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Chiropractic Care

What Is It?

Model of spineChiropractic is a natural approach to health care. We communicate that the spine controls the nervous system and how your body responds to stress. So if there’s a breakdown in function or alignment in those areas, it’s going to create stress. Wherever that stress is based in your spine it could lead to many different health conditions such as sciatica, back pain, knee pain, headaches, and jaw issues like TMJ, all of which we can successfully treat.

Your chiropractor is looking for stress and misalignments in the area and then provides correction through the chiropractic adjustment.

The Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique

The approach we take at San Ramon Chiropractic is different in that we focus heavily on the Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique, which is very specific to lower back issues. Cox uses a neutral position that doesn’t put a lot of stress on the spine. The goal is distracting the bones and creating space for the discs and nerves. A lot of our patients use this technique for chronic lower back pain, sciatica, disc degeneration, nerve degeneration, and herniated discs. With pre and post MRIs being taken we can see the discs being reduced in size with Cox.

Our Other Techniques

  • Activator Methods®
  • ArthroStim®
  • Diversified
  • Extremities
  • Gonstead

Choosing the Best Treatment for Your Needs

During your initial consult exam, we can figure out which treatment modality would be best for you. Some patients prefer a particular technique, and that’s fine too. But if you’re open to it, part of the advantage that we have is we’re going to utilize all those techniques—the reality is probably more of them together to find what’s best for your needs.

Some of the Unexpected “Side Effects” of Chiropractic

We love it when patients are surprised when they enjoy some unexpected benefits of their chiropractic care. For example, they may find that in addition to getting the complaint they came in with resolved, they’re sleeping better, or the heartburn has gone away or they don’t have asthma any longer.


If you’re ready to experience firsthand the incredible benefits of chiropractic care, contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Chiropractic Care San Ramon | (925) 828-0616