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  • Is the lousy weather in San Francisco today making your joints hurt more? Your grandmother told you that she can predict the weather based on how her joints flare-up, even days before a storm. For years doctors dismissed this as superstition. An old wives’ tale. A relic of folk remedy past. But [...]

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    New Year Resolution For Your Spine

    Extend, do not flex I have been a chiropractor in San Francisco for 16 years, and let me tell you that New Year’s resolutions bring new patients and new injuries every January without fail.  In fact, it is Chiro-Health Inc.'s busiest month of the year.  My goal and obligation as a [...]

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    Avoid Back Pain From Driving

    You can avoid back pain from driving simply by following these tips. Back pain and discomfort can happen whether you are the driver or the passenger. Long drives put a different type of stress on the back and the discs. It is fair to say that if you have had a back pain whether from postural [...]

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    Proper stretching is crucial since stretching reduces your risk of getting hurt and also alleviates tight muscles. Tight Muscles To begin, we need to understand why a muscle is tight. Muscles can be short and tight for many reasons, including: the muscle might be in a partially contracted [...]

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    Why Stand Not Sit?  The standing desk hype.

    The Standing Desk Hype In the last year, San Francisco has become The Technology Hub, The New Silicon Valley, The High Tech Paradise, The New Gold Rush destination.  Pinterest, Zinga, Square, Salesforce, Twitter, Zendek, and hundreds of more high-tech startups have set up shop in San Francisco. [...]

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    Allergies and Back Pain

    Allergies and back pain connection There is no scientific evidence that links seasonal allergies to back pain, meaning that if you have allergies you will not necessarily have back pain and vice versa. But it doesn't mean that back pain can't result from all that sneezing, coughing, sinus [...]

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    Let's talk about inflammation and pain: are they Good or Bad? Many people think that inflammation and pain are bad things. Well, sometimes they are and sometimes they aren't. First, let's look at inflammation.  Acute Inflammation - Good The acute inflammatory process is what helps heal [...]

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    As times change and a largely virtual experience continues to engulf us, sitting behind a computer screen or looking down at your phone for hours is becoming more and more common. So much screen time can lead to slouching, which deteriorates good posture. Luckily, here are 5 ways to prevent [...]

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    Stop doing these 9 things and see if your back pain is a thing of the past! Sitting for Longer Than 30 Minutes Sitting weakens your glute muscles, which could cause low back pain. Sitting also shortens your hip flexors, specifically your psoas muscle, which contributes to low back pain as [...]

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    Weak Glute Muscles Cause Lower Back Pain

    Dr. Mazgaloff, San Francisco chiropractor, says, "If your lower back pain is a real pain in the butt, you should keep reading. Many people don't now that having weak glute muscles and hip abductors can lead to low back pain and changes in gait." Lifestyle factors that lead to weak glute muscles[...]

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