Health and Wellness in Bel Air, MD Chiropractic Blog

Have You Tested Your Brain Health lately?


Many of my long-time fans remember that Magnesium was my favourite vitamin supplement. If you do, then you should remember my John Kerry/Mitt Romney moment when I flipped-flopped to liking Omega 3’s more. Why do I like Omega 3? Omega 3 (Not 1, not 2 but 3) fatty acids are not just anti-inflammatories, but they are un-inflammatory. Why is inflammation not my friend? Inflammation is the internal process that facilitates disease and symptoms. It is a complicated and multi-step process. Inflammation is caused by injuries and disease, but also what we…  
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Alternatives to Pain Medication


Not that long ago, I wrote “show me someone with a six-pack, and I’ll show you a dysfunctional back.” The news is full of stories of the over use of Opioids or pain medicine. And you have to look no further than Tiger Woods. Take a look at his midsection. The guy has (had) serious hour-glass abs. Well, while that looks amazing at the beach, it also disrupts the diaphragm’s ability to create a piston base allowing the oblique swing to create torque. Instead he relied on his spinal rotation…  
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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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6 Pack or Beer Belly


Not a day goes by I don’t hear “I do plenty of sit-ups, I have a strong core so I don’t know why my back hurts.” Well, muscles can be strong in what’s known as the physic, or moving function, but not so much in the postural state. Poor postural strength leads to poor performance and low back pain. So matter what your stomach looks like on the outside it does not show how strong the core muscles are. Core stability in fact is not due to the absolute strength…  
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Surgery or not surgery that is the question


  As a San Antonian, a Spur’s fan since before The Admiral’s rookie season; I have mixed emotions when it comes to Msgr. Kerr. Hate-Love-Hate. However, having had treated hundreds to thousands of patients with failed back surgeries, I kinda feel for him. In an interview Monday, April 24, 2017 head coach Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors shared his story about his back injury.  He initially had surgery for a ruptured disc.  An injury that can be treated– and we have a lot of patients that have healed from ruptured…  
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How to Treat Low Back Muscle Pain in Bel Air


The one phrase I hear that eats my goat more than any other, even more than “we are out of cheese dip;” is: “Yea, I’ve got chronic back pain, but it’s all muscular, there’s nothing that can be done for it.” That’s like saying: “Sure, the men’s room smells, but it’s just the air, there’s nothing you can do about it.” Sure you can, it’s called flushing and bleach. Muscles don’t just spasm and hurt on their own, it comes from somewhere. There is always a cause. Sometimes the cause…  
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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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Testimonials

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.