Bay Area Spine Care Office

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+1 (510) 523-6773
Dr. David Basco, D.C.
1150 Ballena Blvd. Ste. 220
Alameda, Ca 94501


Chiropractic's Role in Preventive Medicine

Why is preventive medicine important?

Preventive medicine is the idea that we take measures to prevent disease and dysfunction rather than treating them reactively. Western medicine places a much larger premium on treating disease than it does on preventing disease, which doesn't make a lot of sense. At Basco Chiropractic, we believe in living a healthier life in the here and now, and taking proactive steps to keep ourselves resilient against disease and dysfunction. 

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Effecting Spinal Decompression on Your Own Time


Spinal decompression isn't limited to the chiropractor's office

You should always check with a health professional before starting any new exercise regimen, especially one to account for lower back pain, to ensure that your body will not suffer further injury or dysfunction by new movements. Once you get the go ahead however, it is worth taking a proactive approach to your back pain by incorporating spinal decompression movements into your daily routine. 

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A Spine Under Pressure calls for Decompression Therapy

Decompression therapy

From the word go, our spines are put under the ever-present downward force of gravity

For the first 20 years of life, most people enjoy a spine that is resilient to the compression of daily life- whether it be from gravity, poor posture, or something like the trauma imparted by sports. But how many of us took this golden age of spinal resilience for granted? As we move on from 20, compressive forces start to accumulate and cause damage- unless we do something about them! Growing older necessitates being more proactive about our spinal health and at Bay Area Spine Care Office, we are your resource for preventing and treating all things compression related. 

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Protecting your Runner's High by Preventing Running Injuries

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As many as 1 in 2 runners will suffer a sport-related injury every year.

For a seemingly innocuous activity, running causes its fair share of pain. There is a misconception that running is a low-impact sport; and while the trauma you sustain may not be the same as say repeated direct tackles in football, there is a constant accumulation of micro-trauma involved in running. What's more, it tends to target the same muscles, causing overuse injury and consistently causes stress to the joints which absorb the shock of each step: in the knees, ankles and lower back. Because running has so many other healthful benefits, we want to make sure that the positives keep outweighing the negatives.

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Musculoskeletal Health: The Difference Between Ligaments and Tendons

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Ligaments and tendons are essential for movement

And while they each serve a different role, they are made of the same material (dense layers of connective tissue), and they combine to help you perform all essential movements. Here's how:

  • Ligaments attach bone to bone 
  • Tendons attach muscle to bone 

Ligaments allow for the proper articulation of joints, simultaneously stabilizing the joints to prevent excessive movement from causing damage. Tendons provide further stability because they resist high tensile forces, while also allowing for the healthy conduction of forces across the body. The health of both ligaments and tendons is an essential focus at your Bay Area Spine Care Office.

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