Tag: Chiropractic

Sciatic pain caused by an old abdominal scar from years ago.

Sciatic pain caused by an old abdominal scar from years ago. She said that over the past couple of years, her leg pain which began on one side was now in both legs Getting out of a chair was painful and difficult. She was now experiencing knee pain as well and thought the stiffness in her upper body and neck was a normal part of aging, since it developed over many years. Her medical doctors suggested the sciatic pain problem was due to spinal stenosis after reading her MRI report. Spinal stenosis is a condition that will reduce  the space Read More »

Evidence suggests most people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia are misdiagnosed.

Evidence suggests most people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia are misdiagnosed. Fibromyalgia is a classification that was added in 1990 by Rheumatologists to describe a painful condition where the pain the patients reported was extreme compared to the clinical signs found on evaluation.  They had traits in common including tender points as well as sleep disturbances. Rheumatologists have little training in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain, however they created this category which they referred to as Fibromyalgia.  Once the category was established, the condition Fibromyalgia was considered a disease and drugs such as Lyrica were recommended for alleviation of the symptoms.   Read More »

Myofascial release treatment for the relief of neck and back pain has the support of the scientific community according to the British Medical Journal.

Myofascial release treatment for the relief of neck and  back pain has the support of the scientific community according to the British Medical Journal. Myofascial release has a growing body of evidence that supports its use in the treatment of neck, back and other types of pain commonly found in athletes and non athletes alike. Years ago, the fascial system was largely ignored when physicians participated in anatomy lab.  It was once thought that different muscles did different things depending on where they connected to.   Books such as Warfel carefully described the origins and insertions of muscles so doctors Read More »

In pain? Maybe you need a body mechanic.

In pain?  Maybe you need a body mechanic. Pain that does not go away is why patients call their doctor.  The doctor someone visits can vary from primary care to their chiropractor. An improper step, a fall  or a traumatic injury can cause pain. Playing sports can cause pain  Other times, you may have been woken up with acute back pain, only to find out later that you passed a stone.  The possibilities for why we hurt seem endless. Chronic problems that become acute is why most people visit their doctor.  What we are used to feeling is what we consider normal, even if it is Read More »

Why did United Healthcare begin to refuse to cover clinically proven chiropractic treatment for headaches?

Why did United Healthcare begin to refuse to cover clinically proven chiropractic treatment for headaches? If you are insured by United Healthcare, you should be concerned with their newest policies concerning the treatment of headaches by chiropractors. Most patients are unaware they no longer cover chiropractors for the initial evaluation which has been in effect for over a year now.  Many doctors of chiropractic had responded by leaving their networks, while others like our office had dropped out of Oxford, since it was becoming unaffordable to treat their patients.  We had considered dropping United for the same reason but have Read More »