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Discover the Hidden Source of Your Pain for Lasting Relief



Welcome to Alameda Chiropractic and Ergonomics, where we don't just aim to alleviate your pain temporarily, but delve deep and uncover the fundamental cause of your discomfort. Unlike conventional methods that merely treat the symptom, our approach focuses on understanding the intricate dynamics of your body and the underlying reasons for your pain. At the heart of our comprehensive approach lies the revolutionary Select Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Today, we invite you to embark on a journey of understanding how the SFMA can not only provide immediate relief but also pave the way for a life of unrestricted movement and peak functionality.


Unveiling the Purpose of SFMA


Throughout life, we all encounter injuries, leading us to alter our natural movements to avoid pain. These adaptations, known as compensations, can persist long after the pain has subsided. Such alterations can affect the functioning of other areas of the body, creating a ripple effect that leads to persistent or recurring pain. The SFMA is meticulously designed to identify these compensations and facilitate their correction, allowing your body to operate optimally without enduring the burden of pain.


Decoding the SFMA


The SFMA is a comprehensive movement assessment that delves into both regional and full-body movements, including crucial aspects like neck and shoulder mobility, full-body rotation, spinal flexibility, balance, and squatting. By analyzing these everyday movements, we can pinpoint areas that deviate from the standard functional pattern. Moreover, the SFMA dissects these movements into their elemental components, enabling us to precisely identify the areas that require improvement.


Understanding the SFMA Diagnosis


The SFMA categorizes movement issues into two distinctive diagnoses: Mobility Dysfunction (akin to "hardware" issues) and Stability/Motor Control Dysfunction (akin to "software" issues). Mobility Dysfunction signifies restricted movement within the functional range, caused by joint, muscle, or ligament stiffness. On the other hand, Stability/Motor Control Dysfunction implies that the area can move within its functional range, but the brain struggles to regulate and coordinate this movement effectively.


Let's consider a scenario: You experience persistent discomfort in your mid-back, near the shoulder blade, accompanied by neck stiffness. You seek relief from a chiropractor, undergo adjustments, yet the pain persists. Next, you consult a physical therapist and diligently follow a prescribed exercise regimen, but the pain remains resilient. Subsequent X-rays reveal no significant structural issues, leaving you with limited options such as relying on painkillers, medications, or even contemplating surgery.


In such cases, the root cause may not be related to mobility (as addressed by the chiropractor) or strength (as targeted by the physical therapist). Instead, the crux of the issue might lie in your brain's inability to control the movement of your mid-back or effectively activate the muscles in your upper back and neck. This precise conundrum is precisely what the SFMA can detect and help resolve with tailor-made exercises. Indeed, the SFMA stands as a truly exceptional assessment and treatment protocol, offering a new dimension to your journey of pain resolution.


If you've been grappling with a persistent issue that has defied traditional approaches, we urge you to reach out to Dr. Whit at Alameda Chiropractic & Ergonomics for a consultation today. Dr. Whit's distinctive approach can help you not only identify but also effectively address the root cause of your pain, liberating you from the shackles of mere symptom management. Experience the transformative power of the SFMA and embrace a life free from the constraints of pain and discomfort.


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