Health and Wellness in Bel Air, MD Chiropractic Blog

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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Coronavirus: Protect yourself from germs


Many of you might not know, but previous to my career as Chiropractor Extraordinaire, I was a virology researcher at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research. Some of my long-term fans might have heard me say this before in regards to SARS, Swine Flu, Bird Flu, etc., etc., etc… There is absolutely NO reason to fear Coronavirus. Yes, it’s a serious virus that has infected, by the time you read this, almost 100,000 and will have killed 3000; but all in a region of the world with very different standards…  
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Reboot Required


I typically don’t really notice trends. Be it fashion, culture or sequences. However lately, I am believing in the rule of 3. So far this month we’ve seen 3 patients with Thoracic Outlet syndrome, 3 with Costochondritis, 3 POTS, 3 Frozen Shoulder, 3 Tachycardia and 3 with nervous ticks.  Some people would be a bit taken back by such a list; others wouldn’t. Most people think of Chiropractic as being mostly a solution for low back pain or sometimes neck pain. It is, but that’s not all it is. Chiropractic…  
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Scars might be cool, but scar tissue is not.


Scars might be cool, and while chicks dig them, they’re as functional as a Florida snowplow. Scars caused by cuts or burns are not only on the surface; there is also scar tissue below the surface. Scars can also be caused by blunt force or any type of trauma. Here is how it works: After an injury, the inflammatory process signals fibroblasts to lay down new, protective tissue in the form of scars. Tissues in the body are normally aligned in a very orchestrated manner. While normal tissue is orchestrated…  
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New Years Changes


New year, new decade, new benefits. Just as time is an artificial construct of man, so are insurance maximums. January is a time of renewal. That includes your health insurance benefits and HSA funds. If you barely dragged yourself to the end of the year, now is the time to get fixed. We have lots of ‘New’ going on around here. New equipment to lessen your wait. New equipment that will dramatically enhance healing and treat previously untreated disorders. We’re now offering High Output, 60W laser, shockwave therapy and TPA…  
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We are everything in between!


But we’re not just backs. We’re not just backs and necks. We’re not just backs, necks; head shoulders knees and toes. We are everything in between. If you have something weird going on, or know somebody with something weird going on, chances are I’m your guy. While the popular image you see in your head when you think chiropractor is cracking the neck and back. We do more than just adjusting or “cracking” backs. Our main focus is making the joints work right again. And like a home shopping network…  
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We Have The Technology!


We have the technology. Literally, we own it. We have purchased a new and super advanced sophisticated heating device also known as a laser; no sharks though, I asked. An Aspen 60-watt class IV to be exact. It’s actually the exact same brand & model used by the Dallas Cowboys (almost sent it back after finding that out:)) but the same spec as the lasers used most other NFL, NBA, NHL and NASCAR teams that get players back in the game just weeks after what was once season ending injuries….  
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We Don’t Have Any Failures Here!


That was a famous saying back when I was in college. My undergraduate institution did not award “F’s,” only A, B, C, D & E’s. You didn’t fail; you just got the opportunity to take that class again.   No One Really Fails DOT medical exams are similar. No one really fails; the medical examiner assigns the amount of time in which they need to be reevaluated. The 30 second history lesson for DOT exams: The Federal Government, in order to improve highway safety, decided that everyone who holds a commercial driver’s…  
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