How long does it take to recover from back surgery?
“How long will it take to get better?” is a common question in my St George office. As a chiropractor specializing in joint pain and injury, I deal with people in acute and chronic pain. They are looking for relief, prompt relief. One thing I learned early in my career is that people want to [...]Read more
How to Avoid Common Ski Injuries
We finally got some moisture in the mountains. Time to head north for some skiing. Skiing is great exercise; it burns 400 calories per hour; it strengthens your core, legs, and glutes. Before you grab your gear and hit the slopes let’s consider a few things that can keep you safe. As a chiropractor in [...]Read more
Whiplash in Action
The time it takes to suffer a whiplash injury is measured in milliseconds. A whiplash injury, it takes about 300 milliseconds. By comparison, to blink your eye, it will take about 300 milliseconds. 0 Milliseconds Rear of car begins to crush. Occupants remains stationary. No occupant forces. 100 Milliseconds Car seat accelerates forward and pushes [...]Read more
How Chiropractic Works – Neuroanatomy Review
Chiropractic care is effective for treating musculokeletal pain. Most chiropractors tend to focus on a short list of pain syndromes. In my office the things I see the most are: Sciatica Neck Pain Headaches Low Back Pain Disc Injuries Shoulder Pain Tendonitis Whiplash Occasionally, someone will ask how chiropractic helps. I am at a crossroads [...]Read more
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Migraines
Clinical Trial at Macquarie University A research project headed by Dr. Peter Tuchin at Macquarie University examined the effectiveness of chiropractic care in treating migraine headaches. The study had fair number of participants, about 130. They were studied over a 6 month period of time. The participants kept a migraine diary for 6 months; two [...]Read more
Why Do I have to Come Back?
There is a long and short answer to this very common chiropractic question. Let me paint for you this image. A 35 year old mother of 4 kids, comes into my office with neck stiffness, pain in the neck and right shoulder, and she can’t turn her head to the right side. The only reason [...]Read more
Healthy Habits for a Healthy Spine
Arthritis in the spine is not a condition that just shows up one day. It slowly develops over time. It is a serious concern for the elderly because the arthritic joints tend to be weaker than healthy ones and prone to injury. There are some healthy habits that we can take on early in life [...]Read more
Research Supporting Chiropractic for Neck Pain
This week, a study supporting chiropractic care for neck pain was published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The study was conducted at the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinic Studies which is the research clinic attached to Northwestern Health Science University, which is my alma matter. Dr. Gert Brontfort lead the study in which, 272 patients with [...]Read more