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How to Manage Neck and Back Pain From Working At Home Jul 23rd, 2020

As the world battles COVID-19, more and more of us have begun to work from home. While there are many benefits of working from home (midday walks and more time with your children), working from home can also lead to horrible back and neck pain. Here are a few tips to...

Is there a correct way to get in and out of bed? Jun 23rd, 2020

To get into bed it is a good idea to sit on the edge of the bed, pull your arms in and start to lie down keeping your knees bent at a 45-degree angle.  Then just roll onto your back. To get out of bed bend roll on your side,...

Are your legs the same length? Jun 11th, 2020

Most people’s legs are not the same length.  It is not uncommon to have a small difference in the leg length between your left and right leg.  Chiropractic care can help you regain your spinal alignment. This may result in back, knee, hip, or ankle pain. Chiropractic care helps loosen your...

How to Take Stress Off Your Back While Standing May 29th, 2020

When standing for prolonged periods of time, don’t forget it is important to wear comfortable supportive shoes.  If your back starts to hurt, take a small stool, and put one foot on the stool and rest it for a couple of minutes.  After a couple of minutes, switch to your...

We are here for you! Apr 30th, 2020

During this difficult time dealing with Coronavirus and social distancing, we are not available for regular office hours.  If you are experiencing neck, back, leg, shoulder, knee pain and don’t know what to do,please give us a call. As our patients and potential patients, you deserve the best in care...

Chiropractors treat subluxations but what is a subluxation? Apr 13th, 2020

Chiropractors treat subluxations but what is a subluxation?  A subluxation is the position of the vertebras and its loss of function to an area in the body.  In other words, a subluxation is a misalignment of the spine. The chiropractor can feel the subluxation and takes the pressure off the...

How to find a good chiropractor? Mar 30th, 2020

I have been in practice for over 30 years.  I have treated many people that have a variety of health issues.  From headaches to neck pain, to low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, wrist pain, carpal tunnel, elbow pain, jaw pain, dizziness and vertigo just to name a few...

Can a chiropractor help with plantar fasciitis? Mar 16th, 2020

Plantar fasciitis is often associated with overdoing an activity or an increase in activity. Sometimes easing off of the activity can be help.  Poor arch support and or tight muscles around the foot can contribute to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can be sharp heel pain very near the arch of...

Why do I get Headaches Mar 2nd, 2020

There are different types of headaches.  There are many reasons why one may have headaches.  Some reasons you may have a headache are from an allergy, lack of sleep, eye strain,  or stress. Tension Headache feels like a tight band around the head Stress Headache is from a combination of...

What does low back feel like? Feb 21st, 2020

Low back pain can just appear out of nowhere. Low back can be a dull or sharp achy pain.  The pain can be located in the sacroiliac joints called SI joints.  The pain can travel to the thighs.  With low back pain there may be associated muscle spasms and tightness....

What are Chiropractors and what do they treat? Jan 27th, 2020

Chiropractors treat subluxations to help the misalignment of a vertebra causing irritation to the neve root. Subluxation is the term for misalignments of the spine that cause compression and irritation of nerve pathways, affecting the body's and its organs. Subluxations are an example of physical nerve stress that affects neuronal control. ...

Cervical Injuries as a Result of Car Accidents Oct 28th, 2019

Neck pain after an accident can take a toll on your body and your physical ability to participate in daily activities. It can weigh on your emotions, causing fear and anxiety. It can impair your work performance and life enjoyment. It can potentially lead to dependence on pain medications. Neck...

Back To School Blues Sep 16th, 2019

It official!  Back to school!  New school supplies, new wardrobe and maybe a new back pack.  A great addition to your back to school routine is to take care of your spine with chiropractic care. Backpacks are heavy A heavy backpack puts stress on your back. They can cause a...

An Unlikely Pair: Wallets and Back Pain Aug 1st, 2019

Have you ever thought that having a wallet or wads of cash in your back pocket could give you back pain? If you answer yes to that question, I suggest you find someplace else to carry your money than stuffed into your back pocket. If you have been suffering with...

How to Adjust Your Car Seat to Help Avoid Back Pain Jun 22nd, 2019

Getting adjusted helps relieve back and neck pain and pain in other parts of your body.  Sometimes in addition, we also need to adjust what we do in our everyday life to help us avoid pain. One thing that may be helpful is how to “adjust” your car seat to...

Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy May 18th, 2019

Is Chiropractic care safe for pregnancy?  YES!  Chiropractic is a non-drug approach to help your body feel better, whether you are experiencing neck or back pain or nausea or out of sorts, chiropractic care is a good choice. Pregnancy can be associated with back and neck pain. Chiropractic can help...

Not so funny “funny bone”! Apr 29th, 2019

If you play tennis, golf or softball you may feel elbow pain. Your elbow may hurt or your pinky finger and ring finger may have numbness and tingling with no direct elbow pain.  This is a sign of a pinched nerve at the elbow.  Chiropractors don’t only manipulate the spine...

Dizziness, Vertigo and the Epley Maneuver Apr 1st, 2019

Throughout the years, I have come across a common type of dizziness/vertigo called is BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo).  This is dizziness can keep you from getting up from your bed, limit what you can do and make you nauseous and sick. Patients have not known where to turn.  Depending on...

Ergonomics for Tablets and Lap Top Computers Mar 1st, 2019

Ergonomics for Tablets and Lap Top Computers Today everyone is on their tablets and lap top computers. Time spent looking down at your lap top or tablet puts excessive stress on your neck and upper back.  These ideas may help you avoid pain and injury. Avoid working in bed or...

The Do’s and Don’ts  of Lifting Feb 1st, 2019

  Don’t: Just pick up a load.  Do: Test the load and if too heavy always ask for help. Don’t: Just lift.  Do: Plan and inspect your path making sure there is nothing impeding you. Don’t: Bend at the waist lifting with your back.  Do: Bend at the knees, squat...

Auto Accidents and Your Health Jan 11th, 2019

Getting into an auto accident can literally be painful to your body!! Your body absorbs the force and after an accident you can have headaches, back or neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, jaw pain, hand pain and ankle pain.  You may experience whiplash as your neck is “whipped” back...

Medical Payments Dec 4th, 2018

Medical Payments Many of our patients come to us at our office in Tarzana after they have been in an auto accident. With injuries from neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, headaches, knee pain, wrist pain and chest pain they get relief with treatment.  In some instances, our patients do...

Are Orthotics Right for You? Nov 7th, 2018

Orthotics Have you ever been told you are flat footed? Do you have foot pain, back pain and knee pain?  Your flat foot could be the cause of your pain as your feet are your foundation. If your foundation is not proper, it puts undue stress on your feet, knees,...

Make it through a stressful day Oct 1st, 2018

Come in for an adjustment after any stressful day for a treatment at the office of Dr. Steven Perry, Chiropractor in Tarzana.   Below are some helpful hints: Stretch:  Stretching can help with poor posture.  First you want to sit up straight and relax your shoulders down and back. Stretch out...

Good Night, Sleep Tight! Sep 6th, 2018

Good Night! Sleep Tight!Many of my patients come in complaining of neck pain and back pain.  Neck and back pain can be a result of many different things, but chiropractic care can help! Not only will chiropractic care help but looking at the way you sleep is important. I go...

When do you use heat and when do you use ice? Aug 7th, 2018

When do you use heat and when do you use ice to treat an injury such as headaches, neck pain, foot pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, knee pain, ankle pain or foot pain?Dr. Steven Perry, Chiropractor is located Tarzana, CA and has been in practice for over 33 years.  He loves...

Lumbar Traction and Lumbar Decompression Jul 11th, 2018

Lumbar Traction/Lumbar DecompressionDo you have pain in your lower back, weakness in your legs or numbness/tingling in your legs or feet? You may want to have a consultation with Dr. Steven Perry and see if lumbar traction or lumbar decompression may be options for you.  This is one way to treat...

Cervical Traction and Decompression Jun 6th, 2018

Cervical Traction/ Cervical DecompressionWhat is cervical traction/cervical decompression?If you have pain in your neck, weakness in your arms, numbness or tingling in your arms or hands you may want to consult with Dr. Steven Perry, D.C. and see if cervical traction or cervical decompression may be an option for you....

Got headaches? Apr 27th, 2018

Many people get headaches or migraines at least once a month and others get them daily.  Some headaches are sinus in nature. Others are sharp and intense. Sometimes, they may feel dull and throb.  The cause of the headaches may be different, but headaches cause a disruption to your life. It...

Helpful Hints That Can Help You Avoid Lower Back Pain or Neck Pain Apr 17th, 2018

Here at Steven B Perry DC, we know how disrupted lower back pain can be to your everyday life. Although we offer many services from chiropractic care to physical therapy modalities to help you when you're feeling out of whack, we also encourage preventative care to avoid injury. The following...

Auto Injury and Medical Payments Mar 28th, 2018

Many of our patients come to us at our office in Tarzana CA after they have been in an auto accident or bike accident. With injuries from ranging from neck pain to shoulder pain and back pain, headaches, knee pain, wrist pain and chest pain, they can get relief with...