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Dr. Dennis Spurgin, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Dennis Spurgin is a Chiropractor practicing in Palm Springs, CA. Dr. Spurgin specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Spurgin seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
50 years Experience
Dr. Dennis Spurgin, DC
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Logan College of Chiropractic
  • Accepting new patients

How should I sleep to fix rounded shoulders?

Rounded Shoulders is a postural problem and sleeping has no effect. Exercises and posture is the most beneficial

How do you stretch your lats?

I don't like hard forceful stretching. I am more in favor of dynamic range of motion stretching. All the range of motion of the shoulder and upper back are important.

How painful is frozen shoulder manipulation?

I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. I don't do hard, forceful and panful manipulation. I work with quickness and finesse. I try to minimize pain. The amount of READ MORE
I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. I don't do hard, forceful and panful manipulation. I work with quickness and finesse. I try to minimize pain. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is with following advice and type of previous treatment. I usually recommend a combination of dynamic range of motion and contrast therapy which is Ice followed by wet heat (wet towel, shower or jacuzzi). Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Massage are helpful.

What is the best sleeping position?

When babies begin to be able to move they tend to turn to their sides. However, sleeping is also dynamic and moving while sleeping is expected and should not be a concern. Individuals READ MORE
When babies begin to be able to move they tend to turn to their sides. However, sleeping is also dynamic and moving while sleeping is expected and should not be a concern. Individuals with internal or musculoskeletal issue need to adapt sleeping situation according to their needs.

Can you move your elbow if it's dislocated?

The evaluation and assessment of a Dislocation is an emergency issue and should be seen in an Urgent care or ER. Follow up can be done in an office setting.

Can chiropractors treat tendonitis?

Every day Doctors of Chiropractic treat Tendonitis.

How do I know if my shoulder pain is serious?

This is an impossible question to answer without more information. Shoulder pain can come from the neck, upper back or the shoulder itself. It can from nerves, muscles, tendons READ MORE
This is an impossible question to answer without more information. Shoulder pain can come from the neck, upper back or the shoulder itself. It can from nerves, muscles, tendons and many other factors. I need more feedback on this issue. To find a Chiropractor in your area go on your insurance list and Google reviews.

Can shoulder pain radiate down your arm?

The simple answer is yes. The real answer is that shoulder pain is very complicated. I can come from the neck, upper back and radiate down the arm. However shoulder pain can come READ MORE
The simple answer is yes. The real answer is that shoulder pain is very complicated. I can come from the neck, upper back and radiate down the arm. However shoulder pain can come from internal organs: such as heart or lungs and still radiate down the arm. If this persists seek professional help.

How do I strengthen my back scoliosis?

All exercise and strengthen of the back including scoliosis need to include full range of motion and be dynamic.

What is the fastest way to get rid of a frozen shoulder?

I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is READ MORE
I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is with following advice, and type of previous treatment. I usually recommend a combination of dynamic range of motion and contrast therapy, which is ice followed by wet heat (wet towel, shower or jacuzzi). Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, and Massage are helpful.

Is heat or cold better for frozen shoulder?

I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is READ MORE
I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is with following advice and type of previous treatment. I usually recommend a combination of dynamic range of motion and contrast therapy, which is ice followed by wet heat (wet towel, shower or jacuzzi). Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, and Massage are helpful.

Can sleeping on your side cause scoliosis?

It is unlikely that any sleeping position will cause scoliosis. Scoliosis is usually hereditary or do to structural damage.

Can a chiropractor help a frozen shoulder?

I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is READ MORE
I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is with following advice and type of previous treatment.

How long is recovery after frozen shoulder manipulation?

I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. success can come in days or never fully recover. I don't do hard, forceful and panful manipulation. I work with quickness and READ MORE
I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. success can come in days or never fully recover. I don't do hard, forceful and panful manipulation. I work with quickness and finesse. I try to minimize pain. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is with following advice and type of previous treatment. I usually recommend a combination of dynamic range of motion and contrast therapy which is Ice followed by wet heat (wet towel, shower or jacuzzi). Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Massage are helpful.

How often should you exercise a frozen shoulder?

I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. Success can come in days or never fully recover. I don't do hard, forceful and panful manipulation. I work with quickness and READ MORE
I have worked successfully on many frozen shoulders. Success can come in days or never fully recover. I don't do hard, forceful and panful manipulation. I work with quickness and finesse. I try to minimize pain. The amount of success depends on the cause of the condition, how long it has been there, how contentious the individual is with following advice and type of previous treatment. I usually recommend a combination of dynamic range of motion and contrast therapy which is Ice followed by wet heat (wet towel, shower or jacuzzi). Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Massage are helpful.

Can you pop your sacroiliac joint?

Nobody should crack their own joints. The vertebrae of the spine should move in conjunction with each other. If one is moving too little the others adapt and move extra. If you READ MORE
Nobody should crack their own joints. The vertebrae of the spine should move in conjunction with each other. If one is moving too little the others adapt and move extra. If you "crack" your own joints or any other part of the body you will make the problem worse. The cracking may give temporary relief due to the release of endorphins, but that is not beneficial. It is an art to manipulate the joints and individuals who practice manipulation have to be carefully trained

How does a chiropractor adjust your SI joint?

The vertebrae of the spine which includes the SI joint should move in conjunction with each other. If one is moving too little the others adapt and move extra. If you "crack" READ MORE
The vertebrae of the spine which includes the SI joint should move in conjunction with each other. If one is moving too little the others adapt and move extra. If you "crack" joints or any other part of the body improperly you will make the problem worse. The cracking may give temporary relief due to the release of endorphins, but that is not beneficial. It is an art to manipulate the joints and individuals who practice manipulation have to be carefully trained

How do you know if your SI joint is out of place?

The vertebrae of the spine which includes the SI joint should move in conjunction with each other. If one is moving too little the others adapt and move extra. If you "crack" READ MORE
The vertebrae of the spine which includes the SI joint should move in conjunction with each other. If one is moving too little the others adapt and move extra. If you "crack" joints or any other part of the body improperly you will make the problem worse. The cracking may give temporary relief due to the release of endorphins, but that is not beneficial. It is an art to manipulate the joints and individuals who practice manipulation have to be carefully trained. See a professional.

How do you loosen the sacroiliac joint?

The vertebrae of the spine which includes the SI joint should move in conjunction with each other. If one is moving too little the others adapt and move extra. If you "crack" READ MORE
The vertebrae of the spine which includes the SI joint should move in conjunction with each other. If one is moving too little the others adapt and move extra. If you "crack" joints or any other part of the body improperly you will make the problem worse. The cracking may give temporary relief due to the release of endorphins, but that is not beneficial. It is an art to manipulate the joints and individuals who practice manipulation have to be carefully trained. See a professional

Do chiropractors work on joints?

Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to work on all joints and and musculoskeletal areas of the body.