Hands For Life - Omega Dr.

Non-profit chiropractic office located in Newark, DE. Our goal is to provide pain relief and improv

The Omega Drive chapter of Hands for Life was started in 2017 by Dr. Travis McKay after the loss of his childhood friend to a he**in overdose. Dr. McKay had watched this friend progress from using prescription strength op**te painkillers to he**in, and the damage it did to his life as a result. The goal and purpose of the Omega Drive chapter is simple; everyone should have access to chiropractic c

Operating as usual


Wednesday November 25th:
Open 10AM - 12PM
Closed for afternoon shift
Thursday November 26th:
Friday November 27th:
Open 10AM - 12PM
Saturday November 28th:
Open 9AM-11AM
Just a reminder that we are still accepting new patients during the holiday week, so if you know anyone who is dealing a spine pain issue and you want to help make their Thanksgiving a lot better, please send them our way!
Happy Thanksgiving!!


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!

ilovemychiropractor.org 12/06/2019

Yale Study, Chiropractic Care Is Today Contributing Toward A 50 Percent Reduction In Opioid Prescriptions Issued In The United States

ilovemychiropractor.org According to a recent study carried out by the Yale School of Medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, chiropractic care is today contributing toward an almost 50 percent r


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Wednesday November 27th:
Open 10AM - 12PM
Closed for afternoon shift

Thursday November 28th:

Friday November 29th:
Open 10AM - 12PM

Saturday November 30th:
Open 9AM-11AM (Dr. Travis McKay adjusting)

Just a reminder that we are still accepting new patients during the holiday week, so if you know anyone who is dealing a spine pain issue and you want to help make their Thanksgiving a lot better, please send them our way!

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center

Congrats to Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center!!

Delaware's Best Chiropractor - 5 Years Running!

It's finally official!

Thanks to your help, our 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 about it!

We want to take this time to personally thank everyone who took the time to vote for us; it honestly means so much. And we also want to let you know that we have never, and will never, take this title lightly! It's one thing to be named the Best Chiropractor but it's another thing to earn it, and we would much rather earn it by continuing to provide you with the highest level of treatment and customer service that we can. That is what we will strive to do each and every day in our office, and we again would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to do that.

In addition to that, there is also the matter of the raffle winners! We will be announcing that tomorrow afternoon so please stay tuned!

We'll also be having a party in the office tomorrow with food and drinks, so please feel free to come in, even if you aren't on the schedule!

And again, thank you!!


Dr. Travis McKay, Dr. Richard McKay, Dr. Anthony Dicola, Marie, Mary, Jay, Lauren, Arielle, Carrie & Janielle

medscape.com 05/01/2019

Chiropractic Care Tied to Significant Reduction in Opioid Scripts

medscape.com Patients who visit a chiropractor for low-back and neck pain are less likely to receive prescription opioids than their counterparts who go to other healthcare providers, new research suggests.


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 underlying structural issues and also potentially exposing patients to dangerous or addictive pain medications.

Join Dr. Travis McKay as he discusses the anatomy and physiology of lower back pain, the problems with popular treatment approaches, and how to naturally and effectively reduce your pain, improve your mobility, and bulletproof your low back! If you, or someone you know, suffers from sciatica, arthritis, disc pain, or any other low back problem, please join us at the Newark Senior Center on March 26th at 1PM!

Even if you're currently a patient, please feel free to attend this workshop as a supplement to your care!


Hey everyone, we'll be closed this afternoon due to the weather. Stay safe out there and we'll be back in the office tomorrow!

cbs46.com 02/19/2019

Georgia chiropractors believe they could be key to ending opioid crisis

cbs46.com A bill introduced in the Georgia General Assembly seeks to steer patients away from opioids and toward drugless, nonsurgical pain-relief methods.


A, B, or C? Which alignment is proper?

Here's our chiropractic quiz for the week:
Which of these spines is in normal alignment?

Make your best guess below, hopefully without looking it up on Google first, and we'll be picking a winner to get a free massage!

Did you know that changes in our spinal positioning away from ideal alignment can contribute to muscle tension, stiffness, neck pain, low back pain, pinched nerves and even herniated discs? Do you know whether or not your spine is in proper alignment?

If you're dealing with any back pain, neck pain, or headaches, call us at 302-368-1300 or visit our website at www.advancedback.com to set up a consultation and determine whether or not the health of your spine needs to be improved!


DE needs to catch up to Vermont!

Breaking News! Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signs resolution proclaiming October 2018 "Drug-Free Pain Management Month"


Happy 4th of July!


Two quick reminders:
1. Our shoulder, elbow, wrist and arm workshop is tonight at 6 PM! Free to attend!
2. We will be closed for the 4th of July tomorrow and will resume normal business hours on Thursday!

Have a great 4th everyone!


Matt Denn

Part of addressing the state's opioid epidemic is having prescribers and patients be more aware of alternatives to prescription opioids, and removing barriers to patients getting those non-opioid treatments. Some patients need opioids, but some don't, and it is important that they have all the information and the ability to make choices. I sat down with Comcast Newsmakers Jill Horner last week to talk about some important work that needs to be done in this area -- including a change in the state's rules about how early prescribers need to talk to their patients about the risks and alternatives associated with opioids. Today in Delaware, a patient can receive prescription opioids for seven days before having an 'informed consent' conversation with his or her health care provider about risks and alternatives. State Senator Stephanie Hansen has been championing this issue, but has met a lot of resistance.


Just a reminder that we will be closed on Memorial Day and re-opening on Tuesday, 5/29, at 3PM!

Have a great weekend!

jamanetwork.com 05/22/2018

Effect of Usual Medical Care With vs Without Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain and Disability



Matt Denn

There has not been a lot of concrete good news in the fight against the opioid crisis, so I wanted to share some that we received a few days ago. It has been well documented that the dramatic spike in opioid overdose deaths is directly correlated to a dramatic spike in opioid prescriptions. And Delaware had among the highest opioid prescription rates in the nation. In 2015, the state's Division of Public health and my office proposed a series of reforms to the state's opioid prescription regulations to try to responsibly reduce opioid prescriptions -- to ensure that prescribers were more careful in recommending them, and that there was more follow-up and monitoring of people who received extended length prescriptions. Secretary of State Jeff Bullock not only accepted our recommendations, he improved them. And now we are starting to see some results, as this article indicates. We have a long, long way to go -- the state has still not invested in drug treatment as it should, and there is more work coming on the prescription front as well to get those numbers down even further. But this is a good sign that when we do the right thing, we can see results and save lives.

cantonrep.com 03/23/2018

Veteran: Chiropractor 'saved my life' from opioid addiction

cantonrep.com After more than 75 surgeries, Shilo Harris credits North Canton's Tim Novelli with breaking his habit.


Due to the worsening weather, we will be CLOSED this afternoon during our 3-6 shift! Our plan is to be back open tomorrow afternoon for normal hours. Please call us if you have any questions about rescheduling. Stay safe!



In 2016, 42,249 people died from opioid-containing overdoses—a 28 percent increase from a year earlier.


We are still open today! Normal hours! Please drive safe if you're coming in.

finance.yahoo.com 02/12/2018

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

Great news!

finance.yahoo.com NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.

chicagotribune.com 01/24/2018

5 myths about opioids

5 Myths About Opioid Use

chicagotribune.com The truth behind five common opioid myths.

fox13now.com 01/20/2018

Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose

Fentanyl and Oxycodone in his system.....such a tragic waste!

fox13now.com LOS ANGELES – Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, his family said in a statement after speaking with the L.A. County Coroner's office. According to a coroner's report, Petty died of "multi-system organ failure" caused by "mixed drug toxicity." During an examination October 3, 2017, the ...

handsforlifeomega.org 01/18/2018

Text Neck? | Hands for Life

New Blog Post Up!

handsforlifeomega.org Text Neck? by admin | Jan 16, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments How often do you see your child in this posture? More than ever, children, teens and young adults are spending hours every day in this abnormal posture, creating a syndrome known as Text Neck. Because of the increased strain on the musc...


Just a quick note to let everyone know that we will be open on Friday, January 5th for normal business hours 10AM-12PM. Stay warm and safe on the roads!


We are still open and seeing patients today despite the snow! 3PM-6PM! Be safe out there!

reuters.com 12/21/2017

U.S. life expectancy fell in 2016 as opioid overdoses surged: CDC

Opioid overdoses have become enough of a problem that they are affecting our life expectancies as an entire country! More emphasis needs to be put on alternative pain management options like chiropractic!

reuters.com Life expectancy in the United States dipped in 2016 as the number of deaths due to opioid drug overdoses surged and total drug overdose deaths rose 21 percent to 63,600, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.


Here are our upcoming holiday hours, please take note!

Saturday December 23rd: Normal Office Hours
Monday December 25th: CLOSED
Tuesday December 26th: Normal Office Hours
Saturday December 30th: Normal Office Hours
Monday January 1st: CLOSED
Tuesday January 2nd: Normal Office Hours

All other dates and times will have normal hours.


Chiropractic: A safer strategy than opioids!


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

Wednesday November 22: Normal hours of operation.
Thursday November 23: Closed
Friday November 24: Closed
Saturday November 25: Normal hours of operation.

handsforlifeomega.org 11/14/2017

Our Favorite Chiropractic Research! | Hands for Life

New Blog Post! Click the link to check out some of our favorite chiropractic research articles!


handsforlifeomega.org Our Favorite Chiropractic Research! by admin | Nov 14, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 comments This post is going to be a little lengthy but I hope that you will read each of the summaries below. Right now chiropractic is at about a 7% utilization among the US population. To give you some comparison of wh...


Thanks to William Penn High School for bringing us in for their career day today!





54 Omega Drive , Building F
Newark, DE

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Tuesday 3pm - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 12pm
3pm - 6pm
Thursday 3pm - 6pm
Friday 10am - 12pm
Saturday 9am - 11am

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