Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome | SF Hypermobility means that your joints are more flexible than other people's (you may think of yourself as being double jointed). When this causes pain, it might be joint hypermobility syndrome.People with high levels of flexibility often gravitate towards activities where flexibility is a goal or…

Stress & Your Body

STRESS & YOUR BODY | san francisco Stress has both benefits and downfalls. It is an adaptive energy needed for growth and strengthening. We have evolved through the fight or flight response, which provides the physical energy and mental focus to remove us from dangerous situations (Segerstrom, 2006).Examples of good…

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome | san francisco Leaky gut, or "intestinal permeability" is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to "leak" through the intestines and flood the blood stream. The foreign substances entering the blood can cause…

Acute vs. Chronic Pain

Acute vs chronic pain What was the mechanism of injury?  How long has it been ongoing?  What have you done at home to address it?When you ask someone for advice about pain, you tend to get a slew of questions rather than anything constructive.  A good first step is to…

Golfer's Elbow and Tennis Elbow

GOLFER'S ELBOW AND TENNIS ELBOW: TWO COMMON CAUSES OF ELBOW PAIN While many people are familiar with the names of these conditions, there is less widespread understanding about how they differ. Both tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) are injuries to the tendons attaching your forearm muscles…

Foam Rolling, Myofascial Release and Stretching: What's the Difference?

Foam Rolling, myofascial release, stretching...what's the difference? Foam Rolling, Myofascial Release, Stretching...What's the difference really?  Most of us will instinctively try to loosen a tight muscle.  This is especially true when it causes pain.  Many different techniques have been developed to fulfill this need.  They fall into two broad categories:…

Frozen Shoulder

FROZEN SHOULDER | SF Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects your shoulder joint. It usually involves pain and stiffness that develops gradually, gets worse and then finally goes away. This can take anywhere from a year to 3 years.  If you are suffering from Frozen Shoulder in San Francisco,…

The Elimination Diet

The Elimination Diet | San Francisco An elimination diet is an eating plan that "eliminates" a food or group of foods believed to cause an adverse food reaction, often referred to as a “food intolerance.” By removing these foods for a period of time and then reintroducing them during a “challenge” period,…

Dysbiosis and What to Do About It

Dysbiosis and What to Do About It | SF You have literally trillions of microbes – bacteria, fungi, viruses, even parasites – all living together in your gastrointestinal tract. Together they create a virtual ecosystem.  This is known as your microflora.  This “Garden Within,” under certain conditions, will shift out…

Probiotics in your diet

Adding Probiotics to your Diet | SF Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits when consumed.  Probiotics — which are usually beneficial bacteria — provide all sorts of powerful benefits for your body and brain.  Studies suggest that they may improve digestive health, reduce depression and promote heart health.  Some…

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet | SF The anti-inflammatory diet is an eating plan designed to prevent or reduce low-grade chronic inflammation, a key risk factor in a host of health problems and several major diseases. The typical anti-inflammatory diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. SF |…

What is Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome?

What is Adrenal Fatigue | SF We all become run-down now and then due to the stresses of everyday life and the demands of our busy schedules. Over extended periods of time this can overburden our bodies, creating a situation that’s not so easy to bounce back from. In particular…

What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome?

What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome | SF Rotator Cuff Syndrome :   The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint.   It keeps the head of the humerus firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury often causes a dull ache in…

What is Runner's Knee?

What is Runner's Knee | San Francisco Runner's knee hurts, limits your mobility, makes it hard to get comfortable, and takes forever to heal.  The term runner's knee is sometimes used a bit loosely.  It may be used to describe either tendinitis of the Ilio-tibial Band (ITB) tendon where it…

How Chiropractors Treat Hip Pain

How Chiropractors Treat Hip Pain | SF Your hips support your whole upper body providing stability, strength, and mobility. It stands out as one of the most common types of joint pain potentially occurring both early and later in life.  The hip joint specifically refers to where the rounded edge…

Nerve Pain

NERVE PAIN | SAN FRANCISCO Neuritis,  neuralgia, Sciatica, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, & Carpal Tunnel all refer to conditions resulting in nerve pain. The underlying control system for your body is the brain. The brain communicates to the rest of the body through the many nerves that make up your nervous…

Abnormal Spinal Curves

Abnormal Spinal Curves | San FRancisco The main purpose of the spine is to support the body’s weight.  However, it also provides stability to the torso, allows for flexibility & movement, and protects the spinal cord. Abnormal curves of the spine may hinder or result in the inability of the spine…

Chiropractors and Foot Pain

Can Chiropractors Help with Foot Pain | SF? Have you ever felt pain in your feet after your daily workout wondered whether or no something has gone wrong? It is wise for any athlete or dedicated exerciser to pay attention to signals from your body.  If that pain persists, you might need to…