Tag: physical therapy

How does a chiropractor help hip pain?

How does a chiropractor help hip pain? Hip pain can be frustrating especially when the hip pain interrupts your sleep. Many runners develop hip pain as well which can increase with activity. Is it tendonitis, bursitis, a strain, or something else? It is interesting to hear what other people think when you mention hip pain.   Often they will ask if you had an MRI, seen an orthopedic surgeon, go to therapy, or get an injection.   You will very quickly learn that most people have a very poor understanding of why things hurt and have an even poorer understanding of who Read More »

The $667 acupuncture visit that made the news and some thoughts from Dr. C

The $667 acupuncture visit that made the news and some thoughts from Dr. C We have a crazy healthcare system that allows excess reimbursement but also incentivizes doctors to do things that may not be in your best interest. This is especially true in healthcare where the data clearly shows that seeing a chiropractor or a physical therapist results in more satisfactory outcomes at a much lower cost for a painful lower back.  Apparently, x rays are overrated and MRIs are overutilized and may result in a medical procedure of dubious value that can actually do great harm. Apparently, United Read More »

Chronic pain; potent drugs do not work so what does according to Consumer Reports?

Chronic pain; potent drugs do not work so what does according to Consumer Reports? Whom should you visit first for a problem with chronic pain?  Is Fibromyalgia a real disease or is a manifestation of chronic pain gone bad?  Should chronic pain be a normal part of aging? Why is it so difficult to get effective care for why you ache without searching for a bottle of pills. A while ago a patient told me this humorous story; A patient of his would always look at his grandfather when he got up in the morning.  He would sit up in Read More »

Back pain, degenerative joints and disc problems; a new study suggests core stabilization is the key to reducing pain and disability, but is it that simple?

Back pain, degenerative joints, and disc problems; a new study suggests core stabilization is the key to reducing pain and disability but is it that simple?  It seems like many healthcare practitioners advertise they have the answers to your back problems back pain, degenerative joints, and disc problems. Unfortunately, studies show that most conventional methods do not work, or worse, can cause irreparable harm with surgeries and other procedures done to your back. The problem is, back pain and the degeneration we as doctors see on an x-ray is often the symptom rather than the problem. The way we move Read More »

Musculoskeletal pain is treated best by chiropractic according to a new article

Musculoskeletal pain is treated best by chiropractic according to a new article When you have pain in the back, or the shoulder, or the knees, or the ankles, who do you think of going to first? It is a fact that the person you see first for these types of problems will determine the treatment, cost and your overall experience with resolving the problem. Many people go visit their primary doctor first, since they assume that they would know how to diagnose them and offer them relief. Most are unaware that while most family physicians are happy to evaluate them, Read More »