Alameda Chiropractic Services
Our certified chiropractors perform adjustments to the spine or other parts of the body. The goal is to correct alignment problems, ease pain, and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Schedule an adjustment today with one of our chiropractors located in Alameda, California!
Our Mission: Custom treatment for your best experience.
Meet Our Chiropractor
Dr. Erin “Sage” McClive, DC
Specialty: Pain Relief, Stress Relief, Car Accidents
Degrees: Licensed Chiropractor
Training: Life Chiropractic College West
Philosophy: Erin “Sage” McClive has been exploring the art of bio-mechanics for nearly 10 years by teaching therapeutic yoga and offering bodywork. Through her education at Life Chiropractic College West she deepened her understanding of bio-mechanics by extensively learning the nervous system and its direct relationship to the musculoskeletal system.
She graduated with clinical honors and academic cum laude honors because she takes her craft seriously.
During her doctorate education she realized the gravity and profound impact that chiropractic truly has on the life of any person, animal, and infant – she realized chiropractic is not just moving bones and muscles. Chiropractic is actually a scientific art of understanding and assessing the nervous system to remove interference. This influences the entire life of a being (animals and humans) – and yes, of course the musculoskeletal system benefits.
She has explored a wide variety of techniques including Thompson Drop Table, Diversified, Bio-Geometric Integration (BGI), Activator, Chiropractic Bio-Physics (CBP), Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), EPIC Upper Cervical, Network, and Gonstead. During her clinical experience she uses many of these techniques to develop a large skillset to offer patients who present with varying sensitivities and histories.
Each person has a unique relationship to their body that must be recognized before and during treatments in order to remain attuned to that system.
Her current chiropractic expertise and interest is focused on restoring function to the entire kinetic chain, particularly in the shoulders, pelvis, and ribs. She thoughtfully considers each person’s lifestyle and goals for health while managing their various complaints.
Her mission is to provide a touchstone for people who need a holistic point of view and someone to consider all the potential factors contributing to chronic and/or acute issues and maintenance care.
Work days: Monday – Friday
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Your nervous system communicates with the rest of your body through the spinal cord. This means that when your spine is damaged or misaligned, there is an interference with that path of communication, causing pain symptoms and increasing your chances of injury or illness.
Your immune system may suffer from this compression of nerve pathways, weakening your body’s natural mechanisms for fighting off illness. As a result, studies have shown that chiropractic care designed to relieve stress, pain, and misalignment of the spine improves nerve function and can potentially boost your immune system by 200%.
Stress Impacts Your Immune System, and Your Body Can Harbor Stress in the Spine
This benefit is probably the most well known when it comes to going to the chiropractor. 80% of all Americans experience some sort of lower back pain in their lifetime.
Medications and surgeries are options for this type of pain, but those can be dangerous, expensive, and ineffective.
An adjustment from chiropractor services can significantly reduce your back and neck pain via a non-invasive technique. Chiropractic treatment is also cheaper than other methods of back pain management.
You’ll be able to save yourself from both mild and chronic pain while also reducing your medical costs.
Chiropractic care is known to improve athletic performance for all types of active people. When a joint isn’t moving properly it is creating more stress and strain to the surrounding muscles causing early fatigue and pain. This joint restriction and tight muscles compresses the nearby nerves resulting in diminished or increased nerve firing to the muscles and back up to the brain. When the interference is removed by correcting these “subluxations” in the spine and extremities, it keeps the body functioning at tip top shape.
Many sports teams and professional athletes hire chiropractors to help increase performance and immunity to keep them in the game. When these athletes are well adjusted they also benefit from reduced pain, tension, and inflammation that occurs from the high demands of their body.
Here’s a link to a PubMed review about NFL teams using chiropractors:
Both tension and migraine headaches can be caused by back pain and spinal issues. Back misalignment can cause muscle tension and pain which can result in both tension headaches as well as migraine headaches.
Besides back pain, headache is the top ailment that chiropractors treat. There are over 200 studies examining the benefits and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for headache relief.
Most people don’t realize that chiropractic care is extremely helpful for children. Many new parents will have their newborn checked immediately after birth to ensure that the child has free flowing neurological input from and to the brain.
The birth process can be very traumatic and a light gentle adjustment can improve the recovery process tremendously for the little ones. After birth (and even sometimes during birth!), adjusting the mother is key to ensure that she is set up for an easier full recovery.
In addition to the birthing experience, chiropractic has been known to help children with ear aches, immunity, bedwetting, colic, constipation, and improved brain function & focus. Many families turn to chiropractic as a proactive step to keep ahead of their health and well-being.
General Pregnancy Info
When someone is trying to become pregnant it can be very helpful to check and adjust the pelvic and low back region to ensure the reproductive organs are received all the neurological input it takes to function properly. As the baby develops it adds extra pressure to the low back and legs. It can be a tremendous relief to be adjusted throughout the stages of pregnancy to manage all the changes occurring in the the body.
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates from your lower back down your legs because of a damaged or pressured sciatic nerve.
This type of chronic pain can lead to over-medicating and chronic pain. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve that is causing your sciatica. Studies show that patients receiving adjustments reduced the number of pain days they had. They also experienced a reduction in the severity of their pain.
An Exploration of Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments. The theory is that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication.
Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.
Chiropractic treatment is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.
A chiropractor first takes a medical history, performs a physical examination, and may use lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your body.
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care are generally considered safe, effective treatments for acute low back pain, the type of sudden injury that results from moving furniture or getting tackled. Acute back pain, which is more common than chronic pain, lasts no more than six weeks and typically gets better on its own.
- Subluxation – Subluxation is a result of the spine in which alignment, movement integrity and physiological functions are compromised due to functional, structural, and/or pathological articular changes. …
- Back Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Migraines and headaches
- Neck Pain (Tech Neck)
- Sports Injuries
First visits often last about an hour.
Your chiropractor will ask about your medical history and about your symptoms. Tell your chiropractor about:
- Why you want help
- Past injuries
- All your medical conditions
- Any medications you take
- Any use of drugs or alcohol
- Your lifestyle habits including exercise, diet, stress and sleep
Some chiropractic offices have ‘new patient’ forms you can download from their website. It can be less stressful and more time efficient to answer medical questions when you are at home rather than at the doctor’s office. This will also help you focus on what’s bothering you when you meet face to face during your appointment.
After taking your history, your chiropractor will do a physical examination. The chiropractor may feel your spine, move your joints and watch the way you walk. she will also test your muscle strength, reflexes, and range of motion.
In some cases, the chiropractor might order X-rays or a blood pressure check.
The general rule of improvement is within 1 to 4 weeks from starting chiropractic therapy. However, this is for non-complex musculoskeletal conditions.
During the first visits, the patient will typically feel pain reduction of 40% to 80%. After some time the pain can completely disappear along with functional improvement.
We do not take insurance but you can request a super bill to possible get reimbursement from your insurance company.
Every insurance company is different and we are unable to help with this process.
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