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, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright February 15, 1989
Dear Dr. Horowitz:
I saw my doctor last month because I have always had lower back pain and I wanted finally to put an end to it. He told me I had to lose weight and start exercising. I would rather not discuss how my weight situation is but I would like some advice about exercises.
I was told to do sit-ups and push-ups, and ride a stationary bike. The bike is fine and I even enjoy it and I am getting better with time. I have no trouble doing the push-ups either. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright February 8, 1989
As a follow-up to a column a few weeks ago which dealt with low back and leg pain which is sometimes felt for an extended time after a woman receives an epidural injection during childbirth, today’s column will be devoted to two of the better letters I received from readers.
As I mentioned in that previous column, I am not suggesting that women avoid these injections. They are safe, and usually very helpful. I suggest that every woman follow her doctor’s advice, and if the doctor recommends an epidural injection, she should have one. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright February 1, 1989
This is definitely the time of year when we begin to ask the question, “When will that white stuff stop falling all over my driveway?” The answer is, “Soon, but in the meantime make sure you don’t injure your self while shoveling that white stuff off your driveway.” Here’s how to do it. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright January 25, 1989
In response to my Dec. 14 column, I received this letter in the mail.
Dear Dr. Horowitz:
“Exercise and diet made a new man out of Santa, he had 12 kids, just ask Mrs. Claus.” That’s why Mrs. Claus sees a chiropractor at least 12 times a year for the next 12 years. Oh, and doctor, Santa didn’t have the kids, Mrs. Claus did. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright January 18, 1989
I have now been writing this column in The Liberal for six years. I receive a few pieces of mail each week, usually a complimentary letter explaining how some advice I gave helped that person’s problem. Some letters are from people asking specific questions. Some letters are from nasty folks who didn’t have any puppies to kick that day, so they decided to write me instead. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright January 11, 1989
I am 24 years old. I like to play lots of sports, especially soccer, volleyball and tennis. I am in good shape (a phys. ed. graduate) and I am in good health. I have a recurring problem in my back that I would like your opinion on.
The areas of my spine that I know from my anatomy classes as the iliac spines are very prominent on me. I am of normal weight and I have never injured myself. This wouldn’t bother me except for the fact that every few months or so, that area on my right side begins to hurt. It gets so sore that I have difficulty raising my leg on that side. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright January 4, 1989
Dear Dr. Horowitz:
I am a 36-year-old hockey player who plays in the local Richmond Hill Men’s League. I used to be quite a good player when I was younger and I took an active role in exercising and stretching myself before a game or practice.
Now I work full time, have a wife and two kids, a mortgage, car payments, and borderline high blood pressure. My wife is the one who asked me to write to you in order to find out if my hockey is going to make a premature widow out of her. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright December 19, 1988
Less than two weeks before Christmas, and all through the town, not a spine was a’stretching. Not even a bit. People were eating, and drinking lots, too, but the food they was shoveling, was fat-laden goo. Beef, gravy, pie and candy was all through the house, never a carrot, some juice, or a fruit. Continue Reading
Dr. Allan Horowitz, published newspaper article, Richmond Hill Liberal, Copyright December 7, 1988
I have three children and have had no back or leg problems throughout most of my life. Since my third was born two years ago I have had a never-ending back and leg pain. I know what caused this pain, but my doctors think I am crazy.
My pregnancy was uneventful, and I didn’t have any pain. I didn’t even have varicose veins or leg cramps like most women get. I gained the correct amount of weight, and I thought everything was going very smoothly, until I received my epidural injection. Continue Reading