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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

How do you fix a shifted kneecap?

Several ways. First you should be examined by a Chiropractor or and orthopedist. Typically Chiropractic adjustment plus exercises will help the problem.

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

From what you are saying, it sounds like a torticcolis. Chiropractic is the best way to treat it quickly, otherwise you can try hot Epson salt bath with icing the region afterwards. READ MORE
From what you are saying, it sounds like a torticcolis. Chiropractic is the best way to treat it quickly, otherwise you can try hot Epson salt bath with icing the region afterwards. You can also use CBD cream if you have it available. Vitamin C 1 gram every 3-4hours and calcium 500mg with a protein food same will help also

How can I adjust my upper back at home?

The most simple answer is don't. You can do stretching exercises but self adjusting will cause harm by over stretching ligaments and possibly more harmful things to your spine READ MORE
The most simple answer is don't. You can do stretching exercises but self adjusting will cause harm by over stretching ligaments and possibly more harmful things to your spine

Can a chiropractor fix uneven hips?

A simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is, why are your hips uneven? It can be a muscle imbalance, function, or structural short leg, foot pronation (need orthotics). READ MORE
A simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is, why are your hips uneven? It can be a muscle imbalance, function, or structural short leg, foot pronation (need orthotics). X-rays would be the first thing to use for evaluation.

How long will sciatica take to heal?

First, is it due to a disc problem or a piriformis syndrome? This can determine the overall healing time. Under Chiropractic care, most patients receiving treatment 2-3 times READ MORE
First, is it due to a disc problem or a piriformis syndrome? This can determine the overall healing time. Under Chiropractic care, most patients receiving treatment 2-3 times a week usually will see some relief fairly quickly. if it is due a disc problem, that can very depending on the severity of the disc damage.

How should I sleep to improve my posture?

This answer varies depending on how you respond to these questions: 1) How old is your mattress? 2) Do you have a box spring 3) What type of pillow do you use, age, how many? 4) READ MORE
This answer varies depending on how you respond to these questions:

1) How old is your mattress?
2) Do you have a box spring
3) What type of pillow do you use, age, how many?
4) Have you had whiplash?

If your bed is old, it will have a major effect on posture. The type and number of pillows also will have an effect. Sleeping on your back or fetal position can help. Do NOT sleep on your stomach.

Can a chiropractor align your jaw?

TMJ problem respond very well to Chiropractic adjustments. Check with your Chiropractor if he or she does TMJ. Not all Chiropractors do.

Can a chiropractor help SPD?

This all depends on possible causes.Nutrition neurological, heavy metals, diet plus others. Seeking a Chiropractor who also does functional medicine would be a good choice to focus READ MORE
This all depends on possible causes.Nutrition neurological, heavy metals, diet plus others. Seeking a Chiropractor who also does functional medicine would be a good choice to focus in on the related causes.

What treatments are used for pediatric chiropractors?

Treatment for pediatrics doesn't differ much from an adult except for being aware of growth centers in the bones and what impact injuries has on them.

What are the risks of chiropractic treatment for children?

Chiropractic is great for all ages from new born and up. Everyone should seek some degree of treatment from a car accident. This care all depends on what the exam and history READ MORE
Chiropractic is great for all ages from new born and up. Everyone should seek some degree of treatment from a car accident. This care all depends on what the exam and history present with.

Can you become paralyzed from a chiropractor?

Statically no. However there is a extremely very low percentage of that happening. Not sure of exact statistics but it's about 1 in 10 million treatments

Can a chiropractor help with vertigo?

Some can. They must be familiar with the ear and upper neck head issues

Is it necessary to see a chiropractor 3 times a week?

If you sustained an injury (work comp, auto accident, sports injury, low back), it would be common to initially have treatments from 2-5 times in a week. However, this should reduce READ MORE
If you sustained an injury (work comp, auto accident, sports injury, low back), it would be common to initially have treatments from 2-5 times in a week. However, this should reduce as you present signs of improvement.

What are the two main types of chiropractors?

Basically there are two major philosophies. The first are called mixers. These are Chiropractors who evaluate the whole body, diagnose, utilize various therapies such as ultrasound, READ MORE
Basically there are two major philosophies. The first are called mixers. These are Chiropractors who evaluate the whole body, diagnose, utilize various therapies such as ultrasound, electric stimulation. etc... They may also utilize nutrition, exercise diet and many other treatments. The other type are called straights. They focus mostly on the spine and related subluxations (misalignment of the spine). Typically they do not work on extremities or use alternative treatments.

What are the methods that chiropractors use to treat back pain?

This question does not have an easy answer. First you should have a complete exam and history. Then depending on findings x-rays or some alternative form of spine evaluation could READ MORE
This question does not have an easy answer. First you should have a complete exam and history. Then depending on findings x-rays or some alternative form of spine evaluation could be performed. Another important factor is the cause of your back pain. Is it from an injury or just started without any history of Injury. Many causes of back pain may include disc herniation, flat feet (need of orthotics in your shoes), short leg......
Then the type if treatment or method of treatment. There are many chiropractic techniques. It is best to have a thorough conversation with your Doctor of Chiropractic to what therapeutic approach he/she would use.

What are the risks of chiropractic neck adjustments for children?

As with any procedure there is always a minimal risk regardless. But in response to your inquiry; adjusting children is actually safer than adults. Several reasons why...In most READ MORE
As with any procedure there is always a minimal risk regardless. But in response to your inquiry; adjusting children is actually safer than adults. Several reasons why...In most cases they have not developed any arthritic problems, osteoporosis, heart issues etc or other pathological or spinal deterioration.
The main suggestion I would offer is that you are seeing a chiropractor who has experience with children. Ask first then treat. You did not state why he was being adjusted. Children under regular chiropractic care are healthier, get sick less often and get well quicker if they are sick.

What are the treatment options for migraines?

First are they true migraines or just chronic headaches. This condition is often misunderstood by many patients. Treatment varies base on the overall symptoms. Chiropractic is READ MORE
First are they true migraines or just chronic headaches. This condition is often misunderstood by many patients. Treatment varies base on the overall symptoms. Chiropractic is very effective. Sometimes the TMJ (jaw joint) can be directly related to the headache symptoms. Nutrition and diet also have a direct affect.

How can I get rid of my back pain?

First there is a need of medical history regarding where the back pain is. Questions asked would be did you fall, lift something, work or auto related. Causes can be anything from READ MORE
First there is a need of medical history regarding where the back pain is. Questions asked would be did you fall, lift something, work or auto related. Causes can be anything from need of shoe orthotics to a herniated disc, Go to a Chiropractor to get a good history and x-rays to determine your particular problem, and how to treat it

What are alternate ways to manage chronic back pain?

Chiropractic, shoe orthotics (balance of the low back starts with the feet, exercise, use of CBD creams or oils for starters

How long does chiropractic treatment take to work for kids?

Due to everyone being individuals, their response to treatment varies. Children usually respond very quickly compared to adults. With this said, I have seen results as quickly READ MORE
Due to everyone being individuals, their response to treatment varies. Children usually respond very quickly compared to adults. With this said, I have seen results as quickly as a few adjustments, but sometimes longer if there are other related issues, such as underlying allergies (i.e dairy or sugar).