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Why It’s Important to Make Time for Your Chiropractor

Why It’s Important to Make Time for Your Chiropractor

Treatments for Back and Neck Injuries

Why is it important to make time for your chiropractor?  You may come home from work every day completely exhausted.You may spend most of your day taking care of your family with precious little time for yourself. Or you could be a single parent who does it all: makes breakfast, lunch and dinner for everyone, works at a high-pressure job, and rarely has a spare minute to savor anything. Or perhaps you’re an über-busy executive, laser-focused on your clients from early morning to late at night, five to seven days a week.

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Can Jaw Problems Be Causing My Headaches?

Can Jaw Problems Be Causing My Headaches?

Jaw Problems and Headaches Are Often Interrelated

Do you ever wonder if jaw problems cause headaches? Do you ever wake up in the morning, yawn or chew, and hear your jaw click? Do you think your jaw issues and your headaches could be connected to each other?

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How to know if You Have a Concussion and What To Do

How to know if You Have a Concussion and What To Do

Concussions can be sneaky. They happen when your brain hits the inside of your skull. You don’t even need to hit your head. Whiplash injuries, that are common in car accidents and sports, jar the head forcefully and can cause just as much damage as being struck.

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6 Reasons Why Your Head Might Be Hurting

6 Reasons Why Your Head Might Be Hurting

Advice from a Chiropractor

Do you have a series of headaches that just won’t go away and are affecting you at work and while playing sports? Does the pain of migraines stop you in your tracks? Do your sinuses ache? Is stress bothering you? Do you have intermittent dizzy spells?

Don’t you wish there was a way to have someone prevent you from having to yell, “Why does my head hurt?’

In this article, I discuss the types of headaches that my patients have –– and how I resolve their problems with chiropractic care.

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High School Sports Injuries and Concussions

High School Sports Injuries and Concussions

How often do you think high school sports injuries and concussions occur? Whether you have a child who plays in a team sport or not, sports injuries, especially concussions, are a lot more common than you might think.

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How a Chiropractor Treats a Herniated Disc

How a Chiropractor Treats a Herniated Disc

Clayton Kershaw. Andrew Bogut. Tony Romo. Tiger Woods. Peyton Manning. What do all of these different athletes have in common?

They’ve all been in the news over the last few years because of suffering from herniated discs in their backs, which can be very painful, even excruciating.

In fact, Clayton Kershaw, the L.A. Dodgers’ pitching ace, was first diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back in June, and was just moved to a 60-day disabled list, meaning he can’t throw, catch or even pick up a baseball until at least late August.

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Why Does a Chiropractor Need to Crack My Neck?

Why Does a Chiropractor Need to Crack My Neck?

In my most recent article, “Does a Chiropractor Need to Crack My Back?”, I discussed the pros and cons of cracking your back to relieve pain and pressure on your facet joints that sandwich each of your 33 vertebrae.

In this article, I’ll move up your spine a bit and discuss the practice of cracking your neck.

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High School Football and Concussions

High School Football and Concussions

Concussions are an everyday occurrence in a wide range of sports. Many of my patients are sports enthusiasts and it is not uncommon to hear that they have had one or multiple concussions over their lifetimes.

You might have heard about or seen the movie Concussion, where accomplished pathologist, Dr. Bennett Omalu, uncovers the truth about brain damage among Pittsburgh Steelers and other football players who had suffered from repeated head trauma. The truth is, a concussion head injury isn’t limited to professional athletes.

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Does a Chiropractor Need to Crack My Back?

Does a Chiropractor Need to Crack My Back?

If you were to stop and ask someone on the street, “What does a chiropractor do?” you might hear them say that a “chiropractor cracks peoples’ backs.” But is that really the truth? Is cracking your back all a chiropractor does?

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How Can We Stretch When We are Sitting All the Time?

How Can We Stretch When We are Sitting All the Time?

Stretches You Can Do at Your Desk

Going from the bed to the car to the desk to the sofa, many of my patients feel the need to stretch, but just don’t take the time. When you are sitting all day, you need to stretch to avoid the aches and pains that come with a stiff body. You may not have an hour a day to do a stretch or yoga class, but, it’s important to stretch a little bit frequently to really stay flexible. A good stretch begins from a position of good posture. When stretching at your desk, make sure you have your ergonomics set up first to minimize stress on the body. When you are sitting properly, it will be easier to stretch at your desk or even in your car.

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5 Myths About Back Pain

5 Myths About Back Pain

“Oh, my aching back!” Why does your back hurt today and not yesterday? Did you pick something up that was too heavy without bending your legs? Did you sleep with your neck off the side of the pillow? Or did you just wake up and your back suddenly hurt? If you were to ask these questions to my patients, you would hear all sorts of answers. It’s amazing how many myths about back pain there are. To help you understand exactly why your back might be hurting, here are the 5 most common myths that I discuss with my patients and the answers you need to know.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Back is Hurting

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Back is Hurting

San Rafael Chiropractor Shares Advice

Many of you have a variety of misconceptions about exactly why your back is hurting. In fact, according to the Arthritis Foundation, an estimated 50 to 80% of American adults will experience back pain.

The reasons vary because we all have 24 vertebrae that can get knocked out of line, strained, twisted, or compressed. That’s why I’m providing this article to clarify why your back is hurting.

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How Do I Avoid Neck and Back Pain from Sitting

How Do I Avoid Neck and Back Pain from Sitting

5 Proven Techniques from a Chiropractor

Many people realize that their neck or back pain becomes worse after sitting for extended or sometimes even short period of times. In our culture, most of us spend much of our day seated, whether it’s on the drive to work, at a desk in front of a computer , eating and even relaxing on the sofa after a long day. No matter where you are sitting, the same posture and ergonomic concerns apply. The more you are able to apply the following guidelines, the less stress you will have on your spine and the less likely you will be to experience back or neck pain.

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How to Strengthen Your Neck

How to Strengthen Your Neck

You probably haven’t actively thought about how to strengthen your neck, but you wake up after you “slept funny” and you’ve got a crick. Then that crick turns into a lot of pain in and around your neck that just won’t go away by itself. At this point most people start to wonder if a Chiropractor would be good solution or if this is “just” neck pain they will have to live with. The good news, a chiropractor can help you with neck issues.

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Headache Help in San Rafael

Headache Help in San Rafael

Do you have headaches more than a few times a week? Are they tension headaches? Or are they migraines? At Balance Chiropractic, many of my patients seek headache help in San Rafael, because their pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems.

In this article I’ll be discussing how you can be treated with chiropractic techniques and cranial therapies to ease your headache pain. I offer a variety of therapies to analyze and correct most issues that address the needs of headache suffers.

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Chiropractic Treatment for Head Issues

Chiropractic Treatment for Head Issues

What is Causing My Constant Headaches?

If you’ve found this page, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from headaches. In fact, you may already know that a severe headache is the #1 reason for missing work. So, if you’re one of those folks who’s tired of missing work or loosing quality time with friends and family, because your head throbs or bright lights hurt your eyes, this article is for you.

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Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Issues

Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Issues

Chiropractic Solutions for Athletes

When you think about it, Marin is like a giant park, with all kinds of wonderful and easily accessible indoor and outdoor activities to keep you fit, trim and in great shape. It’s our own slice of paradise.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, training for a triathlon, the Dipsea Race or the Double Dipsea (for you masochists out there), it’s fairly common to tweak a muscle or joint.

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Chiropractic Treatment for Back and Leg Issues

Chiropractic Treatment for Back and Leg Issues

How Chiropractic Helps Backs Feel Better
“Oh my aching back,” is a phase I’ve heard all too often in my chiropractic office and it’s not surprising as back pain is one of the most common issues I treat. The fact that you found this article tells me that you most likely have some kind of back pain.

In this article, I’ll outline some of the common causes for lower and upper back ailments, then I’ll describe how I treat them.

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San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415-499-3399

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