Chiropractors/Questions Answered by Expert Gerald Anzalone, D.C.

SubjectDate Asked
FHP, brain fog and diagnosis10/22/2015
  Q: I am 22 years old and I think I have pretty serious case of Forward Head Posture. I have had it ...
  A: Avantika, Thank you for your question. Your question firstly assumes that forward head posture is ...
help6/16/2015
  Q: I am in charge of occupational health and safety in 20 clothes store all around venezuela. We have ...
  A: Gracias por su pregunta . Hay muchos problemas físicos causados ​​por pie durante largos ...
Hip pain after adjustment3/8/2015
  Q: I started having lower right sided back pain (pinpointed around the si joint) about 5 weeks ago. I ...
  A: First, as a disclaimer, I cannot offer specific medical information regarding your case. This is for ...
sacral pain after bm9/21/2014
  Q: Gerald, Thanks in advance for answering my question. I am a 43 year old man, 6 foot, 160 ...
  A: Unfortunately, it is impossible for me to speculate on specific causes of your symptoms or to offer ...
Bone Sclerosis7/4/2014
  Q: Anzalone, I recently had a CT-scan for microscopic hematuria which thankfully didn't reveal anything ...
  A: Karen, Thank you for your question. Sclerosis of bone generally refers to an increase of bone ...
Elbow locks1/30/2014
  Q: I hope I'm in the right place to try and gain some advice as to what might be wrong with my joints. ...
  A: I can't diagnose your condition over the Internet, but I can provide you with some general ...
Ribs7/24/2013
  Q: I am in cross country and I started getting a sharp pain in my left rib cage when i ran but the ...
  A: Elizabeth, Although you have not asked a question, I assume that you are interested in trying to ...
chiropractic career4/25/2013
  Q: My name is rooz and I'm looking to start the DC program at Parker Universit this fall. I have been ...
  A: Rooz. I wish that I could tell you to expect wonderful things with a career in chiropractic, but ...
tinnitus2/18/2013
  Q: Can a chiropractic adjustment cause tinnitus? Can a chiropractic adjustment help relieve tinnitus ...
  A: Loretta, Thank you for your question. Anecdotal reports exist both claiming that spinal ...
Cervical kyphosis?2/1/2013
  Q: I have some issues with my back and neck, and no insurance (at the moment, although I might by next ...
  A: Carmen, Thanks for your question. In the medical literature, much is written about the cervical ...
Lt lower back pain following loud pop9/21/2012
  Q: 4 days ago, my 80 year old dad, who is very active and in great shape, had to lift and move the end ...
  A: The audible "popping" you describe could have been caused by a joint cavitation resultant from the ...
PELVIC ADJUSTMENT8/16/2012
  Q: I was recently told by an orthopedic surgeon and a rheumatologist that it is impossible to change ...
  A: I'm not sure what your exact question is. Unfortunately, I can't give you specific treatment ...
Should I see this chiropractor?8/7/2012
  Q: I am a 21 year old very healthy woman. I was having migraines and my doctor noticed the tension in ...
  A: A recommendation by a health care provider for a certain number of visits at set fee is, in my ...
sleep apnea5/22/2012
  Q: I was looking online at sleep apnea treatments and ran across your response to someone's question if ...
  A: Scott, Obstructive sleep apnea is usually caused by obesity and upper airway collapse. These are ...
Popping of the spine.5/14/2012
  Q: I am currently 17 years old, and I would like to know what I can do about this popping at the ...
  A: Many people experience "popping" of their spine and other joints with movement, particularly ...
laser treatment for winging of scapula5/12/2012
  Q: sir.... me govardhan age-19 suffering from winging of scapula birth (i.e all because of a nurse ...
  A: A search of the medical literature on PubMed search revealed one article describing temporary pain ...
low back pain5/3/2012
  Q: Over two years ago I went to see a dc hoping they could help me with a tingling sensation I was ...
  A: Eden, Thanks for your question. I can't provide you with a specific diagnosis over the Internet. In ...
L4L54/23/2012
  Q: I have this needles and pins feeling that started in my left foot and leg 7 weeks ago.Since the ...
  A: I don't have enough information regarding the MRI findings to draw any specific conclusions ...
L4/L5 annular tear4/18/2012
  Q: I was sent for physical therapy for my knee and the next day I had severe burning numbness and ...
  A: Michelle, While I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, your symptoms in both legs ...
Pain under the scapula3/16/2012
  Q: I have this pain in my right side scapula on the side closest to the spine about half way up ...
  A: Jii, Thank you for your question. Multiple muscles attach to the scapula. Please see this link ...
spinal manipulation and belly problems3/2/2012
  Q: I went to a chiropractor 3years ago for a back injury, I got a little relief from his adjustment, ...
  A: Sandra, Unfortunately, I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet. In general terms, I ...
SI joint problem not improving1/29/2012
  Q: About 3 months ago I had a slight pain in my lower back in the SI joint area on the right hand side ...
  A: Mike, Thanks for your question. First, increased pain after several conservative therapy sessions ...
chest pain for 1 year - Please help1/23/2012
  Q: A year ago after a period of increased activity (my son broke his leg and I was lifting his ...
  A: Karen, I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, but in general, your symptoms ...
Cervical kyphosis1/20/2012
  Q: I am 38 years old, and did some upper body exercises with fairly light weights followed by lifting ...
  A: Stephanie, Thank you for your question. First, the neck pain and spasms you experienced after ...
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: Candy, To answer your question, if you only notice pain in the sacro-iliac joints (the area often ...
rib cage1/8/2012
  Q: i work out 6 days of the week an i never had this happen to me before i was laying on couch and when ...
  A: Terrence, I can't give you a diagnosis over the Internet, as I have no idea what your clinical ...
SIJ mechanics and manipulation11/21/2011
  Q: In the chiropractic model, when an SIJ "flexion fault" or an "extension fault" is named what does ...
  A: Sandra, Thank you for your question. Nomenclature regarding musculoskeletal dysfunction varies ...
refered pain11/10/2011
  Q: i have quite a serious back problem with stuff such as slight 9 degrees scolosis 3 prolapsed discs ...
  A: While I can't provide you with specific treatment advice over the Internet, in general, prolapsed ...
knee pain11/6/2011
  Q: I am 26 years and old and consider myself to be overweight. I weigh 13 1/2 stone and I'm 5ft 7" ...
  A: My original response seems not to have gone through, so I am responding again to your inquiry. I ...
chiro query10/31/2011
  Q: Hey there Gerald. Im a 29 year old man who has been seeing my local chiropractor for about 6 months. ...
  A: Christopher, Thanks for your question. A 1999 clinical survey published in the journal ...
Follow up question10/25/2011
  Q: A, Thank you for the prompt, thorough response on 10/19. My pcp said my symptoms don't ...
  A: Russ, Thank you for your follow-up question. 1. "Subluxation complex" is an ambiguous term which ...
to chiro or not to chiro?10/19/2011
  Q: Anzalone, I am a 49 yo male who has had various neck symptoms for nearly 25 years. For the most part ...
  A: Russell, First, if you are no longer having any neck symptoms, you don't need to pursue any further ...
sublaxations9/13/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you can feel sublaxations that occur in any joint in the body? Is it painful? Or ...
  A: Nick, Thank you for your question. The following scholarly papers address the question you posed: ...
Torso numbness after visit.9/2/2011
  Q: The first of July, after doing a couple of days of unusual lifting and moving of stuff at work, I ...
  A: Beth, I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, but in general, it sounds as though ...
bunion repair without surgery by chiropractor8/28/2011
  Q: i just got through watching a video in reference to a foot and bone chiropractor. His demonstration ...
  A: Gina, Correction of a bunion by manual manipulation is not something with which I am familiar, nor ...
Questions8/15/2011
  Q: I started worrying about it when I would sit up or stand up straight which would cause me to become ...
  A: Payton, You first should see your primary care provider to have your blood pressure monitored; a ...
Alternatives to ATM therapy8/6/2011
  Q: Anzalone, My chiropractor wants me to do ten sessions on the ATM machine for my kyphotic condition. ...
  A: Ed, Thanks for your question. The appropriateness of exercises for treatment of thoracic ...
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: Costochondritis can be a very frustrating condition, and healing time can vary considerably from one ...
chairi 1 malformation and activator method7/12/2011
  Q: I am interested in knowing, any experience treating chairi 1 malformation with syrinx in cervical ...
  A: I do not have personal experience with the use of the Activator instrument for spinal manipulation ...
Consulta6/24/2011
  Q: Estoy padeciendo de un fuerte dolor en la parte baja de la espalda (lumbar) Me realizaron placa, ...
  A: Gracias por su pregunta. Yo no hablo español, espero que mi respuesta es comprensible. Estoy ...
Back6/21/2011
  Q: My back has been slightly hurting for a month now and the pain has been elevating,every time I ...
  A: Matt, Thanks for your question. I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet; however, ...
HIP pain / MRI report6/19/2011
  Q: If you could shed any light on the result of my MRI scan I would very much appreciate it. I will pay ...
  A: Your MRI findings essentially describe osteoarthritis of the sacro-iliac joint. Sacro-iliac joint ...
Stiff Neck/Headache6/18/2011
  Q: 4 days ago I got a stiff neck out of nowhere. I was just sitting watching TV and I felt a little ...
  A: Muscle contraction and spasms often occur due to poor body mechanics. A few visits with a ...
terrible pain6/12/2011
  Q: I have a terrible problem which makes me wish I was dead. Please dont laugh at me but my eye and ...
  A: Peter, Thanks for your question. I sympathize with the pain that you're in. I can't provide you ...
left elbow seems to lock up6/9/2011
  Q: My left elbow started to be painful. For examples, I cannot bend my elbow trying to touch my hand ...
  A: Pat, Thanks for your question. In order to determine what course of treatment would be best for ...
son's neck6/5/2011
  Q: Is it normal for a five year old child's neck to pop both when looking down and up? He says it hurts ...
  A: Jennifer, Thanks for your question. If your son has not experienced this "popping" phenomenon ...
lumabr area and cervical problems5/24/2011
  Q: 2 months ago I was in the tub leaning back masterbating really hard (I'm not trying to be ...
  A: In response to your question, you need to have a proper musculoskeletal evaluation of your ...
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: While I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, I can tell you that anterior hip, ...
depression of space in neck area5/9/2011
  Q: Am 80 year old Caucasian female and have on both sides of my neck near my shoulder a space that ...
  A: Amy, Without having the benefit of being able to perform a physical examination, I cannot provide ...
TMJ and lower back connection4/25/2011
  Q: I have been struggling TMJ and lower back pain the last year. I went to see a Chiropractor a couple ...
  A: Michael, Firstly, I would never advocate manipulation of the TMJ by hand or with an instrument. As ...
back pain4/20/2011
  Q: i had back pain problem from last three months.i went to a G.P he said i have muscle spasm and gave ...
  A: The CT scan findings you've detailed essentially described degenerative changes of the lumbar spine, ...
Sternum pain after sleeping4/16/2011
  Q: I very recently started waking up with pain in my sternum when I wake up. I do sleep on my side, ...
  A: Rebecaa, Pain in the sternum can be due to costochondritis. Costochondritis is an inflammatory ...
ask experts4/12/2011
  Q: I'm having problem with my left arm and fingers,pinky and finger beside it,tingling and being ...
  A: Your symptoms seem to be consistent with an ulnar neuropathy. See this link for some additional ...
bulging discs MRI SCAN4/5/2011
  Q: I am 44yrs old Female.Back in 2005 after physiotherapy which made the pain much worse and finally ...
  A: The MRI (that was actually an x-ray which you had labeled as an MRI) would provide me with the most ...
General Job Responsibilites for Class Project3/28/2011
  Q: I would really appreciate if you could answer these interview questions about your career. The ...
  A: I would be happy to answer a specific question regarding the chiropractic profession or related ...
ALS3/21/2011
  Q: 20 year old male. About 2 weeks ago, I noticed that my legs were pretty weak. My arms were also a ...
  A: Nick, According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Because symptoms ...
cause?3/6/2011
  Q: I have developed tennis elbow, golfers elbow, wrist pain and plantar fascitis all at the same time. ...
  A: All of the musculoskeletal problem you listed are the result of repetitive stress injuries, most ...
Lumbar spondylosis and disc prolapse3/2/2011
  Q: I recently had an Xray and was told i have "Anterior lipping on L4 and Disc space L4/L5 & L5/S1 are ...
  A: Mickey, Thanks for your question. First, let's dissect your x-ray findings. Anterior lipping ...
Sacral pain after adjustment2/4/2011
  Q: I had an adjustment this morning and although my neck feels phenomenal, I can barely walk now. From ...
  A: Jill, I can't offer you a diagnosis or specific treatment recommendations over the Internet, as I ...
Numbness in toe1/31/2011
  Q: Let me first tell you that my occupation is a patient transporter. I push patients on stretchers and ...
  A: Jennifer, I can't provide you with a diagnosis via the Internet, but in general, numbness and ...
c2 spinal injury1/23/2011
  Q: I wrote to you the other day and was very grateful for your quick response to my question, as i had ...
  A: Christine, The x-ray findings you note in your question all essentially describe degenerative joint ...
Chiropractic care-first time experience typical???1/21/2011
  Q: I recently went to a chiropractor for the first time with severe neck pain involving the left side ...
  A: Susan, Your first chiropractic experience, which sounded like nothing short of a disaster, is not ...
c2 break1/18/2011
  Q: MY husband saw a chiro 3 years ago and after that he suffered headaches and a sore neck ever since, ...
  A: Christine, I'm sorry to hear of the death of your husband due to a traumatic fall. To answer your ...
Compression fracture and chiropractic1/8/2011
  Q: I sustained a compression fracture of my T9 vertebra in 1992 when I was 19. I recently visted a ...
  A: Brent, Thanks for your question. I could use some more information to better answer your1. What ...
Pain in Scapular Region12/27/2010
  Q: three months ago i had experienced pain in scapula. the pain is severe as griping my heart. i go to ...
  A: Rashid, Thank you for your question. While I cannot give you a diagnosis over the Internet, it does ...
Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Care12/19/2010
  Q: Anzalone, It has been suggested to me by numerous concerned friends that I see a chiropractor but I ...
  A: Dawn, Thanks for your question. Actually, there are several parts to your(1) what can a potential ...
Functional Scoliosis12/11/2010
  Q: Hey there. Is it possible to have functional scoliosis show up on an xray but not an MRI?
  A: Terry, Thanks for your question. A functional scoliosis is defined as a structurally normal spine ...
Tinnitus and TMJ11/20/2010
  Q: I have had varying degrees of ringing in my ears for the last 4 months; this seems to have developed ...
  A: Nancy, Thank you for your question. Tinnitus is not a common adverse reaction to spinal ...
cerv neck slip11/20/2010
  Q: Do you know exactly how and what/technique massage you should be using to cure a slipped ...
  A: Richie, Thanks for your question. The most notable finding in the MRI results you provided is the ...
cervical subluxation adjustment11/17/2010
  Q: I recently moved to a new state and started to see a new chiropractor. He took x-rays and showed me ...
  A: Tracy, Thank you for your question. Firstly, "near the end of stage one of a cervical subluxation" ...
rib/back pain10/28/2010
  Q: I am 53, basically healthy and active female that has been seeing the same chiropractor for ...
  A: Sandra, Thanks for your question, and for providing some more information regarding your problem. ...
ProAdjuster10/6/2010
  Q: What are the pros and cons of being treated by a chiropractor who uses this equipment?
  A: Eric, Thank you for your question. Instrument-assisted spinal manipulation is purported to offer a ...
Dizziness-Not feeling right after adjustments9/20/2010
  Q: I am a 41 year old male, never in my life have I experienced any back or neck pain. Even in ...
  A: Darren, Thank you for your question. First, there is no evidence to show that spinal manipulation ...
activator vs. manual treatment9/16/2010
  Q: I am a 46 yr old atheletic female with neck pain. I have recently seen a chiropractor who is ...
  A: Instrument techniques, such as the Activator, work well for some people and not for others, just as ...
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: I cannot offer you an opinion regarding the nature of your back pain, as I do not have the benefit ...
6 year with stiff neck9/3/2010
  Q: My 6 year old daughter woke up 2 days ago crying with a very stiff neck and severe pain which is ...
  A: Torticollis (from the Latin torti, meaning twisted and collis, meaning neck) manifests as ...
Burning feet9/2/2010
  Q: 3 months ago I was put on Macrobid for a possible urinary track infection. For the next 2 days I ...
  A: I would not describe an EMG as the most comfortable test in the world, but neither would I ...
Chiro vs Med School9/1/2010
  Q: I have a Master of Science in Exercise Science. I have many years of academic and clinical research ...
  A: Andrew, Thanks for your question. I commend your decision to pursue a medical school education and ...
back8/30/2010
  Q: I'm an ex army paratrooper from the early 70's that had a near fatal fall. I landed like an ...
  A: Setting aside fractures, in general, radiographic evidence of degenerative joint disease (or ...
Acid being released from being "popped"7/20/2010
  Q: I have been seeing a Chiropractor 3 days a week for 5 weeks. He told me that when he adjusts me my ...
  A: Donna, Thank you for your question, which actually has several independent parts that I will ...
Chiropractic X-rays: Standard of Care7/13/2010
  Q: I have been seeing a chiropractor for many years for recurrent back and neck pain. I have a history ...
  A: Steven, Thank you for your question. Numerous large-scale prospective studies have found that no ...
Numbness in thumb and index finger7/8/2010
  Q: I have had numbness in my thumb and index finger of my left hand for about two weeks now. I am in ...
  A: Peter, Thank you for your question. I can't recommend a specific treatment until you have a ...
Chiropractic Injury?7/7/2010
  Q: I had been having headaches after golf, working out, etc. and was told by a friend to go and see a ...
  A: Duncan, Thanks for your question. First, the explanation that you are having worse or different ...
stomach pains below breasts5/21/2010
  Q: A few days ago, my brother squeezed me very hard and we heard 2 pops. I thought it was my ribs but ...
  A: It looks like you've experienced a tearing of the sternal cartilage, the tissue which connects the ...
mri results-going back to work5/10/2010
  Q: "dear doc.Anzalone what to do? hurt on job will i be able to go back to physical work in your ...
  A: Joe, Thanks for your question. Your MRI results show that you have degenerative disc disease and ...
When i breathe deeply i hear a crack sound in my back5/6/2010
  Q: Please when i breathe in deeply i hear crack sound in my spine at my back. Some times when i relax i ...
  A: James, It is impossible to provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet. I recommend that you see ...
constant pain in lower back/hip4/26/2010
  Q: I have a question with my lower back and hip. I am 31 years old, and have had problems since I was ...
  A: From your description, it sounds like the problem is a dysfunctional sacro-iliac joint, but you need ...
reversed cervical curve on 15 year old4/13/2010
  Q: I took my son to a chiropractor today because I noticed his vertebra was bulging out on his neck, ...
  A: If your son has no symptoms (neck pain, radiating arm pain or numbness/tingling), then there is no ...
neck injury3/23/2010
  Q: About a year back, I was stretching my neck forward and to the right and caused some sort of damage. ...
  A: Before initiating another modality such as cervical traction, I recommend seeing your medical ...
severe pain after adjustment3/12/2010
  Q: Seven months ago I went to a chiropractor for the first time because I was experiencing so low back ...
  A: First, it is possible for manipulation to aggravate an acutely inflamed disc, usually by causing ...
Back/Spinal injury due to a fall/slip3/5/2010
  Q: I feel in a shop almost two months ago. I knew instantly that I had hurt my back. I started off with ...
  A: Tracey, I can't prescribe specific treatment advice to you via the Internet, but based on the ...
interview quick!2/24/2010
  Q: i am doing a High School Research project on Chiropractics could you please answer the following ...
  A: I'd be glad to help you with your project. Answers to your questions: 1. I evaluate, diagnose, and ...
popped out rib2/5/2010
  Q: i am 15 and i keep popping out my ribs. i keep having to go to the chiropractor to get them ...
  A: Generally, ribs can become displaced in the back where they attach to the vertebra, particularly if ...
Rib Injury1/19/2010
  Q: Dr. Anzalone, I have a rib injury that has affected me for more than 5 years. As I have gotten ...
  A: Eric, Thanks for your question. I can't provide you with a precise diagnosis or treatment ...
hip pain1/18/2010
  Q: My 91 yr old mother had a recent fall, went to ED, x-rays and CT of left hip and also head were ...
  A: I can't provide you with a precise diagnosis over the Internet, but in general, assuming that there ...
back pain/ numb fingers/ arm weakness1/15/2010
  Q: Oct 15th 2009 I was in the gym doing a very light shoulder press to warm up, A very light weight ...
  A: I can't supply you with a diagnosis over the Internet, but in general, your symptoms warrant ...
cervical pain1/14/2010
  Q: I have had chronic neck pain for going on 14 years or so which finally went into my right arm and up ...
  A: Ellen, It appears that you have a complicated medical history, which has included multiple ...
Rotated pelvis1/13/2010
  Q: I was diagnosed with a "sprained sacrum" after a slight accident in June 2009. My sacrum was tilted ...
  A: Pelvic rotation (in any direction) is usually caused by muscle imbalances. Muscle imbalances can ...
Ringing in Ear1/12/2010
  Q: I have ringing in my left ear. It started about 10 weeks ago. No trauma or accident occurred to the ...
  A: Sometimes, spinal manipulation (or any manual therapy approach such as massage therapy, physical ...
finding a competent doctor1/2/2010
  Q: and I suffer from several back and neck pain issues stemming from a multitude of traffic accidents ...
  A: A March 2009 commentary in the journal Chiropractic and Osteopathy entitled, "How to select a ...
MRI INTERPERTATION11/25/2009
  Q: I fell about 4 months ago and im in horrible pain I got my MRI results I just don't understand them ...
  A: Regarding interpretation of the MRI: - There are five vertebrae in the lower back (lumbar spine), ...
Constant headache after injury11/21/2009
  Q: This was around three years ago. The first injury i was stamped on the head with boots several ...
  A: Andrew, Thank you for your question. With regard to your question as to whether your headaches ...
pelvis adjustment11/8/2009
  Q: my boyfriend has been going to his chiro for quite a while now and he does a particular manipulation ...
  A: I share your concerns and your suspicions. There is no legitimate "adjustment" with which I am ...
Neck Injury10/30/2009
  Q: The Injury and Context: Five weeks ago I was injured at a mixed martial arts class when I was put ...
  A: First, I would recommend seeing a musculoskeletal-based doctor of chiropractic (D.C.), or see your ...
Spinal Injuries10/26/2009
  Q: my father recently got into a motor vehicle accident. He was rear ended near the end of January and ...
  A: The MRI scan report essentially indicates that your father has some osteoarthritis (degenerative ...
RIB PAIN10/9/2009
  Q: I have be getting a sharp pain under the right side of the floating rib, went to a phsio guy and he ...
  A: Darren, Thank you for your question. In 1975, an Italian medical journal published an article ...
Car Accident10/7/2009
  Q: Please Help. I was rear ended over 6 years ago. I was waiting to turn left and I noticed car light ...
  A: Unfortunately, I don't think that I can offer you much help with regard to your question, which ...
lower back pain10/4/2009
  Q: I have been having lower back pain come and go daily its an every day thing for about a month now. ...
  A: Unfortunately, I can't provide you with a diagnosis or specific recommendations for treatment over ...
upper arm muscle9/25/2009
  Q: Five weeks ago i had a fall resulting in a four part proximal humaral fracture,i have been given ...
  A: Lynne, Thanks for your question. Technically, this question falls outside of the scope of the ...
herniated disk9/21/2009
  Q: I have been experiencing pain under and surrounding my shoulder blades since i hurt my back in a ...
  A: James, Thanks for your question. Herniated discs in the lower back (or lumbar spine) do not refer ...
Chiro side effect9/10/2009
  Q: I've been under chiropractic care for 3 1/2 weeks now. I did not have any major health problem. I ...
  A: First, the most common side-effect to manual spinal therapy/spinal manipulation iS localized ...
CLEAR and corrective care9/8/2009
  Q: I have a question regarding treatment for you. I googled CLEAR Institute and noticed that you had a ...
  A: Bosler, Thank you for your inquiry. I do not have firsthand knowledge of the CLEAR Institute or ...
Left Shoulder Blade Numbness and tingling.9/6/2009
  Q: I am not sure if your specialty is the one I am looking for but I need to ask someone. I have a spot ...
  A: While I can't give you a specific diagnosis over the Internet, in general, considerations for ...
LENGTH OF CARE9/3/2009
  Q: I am 59years old. I have a problem with my lower back going out about 2 times a year. It recently ...
  A: While I cannot provide you with specific advice related to treatment, I can offer you some general ...
vertigo8/31/2009
  Q: i went to me Chiropractor last Wed. to get my adjustment. I have MS & have been haing numbness in my ...
  A: While I cannot provide you with specific medical advice via the Internet, in general, it is common ...
STIFF BACK8/29/2009
  Q: I am from India and working in a computer firm. I sit in front of computer for 10 to 12 hours. I ...
  A: In general, anyone who is required to remain seated for roughly half of a 24-hour day is going to ...
pain worse in foot after activator adjustment in foot?8/28/2009
  Q: Had chronic pain in left outer side of foot. My chiropractor did an adjustment with an activator I ...
  A: Leona, The Activator instrument does not physically move a bone (unlike a manually-induced ...
pain after adjustment8/25/2009
  Q: I teach many fitness classes and I am in good shape. I have always felt like my range of motion in ...
  A: Firstly, it is impossible for me to evaluate your clinical condition over the Internet. In ...
chronic back pain with new pelvic bone problems8/24/2009
  Q: that was 10 yrs ago i had slight back pain and spasms for next few years.around 4 yrs ago it started ...
  A: Michelle, I can't give you specific treatment advice or a diagnosis over the Internet, as this is ...
SIJ dysfunction8/21/2009
  Q: Why many chiropractors don't believe sacroiliac dysfunction can be an upslip of the ilium? Don't ...
  A: It is known that the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) can be a significant source of low back and hip ...
Tingling in the back left side of my head.8/19/2009
  Q: For the past two to three weeks I have been experiencing a very strange tingling feeling on the back ...
  A: Caitlin, I can't diagnose your condition through the Internet, but in general, numbness in the head ...
rib/back pain8/7/2009
  Q: I am 15 years old. Recently I have been experiencing really big pains in my back when laughing, ...
  A: I cannot provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, but back pain that worsens with or is ...
chiropractic injury?8/6/2009
  Q: I started going to a chiropracter for after an RSI (repetative stress injury on my wrists/hands) ...
  A: James, It's difficult for me to answer this question because I don't have the benefit of all of the ...
Restless leg syndrome8/5/2009
  Q: Can restless leg syndrome be treated by a Chiropractor?
  A: Francis, There is no substantial body of evidence to suggest that spinal manipulation can help ...
Lower Back Pain and Depo7/18/2009
  Q: I am a 40 year old woman that all of sudden started having lower back pain and pain on my sides and ...
  A: Alicia, Any question regarding potential side effects of drugs should be directed to the medical ...
Right costal cartilage7/12/2009
  Q: so I couldn’t almost breathe. One morning when I woke up I knew I had pain so refrained from even ...
  A: Babar, I can't comment specifically on your case, because I don't have the benefit of having all ...
left arm pain7/2/2009
  Q: my left arm has been going numb for about two yrs now. the left arm goes numb from time to time and ...
  A: Charra, I can't give you a diagnosis over the Internet, but as general information, symptoms ...
cervical disc rupture6/24/2009
  Q: I am a 31 yrs old in good health. 3 weeks ago I moved some furniture and woke up unable to move my ...
  A: Lee, Thank you for your question. Disc herniations can be thought of as either contained or ...
spinal manipulation and sleep apnea6/22/2009
  Q: I am 31 and found out a year ago i have sleep apnea and was not able to get used to cpap. Just read ...
  A: James, Thank you for your question. Although case reports may exist suggesting that there may be ...
Yoga6/17/2009
  Q: I am interested in starting hytha yoga and have been diagnosed with end plate sclerosis, ...
  A: I can't provide you with individual, specific recommendations for exercise or therapeutic ...
about loss of normal cervical lordosis6/12/2009
  Q: My Dad's suffering from cervical spondylyosis since past 4 and half yrs. Latest CT scan ...
  A: Spinal surgery is almost always considered a last resort and is considered when the patient is ...
back pain6/11/2009
  Q: i had an mri done and have an extruding disk that is causing me back pain. also it is causing me ...
  A: Disc herniations consist of several varying types. From least severe to most severe, disc ...
Please Help6/8/2009
  Q: I need help. two years ago I awoke one morning with severe tension in my neck. I thought it would ...
  A: It is impossible for me to provide you with a diagnosis or clinical treatment recommendations for a ...
slipped disc6/6/2009
  Q: i have had an mri scan and it showed a slipped disc between the 7th cervical vertebrae and the first ...
  A: The condition that you are describing is generally called a disc herniation, of which there are ...
Can Chiropractors Treat Scoliosis5/27/2009
  Q: I'm a patient suffering from scoliosis.I came to knowledge that Chiropractors help in reducing the ...
  A: Some proprietary chiropractic techniques establish as a treatment goal the correction abnormal ...
patella femoral pain5/22/2009
  Q: I am 18 years old and have had left knee pain for the last two years and two months. I went from ...
  A: Heidi, This is a complicated situation and you have asked several questions. First, this is not ...
my 12 yr old son neck pain5/14/2009
  Q: I have a 12 year old son that is now starting to experience pain in the left side of neck with ...
  A: Latanya, I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, but in general, neck pain on one ...
does djd cause sacralization?5/6/2009
  Q: I can not seem to find an answer to my question anywhere on the internet. Does djd cause ...
  A: No - sacralization is when part of the fifth lumbar vertebra develops characteristics of the sacrum, ...
Slipped rib4/24/2009
  Q: I have experienced a slipped rib problem for over 5 years now and have received chiropractic ...
  A: Doug, Should a rib need to be removed surgically, a cardiothoracic surgeon would probably be the ...
Neck Injury4/22/2009
  Q: .. About two months back I gave myself a pretty nasty neck injury. I was stretching and apparently ...
  A: I can't comment on your condition or prognosis specifically, but as a general comment, continued ...
Biceps injury4/19/2009
  Q: I got an injury on my left biceps during a triceps work out. I was using a Lying Barbell Extension ...
  A: I would recommend seeing a musculoskeletal practitioner for evaluation. Depending on the ...
neck pain chest and tricep partial paralysis4/5/2009
  Q: I am a 49 y/o male in top physical condition. I am a muscular weight lifter with very low body fat. ...
  A: Bulging discs that are not impinging directly on a spinal nerve root or the spinal cord typically ...
spider/varicose veins4/4/2009
  Q: i hope you can help. I have spider veins on back of my legs nothing major, however my husband who is ...
  A: Gina, My apologies for the delay in responding to your interesting question. Spider veins, or ...
Pelvis or back problem4/1/2009
  Q: Basically On sunday I went to pick up a bag of groceries and I got a sudden sharp pain in my very ...
  A: Mark, Firstly, please understand that I cannot give you a diagnosis via the Internet. Secondly, ...
chiropractors3/24/2009
  Q: how and what do i need to do to become a chiropractor?
  A: Admissions requirements for chiropractic college are generally the same. You can identify these ...
psoas muscle3/20/2009
  Q: I have had chronic back pain for the past three years following a car accident. I was just ...
  A: Danielle, A number of studies have indicated that the sacro-iliac joint is a significant cause of ...
Degenerative disc and weight lifting3/14/2009
  Q: I have been diagnosed with degenerative discs in my upper and mid spine. I wanted to start doing ...
  A: It depends upon a couple of factors... if you have symptoms because of your degenerative disc ...
neck ache not responding to chiropractic treatment.. In need of reassurance and advice please3/11/2009
  Q: I have had neck ache and discomfort for the last 6 months now, it is most problematic when i am ...
  A: Regarding the loss of your normal spinal curvature, it is hypothesized that changes to the normal ...
numbness on Rt side due to neck/back injury2/22/2009
  Q: D.C., I have been struggling with back pain for the last year, some good days, some bad. I also have ...
  A: Jona, The CT brain scan was a good idea, and even better that it did not reveal any abnormalities. ...
Joints Clicking Problem2/21/2009
  Q: Sir, I have been playing intensive basketball for around 2 years and since last few months all of ...
  A: Varun, While I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, I can tell you that in ...
Disc Disease1/31/2009
  Q: My father is 83 years old and has been having pain in his lower right side under his ribs and lower ...
  A: Liz, If my previous response to your question was not sent, I apologize for the technical error. I ...
Neck scan1/30/2009
  Q: I attended a Women's Conference at which there were several exhibitors- one of which was a ...
  A: From a public health point of view, screening tests are always a double-edged sword. One must ...
Lower Back stiffness1/26/2009
  Q: 7 days ago my back was feeling really stiff, when i did chin-ups it started to hurt. I did do foam ...
  A: If your symptoms onset after you lifted weights, you may be experiencing the normal soreness and ...
Scoliosis correction and the Clear Institute1/23/2009
  Q: I am 28 and was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was in the 7th grade (your usual bend-over test by ...
  A: Susan, You're quite right... there is virtually no scientific evidence that abnormal spinal ...
grinding noise1/22/2009
  Q: i am a 22 yr old female. i decided to buy a workout video and try it out. one of the "moves" is to ...
  A: Amber, First, any difficulty with breathing is a problem that should be investigated by your ...
back and the bed1/20/2009
  Q: Sleeping on the bed for the past few nights has made my back hurt so much. I don't know why this ...
  A: If you have used your bed and mattress for some time without experiencing any back ache, the problem ...
infrapatellar swelling1/18/2009
  Q: Gerald Anzalone i had interestings about chiropractic since first i heard about it,i practicing ...
  A: Ahmad, A 1999 study (Uncommon causes of anterior knee pain : A case report of infrapatellar ...
mri reading1/15/2009
  Q: i have injured my lower lumbar on the left side.. i did this on 11-12-08. i had an mri a few days ...
  A: Greg, Unfortunately, for medical-legal reasons, I cannot read your MRI to provide you with ...
Sacrum pain1/9/2009
  Q: My mother is 91 and her right hip broke while she was standing on Sept.11-08. She had surgery on ...
  A: Carolyn, The question of whether one particular modality versus another might help your mother's ...
trapezius pain12/21/2008
  Q: I am musician (guitarest) and over the last couple of years I have been getting pain where the ...
  A: Charlie, I recommend seeing a chiropractor or a massage therapist who is skilled in the treatment ...
back and kidney?12/20/2008
  Q: The pain started with quick pain upon straigting upright, over the next two days the pains ...
  A: Chris, I am not sure what your question is. I can't give you a diagnosis over the Internet. Given ...
long thoracic nerve12/8/2008
  Q: i have a winged scapula caused by a contusion to the long thoracic nerve,caused by lifting a stove ...
  A: Response to treatment for a nerve injury depends upon a number of factors, including the severity of ...
C712/6/2008
  Q: I am having difficulty writing and holding my pen or pencil, with my right hand. My right shoulder ...
  A: Difficulty writing and holding a pen does raise the suspicion of nerve compression in the mid- to ...
need a diagnose12/5/2008
  Q: About 10 years ago I had a severe pain in my right shoulder and arm which kept me from being able ...
  A: I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, but in general, I recommend that you first ...
ajustment after c4-5 c5-6 fusion11/30/2008
  Q: will chiropractor perform adjustments for shoulder blade and arm pain after fusion surgery?
  A: Kenneth, Manual manipulation/adjustment of any region that has undergone surgical fusion is ...
chest pain / spine11/27/2008
  Q: Ive been suffering from anxiety and chest pains and eye pain, though the 2 may be unrelated. ...
  A: David, To answer your questions: 1. Congenital failure of fusion of the S1 vertebral body ...
personal training question11/14/2008
  Q: question!! visit with a chiroprator and discuss as many of the therapeutic modalites as he or she ...
  A: A Doctor of Chiropractic might refer patients to a personal trainer for individualized proper ...
Chronic back pain11/9/2008
  Q: I am 26 years old. I have had middle/lower back pain for the past 2 years. It started when I was 4 ...
  A: I recommend seeing your family physician for the possibility of receiving a prescription for a ...
chronic cough since the past 1 month and extreme pain in my ribs11/4/2008
  Q: since the past 1 and a half months i have been coughing and vomitting..iv had sleepless nights..dew ...
  A: I'm quite sure what your question is, but in general, rib pain resulting from coughing is often the ...
Prolapsed disk and Cerebral Palsy.10/29/2008
  Q: I have recently been to see a Chiropractor regards a prolapsed disc, I also suffer with Cerebral ...
  A: Liam, Chiropractors do not treat Cerebral Palsy, nor can they "cure" it, but it is possible that ...
back10/27/2008
  Q: ok for the last two months when my ovulation time is over, i get a back pain for about three days ...
  A: Julie, I'm not sure what your question is, but I recommend you first consult with your OB/GYN, as ...
rib pain10/20/2008
  Q: i currently have several ribs out of place on both sides, ibuprofen, ice, heat, rest, you name i do ...
  A: Assuming that it is actually a displaced or subluxated rib (multiple subluxation ribs is quite ...
reversal of the normal cervical curvature10/14/2008
  Q: I have had reversal of the normal cervical curvature for about 6 years now. About 4 years ago my ...
  A: Alyse, I can't provide you with specific treatment advice over the Internet, but I can tell you ...
Popping sternum10/2/2008
  Q: I am a 24 yr old male. About a year ago my chest would feel tight and by arching my back and ...
  A: Neil, Thank you for your question. Costochondritis is an inflammatory disorder that often does not ...
cracking a fuse C3-C49/20/2008
  Q: that he is fused at C3-C4? First our insurance sent him to Chiropractor because he was supposed to ...
  A: Dana, In general, manipulation of the cervical spine is contra-indicated at the level of fusion of ...
Neck pain after chiropractic manipulation9/10/2008
  Q: My husband has recently visited chiropractor for his sciatica, lower back pain that he has had for a ...
  A: Emma, No, this is not a normal response to manipulation, particularly if a regional exam of the ...
Pain in Left calf8/27/2008
  Q: I have gradually developed pains my Back my neck in the right side and in my left hand and left ...
  A: Calf pain may indicate a muscular type of pain, which may respond to soft tissue manipulation. A ...
i have scoliosis, should i use a heel lift?8/24/2008
  Q: i am 20 years old, and i have scoliosis. i notice one of my hips is higher than the other, based on ...
  A: Daniel, There is no evidence that a heel lift will improve or correct a scoliosis. My ...
Back of Head HEADACHES8/23/2008
  Q: I started having pounding headaches one morning as I was talking to a student at my desk. Once I ...
  A: Israel, There are over two hundred specific types of headaches, and virtually as many causes of ...
sacro illiac joint pain8/21/2008
  Q: I have pain in my left side of pelvis while playing foot ball 2 years ago I consult doctor he had ...
  A: Vikram, I don't have enough clinical information to properly advise you on a specific course of ...
Chronic pain below left armpit8/20/2008
  Q: I am a 26 years old male, my height is 6 feet and my weight is 200 lbs. I have a pain on my ribs ...
  A: Mustafa, Since medical pathology appears to have been ruled out by your cardiological work-up, it ...
excrutiating back pain8/18/2008
  Q: im desperately in need of answers. i have always had a large chest a 38 DD but never any back ...
  A: Brittany, A 2006 poll showed that more than half the women surveyed associated neck, back, and ...
Military Neck to Kyphosis?8/16/2008
  Q: At 18 years of age, I was diagnosed by my chiropractor with Military Neck. Now at 39 and with a new ...
  A: Barb, To answer your question, allow me to briefly define some of the terms that have been offered ...
sore arm8/13/2008
  Q: I have a really sore right upper arm. It hurts like crazy while I drive my vehicle or motorcycle ...
  A: Jim, The symptoms you describe seem to be consistent with a type of muscular problem known as ...
brain death due to car accident8/8/2008
  Q: I'm Ashok, my brother involved in a car accident on 28th June, 2008. Soon after the accident ...
  A: Ashok, First, please allow me to express my condolences for the loss of your brother. If I ...
Neck creaking8/7/2008
  Q: About 5 weeks ago my neck started cracking continuously when I turn it to the right. I feel the ...
  A: John, It sounds like you're experiencing a combination of joint and associated muscle dysfunction. ...
Reverse curve of the neck8/2/2008
  Q: Until recently, I had no idea that there was any problem with my neck/spine until a chiropractic ...
  A: Kristy, Save your money. First, having x-rays in the absence of certain clinical symptoms ...
compression treatment7/30/2008
  Q: Where do I find one that has a compression machine and do you think they are any good..I have bad ...
  A: Caroline, I think you're referring to spinal "decompression" machines. There is absolutely no ...
loss of biceps7/29/2008
  Q: I have just had damage to my left biceps. I have lost 1/3 of my biceps. I am not sure what this will ...
  A: David, I’m not sure what your question is… muscle atrophy (wasting) occurs over time following ...
Back Ribs and Sternum7/22/2008
  Q: Last week I went to a local Chiropractor for an adjustment to my back-ribs. I had pain in my back ...
  A: Richard, It is unclear to me if you are experiencing pain in your spine that is radiating toward ...
hairline fracture7/16/2008
  Q: i am a 20 year old boy boy. i had bike accident 2 days ago. x-ray said that it is a hairline ...
  A: Arun, If a stress fracture occurs in a weightbearing bone, healing will be delayed or prevented by ...
C.M.T.7/12/2008
  Q: Ive' had Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder for 25yrs and doing well playing golf working and a lot of ...
  A: Robert, As you know, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited neuropathy involving muscle ...
ribs keep poping out7/7/2008
  Q: I was in a car accident a few years back and my ribs were popped out, since then they keep doing ...
  A: Gloria, Rib subluxations can be quite painful. They may be due to ligament or cartilage damage. The ...
my right hip hurts7/3/2008
  Q: i just woke up this morning i found out that i cant move my right hip and every time 1 do i really ...
  A: Jasmine, I cannot provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet. You didn't mention if you were ...
Dizziness6/27/2008
  Q: Long story short, Jaunary started dizziness and nausea. First thought was vertigo. Had a head scan ...
  A: Dave, Thanks for your question. Regarding the first part of your question, hyperventilation ...
fractured fibula and torn/strained ankle ligaments6/24/2008
  Q: June 8th I was hiking along the Baden Powell Trail and I took a step with my left foot right angles ...
  A: Arthur, Thank you for your questions. All of these questions are best posed to your orthopedic ...
Hip Flexor6/23/2008
  Q: I have been to several doctors about a swollen area in front of my pelvis bone. I thought it was a ...
  A: Robin, If you had sustained some kind of a trauma causing some localized edema (swelling) to the ...
Rib hairline fracture5/28/2008
  Q: How long does it take to heal. Or about how long
  A: Valerie, Healing time for fractures varies from person to person. Elderly people typically need ...
Upper back pain5/23/2008
  Q: Several days ago I started out with some tingling and a crazy itch inside my left arm that I just ...
  A: Georgina, Your symptoms are most likley resulting from nerve root compression, which may progress ...
LABRAL TEAR & CHIROPRACTIC5/22/2008
  Q: I just found out I have a labral tear in my hip joint. I was previously getting adjusted by a ...
  A: Gladys, The Mayo Clinic provides this information on hip labral tears: "A tear in your labrum, ...
tingling and ear ringing after chiropractic visit5/20/2008
  Q: I suffered with a tight muscle in between my shoulder blade and spine for the last 2 weeks, which ...
  A: Theresa, While adverse reactions following a chiropractic adjustment/manipulation are relatively ...
Sore rib (i think) chest and back.5/10/2008
  Q: I'm 21 years old, relatively fit and rarely ever injured even though i have been playing a lot of ...
  A: Blaine, I'm not sure from where you are writing, but regardless of the state of your local health ...
Back cracks on it's own5/8/2008
  Q: I'm 25 year old, had pain in my back when I take a deep breath, for over 9 months. Also, whenever I ...
  A: Pedro, Based on the information you have provided, it sounds like there is a segment of your spine ...
broken rib5/4/2008
  Q: I went to a chiropractor a week a go and I think he broke one of my ribs. Is this commen an how do I ...
  A: Cyndi, Although it is possible for rib fractures to occur following manipulation, generally ...
cervical bulding horsebackriding4/27/2008
  Q: I was told not to ride, I have c4 c5-c6 bulding from riding fall maybe when it was totally ...
  A: Peggy, Christopher Reeve was paralyzed when he fell from a horse because we wasn't wearing a ...
Pain and tingling in arms and neck4/24/2008
  Q: Sir, I have been suffering from following symptoms for the last 2 months. Shooting pain and tingling ...
  A: Suresh, The first thing you need to do is see your primary care physician immediately for your ...
Chiropractic safety4/20/2008
  Q: I have LBP and pain in gluteal region. My NMRI shows no pathology. Pain is increased during ...
  A: Milos, I would need some more information than you provided in your vignette to give you a more ...
Sternum Cracks4/10/2008
  Q: My sternum cracks after sitting for long periods of time, is there anything I can do to stop this?
  A: Kent, The sternum is not a very mobile structure; there are two joints at the top (the ...
How can a personal trainer help a chiropractor?4/1/2008
  Q: What are the therapeutic modalities you use? Where would I, the personal trainer, fit into the ...
  A: Phil, Prior to leaving my practice to enroll in medical school, I used moist heat, ultrasound, and ...
Degerative disk3/6/2008
  Q: My husband was injured at work with a L5/S1 herniated disk that was also torn and leaking fluid, ...
  A: Anne, I don't know what your husband's physical therapy program consisted of, so it's difficult to ...
no pain should i see a chiropractor?3/4/2008
  Q: I recently went in for an evalution with a chiropractor that my boyfriend is seeing. They took xrays ...
  A: Kate, I am not a lawyer, so I can't advise you on the legalities of any contractual agreement to ...
constant neck popping3/1/2008
  Q: Anzalone, I would appreciate your advice regarding a persistent popping sound I hear when turning ...
  A: Mai, Thank you for your question. First, it is not advisable to allow untrained and unlicensed ...
lower back pain ( dislocated discs)2/26/2008
  Q: My dad has lower back pain a lot. He went to the docter and found out he has dislocated discs. His ...
  A: Diana, First, discs don't dislocate. In order of their deterioration, they begin to dry, compress, ...
pain between scapula2/20/2008
  Q: Good afternoon, My husband (68 years of age)has had severe mid-scapular pain since Dec. 2006. He ...
  A: Fran, A few points in your description of your husband's symptoms and treatment are not clear to ...
ball chair2/19/2008
  Q: I am looking into getting an ergonomic chair but I am wondering if the ball chairs are as good as ...
  A: Amy, I'm not familiar with any evidence suggesting that exercise balls or similar items minimize ...
numbness in toes2/18/2008
  Q: maybe I left out some important information so I am rewriting my question again, 4 months ago one ...
  A: Shadi, This question falls outside of my expertise. I recommend seeing a rheumatologist, a doctor ...
opposition to chiropractic care.2/13/2008
  Q: i personally have no opposition to chiropractors, i use them. i am a college student and for English ...
  A: Kasey, Resistance to chiropractic today by some members of the medical profession largely has to ...
7th Cervical Vertebra2/6/2008
  Q: I have had 12 chiropractic treatments of about 10 minutes each to treat a condition arising from an ...
  A: Andrea, Thank you for your question. I can see no valid reason for performing neck ...
treatment2/5/2008
  Q: when i was in the service i went to the chiropractor 2 times a week for re-alignment and electric ...
  A: Joshua, A number of electrical stimulation/therapy devices exist which are commonly used by ...
Active release therapy1/29/2008
  Q: Lower back & left leg pain. MRI shows herniation @L5 S1 same as in 11/05. Epidural steroidal ...
  A: Sir, With regard to your MRI findings, in the absence of compression of a spinal nerve root by a ...
About the treatment and definition of thoracic hump and lumbar hump1/24/2008
  Q: I would like to know what teatments can improve the right thoracic hump and right lumbar hump ...
  A: Jeslynn, Thank you for your question. I'm not really sure what you mean by a right thoracic and ...
school project1/15/2008
  Q: What made you interested in the field of chiropractics? How long have you been in chiropractics? ...
  A: Mandy, First, "chiropractics" is not a proper word... the profession is called chiropractic, and ...
Shoulder pain1/8/2008
  Q: My husband has had a pain in his left shoulder for the last 5 weeks, he thought he caught a chill ...
  A: Penny, Thank you for your question. Based on the information you provided, it's possible that your ...
Cervical spine1/4/2008
  Q: OK. So I know that you have answered questions on this before, so I am going to ask you. I have been ...
  A: Kara, Thanks for your question. A 117-degree loss of the cervical lordosis would indicate a ...
pain in left arm12/26/2007
  Q: I have this pain in my left hand, it started in forearm and now its in part of my bicep.Im not ...
  A: Mark, Thank you for your question. Pain radiating from the wrist or hand region into the bicep ...
Lower Back pain.12/22/2007
  Q: I was in a car accident in June 07. I did go to the ER at the scene but once I got home; my muscles ...
  A: Michele, Thank you for your question. Soft tissue injuries commonly result from auto accidents and ...
Herniated Disc t11-t1212/18/2007
  Q: I have a herniated disc at t11-t12. My doctor is wanting to do surgery on it and my wife would like ...
  A: Micheal, Thank you for your questin. Thoracic (mid-back) disc herniations are far less common than ...
chiropractors12/14/2007
  Q: when I visit a chiropractor how long in minutes will my session be?
  A: Shirley, Thank you for your question. The length of time that a chiropractic visit will take ...
CONSTANT pain between shoulder blades that extends into the rest of the back12/9/2007
  Q: I have had back pain for at least ten years. I am only 22, and I was diagnosed with a very mild ...
  A: Nicole, Thank you for your question. Although you provided a good deal of information regarding ...
Atlas12/6/2007
  Q: I am experiencing a clicking and misalignment in the base of my skull around the first cervical. I ...
  A: Jake, Thank you for your question. First, the term chiropractor refers to the practitioner. ...
cervical lordosis11/24/2007
  Q: I have had neck/shoulder/upper back and right arm pain for a couple of months now. I went ot see a ...
  A: Unfortunately, I can't answer your question specifically as to what is causing your neck, shoulder, ...
DRX900011/18/2007
  Q: I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING OF LOWER BACK PAIN FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS (SINCE I WAS 26 YEARS), WHICH WAS ...
  A: Insurance companies do not provide coverage for "spinal decompression" devices because they regard ...
110% loss of neck curve11/15/2007
  Q: I met a chiropractor at company's health fair, they provide evaluation on spine for only $30. I went ...
  A: Monique, First, if you don't have any neck symptoms, you shouldn't be exposed to this much ionizing ...
lower back pain11/7/2007
  Q: but for the past 4-5 years i have had a lower back problem It hasn't stop me keeping fit before but ...
  A: Scott, I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, so I can only give you some general ...
cervical curve treatment11/2/2007
  Q: I went to a "Maximized Living" chiropractor and he took an x-ray and showed me the my cervical curve ...
  A: Kurt, Thank you for your question. It is true that the average angle of the spinal curvature ...
extreme pain in leg10/31/2007
  Q: recently i started getting pain in my lower back. it hurt but nothing unbearable..yesterday while ...
  A: John, I cannot provide you with a diagnosis or prognosis over the Internet. I can only answer your ...
acupuncture10/27/2007
  Q: 2 weeks ago i've visited the acupuncturist with the minor problem of my lower back.He did some ...
  A: Sir, Based on the symptoms you are describing, I believe you require an examination by a ...
Chiropractic practices10/26/2007
  Q: I have been going to a chiropractor 3 times a week for 3 months. The chiropractor does the same few ...
  A: Craig, As you did not elaborate on your symptoms, your progress, or your present status, I can only ...
'Slightly' bulging disc & weights10/24/2007
  Q: I wanted to know a few things: - Can a bulging disc be corrected? - If yes- can one carry on a ...
  A: Yes, symptomatic bulging discs can often be corrected. However, bulging discs are a common finding ...
MEDICAL10/22/2007
  Q: I BEEN HAVING A LITTLE PAIN AND SOMETIMES NUMBNESS IN MY LEGS THAT ALSO GOES TO MY ARMS I HAD MY ...
  A: I can't provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, but in general, leg pain or numbness does ...
middle back pain10/13/2007
  Q: i am 18 and am have pain in my middle back area. it has been hurting for some time now and sometimes ...
  A: While I cannot provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, in general, pain that is in the ...
chest injury10/11/2007
  Q: I recently injured myself in training for Mixed Martial Arts. I'm a professional fighter new in my ...
  A: Ricky, Based on the information you provided, you should be evaluated by a medical physician or a ...
Arms and Neck10/4/2007
  Q: My name is Nancy and I'm writing about some symptoms that my mom has been having. She's 39 years old ...
  A: Nancy, Thanks for your question. If your mom's symptoms only occur during sleep, my best ...
What can a Chiropractor do?10/3/2007
  Q: What can a Chiropractor help with? Can i have a list of ailments that a Chiropractor can treat, ...
  A: Jacob, The evidence and research to support the efficacy of chiropractic care supports the ...
Popping in back muscle10/2/2007
  Q: ! When I massage my fiance's back and I go to push down on the muscle, there is a popping and it ...
  A: Laci, You didn't quite frame a question, so I'm not sure what you're asking. Based on your ...
constant mumbness back of head10/1/2007
  Q: I am a 49 year old woman who has had constant numbness in the back of my head for a few weeks now, ...
  A: Patricia, With the minimal information you provided, my only recommendation to you at this point is ...
what happened to my spine?9/26/2007
  Q: Anzalone, Thanks very much for fielding this question. If I can do anything for you regarding real ...
  A: Michael, Thanks for your question. While I can't provide you with diagnosis or a prognosis over the ...
Lower back pain/sick9/18/2007
  Q: Whenever I get sick, I have bad lower back pain. Taking Advil doesn't really do very much. What can ...
  A: David, Low back pain is a complex collection of many disorders, diseases, and syndromes. Most ...
annular tear on l4 & l58/29/2007
  Q: can i work continuously as a dealer standing for 8 hours a day with this condition? and how do i fix ...
  A: PJ, Thank you for your question. I assume that you had an MRI scan of your lumbar spine, which ...
upper/lower back pain8/25/2007
  Q: I have a chronic back pain and each trip to my previous chiropractor (CBP method) helps make the ...
  A: It is possible for a patient to experience some discomfort after a chiropractic treatment, just as ...
severe acid reflux8/14/2007
  Q: Can a chirprator help with 7 weeks old baby that has severe acid reflux, vomits through the nose.
  A: Melanie, No, this is a problem that needs to be managed by your baby's pediatrician, your family ...
chronic neck pain8/7/2007
  Q: I have had chronic neck pain for 15 years. Recently my lower back has begun to ache too. I take ...
  A: Barbara, To answer your question, a responsible Doctor of Chiropractic first takes a thorough case ...
Military Neck8/2/2007
  Q: I went to see the chiropractor a couple of weeks ago because of some pain in my back and my a twitch ...
  A: Courtney, "Military neck" is a general layman's term to describe the loss of the normal curvature ...
leg aches7/29/2007
  Q: My wife age 25 has given birth to baby one month before.Now from 5 to 6 days she is getting leg ...
  A: If your wife's symptoms consist of aching, spasming, or cramping sensations in the legs (especially ...
Back ache7/12/2007
  Q: When i touch the top of my spine (near the nape of my neck)If I press the bone it feels like an ...
  A: Jacqueline, It's difficult to recommend a treatment without knowing the specific problem that is ...
headaches7/9/2007
  Q: What evidence is there that chiropractic care can reduce or prevent migraines? One chiropractor ...
  A: Mary, There is evidence in the literature to support the effectiveness of a variety of manual ...
numbness left ring finger7/7/2007
  Q: This is really weird. But my hand ring finger on the tip I'll wake up and it feels numb and tingles ...
  A: Allie, The numbness that you're feeling in your ring finger may be due to a herniated disc in your ...
Extreme pain on right side under ribs7/2/2007
  Q: I've been sick for over a month with an upper respiratory infection that somewhere along the line ...
  A: Jennifer, A rib may fracture due to severe coughing; your symptoms also might indicate pleuritis, ...
Neck injury!5/15/2007
  Q: When I turn my neck to the left I get a pain and it hurts on some type of muscle and/or vein is ...
  A: Jimmy, Without the benefit of knowing your medical history or performing a physical examination, it ...
injury5/10/2007
  Q: I posed a question the other day that I have been suffering with a sore neck and shoulder on my left ...
  A: Mark, I answered your last question based on the information you've given me, but again, you need ...
unexplainable neck/face pain5/9/2007
  Q: For the last couple of years, I have been experiencing chronic tension/pressure/pain in the back of ...
  A: Vik, Without the benefit of having your medical history and the ability to perform a physical ...
neck injury5/7/2007
  Q: I dont think this is too serious but can you tell me what the problem is.I have been lifting weights ...
  A: Without having the benefit of your medical history or the opportunity to examine you, it's ...
Arm Pain / numb & tingling5/4/2007
  Q: For the last 3-4 months I've had a pretty sore shoulder and neck. I put it down to my job sitting ...
  A: Kirsty, As I don't have the benefit of knowing your medical history or performing a physical ...
Sharp pain behind ribs4/18/2007
  Q: I have a sharp pain 2 inches under the right nipple behind the ribcage. It started 2 days ago while ...
  A: Michael, There can be many causes of pain in the area of the rib cage and chest. Pain along the ...
Chiropractic help for bruxism4/3/2007
  Q: I have been grinding and clenching my teeth for several years and have received dental intervention ...
  A: Paige, Temperomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is complicated and may have several causes, ...
chronic hamstring strain/rotated pelvis3/31/2007
  Q: My daughter aged 16 has had 6 months of chronic hamstring strains on her left hamstring, due to ...
  A: Wendy, Your daughter appears to have two problems, one compounding the other: chronic hypertonicity ...
back pain3/29/2007
  Q: My dad, 80 yrs, is suffering from back, hip and leg pain. I recently heard about a "non-surgical ...
  A: Sandy, I am assuming that the machine you are describing is one that of the various spinal ...
spinal stenosis3/27/2007
  Q: why would i have to have a mri of my pelvis if i have spinal stenosis ...
  A: Anna- Good question. If you suspect that you may have lumbar spinal stenosis, MRI scanning of the ...
CVID and chiropractic Care3/21/2007
  Q: If there any research that chiropractic care can help with Common Variable Immunodeficiency. I ...
  A: I am not familiar with any research specifically showing that chiropractic care may positively ...
left arm pain3/19/2007
  Q: I get a pain in the top of my left arm, this has been going on for months sometimes it doesn't hurt ...
  A: First, please understand that it is impossible to provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, so ...
Pelvic pressure3/7/2007
  Q: I am being treated for long term spastic torticollis. I felt better after the first few adjustments, ...
  A: Louise, Spasmodic torticollis, or cervical dystonia, is a complicated, chronic neurological ...
First Practice Location3/5/2007
  Q: Anzalone, I will be starting my first acupuncture and holistic healthcare practice early this ...
  A: Mike, First, congratulations on your plans to start your own office. The old adage, "Location, ...
problem3/1/2007
  Q: Ever since I have had a back problem right on the middle of my shoulder blade. I have seen many ...
  A: Without having the benefit of your complete medical history, examination findings, treatment ...
hurt arm2/13/2007
  Q: I think there is something wrong with my right arm,basically when I twiest my wrist I get a pain ...
  A: Mark, Thanks for your question. It sounds like you might be suffering from a tendonitis ...
concerned about chiropractors2/1/2007
  Q: I have been seeing a chiropractor for the past week regarding a trapped nerve in my neck, I also ...
  A: Mark, As an addendum to my prior answer to your questions, I am providing this additional ...
Cervical Manipulations1/30/2007
  Q: I recently had a neck adjustment. For the last four days since, I have had a headache, some ...
  A: Jane, Thank you for your question, which touches on a sensitive but practical issue within the ...
pain on left hand side of neck1/17/2007
  Q: I have a muscle/nerve type pain on the left had side of my neck that sometimes spreads to the back ...
  A: Mark, Thanks for your question. Your symptoms resemble those of either (or both) muscular pain, ...
hip pain1/16/2007
  Q: I have pain in my hips when I walk about 300ft. The pain comes on gradually and the more I walk the ...
  A: Fred, I'm assuming that when you say hip, you mean the joint on the side of your upper leg (the ...
back1/10/2007
  Q: I just started taking treatments for my bad back. What I am taking is somewhat new to my area where ...
  A: Mike, Thanks for your question. It sounds like you are being treated with one of the many ...
Low back pain12/23/2006
  Q: My wife has been diagnosed with having 2 degenerated discs. Located, I believe between L1, L2, AND ...
  A: Matt, There is a great deal to be said on this subject. I shall attempt to summarize some of the ...
Middle Back Pain12/20/2006
  Q: I've have middle back pain for a few months now. I'm pretty sure it all started when I was drying my ...
  A: Michael, If I read your description of your symptoms correctly, it would appear that the pain that ...
pain in sholder and numbness in feet and toes12/19/2006
  Q: i was recently involved in a auto accident my hands are starting to swell and feel tingly and my ...
  A: Vickie, Numbness and swelling are worrisome for possible compression of a nerve root, possibly due ...
Test11/28/2006
  Q: Good afternoon. Can you tell me what the test "Costoclav" is? It's obviously abbreviated, but I am ...
  A: I think you're most likely referencing the Costoclavicular Maneuver, one of several orthopedics test ...
hip unaligned11/20/2006
  Q: About a year ago, I took a fall playing volleyball vertically on the right side of my butt. The ...
  A: Peter, Thanks for your question. If your x-rays were taken while you were standing up, and if the ...
Chiropractic Care11/1/2006
  Q: I have been told to see a chiropractor by my family doctor for neck pain issues, and he recommended ...
  A: Jeff, I'm sorry that you found my response unsatisfactory. Perhaps I didn't understand the precise ...
tingling10/25/2006
  Q: I have a tingling sensation on my left arm, the feeling of something pulling (like when you expand a ...
  A: Gilberto, Since I am unfamiliar with your medical history or your physical condition, I obviously ...
sublaxation of my L4 can cause kidney and bladder problems?10/18/2006
  Q: i have had a sublaxation of my L4 for about 12 years already. been seeing a chiropractor to correct ...
  A: Miguel, "Treat Your Own Back" by Australian physical therapist Robin McKenzie is an excellent ...
quick test on neck nerves9/20/2006
  Q: I recently went to a health fair and had a free analysis done. It was a device that looked like a ...
  A: In response to your question, which is an excellent one, I would suggest the following: 1. As far ...
rib and back pain and muscles9/19/2006
  Q: I fell about 3-4 weeks ago off of a golf cart. When I fellI twisted somewhat to my left and fell ...
  A: Some thoughts: 1. Your symptoms are not consistent with rheumatoid arthritis, which is an ...
NEEDING A CHIROPRACTOR9/18/2006
  Q: My wife had my two daughters evaluated by a Chiropractor at a free clinic and he found minor issues ...
  A: Bryan, Thank you for your question. I understand your concern. In response to your question, my ...
Chiropractor who uses activator method?9/13/2006
  Q: How do I find a chiropractor who has been certified in the activator method?
  A: I don't use this particular technique, but the best way for you to find a D.C. who is certified and ...
wrist pain8/4/2006
  Q: When i cycle for long distances my wrists hurt. They are usually in a flexed angle. I support myself ...
  A: Helen. Many athletic-related injuries mirror occupational injuries when sustained positions cause ...
tens unit6/24/2006
  Q: for chronic upper back pain, what would the "standard" settings on a tens unit be for the following: ...
  A: Petrina, I do not utilize TENS therapy in my practice, and therefore am not able to advise you ...
back cracks w/ deep breaths5/17/2006
  Q: Whenever I take a deep breath, my upper back cracks. Do you suggest I need realigned? I also cant ...
  A: The "cracking" noise that you are describing that occurs with deep breathing is most likely ...
is the chiropractic method...5/2/2006
  Q: is the chiropractic method used to prevent or treat illness
  A: Katie, I am not sure what you mean by "the chiropractic method" (there is no particular technique ...

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I can answer questions about musculoskeletal-based, evidence-based chiropractic practice.

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13 years of chiropractic practice; currently practicing in an integrative medicine clinic.

Organizations
West Hartford Group, a think-tank that has put forth a model of chiropractic care that is consistent with that of the World Federation of Chiropractic and the Chiropractic Strategic Planning Conference. This model is of the chiropractic physician as the spinal health care expert within the health care system, i.e. society’s non-surgical spine specialist.

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Bachelor of Arts, Fordham University, 1991. Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College, 1997.

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Fordham University: Scripps Howard Journalism Award. New York Chiropractic College: Clinic Award. University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine: University Award for participation as student president of the Integrative Medicine Program.

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