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How Chiropractic Can Help Treat Asthma

 Asthma Relief Chiropractors in San Rafael CA          According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), known as the national public health institute of the United States, “Asthma causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing at night or early in the morning”. The CDC also states: “If you have asthma, you have it all the time, but you will have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs”. Another health authority, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment, detailed “25.9 million people, including almost 7.1 children, have asthma”.


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Chiropractic Care and Allergy Relief

 Chiropractic Care and Allergy Relief San Rafael CA          At Egan Family Chiropractic, we know the symptoms. Itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, headaches and migraines, and the pressure that makes your head feel like it may just explode. Yes, we are talking about allergies. At this day and age, it is estimated that 10%-30% of the entire world are affected by allergies. From nasal allergies to seasonal allergies, the cost for pain relief and discomfort is sky rocketing. Three billion dollars a year, to be exact. Yes, you read that right… three million dollars! That’s adding up doctor visits, prescriptions, and missed time from work.


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Chiropractic Care and Herniated Discs

 Herniated Disc Relief Chiropractors in San Rafael CA          A spinal disc is made out of two main parts: The nucleus pulposus, which is the inner jelly- like layer located in the center of the disc, and the annulus fibrosus, which are the thick ligament-like outer most layers. These two parts help the spine with their movement, flexibility and also provide support throughout the entire vertebrae. Disc degeneration or trauma to the disc can cause the nucleus to become herniated and the inner jelly can leak out of the outer layers and into the spinal canal.


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Chiropractic Care Benefits for the Elderly

 Elderly Care Chiropractors in San Rafael CA          There are many ways chiropractic care at Egan Family Chiropractic can keep you healthier as you get older. Seniors who are experiencing pain or other problems due to the spine being misaligned benefit most from chiropractic care with Dr. Matthew Egan, D.C.. In fact, Chiropractic treatment at Egan Family Chiropractic, located in San Rafael, is the safest form of treatment, especially compared to alternative treatment options like surgery and drug therapy. The reason being, Chiropractic is a form of holistic medicine, steering clear of the use of drugs as a treatment option.


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Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries

 Sports Injuries Chiropractors in San Rafael CA          There are two different kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic. Even acute injuries can be a result of repetitive wear and tear. Chronic injuries are easier to notice because they tend to be more severe and cause more pain. Dr. Matthew Egan, D.C. of Egan Family Chiropractic treats underlying causes of sports injuries by evaluating the body as a whole, rather than as separate parts. This allows for the best results to rebuild strength and eliminate pain.


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Frozen Shoulder Relief

 Frozen Shoulder Relief in San Rafael CA          What is Frozen Shoulder? Adhesive Capsulitis, AKA “Frozen Shoulder” is a condition described as stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Some symptoms of Frozen Shoulder are gradual at first but then usually begin to get much worse within one to three years. The symptoms of Frozen Shoulder are most typically known to develop in three different stages:


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Myofascial Release and Fertility

 Myofascial Release and Fertility Chiropractors in San Rafael CA          Most women who are going through infertility problems have researched the countless alternative treatments for infertility. Most searches will encourage acupuncture, dietary changes or even different uses of herbs. Here is another one to look into: Myofascial Release.

Myofascial Release sounds like an intimidating and complicated treatment but don’t worry! Most women describe Myofascial Release as a truly delightful massage.


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Sciatica 101

 Sciatica Chiropractors in San Rafael CA          Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis all on its own, but rather a symptom of other underlying medical conditions such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease or spinal stenosis. The pain has been characterized by a combination of constant pain on one side of the buttock or leg, pain that increases while sitting down, leg pain described as burning, tingling or searing, weakness or numbness of the leg and foot, and a sharp pain that makes it hard to stand up, walk, or stand in one place for large amounts of time.


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Subluxations and Chiropractic

 Chiropractic Care in San Rafael CA          "A subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health." Basically, Subluxations are when one or more of the bones of your spine move out of the correct position. This causes pressure on or irritation to the spinal nerves. The spinal nerves are nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your vertebrae. When there is pressure irritation placed on the nerves, it causes the nerves to malfunction and block signals traveling over the nerves.


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Back Pain 101

 Back Pain Chiropractors in San Rafael CA          Most people will experience back pain in their lifetime. In fact, about 10% of American experience back pain at any given time. That’s 31 million people! Total, 80% of Americans experience back pain in their lifetime, adding up to 248 million people! What is little known, is that there are many ways to avoid it. At Egan Family Chiropractic located at San Rafael, we want to help prevent you from being one of the 47 million people who suffer from back pain every year.


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Address: 45 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 9, San Rafael, CA 94903       Tel: (415) 785-7131

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Egan Family Chiropractic

Address: 45 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 9
  San Rafael, CA 94903

Telephone: (415) 785-7131
Fax: (415) 785-4517