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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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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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Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain

  CINCINNATI—Acupuncture, exercise and massage and physical therapy are among the ways to deal with chronic pain that don’t require narcotic painkillers, says Nancy Elder, MD, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati. “That doesn’t mean narcotics aren’t appropriate for some people in certain situations, but there are a whole lot […]

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Plank it! Easy ways to ease chronic pain in your back, head and knees

)   Back pain More than 31 million Americans experience back pain. While medicine or cortisone shots can be used to address the initial pain symptoms, sports medicine physician Dr. Jordan Metzl of New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery also recommends exercises to strengthen the core. Recommended exercise: planks Hold yourself parallel to the […]

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Aging baby boomers and the rising cost of chronic back pain

  Aging baby boomers and the rising cost of chronic back pain: secular trend analysis of longitudinal medical expenditures panel survey data for years 2000 to 2007. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to analyze data from the longitudinal Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) to evaluate the impact of an aging population on secular […]

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Chronic Pain Predicted By Brain’s Emotional Response

Interesting article on a small study of 39 people using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to predict if pain will become chronic in patients: They suggest that the more emotionally the brain reacts to the initial injury, the greater the chance of the pain becoming chronic. While they did not look into the reasons for […]

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Link Discovered Between Smoking And Chronic Pain In Women

Kentucky women who smoke heavily may experience more chronic musculoskeletal pain, suggests a new study led by University of Kentucky researchers.More than 6,000 Kentucky women over the age of 18 were surveyed on their smoking habits and symptoms of chronic pain. Syndromes included in the analysis were fibromyalgia, sciatica, chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, […]

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Negative Emotions Influence Brain Activity During Anticipation And Experience Of Pain

  Neuroticism – the tendency to experience negative emotions – significantly affects brain processing during pain, as well as during the anticipation of pain, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Neuroticism tends to be higher in patients with irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), and is a risk factor […]

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