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 […]

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.  […]

Don’t Wait, Pain Gains

SHOULD I WAIT TO SEE IF MY PAIN GETS BETTER FIRST?  It is very common for someone who has injured themselves, be it their back, shoulder, neck, knee or spleen (ok…maybe not really the spleen), to wait and see if the pain goes away.  Sometimes is does, but sometimes this is the beginning of what will ultimately […]

Steroids and Your Tendons: Shocking Research

Most are aware that steroids are not good for us.  Steroids are bad for bones.  Bad for diabetes.  Bad for tendons.  But just HOW bad? The standard recommendation for steroid injections into a tendon, such as the shoulder, elbow or Achilles tendon is no more than 3.  Anything past that and you increase the risk […]