Mission Bay Chiropractic -  - Chiropractor

Mission Bay Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in SoMa, San Francisco, CA

Headaches Specialist

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints worldwide, resulting in debility and reduced quality of life for many people. Mission Chiropractic Care offers personalized care for patients from throughout the San Francsico, CA, area, providing targeted care aimed at relieving chronic headache pain so patients feel more comfortable.

Headaches Q & A

Mission Bay Chiropractic

What causes headaches?

Headaches are one of the most common complaints among men and women, and even teens and children experience headaches from time to time. One of the most common causes of headaches is chronic stress, which causes muscles and other soft tissues to tighten and constrict, producing a continual strain that results in tenderness and restricts circulation. Many “tension headaches” occur when trigger points, or tender spots of “knotted” muscle, form in the neck and shoulders, causing chronic inflammation that can press on nerves and blood vessels. Headaches can also be caused by injury – especially whiplash injury – poor posture, improper lifting and carrying techniques, sleeping on a non-supportive pillow or mattress, or poor work space design.

How can a chiropractor help me relieve my chronic headaches?

One of the best ways to relieve and even prevent chronic headaches is to have routine chiropractic adjustments to help realign and rebalance the spine. When the spine is out of alignment – even by just a very small amount – the uneven stresses can result in inflammation that can irritate nerves and interfere with normal circulation. Spinal adjustment and other hands-on chiropractic techniques address these issues at the source to relieve inflammation, restore circulation and promote optimal health and healing.

Is there anything I can do to prevent headaches from occurring in the first place?

If you suffer from chronic headaches, the first step in prevention is having an evaluation to determine their cause. Most headaches are caused by muscle strain and nerve irritation. Having regular chiropractic exams and adjustments can help relieve these issues before they become significant enough to cause pain and other symptoms. Practicing proper posture and using ergonomically-designed chairs at work can also help by supporting the neck and upper back to reduce strain that can cause headaches.

Accepted Insurance Providers

We do accept all Auto Accident Insurances and some Workers' Compensation Insurances. Please call our office to confirm your insurance provider if you do not see your Insurance listed here.

Aetna
American Specialty Health
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Cigna
Kaiser Permanente
Meritain Health
UMR
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Katy and Dr. Wayne are both awesome - they really care and are trying to help me feel better permanently. Dr Wayne even came to my office to do an ergonomic evaluation"

    Sam P.
  • Yelp

    "Every time something comes up, the first thing I do is book an appointment with Dr. Chuck. He is very patient and attentive, and he really knows his stuff."

    Momchill T.
  • Yelp

    "It only took a handful of appointments to feel better, but it was nothing short of amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"

    David Z.
  • Yelp

    "I have been to many many chiropractors and massage therapists in my day, and Dr. Wayne and Gina are literally the best I've ever had."

    Laura S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Wayne rocks. No other way to put it. After severely injuring my back six months ago I was in pretty much constant pain and discomfort since. "

    C.B.
  • Yelp

    "So fun to come into this office. Not only are the chiropractors knowledgeable and address body imbalances, the staff is wonderful!"

    Gina A.
  • Yelp

    "I came in with the worst upper neck pain, hardly able to move and he fixed me right up. 100% would recommend. Will definitely be back."

    Joni O.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Chuck is an exceptional chiropractor. He helped me reduce significantly the frequency and intensity of my migraines and tension headaches."

    M L
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Chuck was so understanding and gentle, he explained every move before he did it, and made sure it was as painless as possible."

    I A
  • Yelp

    "The entire staff is friendly and helpful, too. You can tell they all care for their clients' well-being."

    Samantha S.
  • facebook

    "Dr. Chuck is fantastic! He really got me back in shape. He's very attentive, and listens to your concerns. He taught me stretches to strengthen my back at home."

    Christopher S.
  • facebook

    "Dr. Chuck delivers top-notch care, and is easy-going and approachable. The office staff is super, too! You can't go wrong with Mission Bay Chiropractic."

    Sara M.
  • facebook

    "Dr. Wayne got me back into high heels and I no longer walk like an ape!"

    Naomi R.
  • Yelp

    "Tried out chiropractic care here after reading positive Yelp reviews...I went from barely walking for two days to several days with almost no pain."

    Ste. B
  • Yelp

    "He even went to my office desk and did a free workstation guide for me. Overall, it is a great experience collaborating with chuck."

    Deen M.
  • Yelp

    "This office has a very friendly and knowledgeable staff who genuinely want to get you healthy. Nice clean office."

    Rob B.
  • facebook

    "I go to Dr. Chuck Affatato, who has kept me dancing , and free from back pain for a number of years now. He is a very good chiropractor, and he listens to any concerns"

    Aura S.
  • facebook

    "Best and professional service. Dr. Wayne is caring and makes sure that he addresses all concerns."

    Minna M.
  • facebook

    "Mission Bay Chiropractic is a top notch clinic! Dr. Affatato and Dr. Yuen truly care for their patients health and well being. I would highly recommend this clinic!."

    Kirsten J.
  • Yelp

    "I can't thank Dr. Chuck enough for the expert adjustments that put my SI joint back in its proper alignment."

    Claude G.
  • Yelp

    "I've been seeing Dr Wayne for three months. Before coming in I had trouble walk/sitting/laying down. My lower back felt like hell, now it feels great!"

    Derek F.
Location
Mission Bay Chiropractic
330 Townsend Street, Suite 232
SoMa

San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-233-6804
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415-233-6804