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Spine & Sports: Why go to a chiropractor?

  Why a chiropractor? As licensed doctors, chiropractors or doctors of chiropractic (DC) have the duty to examine and diagnose your condition. DCs are also skilled hands-on providers trained to treat MSK conditions. They clearly are the most trained in providing joint manipulation. Specifically, high-velocity-low-amplitude (HVLA) joint manipulation is what chiropractors do best. While anyone […]

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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Cites Report in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Documenting Role of Chiropractic in Better Cost Management of Low Back Pain

  The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of chiropractic care, points to the findings of a new study, “Tracking Low Back Problems in a Major Self-Insured Workforce: Toward Improvement in the Patient’s Journey,” (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; June 2014) which underscores the value […]

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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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Somatic dysfunction possible linchpin to osteopathic back treatment

“Somatic dysfunction” is medical term, which in the chiropractic profession is commonly called a “subluxation”. The two terms mean the same thing which is a spinal joint which is “hypomobile”.  Hypomobility means that the joint is “stiff” or “seized”. Manipulation of the spine, commonly called a spinal adjustment by chiropractors, restores mobility to a spinal […]

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Too Much Medical Care?

A few years ago, my daughter sprained her ankle at dance camp. What happened next offers a glimpse into some of the problems in our nation’s health care system. For years, we’ve been hearing that the United States spends more on health care than any other country, even as it lags far behind other countries […]

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Back pain affects 34% of young adults

There are days when you can come to my office and everyone in the waiting room is under the age of 25! YOUNG adults are paying the price for spending hours slum The study found that 34 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds suffer from back ache compared with 38 per cent of over-65s. Two […]

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