“One Body at a Time”
Valley Chiropractic- Dr Claudia Kindler
Valley Chiropractic has been serving the community in and around Noe Valley since 1989. Our professional staff goes the extra mile to create a clean, efficient, and welcoming environment, and we will do everything possible to ease your stress...
Valley Chiropractic provides gentle adjustments, personalized treatment plans, and compassionate chiropractic care for the entire family from infants to seniors. Valley Chiropractic is led by Dr. Claudia Kindler, who tailors every treatment...
Valley Chiropractic offers Deep Tissue, Swedish, Orthopedic, and Sports Massage by four certified and highly skilled massage therapists. All bring extensive experience to Valley Chiropractic and are accustomed to working with the doctors in...
Valley Chiropractic provides gentle adjustments, personalized treatment plans, and compassionate chiropractic care for the entire family from infants to seniors.
Valley Chiropractic is led by Dr. Claudia Kindler, who tailors every treatment plan to the patient’s needs taking into account not only painful symptoms but also the stresses, work environment, and health issues the patient may be facing. Dr. Kindler also takes time to educate patients and to recommend stretches, exercises, and lifestyle changes to keep patients on the path of health, wellness, and recovery.
Located in Noe Valley, in the heart of San Francisco, Valley Chiropractic offers a variety of services that provide relief from:
Dr. Kindler and the team at Valley Chiropractic are genuinely interested in each patient’s well-being, and they work hard to create a warm, healing environment and to provide compassionate care to as many people as possible.
Valley Chiropractic offers Deep Tissue, Swedish, Orthopedic, and Sports Massage by four certified and highly skilled massage therapists. All bring extensive experience to Valley Chiropractic and are accustomed to working with the doctors in addressing specific problem regions.
½ hour: $45.00
1 hour: $75.00
1 ½ hours: $120.00
Appointments are available weekdays, evenings and weekends.
To maximize the health of your joints, move them through their full range of motion every day!
Eating a regular diet with varied fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and beans or legumes can decrease chronic inflammation and increase your energy level!
Inflammation is our body’s reaction to a sedentary lifestyle, stress, and other environmental toxins. Low-grade chronic inflammation negatively affects our health by increasing our blood levels of chemical irritants. This produces local irritation and abnormal cellular reactions, leading to a myriad of health problems from stiffness and pain to cardiovascular disease.
Implementing an anti-inflammatory diet is a scientifically proven way to improve your health.
Here is a link for an article offering guidelines for dietary suggestions: http://www.chirohealthy.com/articles/anti-inflammatory-diet-good-health-for-your-joints.asp
This is a randomized, placebo controlled study to assess the effectiveness of spinal manipulation (SM) for non-specific chronic LBP (=/>6 mo) in 60 patients (Pts), as well as, the effectiveness of maintenance care in long-term reduction of pain & disability.
Pts were randomized into 3 Groups:
Group 1: 12 sham SM over 1 month,
Group 2: 12 SM visits over 1 month,
Group 3: 12 SM visits over 1 month + maintenance care (1 visit every 2 weeks for 9 months).
Outcomes: Oswestry, SF-36, Patient’s Global Assessment of Pain, Modified Schober’s Test, Lateral Flexion.
Results: Both SM without maintenance care & SM with maintenance care were significantly better on all outcome measures than the sham group at 1 month of follow-up, but only SM with maintenance care was significantly better on all outcome measures at 10 months of follow-up. Pts with maintenance SM had significantly lower pain and disability scores compared to the sham and SM without maintenance care at long-term follow-up.
Conclusions: SM is effective for nonspecific CLBP. To obtain long-term benefit, this study suggests maintenance SM after the initial intensive manipulative care.
Commentary: This is an important new study in the journal ‘Spine’ which demonstrates in a relatively small, but randomized controlled trial two key findings.
Seeing a chiropractor or engaging in light exercise relieves neck pain more effectively than relying on pain medication, new research shows.
The new study is one of the few head-to-head comparisons of various treatments for neck pain, a problem that affects three quarters of Americans at some point in their lives but has no proven, first-line treatment. While many people seek out spinal manipulation by chiropractors, the evidence supporting its usefulness has been limited at best.
But the new research, published in The Annals of Internal Medicine, found that chiropractic care or simple exercises done at home were better at reducing pain than taking medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or narcotics.
“These changes were diminished over time, but they were still present,” said Dr. Gert Bronfort, an author of the study and research professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. “Even a year later, there were differences between the spinal manipulation and medication groups.”
Moderate and acute neck pain is one of the most frequent reasons for trips to primary care doctors, prompting millions of visits every year. For patients, it can be a difficult problem to navigate. In some cases the pain and stiffness crop up without explanation, and treatment options are varied. Physical therapy, pain medication and spinal manipulation are popular options, but Dr. Bronfort was inspired to carry out an analysis because so little research exists.
“There was a void in the scientific literature in terms of what the most helpful treatments are,” he said.
To find out, Dr. Bronfort and his colleagues recruited a large group of adults with neck pain that had no known specific cause. The subjects, 272 in all, were mostly recruited from a large HMO and through advertisements. The researchers then split them into three groups and followed them for about three months.
One group was assigned to visit a chiropractor for roughly 20-minute sessions throughout the course of the study, making an average of 15 visits. A second group was assigned to take common pain relievers like acetaminophen and — in some cases, at the discretion of a doctor — stronger drugs like narcotics and muscle relaxants. The third group met on two occasions with physical therapists who gave them instructions on simple, gentle exercises for the neck that they could do at home. They were encouraged to do 5 to 10 repetitions of each exercise up to eight times a day. (A demonstration of the exercises can be found at www.annals.org).
After 12 weeks, the people in the non-medication groups did significantly better than those taking the drugs. About 57 percent of those who met with chiropractors and 48 percent who did the exercises reported at least a 75 percent reduction in pain, compared to 33 percent of the people in the medication group.
A year later, when the researchers checked back in, 53 percent of the subjects who had received spinal manipulation still reported at least a 75 percent reduction in pain, similar to the exercise group. That compared to just a 38 percent pain reduction among those who had been taking medication.
Dr. Bronfort said it was a “big surprise” to see that the home exercises were about as effective as the chiropractic sessions. “We hadn’t expected that they would be that close,” he said. “But I guess that’s good news for patients.”
In addition to their limited pain relief, the medications had at least one other downside: people kept taking them. “The people in the medication group kept on using a higher amount of medication more frequently throughout the follow-up period, up to a year later,” Dr. Bronfort said. “If you’re taking medication over a long time, then we’re running into more systemic side effects like gastrointestinal problems.”
He also expressed concern that those on medications were not as empowered or active in their own care as those in the other groups. “We think it’s important that patients are enabled to deal with as much control over their own condition as possible,” he said. “This study shows that they can play a large role in their own care.”
I started seeing Claudia 6-7 years ago. I went to her because I was having headaches that originated with neck tightness. Claudia always asks what’s going on with me, and then she finds things I’m not aware of when she is manipulating my body. She’s also been helpful in terms of suggesting exercises and bringing other resources into the relationship.
I think the way Claudia runs her business is one of the things I like best. She’s always on time, the front office staff is kind, and I’ve never had a mistake. It feels like a very efficiently-run place.
I’ve suggested Valley Chiropractic to many people because I think Claudia is trustworthy, extremely competent, and she will tell be the first to tell you if she can’t help you.
- Jane Baker
I went to Valley Chiropractic primarily because I was concerned about arthritis in my hands. It turned out to be a great choice. Dr. Kindler is a deeply caring professional; truly dedicated to her patients’ well being. She is thoughtful, creative, and fiercely committed to finding a solution to any chiropractic challenge. Her gentle methods and close attention to your body’s unique responses to treatment instill great confidence. Once you meet her, you’ll know immediately that you’re in excellent hands.
- Carolyn Hinman
I started seeing Dr. Kindler in the summer of 2002. I was in a car accident, and I was experiencing a lot of chronic pain from whiplash.
Dr. Kindler goes above and beyond the call of duty in every aspect of her practice. She is one of the unique providers who think holistically about the body. Not just in terms of what chiropractic care can do, but also in terms of anything else that can be feeding into the issue she’s treating. She takes the time to understand the whole of one’s health picture, including how the emotional and mental experience of one’s day-to-day life factors into how the body feels. Because of all this, I call Dr. Kindler the overly-kind chiropractor.
- Rebecca Marshall
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