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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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Playing Through the Pain Part 2

Back in my day, if we got hurt playing ball; we were promptly examined and diagnosed by a highly trained professional. And by highly trained professional I mean the equipment manager. Our treatments alternated between ‘ice it down’ and ‘walk it off’. Most of the patients we see are suffering from the long term effects of people who just tried to “walk off” Old sports injuries Auto injuries Lawn care injuries Sitting at the desk too long injuries “Here, hold my beer” injuries “Well, there was this girl/guy” injuries and…  
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Can acupuncture treat my…

Chinese Medicine is a full service medicine that can treat a great variety of ailments by addressing each person as an individual.  Unlike Western Medicine, it does not treat or cure diseases. Disease mechanisms are an entirely Western Medical concept.  Patients often identify themselves with these diseases, i.e. “I am diabetic.”  You are not a disease!  Diseases have become generalized labels that cover everyone with similar symptoms.

A Miraculous Story

One of our new patients has given us permission to share his story.  Everyone at our office is excited, and it has reminded me why I became a chiropractor. In the words of the patient: “I have been having severe pain since Thanksgiving 2014. I have had several meetings with an orthopedic doctor whose specialty was arthritis and joint replacement. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition to which I was told to be severe arthritis deeply inflamed with fluids pushing on the nerves. After I…  
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How is your posture?

If you are like most people, you just sat up straighter.  Some people will admit their posture is off; many that don’t, should.  In our society today there are many factors that contribute to bad posture.  Texting is one!  Many people work on computers all day.  The way you sit, stand, read, drive, and work can all put added stress on your spine.  Here is a summary of research in the journal Surgical Technology International.

New: Acupuncture

We now offer Acupuncture Sessions!! Continuing our pursuit in helping you achieve your healthcare goals and our goal of making Harford County as healthy as possible; we are now offering acupuncture from Eric Smith, LAC   A note from Wendy:  I love acupuncture!  I suffered from stress headaches when I was teaching in an alternative high school.  These weren’t headaches, I should be clear — they were migraines: no talking, no light, no movement allowed.  I was in terrible pain.  I could not even have an adjustment, my head hurt…  
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Are custom orthotics right for you?

My oldest is crazy in her growing patterns.  One leg will grow, and then a few weeks later, the other will catch up.  It really creates a problem because the longer leg will look like it is wedged up under her hips that creates an imbalance in the hip, which causes back pain.   I came home from work the other day and she said “Daddy Daddy I put my orthotics in my shoes today and my back didn’t hurt at all.  Those things are awesome!”

My Brush with Greatness

I am now close personal friends with team Chiropractors for all the NFL teams, and by close personal, I mean Facebook. Every year during the combine, they all get together to talk about what challenges they’re having and to learn about new treatment procedures; and it’s open to other doctors. So besides enjoying the shrimp cocktail in the country’s largest metro area devoid of a navigable waterway, I learned tons.

Fibromyalgia? Yes You Can!

Yes you CAN! Gen. Halstead conquered fibromyalgia, so can you! After 27 years of service, decorated U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead (Retired), the first female West Point graduate in U.S. history to command at the strategic level in Iraq and Afghanistan, decided to retire after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia – a medically unexplained syndrome affecting the muscles and connective tissues. Currently, the disease affects as many as 12 million Americans and has been reported two times as prevalent in deployed veterans (Annals of Internal Medicine, June 7, 2005, Vol. 142 No.11). “Agonizing…  
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Can chiropractic help with arthritis?

Certainly! Arthritis alone is the general inflammation of joints, which leads to pain, stiffness, and decreased function of the joint.  There are several types of Arthritis.  Each form has its particular symptoms, demographics, and development.  Osteoarthritis is most directly the result of generalized “wear and tear” of joints and their associated structures.  Rheumatoid, Psoriatic, JRA, Septic all are systemic forms of arthritis that develop as a result of the presence of variants in the blood.  Lastly gout and pseudo gout are metabolic forms of joint inflammation that is generally associated…  
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Chiropractic Care

Why chiropractic care? Learn how chiropractic care can help you live a pain free life. At SSR, we provide a personalized treatment plan for each patient to tend to his/her own needs.


Physical Therapy

Susquehanna Spine and Rehab provides physical therapy and active massage therapy services for pain and injuries in Harford County, MD.



Massage is a powerful tool for helping you to become aware of areas of chronic tension or postural problems, and to understand how these affect your body mechanics.