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QAPE IT!!

QAPE IT!!

  QAPE IT!!! What do we mean, QAPE it??? People ask all the time, can you help with XYZ?? If it is musculoskeletal in nature and spine related, the easy answer is; yes probably. But we never really know until you come in for a visit. At Smart Pain Solutions we...

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Chiropractic Treatment and Concussions

Chiropractic Treatment and Concussions

Chiropractic Treatment and Concussions A while back I was providing Sports Medicine services for a group of Mixed Martial Arts/ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters.  This was just a standard sparring practice on a Sunday afternoon rather than a more intensive training for an...

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Text Neck, The Sequel

Text Neck, The Sequel

Text Neck, The Sequel. We got such a great response from our previous blog “Tips to Reverse Text-Neck” that we produced the sequel. We believe the reason this particular blog was so popular is because so many people now suffer from electronic use- related neck pain....

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Acupuncture in Clayton MO

Acupuncture in Clayton MO

Headaches- There is a solution! Almost all of us have experienced a headache at some point in our lives but when plagued with them on a frequent basis life can feel debilitating. Migraines are a neurological disorder that cause severely intense pain commonly...

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Fast and Easy DOT Physical

Fast and Easy DOT Physical

Making Your DOT Physical A Breeze If you have a CDL, you need a physical. At Smart Pain Solutions we have streamlined the process. Get in. Get out. Get back on the road. Here are six easy things that you can do to make your physical go even smoother. Tips for a Smooth...

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What’s New with DOT Physicals in 2019

What’s New with DOT Physicals in 2019

What’s new in 2019 for DOT physicals? The biggest change this year has to do with exemptions for people with diabetes. Below is a link to the new legislation that I have summarized here. The new legislation was announced on October 19, 2018 and went into effect on...

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Bun in the Oven

Bun in the Oven

As a chiropractor who works on many pregnant women, I am always observing postures and mechanics of soon-to-be and new moms. I often see pregnant women in St. Louis, walking around Creve Coeur Lake or Forest Park, holding their lower back or rolling-out their neck as...

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Chiropractic Dynasty?

Chiropractic Dynasty?

For a third straight year, Smart Pain Solutions has been awarded “Best Chiropractor” in the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. Some are comparing Dr. Bo Andel and Dr. Sarah Rebello’s run of three straight wins to other great runs such as the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty of the...

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Why we don’t recommend Sit ups

Why we don’t recommend Sit ups

Why we don’t recommend Sit-ups Summary: Sit-ups will wreck your back and a promote disc herniation. Solution: To build core strength, focus on bridge and plank-based exercises. When people say they do sit-ups regularly and are complaining of low back pain, stopping...

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How Should I Sleep???

How Should I Sleep???

How Should I  Sleep? A common question in our office is “How should I sleep?” Assuming you have a medium-to-firm mattress and no underlying conditions creating limitations, I generally recommend one of two positions, either sleeping on your back or your side. This is...

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Why do you have to adjust my neck?

Why do you have to adjust my neck?

Why do you have to adjust my neck? Chiropractors get this question a lot and I understand why. It can be a scary thing if you have never had a neck adjustment done before. “Do you have to pop it?” “You’re not going to crack my neck are you?” “Do whatever you need to...

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Excuse me, Nurse?

Excuse me, Nurse?

Nurses are the backbone of the medical system, but during a relentless 12-hour shift, it may be hard to protect their own backbone’s. Are you a nurse? Maybe this speaks to you? Do you struggle with daily stress and pain from regular work activities that affects your...

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Heat or Ice?

Heat or Ice?

Heat or Ice? That is the questions. The simple answer is to use ice. One of my former instructors, Dr. Mario Fucinari, always said “Ice is nice” and I have never forgotten it. Not satisfied? Please continue….. If you are still reading, you are probably one of the many...

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Veteran’s Day Special

Veteran’s Day Special

Veteran’s Day Veteran’s Day is in a few days and it is our chance to give back. So this Saturday, November 11th Smart Pain Solutions will be offering the first 50 veterans who call, a free 15-minute massage. No strings attached! Just come in and let us work out those...

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5 Reasons to Fire your Chiropractor!

5 Reasons to Fire your Chiropractor!

I am entering my ninth year as a licensed chiropractic physician. I don’t know everything, which is why they call it practice but I have heard and seen quite a bit. If there is one thing I have learned, it is to stay in my lane as a chiropractor. (Which by the way...

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Chiropractor near Lambert Airport

Chiropractor near Lambert Airport

Are you in from out of town and your back or neck is “killing you” from sleeping on those hotel mattresses? Did you fall asleep on the airplane to St. Louis and now you can’t move your neck? Smart Pain Solutions is the closest chiropractic office to Lambert Airport...

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Whiplash – 10 Warning Signs

Whiplash – 10 Warning Signs

Whiplash. What you should know. Did you know March is “whiplash awareness month?" So what exactly is whiplash? When I ask my friends and family this question, the general feed back is “it is an injury to the neck after a rear-end car accident.” This is not far from...

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7 Tips to Stay Hydrated

7 Tips to Stay Hydrated

7 Tips to Stay Hydrated During St. Louis Summers Tomorrow is technically the first day of summer, but in St. Louis, we have already experienced summer-like temperatures. How are you going to beat the heat this summer? One extremely important thing to keep in mind...

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Desk Posture and Stretches 

Desk Posture and Stretches 

In last months email, we talked about “Text-Neck.” Text-Neck is not only brought on by the overuse of smart phones, but can be initiated by prolonged computer usage. Unfortunately, many Americans' jobs require sitting in front of a computer for 8+ hours a day (I bet...

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New Bridgeton Chiropractor

New Bridgeton Chiropractor

Dr. Jean-Claude "jc" BOrdeaux Smart Pain Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Je’an-Claude Bordeaux to our team! ? “Dr. JC,” was born in St. Louis and attended Christian Brothers College High School. During this time he experienced unrelenting back...

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7 Tips to Reverse “Text Neck”

7 Tips to Reverse “Text Neck”

7 Tips to Reverse "Text Neck" Are you affected by neck pain? Are you reading this article on your phone? With smart phones in almost everyone’s hands, neck pain is on the rise. Do you know some medical doctors and chiropractors are actually using the term “text-neck”...

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Fast Sciatica Relief Pain

Fast Sciatica Relief Pain

Case of the Month: February 2017 A middle-aged male patient presented to our office reporting "severe sciatica" that began two days prior with no mechanism of injury. The patient had a history of intermittent Low Back Pain since beginning a desk job two years ago,...

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 Heart Attacks can Mimic Neck Pain

?February is heart month Do you know the warning signs of a heart attack?     February is “heart health month” so it is a good time to make sure you are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Recognizing the signs can literally save someone’s life.   So...

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New year 2017

The New Year typically brings "resolutions." Eat healthier. Exercise more. Spend less. Most resolutions relate to living a healthier lifestyle.So how are you going to get back to the gym if you can barely get out of bed without pain? The key to getting back to...

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2016 Year in Review

2016 Year in Review: It has been an exciting year for us at Smart Pain Solutions. We’ve had a new addition to our massage staff and some record-breaking months!New Addition: In August we hired Alice. Alice is a massage therapist by day, registered nurse by night!...

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Case of the Month: November 2016

A patient returned to our office after struggling with “severe” back pain for about one year. She was told she needed back surgery to relieve herpain. After one chiropractic treatment, she had significant pain relief.?Here’s what she told us on Facebook Click Here...

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Case of the Month: August 2016

Persistent Hand Numbness & Tingling (Case Study) Background:50 year old Caucasian female presented to our office with left hand “numbness and tingling” that began about 4 months prior with no mechanism of injury. The patient was diagnosed with a “pinched nerve” in...

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“Pinched nerve” Do you have it?

“Pinched nerve” Do you have it?

The phrase, “pinched nerve” may be the most misused and self-reported diagnosis in my office. Almost daily someone arrives in my office reporting to have a “pinched nerve.” This could be self-described as, “it feels like……” Or second hand, “my doctor said I have...

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Bilateral Hand Numbness

52 year old Female Nanny“Charlotte” presented to our office complaining of numbness and tingling in both of her hands. These symptoms have been present for almost 2 years. She works as a nanny, lifting and carrying children often. She had previous success with a...

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Need an Appointment in Clayton or Bridgeton?

Call us in Bridgeton 314-298-1400 or in Clayton 314-721-5390 to schedule your appointment.
Saturday appointments available upon request.

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