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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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This Is Your Brain on Fish

Dr. Cyrus Raji, a resident radiologist at UCLA, appreciates value beyond the cosmetics of a thick cerebral cortex. He’s the lead researcher in a new study in the current American Journal of Preventive Medicine that found that people who regularly eat fish have more voluminous brains than those who do not—in such a way that […]

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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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Back pain often fades without treatment

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints, affecting more than one in four adults every year, and a popular reason for physician visits. But most people recover from back pain whether they are treated medically or not, says Wolf Mehling, a professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. […]

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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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Specific exercises can ease sciatica pain

Nerves of right leg, anterior and posterior aspects (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Evidently this person has had sciatic pain for 3 months! Q: I have had sciatica since April 1, and it has really been and still is painful. I have tried swimming at the Y, massage and taking acetaminophen 500 milligrams three times a day […]

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Most X-Rays, Scans Unnecessary for Acute Low Back Pain

 X-rays, CT scans and MRIs may be routinely ordered for people with low back pain, but often these tests are unnecessary, suggests new guidance from the American College of Physicians. What’s more, these imaging tests have the potential to cause harm by exposing people to unnecessary radiation and by uncovering abnormalities — such as a […]

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