I had a patient referred to me by his insurance for rib pain stemming from an on-the-job injury. As part of my taking his history, he mentioned that he had chronic wrist pain after getting carpal tunnel surgery a year prior. So in addition to working on the rib pain, … Read more
I was recently working on patient who had come in because of a flare-up of low back pain. In the course of our treatments, she mentioned that she had quite a bit of foot pain throughout the course of her day. I checked out her feet and found that, sure … Read more
It is no secret that the primary reason patients cross my threshold is because they are in pain. It falls upon me to help them get out of pain as quickly as possible and as effectively as possible. To this end, I have to find what is causing their pain. … Read more
Many times my patients will ask me if I know someone in another area that does my type of chiropractic. They may want to refer a friend or family member to a chiropractor like me. Perhaps they themselves may be moving to another part of the country. I hate to … Read more
In my chiropractic practice I treat patients who are suffering from acute pain as well as those who have had chronic discomfort for years. I must say, I am impressed by the human spirit. Many of these patients with chronic issues have persevered with their lives despite their issues. And … Read more
For better or for worse, I have personally experienced many of the complaints that my patients come to see me about. Better for my patients, because I’m able to empathize with what they are going through and I have a personal understanding of their condition. Worse for me, because I … Read more
Part of my treating patients with neck pain or low back pain often entails giving them specific stretches and exercises to help with those conditions. When it comes to the stretches, I recommend they be done daily or in some cases up to three times per day. With exercises, however, … Read more
It is a reality of human nature that we all tend to be reactive rather than proactive in most aspects of our lives. We wait for things to get bad enough that circumstances force things to come to our attention before we do anything about them. This is very true … Read more
The shoulder is a complex joint that requires an in-depth exam to differentiate between the various causes. At the same time, I do see one condition that is quite common that seems to be commonly misinterpreted as shoulder pain. It has gotten to where I can almost diagnose this on … Read more
As much as I pride myself on being a high-tech chiropractor with my computerized instrument adjusting and diagnostic techniques, it is important not to lose sight of basic palpation skills. Palpation means feeling the neck or back with my hands to identify the exact area that is hurting. This last … Read more
Some confusion seems to be present around which term is best used to describe what chiropractors do. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, if I were to boil down what chiropractors do, I would describe our treatment as moving misaligned joints back into proper alignment thus breaking up fixations within … Read more
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