Blog Archive

Chiropractic & Disc Herniations? Jun 30th, 2021

I’ve spoken to a lot of patients in our Newark chiropractic office who have a history of disc herniation or disc bulges that had never initially considered chiropractic as a treatment option for improving the health of the disc as well as the associated symptoms of pain, stiffness, loss of...

Can Chiropractic Help ADHD? Jun 15th, 2021

Speaking as a parent myself, I can say that the term and diagnosis Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD for short, has become almost commonplace.  I’m sure that like me, you know someone, most likely even close friend or immediate family, who was diagnosed with the condition and is currently...

10 Common Signs of Whiplash Apr 13th, 2021

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is any type of strain or sprain to the soft tissues of the neck and spine that results from an "acceleration deceleration" type of injury.  These injuries are most commonly seen stemming from car accidents, but can also happen with slip and falls, or other types...

Bad Posture Causes Arthritis?!?! Mar 2nd, 2021

We’ve all been there.  We’re sitting down on the couch or at a desk, working on a computer or phone, when we happen to glance to our side and catch a glimpse of our reflection in the mirror and we’re left with the thought, “Wow, is my posture really that...

How Important Is Your Posture? Jan 17th, 2021

If you’ve been in our office at least once, then you’ve heard us discuss posture; most likely in the context of this is where your posture is and this is where it needs to be.  Most of us have poor posture; it’s just a reality at this point.  Human beings...

Chiropractic For Herniated Discs? Jan 5th, 2021

I’ve spoken to a lot of patients in our Newark chiropractic office who have a history of disc herniation or disc bulges that had never initially considered chiropractic as a treatment option for improving the health of the disc as well as the associated symptoms of pain, stiffness, loss of...

Delaware's Best Chiropractor For The Sixth Straight Year!! Dec 15th, 2020

Delaware's Best Chiropractor - 5 Years Running!   It's finally official!   Thanks to your help, our Newark office has been named Delaware's Best Chiropractor by the News Journal and DelawareOnline.com! This is our sixth year in a row receiving this honor and we could not be more honored or thrilled...

Are Your Pain Meds INCREASING Your Pain? Nov 24th, 2020

Let’s forget for a second about the two major problems associated with opioid based pain killers, addiction and overdose.  The fact that those two complicating factors are present and increasing at an exponential rate as more and more people become medicated is commonplace knowledge these days.  People accept these risks...

Should I Do Chiropractic or Physical Therapy For My Low Back Pain? Sep 15th, 2020

Despite the overall dominance that COVID has taken with regards to our concern and our attention, the health problems that plagued us prior to this pandemic still affect us during it.  Low back pain is one of those problems, affecting 80% of our population at some point during their lives. ...

Reminder - OPEN on July 3rd! CLOSED on July 4th! Jul 2nd, 2020

Just a reminder that our office will still be open the morning of Friday July3rd from 10AM-12PM.  And then we are closed on Saturday July 4th in observance of the holiday.  Have a great, safe weekend everyone! 

Opening All Saturdays Starting July 11th! Jun 24th, 2020

All Saturdays Available Again Starting July 11th:   With Dr. Harper "adjusting" well to the practice and our systems, we have decided to begin opening up all Saturdays again! Dr. Harper and Dr. Travis McKay will alternate each week and this will begin starting July 11th. Please remember that our...

Our New Chiropractor, Dr. Jason Harper! Jun 1st, 2020

We are very excited to announce that starting on Monday June 8th, we will have a new chiropractor in the office working side by side with Dr. Travis McKay! Starting next Monday, Dr. Jason Harper will officially become part of Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center!   Dr. Harper is...

Office Protocols & Memorial Day Closure May 22nd, 2020

We had a patient come in to the office last week who hadn't been in since before the pandemic started. She was hesitant, and quite frankly afraid, to make it in with everything going on but her pain got to a point where she just couldn't take it anymore. When...

Are You Playing Offense or Defense? Apr 21st, 2020

Are You Playing Offense or Defense?   Anyone who knows me knows that sports are, for the most part, not really one of my interests.  Anytime that I get together with some friends (or I guess “used” to get together with some friends) and sports were on, I was always...

Why We Stay Open Mar 19th, 2020

Why We Stay Open   To say this has been a strange week would be a massive understatement.    Anytime that something comes up in the practice, I’ll turn to my Dad for guidance. But he, like all of us, have never really been through anything like this before. This is relatively...

A Message From Dr. Travis McKay Mar 13th, 2020

Dear patients,   First off, let's all just take a deep breath! Hold the breath in for a few seconds, and then release it. Repeat this process as needed.   I hesitated about sending a Coronavirus email, or as it's referred to now as the much more ominous COVID-19. My...

Update on Dr. DiCola & Saturday Schedule Changes Jan 23rd, 2020

Dear Patients, With Dr. DiCola’s absence becoming longer, we wanted to take a moment and let you, our patients, know what the situation is.  During his vacation in the second week of January, Dr. DiCola fell ill and had to be hospitalized.  I don’t want to get too much into...

Holiday Hours 2019 Dec 17th, 2019

Here are our upcoming holiday hours, please take note! Tuesday December 24th: Open 10AM-12PM Wednesday December 25th: CLOSED Tuesday December 31st: Open 10AM-12PM Wednesday January 1st: CLOSED   All other dates and times will have normal hours.  Happy Holidays everyone!

Delaware's Best Chiropractor - For the 5th Year in a Row!! Sep 22nd, 2019

Delaware's Best Chiropractor - 5 Years Running!   It's finally official!   Thanks to your help, our Newark office has been named Delaware's Best Chiropractor by the News Journal and DelawareOnline.com! This is our fifth year in a row receiving this honor and we could not be more honored or thrilled...

Get 15 Pounds Healther in 15 Weeks at Newark Senior Center! Jul 16th, 2019

The diet landscape these days is confusing. Should I eat Paleo? Keto? Should I avoid gluten? What are the ‘good’ fats? What if you could shift your focus from losing weight and instead focus on gaining health?    Join Dr. McKay as he discusses the true way to improve your diet with real...

So....Horns Now, Too? Jun 21st, 2019

You’ve all heard me discuss numerous times about the potential dangers of extended tech use with abnormal posture.  Maybe I’ve even called you out about it in the office if I noticed your head was down.  We know that keeping your head forward or your chin down for too long...

Chiropractic For Disc Herniations? Jun 6th, 2019

I’ve spoken to a lot of patients in our Newark chiropractic office who have a history of disc herniation or disc bulges that had never initially considered chiropractic as a treatment option for improving the health of the disc as well as the associated symptoms of pain, stiffness, loss of...

Spring Special For New Chiropractic Patients! Apr 30th, 2019

To help celebrate Spring, our Newark Chiropractic office is offering a New Patient Spring Special now through June 21st!  All new patients seeking chiropractic care will receive a complimentary 15 minute massage after their first adjustment by using the code SPRING19 when they book their initial appointment! If you are...

Is Your Spine Out of Alignment? Mar 22nd, 2019

At some point growing up, most of us have our eyes checked, our teeth checked, our ears checked, and more.  How many of us though can truly say that we’ve had our spine checked and have done so since a young age?  Aside from the usual in-school scoliosis screening performed...

Bulletproof Your Low Back at the Newark Senior Center! Mar 20th, 2019

Lower back pain is one of the most costly and prevalent health conditions affecting our population today, resulting in nearly $50 billion in annual medical expenses and countless visits to the doctor's office. Despite it's prevalence, many of the traditional approaches for treating lower back issues are flawed, usually overlooking the...

Valentine's Day Massage Specials! Jan 29th, 2019

With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, we wanted to offer our patients and their families an opportunity to get a great gift for a loved one, or themselves, with our recently announced Valentine's Day Massage Deals!  Very original title,  I know.  So here's how it works: Buy one 15 minute massage, get...

Top 10 Signs You Have Whiplash Jan 18th, 2019

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is any type of strain or sprain to the soft tissues of the neck and spine that results from an "acceleration deceleration" type of injury.  These injuries are most commonly seen stemming from car accidents, but can also happen with slip and falls, or other types...

Attention Saturday Patients! Jan 12th, 2019

Starting on January 26th, Dr. Dicola and Dr. Travis McKay will begin to work alternating Saturdays with only one doctor in the practice on any given Saturday. If you need to speak with a particular doctor, or have a preference who you work with, please contact the office to schedule...

Chiropractic May Play a Key Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic Nov 27th, 2018

A recent utilization review by researchers at the Spine medical journal revealed that within a 12 month period, only 8.4% of Americans utilized treatment by a Doctor of Chiropractic in order to address some level of spine related pain. Delaware legislators are hoping to increase this number however, as they...

News Journal’s and Delaware Online’s Best Chiropractor in Delaware for 2018 Oct 4th, 2018

The results are in!  We are very honored to be named the News Journal’s and Delaware Online’s Best Chiropractor in Delaware for 2018! This is the fourth year in a row that we have won the Best Chiropractor title and our goal in the coming year is to continue to provide...

A New Years Resolution: Feel More Energized! Jan 24th, 2018

Bottom Line: The best way to feel more energized? Stay active! Top research journals have shown that moderate exercise can increase your energy. A simple 10-15 minute walk can get your blood pumping and increase the oxygen coming into your body, helping you feel more energized and maybe even helping...

How to Reduce Stress in the New Year Jan 17th, 2018

Bottom Line: Are you overwhelmed by stress? Well, you're not alone. Studies show over 54% of people are concerned with the amount of stress in their daily life. Many of us carry this stress in our shoulders and neck. Muscle tension in our shoulders can contribute to headaches, neck and...

Start Off This Year with an Energy Boost Jan 10th, 2018

Bottom Line: Getting enough sleep can be difficult around the holidays. Well, let’s get real- many of us don’t have the best sleeping patterns to begin with, and the holidays can make it even more challenging. And when we don’t get enough sleep it can result in fatigue, difficulty making...

Recover from Your Holiday Hangover Jan 3rd, 2018

Bottom Line: Prolonged stress, long travel and maybe just one too many fruitcakes can all contribute to the dreaded holiday hangover. Well, with the New Year comes a new opportunity to get healthier, lose those extra pounds, and overcome the holiday hangover. How we eat plays a huge role in...

Delaware’s Best Chiropractor for the third year in a row!! Oct 11th, 2017

We are very honored to be named the News Journal’s and Delaware Online’s Best Chiropractor inDelaware for 2017! This is the third year in a row that we have won the Best Chiropractor title and ourgoal in the coming year is to continue to provide top quality service and treatment...

Delaware’s Best Chiropractor For the Second Year in a Row!! Sep 27th, 2016

It is a definite honor and a responsibility that we do not take lightly!We look forward to continuing to help people with their health goals for a long time to come, and we look forward to living up to our award and working hard to be considered Delaware’s Best Chiropractor!If...

Research Suggests Vitamin D as a Treatment Tool for Asthma Sep 13th, 2016

From unexpected attacks to making sure an inhaler is always present, this condition has the ability to dominate a life, especially if it’s a young child who’s affected. Modern medical advances have done an amazing job of limiting the health impact that asthma can have but long term inhaled corticosteroid...

How to Get Rid of Pinched Nerve Pain Aug 11th, 2016

It seems to be one of the more common pain related complaints that we get, and considering how common they are and how easy it is for them to occur, it’s no wonder why we see them so much.The first thing that you need to understand is that the term...

Kids on ADHD Medication More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Says. Dec 15th, 2015

The study found that not only were prescription stimulant medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin, some of the most misused, shared or “diverted” drugs, but that children on ADHD medication are more likely to targeted to have their medication stolen or coerced into giving it away. The study also showed...