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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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How Our Arms Help Us Run

  How we hold our arms affects how we run, but probably not in ways that most of us would expect, according to a new study of upper body biomechanics. The ideal arm swing may be the one that you’re already using, the study concludes. Distance running is, of course, physiologically costly, meaning that it […]

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Back pain researchers identify current priorities

    Low back pain primary care researchers indicate that the identification and management of specific subgroups of patients and translation of research into clinical practice should be the most important current priorities, according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue of Spine Back pain researchers identify current priorities   When I perform […]

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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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Self-rated low physical capacity tied to low back pain

Charlotte D.N. Rasmussen, of the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, and colleagues surveyed 1,612 female health care workers to determine how their self-assessed physical capacity was associated with the development of LBP in the subsequent two years. Each health care worker assessed their own physical capacity on the basis of strength, […]

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Ask the Doctor: Stretching Your Lower Back

Many health care providers recommend hamstring stretching for low back pain…..but….is this a good thing to do?  I don’t think so. Hamstrings – Most people don’t think to stretch their legs out if their back is hurting, but some good hamstring stretches can be beneficial. The simplest and easiest way to stretch the hamstrings is to stand up and […]

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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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Chiropractic Care More Valuable And Cost-Efficient For Low Back Pain Vs. Physician Care, Physical Therapy

A recent study conducted by medical and healthcare professionals outside the chiropractic profession, “Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association with Disability Recurrence,” (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2011, Vol. 53 Is. 4, p: 396-404) concludes chiropractic care to be more effective for common, work-related, low back pain (LBP), […]

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