Health and Wellness in Bel Air, MD Chiropractic Blog

February


February, the only month with less than 30 days. Why does it only have 28.25 days a year? Maybe it’s because nobody wants to put up with it for a whole 30 days. It’s cold, dark and full of snow. But there are plenty of nice things happening too. Like the start of the new NASCAR season, multiple 3 day weekends and great massage specials here at the office. It’s also the time where doctors are all blogging about how to safely shovel snow. But I’ve done that for the…  
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The Lucky 13


13 years ago, the first tweet was twittered. Daniel Craig re-launched one of Dr Lee’s favorite movie franchises as 007 in Casino Royal, his youngest daughter was born and Susquehanna Spine & Rehab treated our first patient. Yes, it’s true we have been here for 13 years. To celebrate here are our 13 top health tips: Laughter really is the best medicine. Also, if you think, act and feel like you’re going to get better, you will; if you don’t, you won’t. Most media outlets are purveyors of fear, which is…  
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Do you have a turtle neck?


Do you have a turtle neck? Sea turtles can reach their necks out to amazing lengths but us mere humans should not be able to do that. Love or hate technology most of us use it for hours per day. The phone is the most common. Think about what your body looks like while you are looking at your phone. Better yet look in a mirror. The vain part you should be thinking; man I don’t want to look like that. But there are bigger issues at stake here. Your…  
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The ugly sweater…


So, this is now a thing that you purposely buy ugly sweaters. A few years ago, Mrs. Spine was at a store looking to buy an ugly sweater for a holiday party and chose one that she thought was perfectly ugly. While in line a lady comes in right behind her holding the same sweater. She excitedly proclaims “Isn’t it beautiful? I am getting it for my daughter in law.” Now as you walk through stores there are ugly sweaters everywhere and I am pretty sure my mother seriously bought me one…  
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Stress Should be a Four Letter Word


Everyone is exposed to stress whether it is emotional, physical or environmental. I’m having an emergency, I am really busy, My _____ is driving me crazy (Mrs. Spine wrote this, so I know she doesn’t mean me). You get the point. But all stress, no matter how it starts or how severe, big or small, manifests itself in a physical manner. You may or may not feel it as sore muscles, tightness, restless sleep, cravings to eat (or drink), headaches, pain, etc. Over time these physical manifestations can cause weakness in your body where injuries…  
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Concussions


Football season is upon us, and a topic of interest as of late is concussions. These injuries occur in all age groups; from high school athletes to professional NFL players. Continued head trauma has been shown to be detrimental for brain and spinal health. Football demands consistent head to head contact, and with this excessive contact brain and neck injuries can occur. In addition to concussions, head to head trauma can cause: headaches, cervical sprains and strains, and disc herniation. Treatment for these injuries is possible. Cervical chiropractic adjustments have been shown…  
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Day of the Dead


The Dead Are Alive Happy Day of the Dead everyone! When I lived in the San Antonio region as a younger man, Dia de Muertos was more popular than Halloween. This is a widely known celebration in Mexico and other Mexican influenced regions of the Southwest. Crazy thing is, earlier when I lived just 200 miles to the east outside of Houston I had never heard of it. Similarly having lived for 15+ years off and on, on the Texas Gulf Coast, home to most of the off-season blue crabs,…  
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Last Summer Hurrah!


So in a last hurrah for the end of summer we took the kids to an unnamed but local chocolate themed park that shall remain nameless.  The Thrill Seeker As a younger man, I was quite the thrill seeker, but as I’ve grown older and wiser my disdain for thrill rides and their associated lines with $8 flat, watered down sodas has exponentially kept pace; but the things we do for our kids, right? Well, like every other day this past summer, it rained that day. We took a dinner…  
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It Happens


My oldest just finished up taking Driver’s Ed. According to her, the class was just about all the many ways you can have an accident. Like Forrest Gump says, it happens. So the other day I was stopped at a red light at a major intersection. When the light turned green the car in front of me did not move, nor did I; but the car behind me did, and did so with haste. The Bumper is jacked up, trunk won’t shut right but it is still drivable. A minor…  
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Headaches Are Always the Worst


The following is a guest blog by an employee of Susquehanna Spine & Rehab… “Headaches are always the worst,” said Amanda. No matter who you are, you’ve had at least one headache. The crazy part is that not all headaches are the same. Headaches can be occasional or frequent. Some are dull and throbbing and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. They can be light or sound sensitive. I literally have lived off Excedrin this past year. Every morning I woke up with a throbbing headache that would not go…  
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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…