Chiropractic For Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder Pain Treatment with Chiropractic

We have been providing treatment for shoulder pain in San Francisco since 1992. 

Shoulder pain is fairly common these days, especially with office workers who spend the majority of their day sitting in front of a computer doing repetitive motions with the upper extremities.  often times there is associated neck, arm and hand pain.

There are 3 primary causes of shoulder pain:

1. Acute shoulder pain from trauma or injury such as a sports injury or auto accident.

2. Cumulative Trauma Disorder from doing repetitive shoulder and upper extremity movements over time.

3. Chronic shoulder pain, which is pain that persists for over 3 months. It is usually the result of 1 or 2 above,

Unfortunately, a visit to the chiropractor is not high on the list of someone that is experiencing a bout of shoulder pain. Typically, they do nothing or visit a medical doctor. Some sharp medical doctors will refer out for physical therapy or even chiropractic. Many will still prescribe painkillers and muscle relaxers (bad news). Drugs typically only mask the symptoms and do not address the cause.

Over the past 23 years we have treated thousands of cases of shoulder pain at our chiropractic clinic in San Francisco. The treatment methods (depending on the actual problem) we use are as follows:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to the neck, arms and shoulders
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
  • Kinesio Tape
  • Graston
  • Electronic Muscle Stimulation
  • Ice and Heat

Depending on whether the case is acute or chronic or cumulative will dictate the actual treatment plan and duration of care. We will usually be able to make our recommendations on the first or second day.

So, if you live or work in the SF Bay Area and have suffered a shoulder injury, we would like to meet with you. We are conveniently located at the Embarcadero Center One in the Financial District and have validated parking.

To schedule an appointment for shoulder pain treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post. 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Sciatica From Sitting Long Periods

sciatica treatment SFWe have been providing treatment for sciatica in San Francisco for over 23 years now. 

Most of the people we provide chiropractic services to in the SF Financial District spend the majority of their day sitting in front of a computer for long periods. This is very hard on the body…especially the low back.

Sciatica (pain that travels down the leg/s) occurs when there is pressure on the sciatic nerve or nerve roots. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and is formed by branches of nerves that exit from in between the bones in your low back.  Pressure on these nerves, which are very sensitive to pressure, can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg/s.

The primary cause of sciatica is a bulging or herniated disc in the lumbar spine (low back).  A herniated or bulging disc is a condition whereby the center (gelatinous) portion of the spinal disc pushes through the fibrous contain walls of the disc and irritates the spinal nerve roots or nerves.

A herniated disc can happen from a trauma such as a car accident, sports injury, or slip and fall. Or, more commonly, develop over time from abnormal wear and tear due to poor ergonomics or sleeping postures, stress, not enough rest, and life.

Obesity is a primary cause of back pain, sciatica and disc herniations  because it puts relentless stress of the joints of the spine, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Sitting all day for years and years can take it’s toll too. Especially if you are overweight or do not live a healthy lifestyle.

There are things you can do to counteract the negative effects of sitting for long periods. Exercise is high on the list. Chiropractic adjustments are also. Frequent breaks can help, especially if you stretch and walk around in between sitting. Drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables with have anti-inflammatory effects can help too.

We also recommend deep breathing techniques and Yoga as a way to counter the negative effects of mental stress and the physical effects of sitting.

Unfortunately, sitting for long periods has also been linked to heart attacks and strokes…even cancer.  The moral of the story is that we need to move around way more than was previously thought. Doing so will not only reduce the odds of developing sciatica…it will also be good for your heart and overall health and wellbeing.

To schedule an appointment with one of our San Francisco Chiropractors, please call 415-392-2225. Ask for an office tour. We have 2 clinics to serve you in downtown SF.  

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Spinal Decompression Therapy For Herniated Discs

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Spinal Decompression Therapy SF

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for over 23 years.

Herniated discs in the neck and low back are fairly common. Sometimes a herniated disc will heal on it’s own. Sometimes conventional therapies such as chiropractic or physical therapy will help resolve a herniated disc. Other times nothing seems to help.

The symptoms can vary case to case. The most common symptoms are neck or low back pain, arm or leg pain, numbness, tingling in the extremities, weakness, night pain, carpal tunnel symptoms and even headaches. Everyone presents differently.

Spinal decompression therapy is performed on a machine that is designed and built to treat herniated and bulging discs naturally. The machine we use is the DRX9000.

The DRX9000 works by elongating the spine, enlarging the disc space, re-hydrating the disc, re-positioning the disc into a more normal alignment, strengthening the spinal ligaments, and restoring range of motion to the spine.

The treatment consists of twenty one hour sessions done over the course of 6-12 weeks depending on the case presentation and the patients schedule.

Results are outstanding.

If you have been diagnoses with a cervical or bulging disc herniation or suspect you might have one, we would like to meet with you to discuss your treatment options.

We are the spinal decompression experts in San Francisco and have the most experience…and experience matters.

To find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression in San Francisco please call 415-392-2224. Ask for a complimentary consultation.    

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Nothing is more important than your health!

We have been providing chiropractic treatment and preaching our health is the best wealth message in downtown San Francisco since 1992.  

All of us know people that sacrifice their health for their careers. In fact, we may see that person every time we look into the mirror. Initially, the idea is that it will be short term and is a necessary evil. Once the groundwork is laid and the short term price paid we will have the rest of our lives to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Well, that might have been the initial plan…but how often does it really work out like that?

What happens more often than not it seems is that the workload intensifies and next thing you know we have less and less time to spend with family and friends. We also tend to neglect our health. We get less sleep, we workout less, we don’t watch our diet like we should…but it’s all for a good cause and we will make up for it once the work is done.

I know all about this because I got caught-up in it myself. Working 7 days a week…neglecting my health and my family. Fortunately, about half way through my career I saw the light and started to back-off. It did take a few health scares and and some intervention from my family, but it was the best thing I ever did.

The best advice I can give is to “live your life now”. Sure, you want to be the best you can be at work but you need to devote just as much time and energy on your health and family. Because without your health it’s near impossible to enjoy life.

Here is one of my favorite quotes:

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” ― Herophilus

When it comes to staying healthy, nothing gives you more bang for the buck than chiropractic. Regular adjustments can keep your spine and joints healthy and keep your nervous system free of pressure (your nervous system controls all bodily functions). I also recommend a plant based diet, meditation and Yoga. And of course, lots of time-off and fun stuff. Laughter is great medicine.

“There is more to life than making a buck.” This is what my grandfather said on his deathbed.

That magic time when you get to enjoy life should not be put off into the future. That time is NOW!

For more information on our San Francisco Chiropractic Clinic call 415-392-2225.

 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Walk-In Chiropractic Downtown San Francisco

walk in chiropractor SFWe have been providing chiropractic in the San Francisco Financial District for over 22 years. We are located at the Embarcadero Center One with Validated Parking. 

We have learned over the years that busy SF Office workers and city dwellers…and travelers, prefer the convenience of walk-in chiropractic service. After-all…time is money, right?

We have also learned that our patients do not have much tolerance for long ait times…so we have eliminated those also. We are also open 4 days per wee…Monday through Friday from 9-6pm. No complicated, hard to remember clinic hours here.

We also keep it simple when it comes to the chiropractic treatment itself. No long term treatment plans. Most of our patients pay by the visitor if they have insurance (and we are on most plans) it’s just a co-payment.

So, when neck pain, back pain, hand pain, or a headache strikes, no need to call…just come on down. You will never wait more than a few minutes for your adjustment and you will not get trapped either. A typical office visit which includes a short stretch and warm-up massage is less than 25 minutes from start to finish. We even have an “Express” visit if you are in a hurry an just want an adjustment.

Some of the more common conditions we treat are as follows:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Arm and Leg Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated and Bulging Discs
  • Sports Injuries

Our main clinic which offers medical care, physical therapy, performance training, and specialised sports medicine is just a few blocks away in the event you need more than express chiropractic.

To find out more about our San Francisco Walk-In Chiropractic Clinic check-out our website or call 415-392-2225.

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Managing Low Back Pain

We have been providing treatment for low back pain in San Francisco for over 22 years. 

Male Patient Visiting Doctor's Office With Back AcheOver 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Many will develop chronic low back pain which is back pain that persists for over 90 days. Some will develop low back pain that goes away…but then it returns and becomes worse. Some get low back pain that goes away and never returns…and everything in between. Just about every case is unique and should be treated as such.

Sciatica, which is pain down the leg or legs due to pressure on the sciatic nerve can also result from the same underlying causes of low back pain. In fact, you can have sciatica and not have back pain at all…just the pain, numbness, or abnormal sensations in the leg. Most patients with low back pain just have low back pain with varying levels of severity.

The causes of low back pain are many. Things like obesity or weight gain can put too much stress on the low back and cause low back pain. If this persists it can result in thinning of the discs, disc degeneration, bulging and herniated spinal discs, and spinal stenosis. Since 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese this is a primary cause.

Then there are injuries to the spine from sports, exercising, car accidents, poor posture and ergonomics, bad sleeping habits, slips and falls, traveling, and other activities of life.

Here are some of the more common conditions that cause Low Back Pain:  

  • Lumbar sprain or strain
  • Herniated or Bulging Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Vertebral Subluxation and Misalignment
  • Spondylolisthesis

The good news is the low back pain responds very favorable to chiropractic adjustments. This is good because often times the true cause is not known. That’s right…you can take 10 different doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, medical, whatever, and get 10 different opinions. I sure would not want to be getting back surgery under these conditions. But chiropractic…sure, why not? Chiropractic is 100% natural and very very safe…and gentle too.

Heck…all you care about is getting rid of your low back pain right? Not many patients care about the name the doctor gives it…and why should you?

Here is an excerpt from an article entitled The Mysteries of Low Back Pain on the great website Chiro-Trust.org

Do you realize how complicated the low back region is when it comes to investigating the cause of low back pain (LBP)? There can be findings on an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan such as degenerative disk disease, arthritis, even bulging and/or herniated disks that have NOTHING to do with why the back hurts. Similarly, there are often other abnormal findings present in many of us who have NO low back pain whatsoever! Because of this seemingly paradoxical situation, we as clinicians must be careful not to over-diagnose based on the presence of these “abnormal findings” AND on the same hand, be careful not to under-diagnose them as well.

Looking further into this interesting paradox, one study reported findings that support this point. Investigators examined 67 asymptomatic individuals who had NO prior history of low back pain and evaluated them using magnetic resonant imaging (MRI). They found 21 of the 67 (31%) had an identifiable disk and/or spinal canal abnormality (which is where the spinal cord and nerves run). Seven years later, this same group of non-suffering individuals were once again contacted to see if they had developed any back problems within that time frame. The goal of the study was to determine if one could “predict” who might develop low back pain based on certain abnormal imaging findings in non-suffering subjects. A questionnaire was sent to each of these individuals, of which 50 completed and returned the questionnaire. A repeat MRI scan was performed on 31 of these subjects, and two neurologists and one orthopedic spine surgeon interpreted the MRI studies using a blinded approach (without having knowledge about the subject’s symptoms or lack thereof). Each level was assessed for abnormalities including disk bulging/herniation and degeneration. Those who had initial abnormal findings were defined as “progressed” (worsened) if an increased severity of the original finding was evident or if additional or new spinal levels had become involved over the seven-year time span.

Of the 50 who returned the questionnaire, 29 (58%) had NO low back pain. Full story here

Bottom Line: It’s easy to get all caught-up in a bunch of unnecessary diagnostic testing and doctors visits. My recommendation is to make the first visit to the chiropractor…it will most likely also be your last.

To find out if you are a candidate for low back pain treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225. 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Scoliosis Treatment San Francisco

scoliosis treatment SFChiro-Medical Group, Inc. (CMG) has been providing treatment for scoliosis in San Francisco for over 23 years.

One of the most non-invasive and effective scoliosis correction tools is the SpineCore Dynamic Corrective Brace. Here is an excerpt from the CMG website explaining how it works: 

SpineCore Dynamic Corrective Brace

There is now a major non-surgical breakthrough in the treatment of scoliosis. This breakthrough is called The SpineCor System, which has the highest success rate for helping patients diagnosed with scoliosis. In fact it stabilizes 87% of scoliosis cases, while not restricting movement, offering far more comfort and being virtually invisible under clothing. The SpineCor System is a soft brace that does not need to be worn 24 hours a day. Dr. Scott Calzaretta (DC) who has been practicing locally for over 23 years in the San Francisco Bay Area is certified to Administer the SpineCor Dynamic Corrective Brace.

Do you have questions about the Spincor Brace and how it can help you or someone you love? Call our knowledgeable staff today to find out information about this remarkable brace. Call us at (415) 495-2225, or use our Contact form to send us a message.

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is the outcome of a progressive 3D deformation of the spine.

Scoliosis affects between 2 and 3% of the population.
Among the most severe scoliosis cases, 8 out of 10 are young females.
Scoliosis begins in childhood or adolescence. It occurs at different ages and is categorized accordingly as an infantile, juvenile or adolescent scoliosis. It can be detected at all ages but as it is very much related to growth, it is most common in adolescence.
In more than 80% of the cases, the real cause of scoliosis remains unknown; this is why it’s called idiopathic. There are many hypotheses being studied by researchers. Heredity and growth control mechanisms are the main focus for modern research. While there is no scientific consensus on the precise cause and progression factors of idiopathic scoliosis, enough is known to improve non-surgical treatments.

If untreated, most severe scoliotic deformations have mid and long-term consequences on:

Vital functions: respiratory and cardiac pathology
Locomotion: pain and mobility limitation
Aesthetic: hunchbacked aspect and short trunk

What kinds of treatments are available?

Brace (non-surgical)
Surgery

WE ALSO BRACE ADULTS: CLICK HERE to find out more infomation about Adult Bracing

Why use The SpineCor system? There is a small window when scoliosis suffers are at the greatest risk. Typically this occurs when children go through puberty. Treating the problem at this vital time can help by stopping or slowing the progress of Scoliosis. The soft brace has been proven to re-educate the muscles. It can reduce, stabilize and often completely reverse a child’s scoliosis.

How is the brace fitted? A specific corrective movement is performed, and the brace is applied according to the SpineCor Assistant Software instructions. The moderate tension in the elastic bands allows the repetition and amplification of the corrective movement as the child undertakes everyday activities. This results in a progressive curve reduction. The brace is worn 20 hours out of 24. The four hours out of the brace must not be taken at once, usually the patient divides them into two breaks: morning and evening. Sports are to be encouraged and done while wearing the brace. To obtain a neuro-muscular integration of the new strategy of movement, the minimum duration of the treatment is 18 months.

Why the brace is unique. The brace was developed by two pediatric surgeons from Sainte-Justin’s hospital in Montreal. It is the first and only truly dynamic brace, which provides a progressive correction of Idiopathic Scoliosis from 15 degree Cobb angles and above. Traditional rigid braces are non-dynamic and promote muscle atrophy. It is the only brace that preserves normal body movement and growth and allows normal activities of daily living. In fact, patients with the SpineCor brace are encouraged to be physically active while wearing the brace.

Please check-out all the information here: Scoliosis Treatment in San Francisco

To schedule an appointment please call 415-495-2225

 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Chiro-Medical Group, Inc. Featured in Chiropractic Economics Magazine

chiromedical group chiropractic economics san franciscoChiro-Medical Group, Inc. of San Francisco is on the cover and is the feature story of the June 2014 issue of Chiropractic Economics Magazine. 

Late last year Chiro-Medical Group, Inc. (CMG) purchased our clinic, Executive Express Chiropractic at the Embarcadero Center (founded by Dr. Eben Davis). The name of the new clinic is Chiro-Medical Group Express (CMGE).

Chiro-Medical Group is on the move as it expands it’s services and offerings to meet the growing demands of it’s San Francisco Financial District community and patient base. Here is an excerpt from the Chiropractic Economics article:

When Scott Calzaretta, DC, got the idea of providing a multidisciplinary approach to chiropractic care in the heart of San Francisco, he didn’t start close to home. It was during the World Championships of Athletics in Rome in 1987 when he realized how important a team approach to treating athletes can be.

“We were the doctors at the host medical facility, and the three of us (Calzaretta, David Pierson, DC, and Don Oyoa, DC) had the longest line of athletes from all over the world waiting to get adjusted,” Calzaretta says. At the time, he was traveling with the Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS), a group that organizes teams of doctors and other healthcare providers to treat professional athletes at international sporting events. Calzaretta is also a founding board member of FICS; the federation began in 1987.

The federation “always had multidisciplinary teams,” says Calzaretta, who graduated from Life Chiropractic College East (now Life University) in 1985. He says he was impressed at these teams’ ability to address many athletes’ needs quickly and with seamless communication across specialties.

Calzaretta also cites his experience with the team-based approach used at the 24th Olympic Games in 1988. At that time, he and Pierson had befriended the Korean Olympic team doctor, a renowned neurosurgeon who had invited them to join him in treating some of his patients.

“What happened then was incredible,” Calzaretta says. “In those days, they did CT myelograms to evaluate low-back-injured patients. So in the mornings before the Games, we would go to the hospital where (the Korean neurosurgeon) was the head of the neurosurgical department and treat patients. David Pierson and I started treating the patients who were scheduled for surgery, and over the next two weeks we cleared out his (the neurosurgeon’s) entire low-back-patient surgical schedule.

“I wish this was always the case, but during those two weeks, as demonstrated by pre- and post-CT myelograms (they did post-treatment to see what effect we had on the patients’ disc injuries), we reduced multiple disc herniations/protrusions and the patients were no longer candidates for surgery,” he adds. “It was at that moment that we all realized that we should be a team and manage patients together. As an aside, he (the Korean doctor) sent neurosurgeons to our clinic for the next five years to watch what we did, and eventually he added a chiropractor to his staff.”

Calzaretta says he also gained an appreciation for the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach after serving as a consultant at St. Francis Memorial Hospital’s San Francisco Spine Center. That center didn’t practice multidisciplinary medicine, he explains, and after seeing the advantages of such care working with the FICS, “We thought we could have more success with this approach working in a private clinic. At that time, it was easier to set up a multidisciplinary approach in a private clinic.”

Thus was born Chiro-Medical Group. Today, Calzaretta and Taylor Rabbetz, DC, his partner since 2000, treat nearly 1,000 patients a week by providing access to a variety of therapies and treatments designed to optimize their health and well-being. The practice incorporated in 1994.

“The multidisciplinary approach gives patients the best opportunity to have a successful outcome in their care,” Calzaretta says. He has also served as an Olympic team doctor at past Olympic events and was one of the first chiropractors to complete the American College of Sports Medicine Team Physician program. 

Check-out the full story here: San Francisco Chiropractor Chiropractic Economics article.

Related article: Not All Sports Chiropractors Are The Same

So, we now have two Chiropractic Clinic locations in San Francisco to serve you.

To schedule an appointment at Chiro-Medical Group, Inc. please call 415-495-2225.

To Schedule an appointment at Chiro-Medical Express please call 415-392-2225.

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Not All Sports Chiropractors Are The Same

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Sports Medicine in Downtown San Francisco

We have been treating sports injuries in San Francisco for over 23 years.

Recently, Executive Express Chiropractic was acquired by Chiro-Medical Group, Inc. of San Francisco (CMG). The name was changed to Chiro-Medical Express (CMGE).

Chiro-Medical Group is a world renowned sports medicine clinic that offers a wide range of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with a special emphasis sports injuries and rehabilitation.

Here is a partial list of the services we offer:

Chiro-Medical Group is an integrated multidisciplinary medical office. We offer the following services:

We also have advanced diagnostic equipment such as digital x-ray and diagnostic ultrasound.

Our team of sports chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nurses, and support staff is second to none. And since CMG is only a few blocks away from CMGE, all of our patients have full access to our full range of providers and services.

You can even improve your golf game at Chiro-Medical Group:

About Dr. Calzaretta and the golf program:

Dr. Calzaretta, founder of Chiro-Medical Group, is a world renowned sports medicine specialist. Dr. Calzaretta is Golf Injury Certified through the Blanchard Golf Academy and is medical professional Level 3 Certified through the Titleist Performance Institute.  Dr. Calzaretta is recognized both nationally and internationally for his expertise in Chiropractic Sports Medicine. He has been an Olympic team doctor and traveled the world treating professional and world class athletes.  He has been on numerous post graduate faculties as an instructor in sports medicine and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Dr. Calzaretta holds a certification for the American College of Sports Medicine Team Physician program.  He is the president and founder of Chiro-Medical Group, a multidisciplinary health care facility which includes Medical, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Massage and Athletic Training. Dr. Calzaretta can help take your golf game to the next level.

To schedule an appointment with a highly trained sports injury doctor in San Francisco please call 415-495-2225. 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Posture Problems Related To Sitting

We have been providing posture related chiropractic treatment in San Francisco for over 23 years.

The majority of the patients we treat in downtown San Francisco spend most of their day sitting in front of a computer. This is after having already spent most of their lives sitting  at a desk in school. It’s just the way it is.

Now this is all well and good if something is being done to counteract the negative effects of sitting all day. Because we are living organisms, we adapt to our external environment. If the external environment is sitting in front of a computer, than our body’s will adapt to this.

Office workers over time tend to develop a forward head posture (FHP) and a rounded upper back. The shoulders also roll forward.

This is bad news because this posture puts more stress on the bones in the neck and upper back than they were designed to resist. This causes them to degenerate and become unstable. Because of this, the neck and upper back muscles have to work harder which can lead to all sorts of physical problems such as headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder and arm pain, and insomnia.

As time goes on the condition can become worse leading to chronic pain and disability.

In addition, there have been numerous studies over the past several years that show people that sit most of the day have a higher risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer, and early death.

Great…so what can you do about it?

Well, the way we see it is that by design we need to be getting a lot of exercise…life is motion.  So the solution is simple…increase physical activity…a lot. Walk more, take stairs, take breaks and walk around. Heck…you can even get a life cycle or exercise bike at your desk or workstation.  Go on a walk when you get home, before work, whatever…just start moving around a lot more than you do.

As far as the poor posture goes…well, that’s where chiropractic comes into play. We are the posture experts. We can help correct your forward head posture (FHP) as well and any other parts of your spine or body that are out of normal alignment and position. We can help you adjust your workstation, sleeping positions, workouts, and exercise patterns so that you have a way to counteract the negative effects of sitting all day.

What you eat and drink plays a big role as well. Your chiropractor can help you here too.

Your chiropractor is your One Stop Posture Shop.

Yes, sitting is bad news and the news seems to get worse. But the solution is right there before you. The ball is in your court. You don’t need to be a statistic. Take action now…pick-up the phone and call your chiropractor!

To schedule an appointment with one of our San Francisco Chiropractors please call 415-392-2225. 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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