Welcome to Sycamore Chiropractic
We take pride in offering our patient the highest quality care for auto injuries, work injuries, sports injuries and wellness care. We also offer spinal decompression therapy for neck and low back disc injuries as an alternative to surgery. Please take a few minutes to tour our website or if you would like to make an appointment, call 510-313-4142.
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, and organ in your body.
The following facts are the reasons chiropractic treatment emphasizes Spinal Manipulation (SM):
- The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
- The spinal cord and nerve roots are protected and covered by 24 movable vertebrae.
- Muscle tension, pinched nerve pain, and compromised circulation can be created by improper joint motion.
- Correct vertebrae alignment is essential for proper motion and function.
Most often, our patients have come to us because mainstream methods of medicine have not succeeded for a patient's chronic pain, and/or, the painful effects of a fall or auto accident.
Initial intake of each patient may consist of a verbal description of the patient's areas of pain, a visual study of the patient's posture, and, defining X-rays of the patient's spine to see the visual clues of evidence for the problematic area.
The goal of Chiropractic is to recognize the areas out of alignment, and begin to coach the body back to its natural, harmonious health, making adjustments to free motion and blood flow, and remove painful pressure on nerves.
Our greater goal at Sycamore Chiropractic is to see our patients move with ease again, and to see sometimes long-held grimaces of pain turn to easy smiles of well-being!
Whether a car accident, a fall, or chronic back pain may lead you to our door, you will be seen and treated as the unique individual you are, and for the unique goals of wellness you hold. In fact, you, like many professional athletes, may wish to employ chiropractic therapy as a health pathway toward your greatest flexibility and ease of motion. Whatever your reason for coming to Sycamore Chiropractic, we will provide complete dedication to your well-being.
What are Chiropractors?
Chiropractors, also described as Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.), and/or Chiropractic Physicians, can sometimes combine aspects of mainstream and alternative medicine practices. For its practitioners, Chiropractic is an art and a science and is based on a clear philosophy.
That philosophy holds the tenet that the body is a self-healing organism and that much of what we experience as maladies originate in constricted or otherwise damaged conduits the nervous system. Particular attention is paid to the spine, as its correct alignment allows the body's inclination to health and wellness to succeed.
Chiro or cheiro, comes from the Greek word meaning, hand. Chiron, the noble centaur of Greek Mythology, was a teacher to many of the Heroes and sons of the gods taught the use of hands in art, music, healing, and archery.
Daniel David Palmer, who had come to perceive that manual manipulation of the spine could cure disease, founded Chiropractic as a philosophy and practice in the 1890's. Initially keeping his methods a family secret, he began the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1898. One of his students was his son, Bartlett Joshua (B.J. Palmer), who became the head of the Palmer school in 1906. With a passionate commitment, rapid expansion soon followed in enrollments.
Over 100 years of successes where other approaches have failed, Chiropractic is at high level of credible acceptance today. As a unique approach to health, with broad acceptance, Chiropractic treatment may be covered in your insured health plan.
It is with careful, skillful use of hands that a Chiropractor employs the practice of our healing art. Manual therapies will generally involve SM (spinal manipulation), and therapies to the joints and soft tissue. Complementary procedures, rehabilitative exercises, electrical modalities and health counseling may be added to a patient's treatment.