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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Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments

Low back pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy. This is primarily due to the weight shift that develops as the fetus grows. These symptoms are compounded by the release of hormones to relax the ligaments in the body in order to deliver the baby. The combination of these two factors can amplify a pre-existing…

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Sleep Posture

By June 23, 2016 0 Comments

If the average person sleeps about 7 to 8 hours a night, that means that the average person spends around 33% of their entire lives snoozing. If you have poor sleeping posture then you could be trading your stress free time for a time of distress. Bad sleeping posture can be the cause of some…

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Cold Laser Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding Low Intensity Laser Therapy

By June 15, 2016 0 Comments

What is Laser Therapy? Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) is the use of light from a Low Intensity Laser to eliminate pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. Laser Therapy does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. There is no side effect to the treatment. There is no sensation of heat. Treatment can…

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Why Did Dr. Nathan Become a Chiropractor?

By April 29, 2016 0 Comments

I’ll start by saying that I could have used chiropractic treatment long before I was introduced to it. I had been experiencing episodes of severe neck pain every six months or so, beginning in high school. I would just wait it out until I felt better, avoiding the movements that caused the pain. Towards the…

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