Monday, December 23, 2013

Hand Pain

Many of our patients here at Bezek Chiropractic and Rehabilitation spend a good deal of time during their workday at the computer doing repetitive motions. Some even go home to spend even more time using the computer keyboard. As a result, they often come to us complaining of tingling, numbness and pain in their hands and wrist. Some even tell us they are unable to grip objects as a result of the pain and numbness.

This numbness, tingling and hand pain is indicative of repetitive motion injury known as carpal tunnel syndrome. It is caused by pressure and compression placed on the median nerve, which runs through your forearm to your hand.

Dr. Brian Bezak offers his patients natural chiropractic treatment to ease the symptoms of hand pain. These include myofascial release, personalized exercise, cervical traction, and ergonomic instructions. In addition, in some cases, chiropractic adjustments may be recommended.

Chiropractic care for hand pain in our Greenbelt, MD office can be of great benefit in treating carpal tunnel syndrome and other types of hand and wrist pain.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain and tightness occurs for many reasons, including improper posture, an accident, or injury or trauma associated with a sporting or work-related activity. Even turning wrong while sleeping can lead to upper back pain. Regardless of the cause, it can cause its sufferer discomfort ranging from soreness and achiness to excruciating, sharp pain. Upper back pain can also present itself in muscle tension, muscle spasms, and burning and stabbing pain. It can make it difficult to take a deep breath or turn your head to the side.

If you are experiencing any of the above upper back pain symptoms, know that chiropractic care here at Bezek Chiropractic and Rehabilitation can help to relieve your symptoms in a natural, holistic way. Depending on the cause and severity of your upper back pain, Dr. Brian Bezak uses a variety of chiropractic techniques, including:

  • spinal manipulation and adjustment

  • trigger point therapy

  • customized exercise to strengthen and stretch your upper back

  • range of motion improvement exercises

  • traction

  • electrical muscle stimulation

  • ultrasound

  • moist heat and/or cold packs

There’s no need to live with upper back pain. Contact Dr. Brian Bezak today to learn about how chiropractic care for upper back pain can help.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common complaint of many of our patients here at Bezek Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. Our senior patients in Greenbelt, MD have an even higher risk of hip pain due to degeneration, years of wear and tear, and fracturing of the hip.

The causes of hip pain include the following:

  • ·         Osteoarthritis

  • ·         Rheumatoid arthritis

  • ·         Bursitis

  • ·         Tendinitis

  • ·         Muscle strain

  • ·         Hip fractures

  • ·         Bone cancer

When patients visit us with hip pain, Dr. Bezak begins with a comprehensive examination, including X-rays if indicated, in order to determine the extent and causal factors of our patients’ hip pain.

Dr. Brian Bezak offers his patients chiropractic treatment for hip pain that offers the following benefits (in addition to reduction in pain):

  • ·         Inflammation reduction

  • ·         Improved range of hip joint motion

  • ·         Strengthened damaged tissues and weakened muscles

  • ·         Correct posture restoration

If you are experiencing hip pain, we encourage you to call us at 301-220-0496 to discuss your natural treatment options.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Elbow Pain

Did you know that common elbow conditions can be successfully treated by us here at Bezek Chiropractic and Rehabilitation? Chiropractic care is an excellent option for elbow pain relief because it avoids the use of surgeries or the reliance on medications.

Chiropractic care for elbow pain focuses on correcting the structural components, such as your muscles and bones, of your elbow, so that you can not only receive pain relief but have a strengthened elbow to prevent future elbow problems from reoccurring.

Two of the most common conditions associated with elbow pain, and for which Dr. Brian Bezak treats, are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.

  • ·         Lateral epicondylitis, more readily known as tennis elbow, is a type of tendonitis and inflammation that occurs from the overuse of the tendons and muscles that connect the muscles of the forearm. It is characterized by tenderness and pain over the outside area of the elbow.

  • ·         Medial epicondylitis, more commonly known as golfer’s elbow, is an inflammation at the focal point where the bony area of the inner elbow attaches to the tendons of the forearm. It is characterized by tenderness and pain in the inner elbow region.

Give us a call at 301-220-0496, if you are experiencing tenderness or pain in your elbow.