Chiro-Medical Group Blog

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:

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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.

Posted by John Buffington on May 23, 2019

Sciatica, which is pain in the hips or legs due to irritation of the sciatic nerve (the largest nerve in the body), can be very painful. It can become chronic and debilitating.

The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated or bulging disc in the low back (lumbar spine). Sciatica has a history of being difficult to treat and surgery is often the unfortunate outcome of a herniated disc diagnoses. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Posted by John Buffington on May 16, 2019

Battling the Opioid Crisis

This week, CBS 21 News in Pennsylvania aired a segment, "An Opioid Exit Strategy: How Chiropractors May Hold the Key," which showcases the need for safe, effective, drug-free care - including chiropractic - to be utilized to manage pain prior to prescription opioids.

Posted by John Buffington on May 15, 2019

Over 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Many will go on to develop chronic low back pain, which is low back pain that persists for over 90 days.

Sciatica, which is pain down the leg or both legs, is also fairly common and can result from the same underlying cause of low back pain. Some patients have sciatica only, low back pain only, or both.

Here is a list of the most common causes of low back pain:


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