Health and Wellness in Bel Air, MD Chiropractic Blog

Why do I have body pain post vaccine?


So far this week, three different people have walked into the office with new, mysterious pain in the shoulders, neck, and chest post-vaccine.  These symptoms have lasted for days to weeks even months, much longer and intense than the typical side effects.  All three had been to the hospital and had full cardio and respiratory workups and have no organic disease. To include NO BLOOD CLOTS. So, what is it then? Well, I’ll tell you.  Inflammation; and that’s a good thing, well kind of. Here is the science lesson, vaccines…  
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Welcome Dr. Leone


Dr. Maria Leone was born and raised in Rhode Island. She played D1 Rugby and graduated from The University of Rhode Island with her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. As a college athlete, Dr. Leone is passionate about athletes playing hard, increasing performance, and preventing injuries. Dr. Leone is graduated from New York Chiropractic College.     During her educational career, she became a proud member of the Omega Phi Chi Honor Society and was awarded the Libero A. Violini Health Center Award granted for her high level of excellence during her clinical tour in…  
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Dry Needling


History of Dry Needling Back in the 1930s a professor at Cornell Medical school read new research on the theory of trigger points and referred pain. She began experimenting with injecting varying substances into her shoulder to treat her persistent arm pain. It was found that relief did not come from WHAT was injected, but the needle itself that provided relief. After a few years of going around repeatedly stabbing folks with hypodermics causing infections and creating scars; some dude in Canada proposed the following. Instead of using large gauge, large-bore…  
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Dr. Lee Gets Vaccinated


DR LEE GETS VACCINATED There is a lot being said about the safety of the vaccine, and I’d be lying if I wasn’t a little worried. I don’t know if this helps anyone make their decision or not, but I used to work in vaccine research. Not the guy who’d take mystery pills for skateboard money; but a lab coat wearing scientist. There’s risk in all treatment options. There’s risk in everything. Heck, you can even die from drinking too much water. So why am I doing it? There’s nothing…  
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I Want Candy


I Want Candy…. (Please see the video on Facebook for a good laugh.) Do you need it though? How many of us have turned to overindulgence and got the COVID 15 from the COVID-19? More sweets, more take out, more snacks, more of everything.  What started as a way to help and support local businesses nearly turned into borderline overdoing it to cope. Needing a little help to unwind now and again isn’t a big deal or even a deal at all. However, When a little used to do it,…  
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Summer is Over


Summer’s over, schools ‘started’ and the autumnal equinox is among us. God forbid your allergies cause a cough or sneeze under that mask. The air is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter as we begin to finalize this trip around the sun, but this one’s been a doozy. One constant this year has been herniated discs. Herniated disc can cause back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm & leg pain, foot & ankle problems, numbness, burring, tingling, weakness, sciatica, and carpal tunnel depending on which disc is having…  
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It’s Fine, I’m Fine, Everything is Fine


“As we prepared the girls ‘office’ to get ready for this ‘school year’ some things came to mind.” The world is a little nuttier than normal and everyone’s stress level is ramped up a bit even if everything is ‘fine’. Stress and how we process stress causes changes in the body that build and cause injury and disease. Many of you have heard me say that stress is more than just a bran muffin, 2 cups of coffee, and the 3 left lanes of 95 closed down. These days you…  
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2020 Wins the most Stressful Year Award


Are you good? Things have been a bit off the chain lately. I think we can all agree 2020 wins the award for the most stressful year. Stress is the body’s response to a threat, real or perceived. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system (think fight or flight) to help you respond or defend to the issue at hand. However, chronic stress can have physical and mental complications including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, reduced immune function, thyroid disorders, alcoholism, diabetes, anorexia nervosa as well as depression. The top five leading…  
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You are do nothing wrong


These last few weeks we’ve seen a huge uptick of people getting hurt from doing nothing. The problem is, you’re doing nothing, wrong. Not that you’re not committing a faux pas, your faux pas-ing wrongly. That made much more sense saying it, but you know what I mean. Ergonomics out the window With most people working and studying from home, we’ve seemed to have thrown ergonomics out the window. Laptops are erroneously named. They’re not for laps. They’re not for laying in bed, on the trampoline, in the front yard…  
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Find new ways to do things…


Find new ways to do things… This is kid #3 she is bored and tired of being cooped up inside, so she decided to move her desk to the trampoline. While we are not seeing all our patients there are things we can do to help. In-office: We are seeing acute cases. If you are hurt and would like to come in we can make that happen.  We are limiting numbers and the waiting room has been moved to your car. Telehealth: We can provide telehealth or video visits. While…  
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