Thursday, October 30, 2014

If It's Not Working Then Change

I know a number of people who keep seeing the same doctor even though they're not getting better.  That doctor may not know unless you tell him.  But who's fault is it then, the responsibility lies on you.  Make a change; see someone else, try a different treatment, etc...



You want to be 100% healthy or as close to it as you can.  That is why I put a number of products on my website that have been tested in the office.  If I didn't like it, I don't sell it.  It's that simple.  I realized a long time ago that there were so many people I could help, but they were just to far away.  This is why I've put a number of these products on my website; that way, no matter where you are you can get relief...

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do You Twist And Turn A lot Driving?


I ask this question because I've had people come to my office due to this kind of injury driving.  You definitely turn your neck a certain amount; I've actually seen a couple of people who strained their neck backing out of the driveway.

What I want to talk about here is people who also may strain their middle or lower back.  Now I'm not talking about getting side swiped or something like that, I'm talking about self inflicted pain.  I've seen a number of animated drivers, ones who don't just turn the neck but the rest of the body too.

We're not dealing with enemy fighter jet who we are always looking in our blind spot for... Therefore you shouldn't have to twist your body a lot.  The same goes for trying to reach something that fell on the passenger seat floor; don't do it!

We have a friend that drives a cab, and you should see him, it seems like he never turns much at all.  He is really good at using his mirrors.  Something we all should get good at because you know traffic only increases and gets faster.


Get blind spot mirrors, do what you have to do to make driving more comfortable, but limit your body twisting and turning, it will prevent injury.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The "Tennis Ball" Trick

Using a tennis ball is a great way to massage out trigger points in the muscles. Trigger points are when the muscle binds up and creates a knot. This often causes pain because it restricts motion and puts pressure on nerves. Watch this short video where a chiropractor shows how to use the tennis ball. The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Who uses a Low Back Support Belt?

The answer to that question is: anyone who wants to keep their back pain free. I like this particular belt I'm showing below because it's thin and has some give to it. Most people won't need a support that has no give to it. Take a look...you can even wear it under clothing.
The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

“Doc, Your Going To Crack Me, Are You?”


As a chiropractor for 13+ years, I am still surprised to see some people are afraid of getting treated with chiropractic because they think there is a chance of bones being broken or some other bodily harm. Or even hear how another doctor says not to get chiropractic because it’s dangerous.

Chiropractic is one of the safest treatments out there. Let’s say someone has an ache in the back. They go to the medicine cabinet and take a pill. Well that medicine doesn’t just go right to the area in pain but goes everywhere in the body. It’s like using an atomic bomb to a whole town to get rid of mice in one house.

 The chiropractic adjustments we do are a safe and gentle way to stop a problem or a pain without having to drop that “atomic bomb”, and maybe cause more problems than we started with.

 To learn more about our safe, gentle, chiropractic treatments, speak with one of our chiropractors at (860) 633-8756.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Dr. Echols Does a Lower Back Chiropractic Treatment..."

Some of us are very curious, some of us have never been to the chiropractor, and some of us just want our backs to be pain free. I put this video on my blog because it can help you along to discover the answers to these questions. The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Chiropractor's Healing All Sorts of Things These Days...

As Medicine gets more and more out of control - nastier side effects, stronger potency, etc... more people are turning to Chiropractic Care.  It's a batural treatment or treatments administered by a doctor of Chiropractic.  Check out the link below:


The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

I'm Not Really a Medicine Guy, Can Chiropractic Help Me?

It's very possible. The first step is to come into the office for an exam. Here, the doctor can take a look at you and talk to you to find out what's going on.

In most cases a couple simple adjustments to a bone or bones of the spine may do the trick. Oh yeah, don't worry it so gentle and easy, you'll be surprised.

"What about getting my neck cracked, I don't want that...?"

No problem, there are many different adjustments to do. Just tell the doctor that and here at CT Spine & Disc Center we will honor your wishes!

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

As We Get Older We Don't Heal As Quick...

When we were younger, we start out as a toddler learning to walk, and we crash here and slam down there. And we just pop right up like nothing happened. Then we get a little older, and we tumble over here, jump from there....often with a crash, bang, boom. Then we get a bit older and start plying organized sports - more crashing, usually harder, because it's someone else contributing to the spill...

As you may assume, some of those bumps and bruises carry over to us later in life; not to mention, when we take a fall now in our 60's, we don't recuperate so quick.

So it's okay to go a little slower, be a bit more cautious, stop performing certain activities... It might be hard to hang up the rugby kleats, but is it worth it to take care of a back injury.

If this does happen however, we are here at CT Spine for YOU. Or maybe, you simply strain something in the back getting up from the chair (most often it happens unexpectedly, and from something we don't expect). Either way, don't hesitate to contact the office if something hurts.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

I'm Pregnant and Have Back Pain, Help!...

"I'm about 3 months pregnant and my back is killing me...".  

At our office we've heard this kind of thing quite a few times.  We have seen a lot of pregnant women over the years.   It's fairly common to be hindered with back pain when your pregnant.  Just think of your posture alone, when you add a bunch of weight to your belly.  An example would be the picture. Ok, this person is probably 8 months pregnant?  But, many people start getting lower back pain way before they might look like this...

So you might also be thinking, "how can he adjust me?"  That's easy actually. Besides the fact that the ligaments tend to get very lax, we have a variety of adjusting techniques.  It's not all "twisting and cracking" anymore.  There are so many more gentle ways to get motion restored and to align the spine.

We have a tool we use to adjust as well as a special table that allows for gentle adjustments.  If you want to learn more about this, stop in or give the office a call.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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