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Dr. Brian W. Wallace

Chiropractor

Dr. Brian Wallace is a Chiropractor practicing in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Dr. Wallace 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. Wallace seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
14 years Experience
Dr. Brian W. Wallace
  • Bernardsville, New Jersey
  • Stonehill College
  • Accepting new patients

I have a burning pain all over my thighs. What could be causing this?

Totally depends on what your examination would determine. I have helped people who have diffuse leg pain if it is nerve related. A complete chiropractic exam with X-rays should READ MORE
Totally depends on what your examination would determine. I have helped people who have diffuse leg pain if it is nerve related. A complete chiropractic exam with X-rays should help determine if a chiropractic adjustment could help your current leg pain.

Is a chiropractor helpful in treating kids?

Yes. Bringing your five year old to see a chiropractor is totally normal. We see many children in our office ranging from a few weeks old to young adults. As for treatment, if READ MORE
Yes. Bringing your five year old to see a chiropractor is totally normal. We see many children in our office ranging from a few weeks old to young adults. As for treatment, if a proper exam and history is completed that doctor of chiropractic would be able to tell you whether your sons ailment is within his or her scope of treatment. I have seen and helped many children with similar symptoms.

I have undergone about 5 X-rays in the last 2 months for my spinal problem. Are there any risks?

Having 5 X-rays completed in one spinal area is not dangerous to your long term health.

Can an X-ray diagnose a spinal deformity?

X-rays will show hard tissues such as bone so spinal deformities will be diagnosed from X-rays but if are having severe pain and radiation then there may be a disc issue. MRI would READ MORE
X-rays will show hard tissues such as bone so spinal deformities will be diagnosed from X-rays but if are having severe pain and radiation then there may be a disc issue. MRI would be the proper diagnostic tool if you are wondering if there is a disc or soft tissue injury such as bursisits or tendinitis.

I am having pain in my buttocks when I sit. What could this be?

Sounds like typical sciatica. I would encourage you to visit a chiropractor to get a proper history, exam, and X-rays. After this evaluation the doctor of chiropractic should be READ MORE
Sounds like typical sciatica. I would encourage you to visit a chiropractor to get a proper history, exam, and X-rays. After this evaluation the doctor of chiropractic should be able to tell you whether it is sciatica or something else.

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

First I would encourage you to use ice on your neck to help with inflammation. Then I would call a local chiropractor and get an evaluation and X-rays to see if they can locate READ MORE
First I would encourage you to use ice on your neck to help with inflammation. Then I would call a local chiropractor and get an evaluation and X-rays to see if they can locate the problem area. I always encourage people to go from least invasive treatment to most invasive treatment. Other options would be acupuncture, massage, or physical therapy but since I am a chiropractor I would start there.

Are there any symptoms of osteoporosis?

Usually there is not joint pain associated with osteoporosis especially in someone your age. If you are a serious athlete and train everyday it could be just overuse and some rest READ MORE
Usually there is not joint pain associated with osteoporosis especially in someone your age. If you are a serious athlete and train everyday it could be just overuse and some rest is needed. If it were me I would rest for 3-5 days add more water to your diet and if it doesn't resolve make an appointment to see your general practitioner.

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

I would encourage you to make an appointment with a chiropractor. For now I would use ice on your lower back 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off. The type of pain that you are READ MORE
I would encourage you to make an appointment with a chiropractor. For now I would use ice on your lower back 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off. The type of pain that you are experiencing is something I see everyday and have helped many people with such issues. Good luck and please respond if I can help in any other way.

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

I doubt it is a growth but I would encourage you to see your general medical practitioner to rule out any serious conditions.

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

Yes absolutely. Chiropractic has been shown to be the most efficient at helping people with lower back pain. I would encourage you to have your dad evaluated by a doctor if chiropractic READ MORE
Yes absolutely. Chiropractic has been shown to be the most efficient at helping people with lower back pain. I would encourage you to have your dad evaluated by a doctor if chiropractic but to make sure they do a proper evaluation which includes a history exam and X-rays of the lumbar spine. If this is completed the chiropractor will be able to give your father proper recommendations on whether or not he would benefit from chiropractic adjustments. Until then I would encourage you to have him use ice on his lower back to help with inflammation.

Back exercises after adjustments?

We usually recommend McKenzie and Williams exercises for our patients with lower back pain but it totally dependent on exactly what's going on with your lower back and what diagnosis READ MORE
We usually recommend McKenzie and Williams exercises for our patients with lower back pain but it totally dependent on exactly what's going on with your lower back and what diagnosis you were given. Next time you see your chiropractor as him or her what the appropriate exercises would be.

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

There any many reasons to have numbness following a surgery. First there is always inflammation present during the healing process so having some numbness following surgery can READ MORE
There any many reasons to have numbness following a surgery. First there is always inflammation present during the healing process so having some numbness following surgery can be totally normal. Depending on the severity and site of the surgery could also be affecting your ulnar nerve which runs right through the elbow aka your "funny bone". I would encourage you to speak to your surgeon and let him know what's going on so that he can recommend the proper course of action.

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

Is she having the involuntary shaking while at rest or only during movement such as holding a knife and fork? Also, is it only on one side of the body or bilateral?

Very tight neck

Yes chiropractic can definitely help with chronic neck tightness but a full evaluation would have to be completed to make sure you are a candidate for manipulations. Making sure READ MORE
Yes chiropractic can definitely help with chronic neck tightness but a full evaluation would have to be completed to make sure you are a candidate for manipulations. Making sure to add in some exercises as well as ergonomic changes to your workspace or daily activities will make a huge difference.

Is it bad to suddenly stop chiropractic care?

No it is not detrimental to stop seeing a chiropractor for wellness care but I strongly encourage you to continue your care somewhere else. We all go through minor micotraumas READ MORE
No it is not detrimental to stop seeing a chiropractor for wellness care but I strongly encourage you to continue your care somewhere else. We all go through minor micotraumas or repetitive stress injuries throughout our life and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis will keep those problems from becoming more serious in the future. For instance, your wouldn't stop seeing the dentist if you had changed insurance you would just find another one. I encourage you to do the same.

Can't turn head right after alignment

Was this alignment done by a chiropractor? If so I would recommend returning to the office and telling them what has happened and they should be able to rectify the problem quickly. READ MORE
Was this alignment done by a chiropractor? If so I would recommend returning to the office and telling them what has happened and they should be able to rectify the problem quickly. This can sometimes happen following manipulation but it is unusual. It sounds like a muscle went into spasm. So depending on the situation I would either use ice or heat but since I cannot personally examine you I would go back to the practitioner.

Do chiropractors typically take x-rays?

At our office we take X-rays on a regular basis. It is in my professional opinion that chiropractors should rule out any and all contraindications before adjusting a patient. Sometimes READ MORE
At our office we take X-rays on a regular basis. It is in my professional opinion that chiropractors should rule out any and all contraindications before adjusting a patient. Sometimes certain contraindications to manipulation are asymptomatic so getting xrayed by your chiropractor before treatment is in your best interest. Hope this helps.

Can a chiropractor relieve muscle pain?

Yes, chiropractic has helped many people decrease their pain from many different types of musculoskeletal problems. Most of the time muscular injuries can occur from an underlying READ MORE
Yes, chiropractic has helped many people decrease their pain from many different types of musculoskeletal problems. Most of the time muscular injuries can occur from an underlying structural issue which causes too much strain on a muscle and eventually leads to an strain or tear. So depending on your specific injury having a chiropractor help with pain management of your muscular injury as well checking to see if there is an underlying structural cause would be in your best interest.

Should I see a chiro after a car accident?

It is never to late to see a chiropractor! You should be able to see a chiropractor under your car insurance policy so long as your case has not been closed. Sometimes, symptoms READ MORE
It is never to late to see a chiropractor! You should be able to see a chiropractor under your car insurance policy so long as your case has not been closed. Sometimes, symptoms from car accidents lay dormant for many months. Having a chiropractor check you after a car accident, no matter how serious the incident is in your best interest long-term.

I had back surgery. Should I see a chiropractor or avoid it?

It totally depends on your individual situation. We have many patients who use chiropractic care post surgery and have great results. If you have any more questions or would like READ MORE
It totally depends on your individual situation. We have many patients who use chiropractic care post surgery and have great results. If you have any more questions or would like to speak with me personally about your specific situation I would be happy to help. All the best.