Tag: chiropractor

Idiopathic Scoliosis, flat-earth thinking, and better ways to solve the problem during puberty.

Idiopathic Scoliosis, flat-earth thinking, and better ways to solve the problem during puberty. When you think about idiopathic scoliosis which is a medical term that simply says that the cause of the curvature is unknown, it conjures up ideas of braces, surgically implanted rods, and several other health concerns. The book Cheating Mother Nature. what you need to know to beat chronic pain has discussed why our current management schemes for idiopathic scoliosis are often inadequate since the mechanism behind the developing curve is often missed when you only look at the curve rather than the whole person. Treatments for Read More »

Are chiropractors doctors? Maybe you need a primary spine physician such as a chiropractor.

Are chiropractors physicians? Maybe you need a primary spine physician such as a chiropractor. A common question people ask is “are chiropractor’s doctors”? Here is what you need to know about chiropractic physicians. According to Wikipedia, “A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor is a professional who practises medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Physicians may focus their practice on certain disease categories, types of patients, and methods of treatment—known as specialities—or they may assume responsibility for the provision of continuing Read More »

Considering surgery and Opioids for pain control afterwards? The latest research suggests you should see a chiropractor first.

Considering surgery and Opioids for pain control afterwards?  The latest research suggests you should see a chiropractor first. Having been told to you need surgery is traumatic, since it requires you to adjust your life around a surgical procedure that can leave you in pain for weeks to come.   Surgery can affect your job, your life and your relationships as well, since you will need someone to take you there, watch over you and most likely, give you opioid pain medication while you recover.  It is also expensive, once you factor in the facility fee, anesthesia and of course the post and Read More »

Your clogged ear may be a jaw and eustachian tube problem; so why is your doctor giving you prednisone?

Your clogged ear may be a jaw and eustachian tube problem; so why is your doctor giving you prednisone? He visited our office for a follow-up after he had severe neck pain that did not resolve for a few days.   This patient had previously visited us for a lower back problem that had improved over the past few months. As we spoke, he mentioned that his right ear had felt clogged and that his doctor had again recommended prednisone, after evaluating his ears.  Other than the sensation of a clogged ear which was annoying on his right side, he had Read More »