Health and Wellness in Bel Air, MD Chiropractic Blog

DOT Exams


Anyone that listens to me, so that excludes my wife, kids, dogs and employees; has heard me mention that along with Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, I am a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the Department of Transportation (NRCME-FMCSA-DOT, obviously a government job with all those letters). Meaning, I do truck driver physicals or commonly referred to as DOT physicals. Who needs a DOT medical card? Everyone that has a CDL, regardless of class must have a DOT medical card. In…  
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They say Sitting is the New Smoking


They say sitting is the new smoking. I’m old enough that I remember smoking sections in restaurants and on planes that were nothing more than just the next aisle over. I’m probably even old enough that my mom’s OB told her which brand of cigarettes to smoke when she was pregnant (that’d explain my brother). While I don’t think that they’ll start instituting no sitting areas, make employees go outside in the dead of winter to have sit breaks; I do though think we should get off our rumps a…  
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How was your Sleep last Night ?


One of the most common retorts I hear is “I must have slept wrong.” Well, let me put this to bed right now. Steps for sleeping not wrong: 1. Lay down 2. Close your eyes. That’s it. I don’t know what all you people are doing wrong to hurt yourself, but stop it. Now, it’s not covered by insurance and it’s creepy as all get out; but for a fee we’ll have Dr Hicky come over. He will watch you while you sleep and he can take notes on what…  
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Is your head screwed on straight?


How many of us were told growing up our heads weren’t screwed on straight? I hate to be the one to tell you your mom was probably right, but she was probably right. Literally your head may not be on straight. I want you to stop what you’re doing right now and go look in the mirror. Better yet, take a selfie. But no snapchat filters, duck lips, weird angles to minimize the double chin; just a straight face. Look at your ears. Is one higher than the other? Is…  
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Welcome Dr. Hickey


Dr. Joseph Hickey was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania which is about an hour outside of Philadelphia.  At the age of 12 he moved to Drums, in north eastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Hickey attended Holy Redeemer High School where he ran cross country and track. During this time, he was introduced to chiropractic care when he suffered an injury. He managed to recover quickly with the help of chiropractic care and wished to do the same for others. Dr. Joseph Hickey graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree…  
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“LASER”


What is Laser?  According to the esteemed Dr. Evil, it’s a ‘sophisticated heating device.’ While the heat of a laser is good for blowing up spacecraft and for deranged medical doctors to travel in time in an attempt to conquer the world; the light of the laser causes increased cellular stimulation and promotes healing. In short the light has healing properties. How does laser therapy work? Laser therapy stimulates injured and dysfunctional tissues. This stimulation leads to increased growth factor response within cells and tissue causing accelerated cell reproduction and…  
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Do you plan to use your feet today?


The shape, flexibility and mobility of different parts of your eye ball determine your sight. Any variation and you might end up thinking that raccoon near the bins is a cute little puppy and boom, you’ve got rabies. That’s why they make glasses. The shape, flexibility and mobility of your feet determine your posture and gait cycle. Any variation and you’ll have foot, ankle, knee, hip, pelvic, low back, mid-back pain and even headaches. That’s why they make orthotics. Orthotics look like regular ol’ insoles (which aren’t worth the foam…  
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Is a CBD Product Right for me? 


What is CBD? CBD is the healing portion of the cannabis plant. Think Aloe; we have been using the healing aspects of the aloe plant for years internally and external. In fact, as many people probably already know, herbs and plants were not only the original but only source of medicine throughout the vast majority of human existence. CBD is one such example. What does CBD do? CBD has been known to slow pain receptors essentially delaying the feeling of pain from reaching your brain. It also is similar to natural Omega fatty acids which…  
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Injury Recovery


Let’s face it no one has time or the patience to be injured or recover properly from an injury. The most recent Journal of Dance Medicine & Science had an interesting article about the return to full dance activity following therapy for the most common dance injuries. The top 2 limiting factors in returning to activity were: age of the injury and completion of treatment protocol. In short, what kept dancers from getting back to dance were putting off going to the doctor and then not doing what the doctor…  
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Tis the Season for Snow


It’s that time of year when everyone starts losing their mind over a little snow and every other news segment or blog entry is about how to safely shovel snow. Well, I’m not going there. In over 16 years of treating patients on the East Coast the amount of people that I’ve seen hurt themselves shoveling snow is very small compared to those who hurt themselves vacuuming, doing dishes, tying shoes, sneezing, slip n sliding, running down the stairs on Christmas morning in fuzzy socks and busting their backside. Why…  
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 &…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

I have been to too many chiropractors to count in five different states and this is the best chiropractor I have been to so far.