Back pain is a common problem that plagues almost everyone once in their lifetime. Sometimes that pain is caused by an injury and herniation to the disc in the back. We have known for years that patients with disc problems improved with chiropractic care. Now we have another scientific study supporting chiropractic care for herniated […]
Everyone experiences joint dysfunction to some degree sometime during their life. Chronic joint immobility can progress to pain and inflammation. Recognizing a joint problem and treating it with a chiropractic adjustment before it becomes a degenerative condition obviously makes good sense. But can I adjust my own spine for better spine health? What is a […]
Have you ever wondered why you can be having a fabulous morning, take a shower, start toweling off and then develop a crick in your spine? You bend over to brush your teeth, and have a back spasm that puts you to your knees? Or you get up out of your recliner after watching a […]
Patients often wonder why I, as a chiropractor, recommend multiple visits early in their care plan. Chiropractors often recommend to patients that they schedule more frequently when they first come in for treatment. In fact, I have talked to some people who refuse to ever see a chiropractor because they think that, once you go, you will be constantly expected […]
Many people wonder why chiropractors recommend that their patients come in periodically for evaluation and treatment of their spines. Once the spine pain that initially brought you in is gone, why are further visits necessary? I call this kind of thinking “medicine cabinet” mentality. You go to the medicine cabinet to get pills to deal […]
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, who may be suffering from a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well-known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled spinal manipulations or chiropractic adjustments.
It’s beginning to warm up outside, which for most people means an increase in wearing flip-flops and running or walking outside. These changes in footwear and activity can often mean an increase in the number of patients with foot pain, most commonly foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain of the arms or legs, and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects.
Spinal manipulation goes by several different popular terms: spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), chiropractic treatment, chiropractic manipulation, chiropractic adjustment, and spinal adjustment. Most people know it by the audible effect of the treatment: “joint popping, back popping, neck popping.” Beyond that, the science and clinical rationale for spinal manipulation is not commonly known. This is unfortunate, […]
Most people familiar with spinal manipulation as a helpful treatment of spinal problems have experienced a clicking sound during treatment. A doctor of chiropractic presses on your neck or back and, click, something happened. Later when someone asks you what happened at the doctor, you respond, “my neck popped,” or “my back clicked.” But what […]