Chiropractors/Questions Answered by Expert Timothy A. Peck, DC

SubjectDate Asked
Skating Injury10/18/2016
  Q: I went skating yesterday, and fell backwards. I'm learning how to skate backwards, so I twist my ...
  A: If you bruised the tailbone, it will the pain will go away if a few weeks. But you can also jam the ...
nerve pain10/18/2014
  Q: Dr. Peck, I am a 43 year old male who been experiencing nerve pain. I notice the pain ...
  A: Sounds like the radial nerve distribution... The question is where is it compressed, as you describe ...
Rib Injury4/14/2014
  Q: I play college golf, and i hit around 300 balls everyday along with putting practice. I had this ...
  A: A chiropractor can adjust the ribhead that may be the issue and it should only take a couple of ...
sudden mid back pain3/8/2014
  Q: I never had any back issues. I am a gymnast and quite flexible. I did a lot of trampoline jumping ...
  A: Sounds like some spasm of the spinal muscles. You may have jammed up the joints of the spine also. ...
inflammation2/24/2014
  Q: I don't know whether I am in the right segment or not, but I just don't know in what segment to look ...
  A: The lumps are due to pooling of blood in the fat and connective tissue under the skin, they may ...
Massage Question1/14/2014
  Q: how are you. I have had this shoulder surgery. The surgery involved reattaching my Rhomboid Muscle ...
  A: I would think an MRI would show any detachment of the muscle form the shoulder blade plus it would ...
Chronic low Back Pain6/13/2013
  Q: I was injured back in 2011 at work and was told by the company doctor that I had a thorasic ...
  A: If the the chiro fractured your rib, you would of known it when it happened. It would be an ...
hip5/13/2013
  Q: My hip popped so loud while trying to do a cartwheel that my granddaughter heard it. It hurt a lot ...
  A: Sounds as though you sprained the hip joint. If the symptoms persist in the next few days, I would ...
Childs back pain3/20/2013
  Q: I have a 6yo Daughter, in competitive gymnastics. She has not been able to bend backwards in 6 ...
  A: My concern would be what is called a spondylolysis, which is a stress fracture due to overstress on ...
2 questions11/11/2012
  Q: Two questions I hope you can answer. 1)Two years ago I sprained my right knee running. It took ...
  A: The knee needs an updated MRI if you have not had one within the last year. The meniscus tear can be ...
MRI REPORT - LUMBOSACRAL SPINE11/1/2012
  Q: My father in law had been suffering with a pain since over 6 months now in his left leg below & ...
  A: "L3-L4 disc shows diffuse bulge with left posterolateral annular tear abutting the left exiting ...
Knee popping8/8/2012
  Q: I was looking for some insight of what might be going on with my knee. For the last few years I can ...
  A: Have an evaluation with on orthopedic surgeon or a sports chiropractor. An examination and xrays ...
Regular cracking / popping sound in shoulderss7/28/2012
  Q: I have a question and it has been going on for 3-4 years now. Kindly note that this did not happen ...
  A: If you are referring to your shoulders, it is likely the tendons of the shoulder girdle snapping as ...
Contortion - compressed joints?7/9/2012
  Q: I am 16 years old and about a year ago i started contortion, mainly back bending. In a years time ...
  A: It could be a disc injury due the chronic strain of contortion. I would would X-ray it and probably ...
neck curve6/3/2012
  Q: my chiropractor took ex-ray's and told me that my neck has lost 73.3% of the normal curve in my neck ...
  A: I would not over concern yourself with all these measurements. Yes, postural changes cause strain on ...
DRX Treatment5/24/2012
  Q: I have severe pain in my L5 which I feel more on the right side of my body. My bone clicks in and ...
  A: Your question was more of a procedural one, not really a clinical one. If you feel that the ...
Numbness in lower leg3/1/2012
  Q: I'm a 29 year old active male. I exercise frequently including running and consider myself in good ...
  A: My first thought is that you caused a compression injury to the nerve along the side on the lower ...
Mysterious back pain!!!!2/14/2012
  Q: Ok so im a 21 year old male. For a year now I been experiencing a very annoying and frustrating back ...
  A: It's really hard to say why this keeps recurring unless it is due to your training/weightlifting ...
Elbow nerve damage?2/5/2012
  Q: I was playing soccer about 10 days ago and someone took a shot and the ball ricochet off my elbow ...
  A: It sounds like a contusion to the ulnar nerve which is the "funny bone", running along the inside of ...
Lumbar Spine Questions11/27/2011
  Q: What does this mean? Disc spaces reveal loss of disc height and loss of signal at the L2-3, L3-4, ...
  A: In my opinion, no. You would have to be suffering from: bowel/bladder functional loss, lower leg ...
Pain and numbness in left arm below elbow11/8/2011
  Q: Frequently, I have a feeling in my left arm of numbness, with a feeling of having a cramp in my ...
  A: It sure could be coming from a lower neck problem. I would also consider a possible nerve entrapment ...
eccentric exercises9/29/2011
  Q: Am 33 year old male. Years ago, developed kneecap pain and tendinitis from driving I did for a ...
  A: Check this out, it can help. Get an orthopedic evaluation if things persist. ...
Knee injury9/7/2011
  Q: I am 27 years old weight about 80kg and 1.84m tall. About 4 years ago i played squash once a week. ...
  A: Check out this link, it is written for physicians but has alot of info to investigate your ...
nagging shoulder tightness8/9/2011
  Q: I am 17 years old now and I've had shoulder tightness for over a year and a half now under my left ...
  A: I often see this and we do deep tissue massage in the office as well as spinal adjustments to the ...
disc protrusion5/23/2011
  Q: Recently I've had a ST scan done and it showed L5 S1 posterior disc protrusion. I am 25 years old ...
  A: It will be provoked with training. Do you have any chiropractors were you are located? A ...
Hip Pain5/22/2011
  Q: I have some pain above my right iliac crest in the front. It goes into my hip and down into my ...
  A: The hip can refer pain into the thigh and knee. Another condition is called "Meralgia Paresthetica" ...
si joint manipulation put my back out of wack,5/19/2011
  Q: Since that day my lower back has been in rough shape. It is always tight and the muscles in lower ...
  A: Have second opinion with a very reputable chiropractor. There is no reason your back condition ...
rowing back pain5/16/2011
  Q: I am a 15 year old varsity rower female. I have recently been experiencing a lot of pain in my back ...
  A: My concern is the radiating pain down the legs, it could be sciatica. I would see a good ...
Burning sensation in tricep5/15/2011
  Q: I'm a 32 year old female. I play softball and I injured my throwing arm 5 years ago. Everytime I ...
  A: I would suggest a partial tear of that muscle and/or triceps tendonitis. It could be an area of ...
hard boney lump at top of sternum4/25/2011
  Q: we ended up going through the stable door together at the same time as i did not get out the way ...
  A: Sounds like your sternoclavicular joint is swollen. A healing fracture can also be an enlarged area. ...
Prolapsed Disc4/12/2011
  Q: I am Sushil Menon, suffering from Prolapsed disc since Sep 2008. I guess I got that due to excessive ...
  A: I am not sure where you have the prolapsed disc, a Chiropractor may be able to help. I would suggest ...
MRI REPORT4/6/2011
  Q: I HAVE BEEN HAVING LEFT LEG PAIN FOR THE LAST YEAR, WITH THE PAST FEW MONTHS GETTING WORSE. I HAD A ...
  A: See a Chiropractor who performs spinal decompression therapy or COX technique. This is the way to ...
Herniated Disc4/1/2011
  Q: my wife complained of backpian when we were playing just after i pulled her towards me and she was ...
  A: The best treatment is see a chiropractor who does Cox technique or has a spinal decompression table. ...
TrPs3/18/2011
  Q: I am convinced of it that the psoas major psoas minor and illacus are responsible in many people ...
  A: The Illiopsoas needs to have the trigger points done at the groin, flex the hip and you will feel ...
Straight Spine3/16/2011
  Q: I have a friend (Jane) with low back pain and have no problem with training. Lately her LBP getting ...
  A: She should have her low back examined to see what is happening with the vertebrae and discs, she ...
subluxated rib3/12/2011
  Q: I was diagnosed with a subluxated rib by my chiropractor the other day. I have been in extreme upper ...
  A: Costchondritis is in the front of the chest along the edge of the breastbone. A rib joint fixation ...
groin tear3/8/2011
  Q: My daughter, which is 14, tore her adductor muscle and went through weeks of physical therapy. She ...
  A: It's hard to say without seeing her pitch or describe her pitching mechanics, why she keeps tearing ...
Aquatic Therapy3/1/2011
  Q: I do have an upcoming appointment with you and was referred to you by a great surgeon so I do ...
  A: We do not use aquatic therapy here because it requires a pool. We can refer you to a center in the ...
Severe pain in my left shoulder2/27/2011
  Q: Around November of last year (around the same time I got my flu shot) I began experiencing sharp, ...
  A: Sounds like a herniated disc/bulging disc in the lower neck. Have an MRI if the cervical spine. The ...
seperated rib2/16/2011
  Q: I am 18 and i used to lift weights around 12. I remember i felt a painful bulging sensation in my ...
  A: Follow up with a local reputable chiropractor, have a full evaluation and undergo some regular ...
hockey injury lower back2/5/2011
  Q: Peck, My name is Russ. Several yrs ago i developed a compressed disc on the lower end of my spine ...
  A: That's the best treatment for the disc, you need a session of treatments to get the best result, ...
Functional Scoliosis12/11/2010
  Q: Hey there. Is it possible to have functional scoliosis show up on an xray but not a MRI?
  A: Yes, when the xray is taken standing it shows the spine in a weight bearing condition. The MRI does ...
Joint popping and cracking (particularly shoulders)12/6/2010
  Q: Almost all of my joints (shoulders, wrists, knees, ankles, and sometimes elbows) crack and pop ...
  A: If you have overdeveloped your chest muscles in relation to your back and posterior shoulder ...
I hit my head and now my back hurts11/29/2010
  Q: I was sledding with a child I nanny four days ago and when the sled hit the fence the motion ...
  A: If symptoms persist over the next few weeks, get it looked at. The spine was strained and stiffened ...
scolliosis10/24/2010
  Q: ........... At Night Time Have Problems Sleeping On My stomach & my side due to the fact that ...
  A: It's hard to say not knowing you case, have you tried a chiropractor to help your pain? If not, find ...
Trampoline Injury10/9/2010
  Q: redness bruising or anything and i can feel my legs and arms and can walk although it hurts and my ...
  A: I would advised that you have this problem checked out. I would advise that you have a check up with ...
Pain left arm9/29/2010
  Q: What could be that problem? should I go to a doctor or a chiropractor? Is this something to be ...
  A: I do not know your age, blood pressure, diabetic? or high cholesterol? Do you ever have chest pain ...
neck/shoulder pain9/15/2010
  Q: About a week ago I woke up with a sore neck/shoulder. I have had it happen before & it went away ...
  A: I would suggest an MRI of the neck to rule out a herniated disc. I would also consult a ...
consultancy9/8/2010
  Q: I had harsh pains on my back bone when I did an x-rays I found the following - Straightening of the ...
  A: This is likely a back spasm, from mechanical stress on the back. If symptoms persist, chiropractor ...
Wrist Pain8/31/2010
  Q: Timothy, about almost a month ago (August, 3rd specifically), I was playing soccer with friends as a ...
  A: The wrist needs to be xrayed if not already done. I would go to an orthopedic surgeon or sports ...
Hip/ Pelvic girdle pain8/5/2010
  Q: I recently had my second child and worked out and did way too much while pregnant. After my first ...
  A: I answered this question when it was first asked but I received a message that it was still waiting ...
Knee clicking7/26/2010
  Q: Tim, I am 32 years of age and have been playing Soccer for 25 years. Over the last year or so I am ...
  A: I would have an MRI performed to rule out any internal damage of the knee. You can do physical ...
sternum fracture6/8/2010
  Q: My name is Kathie. Over the weekend, Someone was backing their truck up, not knowing I was standing ...
  A: Sorry, but what is you question?? If it is advice, I would have xrays of the chest and ribs ...
low back pain-mri results5/6/2010
  Q: Tim what to do will i be able to go back to physical work(bending,and packing out freight)im 54 ...
  A: I treat your type of condition regularly. It will be subject to reinjury with your type of work. I ...
Helpr! Ligament damage, Sciatica or Piriformis??!?!?!?!??4/28/2010
  Q: I'm 30yr old Ugandan (E. Africa) male i used to work out {mainly jog, do sit ups and stretch} daily, ...
  A: Have your lower back treated (origin for the sciatic nerve), check for a short leg on on side, get a ...
can hardly move my right shoulder4/27/2010
  Q: A couple months ago at a practice I was on my knees while an opponent was attacking me. I had my ...
  A: I would recommend an MRI of the shoulder for evaluation to rule out a tear or other pathology. It ...
Is my chiropractor right?4/25/2010
  Q: I have had numbness in my butt cheeks, legs, arms, hands for a little while. Recently I picked up ...
  A: Have an MRI performed of the lumbar spine. If you have a disc injury, it may take 2 to 3 months for ...
lower back pain4/24/2010
  Q: I have seen a chiropractic and he made me x rays and he said that I had a mild disc thinning at ...
  A: It is very common condition and it will cause you back problems. It can be treated to improve range ...
about crooked spine4/17/2010
  Q: hi what is the treatment for crooked spine except operation please suggest me the right way
  A: It depends on how severe the curve of the spine is. If it is so severe the the ribcage is twisted ...
xiphoid process4/14/2010
  Q: My xiphoid process protrudes and hurts to touch ever since I fell from a roof. Could this be caused ...
  A: Yes, it is possible to have injured the xyphoid as you "folded hard forward" causing it to fracture, ...
neck injury4/14/2010
  Q: i was carrying a really heavy box down the stairs and got caught up with some stock that was loaded ...
  A: Have an MRI of your neck performed. You need to rule out a herniated disc. C1 and C5 are levels of ...
pain in shoulder4/13/2010
  Q: Peck, I'm male, 21yrs old, and have a pain in my right shoulder, in the clavicle region. It feels ...
  A: Start first with having an Xray if the clavicle and shoulder. You may have osteoarthritis of the AC ...
Exercise back/stomach support belt4/13/2010
  Q: I am a 51 year old guy. I have always had a very pronounced abdomen, possibly from years of not ...
  A: A lower back support belt will provide temporary support while wearing, including some postural ...

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Expertise

Chiropractic orthopedics, sports injury care. Spinal decompression therapy.

Experience

17 years of clinical experience. Practice focus on disc injury, motor vehicle injuries and the treatment of extremities.

Organizations
Illinois Chiropractic Society

Publications
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Letters to the editor. Adequacy of Education in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2005

Education/Credentials
BS in Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1990 Doctor of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1992 Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Program, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1993

Awards and Honors
Voted #1 Chiropractor, Best of Glen Carbon/Edwardsville, multi-year award.

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