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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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Does inversion therapy ease back pain?

    Inversion therapy doesn’t provide lasting relief from back pain, and it’s not safe for everyone. Inversion therapy involves hanging upside down, and the head-down position could be risky for anyone with high blood pressure, heart disease or glaucoma. In theory, inversion therapy takes gravitational pressure off the nerve roots and disks in your […]

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Dealing with a pain in the butt …

  “I have been having severe pain in my butt cheek area for the past three months. It started at this summer job I had in June. I would be sitting at my desk for long periods of time and after a while my butt would start feeling very sore and painful with occasional pain […]

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Don’t Ignore Your Back Pain

  Do you feel those aches and pains in your lower back from time to time? Do you feel stiff in your back getting out of a chair after sitting for awhile? Four out of every five Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. The actual cause of low back […]

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Is surgery the best way to correct back problems?

  Q: Can you operate to cure back pain? A: In most cases, sadly there is very little that spinal surgery can do to help with long-term back pain. (If I could cure back pain I would probably have retired by now!) There are, however, some rare and important conditions that often get overlooked or […]

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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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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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