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Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor Podcast

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor Car Accident Specialist Announces New Podcast

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"My mission is to help as many people as I can... and one thing I have always believed in is patient education."
~Dr. Marks

In order to disseminate information about car accident injuries, chiropractic treatment and general health, Dr. Marks has branched out his online efforts to include a Podcast. Now rather than read posts on his blog or social media sites, Dr Marks is recording information for people to listen to. Whether it's on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, listeners will be able to get informed through audio.

In the past Dr Marks has appeared on television and radio to inform the public and had written articles in publications... then he began his online presence in 1998 and since has been a very active contributor to online articles and social media sites.

"Podcasting is just one more way to reach out to get my message... the message of the truth about whiplash and debunk the myths surrounding it... to as many people as I can. I enjoy hearing from people all over the world that have learned something or been helped by one of my articles and I hope to reach more through this new media."

You can listen to the Dr Barry Marks podcast posts here:

(C) Dr Barry Marks Car Accident Chiropractor Orange County CA


Electrical Stimulation

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation therapy is a complimentary treatment added to chiropractic care to help relieve pain.

electrical stimulation treatmentBenefits of electrical stimulation therapy are:

  • Pain relief
  • Relief of muscle spasm
  • Remove swelling and edema
  • Relief of inflammation
  • Relief of nerve pain and restoral of normal nerve function
  • Muscle conditioning/strengthening

High quality, professional therapy equipment provides the most effective therapy available today to relieve pain and spasm quickly and painlessly. Cheap, low quality machines are less effective.

Why add electrical stimulation to chiropractic are?

When you are suffering from pain and spasm of an acute injury like after a car accident or other injury, electrical stim can relive pain and spasm more quickly than just chiropractic adjustments alone.

Dr. Marks provides multi-pronged approach to relieve pain fast:

  • Physio therapy modalities
  • Exercises
  • Chiropractic adjustments

Electrical Stimulation is an Ideal Car Accident Treatment

It relieves inflammation, pain and spasm and feels good!

Chiropractic Headache Relief Treatment

Chiropractic Headache Relief Treatment

Chiropractic headache treatment

By Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor Orange CA

After back and neck pain, headaches are the most common ailments treated by doctors of chiropractic.

The 3 most common headache types are:

  1. Tension type headache: caused by muscular tension in the scalp, neck and upper back
  2. Cervicogenic headache: caused by misalignment or malfunction within the joints of the neck
  3. Migraine headache: pain caused by alterations in blood flow from the neck to the head

The first 2 headaches comprise about 90% of all headaches and there is much overlap because muscle tension in the neck leads to locking of the neck joints. In other words, a tension headache can cause a cervicogenic headache. Similarly, mal-positioning of the upper neck bones can precipitate a migraine.

Chiropractic treatment successfully relieves the 3 most common headache types.

An examination by your doctor of chiropractic will reveal if you are suffering from one of the 3 or more than one of these common headache types. Your chiropractor will also analyze x-rays to see I you are suffering from a very common alignment issue that is at the root of the majority of headaches—lack of neck curve or “hypolordosis.”

Once the cause is established, your chiropractor will begin chiropractic adjustments to unlock stuck joints, and physiotherapy modalities to calm down spasm of the muscles and relieve inflammation and nerve irritation causing pain to radiate to your head.

Chiropractic headache relief can take literally one visit, but if your problem is caused by underlying misalignment like hypolordosis or other postural issues it may take a couple of months to relieve your headaches and keep them at bay. Your doctor of chiropractic will also create a home program to help you retrain your neck posture to prevent your headaches from returning.

Thousands of Orange County residents have found relief of headaches and other painful conditions through Dr Barry Marks’ chiropractic treatments. If you would like to find a safe, natural approach to headache pain relief, call Dr Marks today at (714) 938-0575.

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 938-0575

Low back pain? See Chiropractic Treatment of Low Back Pain Here
Neck pain? See Chiropractic Treatment of Neck Pain HereCar Accident? See Orange County CA Car Accident

Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment

Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment

Chiropractic neck pain treatment

Chiropractors have been relieving neck pain for over a hundred years, safely and cost-effectively.

Safety of chiropractic neck adjustments

Let’s be frank. Some people (maybe even your medical physician) say that chiropractic adjustments can cause you great harm and not to let a chiropractor touch your neck. Well let’s look at the facts. Insurance actuarial tables and medical research has found that serious harm (stroke, fracture, dislocation, etc) caused by chiropractic neck adjustments occurs once in 3-6 million adjustments depending on the study you cite. Most chiropractors will not deliver one million adjustments in their career. Chiropractors are trained not just to adjust the neck, but also to know when NOT to adjust a neck. A chiropractor using due care in an exam will know when it is safe and when it is not. And only a chiropractor trained in this manner can make that call. Your medical doctor knows many things, but he or she knows absolutely nothing about chiropractic. No medical school trains their doctors in chiropractic theory or application of manipulation.

For a serious adverse reaction to occur, you must have a pre-existing or pre-disposing condition such as severe atherosclerosis, a weak artery in your neck, a malformation of a neck artery or other condition that makes your neck arteries more easily injured. Simple physical tests by the chiropractor will often show if these conditions are present. Your history and symptoms will also shed light on your suitability for manipulation.

So how does this myth get started and why is it sill around today?

Unfortunately, there are many people who each year suffer an adverse reaction such as a stroke related to their necks BUT these events have been documented to have occurred NOT in chiropractic offices, but at the hands of medical doctors and physical therapists trying their hands at manipulation with little to no training. The injuries are said to have been caused by chiropractic adjustments, but in reality you cannot call it a chiropractic problem if it’s not done by a chiropractor. Imagine your chiropractor performing surgery; that would be ridiculous because chiropractors are not trained in surgical procedures.

Believe it or not, other cases where someone suffered a stroke or other serious problem is questioned and it is learned that they visited a chiropractor a month or more ago and lawyers, ever ready to pounce on a malpractice case, make the claim that an adjustment 2 months ago caused the problem. Ludicrous, but all the attorney is after is deep pockets and a chiropractors liability policy is ripe for the picking.

You might also be shocked to learn that many people suffer severe problems like stroke from beauty salons! That’s right, people with predisposed neck problems have severe problems just from leaning their heads back to have their hair washed. It occurs many times each year.

Chiropractic is even far safer than popping a simple pill. Over the counter (OTC) Tylenol is reported by the CDC and the manufacturer to cause 20,000 deaths each year in the U.S. And shocking reports show how many prescription drug addicts are created each year taking the most mild pain relief medications.

The bottom line is, neck adjustments performed by a well trained chiropractor are very safe—safer than other commonly used therapies.

Chiropractic neck treatment is cost-effective

Treatments by your doctor of chiropractic to relieve neck pain are more cost effective than other approaches. Let’s look at the medical model of treatment. First you see your primary care doctor, who with very little training in actual diagnosis of spinal problems, does a cursory exam and provides you with a prescription for medication and maybe a pamphlet on neck stretches and neck care. After a period of time you return and say you are not better, he or she then refers you out for x-rays. You often go to a separate facility for x-rays and another doctor reads the x-rays because your primary care has almost no hours of training in reading radiographs. You return in 2 weeks for the results of your x-rays, all the while continuing to suffer from neck pain. Your primary then refers you to a physical therapist. The therapist evaluates you and sets you up with therapy 3 times a week where you do exercises and sometimes, the PT will actually touch your neck and stretch it or move it, but usually it’s mostly just exercises under their supervision. Increasingly, PT’s do not perform “physiotherapy modalities” such as heat, electrical stimulation, etc in favor of exercises only. If you find relief, great, but look at how many visits and how many providers were involved. And if you weren’t relieved yet, you’d be sent to an orthopedic specialist and/or a neurologist.

Let’s look at typical chiropractic management of neck pain. You go see a chiropractor where he or she does an exam that surpasses your primary care doctor’s exam and is on par with an orthopedist or neurologist. Your chiropractor then performs x-rays right there in their own office. Your chiropractor then reads the films because he or she is trained to interpret their own x-rays as well. The chiropractor will then provide “physiotherapy modalities” and chiropractic manipulation on the same day you were examined and had x-rays. Everything that took many providers over a course of weeks is done in one office in one day. Treatments might last a few days to a couple of months. By the time you are done though, you will have been to only one provider and spent much less time driving and making appointments and suffered less neck pain because chiropractic has been shown to relieve neck pain faster than medication or physical therapy alone or in combination.

Chiropractic is clearly the safe and cost effective way to relieve neck pain.

Suffering from neck pain in Orange County, California? Call Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor today at (714) 938-0575 for an evaluation of your neck problem and see if he can help relieve your pain.

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 938-0575

Low back pain? See Chiropractic Treatment of Low Back Pain Here
Headaches? See Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches Here

Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment

Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment

Chiropractic treatment of lower back pain is one of the most effective, researched and safe medical procedures today.

Chiropractic treatment effective for back pain

Many studies have been done over a span of many decades proving that chiropractic back pain treatment is the most effective form of care for back pain. Research shows us that chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy (adjustments) relieves lower back pain quicker than medication and physical therapy. It is also less costly and gets injured people back on the job faster with fewer sick days.

Chiropractic therapy heavily researched and proven

Few health care disciplines have been as scrutinized as chiropractic. Going back decades when medical doctors feared competition from doctors of chiropractic in musculoskeletal conditions, organized medicine funded research projects to disprove chiropractic. The result? Most of the studies found chiropractic to be surprisingly effective! This lead to those studies being stashed away from the public. Even the department of defense prior to WWII commissioned a study and when they found chiropractors could help injured soldiers, the AMA lobbied to hide the findings. Finally, in the late 80’s the United States Supreme Court found the AMA and other medical organizations guilty of racketeering and trying to monopolize health care. Through this high court action, the public became aware of the many positive research studies about chiropractic. Of course today, there are many studies showing the positive aspects of chiropractic and how it can positively affect your health.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe

The treatment your chiropractic provides is one of the safest procedures available. Your chance of having a serious side effect as the direct result of chiropractic treatment is one in many millions. This has been proven in insurance company statistics. This is why chiropractors pay very little for malpractice insurance when compared to other medical providers. Chiropractic is safer than taking an over the counter pain reliever: every year at least 20,000 Americans die from taking over the counter Tylenol. That does not count prescriptions and does not count other drugs such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc. Chiropractic is safer than driving your car. You have a one in four chance of serious injury just driving to see your chiropractor!

Low back pain treatments by chiropractors begins with a thorough evaluation of your health, risk factors and a specialized examination that encompasses what a general medical doctor, orthopedist AND a neurologist would perform, PLUS a chiropractic spinal examination. X-rays are often used to find underlying pathology like fractures, tumors, etc as well as the overall health and condition of your spine, alignment, etc.

Actual treatments are usually painless and can include physiotherapy modalities such as heat, ice, stretching, electrical stimulation, cold laser and of course chiropractic spinal adjustments. Care is designed to remove interference from the nerves, unlock painful joints, and reduce inflammation and muscle spasm. Depending on the severity of your condition, it can take from a couple of visits to a few months to relieve back pain. Treatment is given at close intervals with 1-2 days between successive sessions to alleviate inflammation and pain as soon as possible. Unlike taking drugs and “wait and see” style of medical care, chiropractors are more assertive with care to rid you of your pain more quickly.

Orange County chiropractic low back pain treatment by Dr Barry Marks, Chiropractor is the most effective, researched and safe medical procedure available to you.

Call Dr Marks today for an evaluation at (714) 938-0575 and see if he can relieve your low back problem like he has for thousands of your Orange County, California neighbors.

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 938-0575

Neck pain? See Chiropractic Treatment of Neck Pain Here
Headaches? See Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches Here
Car Accident? See Orange County CA Car Accident here