Are Chiropractic Adjustments a Good Idea for Cervical Disc Herniations?

On August 14, 2013, in Chiropractic, How to Treat Neck Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Everyone knows what a “pain in the neck” feels like, and we all have our preferred ways of dealing with it (Chiropractic Adjustments are at the top of that list).  But what about when that pain in the neck is traveling down your arm and maybe even causing numbness, or worse weakness in your arm/hand?  […]

Can Kinesiotaping improve shoulder movement?

Kinesiotaping is a popular tool in the athletic world these days, and it is also becoming a common therapeutic tool for injury rehabilitation as well.  The theory is that the elasticity of the tape can (when applied correctly) slightly elevate the skin and in doing so, potentially decrease pain, improve muscle strength, and increase circulation. […]

Can Tennis Elbow be Treated with Low-Level Laser Therapy?

Lateral epicondylitis, better known as “tennis elbow”, is inflammation and damage of the tendons in your arm that you use to extend your wrist and forearm (yes, those muscles you’re using right now to move your mouse).  This injury is commonly seen in racquet-sport athletes, but is also common among in the “office athlete” population […]

Can Antibiotics Cure Chronic Low Back Pain?

On June 5, 2013, in Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Herniated discs are a common cause of low back pain.  However, not all herniated discs cause pain, and even painful herniated discs can go away or stop causing problems with the right treatment given at the right time. However, sometimes the pain from a herniated disc doesn’t go away and it becomes chronic pain.  Scientists […]

Does Hip Weakness Cause Runner’s Knee pain?

On May 15, 2013, in Exercise, How to decrease Knee Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), aka “Runner’s knee”, is one of the most common sports related injuries out there.  PFPS accounts for almost 25% of all knee injuries seen in sports medicine clinics, yet debate still remains on what the best treatment options are, and there is even uncertainty over what tissues are actually causing the […]

Spinal Manipulation vs. Diclofenac for Acute Low Back Pain

On May 6, 2013, in Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Statistics show that at any given time 31% – 47% of Americans are suffering from some degree of low back pain, and in 2005 annual health care costs for neck and back pain averaged $6096 per patient! These costs have been rising steadily, possibly because of the increasing amounts of back surgeries, prescription drug use, […]

What is THE Best treatment for Low Back Pain?

On November 2, 2012, in Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Many health care providers seem to think that their Low Back Pain treatment, whether it is medication, surgery, manipulation, exercise, massage, duct tape, or whatever, will be THE BEST for everyone. Why does this happen so often? Well, to paraphrase an old saying- if all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.

Why does Whiplash Hurt?

On July 27, 2012, in Chiropractic, How to Treat Neck Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Car crashes represent one of the most common causes of injury in society today. Most of these crashes occur at low speeds (a.k.a. “fender benders”), but even these low speed collisions result in Whiplash injuries that have serious negative impacts on quality of life.  But why do whiplash injuries hurt so much, and what exactly […]

Is your Scapula causing your Chronic Neck Pain?

On July 18, 2012, in Chiropractic, How to Treat Neck Pain, How to Treat Shoulder Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Some people with chronic neck pain have difficulty finding relief through traditional routes (chiropractic adjustments, medication, massage, physical therapy, etc…).   If serious disease processes are ruled out, this mechanical type of neck pain will continue to occur because the offending cause is never addressed.  There is usually some factor beneath the surface that persists in […]

How to Prevent ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (aka ACL) injuries are relatively common in athletes of all ages.  The consequences of this serious impairment include short-term pain and disability, and, even with corrective surgery, most will develop knee arthritis at a young age as a result. Therefore, anything that can be done to prevent these injuries can have a […]