Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Whiplash is a term applied to injuries that occur to the neck when it is whipped in one direction and then jerked in another. Although this injury is common during auto accidents, it can also be incredibly damaging. Many whiplash injuries involve sprains—which happen when the ligaments that support, protect and restrict vertebral movement are torn—and strains—which occur when muscles and tendons in the neck are stretched beyond their normal limits. Even the discs between vertebrae in the cervical spine can be torn with whiplash, resulting in disc herniation.

The most common symptoms of whiplash include pain and stiffness in the neck and headaches at the base of the skull, and these symptoms can last for weeks or months, and even years if left untreated. Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we can provide quality chiropractic care to accelerate healing and ensure that your injury does not persist. With adjustments, therapeutic exercise and soft-tissue treatment can help control your pain and reduce muscle spasms.

If you’ve been in an automobile accident, Dr. Brian Bezak, Dr. Shaun Bezak and Dr. Kelly Krol-Bezak can ensure that your accident doesn’t cause you pain long after it’s over. Call 301-220-0496 to schedule an appointment in Greenbelt, MD.  For more information, visit www.bezakchiroandrehab.com.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and the most common one is osteoarthritis. While all the different types involve inflammation and swelling in and around the joints, osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is caused by wear and tear as you age. Usually occurring in the weight-bearing joints, such as the hips, knees or spine, osteoarthritis can also affect your hands and feet.

Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than men and in those older than 60. However, osteoarthritis has been diagnosed in much younger individuals in their 20s and 30s. Some factors increase an individual’s chance of developing the disease, including heredity, obesity and overuse of the joint.

If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation can help. Our chiropractors can provide you with chiropractic adjustments to ensure your body is properly aligned and functioning properly. The doctor will also help you develop a therapeutic exercise routine, which will help you preserve a good range of motion, as well as build the strength in the stabilizing muscles around your affected joint.  

If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, we can help alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Bezak, Dr. Shaun Bezak or Dr. Kelly Krol-Bezak, call 301-220-0496. For more information, visit www.bezakchiroandrehab.com

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lower Back Pain

Your lumbar vertebrae, or lower back vertebrae, are larger than any others in your spine and are responsible for supporting the weight of your upper body. While these vertebrae can withstand powerful forces form your lower back muscles during lifting, bending and twisting, it is common to experience lower back pain and injuries. At our office in Greenbelt, MD, the chiropractors have the experience and skills to provide you with effective chiropractic treatment for alleviating your back pain.

Lower back pain is commonly caused by muscle, nerve, ligament and spinal injuries, as well as by poor posture and degenerative diseases. Poor posture can cause accelerated wear and tear to your spine because undue stress can be placed on the lumbar vertebrae, while degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, can cause structures in the spine to break down and put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Nerve pressure in the lumbar spine can cause pain and symptoms to spread from the back to the buttocks, legs and feet because the nerves that exit the lumbar spine travel to these areas.

If you’re experiencing lower back pain, you do not have to resort to surgery or rely heavily on pain medication. At Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, many of our patients find relief from their pain through chiropractic treatments that include adjustments, intersegmental traction, trigger point therapy and other therapies, such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and cryotherapy. These methods can alleviate tension, relieve pain and help restore proper movement.

Those experiencing lower back pain can turn to Dr. Brian Bezak, Dr. Shaun Bezak and Dr. Kelly Krol-Bezak. To schedule an appointment, call 301-220-0496. For more information , visit www.bezakchiroandrehab.com.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rotator Cuff Injuries

One of the most common injuries that athletes incur is a tear in the rotator cuff, which is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder to provide movement and stability. The tendons from these muscles attach to the top of the humerus, and this is where most tears occur, although muscles are sometimes involved. Rotator cuff tears can be paused by direct blows to the shoulder, by falling on the arm while it is outstretched and by having your arm yanked. Impingement (tendinitis), where the rotator cuff tendons rub against the shoulder blade, can also cause the rotator cuff to become inflamed, fray and weaken.

People most susceptible to these injuries include swimmers, tennis players, baseball players and other participants in activities that involve a lot of arm movement overhead. Your risk for injury is also higher if you are over the age of 40 since muscles and tendons lose elasticity as you age.

If you have torn your rotator cuff, we can help without the need for steroid injections or surgery. Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Greenbelt, MD, we use multitude of holistic therapies, such as electrical muscle stimulation and cryotherapy, to promote healing and reduce pain and inflammation. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments and targeted exercises can be used to restore mobility and range of movement. In about six to eight weeks, you will notice a significant improvement.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Bezak, Dr. Shaun Bezak or Dr. Kelly Krol-Bezak, call 301-220-0496. For more information, visit our website at www.bezakchiroandrehab.com.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is not only safe but incredibly beneficial. During pregnancy, women experience many changes in their body, including changes in pelvic alignment, changes in posture and an increased back curve that comes with a protruding abdomen. These changes can result in a misaligned spine or joints. It is important to maintain proper alignment during pregnancy so that the baby can have enough room to develop, as well as to keep the nervous system and the rest of your body functioning properly.

At Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, the chiropractors utilize adjustment techniques that do not place pressure on the abdomen, making chiropractic care completely safe and possible for pregnant women. With regular chiropractic care, our chiropractor can help you have a healthy pregnancy, while controlling the symptoms of nausea and relieving pain in your back, neck and joints. 

Adjustments can also help reduce time of labor and delivery and prevent the need for a cesarean section. By keeping the spine in alignment, there will be more room for the baby to turn and get into the proper position in preparation for delivery, which will decrease the chance of a breach birth or need for medical intervention.

If you are pregnant, call our office at 301-220-0496 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit www.bezakchiroandrehab.com.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chiropractic Care and Stress

From traffic jams and work deadlines to bills and annoying coworkers, stress invades our lives on a daily basis, and while we can’t completely eliminate stressors from our lives, we can learn to handle them better. Although some people naturally deal with stress more effectively than others, everyone can benefit from working with a chiropractor. 

Regular chiropractic care, which improves nerve and spinal function, has a dramatic impact on improving your emotional, mental and physical states, which all determine how we deal with stress. While stress is known to interfere with our immune systems, studies have shown that those who receive regular chiropractic care have 200 percent greater immune competence than those who do not receive chiropractic care and 400 percent greater immune competence than those with cancer and other serious diseases. This means that chiropractic care can reduce the negative effects that stress has on our bodies and put us in a better state for dealing with future stressors.

If you feel like stress is taking a toll on your life, we can help at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. To schedule an appointment with our office in Greenbelt, MD and rid yourself of stress’s negative effects, call 301-220-0496. For more information, visit www.bezakchiroandrehab.com.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slipping and falling is one of the most common accidents that can lead to injuries. More detrimental that most people realize, slip and fall incidents can cause trauma to bones, joints, ligaments and muscle tissue. Whether it triggers misalignment of the spine or subluxation, these accidents can interfere with the nervous system and cause pinched nerves, soreness, pain and even a lasting disability. However, chiropractic treatment at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation can help heal your body and prevent future pain, illnesses and injuries.

Anyone who has slipped and fallen should come to our chiropractic offices. Providing a holistic and natural approach to healing your body and reducing pain, our chiropractors will correct any misalignments and rid your nervous system of interference triggered by the accident. By fixing misalignments and subluxations, chiropractic frees your nervous system to coordinate the body’s systems more efficiently, which allows your body to heal more effectively and more quickly. Chiropractic treatment promotes healing and can remove the need for surgery to regain proper function.

Even those who do not feel pain after a slip and fall should still come to our offices for an alignment. The spine could still have been thrown into misalignment during the accident, which can interrupt proper function of the immune system and cause further problems.

If you’ve slipped and fallen, we can help at our office in Greenbelt, MD. Just call 301-220-0496 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit www.bezakchiroandrehab.com