Tag: neck pain

Why does your shoulder pain return after all the physical therapy you’ve done?

Why does your shoulder pain return after all the physical therapy you’ve done? The patient told me that their first episode began three years ago and didn’t resolve after months of physical therapy and doing exercises at home.   Two months ago he experienced the same symptoms in his left shoulder which did not improve much after therapy directed toward his neck and shoulder. He said his friend recommended him to our office because we evaluated people holistically.  Holistic simply means we are thorough and we evaluate the whole person, not just the symptomatic part. It doesn’t mean we stack rocks, Read More »

Persistent neck and back pain; where can you get affordable drug free relief?

Persistent neck and back pain; where can you get affordable drug-free relief? The advertisement on the radio was from the Princeton medical system advertising their board-certified specialists, surgeons, and therapists ready to help. For anyone who has ever visited the medical system for anything, it always comes with multiple specialists and then scheduling hoping to see someone immediately. If the problems are long-standing and worsening over time, as many problems do, many people have been taught to believe that as you get older, they will need medical interventions and specialists to understand the area that hurts. You make an appointment Read More »

Chronic neck and back pain sufferers give chiropractic a 90% satisfaction rate according to a recent study.

Chronic neck and back pain sufferers give chiropractic a 90% satisfaction rate according to a recent study. Over 90% Patient Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care A recent study on the experiences of chiropractic patients in the United States with chronic pain gave high marks for patient satisfaction to their doctors.  Published in the Journal of Patient Experience in 2019, this observational study of chronic low back pain and neck pain patients was done for over three months. Of the patients, 1,835 out of 2,636 completed the three-month follow-up. Using a four-option rating scale (Never, Sometimes, Usually, and Always), it found patients rated the following attributes Read More »

Back and neck pain while working from home; Improve your ergonomics with these simple tips.

Back and neck pain while working from home Many of you are returning to offices for the first time in months.   While it is true that things are going back to normal and in NJ, the state of emergency has finally been lifted, it is also true that many of us may continue working from home as companies realize the benefits of having a flexible workforce. The idea that productivity increased while at home is being debated right now,  and certain workers have found that when a spouse got a job offer or relocation, they can still work from their 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 »