As a chiropractor it is incumbent upon me to be acutely aware of the areas in which I excel. That is, the areas in which chiropractic best applies while being cognizant of my limitations and those of the field of chiropractic. Chiropractic is best suited for removing fixations in joints … Read more
As the hectic holidays come to an end and the beginning of a new year lies before us, a unique perspective can unfold. This time of year invites a certain level of contemplation. If you are like me, you are looking forward to the promise of the next year even … Read more
A joint issue is rarely only a joint issue and nothing else. The body is a complex interaction of muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. I try to take all this into consideration as I treat my patients. At the same time, I realize that as a chiropractor I am using … Read more
The other day I had a new patient express appreciation about how quickly he was able to get into the clinic. Basically, he called the clinic. We were able to get him in later that day. I did an initial exam and first adjustment. He got up off the table … Read more
This year we were lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving in Yosemite. As I walked along the beautiful trails, I was struck by how different it is compared to walking on pavement. Walking on uneven ground entails using different types of muscles that go unused on completely flat ground. Add to … Read more
Most patients come to see me for neck pain or low back pain-the typical chiropractic complaints. After I take their history, I will always ask a new patient if they have any other complaints. I do this for two reasons: one, a patient may be suffering from other issues that … Read more
I confess to being slightly haunted by the small number of people I have not been able to help over the years. After 19 years in practice, it is inevitable that not every patient will improve with chiropractic care. This is, of course, true for any type of healthcare modality. … Read more
As part of my history taking with a new patient, I will ask about any other symptoms or concerns they may have. A common complaint seems to be wrist pain which may or may not be accompanied by tingling in the fingers or sometimes it is tingling alone. As always, … Read more
One common result of an auto accident is headache pain. As one can imagine, the forces that enter the neck during an even relatively low impact accident can whiplash the neck and damage the delicate tissues in the upper cervical area, just under the head. Several things can happen as … Read more
One of the things I most enjoy about being a chiropractor, other than seeing patient’s lives get better through care, is the problem-solving aspect of the job. Sometimes I feel like a bit of a detective as I try to analyze the mechanics of a patient’s spine to find the … Read more
As I walk down the street I will involuntarily find myself looking at the postures of the people around me, their alignment and the way they walk. I have noticed that more and more people are walking around with a head forward hunched posture. This includes relatively younger people in … Read more
I have been able to save more than one patient from knee surgery. Many times an MRI will show a tear in the meniscus of the knee. The meniscus is the shock absorbing cartilage of the knee. Although this area will not heal on its own, by correcting the misalignment … Read more
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