Health and Wellness in Bel Air, MD Chiropractic Blog

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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Kids and PT


Some might ask why would a child need physical therapy? Well, for the same reason an adult would: Pain, injury, post-casting/surgical and dysfunction.   That’s All Kids Do Anymore Kids DO have non-injury pain. There are some doctors and other people that say it’s not possible, but it is. There are hundreds, if not thousands of birth disorders, big and small, that lead to painful situations for kids. Even more common are repetitive stress disorders. Show me anyone over 10 not staring at their phone 24/7 and I’ll show you…  
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The Pain of Memorial Day Weekend


Memorial Day weekend was the greatest weekend in Motor Sports. Lewis Hamilton all but cemented his 5th Formula 1 World Driver’s Championship with a spectacularly dominating performance; a Frenchman swept the month of May along with what some consider America’s greatest race and leg of the Motorsport Triple Crown at the Indy 500; and it all followed up with NASCAR’s longest race. Sunday was just shy of 1,300 miles of premiere racing. I’m pretty sure there were more flat tires and fender benders on the Hatem Bridge though during the biggest…  
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Joint Function & RockTape


The main goal of chiropractic care is to effect not just joint, but all movement and therefore the health of the body. We have many different ways for doing this. We push, pull, stretch, crack snap and sometimes just straight up jump up and down on ya.  Additional means of treatment include the use of modalities such as electric stimulation, hydro tables, flexion distraction tables, and kinesio-tape.     RockTap Recently, Dr. Lee and I (Dr. Hickey) completed a functional based course on kinesio-taping, called RockTape. RockTape is a type of kinesio-tape…  
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Caution: Good Side Effects May Occur


It doesn’t matter who you are, explosive diarrhea is funny. You can’t watch 3 minutes of TV without seeing a drug commercial. By law, they have to list the most common side effects. There’s yet to be one that doesn’t seemingly lead to the trots or something else you DO NOT want to happen. The other one that always makes my girls giggle is when they say: “if you experience sudden death, please contact your health care provider.” Side effects are a constant due to the laws of physics. Most of…  
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Core Strength


I remember back in college, my microanatomy tests were the worst. They were scantron, but offering answers A-E wasn’t enough, so they would offer A- J, all of the above, none of the above, only A-D, only F- I, etc.. Or sometimes teacher would ask of all the options, pick the 1 MOST right out of 10 correct answers. This idea what is the MOST right answer plays true in body as well. I need everyone reading this to stop what they’re doing. Stand up; gather around, and rock this…  
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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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