Chiro-Medical Group Blog

Posted by John Buffington on September 11, 2019

Your spinal discs, which are the ligamentous pads in between the bones of the spine, have two primary components:

1. The Nucleus Pulposus, which is the gelatinous center of the disc that helps give the spine its flexibility and

2. The Annulus Fibrosis, which are the strong fibrous circular rings that contain the nucleus and attach the disc to the vertebrae.

Posted by John Buffington on September 6, 2019

It's great to read more good news about how chiropractic care is helping people struggling with pain, without the use of medications.

"Studies are showing that migraines are significantly reduced by chiropractic care – the lone non-drug care to impact the debilitating condition to a high degree."

Posted by John Buffington on August 26, 2019

One of the more common reasons a herniated disc patient seeks spinal decompression is they have been told they need low back surgery, but they are looking for a less invasive option. Spinal decompression machines are designed to treat lumbar disc bulges and herniations non-surgically. Disc decompression also may help spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, and Facet Syndrome.

The treatment process is 100% natural. The protocol is 20, one-hour sessions over a six-week period. You are on the machine for 30 minutes and then 10 minutes of muscle stimulation with ice.

Posted by John Buffington on August 22, 2019

The medical journal BMJ published a report today that links a lower risk of early death to higher levels of physical activity at any intensity in middle-aged and older people. Previous studies have repeatedly suggested that any type of sedentary behavior, such as sitting still, is not good for your health. Being sedentary for 9.5 hours or more a day, excluding sleeping time, is associated with an increased risk of death. Led by Prof.

Posted by John Buffington on August 12, 2019

While thinking about our fitness regime, we often tend to overlook a crucial area- the joints. They primarily guide movement of our bodies, and it’s important to look after them. Here are 5 ways to take care of our joints:

Good Weight

Posted by John Buffington on July 31, 2019

We offer a wide range of services to our spinal decompression patients. With two offices located at the Embarcadero Center, we can provide chiropractic care, physical therapy treatment and advanced regenerative medicine services.

We have one of the largest and most technologically advanced physical therapy departments in San Francisco. We also have world-class medical doctors who specialize in Physical Medicine.

We are able to treat very advanced cases of lumbar and cervical disc herniations and bulges that require extensive post decompression rehabilitation.

Posted by John Buffington on July 11, 2019

Chiro-Medical Group is please to introduce our newest team member: Vicki Garfola, DC.

Dr. Vicki Garfola was born and raised in Michigan, where she attended Michigan State University. She was first introduced to chiropractic care when she was pregnant with her first child and experienced immobilizing low back pain. After experiencing firsthand the benefits of chiropractic she became committed to becoming a Chiropractor so that she too could have a positive effect on another person’s health.

Posted by John Buffington on June 25, 2019

Regenerative Medicine for Shoulder Pain

Do you have shoulder pain? Tendinitis, rotator cuff, labral tear?

If so, it's time to consider Regenerative Medicine: Platelet-rich Plasma therapy, Prolotherapy and Stem Cell therapy.

Join David Suarez, MD for a COMPLIMENTARY lecture about these cutting-edge, non-surgical therapies.

Food and beverage will be available.

July 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Four Embarcadero Center - Conference Center - Promenade Level

Posted by John Buffington on June 19, 2019

We're always pleased to see positive media reporting about the benefits of conservative medical treatments such as chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress continues to support our industry's professionals across the United States, by advocating the value of a drug-free, non-surgical approach to pain.

Posted by John Buffington on June 11, 2019

Most of the herniated disc patients with whom we consult are searching for a non-surgical solution. Some have been told they need back surgery. Some have been told, "You just need to learn to live with the pain."

A typical herniated disc pain patient has been suffering for years. They have tried every back or neck pain treatment under the sun. Acupuncture, physical therapy, pain medications, muscle relaxers, cortisone injections, inversion tables, chiropractic care, massage, you name it, they have tried it. Nothing seems to work and they are very skeptical, to say the least.


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