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Michael T. LoGiudice

Chiropractor

Dr. Michael LoGiudice is a Chiropractor practicing in West Linn, Oregon. Dr. LoGiudice 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. LoGiudice seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Michael T. LoGiudice
  • West Linn, Oregon
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Accepting new patients

Can a chiropractor help in treating migraines?

I've had good outcomes. The ones most difficult to treat are the hormonal migraines. The first four bones in the neck share nerves with the head. Keeping the cervical spine movement READ MORE
I've had good outcomes. The ones most difficult to treat are the hormonal migraines. The first four bones in the neck share nerves with the head. Keeping the cervical spine movement functional with chiropractic techniques has a positive impact on many types of headaches. But you'll never know if you don't try it. Trying an elimination diet in conjunction with chiropractics may provide a better outcome. See a chiropractor that practices nutrition.

Is there a treatment for degenerative disc disease?

Some will say exercise, some will say chiropractic, while others will say keep her comfortable and only massage. From 12 years in clinical practice, a light stretching program READ MORE
Some will say exercise, some will say chiropractic, while others will say keep her comfortable and only massage. From 12 years in clinical practice, a light stretching program and some non-surgical spinal decompression slowly increased over 6 sessions will likely make her feel much better. Btw, most of us at age 80 will have degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease. 80 years of use and abuse wears out the joints. Minimally invasive therapies to give her as much comfort and pain relief which could include all the therapies mentioned in my first few sentances above. The one thing you dont want to do is...nothing. That will only make it worse.

My son suffers from ADHD. Should I bring him to a chiropractor?

I think all patients with ADD and ADHD should try chiropractic care. It calms the nerves. Reduces nerve irritability, relaxes muscles, helps properly align joints...all things READ MORE
I think all patients with ADD and ADHD should try chiropractic care. It calms the nerves. Reduces nerve irritability, relaxes muscles, helps properly align joints...all things that ALL of us could benefit from. I know the drug route looks and sounds easy, and it is. But if you get manageable results with no invasive drugs, wouldn't we all be pleased?

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

A chiropractor will help with the immediate fixing of your bad posture, but the hard part, exercise and behavioral changes, needs to come from you. Avoiding activities that make READ MORE
A chiropractor will help with the immediate fixing of your bad posture, but the hard part, exercise and behavioral changes, needs to come from you. Avoiding activities that make you slouch would be one proactive change/recommendation that you could start immediately, i.e., not using your cell, laptop, sitting so much, etc.

I feel my posture has bent after delivery. What can I do?

The abdominal muscles have been stretched and are therefore likely weak. A comprehensive physical conditioning program should include walking, light running, treadmill, elliptical, READ MORE
The abdominal muscles have been stretched and are therefore likely weak. A comprehensive physical conditioning program should include walking, light running, treadmill, elliptical, and weights.

A spinal exam from a licensed chiropractor should identify what is pulling you forward. You didn't mention if you had a C-section, but even if you didn't, those muscles are weak and will need some activity to restore the spinal integrity.

I am having severe neck pain. What could be the reason?

Shooting or radiating pain implies you have a nerve that is compressed. After an exam, if you can handle it, some heat, ultra sound, gentle mobilization to see if the neck is able READ MORE
Shooting or radiating pain implies you have a nerve that is compressed. After an exam, if you can handle it, some heat, ultra sound, gentle mobilization to see if the neck is able to handle a specific manipulation to take the pressure off the nerve. A gentle massage after your adjustment may ease an soreness. Sleeping on your stomach, and text neck are primary culprits with neck pain like yours. Your complaint is a very common patient in every chiropractic clinic. Get in, get checked, and if you like what you hear, get treated. Who has 6 weeks to wait for neck or back pain to go away on its own.

I have just suffered a slip Disc. After how long can I start by back exercises?

Sounds like a second opinion is warranted. I only recommend rest for the immediate spasm that is taking place. Bed rest is no longer recommended, because it could lead to a longer READ MORE
Sounds like a second opinion is warranted. I only recommend rest for the immediate spasm that is taking place. Bed rest is no longer recommended, because it could lead to a longer recovery or even early disability. Walking slowly and some yoga stretching poses that places extension in the spine should be well tolerated. If it is not, go see your chiropractor, there is always non-surgical spinal decompression as well.

Are there any symptoms of osteoporosis?

Talk to your PCP to run some bloodwork and/or ask for a DEXA scan aka bone scan. A simple X-ray may also reveal osteopenia, the pre-cursor to osteoporosis. Take iron supplements READ MORE
Talk to your PCP to run some bloodwork and/or ask for a DEXA scan aka bone scan. A simple X-ray may also reveal osteopenia, the pre-cursor to osteoporosis. Take iron supplements one week out of the month, if you are not a meat eater.

Experiencing numbness and pain after elbow fracture treatment. Why is this happening?

Scar tissue and nerve damage is quite likely the cause of the numbness. The pain should subside after about 6 weeks post surgery. If it doesn't, or it gets worse, ask for a follow-up READ MORE
Scar tissue and nerve damage is quite likely the cause of the numbness. The pain should subside after about 6 weeks post surgery. If it doesn't, or it gets worse, ask for a follow-up appointment. A short course of pain meds 5 days should be about all most patients need and then some OTC meds for the remainder.

My mother has developed a problem of shaking hands. What could be the reason behind it?

Parkinson's comes to mind...her PCP could send her to a neurologist to confirm. It could also be a reaction to some medication, especially if she is on many.

Is there a way to treat back pain arising due to long sitting hours?

Sitting is the new smoking. Taking frequent breaks, i.e. 10 min stand-up break to stretch, out of every hour is recommended. Your Iliopsoas is likely the culprit causing your back READ MORE
Sitting is the new smoking. Taking frequent breaks, i.e. 10 min stand-up break to stretch, out of every hour is recommended. Your Iliopsoas is likely the culprit causing your back pain. It shortens with prolonged sitting. A massage session, followed by a chiropractic evaluation and treatment will get you over the hump. You may need a stand up desk when you're all fixed up. Try yoga 3x a week and walking during your lunch break.

Very tight neck

Muscles move bones, bit bones or vertebra provide structure and shape to the body. So, in most cases, yes an adjustment will alleviate your neck pain. Get evaluated. Most insurance READ MORE
Muscles move bones, bit bones or vertebra provide structure and shape to the body. So, in most cases, yes an adjustment will alleviate your neck pain. Get evaluated. Most insurance covers it. If not, ask the clinic for a cash discount for 3-6 visits.

Can excess weight cause spine problems?

2/3 of our body weight is placed on our last disc, L5, respectively. So, yes, being overweight could cause back pain, but even more so, being sedentary. Get back into a routine READ MORE
2/3 of our body weight is placed on our last disc, L5, respectively. So, yes, being overweight could cause back pain, but even more so, being sedentary. Get back into a routine of walking, doing some yoga, and even some dancing or tai chi. In the mean time, go visit a recommended chiropractor. That is our specialty.

My father is suffering from severe back pain. Can it be treated with manual adjustment of the spine?

Prostate issues can cause back pain as well. Have him get evaluated and maybe an X-ray of the lower spine just to be sure...before starting care. 3-6 visits is a typical course READ MORE
Prostate issues can cause back pain as well. Have him get evaluated and maybe an X-ray of the lower spine just to be sure...before starting care. 3-6 visits is a typical course of care with a good chiropractor.

My mother has developed a problem of shaking hands. What could be the reason behind it?

The age group can display Parkinson type shaking in the hands, but also weakness. Gait, posture, and being able to stay still at rest may determine if it is Parkinson's Disease. READ MORE
The age group can display Parkinson type shaking in the hands, but also weakness. Gait, posture, and being able to stay still at rest may determine if it is Parkinson's Disease. Lead toxicity also affects the nervous system. If accompanied with weakness, one should consider getting checked for ALS.

My father is suffering from severe back pain. Can it be treated with manual adjustment of the spine?

Any good chiropractor worth his or her salt, should be able to handle an acute back pain patient....pending the results of an examination. Arthritis, bone spurs, and stiffness READ MORE
Any good chiropractor worth his or her salt, should be able to handle an acute back pain patient....pending the results of an examination. Arthritis, bone spurs, and stiffness can really lock someone up, so some physiotherapy may be necessary before even considering manipulation.

My back hurts when I sit down. Why?

2/3 of your body weight rests on your L5 (last disc) disc. Radiating pain isnt something to ignore. Radiating pain is a sign of nerve irriatation, not a ibuprofen deficiency. READ MORE
2/3 of your body weight rests on your L5 (last disc) disc. Radiating pain isnt something to ignore. Radiating pain is a sign of nerve irriatation, not a ibuprofen deficiency. Sitting is the new smoking. Sitting is horrible for the body. It shortens the anterior muscles, keepong them contracted and short. While stretching (shutting off) the posterior muscles. It doesnt take a strain or a sprain to cause pain. Poor posture, rounding your back, one legged standing, and even crossing your legs and sleeping in odd positions can aggravate back pain. Go see a good chiro and if he takes a good intake, he or she is surely going to come up with a workable hypothesis, and a short-term treatment plan with an outcome in mind.

Can a chiropractor relieve muscle pain?

There are over 300 published techniques in chiropractic. I have had several episodes of chiropractic care because of these spasms...with great results. The chiropractic adjustment READ MORE
There are over 300 published techniques in chiropractic. I have had several episodes of chiropractic care because of these spasms...with great results. The chiropractic adjustment is just one way to get the muscles to quiet down, there is ultra-sound, e-stim, trigger point therapy, dry needling, cupping, massage, eschemic compresssion, PNF, ART, PFS, Ice, Heat, FAR infrared, stretching, exercise, Magnesium supplementation, hydrotherapy, pin and stretch, cryotherapy...and so many other modalities to help with muscle pain. Shop around until you find the one that works foe you.

Why does my back crack so much during an adjustment?

Your doctor should have explained this; you're simply hearing built up gas (most likely nitrogen) in the joints being released into the surrounding joint space.

Back exercises after adjustments?

Many Yoga type poses are great for increasing flexibility. Actually, i recommend to my patients to search their App Store, and type in Free Yoga, and try these poses out to your READ MORE
Many Yoga type poses are great for increasing flexibility. Actually, i recommend to my patients to search their App Store, and type in Free Yoga, and try these poses out to your favorite songs. I recommend 20 mins of stretching everyday. Or 20 mins of stretching for every hour of exercise. Folks get wrapped around the axle on whether they should stretch before, during, or after exercise...the correct answer...there isnt one. I recommend a little before, a little in the middle, and the bulk of stretching after you're done. Cobra, Child's Pose, Butterfly stretch, Hurdlers stretch, cat/camel, and whole body vibration via a vibration plate is a great place to start. Advanced exercises are available when you are ready.