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Sciatic Nerve Pain in Alameda

Sciatic nerve pain Alameda

Sciatica in the Bay Area

Sciatica is a commonly-experienced condition that affects people in a variety ways. The pain can be mild to severe and frequency ranges from intermittent to chronic and constant. But there are several hallmarks of sciatica that leave a mark on your quality of life, including:

  • Feelings of burning, tingling numbness
  • Radiating pain into the extremities
  • Limited range of motion

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Your Back Pain Treatment Should Be as Unique as Your Spine

Back pain

Your spine is completely unique- every motion and action in your life has made it that way

But many of our most common motions and actions lead our spines down the road toward nonspecific back pain. It is part of the reality of growing old- our bodies become less maleable and more stiff; our muscle mass begins to wither away and spinal instability sets in; posture becomes more difficult to maintain and the problems compound upon themselves. Back pain is one of the leading detriments to well-being; it simply makes life harder. At your Bay Area Spine Care Office, we are dedicated to providing people with the latest, multi-disciplinary approaches to treating back pain with the objectives of:

  • Helping you live better in the here and now
  • Protecting the longevity of your spine to make old age easier 
  • Preventing back pain through proactive measures
  • Rehabilitating acute injuries and easing the pain of chronic injuries

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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression with the DRX9000

Spinal decompression

Spinal decompression is pressure relief for your spine

Our spines are always under pressure- you simply can't escape the downward force of gravity. But as we grow older, our spines become less resistant to the omnipresence of compression and we start to feel its effects more acutely- generalized back pain, sciatica, herniated discs and degnerative spinal conditions are all linked to the effects of spinal compression. One of the best responses we have for addressing spinal compression is providing your back with the opposite sensation: decompression. At Basco Chiropractic, we utilize the DRX9000 to provide effective, non-invasive relief of pressure to the anatomical structures of your spine.

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Knowledge is Spinal Health: Getting to Know the Spinal Motion Segment

spinal motion segment

Good spinal health begins with having all the facts in hand: have you heard of spinal motion segments?

Spinal motion segments have two main functions: facilitating movement of the upper body and stabilizing the spine in order to prevent injury from excessive movement. They consist of: 2 vertebrae, 2 facet joints, 1 intervertebral disc and a whole network of supportive soft tissue. The vertebrae, intervertebral disc and facet joints form the articular triad; these are the structures that allow for minute articulation between vertebrae and thus, when all the spinal motion segments are put together, for the overall articulation of the spine and upper body. 

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Is your Workplace Putting Your Spine at Risk?

ergonomics

Don't let ergonomic injuries become your workplace reality

Bad ergonomics are a chiropractor's worst nightmare. And unfortunately, they are for more common than good ergonomics in most workplace settings. The fact is, few employers care enough, or can invest enough, in the ergonomics of the office to truly benefit their employees. That means it is up to you, the worker, to take the onus upon yourself and ensure that your workplace is ergonomically supportive. There is a reason why back pain is the number one complaint that causes missed work in the blue-collar professions, and it's because you are sitting for longer than you are designed too with poor ergonomics.

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