But It’s a Sunday

March 31, 2009

Have you ever reached in the fridge to get a gallon of juice and thrown your back out?  Ladies, how about you are in the shower shaving your legs, and suddenly your low back goes out and you can’t stand up?  How about those migraines?  Did any of those symptoms ever check to see what time it is or what day it is?

No, of course they didn’t.

Part of my job is to help you get well and stay well.  I live about 3 minutes from my office and come in quite often on a Sunday or a late night.  Please,  please, please don’t feel bad about it.  

It would bother me way more to know you were in agony than to have to come in for ten minutes to help you.

Symptoms don’t always conform to a 9-5 schedule.  If I can make it and agree to meet you please don’t feel bad about calling.


Is your wallet hurting you?

March 26, 2009


Imagine if a person told you they were sitting on a 2 inch wedge for the last 20 years.  Would you wonder why they may be having some problems with their spine?  Many men put their wallet in their back pocket and then sit on it for 6,7,8 hours a day.  This creates an imbalance in the pelvis, which leads to an imbalance in the spine.

Quick anatomy review.  Your spine should be straight when looking at it from either the front or the back.  If we sit on an uneven surface, read wallet, the spine must bend to compensate for the unevenness.  Do this for an hour here and there and the effect is minimal; do this for 6-8 hours a day for many years, the problem is significant.

A bent spine places pressure on the nerves and muscles, leading to pain and stiffness just for starters.  How about the organs that are connected to these nerves, organs like the kidney or bladder.  Is it possible that sitting on a wallet for a long period of time could place stress on the nerves that control the kidney?  I see it everyday.

The simplest solution is to either move the wallet to your front pocket, maybe a shirt pocket, or a suitcoat.  If you insist on sitting on a wallet go for the thinnest one you can find.    This wallet here gets great reviews.