Blog Archive

Ultrasound Assisted Joint Injections Apr 19th, 2021

If you require a joint injection to lessen or resolve chronic joint pain, we want to ensure it is done in precisely the right location the first time!   Quince Orchard Medical Center offers the most precise joint injections with the  industry leading technique of guided ultrasound. Ultrasound has many...

Regenerative Medicine May Help Your Injury Heal Faster Apr 5th, 2021

Regenerative medicine is a revolutionary treatment that can help people heal faster from injury. Our medical team at QOMC treats pain, injury, and inflammation with the highest quality and safest regenerative medicine products available.    Regenerative Medicine Explained Regenerative medicine uses human cellular tissue products (HCTP), including mesenchymal stem cells,...

Chronic Knee Pain: Three Signs it's Time to Take Action Mar 15th, 2021

You plan activities around your knee - you should not have to give up things you enjoy due to pain. Your knee keeps you from exercising - a lack of activity can make knee pain worse! You’re a candidate for knee replacement surgery - you’ve considered or even spoken to...

Maintain your Spine with Regular Adjustments Mar 1st, 2021

Chiropractic care offers relief for more than just neck and back pain. Adjustments to the spine offer benefits to blood pressure, immune system, pain reduction, mental health, digestive disorders, and so much more. When two or more vertebrae are misaligned it causes pain, discomfort, and general nerve dysfunction that can...

Put Your Health First with Regenerative Medicine Feb 15th, 2021

Don't neglect your aches and pains. Taking care of yourself affects your ability to take care of your loved ones and your quality of life. We want to be able to help you continue to exercise, play golf and play with your children and grandchildren. You could be a good...

Losing Weight with hCG Hormone Therapy Feb 1st, 2021

Kara Kelly, our Nurse Practitioner, has introduced an exciting weight loss method using the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) hormone. The program combines a medically-supervised low calorie diet with this natural hormone, designed to unlock the body’s fat stores and boost metabolism.    Our nurse practitioner’s medical supervision and guidance from...

Opioids. There is a Better Option Jan 25th, 2021

Misuse of prescription painkillers is a larger problem than anyone realizes.  In 2017 more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed to American patients. 66% of these prescriptions for pain and most commonly back pain. Prescription pain relievers obtained from a friend or relative, either given for free or taken...

Knee Bracing for Muscle Strength? Jan 11th, 2021

Did you know knee bracing can actually improve muscle strength? That’s a pretty bold statement but a dose-response study of 24 patients with Valgus knee deformities showed that the more each patient wore their brace the less pain they experienced and the more physically active they were, hence an increase...

7 Signs it Time for a Hormone Test Dec 14th, 2020

Our hormones control so many aspects of our overall health and general well being, When our hormones are in balance our bodies function at more of a stable rate, when hormones move out of balance this can lead to problematic symptoms and long term even certain diseases. There are many...

Regenerative Medicine May Be Your Treatment Solution for Tendon Tears Dec 6th, 2020

Tendons, the soft tissues that connect your joints and muscles, can tear or rupture with a sudden wrenching movement, such as in a sports injury, auto accident, or fall. Whether you have a partial tear or a complete rupture, you know the pain is intense and makes it hard or...

PRP and Arthritis: All Your Questions Answered Nov 30th, 2020

Arthritis, the No. 1 cause of disability among American adults, takes many forms, all leading to the deterioration of the joints that give you mobility. The degenerative process can move fast or slow, outstripping your body’s ability to repair the damage. Once, joint replacement surgery was the only option beyond...

Neck Pain and Workstation Options Nov 16th, 2020

Neck pain is commonly associated with sitting in front of a computer for prolonged periods of time. During the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 we have seen a shift away from the ergonomics of desks in an office environment to coming up with an ideal work-at-home solution. Luckily the suggestions below...

7 Conditions that Improve with PRP Therapy Nov 9th, 2020

Sure, golf pro Tiger Woods and Super Bowl star Hines Ward use cutting-edge therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help them get back in their games. But celebrities can afford to take advantage of groundbreaking therapies like that. Can you? Though PRP sounds like science fiction, it’s actually a simple...

4 Reasons Trigger Point Therapy May be Right for You Nov 2nd, 2020

Nearly 50% of American adults are living with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Be it a minor annoyance or a major bother, this type of pain is common, however it can be difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to treat effectively. Trigger point therapy is a nonsurgical type of regenerative medicine...

Groin Pain: The Low Back, Hips, and Pelvic Floor Oct 26th, 2020

In addition to neck pain and back pain, patients seek chiropractic care for many musculoskeletal conditions, including groin pain. Pain in the groin area can emanate from a myriad of causes from issues involving the reproductive organs, the renal/urinary system, the lymph glands, a pelvic floor disorder, a hip joint...

Neck Pain and Upper-Crossed Syndrome Oct 19th, 2020

In normal head and neck posture, the center of the shoulder joints are located vertically in line with the base of the skull behind the ear while the muscles of the back side of the neck act to maintain balance and keep the head in the correct position.  Sitting at...

Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain? Oct 12th, 2020

Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain? By Kathleen Doheny April 20, 2018 -- Like many of her friends, Alexandra Callner, now 58, experimented with recreational marijuana when she was younger. "I had tried it, and hated it, in my 20s," Callner says. "When I was around pot smokers, I...

What is...Dry Needling? Oct 5th, 2020

Quince Orchard Medical Center was proud to offer acupuncture for years as part of our comprehensive treatment plans for patients in our community. Sadly, with the retirement of Dr. Weiner, we had to cease offering acupuncture.  With the addition of Dr. Susan DeMaille to our clinician team, however, we are...

Vitamin D and COVID-19 Sep 29th, 2020

Recently several articles have been published about the correlation between vitamin D and COVID-19. Published on Sky News and Boston University’s School of Medicine’s website, the articles claim that patients with sufficient levels of vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from COVID-19.  The Boston University study...

The Importance of Vitamin D Sep 28th, 2020

Vitamin D is a necessary vitamin for your bone health. It is vital in its ability to both build your bones and maintain the strength of your bones. It is pivotal in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus in your body because these vitamins can only be absorbed if Vitamin...

Two Regenerative Medicine Therapies that can Remedy Joint Pain Sep 23rd, 2020

Stiff and achy joints make it tough to get through the day. Whether it affects your knees, elbows, shoulders, or hips, chronic joint pain can be debilitating. When conservative treatments haven’t brought you relief and surgery isn’t an option, regenerative medicine may be the solution.  Kara Kelly, NP at Quince...

Treatment on the Wrist for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sep 21st, 2020

Most people think chiropractic treatments are only for the spine. While most of the pain management techniques chiropractors use start from adjustments of the joints of the vertebrae, there are other methods doctors of chiropractic can employ to treat carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and relieve pressure on the median nerve....

Understanding How Regenerative Medicine Works Sep 16th, 2020

Medical science has long understood that your body works constantly to regenerate itself at the cellular level. Some cells last longer than others. New skin cells replace old ones about every seven days. Red blood cells last about four months, and a bone regenerates all its cells over 10 years....

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Sep 15th, 2020

Quince Orchard Medical Center is pleased to announce a new service for our local community. Provided by Kara, Kelly, NP, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a quickly growing alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy. It’s often referred to as “natural hormone therapy” because bioidentical hormones act in the body just...

Kara Kelly - Nurse Practitioner Sep 14th, 2020

Kara is an accomplished Nurse Practitioner who is board certified by The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She obtained her Nurse Practitioner degree at Georgetown University in 2014. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cleveland State University and completed...

Specific Conditions That Can Benefit from Back Bracing Sep 13th, 2020

Quince Orchard Medical Center is incorporating low back braces into care plans for our patients. Prescribed in-office, a low back brace can be a valuable tool to help manage pain while treating with our chiropractors or physical therapists. By providing our patients with this kind of tool, we can steer...

Additional COVID-19 Safety Measures Sep 10th, 2020

With the seasons steadily changing to autumn, QOMC is keenly aware the cold and flu season is approaching fast.   We are committed to setting the bar high for quality patient care and COVID-19 safety. With that in mind we've implemented additional health and safety measures that became effective at...

Whiplash and Mid-Back Pain – How Can This Happen? Sep 10th, 2020

Research regarding whiplash or whiplash associated disorders (WAD) classically focuses on neck pain; however, the data shows acute thoracic spine / mid-back pain (MBP) occurs in 66% of WAD injuries with 23% still complaining of MBP at one-year post-injury. It’s easy to visualize how the cervical spine or neck can...

Meet Our New Nurse Practitoner Sep 8th, 2020

Thursday, September 17th Meet and Greet! Come meet our new Nurse Practitioner, Kara Kelly! Kara specializes in optimizing wellness and improving pain through a regenerative approach to patient care. She offers: Bioidentical Hormone Therapy to treat Andropause, Menopause, or Low Testosterone Regenerative Medicine for Acute and Chronic Degenerative Conditions Joint Injections...

Where is this Shoulder Pain Coming From? Sep 7th, 2020

When people say, “My shoulder hurts,” they often point to different areas in the vicinity of the shoulder such as the base of the neck, the collar bone, the shoulder blade, the chest, and/or their arm. The challenge with the shoulder is that it’s anatomically comprised of three joints: the...

Patients Should be Offered Bracing Before Surgery Sep 2nd, 2020

Sourced from The Daily Mail-- One of the UK's top three daily newspapers. Arthritis sufferers could be spared the ordeal of surgery thanks to an OA Knee brace that supports the knee, restoring movement and alleviating pain, even in severe cases. The brace, made from lightweight plastic and soft fabric...

Hip Stretch Deep Dive Aug 31st, 2020

Stretching is the most effective conservative at-home treatment for the management of hip pain. We encourage our community to seek medical intervention if the pain is severe but we also recognize that sometimes at-home treatment is preferable. Additionally if you experience pain while performing these stretches please discontinue at-home treatment...

Hip Pain - What to do Aug 27th, 2020

Recently we’ve been highlighting the importance of bracing for low back pain and knee pain. We’ve been giving particular attention to how durable medical bracing, along with other conservative forms of treatment like chiropractic adjustment or physical therapy, can reduce the need for OTC or prescribed pain medication and hold...

The Importance of Flu Shots During a Pandemic Aug 24th, 2020

There is a lot of anecdotal information around about the flu shot. While we don’t want to minimize personal experiences of the flu shot causing illness, we do want to highlight the science behind the flu shot and the importance of getting one, especially this year as we also struggle...

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy for Back and Pelvic Pain Aug 20th, 2020

Pregnancy doesn’t stop during a pandemic and Quince Orchard Medical Center is uniquely qualified to assist with muscle and joint pain that may arise during those nine months. Low back pain (LBP) and posterior pelvic pain (PPP) are very common complaints during pregnancy. In fact, current estimates show that two-thirds...

Olympic Swimmer Avoids Surgery with Unloading Knee Brace Aug 17th, 2020

At 54, former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies looks as fit and agile as she did in her competitive heyday. So it comes as a surprise when she reveals she is in need of a right knee replacement after being diagnosed with unicompartmental osteoarthritis in 2012. The condition occurs when the...

Bracing for Lower Back Pain Aug 13th, 2020

Quince Orchard Medical Center is dedicated to bringing our patients the best in conservative treatment for joint and muscle pain. Recently we have become an advocate for introducing bracing into our treatment protocols. Back braces are particularly helpful for the treatment of lower back pain when combined with chiropractic treatment,...

Dr. Susan DeMaille - New Chiropractor Aug 9th, 2020

Quince Orchard Medical Center is excited to welcome Dr. Susan DeMaille to our practice! Dr. Susan Fulton DeMaille is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with physical therapy privileges in the state of Maryland and in Washington D.C. She is an honors graduate from New York Chiropractic College and has over...

Our Patient Promise - COVID-19 Preventative Measures Aug 4th, 2020

To our valued patients,In light of these unprecedented times, our office wants to inform you that we are taking this current situation very seriously.Because we are an integral part of the healthcare system in our community, we are here to serve you and provide proactive care for our patients.We are...

Welcome to the New QOMC.com Aug 3rd, 2020

Hello and welcome to the new website for Quince Orchard Medical Center! Our goal with this new website is to provide our patients with easy access to quality chiropractic and physical therapy care, as well as pertinent health information to improve your daily life. Watch this space as QOMC is...

Chiropractic Care for Peripheral Neuropathy Oct 6th, 2014

If you have tingling, numbness, or pain in your extremities (hands and feet), then you may be experiencing the onset of peripheral neuropathy.  The pain, numbness, burning, or tingling can range from constant to intermittently throughout the day or week.  Left untreated, peripheral neuropathy can become more severe, significantly limiting...

Introduction to Strain-Counterstrain Technique Sep 19th, 2014

Here at Quince Orchard Medical Center, we like to talk about our clinician “toolbox” – the various techniques and specialized training – that allows us to provide individualized care to each of our patients.  In this article, we’ll discuss one of the “tools” that we use, “Strain-Counterstrain Technique.”  Strain-Counterstrain, also...

Everyday Knowledge for the Weekend Warrior Sep 11th, 2014

Everyone experiences athletic injuries at some point in their life. However, as you age it becomes easier to re-injure old injuries while also compounding new ones, which then take longer to heal. Those things you could get away with in your 20’s aren’t as easy to ignore and still recover from in your 30’s, 40’s, and later decades. At Quince Orchard Medical Center, we...

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy Aug 27th, 2014

Ever heard of someone who was pregnant complain about their back hurting?  Lower back pain can be a normal part of pregnancy, especially during the second and third trimester as the baby is growing larger.  However, it’s not just the baby’s weight that leads to back pain.  Causes for lower...

What Causes Trigger Points? Aug 19th, 2014

Have you ever experienced back pain or sciatica?  Do you get headaches regularly? How about tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, or other joint pain involving the knees or shoulders?  Trigger Points are a cause of pain commonly seen at Quince Orchard Medical Center and all of our clinicians are equipped to treat...