Dr. Mike Greenberg is a Holistic Chiropractor practicing in DORAVILLE, GA. Dr. Mike specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, plus the mind/body connection, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, migraines, acid reflux, asthma, depression, IBS, among many others. Dr. Mike seeks to reduce pain and discomfort naturally, without manipulation and without needles.
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Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa sac around the shoulder joint. Although, there are six bursas around the shoulder joint. Typically, electrical stimulation is used to decrease inflammation, and very gentle mobilization to reinforce full range of motion of the shoulder joint. Since motor control of the upper extremity comes from the neck, it is important to check proper neck alignment. It should be healed in 3 to 6 weeks with this natural approach. READ MORE
Yes. Chiropractic or spinal care is the primary choice for back pain. Of course, there are a few exceptions. If there is cancer or fractures, chiropractic is contra-indicated. I once did a missionary tour with medical doctors to Nicaragua, and saw many people with chronic back pain. Most of the people got immediate relief. READ MORE
Yes. Spinal care is natural, safe, and effective for children. I've treated infants for colic with a very gentle adjustment and often get relief in a single visit. I've treated kids for falls and sport injuries with quick results. READ MORE
A massage might be beneficial, since muscles surround the temporal-mandibular joint. When I first started as a Chiropractor, I would adjust the TMJ and apply physical therapy modalities to release pain. As time went on, I learned how to help TMJ without manipulation and quickly. Today, I can fix TMJ fast and gently. READ MORE
I can't speak for the entire profession, but only myself. I would refer to an Orthopedist, if I found a fracture or if a patient told me, she has a stress fracture. READ MORE
Obviously, manipulation is not indicated after cervical fusion. Yet 50% of the profession performs gentle techniques that doesn't include manipulation. READ MORE
At 53 years old, this is more of a rehabilitation question. Also the type of curve is not mentioned, such as scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis. There are chiropractors that specialize in optimizing your spinal curvature. It takes time to change things around. You'll need specific manipulation, specific muscle balancing with stretching & strengthening, and biomechanics instruction. Wearing a back brace is to passive.. READ MORE
It depends on the chiropractor. Some chiropractors only adjust the spine, known as straight chiropractic. It is possible that might bring relief, but I would want to know their experience with sleep apnea before I proceed with care. Then there are holistic chiropractors who treat body and mind issues. Also it is relevant to ask about their experience and results with sleep apnea. READ MORE
Tension. Life is stressful, as you know. That stress is experienced in our bodies' nervous systems and is felt in our muscles. The muscles tighten up, pull on the vertebra, and cause tension. Stretching, exercise, and yoga often can release the tension allowing for the muscles to relax. Sometimes exercise is not enough to manage stress, and chiropractic care is successful in releasing stress completely. READ MORE
It might be. While "cracking" your own neck relieves tension, it will lead to lax ligaments that won't hold the neck in place. I would recommend against that habit. See a professional chiropractor and find out why you feel the need to manipulate yourself. With a professional adjustment and correction, you will prevent a serious problem. READ MORE
Without an X-ray and a proper evaluation, it is difficult to be absolutely certain what is causing a cracking sound. Often the sound is crepitus, a noise or crack due to tension, or rubbing between bone & cartilage. Chiropractic assessment would be a cost effective way to verify if your symptom is clinically insignificant. READ MORE
It depends. There are a hundred different techniques in Chiropractic. Some are good for straightening the spine. So your answer is yes, but you have to find the right Chiropractor for your goals. My approach is full range of motion, decrease pain, and overall health. I'm not concerned about straightness, as that is more of rehabilitation and physical therapy exercises. READ MORE
Did you know that aspirin was on the market for 75 years before scientists figured out how it works? When you turn on your TV, do you care about if science has proven how the satellite bounces waves to create a picture or do you just care that you just have a good picture? If you have an enlarge heart, do you care that it wasn't proven that cutting your heart smaller would be beneficial? Chiropractic care has withstood over a hundred years of negative criticism and still serves over 30 million Americans yearly. Hundreds of studies have verified spinal manipulation as an effective & safe treatment. Chiropractic has clinically proven it works. I treat animals and get excellent results. Also infants. That indicates it is not a placebo, but a procedure that works. READ MORE
In my 35 years of practice, I never have seen a major problem due to a neck adjustment. While statistics point to one in a million may react to cervical manipulation, it isn't part of my reality. It is important to be thorough in the history and evaluation to determine if the patient is not a candidate for chiropractic care. Although any medical procedure may carry a risk, spinal manipulation is the least risk feasible. READ MORE
A chiropractic doctor can relax muscles & the nervous system. Bones are very strong and relaxing them is not a problem. It's important that the skeletal system be in proper alignment for optimal function of your body. READ MORE
It's not what is better. It depends on what is causing the muscle pain. If the muscle pain is due to a tight or tense muscle, a simple massage may due the trick. If the pain is due to an injury or electrolyte deficiency, then chiropractic care might resolve the pain. Muscles are connected to joints and therefore should be of consideration. READ MORE
Yes, most definitely. Most people associate Chiropractic care with alignment and correct various joints of the body. Muscles often cross over a joint or connect one joint with another. Correcting joints help muscles too reset. Chiropractic care is good for pain, relaxing muscles, and releasing tension. Personally, I always check for muscle balance and muscle strength. There are many natural techniques in Chiropractic to ensure muscles are working 100%. READ MORE
Yes, Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in re-aligning the spine. While every practitioner has different symptoms that may interest them, correct alignment procedures are the basis of spinal care. Ensuring proper alignment is not only essential for athletes, but everyone benefits from having muscle & joint balance. READ MORE
It all depends on the severity of neck pain. For some people it may last a year or longer, but some people they may require reinforcement more often. It also depends on the type of activities an individual is engaged in. Basically, everyone is different, therefore the answer is a case by case assessment. READ MORE
Every injury and every patient is different. Some injuries are more involve and some patients respond slowly. Typically in three to six weeks, it is possible to resolve sciatica. READ MORE
Sciatica often involves nerve pressure, muscle imbalance, and musculo-skeletal misalignments. Massage is therapeutic and beneficial for muscles, but often a deeper more holistic approach is needed. READ MORE
I treat newborns, so a 3 year old is not a problem. Of course, when treating infants & toddlers, a very gentle acupressure touch is indicated. Chiropractors have instruments that activate reflexes to make alignment corrections. Recently, I had a 3 year old girl present with pigeoned toed feet & the orthopedist recommended casting her or utilize leg braces for a year. In one treatment, I corrected the alignment in her hips and her feet turned out. READ MORE
Yes, chiropractic is safe and effective, especially with pregnant women. READ MORE
Maybe initially, but after a few weeks, the office visits should be less. Since every situation is different, there are exceptions to the rule. Just have your practitioner why it is essential to have so many visits. READ MORE
The crack, pop you speak of, is just air - gas being released. There isn't any cracking of joints, ligaments, and tendons. Sometimes in the early morning when we get up and stretch, sometimes a popping sound is heard. Nothing fractured, it is just a release of air. READ MORE
If you are interesting in quality of life, more energy, and having a brain tune-up, then go have an evaluation from a chiropractor. Please get a referral from a friend. Or if you do an Internet search, look for reviews, etc. You want a top doc. READ MORE
Chiropractors are real doctors of natural healing. They help the body to function better. That's why athletes love chiropractic. They are not medical doctors who often prescribe medications to suppress symptoms and often don't address the cause of your symptoms. READ MORE
Depends on the severity of the injury. I've seen chronic sciatica respond quickly and acute sciatica takes four months to resolve. What is important is that you're improving and getting better, not the number of treatments. READ MORE
Treatment for infants & toddlers is a very gentle non-force mobilization, not manipulation. READ MORE
Depends on the injury. Most likely, physical therapy modalities will be utilized to facilitate the healing process. Good to find a sports medicine chiropractor. READ MORE
It is important to communicate to the chiropractor, that it will be your first adjustment. He'll explain that it is safe and you will feel relief after the adjustment. One of the reasons, that chiropractic is popular, is the immediate relief after an adjustment. READ MORE
There are chiropractors that mainly adjust the spine and there are chiropractors that use whatever natural method is available, to help you get better as fast as possible. READ MORE
There are several things that happen after a chiropractic adjustment. One, the nervous system will improve, the blood circulation will improve, and the meridians around the spine (energy pathways) will improve. You can expect your body will function better. READ MORE
There could be several reasons, which often can be determined will examination and evaluation. The most common reason for tight neck muscles is tension and stress. Chiropractic adjustments will reset your nervous system to relax muscles and release stress. READ MORE
Yes, chiropractic adjustments are very effective for the neck. People today are suffering from text neck, from flexing their neck for long periods of time. Adjustments help to restore neck range of motion, flexibility, and strength. READ MORE
There is not a single medical therapy that is 100% risk feel. Chiropractic is super safe, with risk being one in a million. With a thorough evaluation and history, risk is virtually eliminated. READ MORE
Absolutely. It is common that a woman's hips get out of alignment with giving birth. A thorough adjustment should include the spine and extremities. Mom's can expect instant relief with chiropractic care. READ MORE
Everyone is different. Some people benefit with a monthly adjustment, to release stress and tension, or optimize energy levels. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments improve brain function. As a practitioner that has treated hundreds of world class athletes, I know adjustments improve bodily function & the quality of life. READ MORE
It depends on the severity. A MRI would let any practitioner see the extent of injury. Chiropractors today utilize many techniques that don't involve manipulation. If the injury is severe, not just the amount of pain, then it may not be a chiropractic case. READ MORE
Typically, there are several possibilities for the cause of muscle spasms. There could be a physical obstruction, misalignment in the neck causing nerve pressure, the could be a biochemical imbalance or nutritional deficiency. X-rays would rule out several possibilities & an examination probably would allow for a correct causation. READ MORE
The length of treatment depends on the individual practitioner and the condition that is being treated. It is better to focus on the quality of treatment, rather the time factor. READ MORE
As in most symptoms, there could be an isolated cause or it could be multi-factorial. Tingling in the hand is often associated with nerve pressure, maybe referred from the neck or connective tissue tightness in the wrist. READ MORE
There are over 100 techniques in chiropractic for alignment and muscle balance. Interesting enough, all the techniques work. The type of technique that is right for you is one that you are comfortable with. READ MORE
First, I would recommend an X-ray of your elbow. Sometimes, a MRI is necessary to determine the cause. An experience doctor should be able to help you. Having daily pain indicates it is time to have a medical professional evaluate your elbow. READ MORE
Yes. READ MORE
Yes, chiropractic can release sciatic nerve pain. People do respond differently. A chronic pain case of a few years might be better in a few weeks and an acute pain case of a few weeks may take several months to resolve. Regardless, chiropractic is a smart choice for treating sciatica. READ MORE
If there has been "no change" in your hip pain in two weeks, the answer is yes. READ MORE
Most often the answer is yes. When the body is out of alignment, due to injury, stress, or faulty biomechanics, pressure on nerves is the result. Verifying the body is in alignment is a very safe and effective way to eliminate nerve pain. READ MORE
Chiropractic or spinal care is often beneficial for children. I have treated infants for colic, allergies, and pain. There are over 100 techniques in Chiropractic and many are extremely gentle. READ MORE
Your symptom is atypical. Pain after sitting would indicate a disc problem. The other situations put in a different category. It would be recommended to have X-rays & possibly an MRI to rule out a structural problem like stenosis. READ MORE
First, give the muscle relaxants a chance to work and reframe from exercise. Second, if lower back pain continues, see a good chiropractor to determine if your spinal alignment is off or see a physical therapist to determine if your psoas muscle or piriformis muscle are involved. READ MORE
I think so. There are many possibilities that may be contributing to your neck pain. A good chiropractor would not assume a chiropractic approach is the solution until a thorough history and exam are performed. Generally, muscle tension, stress and anxiety may cause neck pain. Posture and activities of daily living need to be addressed. READ MORE
Yes, hip bursitis is treatable with chiropractic care. Often the hip joint is out of alignment causing pain & inflammation. The surrounding muscles also may be contributing to the problem. READ MORE
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