NASCAR Chiropractor Dr. Mike Smith The 2013 edition of the Daytona 500 was history making due to Danica Patrick winning the pole position and contesting at the front of the race all day. History was also made in the pit area, with many drivers sharing a new top performance secret. It's what NASCAR drivers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray all have in common. All these drivers have received care from the same chiropractor, Dr. [...]
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem affecting a large portion of society. Estimates are that up to 1 in 20 of the general population are affected, with occupations such as typists, assembly line workers, postal employees, servers/waitstaff, musicians and carpenters being those most often afflicted by this disorder. CTS produces a high level of cost to the health care system when time lost from work, treatment costs, and short and long term disability payments are factored in. Continued [...]
Whiplash is a term that describes an injury to the neck that occurs after a motor vehicle or car accident. The most common type of car accident is the rear impact, and most typically the occupant in a vehicle which gets “rear-ended” is at the greatest risk of injury, including the injury termed whiplash. Until recently, the cause of the pain resulting from a whiplash injury was poorly understood. Also, as a result of legal and insurance issues, people who complained [...]
Carrying kids on your hip or shoulders, cleaning the floors, lifting bags of groceries from the car, or that little "extra" that's been added to your stomach area over the years. Lifting, bending and twisting, or even worse, sitting all day at work. Add to this a slip or fall or a previous car accident and it's not to difficult to see why studies show that approximately 80% of Americans will suffer from lower back pain at some time during their [...]
Sciatica is a term which means inflammation of the bundle of nerves which begin in your lower back and transits down into your leg. This bundle of nerves forms the sciatic nerve from which the condition derives its name. Sciatic pain can vary from occasional and annoying to severe and debilitating. Sciatica typically involves only one leg at a time. Sciatica can have more than one cause, but typically the cause is an irritation or compression of lower back nerves from [...]
Just as advances in technology have touched every part of our lives in the last 20 years, so has this technology advancement had its effects for the practicing Doctor of Chiropractic. Advances in engineering have uniquely blended physics with my skills as a Doctor of Chiropractic to both analyze and treat joint and spine disorders in such a way that could never have been imagined just a few short years ago. Eastside Chiropractic features the most technologically advanced adjusting instruments using [...]
Moderate and acute neck pain is one of the most common reasons why people visit their family medical doctor. In many cases, pain and stiffness occur without any obvious cause, and treatment at a medical facility may involve the use of NSAID's, or even narcotics. A new study from The Annals of Internal Medicine revealed something that doctors of chiropractic have experienced in their practices for many decades. In one of the few head-to-head comparisons of the various treatments for neck [...]
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to use chiropractic as an instrument of ministry for the artists of Winter Jam 2013 (including Matthew West) at the BI-LO Center here in Greenville, SC.