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Sciatica Treatment in San Francisco

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Spinal Decompression Therapy SF

We have been providing treatment for Sciatica in San Francisco for over 22 years now.

Recently, Executive Express Chiropractic (EEC) as acquired by Chiro-Medical Group, Inc. Chiro-Medical Group (CMG) is a team of medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and staff that are highly trained in the area of sports medicine and chronic pain syndromes.

What this means to you is we now have the ability to combine nonsurgical spinal decompression at Executive Express Chiropractic with physical medicine at CMG, which is only a short walk away. Patients are reporting outstanding results so far.

Sciatica, which mean “pain in the leg” is caused primarily by pinched nerves in the low back due to herniated and bulging discs. These conditions tend to be progressive in nature and can become severe and debilitating.

Fortunately, sciatica responds favorably to conservative chiropractic care and exercises most of the time. It just depends on the nature and severity of your condition. In the event chiropractic fails to deliver favorable outcomes with chiropractic we will consider spinal decompression with the DRX9000 as a next step.

Spinal decompression machines are designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated discs, bulging discs, disc degeneration, and facet syndromes, naturally.

The treatment program is around 6-10 weeks depending on the severity of the problem and necessary rehab involved. If you have health insurance they will most likely cover some of the ancillary charges such as exercises, x-rays, medical consultations, blood work, physical therapy and home care supplies.

If you have been diagnosed with a herniated or bulging lumbar disc and are experiencing low back pain or sciatica then we would be glad to meet with you to discuss treatment options.

To find out if you are a candidate for low back pain and sciatica treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225 and schedule a consultation with one of our back pain doctors. 

Chances are…you will be glad you did :-)

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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Cervical Disc Treatment in San Francisco

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Cervical Disc Treatment in San Francisco, CA 94111

We have been providing cervical disc treatment in San Francisco for over 22 years now in the Financial District.

Cervical Disc Treatment has evolved over the years to the point where neck surgery is not the primary option. Nonsurgical options for cervical disc treatment such as chiropractic, physical therapy, and now nonsurgical spinal decompression are mostly successful when it comes to herniated disc treatment.

For our first 10 years in practice we would use a combination of chiropractic, massage, exercise, and traction to treat herniated discs in the neck. About 10 years ago we began to incorporate cervical spinal decompression with the DRX9000c into our treatment protocols. The results have been outstanding.

Cervical decompression systems such as the DRX9000c are designed and built to treat cervical disc herniations non-surgically. The do this by isolating on a specific herniated disc, say at C6-7 and doing the following:

  • Enlarging the disc space.
  • Elongating the spine.
  • Strengthening the spinal muscles, ligaments and tendons.
  • Re-positioning the injured cervical disc away from the nerves and spinal cord.
  • Re-hydrating the cervical disc.

What this means is that cervical disc treatment with spinal decompression is often able to help disc patients avoid risky neck surgeries. And the results for the most part are permanent but may require ongoing maintenance.

To find out if you are a candidate for 100% natural cervical disc treatment in San Francisco with chiropractic or spinal decompression, please call 415-392-2225 and 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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Is Lifting Weights With a Herniated Disc OK?

San Francisco Herniated Disc Doctor Comments:

Herniated disc treatment in san francisco, CA I have been lifting weights since I was 14 years old…so for over 35 years. I have also suffered from a herniated disc in my low back and my neck. And, I have helped tens of thousands of back pain patients and thousands of herniated disc patients return to more normal lives…including getting back into the gym and lifting weights. So I guess I'm kind of an expert on the subject.

Anyway, a herniated disc in the neck or low back is not the end of the world. In fact, many people live and die with disc herniations and never even knew they had them. However, a subset of disc herniations, say 20% or so from my work, become symptomatic…some severe.

Chiropractic adjustments in my opinion can help prevent disc herniations by helping keep the spine in a more normal alignment, which directly influences the health and integrity of the inter-vertebral discs.

And chiropractic care should start young. Many back problems such as premature spinal degeneration, disc bulges, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, that adults present with started in their youth.

Chiropractic can act as a counterbalancing mechanism for all the wear and tear we put on our bodies trying to enjoy life.

In any case…when it comes to weight lifting with a herniated disc in the neck or in the low back, you need to be careful. For sure you don't want to workout when you are in severe pain and the disc and nerve roots are inflamed. You want to wait until things settle down, then ease back into it.

Now at some point in order for you to even know you have a herniated disc you would have had an MRI. And if you had an MRI you were most likely in severe pain or had sciatica, or arm pain, numbness or weakness.

Hopefully, you had the right kind of treatment such as chiropractic care or spinal decompression, which is what we do at Executive Express Chiropractic in San Francisco. Personally, I have responded favorably to chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression with the DRX9000 and DRX9000c. I workout more with weights now than I ever have. But I am smart about it. I use lighter weights and really work on keeping a strong core. 

So YES…working out with weights is fine with a herniated disc as long as the conditions are right.

Again (it's SO important)…you want to make sure that after your herniated disc is confirmed by MRI that you have the right kind of treatment and you a working with a herniated disc expert that knows about your weight lifting.  

Note: You should also be concerned about trying to maintain a more normal body weight as extra pounds put stress on the spinal discs. A diet that is anti-inflammatory such as a plant-based diet makes sense also as herniated discs tend to cause lots of inflammation. I recommend you drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water every day. So if you are 200 lbs., that's 100 oz of H2o.

So, there you go. That's my two cents for what it's worth. If you live in or near San Francisco you can meet with one of our San Francisco Herniated Disc Doctors at Executive Express Chiropractic. Mention this blog post and receive a complimentary consultation. To schedule call 415-392-2225.

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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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Executive Express Chiropractic "Patient of the Week" is Alex Alvaro. Alex was told by an orthopedic surgeon he needed surgical decompression for a large herniated disc in his neck. Alex found our spinal decompression clinic in San Francisco while here on extended work stay from Hong Kong. Alex reports he is now pain free and his neck pain is gone. Life is returning to normal thanks to spinal decompression treatment with the DRX9000c. Thanks for sharing Alex :-)

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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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How do you know if you have a herniated disc?

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Herniated disc treatment san francisco Often times back pain patients are concerned that they may have a herniated or slipped disc in their back or neck…especially if there was a trauma involved…how would they know?

Well…if you have pain radiating down your arm or leg (sciatica) you should be concerned. If it hurts when you cough, laugh, or sneeze, you may have a disc herniation. Or, if you have loss of grip strength, arm or leg weakness…or foot drop, you could have a lumbar or cervical disc bulge or herniation.

A herniated disc can also cause numbness or tingling in the extremities, as well as hot or cold sensations…or just abnormal sensations.

Your nerves transmit sensory and motor input to and from the brain. Herniated or bulging discs put physical pressure on the nerves and can cause loss of sensation and motor function.

Sure, a herniated disc can happen all at once from a trauma. But what's more likely to happen is a disc herniation from long term wear and tear from spinal degeneration and misalignment's. Just like a tire can blow if it hits a curb…or it can blow from driving too hard over time with the front end out of alignment.

And get this…you may or may not have any neck or back pain with a disc herniation.

Actually…you could have a disc herniation and not even know it. In fact, most people that have disc herniations never even develop signs or symptoms. That's right…only a small percentage of people that suffer disc herniations ever even know they have them. This is because not all herniated cervical or lumbar discs cause symptoms or loss of function.

However…of the herniated disc patients that do develop symptoms such as back pain, sciatica, numbness, tingling, or weakness…some of them become  chronic and severe…some severely disabled.

So, knowing if you have a disc herniation is very difficult. Because even all the signs and symptoms I described above can be caused by other things, especially after acute trauma.

The gold standard for confirming the presence of a disc herniation in the spine is MRI.

If it turns out you have a herniated disc in your back there are surgical and non-surgical options. 

Chiropractic care is probably your best natural solution…then non-surgical spinal decompression…or a combination of both. You may or may not need medical care…it just depends on the nature and severity of your condition.

Most of the patients we treat at our San Francisco Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center have already tried medical care for their disc herniations. They are looking for a more natural solution. 

Chiropractic adjustments, disc decompression therapy, massage, exercise, and deep tissue laser is a potent disc herniation treatment combination.

Some herniated disc specialists include physical medicine, acupuncture, and nutrition therapy into their herniated disc treatment regimens.

The best thing to do if you have any of the signs and symptoms of a herniated disc is find a chiropractor that offers spinal decompression therapy. Do your homework on-line. You can also email me at ebendavis@yahoo.com or check our list of Recommended Chiropractors.

If you live or work near downtown San Francisco you can visit our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Clinic at the Embarcadero Center in the Financial District. Call 415-392-2225 to schedule an appointment. We validate parking. Ask for a complimentary consultation.

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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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What is a slipped disk in the back?

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The spinal disks (or discs) are protective shock absorbing pads in between the spinal vertebrae. Though the spinal disks do not actually slip out of place, they do have a gelatinous center (nucleus pulposus) that can rupture, bulge, or herniate through the outer fibrous containment walls of the disk (annulus fibrosus).

Disk herniation, ruptured disk, bulging disc, slipped disk, and prolapsed disk, are all terms used to describe an injured disk that is no longer able to function properly, and has lost the ability to contain the jelly-like substance in it's center where it belongs. This is usually confirmed by cervical or lumbar MRI.

This can happen all at once from an injury, such as a car accident, sports injury, or slip and fall…or over time as a result of degenerative disk disease from poor posture at home or work, chronic misalignments of the spine, hormonal imbalances, or hereditary factors.

When the disks rupture or herniate it can put pressure on the spinal nerve roots resulting in a "pinched nerve". Pinched nerves in the neck can cause pain down the arm. A pinched nerve in the low back from a bulging or herniated disk can cause sciatica or pain down the leg.

There are varying degrees of disk herniations (see herniated disk nomenclature). Depending on the severity of a ruptured or slipped disk, back surgery may be indicated. But this is rare. There are nonsurgical options for bulging and herniated spinal disks such as spinal disk decompression, physical therapy, and chiropractic.

Many herniated disks in the spine simply heal on their own. And some people live and die with disk herniations and never even knew they had them.

However…there is a sub-set of herniated disk patients that develop chronic back pain or chronic neck pain. Some become severely disabled. It just depends on the age of the patient, the degree of spinal degeneration, and the severity of the disk pathology, and how many spinal disks are involved.

DRX9000 San Francisco Nonsurgical spinal decompression is the new gold standard as far as natural treatments for disk herniations goes. Disk decompression helps the disk to heal by helping to restore normal inter-vertebral disk position, enlarging the disk space, elongating the spine, and absorbing the herniated disk fragments back to the center of the injured disk by creating a "negative pressure".

Does nonsurgical spinal decompression make sense for you? You need to decide that for yourself. The first step is to locate a disc decompression doctor and find out if you qualify medically…not all herniated disk patient do.

The good news is…spinal decompression is safe and it's gentle. And if it doesn't help you can explore other treatment options. If you have spinal fusion you are automatically disqualified from spinal decompression. It's something to think about.

If you live or work near downtown San Francisco and would like to find out if spinal decompression at Executive Express Chiropractic makes sense for you, call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.

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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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Chronic Low Back Pain and Spinal Decompression

San Francisco Chiropractor and Chronic Back Pain Doctor Comments:

Md_news_photos_011Pinched Nerves, Disc Herniations, Disc Bulges, Disc Degeneration, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, and Slipped Discs…all have one thing in common…they can cause chronic back pain…and can be very difficult to treat.

All these conditions have another thing in common too…Every one of them can often times benefit from non-surgical spinal decompression of the lumbar spine with the DRX9000.

Not everyone that has chronic back pain needs spinal decompression…but many do. Usually, it’s the cases of chronic low back pain that do not respond to conventional therapies such as chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, or medical treatments.

I’ll tell you this…It sure is nice to have a way to help these people. Up until three years ago when I purchased my first DRX9000 lumbar decompression machine, I would have to refer out if chiropractic did not work. Now we consider the DRX9000. The results are outstanding.

So, if you are suffering from disc bulges, disc herniations, pinched nerves, or any of the other conditions previously mentioned, you may be a candidate for spinal decompression therapy…it sure beats the knife.

If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression at our San Francisco Chronic Back Pain Center…simply fill out our Free Online Decompression Evaluation…or call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation (Value $183).

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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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