Tag: Chiropractic

Resolving your lower back pain requires more than applying a treatment or ordering tests; here’s why.

Resolving your lower back pain requires more than applying a treatment or ordering tests; here’s why. A patient recently visited our office complaining of lower back pain that began months ago but gradually became acute over the New Year’s holiday. Since our office was closed, he visited another chiropractic office that told him his problems were due to swollen muscles and discs in his lower back.   The treatment consisted of muscle stim and heat initially and then an adjustment.   The patient also mentioned that when the lower back pain began, his neck was stiff and painful but the chiropractor relieved Read More »

Pain between the shoulders? Here’s why you should see a chiropractor first.

Pain between the shoulders? Here’s why you should see a chiropractor first. Pain between the shoulders is a common symptom chiropractors relieve in their offices. Patients will often try Advil or another medication first or may attribute the pain to some activity or attribute it to stress, without having an understanding of why they really hurt. Usually, tight and sore shoulders also affect the neck which may cause headaches and the person will often have other problems such as knee pain, plantar fasciitis, lower back pain, and even numbness in the hands while sleeping or driving. Unlike most doctors, chiropractors Read More »

Is aging a disease that needs medical treatment?

Is aging a disease that needs medical treatment? I have often told patients humorously; I walk into the bathroom in the morning and look up and say “who that old guy is and what he is doing in my bathroom?”  For the record, I am 63. For many who are in their ’60s and up, visiting the doctor is what we do to make sure we are healthy.  We get our blood taken, follow the suggestions and in many cases, we are advised about things such as blood pressure, and cholesterol and we may be given medication to manage it Read More »

Chiropractic care for neck and back problems first? Here’s the evidence that has been ignored for years.

Chiropractic care for neck and back problems first? Here’s the evidence that has been ignored for years. The evidence for visiting a chiropractor first has been building for years. As it’s been said, who you see first for a problem will determine the safety, effectiveness, and cost.   Chiropractors, who are physician-level providers specialize in the primary care holistic approach to the musculoskeletal system. Their unique skills of combining exercise, myofascial work and manipulation have been shown to be very effective at improving solving physical problems without the use of drugs, surgeries or other invasive methods. Follow the evidence…  “The pathway Read More »

Why did I get a stress reaction in my knee from running?

Why did I get a stress reaction in my knee from running? Runners want to avoid stress fractures which many believe are due to impact and overtraining. These types of injuries can stop your training and they can be painful. If you are increasing your mileage or speed or both, it is best to do it gradually as it is believed that increasing either speed or distance too fast will result in a stress fracture or another type of injury. Doctors now understand that a stress reaction can proceed with a stress fracture. I have been to many seminars that Read More »