Chiropractors/Questions Answered by Expert Keith E. Biggs, DC

SubjectDate Asked
forward head position and rounded base of neck??8/29/2016
  Q: We are most appreciative. My young son just showed me that my neck goes forward. Perusing the ...
  A: It is impossible to make a full diagnosis of what is truly going on simply by listening to or ...
Scoliosis5/23/2016
  Q: I am wondering if chiropractic care can help reduce the curve of the spine? I have a bad curve in ...
  A: Good morning. It is my opinion that adjustments alone will not reduce the curvature of your spine. ...
Spine2/25/2016
  Q: Are spinal realignments dangerous at all? Do chiropractors largely relieve pain or do they handle ...
  A: There is danger in everything, so yes, there is danger in chiropractic adjustments. Yes, ...
My back and neck2/14/2016
  Q: Biggs, my name is Sarah, and I actually have quite a bit of questions for you. I have been having ...
  A: I wish that I had perfect answers for you, but I don't. There are a lot of possible reasons why you ...
Neck and back issues11/27/2015
  Q: Biggs, Over the past couple weeks I've had a fair bit of pain in the lower part of the left part of ...
  A: It does sound like you are suffering potentially from radiculopathy, or nerve pain at the nerve root ...
Strengthen lower back4/23/2015
  Q: My construction job, for the past 30 years, has involved setting up heavy ladders and climbing those ...
  A: Jeff, please excuse my absence from the forum for a while. Regarding yourWhat can I do to ...
Back pain2/24/2015
  Q: I have recently experienced that when I move from side to side twisting my back there is a strange ...
  A: 1) Yes, you should have this checked out. 2) Yes, bad posture and a bad mattress can contribute to ...
Extreme Neck Problem10/22/2014
  Q: I recently discovered that my 15 year old daughter has a negative 22 degree curve in her neck... ...
  A: First of all, lets talk about the -22 cervical curve. Normal cervical spine lordosis (neck curve, ...
Neurofeedback for OCD10/4/2014
  Q: we are trying to find our if neurofeedback is in fact effective for OCD/anxiety, and if there is any ...
  A: I am sorry but I don't have any experience in Neuro feedback for any conditions. You have to ...
MRI interpretation9/22/2014
  Q: Just received MRI results. Can you please put in simple terms and offer possible fix / solutions? ...
  A: The difficulty is that MRI's are of little value unless correlated clinically through a good history ...
sacral pain8/18/2014
  Q: I think I may have sent this question to you before but I gave my old email address which I found is ...
  A: I am sorry about your pain. The difficulty is that it is impossible, really, to diagnose you and ...
neck noises/Activator7/28/2014
  Q: I was hit 3 times down the back of my neck with an Activator and then stretched right and left. I ...
  A: First of all, I have no background information. What brought you to the chiropractor in the first ...
left shoulder blade pain5/29/2014
  Q: i have been having this shoulder blade pain off and on for months now. at first it was so painful i ...
  A: It is impossible for me to tell you what the best treatment is because I don' know what the ...
ultralign/pro adjuster4/4/2014
  Q: i went to the chiropractor about my neck pain. after x-rays i was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. he ...
  A: The length of care, first of all, depends a lot upon your outcome goals. First of all, please be ...
Spinal Traction for Lumbar3/17/2014
  Q: I had severe lower back pain years back, when I was playing competitive softball. Recently, the ...
  A: Radiographs of the lumbar spine do not tell the whole picture of what is going on with your back, ...
Should she have surgery?1/8/2014
  Q: My mom(age 67) took MRA and was diagnosed as "Spinal Stenosis"...She was told that #4 ~ #5 has an ...
  A: Spinal stenosis is a chronic on-going condition. It is usually due to degenerative wear and tear on ...
Knee injury12/30/2013
  Q: Recently I ran down a steep hill stumble and fell. I felt my right knee pop and there was pain. I ...
  A: I am sorry about the knee injury. I took a quick look at the one image that you sent to me. There ...
hip12/17/2013
  Q: Also I have been getting tigtness in my groin/hip area as in someting is getting pulled..Kinda feels ...
  A: There are so many reasons why your hip might be painful and clicking. Consider the following: 1) ...
nerve damage in left shoulder12/11/2013
  Q: I was in a car accident, it wasn't my fault and I was the driver with my seatbelt on. The other car ...
  A: I am sorry about your pain and injury. It sounds like it has caused you a lot of trouble, and for ...
Numbness in right shin10/5/2013
  Q: About 2 weeks ago I noticed that my whole right shin is numb. It isn't completely numb where I can't ...
  A: Leah, I am sorry about your leg symptoms... and sorry that it took a while to get back to you. I ...
slipping rib9/6/2013
  Q: about a year I started having a bloating feeling in my upper right abdomen. Over the course of the ...
  A: Jared, I am sorry about your pain. Unfortunately, it is impossible for me to give you a reliable ...
Extreme back pain after broken ribs?9/2/2013
  Q: Like the title says, I broke a few ribs and now have a almost incapacitating pain from right next to ...
  A: .. I am so sorry that you are hurting, but there is very little information to go on in your ...
Scoliosis7/22/2013
  Q: ) I have scoliosis, and had it all my life. I had/have to always wear lifts in my shoes to keep my ...
  A: I am sorry about the scoliosis. This is a chronic problem, and it will put chronic stress on your ...
Chiropractic Adjustments4/26/2013
  Q: My friend was recently involved in a car accident. as a result of the accident he suffered 3 ...
  A: I understand your concern for your friend. I am sorry that he was hurt so badly. To be honest, he ...
Hip locking/stiffness and leg/knee pain4/11/2013
  Q: I am writing to ask for your advice on an ongoing issue that I so far have not found any answers to ...
  A: It is impossible to diagnose you simply through a list of symptoms, although I appreciate the fact ...
Sciatica or..?2/18/2013
  Q: I am suffering from Sciatica from 8th Feb 2013. My age is 57. I felt severe pain in my back and left ...
  A: I am sorry about the leg pain. This definitely could the "sciatica", as you say. Sciatica is pain ...
Knee Pain2/17/2013
  Q: I was in a car accident three weeks and three days ago my knee hit the dash board. I have new ...
  A: I am so sorry about your injury. So many people have knee injuries in car accidents. I have one in ...
My neck doesn't curve.2/6/2013
  Q: I am 17 years old and I've recently been to a chiropractor because I have been getting many ...
  A: I am sorry about your headaches. Yes, perhaps the chiropractic care will help you with the ...
Middle back pain, buffalo hump and chronic hives/urticaria /angeioedema2/5/2013
  Q: I have suffered from chronic hives/angieoedema and urticaria for 6 years. I have had to have steroid ...
  A: I am sorry about all the suffering. It is imposible to diagnose and treat through the internet, but ...
What tests should be taken2/4/2013
  Q: Years ago after I awaken from egd procedure, I experience neck pain and lower back pain everytime ...
  A: There is very little to go on here, so I hope that you understand that I cannot give you a diagnosis ...
Acute sudden low back pain1/23/2013
  Q: I'm 66 and in excellent health. Daily runner (40 miles or so a week), life weights 3 times a week ...
  A: Nothing is out of place. This is a misconception that a lot of people and chiropractors perpetrate. ...
MRI SCan Lumber spine results1/22/2013
  Q: am 32 yrs old , have a lower back problem for close to 18months. i recently had an MRI scan and ...
  A: I believe that your doctor is correct. A physiologist would work with you to try and improve ...
Posterior fusion defect12/31/2012
  Q: I just wanted to know if you would be able to tell me what a posterior fusion defect of the T12 is? ...
  A: Please forgive my tardiness. I answered this question before, but evidently it didn't go through to ...
SI joint subluxation12/30/2012
  Q: I am female 55yrs old. For the past 3 months I could hardly move from the pain and didn't know what ...
  A: I personally am not a big fan of the SI joint subluxation diagnosis. Based on what you are telling ...
Pain12/29/2012
  Q: I was walking and was hit from behind. I continue to have tailbone pain and ischial l tuberosity ...
  A: I am sorry that you were injured. I hope and pray for a speedy recovery. MRI studies and X-ray ...
Neck popping and numbness12/28/2012
  Q: I recently experienced recurring numbness on my right side that warranted a trip to the ER.  After ...
  A: I am glad that you went to the ER to rule out more serious problems, although I am sorry that you ...
Low back pain questions and MRI12/14/2012
  Q: I've been seeing a Chiropractor for over a year for lower back problems. Here are some of the ...
  A: Yes, you are making too light of your injuries and lower back troubles. Don't worry, everyone does. ...
SHOULD BLADE MUSCLE PAIN12/5/2012
  Q: Biggs! Thank you for your time. I am a 41 year old female. I've had, what feels like, muscle pain ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your pain! This is not fun, I am sure. Although it is impossible to ...
Question11/30/2012
  Q: I live in the US but a relative of mine lives in Egypt. She came down with strange symptoms and no ...
  A: Wow... this is a difficult one. First of all because it is impossible to see the patient, and ...
mattress for scoliosis10/27/2012
  Q: Biggs, My 20-yr old son has mild scoliosis and we're about to buy him a new mattress. Do you have ...
  A: This is the question that I get all of the time in private practice, and the truth of the matter is ...
protrusion’ at L5/S1 on the right side.10/23/2012
  Q: My clinical view: Strong pain in the right leg only during some activities (bending or sitting for ...
  A: The short answer is that it takes months to years for a disc to heal. The truth is that when a disc ...
Hip adjustments after back surgery10/19/2012
  Q: I had back surgery one month ago which involved a herniated disc at the L4/L5 area and a removal of ...
  A: One month since surgery of the spine is a very short period of time. If I were you, I would tell ...
MRI result10/8/2012
  Q: I am 48 years old, my weight is 74 kg and my height is 159 cm. I am a mother of 6 beautiful kids and ...
  A: There are a couple of things going on here. First of all, you are having a lot of lower back disc ...
pain between ribs9/30/2012
  Q: my mum has constant back pain. The pain is roughly between her 9th and 10th rib on the right side. ...
  A: I wish that I could tell you what is the cause of your mother's pain, but this is impossible! A ...
Carpal/Cubital Tunnel Problem9/27/2012
  Q: I injured my Ulnar nerve on my left hand nearly 5 months back. I had tingling feeling at my small ...
  A: I am sorry for your arm pain. Thank you for the detailed description of your symptoms and what you ...
Tip of right thumb is numb9/14/2012
  Q: I was brushing my teeth this morning and right after I was finished, I noticed that the tip of my ...
  A: Numbness in the tip of the thumb could be the result of a bruised nerve in the tip of the thumb, but ...
neck, shoulder, elbow and back pain9/4/2012
  Q: i was diagnosed as having disc disease about ten years ago. I have been on meds since then, because ...
  A: I am sorry that you are having so much pain. You actually likely answered your own question in your ...
MRI translation9/3/2012
  Q: I have had lower back pain for years. Each time, when it really hurts, is when I have bent over. I ...
  A: The right step is different for every person, but here is the order of things, as I see them: 1) ...
Back pain MRI8/28/2012
  Q: I have suffered from occasional back pain which usually is cured with a week or so from the attack ...
  A: It sounds to me, and appears to be supported by your MRI results, that you are suffering substantial ...
Problem with 13 Year Old8/24/2012
  Q: My 13 yo complains with pain in her hands all the time. She says they go numb and then hurt really ...
  A: I understand your frustration with this. Sometimes it is very difficult to come up with a ...
popping sensation in ribs8/23/2012
  Q: For the past year or so I have had this constant slight popping sensation with every exhale in the ...
  A: please forgive my lateness in response. I have been swamped at the practice. Lots of people have ...
chest pains8/22/2012
  Q: i have been having chest pain that starts on right side above breast and then move across my chest ...
  A: The short answer is "NO", I can't tell you what the cause of your chest pain is... and I hope that ...
extreme neck and scapula pain with finger numbness8/21/2012
  Q: I was reaching across a pt at work 12 weeks ago and felt immediate pain, burning and tingling in my ...
  A: Any time that symptoms are extending into the arms and hands, radiating from the neck region, it ...
scoliosis8/7/2012
  Q: My son is 15 in puberty and growing. He has a physical every year at school and the nurse and doctor ...
  A: I understand your concern regarding the exposure and cost of an x-ray study. I have a tendency to ...
Bone Popping7/28/2012
  Q: I just turned 24 years old and I a experiencing bone popping whenever I move in both of my ...
  A: I find it odd that you are getting popping sensations in so many different joints all at the same ...
Regular cracking / popping sound in shoulde7/28/2012
  Q: I have a question and it has been going on for 3-4 years now. Kindly note that this did not happen ...
  A: Popping and clicking in the shoulder could be many different things. Sometimes popping and clicking ...
response7/17/2012
  Q: Dr Biggs, just received a response saying you previously answered my question.And suggested things I ...
  A: I am sorry that you didn't get the answer. Here is a copy of what I sent earlier. Dr. Biggs Dear ...
Treated for L5/S1 bulging disc, twisted coccyx and tilted pelvis.7/12/2012
  Q: I am currently being treated for a twisted coccyx and forward leaning pelvis for the past 4 months. ...
  A: I am sorry for your pain. Let me help you to at least understand some of the issues. First of all, ...
MRI INTERPRETATION7/5/2012
  Q: Help, can you translate my MRI report to a patient perspective? FINDINGS: The patient shows a ...
  A: Here is the translation, in a nutshell: You have degenerative arthritis in the lower back. The MRI ...
Neurology6/15/2012
  Q: A very Good Morning, My mother now aged 75 years underwent lumbar ...
  A: Vageeswaran, Please be aware that much of what I am going to tell you is simply opinion and of ...
severe back pain6/13/2012
  Q: I was injured in an automobile accident 9 yrs ago. I have done numerous physical therapy treatments ...
  A: I am sorry that you sustained injuries in the accident several years ago. Let me help you to ...
Wrist/Arm pain6/10/2012
  Q: I have had a cyst on my left wrist, which is my dominant hand, since I was 11. At 12, I went to a ...
  A: There are very common cysts that have a tendency to form in the wrist area. We use to call them ...
Lower back pain6/6/2012
  Q: Doctor my case is complicated and hope u could proffer a lasting solution to my problems. I am a 34- ...
  A: I am sorry that you are having such trouble with your lower back. Yes, low back pain can be quite ...
mri report and x-ray report5/16/2012
  Q: Keith, c4-5:There is a small focal right paracentral disk protrusion indenting on the thecal sac no ...
  A: I am sorry for the difficulty that you have been experiencing. It is a shame that your doctors did ...
slipped disc causing severe leg pain -left leg5/14/2012
  Q: My Question.. What is the cure for slipped disc and can MRI confirm traction will not suffice as a ...
  A: MRI cannot confirm that any form of treatment will or will not be successful in treatment. There ...
Loss of tricep function post accident5/12/2012
  Q: 6 weeks ago I had an accident mountain bilking and broke the c7 vertebra as well as suffering ...
  A: I wish that I had a good answer for you, but the prognosis is dependent upon the type of fractures. ...
Years of pain in tailbone area5/9/2012
  Q: I have been having what seems pretty serious problems with my tailbone. I am 21 years old and my ...
  A: The diagnosis and treatment of pain related to tailbone injury or pathology can be difficult. The ...
Numbness and tingling in lower left leg4/30/2012
  Q: I am a 26-year-old female who is having numbness and tingling in my lower left leg. It started about ...
  A: Sometimes symptoms like this are hard to define, track down, and diagnose. Yes, it is possible that ...
debilitating shoulder and arm pain after lateral whiplash accident4/20/2012
  Q: Twelve years ago, I was pushed off the highway by a truck (lateral impact). An hour later, I started ...
  A: You are going through what a lot of people go through. Some lesions or injuries are hard to ...
Bedding4/17/2012
  Q: Do you know much about matresses by chance? I am in the market for a new mattress, but it doesn't ...
  A: You are absolutely right. Everyone has an opinion, and they are ALL biased, including mine. I often ...
MRI results4/9/2012
  Q: Just received MRI results which show L3-L4 Disc Bulge with ligamentum flavum and degenerative facet ...
  A: Usually the Tarlov cyst is nothing to worry about, but it is always a good idea to have them looked ...
Treating Scoliosis with Chin Up Exercises.4/7/2012
  Q: I know someone who was recently diagnosed with a mild scoliosis with the spine bent inwards from the ...
  A: There are many causes of scoliosis, including congenital hemi-vertebra, kyphosis, unequal leg ...
neck pain for more than 2 years3/27/2012
  Q: i am having neck pain for more than 2 years,i cant stand or sit for long time because the pain is ...
  A: I am sorry that you are having such trouble with your neck. If your medical doctors are anything ...
Straightened Curvature (cervical x-ray)3/22/2012
  Q: I am writing this email from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. My wife (38) has been suffering from intense ...
  A: Tesfu, I wish that I had the perfect answer for you. I am sorry for the suffering that your wife ...
posture and or pain3/21/2012
  Q: im 41 years old and i drive for a living and i just notice sometimes im achy and sore for not much ...
  A: 41 is not old. There typically are causes for lower back pain, the most common of which are ...
Pain and total body numbness3/20/2012
  Q: I am a 52 year old female, mother of six. I have been active all my life, running marathons for ...
  A: With your past history, you need to pursue the neurologist pathway until he/she exhausts all ...
Fixing posture causing upper back discomfort?3/19/2012
  Q: Recently, I've been attempting to fix my slouching posture that caused me lower back pain. My low ...
  A: There is not much for me to go on here... but I will give you some thoughts. Yes, a change in ...
Knee Numbness3/19/2012
  Q: My name is LaToiya and I am a 29 year old female. My question today is about knee numbness. I wear ...
  A: Yes, this can be healed, and you can do it yourself, right now, without any help from any expensive ...
Spasms????3/17/2012
  Q: since august of last year, went to the family doctors with my head stuck to my,shoulder and all the ...
  A: Sorry about the neck problems. I understand that you want to treat the cause and not just the ...
MRI results3/14/2012
  Q: I just don't understand the results in normal terms. Could you help me? It was an MRI on my lower ...
  A: In order to understand the results of the MRI testing, you have to have a basic understanding of ...
neck/shoulder difficulty (c5 - c6?)3/13/2012
  Q: I recently woke up with a stiff neck. No trauma involved. Been to a doctor and orthopedic surgeon. ...
  A: There are several things that you might consider in your situation. First of all, you indicate that ...
Locked leg joint3/11/2012
  Q: I have been diagnosed with arthritis in the hip and also sciolosis. Normally these do not give me ...
  A: I am sorry about your hip pain. The key to your problem actually lies in the diagnosis. You ...
Ear pain after OMT treatment3/8/2012
  Q: I had OMT done on my neck for headaches yesterday and last night i started getting a horrible ear ...
  A: It is impossible for me to know if there is "something wrong" in your case, but I can tell you that ...
Dislocated Rib-Anterior3/1/2012
  Q: I believe I have a dislocated rib or badly damaged cartilage in my 2nd/3rd vertebra on the ...
  A: Your Osteopath is correct. Most rib issues are related to the joint at the spine. I have performed ...
burning sensation in deltoid when training which branches out to shoulder, bicep, tricep, forearm in left arm2/29/2012
  Q: biggs my name is zia and i am 16, 2 months ago i began to feel sharp pain in my left shoulder whilst ...
  A: Sorry about the shoulder pain. Have you been examined by a doctor? Since you are involved in a ...
Back Pain2/28/2012
  Q: Biggs I have suffered from lower back pain for around 5 months now and gone to several ...
  A: I have found that a lot of nagging, ongoing spinal issues involve disc bulges or herniations. You ...
left arm numb area and sharp pain2/27/2012
  Q: For the past 3 weeks, I've had trouble with my left arm. At first I was getting a sharp electric ...
  A: RB, There could be several things going on, including spinal problems and shoulder problems. You ...
MRI2/27/2012
  Q: I also had severe pain in my SI joint as well as sciatic pain which lasted for several mths before ...
  A: and for the details regarding your MRI. You have several degenerative discs. They never do ...
Facing lot of problems due to spina bifida and sacralisation of l5.2/26/2012
  Q: Respected sir, my name is mohit and i'm 17. I have pain in my lower back since 2 years. When ...
  A: Mohit, I am sorry to hear that you are having so much pain. Unfortunately, even though you have ...
Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Process, Diagnosis 25 Year old female2/20/2012
  Q: Background:I am a 25 year old female who started experiencing severe pain and debilitating fatigue ...
  A: I am not sure that I have all the answers for you either. I will tell you what I can, but since I ...
numbness in fingertips2/14/2012
  Q: H Dr. Biggs, I noticed that I have been having intermittent issues with numbness in some of my ...
  A: Numbness and tingling in the fingers can be the result of carpal tunnel syndrome, but it could be ...
efficacy of chiro treatment2/10/2012
  Q: I'm retired and live in Spain. I have various herniated discs and severe arthrosis of the knees and ...
  A: It is often difficult to know when it is time to make a change and find a new chiropractor. I have ...
spinal disc slip1/28/2012
  Q: i have a question regarding my back injury, i have my mri result the result is, disc protrusion ...
  A: I am sorry to hear about your spinal condition. Every case is different, but I can tell you that ...
Painful Hips1/16/2012
  Q: Lately...when I've been sitting at my computer for a couple of hours my hips will start to hurt (one ...
  A: .. Yes. Sincerely, Keith Biggs, DC http://www.eastmesachiropractor.com Now for the longer ...
Reactions to an adjustment1/15/2012
  Q: Dr. Biggs, I am a licensed massage therapist. I have seen the positive effects of chiropractic ...
  A: First of all, forget the misconception of an adjustment putting bones back in place and thus either ...
Shoulder /neck pain andquestion on suggested treatment1/3/2012
  Q: About 3 weeks ago I travelled back home and had a large and heavy set of luggage. At one point in ...
  A: Straigten your Atlas? How do you know if it is crooked or not? I would NEVER do a treament simply ...
Signs of a stroke12/28/2011
  Q: I have a friend who has been talking about the right side of his face being in pain. From his head ...
  A: There are many possible reasons why your friend is experiencing head/face pain. The least likely is ...
My Hip Quite Literally Locked12/15/2011
  Q: Okay. I am 15 and I had a band concert last night. I was sitting in a chair before the concert and ...
  A: Have you talked to your parents about what happened? That is the first step. They can help you to ...
Chronic Neck Pain11/30/2011
  Q: Sir, I'm a 28 year old Female who was in a Motor Vehicle Accident in 2003, I was diagnosed with a ...
  A: I can't tell you why you have pain, but I can give you some ideas. First of all, when you sustain ...
back pain not getting better11/27/2011
  Q: I'm a 56 YO male, until recently in excellent health, not overweight, not anything, and never having ...
  A: I am sorry to hear about your pain. I cannot examine you, and I cannot see your pictures or your lab ...
how to stop joint cracking ?11/24/2011
  Q: I cant stop cracking i know a lot about it i read and watched so i know all those thinks i can get ...
  A: I answered this question a few days ago, but evidently it didn't get through to you, so I will ...
GERD AND BREATHING DIFFICULTY11/17/2011
  Q: about 1 month ago, i developed acid reflux and breathing difficulty. Doctors (allopaths) dont find ...
  A: Please forgive me. I answered this question several days ago, but I do not believe that it was saved ...
neck/back pain with a tingle in my hand11/15/2011
  Q: I am a 37 year old fairly healthy male. I recently began taking a course for 2 weeks where I was ...
  A: This doesn't sound like a carpal tunnel issue at all, to me. This problem sounds like either a C6-C7 ...
Serving heavy trays11/8/2011
  Q: I am a server/busser at a high traffic restaurant where I must carry large trays full of heavy ...
  A: Andrew, It is great that you enjoy your work so much. The truth is that any job has its physical ...
Sciatica?11/3/2011
  Q: About six months ago after running some stairs I all of a sudden woke up one day with a major back ...
  A: Quite the narrative. I am so sorry that you experience so much pain. Back pain, as you have ...
Sternum Pain11/1/2011
  Q: Around two years, I got punched in the sternum area. At the time, it did not really hurt, just a ...
  A: I am sorry about your injury and your residual pain. What you have learned, in a very painful way, ...
Thought I pulled a shoulder muscle, but it hurts to breathe? What's wrong? Could the local chiropractor help me?10/30/2011
  Q: I have a familial spasticity disorder with my muscles. Doing some hard core dancing (sad) I thought ...
  A: I don't know what is wrong with you. Without doing a good examination, it is impossible to know. ...
DDD, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis10/27/2011
  Q: What is the prognosis for my situation? I am scheduled to see a neurosurgeon Nov 30, but I don't ...
  A: .. First of all, thank you! You get the award for the most detailed history/exam and question! As ...
Pain all the time10/20/2011
  Q: I am seeing an orthopedic dr. for back/neck pain, numbness in my left hands in my thumb, pointer & ...
  A: Your condition is the net result of degenerative changes that are occurring in your neck and in your ...
laser10/19/2011
  Q: I have what I belive is scar tissue from a slip and fall, which jammed something into L2-L3 area. ...
  A: Slips and falls result in sprains and strains, which means tearing of tissue, either muscular or ...
gluteal & quad weakness following # dislocation of si joint worsened by recent # dislocation of S510/16/2011
  Q: I have a previous fractured sacral iliac dislocation of my pelvis with both sides of my pelvis ...
  A: The primary thing that I notice that is missing from your narration is the mention of a spinal MRI. ...
chronic moving ribs10/12/2011
  Q: I've had TOS for over 10 yrs, managed quite well with relatively few chiropractic adjustments. Last ...
  A: It is impossible to diagnose and treat through the internet, but here are some thoughts that I have ...
Neck with throbbing artery10/7/2011
  Q: im 19 and Ive never had this problem before I started weightlifting. I have always been a heavy ...
  A: From what you are telling me, this doesn't sound like thoracic outlet syndrome. If you are ...
Upper back10/3/2011
  Q: I am a 22 year old male and have been having back problems since I was 16. My back can crack so ...
  A: Matt, When you feel popping in the back, it doesn't mean that the spine is re-aligning. It means ...
lower back problems10/2/2011
  Q: i injured myself in a fall at work and have done lots of pt which hasn't helped much i had a ...
  A: There is not enough information here for me to give you much help, but I will do my best. First of ...
severe back pain.9/29/2011
  Q: i have been suffering from severe back pain for the past 8 months. i gave birth to my first child ...
  A: You are never too young for back problems! There are many things that could be causing your pain, ...
understanding mri result9/20/2011
  Q: I'm having great pain in my lower back and it radiates down through my left buttock and down my left ...
  A: You have several findings on your MRI. The report indicates that you have significant disc ...
elbow, fingers tingles9/14/2011
  Q: I used a computer a lot, and I am starting to have my little finger tingle like I have hit my funny ...
  A: Tingling and numbness in the hand and fingers can be caused by a lot of things, such as cervical ...
INVERSION TABLES9/13/2011
  Q: after seeing a chiropractor and having 12 sessions of physical therapy i am still 6 degress tilted ...
  A: I don't know anything about your condition other than you are tilted 6 degrees to one side, so it is ...
Right shoulder hurts?9/12/2011
  Q: im 19 and a female. I have problems in my deltoid area. I lift weights but never heavy ones. Ever ...
  A: The truth of the matter is that your shoulder pain could be caused by a lot of things. Your primary ...
backpain since a month9/10/2011
  Q: I started experiencing backpain since a month. It was generalized in the back and left leg, now it ...
  A: Back pain can be caused by a lot of things, including kidney issues. The only way that you can ...
Undergaduate Education9/6/2011
  Q: I want to study how to become a chiropractor first and then an acupuncturist.I've found great ...
  A: I know that you did not address this question to me, but I found it in the unanswered section, so I ...
chiro adjustment and breast tissue9/6/2011
  Q: Can a strong adjustment perhaps occasionally cause something like rope burn in a breast. My larger ...
  A: I have not heard of this happening before. My suggestion is to make sure that everything is normal. ...
Neck Injury8/28/2011
  Q: I am a 23 year old former gymnast. About five weeks ago I did a tumbling pass that I never tried ...
  A: The first thing that you should do is get an examination, complete with neck x-rays. The important ...
Knee Pain8/26/2011
  Q: I twisted my knee about 8 years ago and was in alot of pain for a few weeks. Since then occasionly ...
  A: What you are describing does sound like a tear in the meniscus, or cartilage. Although the MRI is ...
Back pain8/23/2011
  Q: Recently I get this pain in my back, kind of in the top of the butt area. I only get it while trying ...
  A: I am sorry about the lower back pain. There are many causes of lower back pain, and it is impossible ...
Am I doing the right thing?8/15/2011
  Q: I have had a lumbar fusion about four years ago due to disc degeneration. I recently have been ...
  A: Yes... you are doing the right thing. Simply from the stand point that you ALWAYS EXHAUST ALL OTHER ...
EYE TWITCHING AND FACE/ARMS ETCHING8/9/2011
  Q: I am suffering from eye twitching and etching on face and arms with burning sensation.I went to ...
  A: It is my understanding that Neurobion tablets are vitamin tablets... primarily of the B complex ...
Knee8/5/2011
  Q: Keith Last fall I injured my knee playing soccer. I am 52 and about 30 pounds overweight so it prob ...
  A: Arthritis happens in all of us. The degree of arthritis depends on prior injuries, genetics, and ...
Many attacks to my neck8/2/2011
  Q: I have a child who has a mental illness. She has attacked me many times by pulling hard on my hair ...
  A: First of all, the good news is that if you transcribed the MRI report correctly, you do not have a ...
Skeletal structure change8/2/2011
  Q: My name is Simon, I am 18 years old and live in England. I have noticed many changes in my body from ...
  A: Men, as they grow, become more broad through the shoulders. This is NORMAL. Please take a look at ...
chronic pain in neck persists after two years chiropractic8/2/2011
  Q: I have chronic pain in my upper neck, almost always limited to the right side, and chronic ...
  A: I see a couple of issues with what is going on. First of all, you can be adjusted for your entire ...
Near-syncope after cervical traction7/30/2011
  Q: Good evening! I'm 26 year old female in relatively good health. I've been seeing a chiropractor for ...
  A: I am sorry about your response following treatment with your chiropractor. What you experienced is ...
Costochondritis7/21/2011
  Q: I am a healthy 21 year old female, 110 lb., 5’3”. Exactly a month ago I did some heavy breathing ...
  A: It is refreshing to hear of somebody that has done a lot of the research already. You have learned ...
fused vertebrae in lower back7/15/2011
  Q: I am 17 years old and this time last year I was being treated for a grade 1/2 tear of a lumbar ...
  A: I am sorry that it has taken a while to answer. I typed an answer last week, but evidently something ...
chiro billing after car accident7/9/2011
  Q: I was in a car accident (not my fault). I visited a physician and then a chiropractor. I saw him 6 ...
  A: I am so sorry that it has taken several days to get back to you regarding your question. I actually ...
Lower Back pain6/30/2011
  Q: I am 6'2" 240 pounds and 19 years old. I have had lower back pain for about 6 months now. I play ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear of your lower back pain. Low back pain can be very frustrating. Regarding ...
MRI report said but don't understand it6/28/2011
  Q: It says the cerebellar tonsils are ectatic, but no Chiari malformation is seen. I have C2-3is ...
  A: Cornelia, This is a question for your radiologist that read the films, or for your medical doctor ...
blow to head6/26/2011
  Q: i feel that this might not be your area of expertise but there is no other expert of this may be you ...
  A: You are right, this is a question that should be asked to a neurologist, MD. Head and brain trauma ...
silver doller sized lump on lower right side of back6/24/2011
  Q: I discovered this lump years ago and had it examined by a few different doctors who all seemed to ...
  A: Lipomas, or fatty tissue benign tumors, are quite common in the lower back area. Usually they are ...
chiropractic care for the neck affecting my throat6/23/2011
  Q: I over did some yard work. I suffered for weeks. My hands tingled and would go numb. I was very ...
  A: First of all, "military neck" simply describes the posture of your neck. In my mind, it does not ...
cartelidge damage6/21/2011
  Q: I have recently been diagnosed with cartelidge damage around my discs in my spine. So far I have ...
  A: Nothing cures your condition. Nothing. There are many things that can be done, often ...
Recent chiropractor visit6/17/2011
  Q: I recently went to my chiropractor and we did some basic cracking and adjusting of my lower back. I ...
  A: The primary issue with you is your three herniated discs in the lower back. As you have stated, ...
Chronic Back Pain6/2/2011
  Q: I am 19 years old and I have been dealing with constant back pain for around three years now. I have ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear of your chronic pain. In your case, in particular, it is quite frustrating ...
neck pain5/26/2011
  Q: i have been having trouble with my neck, allot of pain on my left side at the bottom of my skull, ...
  A: It is possible that you are having joint dysfunction or subluxation of the cervical spine segments. ...
disc protrusion5/24/2011
  Q: Recently I've had a ST scan done and it showed L5 S1 posterior disc protrusion. I am 25 years old ...
  A: Disc injuries are permanent. When a disc is bulging or protruding, it is because the annular fibers ...
whats the best way to treat lumbar and cervical compression5/23/2011
  Q: What's the best way to treat a lumbar and cervical neck compression?
  A: I assume that you are talking about disc compression/degeneration, and not spinal vertebral ...
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: There are a couple of thoughts that I am having regarding your situation. It is very possibly the ...
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 think that you are right. It is time for a second opinion... and probably from an orthopedic ...
back5/12/2011
  Q: I got hit by a car when I was five. I am now 32 years old and have been suffering from back pain for ...
  A: To me, it sounds like the doctors have figured out why your back is hurting. You have some serious ...
numbness in the top of my right leg5/5/2011
  Q: I suffered with sciatica last year pretty bad, it was to the point of where i was bed ridden for a ...
  A: Sciatica is actually caused, in many instances, by bulging or herniating disc or discs in the lower ...
Chronic subluxated ribs4/29/2011
  Q: Ok....so I train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which has a pretty high injury rate. But in February (2011) ...
  A: All athletic competition comes with the risk of injury. Here are a couple of thoughts that I have ...
lower back pain4/25/2011
  Q: i am a 22yr old female and approx 2yrs ago i hurt my back changing my bed. my legs gave way and i ...
  A: I am so sorry that you are having such a rough time with your lower back. Back pain, as you are ...
Wrist Popping and Grinding4/19/2011
  Q: I am 16 and have never had any wrist injuries but I have found that more recently my wrist pops and ...
  A: I am sorry to hear that you are having pain in the wrist, with popping and grinding sensations. ...
nerve damage/medication4/12/2011
  Q: My son had a lumber patch when the nerves were damaged. He was in great pain but was able to walk ...
  A: Payn, I am sorry to hear about your son and his troubles. I have very little to go on from your ...
arm pain4/11/2011
  Q: for several days i have had a moderate dull ache in my upper arm this travels down my srm and causes ...
  A: I am sorry for your arm pain. Here are some thoughts. First of all, go and get an examination! I ...
twisted pelvis and more4/7/2011
  Q: I hope you can help. This is an ongoing issue for me. I have seen a few specialists some good and ...
  A: I am sorry that you are having so much pain and discomfort. I know that you feel that your question ...
Back pain4/7/2011
  Q: Since yesterday I have had this sharp pain in my upper left back. I think below my shoulder. It ...
  A: This is a very tough question because there just isn't a lot of data to go on. Upper left back pain ...
wrist pain,grinding and snapping4/6/2011
  Q: I am a 25 yr old waitress who has spent a lot of time on computers during college, and I have held ...
  A: The wrist is a very complicated area. There are many joints and bones. It is so complicated, in ...
bulging discs4/4/2011
  Q: I am 44yrs old Female.Back in 2005 after physiotherapy which made the pain much worse and finally ...
  A: I know that this is going to come as a blow, but there is nothing that can be done to cure you of ...
back/neck pain4/1/2011
  Q: for the last couple of years i have had lower back back when sitting up straight and for long ...
  A: I would love to help you... I can see you in my office on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. Seriously... ...
non displaced humeras fracture3/31/2011
  Q: I did post this once but can't find the response so ,being desparate,I will try again.The 1rst week ...
  A: I am sorry about the injury to the shoulder and upper arm. It is impossible to give you an answer ...
Stomach and back pain3/28/2011
  Q: A few years ago I went to a chiropractor for neck and shoulder pain which was causing bad headaches, ...
  A: I must confess, I first saw your question in the general "question pool", and I skipped it because I ...
Localised pain in lumbar region (probably from gym work)3/25/2011
  Q: I am 27 yrs old. I live a fairly active,healthy lifestyle and I usually lift weights and run.I ...
  A: You have written quite a detailed narrative, for which I am thankful. You need to remember, ...
Skechers Shape ups?3/21/2011
  Q: I have developed a bit of arthritis in my knees, and I have always had foot problems, so I have ...
  A: I have had this question before from my patients... and the answer is "maybe". You need to realize ...
severe pain after chiro treatment3/15/2011
  Q: i saw chiropractor last thursday he pushed down hard on my chest to manipulate and there was a very ...
  A: The fracture of a rib is one of the most common complications of chiropractic manipulation. I know ...
Abdominal/pelvic pain3/13/2011
  Q: I have suffered with upper back/rib pain for a few years and have been seeing an osteopath once a ...
  A: This is a very tough question. I know that it was not directed to me specifically, but I found it ...
Neck cracking and popping for no reason3/8/2011
  Q: Just recently as I was talking to a friend right in the middle of the conversation the left side of ...
  A: Did it hurt when the neck popped? Does it hurt now? How old are you? Most popping of joints is ...
Lower back pain3/8/2011
  Q: I have had lower back pain off & on since November. It ranges from slightly uncomfortable to very ...
  A: I found your question in the question pool, but if you don't mind, I will give you some thoughts and ...
hip ache3/7/2011
  Q: For about 6 months I have had a hip that aches a little, particularly when lying down in bed. It is ...
  A: This question was found in the "question pool", so I picked it up and I will give you a competent ...
Crooked neck caused by P.T.3/6/2011
  Q: I injured my left shoulder on the job which caused a Rotator Cuff Tear, surgically repaired. Went ...
  A: You are right, since this is a work injury, and your bills are being paid by your employer's ...
cause?3/6/2011
  Q: I have developed tennis elbow, golfers elbow, wrist pain and plantar fascitis all at the same time. ...
  A: There are some things that you might consider. (Wikipedia has a pretty good page on inflammation) ...
Dislocated Rib3/4/2011
  Q: My question is I have a dislocated rib and it's been this way ateast 4 years. I went to a ...
  A: Rib subluxations can be very painful. I am sorry for your suffering. I have a couple of thoughts ...
clicking knee3/3/2011
  Q: i played hockey for thirteen years and i have a knee that clicks and grinds over time it is bent to ...
  A: This is a difficult question because the causes of clicking in the knee can be quite varied. Many ...
Multiple spine issues3/3/2011
  Q: I am a 32 year old female in good internal health. Physically Im not. I have DJD, subluxation of the ...
  A: I am unsure what your question is here, other than maybe what you should do for the long term... ...
cracking and popping in my joints and im only 213/2/2011
  Q: I just have some questions as to what is really going on with my body. Last year, i noticed both my ...
  A: Please understand that answering a couple of questions on the internet doesn't substitute for an ...
back pain3/2/2011
  Q: when i lay down to go to sleep after a minute or two i want to get up or move my lower back starts ...
  A: Lower back pain can be very frustrating, as I am sure you are experiencing. I found your question ...
Knee Problem3/1/2011
  Q: About 9 years ago I was in a dirt bike accident. I landed on my knees and ended up getting stitches ...
  A: It is impossible for any physician to diagnose you from a simple statement of symptoms. That being ...
Elbow3/1/2011
  Q: A few months ago I reached for something I didn't think was going to be too heavy. So I pulled it ...
  A: It is impossible to give you a good diagnosis without seeing you, but I will talk about some of 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: Shoulder/arm/neck problems can be... dare I say... a pain in the neck/shoulder/arm... I am so ...
popping sestation between bottom ribs2/26/2011
  Q: For the past couple months I have had a popping clicking feeling at the bottom of my ribs between ...
  A: Here are a couple of thoughts... First of all, my answer is just conjecture. A good examination is ...
facet joint injury2/23/2011
  Q: i am 45 y/o female. I have no remarkable problems other than history of scoliosis. I do group ...
  A: It sounds like you are making a lot of good choices regarding your health and wellness. ...
Bruised Ribs and Numbness2/21/2011
  Q: About a month ago I had a horrible spill off of my horse. I got tossed into the air and landed flat ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear of your tumble off the horse! I have a couple of thoughts for you regarding ...
pelvic twist2/20/2011
  Q: Due to excessive bending and cleaning, my back muscles became overly tense, knotted, and when I ...
  A: It sounds like you are in a lot of pain, and I am so sorry for you! First off, lets take a look at ...
costochondritis2/17/2011
  Q: I have been diagnosed with costochondritis. I have had 2 rounds of prednisone and have used ...
  A: I am so sorry for your rib pain issues. I hope that you improve soon. If I were in your shoes, I ...
Chiropractor's fees2/15/2011
  Q: In looking at the clients medical bills one Chiropractor includes treatments with their office visit ...
  A: Welcome to the most frustrating thing in my practice... billing. CMT, or Chiropractic ...
3 week old "crick" in neck after waking up2/14/2011
  Q: first thing I want to do is thank you for your service here and let you know how much I will ...
  A: Stiffness and pain in the neck can be caused by any number of things. It is very probable that the ...
Pelvis Has Moved out of place2/14/2011
  Q: I saw a chiropractor and he advised me that my pelvis has shifted out of place and it is really ...
  A: I am so sorry that you are having such a terrible time with pain. I know that back pain can be ...
Tear in Breast2/10/2011
  Q: I went jogging yesterday and felt what was like a sharp pain/tear above my left breast. I recently ...
  A: There are no muscles in the breast tissue. The closest muscles would be the pecotralis major/minor ...
Acute neck and upper back sprain/strain Left shoulder strain2/9/2011
  Q: There was a car accident and the lady was rear ended. she had physical therapy for 6 months then ...
  A: Every case is different. There are so many factors that determine when it is time for spinal ...
Hip pain/coming out of place again2/9/2011
  Q: First off I am a waitress and my hip or spine seems to come out of place. I will get a sharp pain in ...
  A: Your complaint and frustration is quite common. The reason why everything doesn't make sense is ...
Pain2/7/2011
  Q: After a hernia surgery, I have been left with weak obturator muscles. I have been told that there ...
  A: I am sorry to hear about your surgery. The Obturator muscles are what we call external hip ...
earache and neck pain2/5/2011
  Q: My neck hurt whenever I cough or turn it. Can you explain why I am in so much pain the pain in my ...
  A: Answering this question is very difficult, because there are many causes of neck pain and ear pain. ...
Pain below chest wall2/4/2011
  Q: For the last 2 months I have been getting a severe/uncomfortable pain just below my chest and on top ...
  A: Very interesting symptoms. This is not something typical that a chiropractor would address, but let ...
Back Pain1/31/2011
  Q: I was lifting a heavy box and had a pain shoot thru my lower back which dropped me to my knees. ...
  A: The key is to get the results from the MRI. It will go a long way in helping you to understand what ...
everything hurts1/30/2011
  Q: I have paresthetica meralgia, bilateral tennis elbow and bilateral golfers elbow with chronic ...
  A: First of all, the radiological report/doctor report tells me that you have some arthritic ...
titaneum rod spin fusion1/28/2011
  Q: 7 yrs ago I had fusion of T2 to T12. After two years of unbearable pain, I am pain free. I am very ...
  A: Your question was found in the question pool. Even though it was not directed to me specifically, I ...
Neck and Shoulder Pain1/27/2011
  Q: In the past few weeks, I've been experiencing some pain and discomfort in the right side of my neck ...
  A: Neck pain is the second most common complaint that I see in my office. Usually it is due to ...
growth1/24/2011
  Q: I've attached a picture from a kid site that teaches about the human skeleton, however, it is a ...
  A: I am unsure of any way of causing site specific bone growth other than by performing a sectioning of ...
chondromalacia patallae1/17/2011
  Q: I read with interest the question Brandon asked 10/14/09 on the subject, unfortunately being in the ...
  A: I found your question in the "question pool" on this website. I know that it was not directed at me ...
Chronic hamstring injury1/17/2011
  Q: I've been dealing with a hamstring strain since oct. 22 from over lifting and exercising. I rested ...
  A: You remind me of Kevin Johnson.... do you remember him? Kevin, or "KJ" as he was known here in ...
Rhizolysis1/12/2011
  Q: I had a Rhizolysis procedure on the 21 December for the Right side Sacrialic joint nerve degenerate. ...
  A: According to this online article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1879116/ "Rhizolysis ...
degenerative disc, etc.1/12/2011
  Q: i got in a car accident in 2001. i was told i had a mild back strain. The pain went away and came ...
  A: Unfortunately, you are not alone in your pain and frustration. It is possible that the accident in ...
Popping and Grinding1/10/2011
  Q: For the last three months my neck makes popping and grinding sounds whenever I turn it. Does this ...
  A: Popping and grinding is a possible indication of some degenerative changes in the neck, although it ...
Upper Back Pain1/7/2011
  Q: Three days ago I went to the gym (Tuesday) and worked on my lower back with a machine. Sometime the ...
  A: I found your question in the "question pool". Often questions end up there if they go unanswered ...
Stomach Issues1/6/2011
  Q: My significant other has been having stomach issues for the last year. He has gas, blotting, ...
  A: This is not a typical chiropractic problem, but I do have some ideas for you. I have had patients ...
finger on left hand bruising1/6/2011
  Q: the ring finger on my left hand started to bruise and it feels a little tight i have type 2 diabetes ...
  A: There are many reasons why a finger might bruise and swell. If you are on medications that cause ...
back pain and a short leg1/5/2011
  Q: About two years ago I started to feel an extreme tightness/pain in my lower back, where standing or ...
  A: It sounds like, to me, that you had a good chiropractor and that he was evaluating and treating you ...
Rib head injury1/4/2011
  Q: Dec 6/2010 I was playing floor hockey and got hit from behind, I didn't pay much attention to the ...
  A: Sorry about the injury. Sounds to me like you got hit pretty hard. The ribs attach to the body at ...
damaged ribs1/1/2011
  Q: 5days Ago,i turned in my seat in the car and my ribs touched the back support and it felt likr my ...
  A: I found your question in the "pool" of questions. I know that you probably didn't ask this to me ...
Elbow pain1/1/2011
  Q: I'm 21. Fractured both the radius and ulna of my right arm on 18 June 2010 after a fall. The next ...
  A: Ahmed, Sounds like you might have significantly re-injured your arm, possibly dislodging the screws ...
BACK PAIN12/29/2010
  Q: I have a dull ache in left back shoulder area near bottom of blade and numbness in left hand with ...
  A: Pain in the mid back, along the borders of the shoulder blade, along with left hand and thumb ...
chest pain12/28/2010
  Q: The right side of my chest started to hurt about 2 or 3 weeks ago. At first i thought i pulled or ...
  A: I am so sorry, but in spite of your detailed question, I can only speculate what is going on with ...
herniated disc12/27/2010
  Q: Biggs, My father who is 50 years old and is a computer engineer, has back pain at the C6 – T1 level ...
  A: I am sorry about the troubles that your father is having. Disc problems can be very painful. First ...
Numb/Painful thumb12/25/2010
  Q: I tend to sleep in odd positions I am told by my husband, and so I am sure the cause is definitely ...
  A: There are a few things that you might consider in regards to your thumb numbness. First of all, ...
Lower back pain12/23/2010
  Q: Couple months ago I had my MRI done due to lower back pain. MRI Findings: - L4/5 shows mild broad ...
  A: Your question ended up in a general question "pool", so if you don't mind, I will make an attempt at ...
Other options?12/21/2010
  Q: It started out as shoulder/rotator pain about 7 years ago and went away for a long period of time. ...
  A: I am so sorry that you are having such a tough time Cris. Pain can be such a difficult thing, ...
Tingling feeling in mid-pack?12/20/2010
  Q: Biggs, I've recently started feeling various pains in my middle back along my spine (just below ...
  A: This does sound like a mechanical, joint, and nerve pain since it appears to come and go based on ...
Toe injury & shoulder swimmer12/16/2010
  Q: Brendon J. O`Brien, I' ve had for several years a clicking big toe with interemitent mild pain ...
  A: Your question did not get answered, so it dropped into a "question pool". I know that you asked ...
Bulging Disk?12/12/2010
  Q: I have been having numbness with pins/needles in the left arm along with upper thoracic pain, after ...
  A: I am sorry that you are having neck pain and symptoms in the arm and upper back. These could be the ...
Functional Scoliosis12/11/2010
  Q: Hey there. Is it possible to have functional scoliosis show up on an xray but not a MRI?
  A: Good question, short and to the point... The answer lies in the reasons why the two different tests ...
Atlas Orthogonal12/7/2010
  Q: Biggs, I was told 2 years ago that I have a degenerative disc in my lower back, I believe it is my ...
  A: I am not very familiar with the Atlas Orthogonal Technique, but in your situation, any technique is ...
confused12/7/2010
  Q: was seen by family md 9/10/10 for lower right abdominal pain and right sided scrotal swelling. sent ...
  A: I can understand why you are confused. It is hard when there appears to be no good answer for the ...
Could you help me with disc bulging?12/5/2010
  Q: Biggs, Thank you for all the wonderful answers you have provided on allexperts.com. I am ...
  A: I am sorry to hear about your injury while doing what you love... dance. That has to be a ...
Soreness after first 2 weeks of Chiro visits?12/1/2010
  Q: I have gone through 4 spinal adjustment sessions in the past 2 weeks. (2 vertebrae done - twice ...
  A: 4 Adjustments in 2 weeks is not much at all, and it is very common to be sore after treatment. ...
Lower Back Pain11/29/2010
  Q: I am 43 years old and have had a herniated disc in my lower back for several years. I have been to ...
  A: So sorry about the disc problems. Disc bulging/herniation can be very painful and difficult to get ...
rib injury11/29/2010
  Q: Dr. Biggs, I fell a yr. ago running up stairs carrying something and injured ribs, back hurt where ...
  A: I am so sorry about your fall and injury to your ribs. It is very frustrating for the patient, and ...
Back parent11/23/2010
  Q: 40 yr old woman in good health....started 2 weeks ago with hip pain on my right, sometimes shooting ...
  A: Sorry to hear that you are having pain. Pain is never fun. Glad to hear that you are seeing a ...
Mid Thoracic Pain11/22/2010
  Q: On October 5, 2010 I was involved in an accident. I am a Paramedic and was in the rear of the ...
  A: I am sorry to hear of your accident and your pain. First of all, this is a very recent injury. ...
facial, forehead, top scalp tingling11/22/2010
  Q: I am 43 year old mom of 4 young children. I am active and worried to the point of stressed. I ...
  A: Your question was not answered by the doctor that you requested, so it ended up in the question ...
shoulder tightness for 11 months11/22/2010
  Q: I am 16 years old now and I've had shoulder tightness for almost a year now under my left clavicle. ...
  A: I am so sorry to learn of your shoulder tightness. Shoulders can sure be difficult to heal and get ...
Pressure pain in forehead when standing and back of head when folding forward11/21/2010
  Q: a massage therapist recently cracked my neck, it only worked on left side and was fast, there was ...
  A: Alison, First of all, why are you allowing a massage therapist to manipulate your neck? I would ...
hands/knuckle swelling11/20/2010
  Q: my hand knuckles are swollen and hurt,mainly in both hands same knuckles..no arthritis. no ...
  A: Sounds like you are having a pretty tough time. Sorry to hear of your pain and irritation. First, ...
fused vertebrae11/18/2010
  Q: My 75yr-old father in law has recently been diagnosed as having some fused vertebrae in his lower ...
  A: The body is an amazing thing, with so many wonders and questions to be answered. In the lower back, ...
Locked hip11/12/2010
  Q: A chiropractor told me that my hip was 'locked'. I don't understand what that means, or how it ...
  A: "locked hip" is a very non-descriptive diagnosis given to you by your chiropractor. It is likely ...
Rib cartillage injury11/11/2010
  Q: I am very into weightlifting. About eight months ago I woke up with strained shoulders and ...
  A: This is a very difficult question to answer. I found your question in the "question pool", which ...
neck disc slipped11/11/2010
  Q: What is suppose to be given care wise for slpped disc above your spine in your neck, pinching a ...
  A: Sounds like you are having quite the problem in the neck region. The discs are pads of cartilage ...
rib subluxation11/10/2010
  Q: Dolan, About 5 mos. ago I decided to take up the game of golf (again). I got very excited about it ...
  A: My name is Dr. Biggs. I found your question in the "question pool", which usually means that the ...
dislocated pelvis and twisted vertebrae11/7/2010
  Q: i work with someone who insists she has two twisted vertebrae (she says lumbar though when asked ...
  A: First of all, people are very poor at describing their medical conditions to others. Think of it ...
back/neck/shoulder tightness and pain11/6/2010
  Q: i am 17 and i started swimming last october i then tryed out for my high school swim team and made ...
  A: Congratulations on making the swim team! I have a 15 year old daughter that is on the swim team. She ...
Side Posture Adjustments11/4/2010
  Q: A year ago I went to a DC for the first time because I was experiencing some sciatica in my left ...
  A: I can hear your pain and frustration in your question. I am so sorry that you have had a negative ...
changing chiropractors/new pain11/3/2010
  Q: I have been seeing a chiropractor the last two months for hip, upper back, lower back and neck pain. ...
  A: Chiropractic care is wonderful! In this, there is no doubt... and one of the things that makes it ...
What is happening to me?11/3/2010
  Q: I am 24 years old, when I was 16 I gave birth to my son (2002) and ever since had had very minor ...
  A: This is a potentially very serious problem, and your concerns about walking again might be ...
back pain and leg pain10/31/2010
  Q: Dr. Biggs, I am a 35 year old male. I have been active in recreational sports all of my life, but I ...
  A: What you describe is something that I see daily in my practice. There are many people that suffer ...
spinal pressure10/28/2010
  Q: about 2 weeks ago,In the middle of moving in my new place and I needed to take the dresser drawers ...
  A: Sorry about your head injury, but I doubt that the head injury is causing the mid back pressure. ...
Tight Tendons10/26/2010
  Q: I have had blood work done and X-rays taken to prove that arthritis is not a significant issue for ...
  A: I am so sorry for your discomfort, and I know that some physical conditions can be very frustrating. ...
back/rib cage pain only when sleeping10/25/2010
  Q: I am 53, basically healthy and active female that has been seeing the same chiropractor for ...
  A: Sometimes, we as doctors get so involved in our techniques and methods that we forget that we are ...
Popping of all joints of body after total thyroidectomy10/24/2010
  Q: O'Brien, I sufferend from Graves' Disease some years back and had a total thyroidectomy in '05. ...
  A: I can understand your concern. Unfortunately, I cannot answer your questions, which is "what is ...
high ankle sprain problems10/22/2010
  Q: Newhart, I injured my left ankle falling down so stairs 6 weeks ago. I have been to an orthopedist ...
  A: I have noticed that you have not had an answer from Dr. Newhart, so if you will permit, I would like ...
reoccurring muscle pain beneath shoulderblade10/18/2010
  Q: I have been in pain for many years and am just now starting to search for answers, after realising ...
  A: A complex question! I do appreciate your detailed explanation of your symptoms, though! There are ...
Leg and Body Discomfort10/16/2010
  Q: Dolan, I have been having this discomfort of my skin. It feels like I have fiber glass splinters in ...
  A: This is a tough question, and probably why it was referred to the question pool instead of answered ...
Collar bone and shoulder pain10/13/2010
  Q: I am 23 years old now and I broke my collar bone playing soccer abour 7 years ago. At the time of ...
  A: Shoulder injuries sure can be tough, and the fact that you fractured the collar bone doesn't make ...
Questions for school project10/11/2010
  Q: Newhart, We are a group of students from Victoria Junior College in Singapore. We are currently ...
  A: This question is difficult because it is very broad based and general. I do believe, however, that ...
ProAdjuster10/6/2010
  Q: What are the pros and cons of being treated by a chiropractor who uses this equipment?
  A: First let me be clear in telling you that I do not use the ProAdjuster, so I am a chiropractor ...
neck pain and dizzy10/4/2010
  Q: I have had dizziness for e few years,went on to do vertigo and balance exercises helped some. but ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear of your suffering! I can only imagine how frustrated you must be. Here are a ...

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I can answer questions regarding chiropractic care and diagnosis, exercise rehabilitation, spine therapy, disc injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, car accident injuries, physical therapeutics, acupuncture, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, decompression traction, acupressure, acugraphing, orthotics, arch supports, carpal tunnel, sciatica, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, weight loss, etc.

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I have been in private practice for more than 20 years in Mesa, AZ. In my practice I have seen thousands of patients with many different conditions. Every patient is unique and requires individualized attention and care. I pride myself in attentive and appropriate care for every individual that comes to my office

Organizations
Arizona Chiropractic Society

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Biggschiropractic.blogspot.com therapeuticfoods.blogspot.com

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude,Logan College of Chiropractic, 1987. Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic. Licensed to practice Chiropractic in Arizona. Certification in Acupuncture. Certification in Physiotherapy and Traction.

Past/Present Clients
I have treated thousands of people in my private practice during the past 21 years, and in the process, I have learned so much. Practice guidelines and patient privacy laws prohibit the naming of past patients.

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