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What’s Causing My Foot Pain? Here Are Some Answers

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 enough, they were a bit … Read more

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Pain Generators – What is The Source of Your Pain?

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. I like to call this … Read more

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Patient Treatment Plans

When I see a patient for the first time, we will sit down together so they can tell me everything that is going on. Then I will perform a chiropractic exam to look at their spine and overall alignment of their body. As the picture of the underlying condition and the solution emerges, it is … Read more

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Synergy Technique Chiropractic System

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 disappoint them, but I have … Read more

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How Chronic Pain Impacts a Person's Life

In my practice I treat patients who are suffering from recent flare ups of pain as well as those who have had chronic pain for years. I must say, I am impressed by the human spirit. Many of these patients with chronic pain have persevered with their lives despite their pain. And yet, inevitably the … Read more

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Chiropractic Treatment of Auto Accident Injuries

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 had to suffer through those … Read more

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Exercise, Stretching and Rest for Your Muscles

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, the point is to strengthen … Read more

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Quick Home Test for the Cervical Spine

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 when it comes to our … Read more

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Causes of Phantom Shoulder Pain

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 the phone. Bear in mind, … Read more

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Distinguishing Neck, Mid- and Low-Back Pain vs. Other Causes

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 bit is an important part … Read more

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What is Chiropractic Manipulation or Adjustment?

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 those joints and in doing … Read more

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Top 6 Ways to Distinguish Sciatic Nerve Pain from other Types of Leg Pain

1)  Tingling, numbness, pins and needles accompanying leg pain tends to be indicative of nerve involvement. Experiencing the symptoms along with your leg pain makes it more likely to be sciatica. 2)  Sciatic nerve pain tends to radiate down the back of the leg or deep within the leg. Pain along the side of the … Read more

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