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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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Tackling back pain

  Laptops are designed to be used for short periods and spinal issues arise when used for long periods. If your kids are using laptop computers at home, get them to follow these industry-accepted tips: 1. Sit at a desk with a good office chair, not on a lounge or on a bed. 2. Use […]

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Is your cell phone a pain in your neck?

  AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Technology has become such a huge part of our everyday lives and although it has made life more convenient for some, it’s been a pain in the neck for others…literally.  Years ago when texting took off, there were complaints from people about their thumbs hurting.  Today, there are many more tech […]

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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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Chronic Pain Predicted By Brain’s Emotional Response

Interesting article on a small study of 39 people using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to predict if pain will become chronic in patients: They suggest that the more emotionally the brain reacts to the initial injury, the greater the chance of the pain becoming chronic. While they did not look into the reasons for […]

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Is Spinal Manipulation Worth The Risk?

The British Medical Journal had an interesting article recently that I take issue with. They said… Spinal manipulation is a common technique used to reduce back pain, neck pain and  other musculoskeletal conditions by applying thrusts to the lumbar spine (lower back) or cervical spine (neck). Now in a report published online in British Medical […]

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