Author Archives: Dr. Shawn Lee

Maintain Proper Posture

I like big [glutes] and I cannot lie. No other chiropractor will deny. When a patient walks in with an in-i-hibited gait, cannot keep pace I get sprung pull up tough ‘cause I know that [glute medius] has inappropriate flexor: extensor ratios. Ok, so my rhyming is weak, but so is your rear end. When you sit, your glutes are off. By the law of Sheraton’s reciprocal inhibition; your iliopsoas (a hip muscle) is automatically overly activated, which will cause anterior rotation of your sacro-iliac (part of the pelvis) and…  
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Not All Massages Are Created Equal

Know how sometimes you walk into a room in the midst of a conversation and the part you hear makes absolutely no sense, or sounds a little creepy? Well, the other day had you heard me say “we’ll do anything you want, as long as it’s legal;” makes a lot more sense if you knew it was about the types of massage we have available here: Swedish Massage is the most common type of massage. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, and tapping strokes, on…  
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The Root of Dance Injuries

Did you know that among Dr. Lee’s many accomplishments, including being able to remember AC/DC lyrics till this day and besides being a Harford County Chiropractor extraordinaire; he is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Sciences and will soon become a NYU Medical School recognized dance injury specialist? Like they say, if you can’t do it, might as well treat the ones who can when they get injured. Or something like that. The root of all dance injuries is Energy Intake.  This is not exclusive to…  
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The Recovery Train

If a train leaves Philadelphia heading south at 45 mph and another train leaves DC headed north at 60 mph, at what point will the 2 trains meet? I’m sure there’s an answer to that, and Wendy could answer it (she was a Bel Air High School math teacher previous to her career as Mrs. Spine).  What we do know is that in the world of mass transportation and word problems, things are moving in different directions at different speeds on different time tables. Health and recovery are much the same….  
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Do I Need a Nutrition Consult?

    How often do you use supplements in your nutrition regimen? Taking vitamin supplements is not an exact science.  There is a list of vitamins professionals recommend for most people to take each day, but are you “most people”?  Some medications interact with vitamin supplements.  Some people have conditions that some supplements should not be taken with.  Some people need a different list for optimal nutritional health.  Some people need to take certain supplements together for them to work properly.  Sometimes your list of supplements changes with the seasons…  
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One Step at a Time

pro·pri·o·cep·tion (prō’prē-ō-sěp’shən) noun. The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. What does that mean really?  It is the body’s ability to sense the relative position of the parts of the body.  We use proprioception training to build core strength which in turn strengthens and stabilizes the back. Why is this important?  Building core strength and the protecting the back is key to preventing injuries.  It also aids in your everyday body movement. Think about going down the stairs or getting in and out…  
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Our Core Focus is YOU!

Show me a guy or gal with six-pack abs; and I’ll show you someone with a dysfunctional back. The Rectus Abdominus muscles, the ones that give you that ripped look (if you can see them) are not only NOT part of ‘the core,’ they are developed at the expense of the core. For that reason, and that reason only, Dr Lee doesn’t sport the sixer ;).   There are 2 types of muscles. Phasic and static. In other words, on/off and on all the time.The Rectus is an on/off muscle,  designed…  
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Breaking News! Extra! Extra!

    We would like to share the great news that Dr. Shawn Lee has been accepted as a member of the International Council of Motorsport Medicine along with the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. More information to come….  

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a slipped disc by any other name would hurt just the same. Despite the commonality of the term, discs don’t slip out; they bulge, herniate, protrude and extrude. But Smith or Montague, rose or tulip; what we name a disc disorder doesn’t really matter all that much in the end.   Discs, aka spinal discs aka intervertebral discs are the cartilaginous spacers and shock absorbers located between the bones of the spine. There’s 2 parts to a disc, the annulus fibers and…  
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Our Doors are Open!

As many of you know, I grew up in Texas. Many of those years were spent right on the Gulf Coast. Galveston Bay is awash in blue crabs. Most of them are boxed up and shipped to Maryland. The ones that remain are used as bait for red fish, or get cut up and boiled; yes, you read that right, boiled. No surprise then when Texas based Joe’s Crab Shack didn’t make it here in Bel Air. Yet, they are famous for their phrase: “Love All, Serve All.”   Next…  
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I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.