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Pain Relief San Francisco

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Dr. Smith provides pain relief in San Francisco (Noe Valley) for a number of conditions.  If you suffer from lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, or any other physical woes then you have come to the right place.

Pain Relief San Francisco

“And it Stoned me to My Soul”

~Van Morrison

Low Back Pain SF

 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.  It is one of the most common causes of missed work.  Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.  Dr. Smith provides safe, effective, and affordable care for low back pain in Noe Valley.

Neck pain is quite prevalent and can be debilitating.  Finding effective treatment can be both frustrating and expensive.  Dr. Smith has been effectively treating neck pain for over 13 years and is here to help.  If you do choose to seek care, make sure it is with a licensed professional. 

Neck Pain SF
Shoulder Pain SF

People experience shoulder pain for many reasons.  It can be related to posture, repetitive activities, or improper lifting.  To effectively treat shoulder pain, the involved structures must first be identified.  Dr. Smith performs a targeted orthopedic exam as part of every shoulder treatment.  He then tailors his treatment to the involved structures. 

People experience Knee Pain in for any number of reasons: Sports Injuries, Muscle Imbalances, Arthritis, or trying to walk over a ridiculously steep hill on their way to the Castro.  Whatever your situation, let Dr. Smith help you to properly diagnose the cause and make an informed decision as how to best proceed.

Knee Pain SF

TMJ presents in many different ways.  Perhaps you wake up with headaches or get pain in the jaw when you chew.  Many people have issues in the neck, head and shoulder which relates to the TMJ without know it that their jaw is involved.  If you clench, grind, or have chonic pain, it is worth considering your TMJ.

People experience hand, wrist, and arm pain for many reasons.  Sometimes the cause is local irritation, but other times the pain is referred from another area.  Let Dr. Smith help you find the cause of your pain and treat it effectively.

Arm Pain SF
Bursitis/Tendonitis - Bursitis is inflammation or irritation to the bursa (small sacs between bone and other moving parts, such as skin, muscles and tendons). Tendonitis is inflammation or irritation of the tendon (thick fibrous cords that connect muscles to bone).

Soft tissue structures around the joints, namely tendons and bursa, often get aggravated from overuse and overexertion.  Dr. Smiths blend of therapies can help get you on track to recover.

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, affects more than 20 million Americans and is more common in women than in men. Dr. Smith uses a combination of therapies to help maintain mobility, decrease inflammation, and slow the progress of degenerative changes.

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Muscle Tension Headaches and Migraines in San Francisco

There are several types of headaches and the exact cause can be complex.  Causes range from muscle tension, jaw clenching, and food sensitivities to posture and automobile accidents.  Determining the type of headache/cause is key to proper treatment.

For many decades, doctors and scientists believed that most back pain was caused by ”slipped” or “torn” discs. We now know this not to be true. Disc problems constitute only a small portion of the causes of back pain and rarely require surgery for pain relief.  That being said, disc pain can be severe and requires expert treatment.

Herniated Discs
Foot Pain & Plantar Fascitis SF

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.   Achilles Tendinitis is a close second.  The Plantar fascia connects the tissue that connects your heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of your foot gets aggravated especially when you don’t have adequate arch support.  The calves and achilles get tight from excessive sitting and a lack of stretching.

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