Thursday, November 21, 2013


Sprains and strains both cause persistent pain and lack of mobility for patients. While they have similar causes and symptoms, they are not actually the same thing. A sprain is an injury that occurs with the ligament, which connects bones to a joint. A strain is an injury to a tendon or muscle that is connected to a bone. Sprains of the ankle are most common, though some people find that they have sprained their wrist. Strains are most common in the back of the thigh (hamstring), arm, hand and elbow.

Sprains are typically caused by accident, like falling or twisting, though blunt force to the area can also be a cause. Strains are similar, though often less severe than a sprain. The signs and symptoms of sprains and strains are quite similar to each other. They include:

  • Pain

  • Muscle spasms or weakness

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • The inability to move the joint

  • Cramping

Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Dr. Brian Bezak offers chiropractic and rehab for sprains and strains and encourages patients to visit the Greenbelt, MD clinic for possible treatments. This includes manipulation of the affected joints, bracing the joint and soft tissue therapy. We also provide nutritional and exercise suggestions for faster healing. Contact our office at 301-220-0496 to learn more about sprains and strains and the treatment options available.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Foot Pain

Dr. Brian Bezak provides chiropractic care for many types of disorders and diseases, including pain in the foot here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. Foot pain can occur in one or multiple areas of the foot, such as the toes, arch, heel, sole or ankle.

Causes of foot pain vary, and include an injury, aging, having an occupation that requires standing for long periods of time, insufficient foot protection, playing a sport often, a genetic deformity or being overweight. There are also medical conditions that frequently cause foot pain like arthritis, gout, bunions, calluses, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, warts, sprains, stress fractures and of course, broken bones.

Here a Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Greenbelt, MD, we provide multiple ways of treating and managing foot pain. The treatment generally depends on the cause and type of pain being experienced. We can help treat and remove warts, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as providing chiropractic care for sprains and arthritis. Patients are urged to visit our office for swelling that isn’t improving, persistent pain for several weeks, numbness, tingling and burning pain. Call us today to get more information about treatment options for foot pain.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

On-Site X-Rays

Dr. Brian Bezak is experienced at providing chiropractic and rehabilitation treatments for a wide range of problems, including soreness and discomfort, arthritis, sprains and strains, whiplash, chronic pain, fractures and various medical conditions. However, before providing the right treatment plan, a proper diagnosis is made through the use of x-rays. On-site x-rays are provided right here in our Greenbelt, MD Bekak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation practice in order to make it more convenient for our patients.

On-site x-rays provided in our office look at the skeletal structure and bone structure of the spine. It gives us an idea of spinal curvatures and possible issues with misalignment of the spine, which is a very common occurrence among patients who experience chronic pain. Patients get these results more quickly by using our on-site x-ray machines, and don’t have go to another location for these images is not necessary in many cases.

Visit our website to find out more about on-site x-rays and what the next steps are after getting an approximate diagnosis of your condition.