Whether you’re suffering from chronic back pain or a repetitive stress injury, chiropractic care emphasizes integrative approaches that use your body’s own power to heal. Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture was established more than 30 years ago and has long provided high-quality chiropractic services to patients in San Francisco, California. Victoria Reyzelman, DC, and the team provide chiropractic adjustments, manual and/or mechanical traction, and methods like the Zone Technique, while also incorporating the health benefits of massage therapy, herbs, proper nutrition, and exercise. Call today or request your chiropractic appointment online.

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What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a long-standing practice in health care that draws on your body’s inherent power to heal — without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care focuses on the intertwined relationship between bodily structure and function, highlighting how this relationship affects your health.

Chiropractic care also emphasizes the health benefits of proper nutrition and exercise. It also encourages lifestyle modifications to improve your physical and mental health.

Even though chiropractors generally avoid the use of drugs and surgery, you can count on Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture to act as part of your health care team, referring you for medical care as warranted.

How do chiropractors determine what’s wrong with me?

The team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture follows a standard procedure to diagnose your condition, then recommends an appropriate course of treatment to address your underlying health issue.

Much like a visit to your primary care provider, your provider at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture takes a comprehensive medical history, performs an exam, and recommends additional services as appropriate, such as imaging tests or lab work.

However, unlike general medical providers, chiropractors perform a close evaluation of your spine and conduct complete orthopedic and neurological evaluations.

This intensive exam of your spinal nerves, bones, and related tissues sets chiropractic care apart from general health care providers. Your examination at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture usually takes around 40 minutes.

What are the types of chiropractic services?

Chiropractic care emphasizes noninvasive approaches that work in concert to improve your health and wellness. Expect your provider to recommend one or more therapeutic modalities based on your diagnosis.

Your treatment usually consists of chiropractic manipulation, in which your provider applies carefully directed and controlled pressure.

Chiropractic manipulation may relieve joint pressure and restore spinal bones to a more normal position. Other approaches include physiotherapeutic approaches, such as:

  • Range of motion techniques
  • Manual and/or mechanical traction
  • Therapeutic heat via Hydrocollator® moist heat packs
  • Diathermy (electrical stimulation therapy)
  • Ultrasound
  • Cryotherapy (cold therapy)
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Hydrotherapy (water therapy)
  • Zone Technique

When appropriate, your treatment may include topical pain relievers to ensure you remain comfortable during your therapy. With every therapeutic approach, the team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture makes sure to tailor the technique to your age, size, overall health, and health complaints.

Is chiropractic care painful?

The majority of patients say chiropractic adjustments feel good. Although you may feel some muscle soreness after a chiropractic adjustment, any discomfort goes away within 24 hours.

Explore the holistic, noninvasive benefits of chiropractic care today by calling Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture or requesting a consultation online.