Tag: Chiropractic

Why does that knot in my shoulder always come back?

Why does that knot in my shoulder always come back? If you have chronic knots in your shoulders, it can be frustrating.   Have you ever wondered why those knots never go away? The knot in my shoulder is a common complaint from many of our patients that improve with chiropractic care. Tight and knotted shoulders that are aggravated by stress may be relieved by a good shoulder rub, but the brief massage rarely improves the problem long term. Knotted shoulders may be caused by other areas of the body such as the lower body, legs, or by poor adaptations to Read More »

Olympic athletes and chiropractic; check out this NY Times article.

Olympic athletes and chiropractic; check out this NY Times article. The NY Times just featured an article about a chiropractor many Olympians have relied on. I had been the medical director for USA Track and Field in NJ for 26 years and many of the stories he shared in the article were familiar to me as well. Many athletes see me as their body mechanic. Being in practice for 35 plus years, I have had the pleasure and also the learning experience of working with elite athletes, some of whom are former Olympians and some who are working to become Read More »

Living with chronic pain? Maybe you need to visit a chiropractor.

Living with chronic pain? Maybe you need to visit a chiropractor. Too young to be in that much pain?   Whether it was from an old injury, a series of injuries, or everything that is achier over time, people are getting relief from the chiropractic holistic approach to musculoskeletal pain. Living with chronic pain is avoidable if you make the right choices. The secret behind why we hurt? In 2017, the Annals of Internal Medicine evaluated what worked for problems such as lower back pain.   The best available evidence said to avoid drugs and invasive procedures while offering a list of Read More »

Avoiding chronic lower back pain is as simple as visiting a chiropractor first.

Avoiding chronic lower back pain is as simple as visiting a chiropractor first. Growing evidence suggests that medical management of lower back pain is more likely to leave you with chronic lower back problems than visiting a chiropractor or physical therapist first according to a recent study. Insurers now have reams of data showing that visiting a chiropractor first reduces the cost and chronicity of lower back pain. Chronic back pain is worsened by pain management, medication, and back surgery which can further reduce the ability to move. The guidelines from the Annals of Internal Medicine in 1997 are frequently Read More »

Are your MRI or x-ray results for lower back pain an incidentaloma?

Are your MRI or x-ray results for lower back pain an incidentaloma? What is an incidentaloma? It is a radiological finding of dubious clinical significance.   In the past, incidentalomas (found by accident) were discovered in the lungs, kidneys, prostate, breast, and other parts of the body when your doctor ordered imaging of a body region. Many of these were further investigated by doctors exposing patients to unneeded tests, costs, painful biopsies, and stress. Imagine after all that, you were just healthy and normal. In some cases, patients were told they may have cancer or growth which was benign which may Read More »