Tag: chiropractic care

What happened to primary care?

What happened to primary care? We tell our patients that our chiropractic practice is primary care for the musculoskeletal system.   The idea is that medicine is a disconnected mess when it comes to evaluating and treating what hurts us and what makes us feel ill.   I approach to care as a whole body problem so we are not likely to miss the reason you hurt and find sensible cost-effective solutions to your problems. If your problem is medical, we would refer you to your primary care medical provider who years ago was the person who evaluated your blood, and your Read More »

How does a chiropractor help hip pain?

How does a chiropractor help hip pain? Hip pain can be frustrating especially when the hip pain interrupts your sleep. Many runners develop hip pain as well which can increase with activity. Is it tendonitis, bursitis, a strain, or something else? It is interesting to hear what other people think when you mention hip pain.   Often they will ask if you had an MRI, seen an orthopedic surgeon, go to therapy, or get an injection.   You will very quickly learn that most people have a very poor understanding of why things hurt and have an even poorer understanding of who Read More »

Severe neck pain and stiffness; what is the best treatment?

Severe neck pain and stiffness; what is the best treatment? Do you experience frequent stiff necks that are becoming more painful and long-lasting? What causes a stiff neck?   Did stomach sleeping cause your painful stiff neck? What can you do to get effective relief? Myths and facts about painful stiff necks Myth #1. A stiff neck is a neck problem – While the pain may be experienced in your neck, the cause often involves the pelvis which is half the motion in your body. To move your neck, your mid and lower back and pelvis have to allow for that Read More »

Restricted access to chiropractic care in older adults raises medical costs by millions.

Restricted access to chiropractic care in older adults raises medical costs by millions. Growing chiropractic use for many spinal conditions is more effective and safer than visiting a medical primary care physician first. Chiropractic has much higher levels of patient satisfaction according to Consumer Reports, Men’s Health magazine, and many other publications. The opioid crisis was caused by medical providers treating painful conditions medicinally instead of with chiropractic care or physical therapy. As those patients did not respond, they were then referred to higher-level tests and procedures of questionable benefit, often at a much higher cost. Yesterday, a patient with Read More »

Wellness nonsense and your health

Wellness nonsense and your health There is an industry that attempts to free you of your hard-earned money while offering little or no benefit.    This is the wellness industry. Can you tell the difference between things that can keep you healthy vs. wellness nonsense? Tarot cards, to crystals to full-body MRI scans to detox IV treatments that have little or no evidence of working. When I was in chiropractic college, we were required to deliver and receive a high colonic with the belief that cleaning out the colon solves all sorts of health problems.   While we do know that Read More »