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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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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 to Avoid Back Pain

Help Your Back in Bed You spend about a third of your life sleeping. One of the best ways to protect your back is with a mattress and sleep positions that support it, says Lauren Polivka, PT, DPT, a physical therapist at Balance Gym in Washington, D.C. “If you don’t have the right support system, […]

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The Myth of Stretching to Improve Back Pain

This applies to both patients experiencing pain and those who are focused on prevention. The truth is, there has never been a study that correlates decreased flexibility of musculature with increased back pain. There is also little to no evidence suggesting that static stretching prevents injuries. Clinically, this makes sense. Gymnasts, who are typically exceptionally […]

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Linemen Are Back In Game After Disc Surgery, Encouraging Average People To Resume Active Lives

The study will be published in the March issue of the Journal of American Sports Medicine. The coauthor is Wellington Hsu, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic and of neurological surgery at Feinberg and a spine surgeon at Northwestern Memorial.For the study, Northwestern researchers scoured two decades of public records to determine the career outcomes of […]

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