The Body & Mind and Connection of Whiplash?

Clear Lake Chiropractor Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: The term “whiplash” refers to an injury to the neck muscles, the muscle attachments (tendons), ligaments, and sometimes the disks that lie between the vertebral bodies of the spine.  In a rear-end collision, the cause of whiplash occurs from a sudden, rapid acceleration of the body and neck […]

The Neck and Headache Connection

The Neck and Headache Connection Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: Patients with headaches also commonly complain of neck pain.  This relationship is the rule, not the exception and therefore, treatment for headaches must include treatment of the neck to achieve optimum results.  The term, “cervicogenic headaches” has been an accepted term because of the intimate connection […]

Dr Beecher’s July 15 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

To download Dr. Beecher’s Weekly Newsletter, please click here! WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS UPDATE Week of Monday, July 15th, 2013 Mental Attitude: Brain Health. A recent study recommends that doctors treating patients for type 2 diabetes also take cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors into consideration. The combination of type 2 diabetes and CVD can put patients […]

Dr Beecher’s May 6 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

To download Dr. Beecher’s Weekly Newsletter, please click here! Week of Monday, May 6th, 2013   Mental Attitude: Teenaged Smoking, Depression, and Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a costly health problem. Although it is primarily evident in postmenopausal women, its roots can be traced to periods of growth, including adolescence. A recent study showed that smoking and […]

New York Times Article about Neck Pain

In this blog I would like people to read an article from the New York Times about neck pain. A new study shows that chiropractic care and exercises were more effective than medication in relief of neck pain. The relief was still better with chiropractic when the people were questioned one year latter. If you suffer […]

The Truth About Neck Pain and Chiropractic Treatment

Neck pain is a very common complaint that chiropractic has been found to be very effective in treating.  There are many causes of neck pain including posture related (such as a forward head carriage) and repetitive strain (such as long static holding of awkward positions).  These two causes are very similar as the head weighs […]

Five Exercises to Help Your Neck Stay Pain-Free

The neck is the most flexible part of your spine and just like any other area of the body, movement exercises and good posture is important to maintain its health. Neck pains can be brought on or aggravated by how you treat this vital structure. We often neglect our neck when it comes to exercises, […]

“Ice vs Heat”. Which one is right?

Ice vs Heat Which One Is Right? Houston Chiropractor Comments: A common question I get in my clinic is “When do I use heat and when do I use ice?” Unfortunately this question is usually asked after they have already done the wrong one. The patient has usually relied on old information that has been […]

“Conservative” Treatment for Neck and Back Pain – A Chiropractic Perspective- Part 4 – Exercise

As a practicing chiropractic orthopedist, I am regularly asked what the difference between me and an orthopedic surgeon is. The simple answer is that I look for a conservative treatment option while the surgeon looks for a surgical treatment option. The term “conservative treatment” is used to describe any treatment option that does not involve […]

“Conservative” Treatment for Neck and Back Pain- Part 2 – Pain Control

Houston Chiropractor Comments: As a practicing Houston chiropractic orthopedist, I am regularly asked what the difference between me and an orthopedic surgeon is. The simple answer is that I look for a conservative treatment option while the surgeon looks for a surgical treatment option. The term “conservative treatment” is used to describe any treatment option […]