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Safety tips for shoveling snow

    A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found that 7% started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study felt that while […]

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Manipulation Activates Muscles of the Core

  MOTOR CONTROL IS AN INTERACTIVE PROCESS that allows the body to initiate activity to react to perturbations and other outside forces in a coordinated manner. Normal global reactive motor control is complicated when you consider the vast amount of interactive and competing neuronal transmissions that are involved. However, in the simple example of evoking […]

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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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A Simple Way to Manage Your Low Back Pain

  Have you accepted the fact that you will always suffer from chronic low back pain? Think again. There are simple steps you can take to ensure you move properly, which in turn will help you eliminate your pain. At our Indianapolis chiropractic clinic, a majority of our patients being treated for low back pain […]

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Back Pain

About 80 percent of the adults in the U.S. have been bothered by back pain at some point. The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center recently surveyed more than 14,000 subscribers who experienced lower-back pain in the past year but never had back surgery. More than half said the pain severely limited their daily routine for […]

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Is Lower Back Pain in the Genes?

Question: Is lower back pain an inherited condition? My mother has significant degeneration in her lumbar spine. Does that mean I am destined to also? Answer: Lower back pain affects two out of three individuals at some point in their life and is the second most common reason for a visit to a primary care […]

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Spinal manipulation sessions help lessen lower back pain

Several sessions of spinal manipulation from a chiropractor may lessen lower back pain more effectively than minor massage, but not significantly so, according to a study. Researchers studied the effects of spinal manipulation therapy on 100 participants with chronic low back pain. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either 0, 6, 12 or 18 sessions […]

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Do I use heat or ice for my low back?

  You should use heat when you have lower back pain. This is the current recommendation of the treatment guidelines for acute low back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians. Previously, ice was recommended for low back pain. This is because a “sports medicine” approach was applied to the low […]

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Conservative Care First: A Sensible, Effective Approach to Back and Neck Pain

ARLINGTON, Va.–(Business Wire)–During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this fall, the American Chiropractic Association is working with the more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to help educate the public and policymakers about the value of a “conservative care first” approach to health care. This health care […]

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Back pain often fades without treatment

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints, affecting more than one in four adults every year, and a popular reason for physician visits. But most people recover from back pain whether they are treated medically or not, says Wolf Mehling, a professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. […]

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