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Chiropractic and the Office Worker

chiropractor posture san franciscoWe have been providing chiropractic to office workers in the San Francisco Financial District since 1992. 

People that spend the majority of their day sitting at a desk in front of a computer expose themselves to a unique set of risk factors. Prior to the technological revolution office workers would be doing a variety of tasks and were not confined to their workstations for hours on end with minimal breaks.

Now it seems staffs have been downsized to increase productivity and those lucky enough to have a job are spending even more time in front of the computer. Some even go home and work more. It’s no wonder there has been an increase in back and neck pain new patients at our clinics of late.

So what can be done to prevent musculoskeletal related  back and neck pain from sitting and working longs hours in front of a computer?

Well, chances are if you have a desk job you will be doing this for many years. This is how you will be putting food on the table. And, it’s also very likely that you spent 15-20 years in school sitting at a desk…and that you started your career with some sort of back or neck pain ailment.

My Advice: Treat your body as if you are a professional athlete and your work is your sport. If you do this you will reduce the odds of work related injuries which can also predispose you to sports injuries and chronic pain syndromes.

One of the primary tools of those in the know, including professional athletes, is chiropractic care. That’s right…most athletes get adjusted on a regular basis to reduce the odds of injury and speed up recovery from the stress and strain of training and performing.

And here’s the deal: You have access to the same chiropractors that the professional athletes use. The same doctors, the same technologies such as deep tissue laser therapy, ultrasound, Graston Techniques, Active Release Techniques (ART), and more. Some chiropractic clinics such as ours are diverse and offer physical therapy and medical care (See our primary San Francisco Chiropractic Center).

Some office workers choose to come in whenever they feel they need a tune-up. Some come in on regular intervals of once per week to once per month. Since chiropractic care is so affordable and does not take a lot of time, it is the perfect tool for busy office workers.

Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic care: 

  • Increased flexibility
  • Decrease inflammation and pain
  • Increase resistance to stresses (sitting and computer)
  • Better sleep
  • Better posture
  • Improved Mood

Common conditions office workers present with:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder, arm and hand pain
  • Headaches
  • Hip, knee, leg and foot pain
  • Vertigo and insomnia

To schedule an appointment with one of our San Francisco Chiropractors call 415-392-2225. We validate parking at the Embarcadero Center. 

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. 

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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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Neck Pain from Poor Posture at Work?

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Forward Head Posture

We have been providing treatment for neck pain and poor posture in San Francisco for over 22 years.

Our chiropractic clinic is located at the Embarcadero Center in the SF Financial District, so most of our patients spend their day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. This activity over time is a primary cause of forward head posture (FHP) and neck pain.

The body adapts to it’s environment, and if your external environment is a desk, chair, and computer monitor, there will be a tendency for the head to move forward towards the computer screen which is what you are interacting with.

If you work in downtown San Francisco simply look around and you will notice all the people with FHP…it’s very common.

As the skull moves forward the neck muscles have to work harder just to hold your head up. In fact, it’s simple Physics and there is a math equation for it:

For every inch of “Anterior Head Syndrome” it can increase the weight of the skull by an additional 10 lbs. Kapanadji, Physiology of Joints, Volume 3. 

One inch of forward head posture is not that much. If the weight of the head doubles than the work the neck muscles have to do to hold the head upright doubles, as does the amount of stress on the neck joints, discs, ligaments and tendons. This chain reaction is a primary cause of headaches, neck pain, arthritis, bulging and herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.

Fortunately, chiropractic can help. At our San Francisco chiropractic center we use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, cervical extension traction, and posterior head posture exercises to reverse FHP. Basically, we create forces that cause the head to move back to counteract what you do all day at work (which causes the head to move forward).

Does this work? YES!

This is called Posture Correction and not all chiropractors do it. It takes more time than just pain relief care, but it is more permanent and preventative. You will look better too :-)

If you are suffering with neck pain from poor posture and would like to find out more about our posture correction and neck pain treatment program in San Francisco…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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Neck Pain, Headaches, and Poor Posture

Neck pain and headaches doctor in san franciscoNeck pain is one of the most common complaints for which patients present to our San Francisco chiropractic clinic. Headaches are also another very common problem and often go hand-in-hand with the presence of neck pain. So, the question that is frequently asked is, “…why do headaches and neck pain often travel together?”

            There are many types of headaches, some of which we have discussed previously with migraine and tension-type headaches being the most common. This article will focus on how headaches and the neck are related to each other and what YOU can do about it.

            The relationship between neck pain and headaches is strong! In fact, in some cases, headaches will occur ONLY when the neck hurts. One reason is because the first three nerves that exit out from the top of the cervical spine (C1, 2 and 3) have to travel through the thick group of muscles that insert onto the back/base of the skull along the occipital rim. Because we carry a lot of stress in the neck muscles, when they tighten up, they squeeze or pinch those 3 nerves and pain then radiates into the back of the head and sometimes up and over the vertex to the eyes or behind the eyes. If you take your fingers or thumb and push firmly into those muscles at the very top of the neck or base of the skull, it often feels, “…like a good hurt.” This is because they are usually tight since most of us carry our head too far forwards (forward head posture or FHP) and the muscles have to contract and constantly work to keep the head from gliding even further.

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            So, what can YOU do about it? Let’s talk about a few GREAT posture retraining exercises. Tuck in your chin to the point where the voice changes pitch (your voice will start to sound “funny”). At that point, release the chin slightly so the voice clears and stay in position! That is the posture or head position of choice. Initially, it will be very difficult to remember to hold that position very long because your muscles (and brain) aren’t used to it and, you’ll slip back into the old forward head carriage habit or chin poke position. So, be patient with yourself because it takes about 3 months of constant self-reminding to, “…keep that chin tucked,” before this new “habit pattern” is formed in the brain.

We like to have our chiropractic patients perform these posture exercises at the clinic to make sure they do them and are doing them properly. Once learned these exercises can help counteract hours of poor posture at the computer.

            Another great exercise is an “offshoot” of this, where you tuck the chin in as far as you can (making a double or triple chin) holding that position for 3 seconds, and then tip the head back as far as you can without releasing the chin tuck and hold for another 3 seconds. Repeat this 2-3x / “set” and perform this multiple times per day.

            A 3rd great exercise for improving the forward head carriage posture is performed by lying on your back on a bed so that the edge of the bed is at the middle of the neck and head is dangling off the bed. Take a tightly rolled up towel (a hand size towel works well) and place it under the neck so that is resting on the edge of the bed so that your head can fall back towards the floor. Take some deep breaths and concentrate on relaxing all your neck muscles. Periodically, slowly rotate your head left to right, right to left, and “feel” the different muscles stretch as you do this. If you can afford 15 minutes, that’s PERFECT! But, if you only have a few minutes it’s still GREAT!

            Between maintaining a chin tuck upright posture and retraining the curve in your neck with the head hang off the bed exercise, you’ll feel (and look) much better! 

A cervical pillow such as Tempur-Pedic, can also help to restore and maintain the curve in your neck. 

            We realize that you have a choice in where you choose your health-care services.  If you, a friend or family member requires care for neck pain, we sincerely appreciate the trust and confidence shown by choosing our services and look forward in serving you and your family presently and, in the future.

To schedule a complimentary consultation for headaches and neck pain treatment in San Francisco, call 415-392-2225 and mention this article. 

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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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Posture Week at Executive Express Chiropractic

San Francisco Chiropractor Posture Awareness Week
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July 11th -16th, 2011 is Posture Awareness Week at Executive Express Chiropractic in Downtown San Francisco

Dr. Eben Davis and his team of chiropractors in San Francisco will be donating their time and offering free services to educate Embarcadero Center tenants and Financial District office workers on the relationship between good posture and good health.

Says Dr. Davis, “Most people are not aware of the damaging effects of poor posture on their long term health, or how to maintain healthy posture habits. Or, if they even have poor posture. Everything from the mattress and pillow we use to sleep, our car seats, and the chairs we sit in every day at work, all play a role in our posture”.  

Chiropractors consider posture the “window to the spine”. By looking at posture from the outside, an experienced chiropractor can determine with fairly good accuracy the position of the spine on the inside.

 For instance, a chiropractor will check to make sure your ears, shoulders, and hips are level. If they are not, typically, a spinal misalignment exists. Forward Head Posture (FHP) is a very common condition that affects millions of people who spend the majority of their day in front of a computer. Checking for FHP is part of a comprehensive posture exam.

Your feet are the foundation of the body. A chiropractor experienced in posture correction will often perform an electronic foot scan to determine if there are problems with the foundation such as pronation of the foot or flat feet. Chiropractors also check for a short leg which can lead to poor posture and spinal misalignment's. Problems in the feet and a short leg can be corrected with custom orthotics.   

 Poor posture over an extended period of time can lead to spinal degeneration, bulging and herniated discs, sleeping disorders, headaches, breathing problems, digestive problems, and the dreaded hunch back that is commonly seen in elderly people. Compression fractures can also result from a lifetime of poor posture.

“As a chiropractor in San Francisco, it is my responsibility to educate my community on the damaging effects of poor posture. That’s why we are here” Says, Dr. Davis. 

 During Posture Awareness Week Executive Express Chiropractic at the SF Embarcadero Center will be offering complimentary posture exams and digital foot scans, a home posture improvement kit, recommendations for exercises and stretches, and complimentary ergonomic and sleeping position advice.

To schedule your free services, call 415-392-2225 and mention the Chiropractic Posture Promo

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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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Best Exercise for Forward Head Posture

Forward Head Posture Treatment San Francisco We have been practicing chiropractic in downtown San Francisco for almost 20 years now. One of the most common problems we see is Forward Head Posture (FHP). The head should be positioned over the body in such a way that from the side, your ear lobe is center with your shoulder. When we spend too much time sitting in front of a computer, our heads tend to move forward…and stay there. This can cause a chain reaction from tight neck muscles, increased pressure on the spine and discs, to neck pain, headaches, breathing problems, and insomnia.

Chiropractors are experts at preventing and correcting forward head posture. After-all, FHP is acquired. It is an adaptation to your external environment. Just like the branches of a tree by the ocean conform to the steady onshore winds…the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and spine, adapt to the constant pull towards the computer screen.

Fortunately, there are ways to correct FHP with exercise, chiropractic adjustments, ergonomic instruction, and proper sleeping position…including a cervical pillow.  Check out this video for the best exercise for Forward Head Posture that I know of. We use a foam block behind the patients upper back at our chiropractic center to enhance the treatment and make it more effective.

To schedule an appointment at Executive Express Chiropractic in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. Ask for a complimentary posture exam.

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 Poor Workstation Posture Causes Headaches

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Simple movements or normal activities like sitting at a desk or talking on the phone can lead to neck pain when done with poor posture or ergonomics. Years of poor posture at your workstation can lead to chronic neck pain and headaches. Chronic means the pain persists for over 90 days.

The most common form of poor posture at the workstation is Forward Head Posture (FHP) and rounded back…the position you are most likely in right now as you read this article.

Just like the branches of trees at the ocean conform to the direction of the onshore breeze…our bodies conform and adapt to our work environment, and there is a natural force that pulls our eyeballs to the computer screen bringing our upper back and skull with it.  

Forward Head Posture causes the muscles that support the neck (cervical spine) to work much harder than they should…especially the posterior cervical muscles. The tight muscles pull on the back of the skull and cause neck pain and headaches.

Forward Head Posture at Desk And this is just one of the various chain reactions that can result in headaches from poor posture at the workstation.

So what is the solution?

Well…a good ergonomic set-up at your workstation, along with a decent ergonomic chair is a good place to start.

Here are a few workstation set-up and ergonomic basics:

  • Computer monitor directly in front of you at eye level.
  • Chair height adjusted so knees are parallel with the floor.
  • Arm rests adjusted so arms are parallel with your knees.
  • Desk height or keyboard should be parallel with your arms.
  • Take 2-3 minute micro-breaks (and stretch) every 20-25 minutes.
  • Take a 20-40 minute break every 4 hours and walk around and stretch.
  • Tilt your chair slightly backwards when you work (takes stress off lumbar discs).
  • Use the swivel in your chair to turn…not your muscles.

Here's the deal…All of the above is well and good…but if you are having acute or chronic headaches and have developed Forward Head Posture…chances are you need some treatment from a chiropractor or physical therapist. Choose a doctor that specializes is posture correction.

There are all sorts of long term negatives if FHP is allowed to persist. Once your skull gets too far out in front of your body and gravity gains the upper hand (you will never win that battle), FHP can be hard to correct or even manage.

If when you stand sideways your ears do not align over your shoulders…you may have FHP and should be checked. If you have neck pain or headaches that persist you should be checked. Just make sure you are checked by a doctor that treats posture related headaches and neck pain on a routine basis…this is not a job for the emergency room doctor or general physician.

Anyway…poor posture at the workstation is a primary cause of neck pain and headaches and can become chronic and severe if not treated properly. A good chiropractor makes a whole lot of sense here!

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic in downtown San Francisco.

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Patient Review of Executive Express Chiropractic

Every week at our San Francisco Chiropractic clinic we profile a "Patient of the Week" that has achieved outstanding results with our unique brand of chiropractic care. This week our featured patient is Everett Clark. Everett was referred by his medical doctor (as many of our patients are) for posture correction for his upper back. Check out the video below to hear what Everett has to say about us.

To schedule a complimentary posture assessment at Executive Express Chiropractic call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.

You can see many more reviews of Executive Express Chiropractic on the Executive Express Chiropractic YouTube Channel.

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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Posture Is More Than Just The Way You Look

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Your Posture Is A Window To Your Spine. Your Posture Is A Reflection Of The Position Of Your Spinal Bones, Muscles, Ligaments, And Tendons On The Inside Of Your Body. 

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Executive Express Chiropractic (formerly Front Street Chiropractic) has been the San Francisco Financial District's posture improvement headquarters for almost 18 years. 

The nervous system controls every function in you body. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The bones of the skull and spine house and protect the brain and spinal cord. The alignment of the bones (vertebrae) also creates the openings (foramina) where the nerves (which are branches off the spinal cord) exit so they can travel to all the body parts with the information from the brain.

The brain and spinal cord are the only organs in the body to be completely encased by bone…that's how vital to life they are. In fact the brain and spinal cord are really the same organ. The spinal cord is simply an extension of the brian. When the brain exits through a hole in the back of your skull called the foramen magnum, which means "large hole" in latin, it becomes the spinal cord.

                              Subluxation

Then the nerves branch off the spinal cord like branches on a tree. Those nerves exit from in between the spinal bones (there are 24 of them: 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar) and split and subdivide until they reach everywhere. Every cell in your body is either directly or indirectly controlled by nerves. And when you consider there are some 6ooo billion cells in the body…that's a lot of nerves. In fact, if we were to melt away everything on your body but your nerves…we could still recognize you.

So what does this have to do with posture? 

Well, when you have good posture…when your ears, shoulders, and hips are level from the front (see image above), and your skull is positioned properly as we look at you from the side (we should be able to draw an imaginary vertical line from your ear, through your shoulders, knee, and ankle: this is called the plumb line)…and your body weight is balanced evenly right to left, along with a normal pedal foundation (no flat feet or pronation), this creates an optimum environment for the nervous system to function (free of pressure and interference).  

                        Plumb Line: posture doctor san francisco
 

When one of the 24 bones of the spine loses it's normal relationship with the bones above or below, it can cause the entire spine to shift out of alignment (vertebral subluxation) which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves resulting in pain and dysfunction.

This is the connection between good health and good posture. When you have good posture the nervous system functions better. Since the nervous system built your body…it's the first organ to form in utero, then it controls and regulates everything until you are born, while you are being born, then after you are born until you die, you can see why it makes sense to take care of it.

It just so happens that when your posture is good you look better too. So not only are you healthier on the inside…you reflect this health on the outside with your good posture.

Chiropractors are posture experts. We locate, identify, and correct vertebral subluxations. We know that Optimal Posture=Optimal Health. We seek to restore normal spinal position and posture so the body can function with less nerve interference. 

So if you have been concerned about your posture…and you should be…get checked out by a chiropractor. And don't leave your kids at home while you go. Most spinal problems adults have are the result of spills and falls when they were a kid. Chiropractic is safe and gentle and should start early…just like dental hygiene starts early.

January 2010 is Posture Awareness Month at Executive Express Chiropractic. All patients, friends, and guests are invited to come down to our clinic for a complimentary Electronic Posture Exam. You will receive a take home Posture Kit,  which includes specific exercises and recommendations to improve your posture (Value $199). Simply call 415-392-2225 to schedule your Free Posture Exam

Or, request an appointment online and use the code "POSTURE" in the referral source field of our secure online intake form.    

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Good Posture = Good Health

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We have been preaching the message that posture and health are connected for 18 years at Executive Express Chiropractic(formerly Front Street Chiropractic) in downtown San Francisco.

What is your posture anyway? Here are some dictionary definitions:

The carriage of the body as a whole. The arrangement of the body and it's limbs. The attitude of the body.  

 Here is my definition: Your posture is a reflection of the position of the spinal bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Your posture is a window to your spine.

Another-words…we can tell from the outside (of the body) by looking at your posture what the spine looks like on the inside (this is an art).

When we are looking at your posture at a particular moment in time, we are looking at the end product (a snapshot) of every physical activity you have ever done, every emotion you have ever felt, and every chemical stress you have ever been exposed to over your entire lifetime. There are also congenital factors built into your posture such as a short leg or a scoliosis.

In any case, the reason all this matters is…inside the spine and skull is the brain and spinal cord which control every cell, gland, and organ in the body. Nerves branch off of the spinal cord and exit from in between the spinal vertebrae and travel to all the body parts. These nerves carry instructions and information from the brain to the body telling it what to do. 

As long as there is no interference…say from a vertebral subluxation (a misalignment of the spine), this process happens as intended and we express 100% health. There are 24 spinal vertebrae…they all stack on top of each other to create 3 nice curves…cervical, thoracic, and lumbar. When one of the bones in the stack is out of alignment it changes the entire configuration as the other bones have to adapt, as do the muscles, ligaments and tendons (and your extremities)…resulting in abnormal posture, which can lead to nerve interference and poor health. 

This is why chiropractors are so concerned with posture. I admit…it's not such an obvious connection…Posture-Nervous System-Subluxation-Health. But it's my job to connect the dots. In fact, we plan on making the entire month of January 2010 "Posture Awareness Month".

So sure, chiropractors can help posture…that's what we do. But we also want to teach you about the 3 types of stresses that cause what we treat…physical stress, mental stress, and chemical stress. If we can teach patients how to reduce stress with education (including this blog) on topics such as exercise, ergonomics, sleeping positions, nutrition, relaxation techniques, yoga and breathing…and at the same time correct the subluxations created by these imbalances, we can help patients to achieve that balance point (that is different in everybody) where optimum posture and nervous system function manifests as optimum health.

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And you don't have to wait until "Posture Awareness Month" to have us check your posture.

To find out if you are a candidate for care at Executive Express Chiropractic at the SF Embarcadero Center, please call 415-392-2225 or request an appointment online

 

 

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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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