We have been providing chiropractic in San Francisco for over 20 years now. One of the most common conditions patients present with to our clinic is low back pain. Many have chronic low back pain which means the symptoms have persisted for over 90 days.
Unfortunately, many patients with chronic low back pain are also overweight. Many say when we first meet that they have been unable to exercise because of the low back pain...it's a vicous circle...one that is often hard to break.
This is where chiropractic can really help. Chiropractic adjustments can help break this cycle. Chiropractic will help reduce inflammation in the joints, restore motion, and re-align the joints so that they function better and are able to handle the stresses of exercise.
A chiropractor can also help a patient make better food choices and lifestyle choices.
The combination of reducing stress (and calories) with better lifestyle choices and increasing resistance with chioropractic treatment will more often than not lead to a reduction in low back pain and also permanent weight loss. In fact, this is business as usual for most chiropractors.
Sure, what I describe might take some time. It's a process for sure. But the magic usually starts right away if the patient is 100% commited to the program.
If the patient has both low back pain and sciatica or is obese or has any other associated conditions or complications then the process could take longer.
What I recommend is finding a chiropractor that practices what they preach and takes really good care of themselves. Usually these doctors will have classes that they give on an ongoing basis that you can attend. Or, just make an appointment for a new patient exam and meet with them right off the bat one on one. Express your concerns. Take charge of the situation and team up with the doctor.
As long as you are ready to do what whatever it takes the rest is easy. Well, maybe not easy, but nothing will happen until you decide to make it happen. You need to set the ball in motion.
If you need help finding a chiropractor in your area you can email me: email@example.com and I will help you.
Otherwise, if you live or work in the SF Bay Area you can call our San Francisco Chiropractic Clinic at 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.