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Dr. Davis here from Vista California

Here in Southern California, surfing is a very popular activity. Surfing is great exercise and a lot of fun for millions of Americans but it can really do a number on your spine. One of the most troubling parts of surfing is the fact that you have to keep your neck in extension as you lay on the board to paddle out.  As mentioned before on this blog the most vulnerable positions for your neck to be in are all the way back in extension and all the way to the side in lateral bending.  Most surfers that I see are severely misaligned due to falls or other non-surfing related injuries.  Once that spine is misaligned…putting it into that extreme extension position on a regular basis will lead to increased Degenerative Disc Disease and eventually symptoms.  Some of the most common symptoms surfers experience is back and neck pain, numbness and tingling into the arms and legs and other related symptoms.

There is hope for those that want to surf throughout their lives…the key is alignment.  If the spine is misaligned the degeneration will occur at an increased frequency and quality of life will decrease.  The problems will typically begin in the neck and then translate through the spine until the condition is corrected.  If the spinal problems are corrected and the alignment is maintained throughout life, most people will be able to surf as long as they want to. 

Here is an example of a man whose ability to do one of his favorite activities was greatly affected until he got the problems in his spine corrected.

“When I first came to see Dr. Davis I was having severe lower back pain and it was greatly diminishing my quality of life. I had struggled with it for over 15 years but it had really gotten a lot worse in the past 2 years. Both at work where I have to stand for long periods and when I went surfing which I love to do.

Since beginning care my back pain has subsided enough to not impact anything that I do in life negatively. I can surf without any pain! I can stand for hours without pain at work. Surfing without back pain is a huge blessing!

I was a huge skeptic when I came to Breath of Life, but I figured I had nothing to lose. I gave it a year and I am so glad that I did. I feel so much better than I did a year ago! And I really enjoy knowing that Dr. Davis and I both worship the same awesome God!”

Gary B.   November 2010

Who do know that is like Gary?  Suffering every time they go to do the activity that they love.  Maybe you don’t even have the symptoms yet and just want to make sure that your spine is in a good alignment so that you can continue to do what you want to do throughout your life.  Either way an evaluation of your alignment by a qualified Upper Cervical Chiropractor is in order.

Find out more info at www.nuccawellness.com or call today to arrange your initial evaluation.  If you are not in the San Diego County area go to www.upcspine.org to find a doctor in your area.

Dr. William R. Davis Jr., D.C. is a Carlsbad Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist. He is in private practice in Southern California in the city of Vista. He specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.nuccawellness.com

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Many of our patients here in San Diego County love to surf.  Unfortunately, surfing can be very traumatic on the body.  Especially when you fall!  This patient from our office had a surfing accident where the board actually broke over his head!  Ouch!!!  Here is his story….”I had a horrible surfing accident about 6 years ago that caused my neck to be in chronic pain ever since and it left me with limited rotation in my neck and it would pop and crack all the time.  Since then I have been unable to surf!  I had visited many chiropractors and when I was referred to Dr. Davis I had no higher expectations other than minor temporary relief.

Since my care began I have had a great increase in my neck rotation and my neck and back feel great and there is much less popping and cracking going on in my neck.  I am ready to go back out in the water after a very long time…mind you carefully!

I would encourage people that suffer pain in their necks to be open to the opportunity of this form of care…one that has unexpected results of improvement and wellness!  I am very impressed at the improvement of my condition and look forward to the future results with my health.

I have really enjoyed the structure of the care plan.  Dr. Davis has this down to a science and Linde has been a professional wonder!”                                 Ray W.                                         Oceanside CA

Who do you know that have chronic problems who is a surfer?  The issues may be related to the alignment of the spine.  Tell a friend about this post and help a surfer to get back on the waves!

Dr. William R. Davis Jr., D.C. is a Carlsbad Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist.  He is in private practice in Southern California in the city of Vista.  He specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck).  This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.nuccawellness.com

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