well as your back.

Your feet work harder than you do, and with 26 bones in each foot, they are engineered extremely well for walking and running. You usually do this without having to think much about it, walking around San Francisco on your commute to work, or jogging casually along the Embarcadero. However, when things are off kilter in your hips, you have back pain, neck strain, and shoulder tension the secret solution may just rely on having your feet corrected by a Chiropractor.

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Woman With Neck Pain At Work

Can Seeing A Chiropractor Save Your Company Money?

By | Back, Chiropractic, Neck

Have you ever been at work and you’ve noticed that your neck or back pain is starting to become more and more intense? You might be doing more harm than good by coming in.

That’s the summary from several different articles I read this month on the topic of presenteeism. You might know what absenteeism is: when you call in sick to work because you are ill. However, if you are physically at work but you can’t concentrate on your work because you are in pain, have a Crohn’s disease flare up, or have a migraine headache, then you are an employee who is present but checked out. You are contributing to your company’s presenteeism. Read More

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Chiropractic Clinics Fight The Opioid Epidemic

By | Back, Chiropractic, Neck

A Problem Of Epidemic Prescriptions

In 2017, The American College of Physicians (ACP) updated their guidelines for their doctors who have patients with acute or chronic low back pain. In these guidelines they recognize the harmful and addictive effects of long term drug use, especially with the opioid drugs that you have been hearing so much about in the news these days.

What do they recommend instead of drugs? Physical treatments. Non-invasive treatments. Since most back and neck pain is from mechanical functional problems, they recommend a physical and functional approach to caring for the back pain. Read More

Tips for Aging Athletes

Health Tips For Aging Athletes

By | Massage

As we get older many of us continue to enjoy active sports, dance, and yoga. However, the bodies of aging athletes are not as forgiving as they once were and it takes more mindfulness and maintenance to keep them in peak condition. Here are some tips to consider from my extensive experience practicing physical therapy, massage therapy, and my 40 years of dance and martial arts. Read More

Don't let pain become your normal. Let us help you become pain-free.

“I Should Have Come In Sooner”

By | Back, Chiropractic, Ergonomics, Neck, Tech Neck, Uncategorized

It’s easy to accept pain or physical limitations as a normal part of life that happens with aging, working conditions, or everyday physical activity. Are you rationalizing or accepting your pain, or maybe even ignoring it? You don’t have to live with pain, there’s nothing normal about pain. It is literally your body communicating to you that something is wrong, and there is a solution.

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Massage Therapy For A Better Workout

Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Workout

By | Massage

Therapeutic Massage = Less Risk of Injury = Peak Performance = Maximum Enjoyment

I often see people jogging and biking along the Embarcadero and wonder if they are taking real care of their bodies. Are you one of these folks? Many people don’t realize that massage therapy is an indispensable tool to help facilitate your workout?

Beginning an exercise program, training for an event, or simply enjoying a vigorous workout on a regular basis can take its toll on your body. Increased physical activity combined with daily work stress, and insufficient rest lead to more issues. Moreover, less-than-ideal eating habits, and a sedentary job, like the ones often found in San Francisco, can make the body more susceptible to injury and illness.

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Experiencing soreness after an adjustment?

I’m a Bit Sore After An Adjustment

By | Back, Chiropractic, Neck

“It’s completely normal to feel a little sore after your first adjustment.”

New patients are often concerned about mild soreness after their first adjustment when seeing their chiropractor. As with any effective healing modality in any profession, chiropractic care can result in some soreness that accompanies the increase in function. As your body heals itself, and as we add mobility to parts that have been “stuck” there may be some mild soreness after the first few hours after the adjustment. This feeling of being sore after an adjustment not something to worry about.  It’s completely normal and should dissipate after 24 hours. Read More

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