Chiropractic Care

If you’re suffering from pain or negative health, Dr. John Etcheverry provides effective holistic chiropractic care in San Francisco, CA to suit your individual needs and goals.

What Is a Chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a medical professional who addresses issues in the musculoskeletal and nervous system with a holistic or whole-person approach. Dr. Etcheverry operates under the knowledge that each of the body’s systems interacts with, relies on, and responds to the health of others. His chiropractic treatments are designed to address any issues in each system so that all the body’s systems can perform as they should.

To accomplish this mission, he offers a variety of treatment options that include everything from traditional and gentle chiropractic manipulation to myofascial release and nutritional guidance. His goal is to provide the best treatment plan to help the patient achieve optimal health.

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care in San Francisco, CA?

Visiting Dr. Etcheverry can provide a variety of benefits, some of which include the following:

  • Reduction of pain, discomfort, and inflammation
  • Increase in functional movement
  • Decrease in the need for medication and surgical solutions
  • Improvement of daily and athletic performance
  • Improvement of posture
  • Promotion of general health and wellness

No matter what type of pain or condition you suffer from, Dr. Etcheverry is dedicated to helping you find the best treatment to improve your overall health and life.

It’s time to live a healthy, pain-free life. Schedule your appointment for chiropractic care in San Francisco, CA with Dr. Etcheverry by calling (415) 793-4575.

What Types of Conditions Does It Treat?

Chiropractic treatment has been proven to provide relief for a wide range of issues, some of which surprise many people as they are not directly related to the spine. However, when the spine and nervous system are functioning properly, it can reduce symptoms related to other conditions. The following are some of the various conditions chiropractic care can help with:

  • Knee, hip, neck, back, shoulder, and extremity pain and injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Poor sleep
  • Weakened immune system
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Infertility
  • Herniated discs
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sciatica
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Blood pressure
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative joint disease

Chiropractic Adjustment

During the course of your examination, your doctor may find that you have a restriction in one or more of your joints. These joint restrictions can occur anywhere in the body. For example, when they occur in the spine, patients often describe their back as being “out.” Other joints like knees, elbows, ankles, and shoulders may simply feel pinched or “caught.” Sometimes this will feel like a sharp focal pain, other times, there is no noticeable pain or discomfort at all. Not all patients require manipulative therapy. If a joint restriction is discovered during the course of your examination, your doctor will explain the details and treatment options to you. Joint restrictions inhibit normal movement and athletic performance, as well as cause muscle guarding and often, pain. Additionally, they place stresses on adjacent structures, causing them to become overworked and inflamed. In other words, the pain you feel in one area may be caused by a joint restriction in another. Chiropractic “adjustment”, is a highly effective and painless procedure which returns the joint to its normal function, often providing immediate relief.

Most of the cases I’ve seen include some type of soft tissue injury. Most often, soft tissue is referring to the muscles, discs, ligaments, nerves and tendons. These tissues can be injured with direct trauma or overuse from improper body mechanics. When injured, the tissue becomes fibrotic, forming adhesions leading to pain and dysfunction. Examples of these soft tissue problems include frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, Iliotibial band syndrome, tendonitis, lower back pain, and sciatica. Fibrotic soft tissue causes movement restriction, which can lead to pain. Active Release Techniques® is the gold standard in releasing adhesions and restoring normal function. It is the first treatment choice for athletes.

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Soft tissue such as muscle, tendon, and ligament can become fibrotic (infiltrated with scar tissue often referred to as adhesions) from either direct trauma or from chronic over or improper use. These adhesions can cause pain, weakness and can inhibit athletic performance. In my office I use one method we use to treat adhesions is with RockBlades. It uses specialized instruments to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Using RockBlades instruments to amplify the abnormal tissue texture helps the doctor locate the adhesions. Then the instrument is used in a gliding fashion to break up the adhesions. Breaking up the adhesions helps to decrease pain, improve circulation to the area and improve motion.

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