Who Should Evaluate Your Neck Pain? And When?

Who Should Evaluate Your Neck Pain? And When?

When you have pain, which doctor do you turn to first?  If it’s tooth pain, I HOPE you choose a dentist. If you have a broken leg, I HOPE you choose an orthopedist. If you have neck pain, I HOPE you choose a chiropractor. Neck pain occurs in about 15-20% of the...
To Move or Not To Move

To Move or Not To Move

How many people think that bed rest is the best solution for back pain?  I hope NOBODY said yes. 99% of the time, bed rest is the WRONG answer, and that has been shown again and again. But if movement is the answer, what does that mean?  It depends on each individual...
Let’s get you MOVING!

Let’s get you MOVING!

Onto week 3: setting your activity goals! In my opinion, this is probably THE most important goal. The activity goal here refers to both general activity goals and getting back to activities during or after pain episodes. My first piece of advice for your activity...
Pain free mindset: SET A GOAL!

Pain free mindset: SET A GOAL!

“I want to be free of my pain!” When I ask my patients what their goals are for treatment in my office, this is the most common goal they set for themselves. I then proceed to ask well, what does the pain feel like? When does it happen? What aggravates it? What makes...