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Whiplash Treatment in San Francisco

whiplash treatment san franciscoWe have been providing treatment for whiplash in downtown San Francisco for over 23 years now. 

Just about every day we treat a new patient with a whiplash injury…usually due to an auto accident. Many of our other new patients with chronic neck pain and headaches report previously untreated whiplash injuries.

That’s right, whiplash if not treated properly can lead to problems down the road such as neck and back pain, headaches, low back pain, insomnia, TMJ, and shoulder pain.

This is why it is so important to be seen right away after a car accident even if you have no symptoms. The spine and soft tissues are remarkably strong but are just not designed to handle the amount of forces even a 5 miles per hour impact can expose them to.

Chiropractors are the proven experts when it comes to the treatment of whiplash injuries. if you are in a serious auto accident it is probably a good idea to be checked out in the emergency room for fracture or dislocation, but that’s pretty much where it should end. Your next stop should be a chiropractor.

The most important thing when it comes to healing injured soft tissues sustained from whiplash trauma is “motion”. That’s right, without motion the joints will develop scar tissue which could lead to permanent damage and chronic pain. Chiropractors are motion experts even with badly injured patients. We also have technologies such as deep tissue laser therapy, ultrasound, and electro-stimulation to help reduce pain and inflammation.

Your chiropractor can also provide you with low-tech “do at home” exercises that are very important when it comes to restoring motion and recovering from a whiplash injury.

Our San Francisco Chiropractors are whiplash experts. We treat whiplash injuries day in and day out and have been doing so for over 20 years.

We also have 2 clinics to serve you and they are a short walking distance from one another. Our primary clinic is Chiro-Medical Group, Inc. which has an expert team of medical doctors, physical therapists, nurses, athletic trainers, and chiropractors. We also have state of the art diagnostic equipment such as digital x-ray and diagnostic ultrasound.

Our satellite clinic is located at the Embarcadero Center and offers express, no wait chiropractic, whiplash treatment and spinal decompression.

To schedule an appointment for whiplash treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225. Most insurance accepted. Validated Parking Embarcadero Center.

Please Read: Whiplash Facts here

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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Hand Pain For No Reason?

Hand Pain Treatment in SF

Hand Pain Treatment in San Francisco

We have been treating hand pain in San Francisco for over 22 years.

Every week, many people come to our clinic with hand pain that has no apparent cause. Some say they woke up with it…others say it just came on while they were performing normal work or household duties. For some, the hand pain comes and goes and may be getting progressively worse.

The obvious place to look is the hands themselves. Are they being overworked? This day and age most of us spend a good amount of time sitting at a desk in front of a computer doing repetitive motions with the arms and hands. This alone without adequate breaks or proper ergonomics and posture can lead to hand pain, numbness, tingling, burning and weakness.

There is a not so obvious place to look as well that could well be the primary contributor to your arm or hand pain. The neck or cervical spine. This is where all the nerves that innervate or control the arm and hands (upper extremities) originate  and they are very vulnerable to pressure or interference as they exit the spine.

Some of the conditions in the neck that can pinch the nerves and cause hand pain and related disorders are as follows:

  • Herniated or bulging discs in the neck
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Vertebral Subluxation
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal Stenosis

Here are some of the potential symptoms from these conditions:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Arm pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Weakness of Grip
  • Night Pain

These are also the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). In fact, many patients are misdiagnosed with CTS when the problem is actually in the neck. It’s easy to do since the symptoms are the same. This is why it’s so important to See a doctor who spends the majority of their day managing cases of hand pain and related disorders and knows how to treat them naturally. There are many chiropractors that specialize in this like we do.

The last thing you ant is unnecessary drugs or surgeries.

Patients come to our San Francisco Chiropractic and medical center because they know we are hand pain and carpal tunnel experts. We have medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, trainers, massage therapists, and nurses, that routinely treat hand pain, naturally.

We have two clinics in downtown San Francisco to serve you.

So…if you are suffering with hand pain, numbness, tingling, burning, aching, neck or shoulder pain or night pain, you may want to give us a call.

To schedule an appointment with a hand pain doctor on 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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How to get the most from your visit to the doctor


Dr. michael roizen
5 Steps to Turn a “Dud” Check-Up Into a
Get-Younger Plan:

Dr. Michael F. Roizen

            Just showing up isn’t what makes a
doctor visit valuable. The value is in actually getting a plan to stay healthy,
and then following it to live a longer and happier life. You can transform that all-too-often rushed
doctor's appointment to make sure you’re not in the 50% of patients who walk
out not knowing what to do next. We believe in a plan.

Step one:  Partner up with your doc. We docs love
it when you become the world’s leading expert on you, your body, and your health. Knowing as much as possible about
any health conditions you have, and about treatment options, helps you make
smarter decisions.

Step two: Come prepared. Bring along a list of the drugs, supplements and
remedies you take, extra medical info (like X-rays or reports from other docs),
all your health insurance information, and a note pad and pencil (maybe a tape
recorder and/or a friend or relative). 
Write down in advance any special questions you want answered.

Step three: Set health
goals with your doctor.
Do you need to quit smoking? Lose 15 pounds? Lower blood
pressure or LDL cholesterol by 20 points? Spend 10 minutes a day chilling out
to ease stress? Set a real target, with a “done by” date. (Need to start
exercising? Not ready to walk for 30 minutes today? If you can get out the
door, down to the corner and back in 15 minutes, start there and do it every
day for a week. Next week, add a couple minutes. Get a walking buddy, or go to
www.EnforcerECoaching.com—there is a charge.)

Step four: Find out what to do at home. Would a home blood pressure monitor, a new
blood-sugar meter, a smart phone app that tracks your fruits and vegetables, or
headphones help you reach your goals?

Step five: Schedule a follow-up visit. It’s good to see how you are doing on your plan and
make midcourse corrections to your plan as indicated.  You want to get to 5 "normals" as a
minimum (blood pressure, weight for height, LDL cholesterol, fasting blood
sugar, and absence of tobacco use) all with or without medications,whatever it
takes for you to hit your plan goals for this and each year. That's the real
value of the yearly check-up with your doc. 
That check-up isn’t just to get a blessing (no cancer, whew), it is to
set targets and then ensure you have enough support to hit ‘em.

Reducing Colds With Bacteria:

            Lurking in the 20-plus feet of your
intestines are trillions of bacteria, some good, some bad, and none good
looking! In fact, they make up between 40% and 60% of what you excrete (if
you’re typical) every day.

            But don’t let that bug you! You have
more of these friends (we hope), 10 trillion, than you have of your own
cells.  These microscopic creatures make
up your microbiome, the inner world of bugs (bacteria really) that swirl
through your digestive system in a sometimes friendly, sometimes adversarial
tango to promote immune strength, protect you from infection, help you control
your weight (or send it up, up, up), and ease digestive woes. And yes, they
battle the common cold too.

            The one billion colds that afflict
North Americans every year may have met their match in the gut-dwelling bacterial
duo Lactobacillus rhamnosus (also in yogurt) and Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. B12 (in fermented
milks, infant formula) and maybe in other probiotics.

            When college kids (notoriously
susceptible to colds because of close living quarters, lack of sleep, and high
levels of stress) were given a daily supplement packing 1 billion of each of
those bacteria for 12 weeks, their colds were shortened by 2 days and they felt
34% better than kids who didn’t get the gut-strengthening buggers. So, opt for
probiotic supplements in hard-shelled capsules – they make it through your
stomach acid and bug that cold away!

Thanks for reading,  Young Dr Mike.

Altadonna Communications ©   

                               

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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Chiropractor or M.D. for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?


Carpal tunnel syndrome doctor san franciscoCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem
affecting a large population (1 out of 20 in the general population) including
typists, assembly line workers, postal employees, secretaries, servers/waiters,
musicians, carpenters, and many others. CTS drives a high level of cost to the
health care system between time lost from work, treatment costs, and short and
long term disability payments (on average $30,000 per claim, and this is an old
stat!). Continued CTS signs and symptoms can persist long after surgical
treatment and the question that typically arises when this happens is “…why?”
Let’s take a look at reasons for failed treatment of CTS…

The classic non-surgical medical management model for
treating CTS includes non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication (like
ibuprofen), rest, and the use of nocturnal (night time) wrist splints. This
approach works in some cases, but in the majority, it is unsuccessful and leads
to the next medical management step: surgery.  And frequently, the CTS surgery fails and
follow-up surgery is needed.

The classic chiropractic management model for treating
CTS includes similar initial treatment approaches including anti-inflammatory
measures, rest, and night wrist splints. One anti-inflammatory measure is ice
massage or cupping, where the ice is rubbed directly on the skin until numbness
is achieved (this usually takes about 4 minutes). Prior to numbness, there will
be a burning and aching often described as intense, “…like a brain-freeze when
I drink a slushy too fast.” The ice cup approach can be repeated several times
a day. Other anti-inflammatory measures may include the use of herbal
anti-inflammatory nutrients such as ginger, tumeric, boswellia, bioflavinoids,
and/or the use of digestive enzymes taken between meals to help reduce the
inflammation. The “rest” component is also shared by both models as is the use
of the night wrist splint. So, what makes the chiropractic model different?

The nerve affected in CTS is called the median nerve.
It arises initially from the nerves in the neck, specifically, C6-8 and T1
nerve roots which are part of the brachial plexus. These form into one nerve
(the median nerve) which travels through small openings, first at the neck
followed by the shoulder (called the thoracic outlet), then into the arm
through a muscle at the elbow (pronator tunnel), and finally through the carpal
tunnel at the wrist to innervate the hand including the palm and the 2nd, 3rd
digits and thumb side of the 4th finger. The median nerve can get “crushed” in
more than one tunnel and treatment must address the WHOLE nerve, not just at
the carpal tunnel / wrist. This chiropractic management of CTS helps many
patients because the nerve along its entire course including the neck,
shoulder, and elbow is treated, not just the wrist!

A little known fact is that pressure on the nerves in
the neck from misaligned vertebrae, bulging and herniated discs, or spinal
degeneration, can cause the same signs and symptoms as CTS. This is why it is
so important for doctors to check from the neck to the finger tips when
diagnosing carpal tunnel symptoms.

In addition, there must be an effective method of
treatment…not just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments to the neck,
shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers can actually remove physical pressure off
the nerve roots and nerves addressing the true cause of the problem, 100%
naturally.

We realize you have a choice in who you consider for
your health care provision and we sincerely appreciate your trust in choosing
our service for those needs.  If you, a
friend or family member require care for CTS, we would be honored to render our
services.

To schedule an appointment with one of our carpal tunnel doctors in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. 

Serving local 94111 for over 20 years

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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