We have been providing chiropractic in the San Francisco Financial District for over 20 years now. Our typical patient spends 8-12 hours sitting at a desk in front of a computer doing repetitive motions with the shoulders, arms and hands.
The most common condition we treat is of course Back Pain. Conditions like low back pain, upper back pain, and neck pain are endemic amongst office workers and computer users in general. Many also suffer with upper extremity repetitive strain disorders.
Just yesterday, a patient came to see us that started working out with weights back in December. He works out 4 days per week. His job requires that he spend long hours at his workstation with minimum breaks. He started noticing back pain that was spreading into the low back and upper back. His right shoulder was also clicking and hurt when he slept on that side.
Because he is simply not giving his body enough time to rest and recover it has slowly broken down and he is suffering a repetitive motion injury to the back, neck, shoulders, and upper extremities. He works all day with little rest and does not get enough sleep (in the right position) or eat the right kinds of foods (foods that reduce inflammation). Then, on his weakened structure he lifts weights. He actually looks pretty fit on the outside, but on the inside his body is screaming for mercy.
Back pain, neck pain, any kind of pain, is a warning sign from your body to you that something is wrong. Pain should not be ignored. So what is the solution?
Well, I can tell you that what I described above is NOT an Advil or Motrin deficiency. Taking these pills will only mask the symptoms and the underlying problem is still there. Sure, pain pills and anti-inflammatory medication can help get you through a tough spot and help you meet a deadline, but it’s just not a good long term solution and can cause bad things like liver and kidney damage.
A better solution is to find natural back pain relief.
A good chiropractor can help fix your back, neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain naturally. They can also teach you how to prevent what they treat with education on ergonomics, sleeping positions, exercises, stretches, nutrition, stress, and many other lifestyle factors.
Chiropractors work with their hands and have various tools that are used to restore spinal subluxations and misalignment’s as well as reduce inflammation and pain levels. It’s actually the inflammation that causes the pain. Chiropractors address the cause and not just the symptoms.
To find out if you are a candidate for care at Executive Express Chiropractic in downtown San Francisco please call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog for a complimentary consultation.
By: Dr. Eben Davis