Author: Dr. Mike Geheren

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Back Pain

Treating pain in the mid and low back in Virginia Beach.   Chiropractors have become the the foremost experts when it comes to treating conditions of the spine. These are our most basic cases. There are many different issues that can cause pain of the mid and low back. Arthritis, herniated disc, facet syndrome, sprain/strains,…

Back Pain | Extremities

Sciatica

  Treatment of Sciatica in Virginia Beach   One of the more common conditions treated by chiropractic physicians is a  pain or numbness that starts in the low back and  runs down the back of the leg. This condition is called sciatica. Sciatica refers to the large sciatic nerve that starts in the low back…

Extremities

Shoulder Pain

Causes and treatment for shoulder pain. Pinched nerve coming from the neck and upper back. Upper back and neck pain that radiates into the shoulder is the most common type of shoulder pain. When shoulder pain originates at the spine the pain will generally run across the top of the shoulder and down into the…

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Arthritis

Arthritis treatment in Virginia Beach.   What is arthritis?   Arthritis affects about 40 million Americans of all ages. Degenerative arthritis often referred to as degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis afflicts the weight-bearing joints: the knees, hips and spine primarily but can affect any joint. It often manifests following an injury or…

Extremities

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome treated in Virginia Beach Symptoms of RLS As many as one in twenty people might suffer from restless leg syndrome or RLS. This condition interferes with sleep by causing symptoms of an antsy feeling or numbness and tingling in the feet and legs. Other common effects are jumpiness or thrashing of the…

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Dry needling available at New Life Chiropractic

Dry needling is now available at New Life Chiropractic in Virginia Beach! Dry needling is a modern science based form of therapy designed to reduce muscle inflammation, tension and pain. Needling with mono filament acupuncture needles at specific points creates a biochemical normalizing effect that reduces pain and improves function. It can also fix electrical…

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What is cupping and how does it work?

What is cupping and how does it work? As many of you probably saw during the Olympics this summer many of the athletes including swimmer Michael Phelps had purple circles or “bruises” on their upper backs and shoulders. These spots are the residual effects of cupping therapy. Cupping is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine…

General Health

Fertility treatment in Virginia Beach

Does Chiropractic affect fertility? This is a question I get asked several times a year, and of coarse the quick easy answer is yes! This being said I think these patients are really asking; How does chiropractic affect fertility? Is chiropractic treatment safe? How much is this treatment going to cost? Lets address these one…

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TMJ Syndrome

TMJ Syndrome treatment in Virginia Beach! TMJ Symptoms TMJ or the tempo-mandibular joint is the primary joint of the jaw. Symptoms of TMJ syndrome are headaches and pain and soreness of the jaw muscles primarily near the ear. Other symptoms include clicking or popping when opening the mouth, difficulty opening the mouth, the jaw getting…

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Insomnia

Insomnia Do you have a difficult time falling asleep at night? Do you wake in the middle of the night and can not fall back to sleep? Than you may be one of the millions of people who suffer with insomnia. The result of any sleep disturbance is often irritability, depression, anxiety, emotional disturbances, or…

Extremities

Tennis Elbow

  Tennis Elbow treatment in Virginia Beach What is tennis elbow? You do not have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. Tennis elbow or  lateral epicondylitis is an inflammation of one or more tendons as they cross over the elbow joint. This pain is usually located near the epicondyles or the bony bumps on…

Extremities

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment in Virginia Beach!   Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment (pinched nerve) syndrome. Symptoms of carpal tunnel include pain in the wrist and forearm and numbness and tingling in the thumb and first two fingers, all of which tend to be worse at night. Carpal tunnel can effect…

General Health

Natural Health Care in Virginia Beach

  The Growing Field of Natural and Alternative Health Care.    People from every walk of life are discovering the healing power of natural health care. Americans and people throughout the world are looking to natural health to find answers in both prevention and the treatment of disease. A 2010 article in the New England Journal…

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Preparing for fall allergies.

  Preparing for fall allergies in Virginia Beach   What are and what causes allergies?   Allergies are generally a group of symptoms affecting the skin, digestive system, breathing or respiratory system and intestines in people with an extreme sensitivity to a substance that does not bother most other people. These substances called allergens are…

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Chiropractic Facts – Part 1

  Chiropractic Facts – Part 1   Chiropractic defined   Definition of Chiropractic: Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, primarily spinal adjusting. (more…)

Back Pain

Back Doctor Virginia Beach

  Back Doctor – Virginia Beach I recently did a Google search for “back doctor Virginia beach” and chiropractors didn’t show up until page three. I found this to be very disturbing. There were orthopedists, neurologist and a multitude of therapy clinics, but no chiros to be found. If we are not back doctors then…

General Health

Flatulence (farting)

  Flatulence (farting)   Yes, its true we all fart, pass gas, cut the cheese, step on a duck, you get the idea. The big question is how much is normal and when does it become a sign of a malfunctioning digestive system. Believe it or not there are answers to this question. (more…)

Extremities

Tendinitis

  Tendinitis   Tendinitis is one of the many conditions we fix at New Life Chiropractic. Notice how I use the word fix and not treat. At New Life we strive to correct the mechanical problem that is the underlying cause of tendinitis. Lets start with a brief definition of exactly what tendinitis is. I…

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Holism – The first guiding principle of chiropractic.

  Holism – The first guiding principle of Chiropractic. Doctors of chiropractic like to quote D.D. Palmer the professions founder and talk about the “philosophy, art and science of chiropractic”. The philosophy part are the principles we use to guide our treatment. The first of these principals is Holism. (more…)

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Ice or heat for pain?

~~Should I use ice or heat for pain? One of the most frequent questions I get asked at New Life Chiropractic is whether heat or ice is most effective for the treatment of acute pain. As a general rule ice is the best bet. Ice reduces swelling, reduces inflammation and produces an analgesic (pain reducing)…

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Treatment of fibromyalgia in Virginia Beach

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia syndrome is a condition that shows up as widespread pain and tenderness in multiple areas throughout the body. It was originally thought that this pain originated in the muscle and or soft tissue of the pain areas. Chiropractors have known and it is now proven that this is a condition of…

Extremities

Extremity adjusting

Extremity adjusting is the treatment of all the other joints in the body away from the spine. The upper extremity consists of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Lower would be the hips, knees, ankles and feet. All of the joints upper and lower can be treated with chiropractic. Conditions like frozen shoulder, tennis elbow,…

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Changing the face of healthcare

Changing the face of healthcare. How enthusiastic is Jeff Hays, executive producer of the much-anticipated documentary originally titled”Medical, Inc.” (recently retitled “Doctored”) about his soon-to-be-released documentary? According to Hays, he’s more proud of this film than any other film he’s done. Exciting words from the man with “On Native Soil” and “Farenhype 9/11,” among other…

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ChiroHealthUSA at New Life Chiropractic in Virginia Beach

ChiroHealthUSA New Life Chiropractic in Virginia Beach is happy to announce that we are now members of the ChiroHealthUSA network. In the past few years many of the health insurance programs including BC/BS, Medicare and others have started conducting random audits in an attempt to find doctors offering discount or free services to their uninsured…

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Chiropractic is safe

Chiropractic is safe! Yes chiropractic is safe. On average a medical doctor pays from $10,000  to over $50,000 a year for their malpractice insurance. Chiropractors pay about $1200 for the same insurance. We pay less not because the insurance companies like us, but because we don’t hurt people. We have been developing modern chiropractic care…