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Dr. Steven Goldschmidt

Chiropractor

Dr. Steven Goldschmidt is a Chiropractor practicing in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Dr. Goldschmidt 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. Goldschmidt seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Dr. Steven Goldschmidt
  • Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Accepting new patients

Why a chiropractor for my daughter's constipation?

First, you did not state her age. There are many things neurologically that can affect chronic bowel issues. A chiropractor can evaluate if there is a spinal component related READ MORE
First, you did not state her age. There are many things neurologically that can affect chronic bowel issues. A chiropractor can evaluate if there is a spinal component related to this condition. Other things in addition would include diet, water intake, depending on age, if she's a pop drinker or, worse, diet drinks, allergies, etc. These are just some things that can affect chronic constipation.

Can a chiropractor help me with my child's GERD?

Yes, chiropractic, diet, certain nutritional products, and checking food sensitivity. Several questions such as any relationship to foods she eats, complaints if back pain or breathing READ MORE
Yes, chiropractic, diet, certain nutritional products, and checking food sensitivity. Several questions such as any relationship to foods she eats, complaints if back pain or breathing problems, which can be spine-related.

At what age is an adjustment safe for children?

Any age can be adjusted from newborn and up. You do want to seek a Chiropractor who has experience treating pediatrics. But it is as safe for a 13 year old as for any adult.

I am having a lot of foot pain because of my weight. What should I do?

First, since you have a weight problem, have you checked your blood sugar? Just ruling out diabetic neuropathy. If this can be ruled out, then you should consider shoe orthotics READ MORE
First, since you have a weight problem, have you checked your blood sugar? Just ruling out diabetic neuropathy. If this can be ruled out, then you should consider shoe orthotics and possible heel lift. Unfortunately, with weight issues (and no medical history or actual weight info) this is the simplest answer. I would need much more medical history to offer more detailed suggestions that are many: based on overall health profile, I would start with a full physical exam. If it is just a foot problem, chiropractic adjustments could also help.

After healing from a sprain, why do I still feel pressure in my ankle?

Even though the s pop rain has healed, the ankle is probably still fixated or lacking mobility. A chiropractor who is well versed in extremity adjusting can help. You may also READ MORE
Even though the s pop rain has healed, the ankle is probably still fixated or lacking mobility. A chiropractor who is well versed in extremity adjusting can help. You may also need orthotics for shoes.

Can you suggest some medication for treating my shoulder pain?

I cannot recommend medication as a chiropractor but I can suggest using CBD cream or sombra cream which are very useful for pain,

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

There are many causes for ADHD including nutritional mechanical (structural), environment (type of lighting, air quality...) allergies. A chiropractor who also practices functional READ MORE
There are many causes for ADHD including nutritional mechanical (structural), environment (type of lighting, air quality...) allergies. A chiropractor who also practices functional nutrition would be very helpful as they can evaluate both on a structural and nutritional basis.

How does spinal manipulation work?

This is a tricky question as Chiropractors use the term adjustment whereas Osteopaths use the term manipulation. But to answer your question, It is the creation of mobility within READ MORE
This is a tricky question as Chiropractors use the term adjustment whereas Osteopaths use the term manipulation. But to answer your question, It is the creation of mobility within any joint connection utilizing various forms of thrust usually at a minimal intensity releasing the fixation of subluxation of that joint. There are many different techniques within the profession that can be offered and the decision is based on the information based from a physical examination which may also include x-rays, MRI or CT scan.

Can you suggest a treatment for the pain in my calf muscles?

There a several reasons for this type of problem: 1) foot pronation and a need for orthotics 2) chronic shin splints, easily corrected by stripping along the tibialis anterior READ MORE
There a several reasons for this type of problem:
1) foot pronation and a need for orthotics
2) chronic shin splints, easily corrected by stripping along the tibialis anterior muscle or posterior. Use oil or massage cream and massage the sides of the calf foot to head direction along the bone. This will probably offer the most immediate relief, but problem one may be the greater issue. Many Chiropractors can offer shoe orthotics

Can an X-ray diagnose a spinal deformity?

Standing x-rays would be the first step to determine if you have a curvature

I have a problem with my posture that is causing back pain. What should I do?

First you did not mention your age. So to answer your question would be difficult. Motion is the most important thing for all ages. The longer you sit depending on what you are READ MORE
First you did not mention your age. So to answer your question would be difficult. Motion is the most important thing for all ages. The longer you sit depending on what you are sitting on (couch, chair, stool) and your posture in or on them will create some of the complaint you have

Will a chiropractor be able to help me with my hip pain in the 5 month of my pregnancy?

Chiropractic is usually very helpful both pre and post pregnancy for hip, low back and most other pregnancy related complaints. It is also essential to get your newborn adjusted READ MORE
Chiropractic is usually very helpful both pre and post pregnancy for hip, low back and most other pregnancy related complaints. It is also essential to get your newborn adjusted as soon as possible post labor. Chiropractic is very helpful for colic respiratory problems, and ear infections, plus many other infant related conditions. Just find a Chiropractor who deals with pediatrics.

I am suffering from neck and shoulder pain since I was a child. What should I do?

If it has been this long, have you ever had an X-ray or MRI of your neck and upper back? There can be several causes to consider. Were you in any bad falls or car accidents when READ MORE
If it has been this long, have you ever had an X-ray or MRI of your neck and upper back? There can be several causes to consider. Were you in any bad falls or car accidents when you were younger? Films could determine if you had any pathological problems going on. There are congenital conditions that can also exist. The films would determine these also.

Is slipping of a rib common with age?

Rib subluxation can be a very large problem among any age group. A lot depends on if she has osteoporosis. If so the shrinking of spine will cause changes on her rib cage. This READ MORE
Rib subluxation can be a very large problem among any age group. A lot depends on if she has osteoporosis. If so the shrinking of spine will cause changes on her rib cage. This can be determined by an x-ray. If severe she should have a bone density test done to determine the severity of her condition. It she does not have this Chiropractic would be the avenue to go

Can a chiropractor help my son with his posture?

A Chiropractor can evaluate the possible causes of some of his complaints. It can be related to proper diet, need of additional supplemental nutrition or more aggressive care. READ MORE
A Chiropractor can evaluate the possible causes of some of his complaints. It can be related to proper diet, need of additional supplemental nutrition or more aggressive care. An examination should tell a lot of the story

Are there exercises to manage gout pain?

Exercise will not help gout. It must be treated by diet change, vitamins related to the condition, and, if severe, the use of drugs.

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

Yes if it is purely joint or muscle related. If you have a more significant problem such as muscle rupture or other related pathological symptoms the Chiropractor should be able READ MORE
Yes if it is purely joint or muscle related. If you have a more significant problem such as muscle rupture or other related pathological symptoms the Chiropractor should be able to diagnosis it and refer you to the proper specialist.

How is a chiropractor different from a physical therapist?

Very different. Chiropractic deals with the nerves of the body in association to the spine. It also deals specifically to the bio-mechanics of the whole body in regard to motion. READ MORE
Very different. Chiropractic deals with the nerves of the body in association to the spine. It also deals specifically to the bio-mechanics of the whole body in regard to motion. If a joint doesn't move or is fixated, all the exercise you can have will not help that joint. So for a quick explanation Chiropractic restores joint motion and its effect on the surrounding nerve tissue. PT deals with stretching and some rehab exercise in a generic definition. They can also do various adjunctive therapies such as ultrasound and electric stimulation which Chiropractors also do. This would be the one similarity they have.

I have lipoma under my arms. Can a chiropractor help?

Lipomas can be genetic or familial (runs in the family). If concerned if they are lipomas or something else, it is best to be seen by either a dermatologist or a general surgeon. READ MORE
Lipomas can be genetic or familial (runs in the family). If concerned if they are lipomas or something else, it is best to be seen by either a dermatologist or a general surgeon. A chiropractor may be able to diagnose it, but sometimes they can mimic other issues. The fact that it can cause pain when bumped, I would recommend seeking a medical evaluation.

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

You did not mention what areas of the body had the x-ray. The neck will need or use the lowest amount of radiation as compared to the low back which will typically need the most. READ MORE
You did not mention what areas of the body had the x-ray. The neck will need or use the lowest amount of radiation as compared to the low back which will typically need the most. If this was all the x-rays you have had regardless of region you should be fine. You should discuss this concern with your Chiropractor. Since he or she knows what type of equipment they use, should have a better of idea of the amount of exposure you may have received.