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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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Patients with plantar fasciitis experience less pain and improved QOL after standard radiation therapy

Patients with plantar fasciitis (painful bone heel spur) experience significantly less pain and improved quality of life following a standard dose of external beam radiation therapy, a common cancer treatment similar to receiving an X-ray, according to a randomized, cooperative group study that was published online July 25, 2012, in the International Journal of Radiation, […]

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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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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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Got Neck Pain? Consider Chiropractic

Neck pain is very common, effecting up to 70% of us at some point in our lives. While there are specific causes of neck pain such as a sports injury, whiplash, or sleeping in a funny position…most of the time no direct cause can be identified. The term for this is “non-specific neck pain” or […]

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No Pain. Big Gain, Treatment Of Chronic Low Back Pain Can Reverse Abnormal Brain Activity And Function

It likely comes as no surprise that low back pain is the most common form of chronic pain among adults. Lesser known is the fact that those with chronic pain also experience cognitive impairments and reduced gray matter in parts of the brain associated with pain processing and the emotional components of pain, like depression […]

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