Chiropractor San Francisco CA Dr. Nick Cruze Explaining Spine

At our chiropractic clinic in San Francisco CA and Walnut Creek CA we understand that many of our new patients have questions about what we do. Please take a look at this article if you are looking to learn more about chiropractic care.


This is one of the most common joints we help rellieve in our athletes and office workers. This mobile joint is one of the most movable and therefore one of the most prone to complication or deterioration. This joint needs to be capable of moving through its full range of motion as well as needs to posses the strength required for your daily routine. Whether you are a competitive swimmer or an office worker, your shoulder needs to be properly managed with the right mobility and stability. We have some great techniques for accomplishing both of these and putting your shoulder health in your own hands.

Postural Discomfort
Posture related discomfort is something our office helps many people with. Postural syndrome is a very preventable and manageable condition. The first step is determine if it is in fact a posturally related issue and then together you and the doctor will team up to create a management plan to:

1. Release the tight tissues from your daily posture or tight tissues from overuse.
2. Strengthen the weak or under used muscles. Here is an example of the At-Home approach we use.

Knee Pain, Hip Pain
Whether it is "Runners Knee", or an old injury coming back to remind you that its still there, this stable and simple KNEE joint is one we help people with often. The knee joint requires the proper Strength of the HIP muscles crossing the joint i.e., Quads & Hamstrings as well as proper mobility or movement in the muscles of the joint preceding the knee ie Glutes, Piriformis, Hip Flexor Muscles. This is a very manageable joint. We would love to help get your knee and hips in better shape for whatever level of activity you put them through.

Sciatica is a reference to pain stemming from your Sciatic nerve. This can be caused by interference of the nerve by the Nerve Roots at the Spinal Joints or by the muscles that this very long nerve comes in contact with as it makes its way down your leg. The first step is identifying which of the options are the mechanism for symptoms. Next you work with the doctor to relieve or reduce the interference with this nerve which will lead to reduction of the frequency and severity of your symptoms. Lastly, you will put together a management plan with your doctor to make sure this discomfort does not come back.

Our San Francisco CA and Walnut Creek CA chiropractic team at Premier Health Chiropractic is here to help you.  Please feel free to call us with any questions that you have.