Why Chiropractic First?

August 27, 2017

Why Go to a Chiropractor as a First Treatment Option?



Well, it is often a good place to turn first for pain management. The U.S. epidemic of opioid overuse and abuse to treat pain and symptoms is an increasingly prevalent issue. We encourage people to use more conservative forms of pain management, starting first with our chiropractic care.


Chiropractors worldwide distinguish themselves from medical doctors in that their practice is founded on holistic care. Doctors at San Francisco Custom Chiropractic (SFCC) look at more than just your spinal alignment – we address dietary, exercise, postural, and sleeping habits.


As sports chiropractors, the doctors at SFCC specialize in treating extremities and soft tissues on top of spinal care. In other words, they can help you with your shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, and foot pain. One of the soft tissue techniques that the doctors use is Active Release Technique, or A.R.T., which is the gold standard of soft tissue treatment. A.R.T. is comparable to a deep tissue massage in that it incorporates motion to break up scar tissue, knots, and fibrous adhesions, restoring normal blood flow and alignment to the soft tissue. Sports chiropractors also prescribe exercises and stretches to strengthen areas of the body that have become weakened and prone to injury.


Why else should you go to a chiropractor? Chiropractic benefits include:

  • Treat the cause, not just the symptoms, of pain

  • Complements other forms of pain management

  • Customizes treatment plans

  • Presents low risk

  • Offers new hope for chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia

  • Prevents joint dysfunction

  • Treats without being invasive

  • Improves postures preventative and proactive, not reactive

  • Shares ergonomic ideas

  • Teaches exercises and stretches

  • Provides nutritional advice