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San Francisco Spinal Decompression Review

San Francisco Spinal Decompression ReviewRosi presented to our spinal decompression clinic in San Francisco with a herniated disc in her low back. Rosi was living with chronic low back pain and sciatica that was keeping her up at night and interfering with her home and work life.

Rosi had done online research and read our spinal decompression reviews from other patients in San Francisco who had achieved favorable outcomes with the DRX9000 spinal decompression system.

We prescribed a 20 visit course of spinal decompression for Rosi which included muscle stimulation, ice and custom exercises. At first, Rosi become more sore…but then the DRX began to re-position the herniated disc away from her sciatic nerve roots. Rosi began to become more mobile and get a better nights sleep.

About half way through her treatment the low back pain and sciatica were about 70% improved. This is when we started lumbar home exercises and stretches.

Rosi is now mostly pain free and comes once per month for DRX9000 maintenance care and chiropractic adjustments. She continues with her lumbar exercises and ices her back when needed.

To find out if you are a candidate for herniated disc treatment at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center, 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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San Francisco Spinal Decompression Review

Greg HenkelIntroducing the Executive Express Chiropractic San Francisco "Patient of the Week"

Greg
presented to our clinic with bothersome low back pain for which he
could find no relief. The back pain was interfering with his home and work
life and was making easy tasks difficult.

We have treated Greg with a series of nonsurgical spinal decompression
treatments on the DRX9000. The decompression therapy also includes electrical stimulation, ice, and custom lumbar exercises.

Greg
reports he is feeling much better and is able to work and play with much
less pain. Greg is able to work a full day with more range of motion,
less pain, and more energy. 

We are happy and excited for Greg to fully
resume work duties and hopefully be symptom free soon. greg plans to continue with spinal decompression maintenance care and home exercises.

Many low back pain and sciatica patients have an underlying herniated or bulging disc as the cause. They are often times told surgery is the only option. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical solution that can deliver long lasting results without drugs or surgery.

To find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. Mention this patient review for a complimentary consultation and office tour.

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 Review San Francisco

Anna StephensOur "Patient of the Week" is spinal decompression patient Anna Stephens. Anna presented with severe constant low back pain for which she could find no relief.

The diagnosis was herniated lumbar discs. Anna tried physical therapy, pain medication such as Vicodin, and many other therapies…nothing helped.

Anna discovered our spinal decompression clinic in San Francisco and decided to give it a shot. Well, here we are a few months later and Anna is well on the road to recovery. Anna looks forward to her decompression sessions and to being pain free sometime soon.

Patients like Anna will often find pain relief with spinal decompression with the DRX9000 even when all else fails.

To find out if you are a candidate for nonsurgical spinal decompression at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center, call 415-392-2225. Mention this review for a complimentary consultation and tour of the DRX9000.

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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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Spinal Decompression Review: San Francisco

Dr. Trong Le
Our "Patient of the Week" is Dr. Trong Le. Dr. Le is a local dentist in San Francisco who was unable to practice because of a herniated disc in his neck. He did not want neck surgery and decided to try nonsurgical cervical decompression with the DRX9000c at our clinic. Dr. Le was amazed at how quickly he began to feel better and is now back to practicing at about 75% capacity. Dr. Le continues to improve and looks forward to being pain free in the near future.

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for over 20 years now.

To schedule an appointment at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center please call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog article for a complimentary consultation.

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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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Spinal Decompression Review: San Francisco

Our San Francisco Spinal Decompression “Patient of the Week” is David Lehman. Several years back David presented to our clinic with severe debilitating low back pain and sciatica. David was unable to walk without using a cane or walker. He did not want back surgery. Well, David has been pain free since he finished his spinal decompression therapy with the DRX9000. David now comes in once per month for maintenance care and his cane and walker are in his garage. Check-out his video review of us.

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To schedule an appointment with one of our spinal decompression doctors in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation and clinic tour.

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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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Can a Chiropractor Help Sciatica?

Sciatica treatment san franciscoWe have been providing treatment for Sciatica in San Francisco for 20 years.

Sciatica is a term which is used to describe pain in the buttocks, thigh, leg, and/or foot. The pain is usually of a burning, numbing, or stinging nature. There may or may not be any back pain.

Sciatica is usually the result of a herniated or bulging disc that puts pressure (aka: pinched nerve) on one of the delicate nerve roots in the lower back that form the sciatic nerve (branches of L4,L5,S1). Tears inside the disc can also cause chemical leaks which can irritate nerves attached to the disc as well as the sciatic nerve roots. Nerve root pressure can also result from spinal and disc degeneration resulting in stenosis.

So can a chiropractor help sciatica?

YES…sometimes. Actually, most of the time in my experience…especially if the chiropractor has a nonsurgical spinal decompression machine and uses Class IV deep tissue laser.

Unfortunately…most of the time when a patient presents with sciatica, the underlying problem has been around for a long time and the sciatica symptoms are the "red siren" something needs attention.

Other times, the sciatic nerve becomes irritated early in the disease process and is easier to treat.

Either way, chiropractic adjustments can help, as well as massage, exercise, deep tissue laser therapy, and spinal decompression.

Our San Francisco Chiropractors and spinal decompression team spend quite a bit of time on a daily basis working with patients that present with sciatica secondary to pinched nerves in the low back.

A patients diet can actually influence the healing process. The Typical American Diet is "pro inflammatory"…meaning it causes inflammation…which is the last thing you want with sciatica. A Plant-based diet is "anti-inflammatory" which means it reduces inflammation which is exactly what you want.

To what extent we achieve compliance with this just depends on the patient, and to be quite frank, on the doctor they end up with at our clinic. As far as I know I am the only vegan doctor at our San Francisco chiropractic and decompression clinic, but everyone is supposed to use plant based therapy as a recommendation to reduce inflammation naturally. Our best resource for information on plant-based nutrition is Dr. John McDougall, MD. I have seen this be the difference many times.

Chiropractic adjustments have been known to promote healing in injured discs and to slow down the progression of the degenerative process. So this is always what we try first. Of course, if the patient has already tried chiropractic adjustments we go right to spinal decompression with the DRX9000. We also include muscle stimulation, ice, laser, and massage.

Some sciatica patients have so much pain and muscle spasms that we are unable to perform chiropractic adjustments…so we start with deep tissue laser…then spinal decompression when things cool off. 

The success rates are very high when you have advanced technologies at your disposal. Heck…success rates are good with just "hands-on" chiropractic…but a lot depends on the experience of the doctor and their manual adjusting skills.

Having both great "hands-on" skills and modern technology along with it…with proper "anti-inflammatory" nutrition, really increases the odds of a favorable outcome…though it may take some time.

How long it takes just depends on the nature and severity of the problem, the age of the patient, whether or not there are any complications, and the patients over-all health.

It can be anywhere from a few weeks to several months to get sciatica (and it's causes) under control.

We understand you have a choice when you choose a health-care provider for your sciatica…and we certainly appreciate you choosing us.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Sciatica Doctors in San Francisco to discuss your sciatica symptoms…please 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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Who is a Good Candidate for Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

DRX9000 spinal decompression treatment san franciscoWe have been providing spinal decompression in San Francisco for over 6 six years now. The machine we use is the DRX9000. We treat mostly cervical and lumbar disc bulges and disc herniations, as well as degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, and spinal stenosis.

We do not accept every case…because not everyone that presents with the conditions listed above is a candidate for spinal decompression.  First of all…if you have had cervical or lumbar spinal fusion you are automatically disqualified from treatment with the DRX9000. If you have any hardware such as screws, plates, metal mesh, or cement work, you are also disqualified.

Some of the other contraindications to spinal decompression are moderate to severe scoliosis, aortic aneurysm, unstable spondylolithesis, advanced osteoporosis,  and cancer of the spine. There are more…but the point is not everyone qualifies for decompression.

When a patient does qualify for treatment, we consider the age of the patient, level of spinal degeneration, whether or not there is a single disc herniation or multiple levels of involvement, overall health, and likelihood of treatment compliance. We only want to initiate treatment with those we feel will benefit and are willing to do their part. Because of this, we are able to help the overwhelming majority of the cases we accept.

There are many variables involved that are adjustable that can improve the odds of a favorable outcome.  Things such as water intake, diet, exercise, stress, ergonomics, sleeping postures,  and attitude. We try to address all of them.

There is also an art to the actual set-up and harnessing process on the spinal decompression machine itself. Mess this up and you can delay healing or even set it back. We like to think we have it mastered…though we continue to learn more every single day.  For sure you want a spinal decompression doctor with lots of experience…not just a machine.

Anyway…most disc herniation patients we meet in San Francisco to discuss spinal decompression as a treatment option, have no idea about the things I described here. Many are of the opinion that a machine is a machine and think…where can I get the best price?

Well…all I can say is…you get what you pay for. If you are reading this chances are you are doing homework and are in the discovery phase and researching spinal decompression doctors. If you live in the SF Bay Area you can see us. If you live out of the area call and ask how many patients the doctor has treated and for how long.  Experienence matters. Ask for a complimentary consultation and go in and meet the doctor yourself and see if it seems like a good match and if decompression makes sense for you. And ask to speak to patients that have went throught their decompression program…preferrably with a condition similar to yours.

You can always send me an email at ebendavis@yahoo.com and ask for a referral near you. I will let you know if I can help.

Anyway, if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our spinal decompression doctors in San Francisco…simply call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post 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?

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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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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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San Francisco Spinal Decompression Review: Cervical

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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Can wrist pain be connected to back pain?

Back, Neck, and Wrist Pain Treatment San Francisco We have been helping patients with back and wrist pain in downtown San Francisco for around 20 years now. When we first started, office workers and professionals would perform various tasks throughout the day and there would be a lot of moving around. Today, it's pretty much sitting in front of the computer all day with a few breaks here and there. Then, more at home.

Well…not only is there an entire body of recent research that suggests that sitting all day is bad for your heart, your internal organs, your immune system, and your skeletal system…sitting for prolonged periods doing repetitive motions is terrible for your back and hard on your wrists.

Think about it. Life is Motion. We are designed to be running around the woods hunting for food and getting plenty of exercise and sunlight. When we deprive ourselves of this movement we steer ourselves in the direction of illness. 

The nerves that control the upper extremities (arms and hands). exit from the upper back and neck. When you sit for long periods…especially if you do not have a properly set-up workstation, it causes tremendous stress on the spinal bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the spine. This can lead to muscle spasms that can pull the bones out of alignment (vertebral subluxation) pinching the nerves that control the arm and hand.

For the most part, this happens silently. Then at a certain point you begin to feel things like weakness of grip, numbness, tingling, and wrist pain. There may or may not be any back or neck pain.

This type of injury is referred to as a Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI).

A good chiropractor or therapist will quickly determine during the exam and consultation if you have RSI, or if the cause is something else. RSI takes longer to treat than a new muscle strain from say sleeping funny or putting together a piece of furniture..or a fresh sports injury. A good doctor knows the difference. 

Fortunately, with the advancement of medical technology, treating back and wrist pain has become a whole lot easier. In addition to the manual therapies that have served us well for so long (and are still the cornerstone of our treatment) we have Deep Tissue Laser, Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, and Kinesio Taping…as well as Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression. All of which can be mixed and matched per individual needs. It's rare when we can't get the job done. 

So, YES…wrist pain and back pain can be connected. And your wrist pain may still be connected to your back even if there is no back pain (or neck pain). A doctor that treats back and wrist pain day in and day out will be able to check your back and neck and determine if it is the source of your hand pain.

Our San Francisco Chiropracors treat the full spine and upper extremities on both sides (shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers) when a patient presents with RSI. After-all…the spine functions as a unit. And when RSI builds up slowly over time…it throws everything out.

Same with the upper extremities. When you have pain in say the wrist…you favor it and use the other side more…now you are at risk to develop overuse  syndrome on that side. Same with the shoulders and elbows…they are connected to the wrists. When the wrists are injured, they have to work more than they should and can lose alignment (this may or may not be symptomatic).

Anyway…as you can see, there is a lot involved in the treatment on back, neck, and wrist pain. And who treats you matters. Do they use this comprehensive approach and have the skills to deliver the goods…or is it just wrist splints and Motrin? And not all chiropractors are equal either. Some have no clue what to do. So do your homework. And if you need help finding a chiropractor in your area send me an email at ebendavis@yahoo.com.

That's about it on this topic…I hope you found it useful.

Dr. Eben Davis is an expert on the nonsurgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), repetitive stress injuries, and beck, neck, and wrist pain. Dr. Davis has helped train thousands of chiropractors on how to treat CTS and it's related disorders.

If you live or work near the San Francisco Financial District and would like to find out if you are a candidate for neck, back, or wrist pain treatment…call Executive Express Chiropractic at 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.  

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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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