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This never used to hurt, why does it now?

Posted on: October 7, 2018

I had a patient come in recently who was dealing with a strain from playing his favorite sport. He shared with me that he had been doing that sport for over a decade without injury, so why now?

Has this happened to you? Is there an exercise or sport you used to do easily and without pain that now seems to be more taxing or even injuring your body, such as basketball, hiking, golfing, or running?

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Posted in: Back pain, Exercise, Foot pain, Health & Well Being, Neck pain

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Do You Have Unnecessary Pain?

Posted on: September 9, 2017

Unnecessary pain is pain that can be eliminated with treatment. People often endure pain for too long before seeking help. Here is why that may be an unwise approach.

Neurological research supports a phenomena I see in practice every day:  the longer a person waits to get treatment, the harder it is to undo the pain.The pain gets “locked-in” by the nervous system’s ability to adapt. Suddenly it takes much more treatment to solve a simple problem.


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Posted in: Back pain, Foot pain, Headaches, Health & Well Being, Neck pain, Vector Point Cranial Therapy

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Are you in the habit of ignoring pain?

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Do you have any pain in your body right now? Do you regularly ignore or mask body pain, convincing yourself it is unimportant?

Ignoring pain can have serious consequences. It can train your body to cancel warning signals, allowing situations to get worse without you knowing it. Then you can find yourself in the middle of a big repair project that could have been avoided.

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Posted in: Back pain, Foot pain, Headaches, Health & Well Being, Neck pain, Vector Point Cranial Therapy

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How are your feet?

Posted on: December 4, 2016

Did you know that neck, back, and knee pain can actually be caused by your feet? Your feet work hard and serve as the first line of shock absorption when you walk. You may also be one of the many people to experience your feet rolling inward (overpronation), rolling outward (underpronation), have low or flattening arches, or simply foot or ankle pain when walking or exercising. This is why I recommend custom orthotics for many of my patients, to support your feet in getting the job done. (more…)

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Disclaimer: Dr. Stephen B. Chopyak, D.C is a chiropractor and does not offer medical or chiropractic advice from this website. This information is offered for educational purposes only. Do not act or rely upon our information without seeking an independent health care professional's advice. The information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and Dr. Chopyak. As with any medical procedure, results will vary among individuals, and there could be risk involved. These concerns should be discussed with your health care provider prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, condition or issue, promptly contact your health care provider. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The photos used may be models and not patients.