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How Much Exercise do You Really Need?

Boot camps, HIT, Yoga, running; So many exercises and so confusing as to what is the best for you. Some are extremely intense, and some are so minimal that they sound too good to be true. Let’s talk……… The current government recommendations for exercise in an adult are: 2 ½ hours of moderate intensity aerobic […]

When to get an MRI

You have back or neck pain. When should you get an MRI of your spine?  That’s a very common question presented to me during a visit to my office.  Folks come in with complaints of neck or back pain and express concerns that their other doctors have not ordered an MRI. The truth is you […]

Arthritis: Ya Gotta Move!

So often we are told to rest an injury and of course it is human nature to avoid doing things that aggravate pain. Patients with arthritis often avoid doing exercise when their back, hips, knees or ankles are hurting. Although this may seem to make sense, it may actually be causing your arthritis symptoms more […]

Whiplash, Cervical Strain, Cervical Sprain

So many different words are used to describe a neck injury, especially after an accident. An “acceleration-deceleration” motion to the neck, typically after a collision was almost always called a whiplash injury. This term, along with the diagnosis of Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD), has been used less and less over the last few years. This […]

How to be a Patient Patient

Have back pain? Have a slipped disc? Frustrated? Scared? I know. I have been through the same. Disc herniations are common experiences. Luckily,  most back pains get better without surgery. Most disc pains improve with time. You need to be patient.  If you have watched my videos, we discussed how your body has the ability […]

Disc Herniations or Slipped Discs Get Better Without Surgery

Most disc herniations or slip discs get better without surgery.  In fact, many herniated discs do not even cause pain. I know, not what you are told by others.  But, it is the truth.  Many research studies show herniated discs are found in many people who have no pain associated with the finding. But,  if […]