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The Core is the Core

The Core is the CoreIn exercise, core activities establish the musculoskeletal foundation that supports and enables all other components of physical fitness, including strength training, cardiorespiratory exercise, and sports readiness. Core exercise is not new, but the need for core training became lost in the 1980s fitness boom that focused on “aerobics” and “cardio”, and secondarily on strength training.

The importance of core training and the need to learn core exercises has undergone a resurgence recently, as the quantity and frequency of exercise-related injuries have skyrocketed. People eager to make healthier lifestyle choices, including those anxious to lose weight, have bombarded their local fitness centers. But although it seems simple and straightforward to pedal an exercise bike, lope up and down on an elliptical stair-stepper, lift a dumbbell, or press down or pull up on a machine-assisted exercise bar, if the exerciser’s core muscles are deconditioned, injury is the likely result, sooner or later.

The most important core muscle is the transversus abdominis, a sheet of horizontally oriented muscle fibers that lay beneath the more familiar abdominal muscles, that is, the rectus abdominis, internal obliques, and external obliques. Core muscles include the mutifidi and rotatores, small, deep spinal muscles that connect and help move pairs and groups of spinal vertebras, and other back muscles such as the erector spinae and longissimus thoracis. Everyone needs to train the core as a primary component of an ongoing program of regular, vigorous exercise. There are innumerable highly effective core exercises and most do not require any equipment. A physioball provides the opportunity for variety and increasing levels of difficulty. As with all forms of exercise, start slow and build strength and endurance gradually. It doesn’t take long to notice the benefits of a regular core routine, including enhanced spinal flexibility, improved balance, and a flatter abdominal region.

Just as long-term core strength starts with training the transversus abdominis, long-term health and well-being start with regular chiropractic care. In order for us to manifest ongoing good health, it’s very important that all our physiological systems are working in harmony. Such seamless integration of activity is managed and maintained by the nerve system, our body’s master system. The nerve system, that is, the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, transmit information to and receive information from the rest of the body. But nerve interference and nerve irritation can delay and distort the information stream, resulting in errors in cell function. Such errors may expand and cause errors in the functioning of organs and organ systems, resulting in symptoms and disease.

Regular chiropractic care detects, analyzes, and corrects spinal misalignments, the cause of nerve interference and irritation. By restoring spinal biomechanical function, regular chiropractic care helps ensure a free flow of information between the nerve system and the body’s other systems, including the cardiorespiratory, digestive, and endocrine systems. In this way, regular chiropractic care helps ensure long-term health and well-being for your family members and you.

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The Power of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic affects every part of our body.  Why?  Because our nervous system controls all aspects of our being, from proper organ function to the sensation of pain.  So it only makes sense that we will begin to feel pain, discomfort, or notice various symptoms when our nervous system isn’t functioning correctly.  Chiropractic does not rely on harsh medication or invasive surgery to treat health-related ailments, instead, it focuses on the nervous system — correcting nerve flow blockages in the spine and other areas of the body, to allow the body’s powerful natural healing power to flourish, flow, and repair itself naturally.

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headache / Migraines
  • Scoliosis
  • Postural Deformities
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Low Metabolism
  • Allergies
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Acid Reflux / GERD
  • Asthma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Disc Herniation

Beautiful, clean, and spacious. The place just feels good to be in. Dr. Mahsa is a top-quality chiropractor (and person) who deeply cares about her clients and their results. She is knowledgeable on many levels and provides a ‘mamma bear’ experience that is both comforting and caring. I feel that I am in good hands while here. I will recommend this place.  P.S. The music she plays is awesome!

Kristina L., Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Mahsa is the kind of person you want to refer all your friends to.  She treated my chronic back pain using a combination of techniques that was way more effective than anyone I had seen before.  She has treated me, and now both my sons, for over two years.  The office staff is great too.  Friendly and professional and very welcoming.  I always leave here feeling good.

Jeffrey W., Alamo, CA

Dr. Mahsa has been wonderful for my family and I since day one. I was referred to her by a close friend and was glad I went to see her. I’m at the gym at least 5 days a week and my back pain was interfering with my workouts and sleep. She completed an assessment and I was back on my feet in no time. Since I had such a great experience with her I brought my entire family in and they’ve been feeling great with her adjustments as well. It’s difficult to know who to go to when there are so many different chiropractors out there. I’m known to research for the “best” out there and I believe I’ve found it! I recommend you go see her.

Kassy T., Danville, CA

Dr Mahsa is amazing  Had a great experience here. She is very knowledgeable and friendly.  This is also a very nice chiropractic office very large and filled with lots of high tech devices.  She did a great job with a fully completed assessment on my body and was able to relieve lower back pain.  Enjoyed all the different machines that were used to help make me feel better and relieve and prevent any future pain.

Jones K., Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Mahsa immediately put me on an aggressive therapy and now I’m back on my training and have actually improved my time per mile. Dr. Mahsa and her staff are friendly, professional and so DAMN good at what they do. She’s like a family to us.

Marylou M., Danville, CA

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