Orthopedic Specialists Oakley CA

You know the feeling all too well : You’re working at your desk, trying to meet a deadline, and tension creeps between your shoulder blades and starts to move up your neck. Or you’re sitting in traffic, late for a coffee date, when a dull ache starts to form in your lower back.

Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc.
(925) 753-0424
4847 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA
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Laurence Orthopedic
(925) 827-2062
2190 Meridean Park Blvd Ste E
Concord, CA
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John Russell, CPO, FAAOP
(925) 943-1119
Collier Rehabilitation Systems Inc.3161 Putnam BlvdPleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Jon Wilson, CPO
(505) 301-1573
1203 Leigh CtWalnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA
 
Total Health Chiropractic
(925) 399-8773
3011 Citrus Cir
Walnut Creek, CA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Top Shelf Orthopedics
(209) 834-1158
PO Box 149
Tracy, CA
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Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics West Inc.
(925) 274-5980
350 N Wiget Ln
Walnut Creek, CA
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Eddy Hernandez, CP
(925) 639-2124
Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc.759 Harvard DrivePleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Curtis J Haake D.C.
(925) 930-7902
3011 Citrus Circle
Walnut Creek, CA
Business
Total Health Chiropractic
Specialties
Chiropractic, Diversified Chiropractic Care with drop table, flexion traction, laser and ultrasound therapies, massage therapy and health coaching services. Exercise and rehabilitation services.
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: In network with most HMO's and PPO'sKaiser, ASHP, Blue Cross, Blue shield, Medicare, Aetna, United health care, Pacificare, ACN, Optum Health care
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Medical School: Western States Chiropractic College, 1999
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Languages Spoken: English

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Haque Chiropractic
(925) 344-3811
1635 Chestnut Street # B
Livermore, CA
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

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By Meghan Rabbitt

You know the feeling all too well : You’re working at your desk, trying to meet a deadline, and tension creeps between your shoulder blades and starts to move up your neck. Or you’re sitting in traffic, late for a coffee date, when a dull ache starts to form in your lower back. Or maybe you’re trying to take a nap, but can’t seem to get comfortable thanks to the tightness in your legs.

“Everyone has at least one weak link in their body, and physical and emotional stress tends to go straight for that spot,” says Larry Frieder, DC, a chiropractor in Boulder, Colorado. “But the good news is that bringing more awareness to your weak points and learning how to reduce the stress that’s causing your discomfort can eliminate chronic pain.” Here’s how.

NECK
Why Stress Strikes: Whether you’re stuck in traffic, staring at your computer, or reading a book, the forward motion of your head causes your neck and upper shoulder muscles to fire continuously in order to counteract the weight of your skull. “Plus, when you’re focusing on a screen or a fairly small area for long periods of time, your eyes are looking side to side but your neck is usually locked into the same position,” says Elizabeth Larkam, director of Pilates & Beyond for Western Athletic Clubs in San Francisco. “And since your eye and neck muscles are connected, this creates an imbalance.”

Tension Tamer: Ease eye strain.
To understand how the muscles of your eyes are connected to your neck, place the pads of your fingers on either side of your spine just below your hairline, says Larkam. Then move your eyes from side to side. You should feel your neck muscles moving. To give those a good stretch, change your focus. If you’re looking at something close to you, switch your gaze to something far away for a few minutes, every 20 to 30 minutes. To work each eye muscle even more, cover one eye and focus on something in the distance. Another exercise: Gently turn your head to the right and gaze to the left; then turn your head to the left and gaze to the right.

SHOULDERS
Why Stress Strikes: The muscles of the upper trapezius activate when we’re startled or react to a fight-or-flight stimulus, says Larkam. And since most of us experience this state of stress on a somewhat continuous basis, the muscles between the base of the skull and the shoulders are “scrunched” more often than not, causing tension. Another instigator? Shallow breathing, which causes the muscles in the upper torso to become even more tense.

Tension Tamer: Belly breathing
Place your thumb on the back of your rib cage and your first finger on the side and slightly to the front of your ribs. As you breathe in, feel your rib cage move wide to the side; take a quick pause at the top of your inhale, then exhale. It helps to do this in a rhythm: Breathe in for a count of four, hold for four counts at the top of the breath, breathe out for four, and hold for four counts at the end of your exhale. Gradually increa...

Author: Meghan Rabbitt

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