Benefits of a 2nd Opinion

By · Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 · Comments Off on Benefits of a 2nd Opinion

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: As a practicing chiropractor for almost 30 years, I have learned a lot about treating patients. I have also learned that I don’t know everything. No doctor does. That is why we continue to read. We continue going to continuing education seminars. We continue to talk to our peers.

When I first started seeing patients while I was in chiropractic school I always asked the staff doctors how they knew the correct diagnosis or why a treatment worked differently on various patients. After I graduated I was blessed to work in a great practice where I could see patients with a variety of complaints that required different treatments. The doctors were able to see things with the patients that I couldn’t. When I started my own chiropractic practice I was able to discuss cases with other doctors or refer the patient for a test or examination to get a different perspective on how to get the patient well.

Now that I am one of the “older” doctors in the area, I get asked the questions. I get to have students come to the office to watch and learn. I get medical and chiropractic doctors sending patients to our office to see if I can figure out a different treatment protocol. I get to do independent medical examinations to determine what treatment is needed or what the impairment is. I get asked to review files to determine what the appropriate care is. I get to give back and help educate the next generation of doctors.

It is always beneficial to get a 2nd opinion when a patient isn’t responding as quickly as they should based on prior case experience. Having a “second set of eyes” examine the patient or review the file helps make sure that nothing is missed or overlooked. It is imperative that doctors realize that they don’t know everything and that we do miss and overlook things. If a patient is not responding in the appropriate time frame, get a 2nd opinion from another doctor. Our patients deserve it.

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!

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Danger of OTC Drugs

By · Friday, November 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on Danger of OTC Drugs

Do you know the dangers of over-the-counter drugs? Over-the-counter drugs send nearly 200,000 people to the hospital each year. Chiropractic care is a safe alternative to using OTC or opioid drugs for pain relief. Call us today to schedule your chiropractic visit.

 

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Take Control of Your Lower Back Pain

By · Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 · Comments Off on Take Control of Your Lower Back Pain

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and opioid-free solution to lower back pain. Check out our back pain resources to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you. Then contact us to schedule an appointment today.

 

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Benefits of a Good Night Sleep

By · Thursday, October 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on Benefits of a Good Night Sleep

numerous benefits to getting good nights sleepClear Lake Chiropractor Comments: People ask why I always suggest proper stretching, a good mattress and the correct pillow to help live a healthy life. There are several reasons why. Mainly, they all help you get a good night sleep. This is different than just getting more sleep. The benefits of a good night sleep are numerous.

The first benefit of getting a good night sleep is that it helps to decrease the inflammatory proteins in your body. This helps minimize your risk of a heart attack while helping to reduce your general “achiness”. Another benefit is that it helps you live longer. There is a big difference between getting 6-8 hours of quality sleep instead of 8+ hours of poor quality rest. Studies have shown that you will live longer with the proper amount of quality rest.

An additional benefit is that it can help lessen irritability. This occurs by helping to control depression and anxiety. This helps lead to emotional stability. It also helps lead to easier weight loss. A proper rest will also improve your memory. This helps with learning new things and utilizing all of your acquired skills.

A final benefit of a good night sleep is that it helps minimize accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2009 that being tired accounted for the highest number of fatal single-car run-off-the-road crashes due to the driver’s performance, even more than alcohol.

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!

 

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Ice or Heat?

By · Monday, October 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on Ice or Heat?

Ice or Heat? Dr. Beecher explains when and why to use each for specific injuries. If you’re having pain, call us today to discover how chiropractic care can help.

 

Chiropractic Care For Veterans

By · Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 · Comments Off on Chiropractic Care For Veterans

25% of veterans report lower back problems. Chiropractic care could help to alleviate the use of  opioids as treatment by as much as 66%. Call us today to find out how chiropractic care can help you.

 

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Prevalence of Neck Pain

By · Thursday, September 13th, 2018 · Comments Off on Prevalence of Neck Pain

Got Neck Pain?

Does your neck hurt a lot? Does neck pain keep you from activities that you love? It’s always good to know that you’re not alone. In fact, neck pain is the third most common chronic pain condition experienced by adults in the United States. Not only does the pain impact your physical life, but it also impacts you in other ways.

Social Consequences of Neck Pain

When your neck hurts, you may not feel like going out as much. In fact, if you’re having a really bad day, you may not get out of the house at all. This limits the social engagements that you can commit to and enjoy. Over time, your neck pain may keep you more isolated than you prefer to be, and it may keep you from participating in activities that you love.

Neck pain can also make you grumpy and difficult to live with, which can impact all of your relationships. Whether you’re at home or at work, you want to have positive interactions with the people around you. This can be hard when you’re in constant pain.

Psychological Consequences of Neck Pain

Any kind of long-term chronic pain impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and your life. Over time, you may begin to thin of yourself as weak and tired, for instance, rather than as strong and capable. These can wear away at your self-esteem and self-image, causing you to feel badly about yourself and what you can do.

Long-term pain can also contribute to depression and anxiety. If you hurt all the time and it doesn’t get better, you may gradually lose interest in a life you once loved. When you can’t do many of the things you love to do, it’s easy to get discouraged and feel hopeless. And when you never know how badly things are going to hurt, it’s easy to get caught up worrying about when your pain might strike again.

Well-Being Consequences of Neck Pain

When you hurt all the time, you don’t feel great about your life and you can’t do as much. Over time, this wears away at your sense of well-being. Even if you are positive and try to stay engaged in your life, chronic neck pain is discouraging and that takes its toll. Most people find that they aren’t as happy when they hurt a lot.

Treating Neck Pain

One of the most promising ways to treat neck pain is through chiropractic work. Chiropractors all receive at least 7 years of post-graduate training, and much of that time is spent focusing on the neck. Through various techniques, they can treat many kinds of neck pain without medications or surgery.

Even if you feel like you’ve tried everything for your neck pain, chiropractic could help you. Call us for a consultation and we’ll let you know what is going on with your neck and how we can help you to feel better and live better! You may be able to get back to the life you love sooner than you had thought possible.

 

September is Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

By · Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 · Comments Off on September is Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

1.5 billion people worldwide are suffering from chronic pain, but chiropractic care can help. Call us today to discover how we can help with your chronic pain.

 

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The Difference Between Medical & Chiropractic Doctor’s

By · Thursday, August 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on The Difference Between Medical & Chiropractic Doctor’s

difference between medical and chiropractic doctorHouston Chiropractor Comments: At a recent deposition I was asked what are the differences between medical and chiropractic doctors for the treatment of neck and back pain. While the simple answer would be that medical doctors treat the pain with drugs or surgery and chiropractic doctors treat the back and neck pain with chiropractic treatment and therapy…that is not completely accurate. The answer that I gave was that medical doctors usually treat the symptoms and doctors of chiropractic treat the cause of the problem.

Typically when a patient goes to a medical doctor for back or neck pain they will be given medication for inflammation, muscle spasms and pain reduction. If the pain does not improve they will be given injections, told to go to physical therapy or advised to have surgery.

Since chiropractors don’t prescribe drugs we typically try and figure out what is causing the muscle spasm, inflammation or the pain. Once we figure out the cause of the back or neck pain we can alleviate the pain. If a joint is out of alignment, we can realign it. If there is inflammation, we can do therapy to reduce it. If the muscles have become weak or overused, we can show the correct stretches or exercises to fix it.

If you look at back or neck pain like a room full of smoke, you can do one of two things. You can use a fan to remove the smoke from the room (medicine) or you can put out the fire in the trash can before removing the smoke (chiropractic).

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!

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Meditation to Reduce Stress

By · Thursday, August 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on Meditation to Reduce Stress

Meditation is a simple and fast way to reduce stress and refresh your mind, body and soul. Take 10 minutes on your lunch break to decompress. Visit your doctor of chiropractic who can help you achieve and maintain optimal wellness.

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