Friday, January 31, 2014

Exercise Therapy

Exercise Therapy
Exercise therapy is a type of therapy provided to our patients here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. We utilize various types of exercises that help improve the strength, flexibility, and mobility of our patients. Exercise therapy involves exercises alone as well as with several tools and accessories, like wobble boards, exercise balls, tubing, and balance boards.
There are many reasons that someone needs exercise therapy, including being in a vehicle accident, having a work-related or personal injury, or experiencing weakened muscles in the body, especially those supporting joints or the spine.
The type of exercises and movements used in exercise therapy depend on the reason our patients need it. In other words, we use a very individualized approach to exercise therapy with our patients. Some patients have had a surgery or major injury, so their exercises are much different than someone who is seeing us because of chronic lower back pain or a repetitive motion injury from their job.
We also look at our patient’s current strength and flexibility is to determine the best exercises to start with. For example, with lower back pain, we use stretching of the hamstrings and abductors, strengthening their trunk muscles, and promoting better balance.
To learn more about exercise therapy provided by chiropractor Dr. Brian Bezak, call us at 301-220-0496.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Leg Pain

Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we see patients for a wide range of medical conditions that often include pain in one or more parts of the body. Leg pain is a common complaint, as it can be caused by so many different factors.
Leg pain can be a source of an injury or trauma, sciatica pain, muscle pain and cramping from physical activity, immobility, or lack of flexibility following leg surgery. It can also be a sign of a medical condition or disease. Leg pain can also accompany other symptoms, like numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle spasms.
Chiropractic treatments for leg pain vary depending on the cause. We take X-rays to determine the cause of the pain, as this dictates our preferred treatment plan. For example, if the pain is radiating from the buttocks or lower back, it is commonly from sciatica pain, and we treat sciatica with a spinal adjustment. By knowing the details surrounding the pain, such as when the symptoms started, the location, and how mild or severe the symptoms are, we can plot the best treatment plan.
Call Dr. Brian Bezak at 301-220-0496 to discuss getting chiropractic treatment for any leg pain you are experiencing.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Middle Back Pain

Middle back pain is a type of pain and discomfort experienced in the middle part of the back, and is often the result of torn or strained ligaments and muscles. Middle back pain is not as common as low back pain, but still can be very uncomfortable for our patients. Dr. Brian Bezak offers patients a variety of chiropractic treatments that not only help them find relief, but prevent future occurrences from happening.
Before deciding what treatment is most effective, we focus on diagnosing cause of the pain. These are common causes for middle back pain:
1. Poor posture.
2. Carrying a heavy backpack.
3. Sleeping on a mattress without adequate support.
4. Obesity
5. Arthritis.
While these are not the only causes of middle back pain, we see these causes of middle back pain frequently.
After a physical examination, our patients usually get an adjustment for their pain. This helps manipulate the spine to realign the vertebrae, which can often help relieve the pressure and pain on its own. We also provide physical therapy, therapeutic massage, and rehabilitation exercises to further help with treating and preventing middle back pain.
If you are having middle back pain, stop suffering. Visit Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Greenbelt, MD to start on your treatments for middle back pain.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Tingling sensations in the feet, hands, or arms are uncomfortable and can also be a sign of another type of medical condition. They are most common in the hands and feet, though can be felt just about anywhere in the body.
Tingling is often combined with feelings of numbness or radiating pain, though not always. Tingling is described as feeling like pins and needles, and caused by anything from infection and diabetes, to a pinched nerve or a traumatic injury. Even a nutritional deficiency can be the culprit for experiencing tingling.
To treat tingling, Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation recommends the following treatment options based on the cause of the tingling:
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Medications
  • Yoga
  • Stretching
  • Exercise therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Adjustments and manipulations
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery, depending on the cause
Dr. Brian Bezak uses various procedures, ranging from injections to adjustments, in order to remove nerve irritation that is causing tingling. If you have tingling and want to start on your treatments, call us at 301-220-0496 to schedule an appointment in our Greenway Medical Center location.

Friday, January 3, 2014


Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we provide a wide range of chiropractic treatments for our patients, including ultrasound therapy. Ultrasound therapy is performed in our office to treat a variety of conditions. This is not the same ultrasound technology used as an imaging and diagnostic tool, but meant to use sound waves for providing exceptional relief of muscle spasms, joint pain, and pain associated with soft tissue injuries.

Ultrasound treatment works by using sound waves to cause gentle vibration of the patient’s soft tissues and muscle. It is often used in conjunction with other treatments for the best relief possible. The vibration of sound waves work well on patients that have tightness in their joints and need to their muscles to relax. The sound waves are also combined with heat that helps to provide a better overall healing process.

Patients get ultrasound therapy for many different conditions and injuries. Some patients come to us because of muscle soreness or joint tightness, while others have had a vehicle accident and they need the treatment for their injuries.

Please visit our chiropractor Dr. Brian Bezak in Greenbelt, MD to discuss the many benefits of ultrasound treatments.