See A Chiropractor For Your Low Back Pain

LOW BACK PAIN CARE BEST SPENT AT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR’S OFFICE.  It is pretty darn well established that seeing a chiropractor FIRST for any musculoskeletal condition (in the case of this study it is low back pain) results in a significant cost savings.  The data ranges anywhere from 20-40%.  Many insurance customers would be appalled to find […]

Chiropractic Hospital

CHIROPRACTIC CARE OF LOW BACK PAIN IN HOSPITALS IMPROVES CARE?  There have been many stories of the better outcomes and happier patients when chiropractic care is added to the ER care for patients with low back pain, but this is the first study that I’m aware of that actually proves it.  It makes sense.  I can’t tell […]

Tylenol and IBUPROFEN

IBUPROFEN’S BAD FOR THE HEART, SO I’LL JUST SWITCH TO TYLENOL, RIGHT?  Ironically, I just had a patient come in that had concerns over declining kidney function.  The thing that likely contributed to his problem is the use of Tylenol PM to help him sleep.  It is commonly accepted that if something is over the counter […]

Steroid Injections and Chronic Pain

SO MY DOCTOR WHIPS OUT THIS NEEDLE…It is far too frequent that patients tell me that they have had steroid injections for this pain or that. Elbow, shoulder and knees seem to be the most common sites. It’s frequent use suggests that the doctor giving the injection thinks that there are little safety concerns (other […]

Chronic Neck Pain and Car Crashes

I DON’T WANT TO MILK THE SYSTEM AFTER SOMEONE REAR-ENDED ME… A not uncommon response after getting into an accident that is not your fault is to think that getting care is just “milking” the system.  Because of this, some people will actually forgo care for their injuries, be they major or minor.  Never a good idea.  […]