Chiropractic Education

Q: What are the educational requirements for a chiropractor to become licensed? A: Many people seem surprised to find out that the chiropractic education process is so extensive. I usually reply, “…whether you’re planning to become a chiropractor, medical doctor, or dentist, it takes four years of college followed by and additional 4-5 years of […]

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TYPES AND CAUSES OF BACK PAIN

Q: I have had a terrible time getting a professional to help me better understand my back pain. It has been called “lumbago” in all of my bills from offices and insurance companies. If I ask for explanation, it seems that this word means “low back pain”. But why do I have pain? Is all […]

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STRAINS, SPRAINS AND CHIROPRACTORS

Q:  What is the difference between a sprain and a strain?  I have been told I did both to my shoulder and back.  Is this something a chiropractor can help? A:  You can overuse or stress just about any part of your body. The results often fall into one of two categories: strains and sprains. […]

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CAR ACCIDENTS AND CHIROPRACTIC

Q:  I was in a pretty mild rear-end collision a few weeks ago.  I had some stiffness and pain for a few days that was very mild.  I have never had this problem before so I knew it was from the crash but it had gone away for the most part.  I am now noticing […]

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CHIROPRACTIC AND NECK PAIN

Q: I am considering going to a Doctor of Chiropractic for my neck pain. Can you tell me about any studies that show how it compares to other options? A: Patients with chronic neck pain—defined as pain lasting at least 8 weeks—got significant benefit from chiropractic adjustments, according to a recent report in the Journal […]

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DESKWORK AND BACK PAIN

Q:  I am beginning to have headache and back pain and I think it is from sitting at a computer all day.  I have tried physical therapy and it did not last.  I don’t want to keep taking pain medicines and getting CT scans of my brain either… it is not a tumor.  I just […]

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BACK PAIN LASTS

Q:  I am feeling pain in my back and wonder if it is a really bad idea to wait and see if it goes away on its own.  Do you find that back pain can resolve without any treatment? A:  Back pain is not likely to go away on its own in many cases.  When […]

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ARE YOU SITTING UP RIGHT?

Q:  I work at a desk all day.  It has been two years now and I am starting to get neck pain, tension headaches and back pain pretty much all of the time now.  Can I get out of pain and still have this job? A:  It is reasonable to continue your job and not […]

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TECHNOLOGY AND YOUR NECK

Q:  I think my phone is hurting my neck!  Have you heard of this complaint from others? A:  Technology brings lots of good things to our lives, putting information and communication potential at our fingertips. Technology can also be a pain in the neck. Literally. Many times I have patients complain of unexplained neck and […]

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