Shoulder Strength and Mobility

By January 2, 2018 0 Comments

CrossFit Over 80% of Crossfit workouts involve the shoulder. Many CrossFit exercises are shoulder intensive and our shoulders are not weight bearing joints like our hips and knees. Immobility or muscles imbalance can lead to potential pitfalls with compound movements. Some common exercises like the overhead press, snatches, burpees, thrusters, pull-ups and dips are tough…

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Car Accident Horror Story

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments

Here is a story of one of my patients. I think it is important for people to read because this is a recurring theme. Often a patient of mine gets injured and then get caught up with an unscrupulous attorney and doctor: I was in a bad truck accident so I called a friend that…

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Welcome Dr. Matt Uhrik!

By December 8, 2017 0 Comments

In high school, Dr. Uhrik competed in both track and soccer. Unfortunately, he suffered multiple injuries during the course of his athletic career, which caused significant pain and limited his movement. It was through rehab and strength training that Dr. Uhrik regained proper joint function and decreased pain. This experience led him to pursue a…

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How strong are teenage vertebra?

By November 29, 2017 0 Comments

I can imagine that this post will make me unpopular with some but I feel that this subject needs some attention. There is no fixed age that in the teens or even people in their early 20’s can be sure they have stopped growing. The growing vertebral body is not as strong as the fully…

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I Hurt My Back! Now what?

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments

Have you ever hurt your back and wondered if this is a serious issue that needs attention or something that will pass in a few days? If you need attention, how soon is necessary and who should you see? Here are a few signs to help you answer those questions. RED FLAGS If you experience…

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How often do I need to see my chiropractor?

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments

The simplest way to answer this complicated question is to describe a patient’s starting point in treatment to the ending point. Before we dive into this subject, please understand that the treatment numbers are variable because no two patients are alike and our specific recommendations will be based on each individual case. Most patient’s that…

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Dr. Brockman Answers Your Question: Bulging and Herniating Disc Treatment

By August 8, 2017 0 Comments

Question: I was diagnosed by MRI as having a bulging disc at L5/S1 and a herniated disc at L4/L5. Can chiropractic care help me? How long will it take? Answer: Conditions arising from herniated and bulging disc’s of the lumbar spine range from being asymptomatic to crippling. It is difficult to diagnose or determine a treatment plan…

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“I have pain and I don’t know why!”

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments

Most people have had pain because they have overdone an activity, had some sort of trauma, or “did something stupid.” But, it is also common to have a patient show up in pain and not know what has caused it. Of course, in this discussion we are staying confined to musculoskeletal causes of pain, because…

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What Causes A Pinched Nerve?

By February 9, 2017 0 Comments

Dermatomes Most people have never heard of a dermatome. For chiropractors, dermatomes are a very important concept that can help them figure you what may be causing pain in the arm, numbness in the arm, neck pain and headaches. A dermatome is an area of skin that is controlled by a distinct nerve root. Each…

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What do I do if I have neck pain when I turn my head?

By January 17, 2017 0 Comments

What do I do if I have neck pain when I turn my head? In my experience this usually occurs as a result of a misalignment of the first cervical vertebra. This is because most of the rotation (or turning of your head) is a result of the normal functioning of the top two bones…

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