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Spine & Sports: Why go to a chiropractor?

  Why a chiropractor? As licensed doctors, chiropractors or doctors of chiropractic (DC) have the duty to examine and diagnose your condition. DCs are also skilled hands-on providers trained to treat MSK conditions. They clearly are the most trained in providing joint manipulation. Specifically, high-velocity-low-amplitude (HVLA) joint manipulation is what chiropractors do best. While anyone […]

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Treatment Of Lower Back Pain Could Be Improved By Adding Complementary And Alternative Medical Therapy

Nearly 8 of 10 Americans will experience lower back pain at some time in their lives. Persistent low back pain is a common, incapacitating, costly, and a difficult to treat condition. Many patients might benefit significantly from an individualized, multidisciplinary, team-based model of care that includes access to licensed complementary care practitioners (e.g., chiropractors, massage […]

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Really? The Claim: Yoga Can Help Manage Pain

For many people, yoga is more than just exercise: Studies show it is one of the most commonly used forms of alternative therapy in the country. Many rely on yoga to relieve chronic and acute pain. The reasons for this are varied. Some researchers believe that yoga may alleviate pain through relaxation and the release […]

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Americans Are Flocking to Alternative Therapies

Most Americans believe that prescription medications are the most effective treatments for many common illnesses, but a Consumer Reports survey of more than 45,000 people finds that three-fourths of us are turning to alternative therapies like yoga and acupuncture. The new report says 38 million adults make more than 300 million visits per year to […]

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Are x-rays necessary when I first go to a chiropractor?

For back pain x-rays are usually not necessary for the majority of patients who present to a chiropractor for a consultation. X-rays are potentially¬† indicated if a patient has what’s called a “Red Flag”. Red flags are potential indicators of serious underlying disease. A few examples are a history of cancer, fever, unexplained weight loss, […]

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