The following articles were written by Dr. Horowitz and were published in various newspapers several years ago. To the best of his knowledge and expertise these articles were 100% factual at the time they were written and published. Changes are always occurring in the field of chiropractic and other health sciences, and as such, some of the information contained in these articles may no longer be valid or may no longer reflect current thought on the subject under discussion. Please read these articles and enjoy them for what insight they give you, but always consult your chiropractor or other health professional if you require up to date information on the topic. Also, these articles are for enjoyment and information purposes only, and should not be relied upon for “medical advice”. Please consult your chiropractor or other health professional if you require medical advice or treatment. These articles are copyrighted and it is strictly forbidden to reproduce these articles, in whole or in part, in any form whatsoever, without Dr. Horowitz’s written permission.
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, The Liberal, Copyright 1987-1991
Question: I have been going to osteopaths and chiropractors for 50 years. I really feel they have it over the medical profession when it comes to prevention of spine problems and it seems they actually do something for the problem rather than just giving pills or whatever they think will kill the pain for a while. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright December 13, 1989
It’s that time of year again when I begin to lose the urge to write dignified, serious, informative and intelligent columns.
The last three columns I’ve written were about flat feet, sprained ankles, and sacroiliac joint disorders. How un-holiday-like! The last thing people want to think about this time of year is their flat feet. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright December 07, 1989
Last week I was discussing a condition referred to as fibrositis. This is a condition causing pain, stiffness, a general achy feeling, fatigue, poor sleep, stress and has a feature of multiple “trigger points” which are best described as “knots” deep in the muscles.
Because many people who have this condition are depressed to begin with and the diagnosis only makes them more depressed, treatment must be done to rid patients of some of their pain, make them sleep better, relax more and get more enjoyment out of life. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright November 29, 1989
The next two columns will be dedicated to a discussion of a disease commonly referred to as “Fibrositis”. I call this the rheumatic disease of the eighties.
It is a widely diagnosed disease, and one I really don’t like calling a disease at all. The reason is that most people who exhibit the symptoms of this condition will react in a non-productive manner if you tell them they have a disease. If you just say: “This and this and this” is wrong with you and we are going to do “this and this and this” to fix it, I find they react in a much more positive manner. Lets discuss this condition. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright November 22, 1989
Dear Dr. Horowitz:
I have an ankle that I wish I could replace. I sprained it when I was 15, and since then (20 years) I have sprained it another 10 times at least. The last time was last night while playing indoor tennis. I moved to retrieve a backhand shot when my ankle just buckled under me and I fell and almost broke my neck. Is there anything that can be done fore this dumb ankle or am I doomed to a life of ankle trouble? Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright November 15, 1989
Dear Dr. Horowitz:
I have often heard of the part of the body called the sacroiliac. What exactly is this and can it become slipped like we often hear? The reason I ask is that I was having some lower back pain and a friend, who is a nurse, told me I probably slipped my sacroiliac. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright November 01, 1989
Dear Dr. Horowitz:
I am an active female who plays tennis, racquetball and golf. I also ride a stationary bike and use a rowing machine. The rowing machine has been a new tool in my efforts to maintain my fitness level and I really enjoy it a lot more than the stationary bike. Since I began using the rowing machine I have been having an increasingly bad pain in my right elbow. A friend I play tennis with told me it sounded like what she had – tennis elbow. I remember you writing about tennis elbow a few years ago but I don’t remember if you can get it without playing tennis. I am playing tennis about once a week and my elbow never hurts me. It only hurts when I row, after I row, and lately even when I brush my hair or wash dishes. Could this be a tennis elbow? Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright October 25, 1989
In last week’s column I was discussing the term “whiplash” and what it really meant. I described how it was just a descriptive term, usually indicating that someone was experiencing neck pain resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
There is much better, more scientific and more descriptive terminology which we should use when describing these injuries. Post-traumatic cervical hyperflexion-hyperextension sprain for example would cover most of these injuries nicely. Now you see why we use the term “whiplash”? Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright October 18, 1989
Dear Dr. Horowitz:
Over the past twenty years or so I have had three whiplash injuries.
All three times, I was sitting in my car, minding my own business, when my car was smacked from behind by another car. Once the guy behind just slid into my car because of the ice on the road, but the other two times they just weren’t paying attention to the road. Continue Reading