Chiro-Medical Group Blog

Posted by John Buffington on March 11, 2019

Herniated discs in the low back are fairly common. They are less common in the neck.  Usually when a disc is herniated there is low back pain or sciatica pain, but you can also have a herniated disc and not even know it. Truthfully, many people will live with herniated discs and never have any symptoms. In fact, some herniated discs in the neck or back will heal on their own.

Posted by John Buffington on February 28, 2019

We use is the DRX-9000 machine for spinal decompression treatments in our office. The protocol for spinal decompression is 20 one-hour sessions over the course of 6 to 8 weeks. There are many spinal decompression machines and practitioners in the Bay Area, so the price for lumbar or cervical spinal decompression is $3,500-$4,000 depending on what is recommended.

Posted by John Buffington on February 22, 2019

Hand pain and numbness is fairly common among people who spend the majority of their day in front of a computer.  Unfortunately, many are misdiagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) or wrist sprains when the actual problem is located in the neck. That's right! The primary cause of wrist pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in office workers is pressure on the nerves in the neck and not carpal tunnel syndrome.

Posted by John Buffington on February 22, 2019

Several times per month, we consult with herniated disc patients who were told they need physical therapy for their condition. They say it helped a little, but failed to correct the issue. Why might this be the case?

Posted by John Buffington on February 15, 2019

"Though doctors are unsure of what causes blood pressure to increase, a new study suggests that a specific type of neck adjustment may reduce hypertension for some of the 65 million Americans battling it. The University of Chicago study, published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, looked at the possibility of a connection between a spinal realignment and a decrease in blood pressure. "We set up a double-blind study to really look and see if in fact this procedure was affecting high blood pressure," said University of Chicago Medical Center hypertension specialist George Bakris.

Posted by Lisa Quinn on January 23, 2019

Posted by John Buffington on December 21, 2018

When Scott Calzaretta, DC, got the idea of providing a multidisciplinary approach to chiropractic care in the heart of San Francisco, he didn’t start close to home. It was during the World Championships of Athletics in Rome in 1987 when he realized how important a team approach to treating athletes can be.

Posted by John Buffington on December 21, 2018

We have been treating chronic back pain and related disorders since 1992.

After researching spinal decompression therapy for a few years and determining that it was very safe, gentle and effective, we decided to incorporate it into our treatment protocols for cervical and lumbar herniated and bulging discs. The results have been outstanding.

Posted by John Buffington on December 6, 2018

Chiro-Medical Group is pleased to announce a brand new service: BOTOX Cosmetic

Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with this nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment. Look as good as you feel.

Posted by John Buffington on December 3, 2018

Sciatica is a symptom that results from pressure on the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body. Typically, there is pain in the leg or legs that can be excruciating. The pain can originate in the low back and travel down the legs or be in the legs or feet only.  In less severe cases, the sciatic pain can feel like cramping or burning. There can also be numbness, tingling, and weakness. All cases are different.


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