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Dr. DOUGLAS MORRIS

Chiropractor

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8 years Experience
Dr. DOUGLAS MORRIS
  • scottsdale, AZ
  • BYU-Idaho
  • Accepting new patients

I have neck pain that only occurs when I lie down. What could be the reason?

Depends on the type of pain. If it's just an achy pain, it is possible that your pillow is pushing your head forward and straining the muscles in your neck.

Can a chiropractor help in treating foot pain?

As most questions go, it depends on what is causing the foot pain that you have. You need a diagnosis about what is causing the foot pain. It could be anything from Planter Fasciitis, READ MORE
As most questions go, it depends on what is causing the foot pain that you have. You need a diagnosis about what is causing the foot pain. It could be anything from Planter Fasciitis, to a dropped arch, to a tumor in the foot. Chiropractors can help with various ailments in the foot by adjusting the bones in the foot and ankle, and using various therapy techniques.

Can being overweight lead to flat feet?

Flat feet does not necessarily come from being overweight. Many people who are not overweight also have flat feet. The fix is usually foot orthotics.

My posture is getting a little slouched. What should I do?

Poor posture comes from muscle imbalance. Some muscles become "lazy" and are not holding you up properly. You need to "wake-up" those muscles and train them. Along with re-training READ MORE
Poor posture comes from muscle imbalance. Some muscles become "lazy" and are not holding you up properly. You need to "wake-up" those muscles and train them. Along with re-training weak muscles, you need to address the tight muscles that are pulling you into a hunched posture. A chiropractor can help with all of this.

What is the best way to help a frozen shoulder heal faster?

Wall crawls, wall slides, sleeper stretch.

I have sudden pain in my left leg. How can it be treated?

Depends on where the pain is coming from. Leg pain can be caused by a low back problem. It can be caused by a vascular (blood) problem, or could be a local muscle problem. You READ MORE
Depends on where the pain is coming from. Leg pain can be caused by a low back problem. It can be caused by a vascular (blood) problem, or could be a local muscle problem. You need to get it diagnosed in order to decide how to treat it as each problem has different treatments.

I have a slight neck and shoulder pain every time I drive. Why does this happen?

It is probably due to "spinal creep." Spinal creep is a progressive deformation of anatomical structures such as ligaments and muscles. When the muscles in your neck and upper READ MORE
It is probably due to "spinal creep." Spinal creep is a progressive deformation of anatomical structures such as ligaments and muscles. When the muscles in your neck and upper back are under a constant load (i.e. driving with your head forward), it deforms those muscles/ligaments and stretches them; so, your body is adapting to a certain posture in a negative way. When you are forcing yourself to sit/stand up straight, you are using muscles that are weak to hold that posture and also stretching muscles that are tight; couple these two things together and you get pain. As far as a fix, there is no quick fix, I would recommend, some targeted massage to open those contracted tissues, some chiropractic manipulations to free the joints that aren’t moving and also some rehab exercises to start to change your posture.

I have slight weakness in my muscles along with pain in the forearms. What could this be?

Weakness and pain in the forearms may be due to the impingement of a nerve along a chain that runs from your neck down to your arm. The tricky part is finding out where the pinch READ MORE
Weakness and pain in the forearms may be due to the impingement of a nerve along a chain that runs from your neck down to your arm. The tricky part is finding out where the pinch in the nerve is and what is causing the pinch. Some common conditions that can cause weakness and pain can be a cervical spine herniated disc, a tumor in or around the cervical spine, thoracic outlet syndrome, shoulder impingement, cubital tunnel syndrome, or carpal tunnel syndrome. I recommend seeing a physician to get a solid diagnosis and find out where that nerve is being pinched.

How is back soreness treated?

Patients who have complaints of soreness in their back that is alleviated with sleeping on the floor is a symptom of arthritis or spinal degeneration which, in turn, can actually READ MORE
Patients who have complaints of soreness in their back that is alleviated with sleeping on the floor is a symptom of arthritis or spinal degeneration which, in turn, can actually be a mattress problem. Sleeping on the floor for you provides support and relief because your mattress is probably too old or too soft for you. When your mattress is too soft, it won’t support your spine. The key when sleeping is to have your spine supported in a neutral position. This also means that, with a pillow under the head, it will be different sizes for everyone. You should not have your head excessively tilted either up or down as both will strain the neck. Aim for a straight position of the neck and have a doctor, partner, or friend verify your neck is straight. Sleeping on your side or on your back is best, preferably with a pillow between the legs or a body pillow. Sleeping on your stomach is not advised as it will strain your neck and back.

How is a chiropractor different from a physical therapist?

Chiropractors are doctors. As chiropractors, we can diagnose, order MRIs, take our own x-rays, and have full access to the body as practitioners. A physical therapist may or READ MORE
Chiropractors are doctors. As chiropractors, we can diagnose, order MRIs, take our own x-rays, and have full access to the body as practitioners. A physical therapist may or may not have their DPT since it is new. Also even if the physical therapist has a DPT, does not mean they can do some things without first going through an MD. The chiropractic profession is also split as there are different sub-types. If you are able to find a good chiropractor, they will also do modalities and rehabilitation exercises as well as provide adjustments.

Are there exercises to manage gout pain?

Gout is not really a problem that you can do exercises for. Usually, gout is treated from the dietary perspective by reducing alcohol and red meats as well as some prescription READ MORE
Gout is not really a problem that you can do exercises for. Usually, gout is treated from the dietary perspective by reducing alcohol and red meats as well as some prescription medication.

I have swelling on my lower back that has come up all of a sudden. Should I be worried?

As chiropractors, one of the things we treat all the time is mechanical low back pain; however, it depends on what is causing your low back pain. You do need an exam and a diagnosis READ MORE
As chiropractors, one of the things we treat all the time is mechanical low back pain; however, it depends on what is causing your low back pain. You do need an exam and a diagnosis in order to determine who to go to.

Can a chiropractor help me with a pain in the back of my thigh?

Depends on what kind of chiropractor you go to. Our field is split into different philosophies. If you go to a chiropractor that does modalities such as tens, ultrasound, laser READ MORE
Depends on what kind of chiropractor you go to. Our field is split into different philosophies. If you go to a chiropractor that does modalities such as tens, ultrasound, laser or soft tissue work such as massage therapy, graston technique, active release, etc. then you will definitely get some relief.

Is slipping of a rib common with age?

It depends on what you mean by "rib slipping." After any kind of trauma, an x-ray would be required to see what exactly is going on. A dislocation (medical subluxation) of a rib READ MORE
It depends on what you mean by "rib slipping." After any kind of trauma, an x-ray would be required to see what exactly is going on. A dislocation (medical subluxation) of a rib is different that a luxation or (chiropractic subluxation). A dislocated rib may require splinting or surgery. A chiropractic rib subluxation can be helped with a chiropractic adjustment. As far as age, a rib subluxation is not dependent upon age and can happen at any age.

My husband has a bone growth in his ankle. What should we do?

Depends on the severity of the bone growth and where it is on the ankle. X-rays would be helpful to see. Options include: foot orthotics, changing gait patterns (way of walking), READ MORE
Depends on the severity of the bone growth and where it is on the ankle. X-rays would be helpful to see. Options include: foot orthotics, changing gait patterns (way of walking), chiropractic ankle/foot adjustments or dependent on the severity, surgery may also be an option. Anytime you have foot complaints I'd also recommend a consult with a podiatrist.

My left shoulder is broader than the right. Is this a growth problem?

Depends on how much broader it is. An x-ray would definitely be helpful here in order to rule out some bone growth disorders. You need an exam also to see what is going on here READ MORE
Depends on how much broader it is. An x-ray would definitely be helpful here in order to rule out some bone growth disorders. You need an exam also to see what is going on here and see if it is correctable and also how it is correctable.