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Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty

Glastonbury, Connecticut
Hello, My name is Dr Matthew Bellinger and I am a Chiropractor in Connecticut. My office is located in Glastonbury CT. We have a Chiropractic office that specializes in low back pain and neck pain and related symptoms. We utilize numerous Chiropractic treatments and therapies and also use... Full Bio
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How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help My Disc Degeneration? by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Disc degeneration is tough because it usually happens over years and years. Over time the discs dehydrate, flatten and bulge. Basically if I have a tire on my car with a s ... Read on »
Can Going To The Gym Help My Back Pain? by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain The answer to that question, is that it depends. Not only that, it may depend on a few factors. First, does movement or light exercise make your back feel better? If s ... Read on »
Back Pain Answers: Alternative To Pain Medication by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain An article in the Denver Post today talks about alternatives to medication for back pain. I am seeing it more and more lately; patients are often on more medications these ... Read on »
Can My Neck Be Causing My Low Back Pain? by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain The short answer is YES! And here’s the reason… The brain sits at the top of the head, it’s our control center. Messages from the brain travel down the spinal cord, out th ... Read on »
Our Discs Are Made Of Water, Don’t Keep Them Thirsty! by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Water is essential to keep our discs healthy. Our disc is made up of an inner nucleus and an outer annulus . The inner part is more fluid filled. It was made this way to ... Read on »
The Differences In Various Lumber Disc Conditions… by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I often have patients that bring in their MRI report page with a very confused look on their face. Doctor- can you tell me what this word means? The lumbar spine consis ... Read on »
Are you Afraid of the H1N1 Virus.... by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Is This Plentiful And Inexpensive Berry The Answer To Swine Flu? More you should know: If you want to kill germs - Is it better to wash your hands in hot or cold wate ... Read on »
Do I Have Spinal Stenosis? by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Spinal stenosis is diagnosed typically from looking at an MRI along with the usual medical history and physical exam. Spinal stenosis is a closure of the spinal canal. Thi ... Read on »
Dr. Bellinger’s Favorite Neck Pillow- The Cervical Traction Neck Pillow by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain My Cervical traction neck pillow dilemma... Not to worry, there’s no actual problem with the pillow itself, just not enough of them to go around. Here’s what happened. ... Read on »
"What Kind of Arthritis Do I Have?" by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain When degeneration is found in the spine or other joints, we often simply are told it’s arthritis. When we are a little more stiff in the morning, we call that arthritis ... Read on »
Home Treatment Of Lower Back Trigger Points by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Everday I see patients who can benefit from muscle work along with their adjustments or spinal decompression. For example a patient may present to the office with lower ba ... Read on »
What Does It Mean To Have FibroMyalgia? by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Today’s blog post comes from Dr. Bellinger’s November Newsletter. At my Glastonbury CT office , I often see patients who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalg ... Read on »
New Study Shows Smoking Linked To Chronic Low Back Pain by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain A recent Canadian study showed that regular smokers were more likely to have chronic low back pain. The study looked at survey data of over 70,000 people and showed that th ... Read on »
“I Squat Down When I Lift, But I Still Get Back Pain!” by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain There are a few reasons for this. First, bending your knees and squatting helps, but you still may not be maintaining your normal lumbar lordosis. To do this, it’s recomm ... Read on »
Dr Oz Talks About Prescription Pain Medication by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Yesterday my wife was watching Oprah and said I should watch this episode. I did and was shocked at some of the ststs I saw. It's so scary to be addicted to pain medica ... Read on »
Jerry Rice: Spokesperson for the Foundation of Chiropractic Progress by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I was lucky that my father took me to his chiropractor when I was just a kid in high school. I had a sports injury and his chiropractor, my chiropractor, helped me get back o ... Read on »
One of the Most Commonly Overlooked Sources of Back Pain… by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain The quadratus lumborum muscle is one of the most common muscles to cause back pain. This muscle runs from the last rib and the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae do ... Read on »
Tips For Heavy Lifting That Can Save Your Low Back... by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Here's 5 tips on lifting that can help you avoid back pain or a back injury: 1. Get help- have someone help you lift awkward shaped or extremely heavy items. Also, us ... Read on »
Shedding Pounds Will Help Shed Your Back Pain... by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Hello. Dr Bellinger here. I’ve seen hundreds of patients in my chiropractic and spinal decompression office. One thing I can tell you about back pain is that if you take of ... Read on »
How can Stress affect my Back? by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Stress is the response your body has to certain experiences. This response can be mental, physical, or both. Stress tends to disrupt your body’s normal physiologic equ ... Read on »