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In-Recovery Shouldn’t* Mean Immobile

Advice to Immobilize? Do you ever get weird patterns in stories you’re hearing? This month, ProActive keeps hearing about dogs wearing goggles and people being advised to immobilize for the sake of recovery.  In brief, we’re not clear why anyone would call...

How to Mitigate Holiday Frustration

Whatever winter holidays you celebrate, they come with traditions you love and, let’s be honest, some that stress you out. The holidays have magic, but it is indisputably a stressful time for most people, according to this study cited by Harvard. The top stressors...

How to Mitigate Holiday Frustration

Whatever winter holidays you celebrate, they come with traditions you love and, let’s be honest, some that stress you out. The holidays have magic, but it is indisputably a stressful time for most people, according to this study cited by Harvard. The top stressors...

Shoulder Adjustment Baseball USF baseball player’s throwing shoulder fixed (Video)

Shoulder injuries are often mistreated or misdiagnosed. This is made even worse by doctors that tell you that you have to take time away from your sport to let it heal. Many of our patients show up feeling defeated with a lack of mobility in their body that prevents...

In-Recovery Shouldn’t* Mean Immobile

Advice to Immobilize? Do you ever get weird patterns in stories you’re hearing? This month, ProActive keeps hearing about dogs wearing goggles and people being advised to immobilize for the sake of recovery.  In brief, we’re not clear why anyone would call...

ProActive support for health resolutions this New Year

ProActive Performance Care New Year’s Resolutions  Are you making resolutions this year? The vibe lately has been that resolutions are oppressively guilt-inducing and doomed to failure so we should let ourselves skip them as self-care. I am so ready to sign on to...

How to Mitigate Holiday Frustration

Whatever winter holidays you celebrate, they come with traditions you love and, let’s be honest, some that stress you out. The holidays have magic, but it is indisputably a stressful time for most people, according to this study cited by Harvard. The top stressors...

New Study: Posture Improves Athletic Performance

When we study athletic performance, we usually focus on strength, endurance, and skill. A new study proves we've been neglecting a critical element: posture. Proper postural alignment is pivotal for...

Unveiling the Magic of Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Hey there, health enthusiasts! Ever wondered what your body's up to when you're not looking? Well, we've got a secret decoder for you – Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). Trust us; it's like having a backstage pass to the concert of your life (er…your health)....

Top Tips for Concussion Recovery

Suffering from a concussion is a challenging experience that requires proper care and attention for a full recovery. As kids and adult leagues start up, it’s important to highlight proper concussion management. As a sports chiropractor I’ve treated many patients with...

The Medpay Advantage: $5 per Month for Happy, Healthy Healing

As a sports chiropractor, I've witnessed firsthand the toll that car accidents can take on our bodies. Not to mention, the emotional load of the fight to access recovery services can be equally detrimental. It's disheartening to see patients in pain, eager to heal,...

Overcome Setbacks and Maximize Your Anti-Aging Journey with the Help of a Longevity Chiropractor

Overcome Setbacks and Maximize Your Anti-Aging Journey with the Help of a Longevity Chiropractor Are you committed to hacking the aging process through nutrition, supplements, and intense workouts? While you strive for longevity, it's crucial to plan for setbacks that...

The Cold Bath Guide for People That Hate Cold Water

Introduction to Cold Plunges: Cold baths, or cold plunges, have gained popularity due to their remarkable benefits for recovery, mental health, and fat burning. This invigorating practice is refreshing (for some strong souls!), but also stimulates the body's natural...

Is your doctor ordering enough lab tests?

The Importance of Comprehensive Lab Testing: Unlocking Insights for Optimal Health  Maintaining good health requires more than just the occasional check-up. While many people recognize the importance of physical examinations, they often overlook the valuable insights...

Travel Hacks: Ways to Stay Healthy while Traveling

There are several effective ways to ensure you stay healthy during your travels, encompassing movement, mindfulness, and nutrition. Here are some tips to help you optimize your well-being: 1. Dress for comfort:  Prioritize clothing that allows for easy movement and...

Spring into Action!

Spring is here! The temperature is on the rise and so are our patients. Along with the sunshine and heat comes a lot of new sports leagues across the city. Including soccer, softball and new running clubs. After a year-long hiatus I am starting to run again and...

I Hate New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions are extremely charged; either you're someone who loves them and has them front and center in your mind, or you're "not a New Year’s resolution" person. If you haven’t set a resolution, this post is for you. The New Year is an exciting time for...

How to manage your stress during the holiday season

The holidays, despite our best efforts, can be quite stressful; we ALWAYS see an uptick in the amount of patients experiencing strange headaches, old injury flare ups, and waking up with bizarre neck or back pain during this time of year. Awful pull-out couches and...

Warming up and cooling down – is it really that important?

  It is critical to your body’s well being to warm up before your workout and cool down after your workout. The key to warming up is to warm up in a sport-specific way. What does that mean? If you’re going to jog, start with a fast paced walk, then move to a slow...

Health Update

The WHO has now classified Monkeypox as a public emergency of international concern. At ProActive Chiropractic, we are continuing to use the utmost precautions to keep our community safe. At our office, we use hygienic face paper rolls that are changed between each...

Food to Boost Your Mood

The one question that I get from everyone who lays on my table is “How did my body get so misaligned?” There are three main reasons that cause misalignments; physical stress (traumas), emotional stress (thoughts), and chemical stress (toxins). Has your neck or back...

Putting more thoughts behind your steps

The body is designed to work as one. Your neck or back pain could be coming from somewhere else entirely! Whenever we are standing, walking, or running, our feet are the first point of contact that make it possible for us to stay vertical. The lower limbs are the...

Diaphragmatic Breathing: Are you doing it right?

Are you feeling stressed or always on edge? Are your neck muscles always stiff and tired? It could be your posture, or it could be the way you’re breathing. We don’t often think about each individual breath we take, but did you know that there’s a correct way to...

The solution to your back pain is hiding in your core! (Video)

Taking care of your core is so important! A surefire way to keep you doing what you love and preventing injury is through maintaining and strengthening your core muscles. A lot of us deal with lower back pain in our daily lives, but we often forget that there are ways...

5 Exercises to Heal Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Video)

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is characterized by pain and tenderness on the back of the ankle, numbness around the inner heel, or pain when you sweep your heel outward or bring your toes toward your head. Try these five exercises before you try a doctor’s office, and you...

Video: Is Sleeping on Your Stomach Bad?

Do you wake up with back pain every day? Do you suffer from insomnia? If you sleep on your stomach, let us tell you why you should stop, using evidence based methods that can provide you relief. It is...

Four simple solutions for Morton’s Neuroma (video)

If you’re suffering from Morton’s neuroma, don’t look for pain relief by going to a surgeon until you've exhausted every other option. Try out these four, easy exercises that can be done from home and bring you some relief in just a couple of days. We love all of the...

Learn Post Workout Tricks And Tools At the Cow Hollow Dailey Barre with TrapFitness and ProActive

What if you could do an epic workout and then learn tricks and tools to decrease soreness and improve flexibility to train harder the next time? Join TRAPvibez Fitness & Dr. NancyChu for BARRE + BRUNCH; a 60-min barre workout at The Dailey Method in Cow Hollow....

What Kind of Chair Is Best for Sciatica?

10 Things You Need To Consider While Choosing A Chair For Sciatica Pain Many people suffer from lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain can be particularly excruciating. Some chairs can exacerbate your discomfort and make the situation worse. While engaging in regular...

What should you wear to see a chiropractor?

What should you wear to see a chiropractor? A lot of folks are unsure of what to expect when they see a chiropractor for the first time, and that includes being unsure of what to wear to the appointment. Chiropractic treatment can consist of several different...

What Does A Chiropractic Assistant Do?

Overview A chiropractic assistant helps chiropractors in a private setup. Their main duties include managing patients, answering the phone, medical billing, and looking out for finances. If you are a person that can form a positive relationship with the patients, you...

How Long Are Chiropractic Appointments?

If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, or joint problems and are considering chiropractic care for the first time, you may have some questions. The most frequent questions we get are "how long does a chiropractic adjustment last?" and "how long does a chiropractic...

Did you get a headache after a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments can alleviate neck and back pain. A licensed chiropractor will use spinal manipulation to improve spinal mobility, the nervous system, and the body’s functionality. However, some patients may get a headache after a chiropractic adjustment....

What to do After a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic care is effective in restoring balance, alignment, and reducing pain. If you have decided to see a chiropractor, it’s a great step towards achieving health goals. However, your chiropractor is not solely responsible for your health improvement. You have...

When to Stop Chiropractic Treatment?

Overview Chiropractic treatment is an effective non-surgical way of resolving musculoskeletal and nervous system problems.  The efficacy of chiropractic care depends on various factors, which also determine its continuation, alteration, or cancelation. A chiropractor...

Peloton Injuries, Don’t Just Ride Through The Warning Signs

We love Peloton riders in our office. In fact, both of our doctors (@NorthCali and @NMChu) are regulars in @robinnyc, @alextoussaint25, and @tune2tunde classes, but have been known to dabble with all the instructors. We love staying active with all of our patients in...

This Device Reverses Your Hump

I hate this hump at the bottom of my neck! How do I reverse it? We get asked that question so frequently we decided to create a video to dig into this important topic. We will be discussing what you do to soften the muscles around the hump, why the muscles are likely...

Election Decision Clarity…You Are Stressed!

According to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, the 2020 election has caused a whopping 68% of Americans a “significant source of stress”, which is a noticeable increase from the 46% reported in 2016. With the country in a seemingly...

Why Can’t I Find a Good Doctor? Am I Too Old?

Are you frustrated by your road to recovery? In the last few years, we've had a shift in our new patients. For the longest time, the majority of our patients have come from word of mouth - someone who has...

Lessons Athletes Learn From “The Last Dance”.

Screaming at the TV (Spoiler Alert for The Last Dance) After the eighth person mentioned The Last Dance, I decided to check it out. Initially, I wasn’t eager to watch it as I thought I knew the story. I grew up in NC, which is synonymous with growing up a Tarheel fan,...

Not All Manipulation Or Adjustments Are Effective!

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Supports Findings of JAMA Spinal Manipulation Therapy Study SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 18, 2020 – The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for- profit organization educating the public about the benefits of...

Research-based sleep tips you can use tonight.

I just purchased a sleep tracker. After watching my wife use a Fitbit for months, I was curious about my data so purchased an Oura Ring to compare. One thing that's clear is I do better when I'm on a regular sleep routine and I geek out with the numbers. Staying up...

Most Chronic Pain in Gen Z Begins Before Age 16

Results also show Americans ages 18 to 24 embrace non-conventional pain management methods based on perceived effectiveness over cost and convenience. We have noticed this in our downtown San Francisco sports practice, especially since the beginning of...

Tips to Stay Healthy While Minimally Interacting with the World

With a pandemic and self-isolation restricting us, it seems hard to find the right information to keep our minds and bodies healthy. Furthermore, with video conferences being the new norm for the foreseeable future, there is an apparent amount of fatigue associated...

Mental Vacation Covid

Two Months into Shelter in Place Thoughts from Dr. Cohen: Thoughts from Dr. Cohen: What a roller coaster this is. COVID is forcing us all to adapt and be present. We’re seeing patients daily who update us on how they’ve been working at the kitchen table on a laptop...

 ProActive Chiropractic’s Social Distancing Protocol 

All of our staff has received our COVID Vaccine. But please note: Avoid entering the facility if you have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another; sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow; and do...

What is the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science (JCSMS)?

Imagine Noah’s arc full of specialists who support and care for athletes that the JCSMS. Instead of the giraffes and elephants, we have 2 representatives from each professional association (sports nutritionists, osteopaths, chiropractors, MDs, podiatrists,...

ProActive Chiropractic Partnerships (Patient Discount’s) Grow for 2020

Thank you to Vuori Clothing, Sweaty Betty, Core Power Yoga, and the Dailey Method Cow Hollow for being our 2020 partners and hosting community outreach events with us! That is a win for everyone, even if you missed the event because: If you mention “ProActive...

Bay Area Chiropractors Vaccinated and Open During COVID

First off, we will be open on a limited schedule for those in need. With our healthcare under a tremendous strain, we know people struggling with musculoskeletal issues shouldn’t be taking up critical time and space at their primary care doctor’s practice, or worse,...

eSport injury and gaming aches and pains? 

As part of being a sports chiropractor, we have helped several professional gamers that have gone through intense pain that was worse than the ones involved in traditional sports such as football, rugby, lacrosse, gymnastics. In fact, it’s more difficult to fix gaming...

How much is a chiropractic visit?

This is a complex question as many factors go into a price.  First visits can vary significantly from $200-$500. Some of those will include a treatment and some won’t. Some doctors also charge a low teaser price to get you in the door (a loss leader).  The range for a...

How to choose a good chiropractor?

When patients move or tell their friends about the type of care they receive here at ProActive Chiropractic, they often ask us for a referral for someone who does what we do outside of San Francisco. And honestly, we have the same problem when we are  traveling and we...

How Expensive Is a Chiropractor Without Insurance?

Chiropractic services can vary a lot in pricing. They can be anywhere from $40 (for a rapid visit type)  to $1500/hr (for a concierge type service). The cost of treatment is correlated with your doctor’s expertise, the type of certifications your doctor has, the...

What can applied kinesiology treat?

Muscle testing is also known as applied kinesiology (AK) or manual muscle testing (MMT). Applied kinesiology is a holistic practice to efficiently diagnose and treat structural, muscular, chemical, and mental ailments. Practitioners use applied kinesiology to treat...

Kinesiology and Applied Kinesiology for Sports Injuries

In addition to Chiropractic, we have also a background in Kinesiology. Kinesiology helps us assess how your muscles are firing and detect improper movement patterns that cause pain.  Chiropractic helps address the joint imbalances and kinesiology helps with resetting...

Dr. Nancy Chu travels to Mexico

Spinal pain, sciatica, shoulder dislocation, upper neuron motor syndrome, abdominal hernias, abdominal aortic aneurysm, sprained wrists, rib misalignment, bilateral hip pain, upper and lower cross syndrome, torn labrum, torn ligaments, hip pain, tailbone or coccyx...

Can Chiropractic Be Used For Disk Herniations?

Chances are 7/10 of your friends has back pain [1]. Extremely disabling low back pain with leg pain is usually caused by herniated inter-vertebral disk. A variety of treatment options are available and are grouped into 2 categories: surgical and conservative care....

Should I Get a MRI, an Injection, Chiropractic, or Surgery?

The common pathway for individuals with low back or neck pain is to get an MRI, be referred for surgical referral, receive spinal injections and then surgery. This article reminds you that this pathway leaves out conservative, non surgical options that are cost...

Camp Fire Firefighter Med Tent

One of the attractions about living in the city is how active everyone is. Thousands of people swarm the streets of San Francisco for various reasons -whether it be for work or play. Countless events, marathons, walks, and races have been hosted here; some we have had...

Pain makes you a pain in the ass!

Well, maybe not you, but it certainly makes me a giant pain in the ass.Two weeks ago, I injured myself rearranging the garage. It was a situation that I should have seen coming. I'd added an intro barre class and an additional Boot Camp to my regular workouts. On...

New Study Demonstrates Eating Fats Makes You Live Longer

Notes from ProActive Chiropractic: Eat fats at every meal, especially the ones shown in the photo. No, not all fats are created equal so fried foods, trans fats/processed foods, and high fat/high sugar foods (think ice cream) should be avoided. Next time you're...

Another Research Study Endorses Manipulation

For the second time in as many months, a prominent medical journal has endorsed spinal manipulation for the management of low back pain. (1) On April 11th 2017, JAMA published a systematic review of 26 randomized clinical trials to evaluate the safety and...

Chiropractic Care for Refugees in Rwanda

This fall I was in Rwanda for Proactive Chiropractic’s seventh international chiropractic volunteer trip. The amazing clinical staff at the UN’s Kiziba Refugee camp were incredibly welcoming and curious, as were the many patients I treated. The health care providers...

How Safe is Chiropractic?

This morning I had a patient ask me about the media coverage regarding the cause of death of model Katie May in February. This is a terrible story and we share our condolences with the family and friends but should be put into perspective. Below is a statement from...

Olympicathletes

It was an honor to work with the Olympic Athletes and medical staff at the 2016 Olympic Trials. It was also incredible being interviewed by TonyRobbins.com about the experience. Please click on the image below to read the full interview and get behind the scenes.

San Francisco Sports Chiropractor Works with Olympic Runners

Gold Medalists, Horrible Food, and Dorm Mattresses I had the honor of traveling to work the Olympic Trials for US Track and Field this week. My first patient was a previous gold medalist. The caliber of these athletes was incredible. The focus, determination, and...

Adjusting to Stress Might Be Easier Than You Think!

A recent study showed that chiropractic adjustments can significantly reduce the way our brains perceive stress. In an MRI, a brain subjected to stress lights up like a Christmas tree. Remarkably, after just a single adjustment, the same stress application barely lit...

Magic In Mexico!

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of traveling to Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico with a very talented group of chiropractors.  Most of us had never met before, but one thing was for certain...we knew everyone was there to make a difference in a community that...

Make Your Kid a Pro, On and Off the Field.

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care beneficial for all ages. Yes, that’s right, ALL ages! An evaluation can be performed just minutes after a baby is born, and gentle, non-force adjustments can be delivered shorty after that. These adjustments can play a...

San Francisco’s Super Bowl 50 Welcomes Players And Their Chiropractors

GEORGETOWN, Calif. – February 02, 2016 – Besides disrupting SF traffic, Super Bowl 50 will showcase the leading players in the National Football League, with Joshua Kollmann, DC and Brad Wiest, DC – team chiropractors for the Carolina Panthers – and Shawn Caldwell,...

It’s A Celebration: Super Bowl Traffic Tips for Downtown San Francisco.

Getting Around During Super Bowl 50 But don't let the Super Bowl keep you away from your care. Take a hint from previous MVP Jerry Rice...   "If there was traffic I'd hop on a bike, skateboard, or hoverboard to get to ProActive Chiropractic for my tune up."  OK,...

4 Simple Tips to Waking Up with More Energy

Do you ever feel like you don’t get enough sleep? If you answered yes, don’t worry, you’re not alone! Nearly HALF of Americans are right there with you. In March of 2013, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that insufficient sleep has become a public...

San Francisco Chiropractor to Work at 2016 Rio Olympics

Press Release: San Francisco, CA December 14, 2015 ProActive Chiropractic is pleased to announce that its clinical director, Dr. Andrew Cohen, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, recently received a special invitation to work at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de...

Diabetes is 99% preventable.

My wife, Heather, and I are doing a six week sugar cleanse before Thanksgiving. The greatest part of cutting sugar is your sweet taste buds recalibrate so you don't crave it as often and, when do you indulge, you are satiated more quickly. It just so happens that...

ProActive Chiropractic Expands Hours and Availability

In the past couple years, it's grown harder to accommodate same day appointments for our patients and sometimes it's up to a five day wait to get a new patient appointment. This is a good problem to have in that it shows we're doing something right at ProActive...

Dr. Cohen Certified in Webster Technique for Prenatal Care

When you're pregnant and want relief from pregnancy aches and pains without medications, Webster Technique is the best solution my search has found. It is an incredibly gentle, comprehensive approach to balancing the pelvic joints, muscles, and the ligaments including...

Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

ProActive Chiropractic: (415) 762-8141 | outreach@proactivesf.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 15th, 2015 ProActive Chiropractic to Participate in National Public Health Awareness Campaign Aimed at Curbing Opioid Overuse and Abuse During National Chiropractic Health...

Great cardio workouts in HALF the time!

 Tired of feeling like you have to run for hours a week on the treadmill or spend 20+ minutes on the elliptical to get your heart rate up? The best and most efficient way to get your cardio in and lose the most FAT is to try High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)....

Skip the Shoulder Injection for Now; Let’s Tape It Up!

This is an exciting article showing kinesio-taping should be a piece of shoulder pain management, luckily we've been doing this for years for our San Francisco athletes! Kinesiology tape may be as effective for shoulder pain as the traditionally used sub-acromial...

Advanced Lab Testing Through Cyrex at ProActive Chiropractic

Both Drs. Mitchell and Cohen went to this talk on Friday. Dr Aristo Vojdani, PH.D. sent us home focusing on early detection and prevention. He developed a number of specific lab tests through Cyrex Labs. We have been working with Cyrex at ProActive Chiropractic for...

What It’s Like Working With Team USA.

If you can imagine a college campus filled with young elite athletes with everyone focused on performance rather than where the next party is ...you’re close to the mark. A few times a year I get the opportunity to spend a week working at the olympic training center...

Statins May Provoke Heart Failure And Atherosclerosis

February is American Heart Month, and during this month we see a great deal of public attention placed on cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease. The current widely-held belief of the general public is that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases...

Is Your Valentine’s Day Candle Safe…Hazardous Chemicals Found in Everyday Products

Home should be a sanctuary, but many common household products thought to make it more pleasant contain toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer, reproductive problems, birth defects, and other health damage especially during COVID-19. Among them: Air fresheners,...

Salt Sugar Packed Baby Foods

Packaged foods marketed for toddlers and babies contain far too much sugar and salt, and kids who eat them may be more at risk for future obesity and health risks. Researchers at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed more than 1,000 foods to find...

Sugar Addictions Look the Same as Drug Addictions to the Brain!

I often see patients struggle with sugar elimination. But when you realize it's an addiction it makes more sense. "According to Dr. Pam Peeke, senior science advisor at Elements Behavioral Health Centers and author of The Hunger Fix. Eight percent or more of women...

Vitamin D Diabetes Obesity

Type two diabetes is on the rise and becoming more prevalent in our society. As most of us know, it is dependent on diet and inactivity. Most people who have been diagnoses with type two diabetes didn't just wake up one day and had diabetes. Before someone becomes a...

Stronger Regulation of E-Cigarettes Needed, Says WHO

I have written about the consequences of smoking, previously writing about how girls who smoke have a higher likelihood of obesity. I have heard people tell me they're quitting by moving to e-cigarettes. New guidelines from the WHO say not so quickly...   Ban...

[Video] Save Your Spine, Use Your Hips

  This video describes a fantastic approach for retraining your body to quit flexing and lifting from your spine. It's one of my favorites:

Chiropractics Low Back Pain

More good news for Chiropractic: Findings in a new study, "Tracking Low Back Problems in a Major Self-Insured Workforce: Toward Improvement in the Patient's Journey," showed the importance, efficacy and cost-saving benefits of turning to Chiropractic early when it...

Boston Marathon Winners Chiropractic

"As an elite athlete, recovery and therapy is essential to staying healthy and competitive.  I have seen Dr. Devin Young as my chiropractor for years and see him twice a week during training. His care has been especially helpful leading up to and including the Boston...

Chiropractic Care Low Back Pain

In a low-back pain study led by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, 73 percent of those who received standard medical care and chiropractic care rated their improvement as pain "completely gone," "much better" or "moderately better." In comparison, 17 percent...

Volunteering with NGO in Bumwalukani, Uganda

I had the privilege of traveling with a Washington Post reporter  years ago during my outreach trip to Uganda. Tara does a great job painting a picture of this rural and incredible village in her Washington Post coverage of AAH. This life changing trip shaped...

Texting Causes Heart Attacks? It Certainly Appears So.

"It's been well-documented that texting while driving is dangerous, even potentially deadly.  But a new study by the U.K. United Chiropractic Association (UCA) says that habitual Smartphone or tablet users may be more susceptible to breathing problems, leading to...

Anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit training gains

Inflammation is actually an important step in the healing process, we can begin to appreciate how taking anti-inflammatory medications after hard workouts may inhibit training adaptations. When you run, you actually create small micro-tears in the muscles with every...

Powerful Tool Used by San Francisco Sports Chiropractor

Graston Technique has been helping speed the heeling process of many of my post surgical and sports injury patients. Ask me if it seems like something you would benefit from.  

Sit/Stand Desks are Like the Internet…

they are here to stay just like that circuit if tubes called the interweb. I've been getting a great deal of remarks on my new standing desk. I absolutely love this new addition! It took me a year of looking for a sit/stand desk. I think that Humanscale has knocked...

Integrating Chiropractic Into Mainstream Healthcare System

For years, chiropractic clinicians have seen patients with low back pain get well. Yet in spite of this repeated, positive experience we still had a challenge: there was no randomized controlled clinical trial to back up our practical experience. We wonder why we have...

Gluten Related to ADHD

A 2006 study followed 132 participants that were clinically diagnosed with ADHD. In the study, they had the participants cut gluten and after 6 months of a gluten-free diet. ALL patients or their patients reported a significant improvement in their behavior and...

Steriod Injections Under Fire

Despite the fact that Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs) have never been FDA-approved for spinal use, they are currently the most popular treatment of lower back pain in the U.S, performed nearly 9 million times a year.  Yet there are growing rumblings among the...

Planking is Not Just a Fad as Wikipedia Says!

Yes, I almost cried when Wikipedia exclaimed that planking is just a fad. Well, maybe the lazy, yet hilarious, version of planking was a fad but the intense abdominal and back strengthening exercise lives on. I love The Plank, it's a great exercise that works the...

Strengthen Your Butt by Building a Bridge

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers sung about what it was like "Under the Bridge". Finally now YOU can create your own memorable bridge (and sing while doing it). This exercise strengthens your butt muscles so your low back doesn't have to work SO hard! Your glut max muscle...

Most People Love Their Dog. Your Body Loves the Bird Dog (Exercise).

When we are injured our back seizes up, muscles spasm trying to protect the vulnerable area. Therefore the spinal stabilizers aren't as responsive, this leads to recurrent injuries and flare ups. The bird dog exercise is a great way to improve coordination and speed...

Up Against the Wall! How to Break Up Your Day so You Feel Great.

If we sit or slouch at a computer too long (we're all guilty of that) our body starts to consider that slouched position as normal. It's not. This exercise is a wonderful way to break up your day and the best part is you can pretty much do it anywhere. Grab a coworker...

Cruise to a Strong Core with Stationary Cycling

Stationary cycling is taking off in the city and for good reason. However, I don’t think it’s true potential is being reached. Odds are you’re reading this in a seated position. Where are your shoulders? Well now they’re back, but before I asked they were most likely...

How Much Water Do I Need With Exercise?

People often ask me how much water is needed during exercise, especially big events. I remember being at the start of the Honolulu Marathon  and a guy was explaining to me why drinking a Coca-Cola was better than water for long races. We know that dehydration...

Green Bay Packers Chiropractor

During the rain delay of the Sept. 16 nationally broadcast NBC game between the 49ers and the Seahawks, highlights and player sound bites from games played earlier in the day were shown. Following highlights from the Packers’ win over the Redskins, one of the NBC...

Burning Man and the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk. Similar?

Folks are trickling in after Burning Man, some restored, some fried but all in need of a tune up. Their uniquely intense experience reminded me of a post I published a year ago. This will be the fifth year (I just finished my 6th in 2013) I’ve volunteered in the...

Eminem Taken Down By Drugs – Prescription Drugs

I wrote this post a couple years ago but in light of the recent influx of articles focus on narcotics- Doctors prescribe narcotics too often for pain, CDC chief says and Prescription Painkiller Overdose Deaths Rise for Women I thought it was timely once again. I’m not...

Another Medical Journal Suggests Chiropractic First for Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Physicians Provide Natural Alternatives for Pain Treatment, Injury Prevention An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests patients try chiropractic services for the treatment of low back pain. According to the article,...

Chiropractic Care Mitigate Costs

A new study, “Aging baby boomers and the rising cost of chronic back pain: secular trend analysis of longitudinal Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) data for years 2000 to 2007,” (J Manipulative Physiol Ther.; 1.1.2013), concludes that the prevalence of back...

Never Give Up on Your Health! Lessons Learned From Free Clinic in Mexico.

In March, the Rotary Club organized a clinical trip to Mexico to volunteer in a Red Cross clinic in Mexico. This was the fourth time I’ve traveled for the sole purpose of treating patients in an underserved community. Several of you have asked me about the trip. Most...

Take the BART to See Dr. Cohen and Lose 6.45 pounds.

Next time you visit ProActive Chiropractic in the San Francisco Financial District, take the BART to the Montgomery station to get out of pain and lose weight. Actually, you have to take the BART daily for 6 months, and this translates into an average loss of 6.45...

New Concussion Guidelines- Play it Safe

New Concussion Guidelines: "If In Doubt, Sit It Out" You may think only NHL players and football moms need to worry about concussions, but the cost of returning to play too early can be tremendous in any sport, including your favorite weekend leisure activities. The...

Lady Gaga Surgery Best Option

The world was stunned last week when Lady Gaga canceled her tour due to chronic hip pain. Today she introduced us to her wheelchair named Emma (photo below) following her surgery. Also today, a large study, one of the largest to date, found hip replacement for women...

MD’s and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Most doctors are well aware that there are serious shortcomings in the medical management of most musculoskeletal problems, especially chronic pain cases. Dr. Jonathon Tomlinson, an instructor at St. Leonards Hospital in Hoxton, explains that “undergraduate training...

Who Saw a Chiropractor First Ended Up Having Surgery

A recent study in the medical journal Spine found a strong association between chiropractic care and the avoidance of lumbar spine surgery. The American Chiropractic Association is encouraged by this and other recent research supporting chiropractic’s conservative,...

Sugar. Buyer Beware.

A few patients and I had the opportunity to see Robert H. Lustig, MD, known informally as "The Sugar Guy," in San Francisco last night. It was a remarkable presentation at the Commonwealth Club. I invited all of you via Facebook so I've gotten a few follow-up...

Dr. Cohen Featured in New York Daily News in Somewhat Comical Way

When a reporter from The New York Daily News contacted me about my opinion on the flu shot, I gave it. The enormity of the gap between what I said and what he implies that I said is almost funny, but, hey, that's how it goes, I guess. Regardless, I think the answers I...

Dog in a Tree=Better Health

Let's face it: our dogs make us do things we don't want to do even if it's just a quick walk when we're tired or it's gross outside. My dog inspires me or nags me (depending on my energy level) to get up and go. We hike the gorgeous Bay Area trails, mountain bike the...

Do You Get Enough Vitamin D if You Live in San Francisco?

Probably not. It depends on what you're eating and how often you get to play in the sun down south. As you can see from the map below from Harvard, we are above the 37th so don't get enough direct sun light most of the year.            ...

A Unique Way to Get In Shape Without Stressing Your Joints

While I was in Colorado Springs for the Olympic rotation, I heard about an incredible running store called the Colorado Running Company. While exploring the friendly and helpful shop, I found two fantastic inventions for reducing wear and tear on your joints- a common...

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Posture Today

Feeling a little down lately? The solution to your lackluster Monday mornings and melodramatic moods may be something as simple as straightening up your posture! A recent study in Psychosymatic medicine, Journal of behavioral medicine, analyzed posture in over fifty...

Another Hockey Player Helped by Chiropractic

Last year I wrote about NHL superstar Sid Crosby returning to play due to a chiropractic specialist. Now it is Blackhawk's captain, Jonathan Toews who had long lasting effects of a concussion he obtained during the game against the San Jose Sharks back in February. He...

What’s it like working with Team USA?

If you can imagine a college campus filled with young elite athletes with everyone focused on performance rather than where the next party is ...you’re close to the mark. A few times a year I get the opportunity to spend a week working at the Olympic training center...

SF Chiropractor Works Olympic Athletes

ProActive Chiropractic in San Francisco, California announces that Dr. Andrew Cohen was recently honored with an invitation to work at the Olympic Committee Medical Center in Colorado Springs. Dr. Cohen has volunteered to be on call to Olympians for one week as they...

Posture Helps Improve Confidence-Video of Exercise to Help Improve Your Posture.

You may have noticed how leaders tending to have good posture as it conveys confidence. Research also shows body posture affects confidence in your own thoughts. “Most of us were taught that sitting up straight gives a good impression to other people but it turns out...

New PBS Show Will Highlight Applied Kinesiology and Chiropractic

Dr. Roselle’s “Ageless Health" trailer produced by WETA / PBS.  This trailer will air in the Washington, D.C. market on November 29, again on January 1, and throughout the country during 2013. Notes from Dr. Cohen: I love that the opening image shows Applied...

Top Five Health Concerns at the Tough Mudder from a Tough Mudder Doctor

Dr. Andrew Cohen, CCSP®, San Francisco sports chiropractor, believes it’s easier to help patients when he personally understands the challenges athletics place on the body (click here to see the 28 challenges for 2012). That is one reason why he ran the Honolulu...

28 obstacles for the 2012 Northern California

Dr. Andrew Cohen, CCSP®, San Francisco sports chiropractor, believes it’s easier to help patients when he personally understands the challenges physical activity places on the body. That is one reason why he ran the Honolulu Marathon a few years ago and will run the...

The Yips are Real, Although Rare, in Athletes.

“Yips or the yips is the apparent loss of fine motor skills without apparent explanation, in one of a number of different sports. Athletes affected by the yips demonstrate a sudden, unexplained, loss of previous skills. Athletes affected by the yips sometimes recover...

Guided Cleanse with Classes: Learn How To Take Care of Your Body!

Weight loss and increased energy! Five to twelve pounds lost and boundless energy are the most common results of the Vitality Voyage/Detox 360 classes according to past-participants. In the four classes (Thursdays in September), I teach participants how to take care...

Chiropractic’s Success After Concussion and Brain Injuries-Video

At ProActive Chiropractic we focus on getting you back to work and back to play. For serious brain injuries, we refer out to chiropractic neurologists who have the tools to take care to the next level. Dr. Carrick received attention from the world after he helped...

Healthcare More Than Drugs

This article was written by a researcher, a non-chiropractor, about what is missing from the Obamacare conversation. It's very number heavy- he can't help it he's a PhD- but he really brings up some interesting, alarming trends. Worker's Comp Costs Call for...

San Francisco Chiropractor Speaks to Students

"It was a pleasure to speak at Palmer College of Chiropractic West on the topic of sports injuries. Palmer West already has the strongest sports chiropractic program in the nation", says Dr. Andrew Cohen of San Francisco. "Working the sidelines of sporting events like...

Chiropractors Play a Critical Role at the U.S. Open

A few patients asked if I was going to be treating the pro golfers at the U.S. Open in San Francisco this past weekend. I would have loved to have supported amazing athletes such as Webb Simpson, Michael Thompson, and Tiger Woods. I'd have been especially excited...

Financial District Chiropractor Achieves Board Certification in Sports Chiropractic to Better Assist San Francisco Athletes

Dr. Andrew C. Cohen, D.C. has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP®) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP). In order to qualify for the CCSP® certification the doctor attended a 120 hour...

Three Ways Custom Orthotics Enhance Athletic Performance

What does a zip tie and your feet have in common? One great thing about practicing downtown San Francisco is most people work hard and play hard. Just as you wouldn't sit all day in a junky office chair it doesn't make sense to go workout in a junky shoe. It's...

Organic Milk Might Mean Chiropractic Care Utilized

Wouldn't you be less productive at work if you were uncomfortable? Of course you would! Well, the same logic is being applied to dairy cows. According to an AP article published in Business Week, "Cow comfort has become a key concern for the nation's farmers, who have...

Chiropractic Adjustments Seem to Lower Stress

Many of us feel like we're always under the gun: go, go, go! This is especially true in the Financial District of San Francisco. At ProActive Chiropractic, I focus on getting busy professionals out of pain quickly so they can get back to work and exercising. Most new...

ProActive Chiropractic Joins with California Public Health Association

Vote for Proposition 29  The California Public Health Association - North (CPHA-N) has endorsed Prop 29 along with the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, LiveSTRONG, cancer researcher doctors and scientists. Who opposes...

Metabolism Imbalance Increases Risk of Liver Cancer

Our primary goal when a patient walks in the door is to help you feel better whether that means get you out of pain or have you finishing the marathon without injury. Yet we're not called ProActive for nothing: our goal is to make sure we catch system problems before...

Chiropractic Care Minimizes Risk of Injury in Elite Athletes

Did you know that the U.S. is the current world champion? Yes, our National Bobsled & Skeleton Team took this honor recently. Since the addition of chiropractic care to its medical team in 2010, these teams report that injuries have significantly decreased and...

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

There are a number of reasons why people can’t lose weight. Typically, we are told it is because we eat more calories than we use. That “diet” model has its place, but in many ways is outdated. Let’s look at another common cause of inability to lose weight fast. This...

The Emotional Side of the Chiropractic Approach Highlighted

I look at health as a combination of three components: structural health (meaning your muscles, nerves, ligaments, spinal disks, etc.) chemical health (nutrition, supplements, toxins in your environment) emotional health (because your emotional state can put stress on...

Pro Athletes Rely On Chiropractic

As we follow our March Madness brackets and watch teams win or lose, it's easy to forget what these athletes go through in a game and the efforts of their health care professionals that keep them in the game. We are reminded of how hard the players are on their bodies...

Soda Anyone?

It takes 50 minutes of jogging to burn off the extra 250 empty calories (meaning no nutritional value) in a bottle of soda, not to mention the other issues such as damage to your teeth and blood sugar shifts. Diet soda isn't a better option for those focused on...

High Cholesterol Drugs Cause 100,000 New Cases of Diabetes!

NBC reports that Americans are overusing cholesterol drugs to the extent that they are causing other health problems. “More than 20 million Americans take statins. That would equate to 100,000 new statin-induced diabetics,”  according to Americans ‘Overdosing’ on...

Can Chiropractic Help Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysemia?

Studies show Chiropractic improves quality of life and decreases asthma symptoms in young folks by 34%. What if that was true for older individuals with breathing issues? A study, published in the journal J.M.P.T., found "preliminary evidence that chiropractic...

Visual Reason To Eat Real Food

During the Vitality Voyage Cleanse/Detox we discuss nutrition including how processed foods affect on the bod differently from fresh whole foods. I have also posted previously about how the color in processed foods can contribute to ADHD. This video illustrating the...

Be Efficent if Your Eating Flax, Go Ground!

It's common to see crackers, breads and energy bars with whole flaxseeds. This is a perfect example of the food industry focusing on "health words", in this case flax, rather than what is actually good for you. Don't take my word for it... Does ground flaxseed have...

NE Patriots and NY Giants: Essential Role of Chiropractic

CARMICHAEL, Calif.---As the New England Patriots and New York Giants prepare to play on the biggest stage of all for football fans - the XLVI Super Bowl, February 5, 2012, Indianapolis, Ind. -- the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization...

Just Give Me My Flippin Hit

ProActive Chiropractic offers quarterly doctor-lead nutrition classes in conjunction with a comprehensive elimination and provocation detox. This cleanse temporarily cuts out inflammatory foods, including sugar (of which the average American consumes 22.2 teaspoons a...

Is Sugar So Bad?

This is an must watch video on sugar. Robert H. Lustig, MD, UC San Francisco Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of...

Teenagers Brains Are VERY Different Than Their Parents

"Today, a patient asked me why his teenager is making the questionable decisions he is making. The quick answer is that teens have a undeveloped brain, particularly in the frontal cortex," says Dr. Cohen of ProActive Chiropractic. Among the helpful resources for...

Research Finds: Custom Orthotics Helps Back Pain

Most people take six to twelve thousand steps each day. If you're a runner or taking Bart or Muni, you're taking more than that. Balancing your feet is one of the easiest steps you can take to stay out of the doctors office, including mine. If your feet aren't...

Crosby Seeing Chiropractic Concussion Specialist

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will meet with a specialist this week because of lingering concussion-like symptoms. Crosby hasn't played since Dec. 5 following a recurrence of...

Neck Pain Study Reinforces Chiropractic Approach Over Pain Medications

Neck Pain Study Reinforces Use of Chiropractic, Other Conservative Options Arlington, Va.— A new study published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and exercise more effective at relieving neck pain than pain...

Changing Paradigms of Education and ADHD

Notes from Dr. Cohen: I find this video insightful, educational and entertaining. Enjoy!

Stay Healthy This Season by Being ProActive

According to a recent Flu Impact Report, “In addition to the 100 million work days lost due to flu-related illness last season, more than one-third of those days would have been uncompensated with the costs borne by the employee, resulting in $6.8 billion in lost...

Orthotics for Women Walking San Francisco Hills

Women differ from men in structure and biomechanics and their feet are among the most different of the body's structures. In spite of this, our healthcare system treats female patients' foot imbalances and lower extremity dysfunction in the same way that it treats...

Orthotics for Women Walking San Francisco Hills?

Women differ from men in structure and biomechanics and their feet are among the most different of the body's structures. In spite of this, our healthcare system treats female patients' foot imbalances and lower extremity dysfunction in the same way that it treats...

Chiropractic Prepares You Big Game

Most of us remember the game Mercy from childhood. According to Wikipedia, school children around the world play this game. New research suggests those school children hoping to reign as Mercy champion on their playgrounds should be getting adjusted. A recently...

Our 4 Week Class Teaches You How To Start The New Year Right

My practice gets you out of pain and back to what you love doing by considering the whole picture. In addition to the musculo-skeletal problems you expect your chiropractor to note, I look at how your diet or emotional stress may be interfering with your system...

Sid Crosby Concussion Helped by Chiropractor

Chiropractic Neurology Addresses Symptoms Concussion: Specialized Intervention Speeds Recovery for NHL’s Sidney Crosby After a traumatic vestibular concussion resulted in year-long symptoms of instability, fogginess, dizziness and light sensitivity, National Hockey...

10 Worst Breakfast Desserts, I Mean Cereals.

"Most parents say no to dessert for breakfast, but many children’s cereals have just as much sugar as a dessert— or more", says the Environmental Working Group. The 10 cereals with the highest sugar content (by percentage weight) are: Kellogg's Honey Smacks (55.6%)...

Avoid These 7 Foods Like the Plague

This is a great article to pique your curiosity and awareness. I imagine a few of you are familiar with this from conversations we have had at ProActive Chiropractic (e.g. corn fed beef and farmed salmon) but for some it may be a surprise. Luckily living in San...

Want to be More Productive? Bike or Walk to Work.

Everyone knows that exercise has major health benefits. Now, new research suggests that exercise improves work performance, with specific benefit to memory and the ability to multitask. So if you needed another reason to hop on a bike, now you have it. Granted, health...

Every 14 Minutes … Someone Dies From Prescription Drugs

Written by Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h) When I was in the Navy during the Vietnam War, there was a sign posted just outside the base where I was stationed in California. The sign provided the running total of the number of U.S. military personnel who...

Tips for Those Who Want To Start a Weight Training Program

First off, I think you should start with a trainer who really knows their stuff.  I recommend you start with 2-3 sessions so they can teach you healthy lifting techniques. Believe me -  training research has changed and taught us many new things since you were in high...

Secret Health Risks They Aren’t Telling You About

There are not many people writing about the potential down sides of vaccines and antibiotics but it's worth noting. This is a great article written by Health Realizations, Inc: Two of the top man-made medical breakthroughs in the past 100 years may also be two of the...

High Cholesterol, What About Low Cholesterol? What You Need To Know About Cholesterol.

The Medical Myths of Heart Disease   Integrative Healthcare Written by Dr. Rodger Murphree, D.C. Thursday, 01 February 2007 16:46 Cardiovascular disease kills almost one million Americans each year. This number accounts for 41 percent of all deaths in the United...

Thinking Outside the Rx Pad- Our healthcare system needs healing…from its addiction to drugs.

I love this article because it touches on the many ways I can help people even if they don't have back pain. Daily I help manage diabetes, cognitive decline, blood pressure, cholesterol, hyperlipidemia, and osteoporosis. The article was written by Bill Morgan, DC who...

NSAIDS – 32,000 Hospitalizations and 3,200 Deaths Per Year.

A major study published in the British Medical Journal explains that the real risk rates and harm from the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not known. This is because participants in NSAIDs drug trials “were mainly patients known to have...

BPA Plastic Toddlers

Notes from Dr. Cohen: I just had a patient tell me about how he constantly refilled his plastic, store bought, water bottle through out the day. While it's great he's drinking water drinking out of plastic, especially refilling it opens up another can of worms. It's...

Know Your Number If You’re Doing Sports

Read more at Foot Levelers website or come in and get a foot scan today free.

Environmental Working Group Offer’s Healthy Holiday Tips

I have linked to Environmental Working Group, EWG, in the past in regard to their groundbreaking analysis and ranking of sunscreen's effectiveness and toxicity. Now they are providing useful Thanksgiving cooking tips. As Senior Vice President for Research at EWG, I...

Why Are There More Food Allergies Now Than 30 Years Ago?-Video

This is a powerful synopsis of why more and more people, particularly kids are allergic to soy, dairy, corn, etc. Robyn O'Brien discusses the economic and political aspects of this topic in 18 minutes during this TEDx Talk. A must watch for all parents:

Too Much Sitting Raises Your Odds for Cancer, Study Says

A study published at the American Cancer Research Convention last Thursday Nov. 3rd linked colon and breast cancers to the immobility of sitting.  In North America alone, an estimated 1/3 of colon cancers and 25% of breast cancers or up to 85,000 colon cancers and...

Exercise and Reducing Depression

We all know that exercise is good for us - but did you know that it can also help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety? Exercise can release feel-good chemicals such as endorphins in your body, which can help reduce depression.  It can also reduce immune system...

Chiropractic Care Contributes to Optimal Performance

CARMICHAEL, Calif. - Nov. 3, 2011 - As the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their 11th World Series title and the San Francisco Giants relive their 2010 championship, the Foundation for Chiropracitc Progress points to the role of chiropractic care in promoting faster...

Applied Kinesiology Can Help Children with Headaches

I absolutely love working with kids for one key reason... they get better really quickly. I love seeing results which is why Applied Kinesiology (AK), chiropractic, and nutrition is a perfect marriage for me. A person will walk into our downtown office with pain and...

Don’t Drink Diet Soda If You’re Pregnant, According to New Research

We love helping women through their pregnancy. Our adjustments and muscle work can eliminate the pain (check out our video) but one of the non-expected benefits is teaching soon to be mothers about ways...

The Power of Protein

This is a great article, especially for vegetarians. Enjoy! To Your Health March, 2010 (Vol. 04, Issue 03) Share | The Power of Protein Give Your Body What It Needs Every Day By Dr. Donald L. Hayes The word protein is of Greek origin, from the word proteios, which...

Safe Biking in San Francisco – The Stats are Frightening!

I am studying for my advanced sports chiropractor certification (CCSP) and ran across this interesting information. I know many of my patients bike to my office downtown at Market and Battery and take long rides on the weekend. Too often we think short bike rides are...

You are Less Likely to Have Pain Show Up Again If You See a Chiropractor Rather Than a Physical Therapist or M.D.

Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association With Disability Recurrence Low back pain (LBP) continues to be one of the costliest work-related injuries in the United States in terms of disability and treatment costs. New research, conducted...

Golfers: Small Changes, Big Gains!

Golf swing injuries — tips to a quicker recovery The perfect swing is elusive for most amateur players. They strive to develop the ideal combination of grip, arc, speed, hip rotation, weight transfer, and more. Most injuries occur on the course while playing a round...

Research Shows That Chiropractic Care Improves Migraine and Cervicogenic Headache

A review of 21 controlled clinical trials published through August 2009 determined that: Evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headache. Read more about the study published in the Journal of...

Spinal manipulation just as effective as microdiskectomy

A study shows that spinal manipulation is just as effective as microdiskectomy for patients struggling with sciatica secondary to lumbar disk herniation. The JMPT (1) study was co-authored by one doctor of chiropractic and two neurosurgeons. Here are the take-home...

Scar Tissue is Throwing Off Your Putting Game

"I love this article by Warren Hammer, MS, DC, DABCO who is a soft tissue genius. I especially like it because he addresses this issue the same way I would. I would focus on resetting the tension sensors, and then getting rid of any scar tissue in the area to improve...

Kinesio Tape Another Incredible Tool to Speed Up Healing

A Japanese chiropractor by the name of Kenzo Kase, D.C., flipped the sports world on its head when he created the Kinesio Taping Method and Kinesio Tex Tape. Prior to this, athletes only had the white athletic tape or perhaps elasticon tape which would dramatically...

Protein Pump Inhibitors Commonly Used, But There Are Many Problems Doctors May Not Talk About

In the past I've written about how protein pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the likelihood of gallstones and can cause significant weight gain.  These drugs are commonly used preventatively - meaning doctors often prescribe you a NSAID, strong ibuprofen or steroid drug...

Jerry Rice Gives Kudos to San Francisco 49ers and Chiropractic

"Jerry Rice says he's not surprised by the San Francisco 49ers' success this season," according to San Jose Mercury News reporter Daniel Brown. "Rice, as always, remains a man on the move. Besides his new job as an analyst for ESPN, he has taken a role as a spokesman...

Any Wife-Carrying Contest Contestant: Get Your First Visit at No Charge. Both Him and Her of Course!

"You banged my head on the damn log." "You weighed more than the winner so you slowed me down." "You splashed mud in my face." "You were choking me; it was hard to breathe." "It's a stupid competition anyway; I can't believe you got me to do this." These are some of...

October is National Chiropractic Health Month: Discover Chiropractic … Get TechnoHealthy!

Mama's has one of the best breakfasts in town, I think. Today, at the table next to me, I noticed a mother with three kids ranging from about 8-13 years of age. Nothing strange there, but the mother was on her Blackberry for a very long period of time considering they...

San Francisco Chiropractor Going Extra Mile with Athletes

As a student at Palmer West, I received special training by the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council to work sporting events such as NBA Hoop It Up and the Sea Otter Classic (mountain and road bike racing). Many of my classmates didn't think it was worth...

Senate Panel to Pentagon: Increase Services Provided by Doctors of Chiropractic Among Troops

Musculoskeletal Injuries in Combat Areas Prompts Congressional Response The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) today applauded a Senate proposal calling for greater utilization of the services provided by doctors...

Perception of Sweet Taste Changes Over Time

In a study published in May 2011, researchers found that overweight/obese individuals perceive sweet and salty as being less intense compared to normal-weight individuals.  Four weeks of soft drink supplementation changed the way that normal weight people perceived...

Jason Statham Says Chiropractic is Crucial To Being Able To Recovery From Stunt Injury Quickly

He tells People magazine which is on the stands now, "Killer Elite is the next level (of action films). Great man-to-man stuff, great car stuff. And jumps are always thrilling - someone counts down and you have to commit. You can never think about the consequences. "I...