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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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Lower back pain solutions

  One of the other causes of back pain can be muscle tightness. The best way to increase your flexibility is to stretch. Make sure that you are stretching all of the big muscle groups in your back and legs. Make sure that you are not going to the point of pain and that you […]

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Exhausted? How to get the best night’s sleep

    Best option:Flat on your back with your arms by your sides and your legs out straight. Make sure you use a low pillow. High or multiple pillows can compromise neck alignment no matter how you position your body. This can result in neck, shoulder and back pain, as well as headaches and potentially […]

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Avoid raking injuries this fall

  “Low back pain and shoulder tendinitis are two of the most common injuries because they are both associated with overuse or doing the same repetitive motion,” said Solka. When beginning the raking process, Solka stressed that the most important part is keeping a straight back and not performing the same movement over and over […]

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The Doctor’s Remedy: Turmeric for Joint Pain

What the Science Shows: A study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2009 compared the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, with ibuprofen for pain relief in 107 people with knee osteoarthritis. The curcumin eased pain and improved function about as well as the ibuprofen. Another study, by researchers at Baylor University […]

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Pain and the brain

Why is it that we drop to our knees and hold our ankle just after we twist it on the football field? Why do we violently flick and shake our hand after our opponent has just stepped on it with his metal cleats in the ruck of a rugby game? The same response happens when […]

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Spinal Manipulation Proves Equally Beneficial As Surgery In Sciatica Treatment

In a recent study, “Manipulation or Microdisketomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study,” (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, October 2010, Vol. 33 Iss. 8, p: 576-584), researchers concluded that spinal manipulation was just as effective as microdiskectomy for patients struggling with sciaticasecondary to lumbar disk herniation (LDH). The patient population studied included people […]

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