We are extremely excited to welcome the addition of new chiropractor, Dr. Anthony Gustin onto the SF Custom Chiropractic team! Dr. Gustin is a graduate from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon and will be working along side Dr. Jacobs to help treat patients with chiropractic care.[...]Read More
After a series of Chiropractic treatments and Active Release Technique, many of our patients have reported feeling pain free from their previous injuries. However, these old injuries may come back or even new ones can develop. I’d like to help prevent this from occurring by teaching patients to be aware of their mobility and ways to improve their functionality. [...]Read More
The neck is an important structure that connects your head to the trunk of the body. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2005, approximately 2/3rds of people will experience neck pain at some time in their lives. Since the neck supports the head (which weighs approximately 8 to 10 pounds!), it is no surprise that many people feel tightness or tension on their neck, especially after a long day at work. [...]Read More
In today’s fast paced society, it’s really easy to become caught up in the stress caused by work, personal or financial responsibilities. While stress is a natural response to help adapt to the environment, excessive amounts can take a serious impact on mental and physical health, such as causing muscle tension, headaches, depression or low back pain. Here are 5 simple tips to help you relax and reduce stress. [...]Read More
Often times, patients come into our office with severe low back pain caused by a disc herniation or muscle strain. Each vertebrae in the spine is supported by an intervertebral disc which serves to cushion from any form of stress or strain. The disc consists of an outer layer (the annulus fibrosus) which wraps around an inner jelly-like substance (the nucleus pulposus). The nucleus pulposus serves as a shock absorber from the body’s daily activities while keeping the vertebrae separated. However, this jelly substance may be forced out of the fibrocartilage layer and could apply pressure on a nerve, which will cause pain. [...]Read More
Running plays a large role in many people’s lives, especially in San Francisco. With many races that take place in the Bay area, I feel it is important to give advice about running injuries. Whether you plan to compete in a 5k, 10 K, half or full marathon, you can benefit from knowing when to recognize soreness from injury. [...]Read More
After a long day of work or exercise, we have all encountered feeling tension around our shoulders or found the pain coming from a particular ‘lump’ in the muscle. These lumps, known as muscle knots, are a result of entangled muscle fibers that are bunched together and unable to relax. The tissue becomes hypoxic, or oxygen deprived. Preceding the actual knot is an adhesion. An adhesion is fibrous tissue that develops from a small tear in the muscle, tendon or ligament [...]Read More
It is that time of the year when people decide on a resolution. Is this year going to be the year that you get back in shape, quit smoking, save money, work less and spend more time with the family and friends? Although we aspire to improve ourselves, often times, we stop going to the gym after a month or start smoking again and we fall back into our old habits. One of my New Years’ resolutions is to start this blog. This being my first post, I will give some advice on how to keep your resolution. Many of us make a resolution more out of custom rather than actually planning. This is why the success rate of New Years’ resolutions tends to be low.
So how do you keep your resolution? Here are some tips to increase your odds at maintaining your goals [...]
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Thanks, Dr. Jacobs