Please note that Dr. Zollner is continuing to see patients in need of treatment during "shelter in place" due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Top 5 Ways to Engage Chiropractic Patients

In general, chiropractors make the mistake of looking at the world through the prism of chiropractic and not from the point of view of their patients. If they could do so, chiropractors would realize that few patients actually have the interest to pursue long treatment plants. In short, chiropractors care … Read more

A Pain-Free Chiropractic Experience

As I look at my practice and the service I provide to my patients, I try to look at the experience from the patient’s point of view. I also try to look at other industries as inspiration for ideas I can apply to my practice. In the tech industry there … Read more

The Insidious Nature of Chronic Pain And Quality of Life

I had an interesting experience some years ago. I developed low level pain on my right shoulder blade. Basically it was a slight misalignment of my rib head. The odd thing about it was that it never got bad enough that it reached my full level of consciousness. It did … Read more

Chiropractic Care for Daily Aches and Pains

I realize I am a bit spoiled when it comes to having to put up with the aches and pains that are a part of regular life. To say nothing of the not-so-regular aches and pains that can come from auto accidents or any other traumatic injuries. For me, it … Read more

Auto Accident Injuries and Chiropractic Care

My heart goes out to patients who come in due to auto accident injuries. I know full well that the injuries that occur in what appears to be even a low-speed accident can severely jar a patient’s body and result in severe pain. Without proper treatment, the risks become higher … Read more

Chiropractors Specialize in Treating Joint Misalignments

As the old joke goes, “a specialist is someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing”. The field of medicine is full of specialists. Not surprising when one considers the enormous complexity of the human body. The problem is that specializing in … Read more

Patterns That Arise as I Evaluate and Treat Chiropractic Patients

After practicing for almost 20 years as a chiropractor, I have definitely seen patterns that occur as I evaluate and treat patients. Some of them are bit difficult to explain. Why do knees tend to misalign laterally much more often than medially? Others are more obvious. The forward head posture … Read more

Clicking And Popping in My Knees – What Does It Mean?

I recently had a patient who came in for neck pain. When I asked her my usual follow-up question of what else she might have going on, she expressed significant concern about clicking in her knee during exercise. Her concerns were well-founded. Clicking in the knee, or any joint, may … Read more

Chronic Headaches Resulting from Auto Accidents

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

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, … Read more

How Do I Know If I Have a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is best seen on an MRI. While X-rays will show the position and alignment of the bones in the spine, it takes an MRI to visualize the soft tissue. This includes the tendons, ligaments, muscles and discs. The discs are the shock absorbers that lie in between … Read more

Rear-ended!

I have lately had a spate of new patients coming in due to auto accidents. Almost to a person, they were at a complete stop in traffic or at an intersection when they were rear-ended. Although I’ve worked on patients who have been injured in auto accidents for my entire … Read more