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John Hannigan
Interests: Dr John Hannigan has many varied interests including skiing, scuba diving, hiking, sailing, biking, running, surfing, traveling, reading, writing, exploring alternative health solutions.
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If you found a 1950 Ford in a barn and it was all rusted, mechanically run-down and not started / driven in 48 years… could you make it look like a new car and run like one again ? If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at BackDocOnline.com
Numerous studies show that 80% of the adult population either has or will have back pain sometime in their life. If 80% sounds high there is a reason why some people are more likely to have a back problem than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at BackDocOnline.com
It seems easy to blame our “new” back pain on the fact that we raked leaves yesterday or the heavy wet snow we just shoveled or the heavy brick we just lifted the wrong way or that we slept in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at BackDocOnline.com
Among the many effects and benefits of chiropractic care that most people experience is that it reduces the effect that stress has on you. People frequently ask me how to get the most benefit from their adjustments. What are some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
Not just for pain, Chiropractic can also have a strong influence on your general health. Using before and after PET scans to compare changes in brain activity and testing salvia samples to track hormone changes after they received a chiropractic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
Headaches can be due to a variety of causes and reasons If you frequently get headaches you will be interested to know that the most common type of headache, known as a cervicogenic headache (neck - generated...), is due to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
When we go to the doctor we expect relief of our pain fairly quickly because pain medication is very effective at stopping pain. This can be very confusing and misleading when we go to a chiropractor for back pain -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
Is there a Fountain of Youth? It was sometime around the early 1500’s when a daring baby-boomer / world traveler named Ponce de Leon was exploring the Carribean on his sailboat looking for riches when he heard rumor that there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
You don't try chiropractic care and expect anything but dismal results. There is a right way (and a wrong way), to do most things and if you do something the wrong way or half way - the results you get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
Many people have gained so much weight that when they look in the mirror or get on the scale, they no longer see what others see and don't recognize the risk they live with. The Centers for Disease Control and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
Sometimes it's the little things in life that cause the problems, especially when cumulative or added together over time. Your "motion habits" , while non-painful and seemingly inconsequential - can be very damaging when cumulative over time. Motion habits refers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
As the saying goes ..."All clouds have a silver lining" ...If there could ever be something good about a back injury it would be the result of the way you treat it. In my over 32 years in practice I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
Typically a patient will come in and say she has radiating lower back and leg pain but that she was unsure how and when it all actually started. A lot of people say that their back pain started when they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
As in most things in this world the shape of a thing usually determines the way it works. The arch in a bridge gives it support and allows it to stay up and carry the weight of a freight train.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
You probably never thought about your desk job as a "Toxic Job" If you worked in an asbestos factory you might be resonably concerned about your health. If you were in law enforcement or the military you might be concerned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
I just found this article by Marissa Luck and, in light of what many are experiencing with the new health care / insurance law with its high deductibles and co-pays, I wanted to pass it on - Thank you Marissa.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
Here's a question ...and most people get this wrong - What is your company's most valuable asset? If you said it was that $135,000 machine in the back room - you're wrong Your most valuable asset is that employee that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at BackDocOnline.com
Each season has its own most common yard work chores and with them come their own typical aches and pains. The good news is that those aches and pains are usually avoidable. This time of the year it is not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at BackDocOnline.com
You can, obviously, have leg pain because you injured your leg when you fell skiing or in a car wreck. We frequently see patients who hurt their back and either very quickly, or shortly thereafter, started to get pain in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2013 at BackDocOnline.com
People often ask me if there is a connection between their back pain problem and weight gain. It might be a question of which came first …the chicken or the egg. Increased weight gives you a 3 times increased risk... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at BackDocOnline.com
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Here are two common, yet interesting cases: Bill is an electrician who is out of work due to arm and hand pain with numbness, tingling, pins and needles in his fingers that began following a car accident. He treated with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at BackDocOnline.com
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You have hurt your back back and now you have leg pain also - What do you do about it? You have several options - Option 1: Soak in a tub of hot water – not a good idea as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2013 at BackDocOnline.com
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Well, it’s not really good for cutting out or removing an injured, bulging, herniated disc. We chiropractors are not good at surgery. But, that's actually not as bad as it sounds, as most back problems are not best cared for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at BackDocOnline.com
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As Snow Storm Nemo moves into our area and dumps how much snow on us over the next several hours, here are a few ideas and thoughts for getting rid of it all without hurting yourself. Depending on where you’re... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at BackDocOnline.com
Thank you for your email; for additional, similar - check blog entry, dated January 11, 2013 jh R. John Hannigan, D.C. 11 Marshall Rd. Suite 2A Wappingers Falls, N.Y 12590 P. 845 297 6688 F. 845 298 7401 dchealth99@aol.com www.backdoconline.com