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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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Health Tip: Dealing With Low Back Pain

  Low back pain can result from an injury or from degeneration of disks between the spine’s vertebrae. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to manage with low back pain: Ask your doctor about taking medication, such as a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory drug or a steroid. Consider physical therapy, an exercise program for […]

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Should you skip the MRI?

  If you head to the doctor with low back pain, you may be sent for magnetic resonance imaging to look for spinal abnormalities that could be triggering your discomfort. But the American College of Physicians and other physician groups have launched a campaign to end routine imaging for low back pain because there’s no […]

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Low Back Pain Prevalence

The last article I posted was interesting regarding the activity-limiting prevalence of low back pain.  I thought I’d go over some of the current epidemiology of low back pain prevalence. The point prevalence of low back pain is 25%, which means that at any given point in time, 1 out of 4 people in the […]

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Low Back Pain On Planet Earth

There’s  lot of low back pain on planet earth!  This article talks about  prevalence of  activity-limiting low back pain as 12%. That means that at any given time 12 out of 100 people can’t be active due to low back pain on planet earth. In one month that rate increases to 1 out of 4 […]

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Inadequate car seat support may trigger back pain

Inadequate car seat support may be responsible for triggering back pain, reports Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information. And while there are improvised ways to ease and prevent back discomfort – like purchasing an inflatable pillow or moldable seat supports – most new cars now offer technically advanced lumbar support adjustments. “Back-comfort systems […]

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Multi-Disciplinary, Evidence-Based Process for Hospital-Based Standardized Spine Care Results in Minimized Lower Back Pain and Treatment Costs

The use of a patient-centered multi-disciplinary Spine Care Pathway (SCP) helped to minimize lower back pain (LBP) and the associated treatment costs, according to a recent study, “A Hospital-Based Standardized Spine Care Pathway: Report of a Multidisciplinary, Evidence-Based Process,” published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, February 2011, Vol. 34, Issue 2, Pages […]

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