Rib Pain and How to Fix It

When people are experiencing intense rib pain they often say to me, “Doc, I think I’ve got a rib out!” It’s a phrase that we chiropractors are well used to hearing. Costovertebral dysfunction, the cause of most rib pain, goes by several names and descriptions including “rib sprain”, “tipped rib”, or most often “I think…

Scared of Getting Adjusted? Try an Instrument Adjustment.

An instrument adjustment can be a great alternative to manual manipulation for those who can’t tolerate or don’t want manual techniques. Some people are afraid of getting their neck adjusted manually and would prefer a neutral position treatment to the joints in the neck. While those manual treatments are very safe, we still like to…

Whiplash and Chiropractic

Whiplash has gone by a number of names over the years. “Cervical hyperextension/hyperflexion injury” and “Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome” (CAD) are some of the other names given to whiplash. While they are undoubtedly more descriptive in nature, they also don’t roll off of the tongue very well which is why the term “whiplash” is more commonly…

Massage Therapy Can be a Game Changer

Have you ever received massage therapy as part of your treatment for an injury? Maybe you’ve had a feel good massage while on vacation to relax and let go of the stresses that have built up from life and work? There are many different reasons for getting a massage and it can be a great…

Shin Splints: 5 Tips for Resolving Them This Summer

Experiencing Shin Splints A great run can easily turn into a nightmare if you develop shin splints. Running is one of my favorite Summer activities and anything that gets in the way of it is something that I try to avoid. Have you ever felt a bad case of shin splints while getting your run…

3 Signs of a Disc Herniation in Your Low Back

A disc herniation is among the most serious spinal complaints that cause people to come seek help in our office. Often described as a “slipped disc” they can cause a myriad of issues including pain and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Many patients can pinpoint when they occur and will describe a…

How Long Does it Take to Heal?

One of most important questions a patient will¬† have regarding their care is “how long will it take me to heal”. Obviously there can be no one-size-fits-all answer to that question because every diagnosis has its own prognosis. Someone with an acute case of low back pain is probably going to respond faster and need…

3 Tips for Preventing Low Back Pain While Sitting

  Have you ever noticed that you have low back pain when you sit for too long? Maybe you noticed that you are stiff every time you get out of a chair and you have difficulty straightening yourself back up?¬† Low back pain is a common complaint that arises from sitting too long and as…

Get Rid of Low Back Pain this Spring!

Have you ever had low back pain? I have. Sharp, stabbing pain, that dropped me to my knees. It occurred 2 years ago when I took the studded tires off of my bike. I thought that the snow and ice had melted enough that I could get away with no studs but I was sadly…

How Do Chiropractors Treat Problems?

If someone asked you what a chiropractor does, what would you say? Do they “pop” or “crack” joints (aka “adjust”)? Do they perform exercises with you? Do they teach you how to avoid injury during common everyday activities at home and work? Maybe they hook you up to a machine that delivers therapeutic current to…