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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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Spinal manipulation sessions help lessen lower back pain

Several sessions of spinal manipulation from a chiropractor may lessen lower back pain more effectively than minor massage, but not significantly so, according to a study. Researchers studied the effects of spinal manipulation therapy on 100 participants with chronic low back pain. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either 0, 6, 12 or 18 sessions […]

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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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ASK THE EXPERT: Common causes for back pain

I agree with some of what this expert says…….. Q: What are common causes for back pain? A: Back pain is often caused by: » Strained muscles and ligaments. » From improper or heavy lifting. » After a sudden movement or twist. Q: What can I do at home to help relieve back pain? A: […]

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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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What’s Best for Back Pain

Anyone who has ever suffered with low back pain will tell you it is not to be taken lightly.  It can range from an ache that frustrates and limits you from doing the things that are important to you, to a crippling, disabling pain that holds your life hostage.  Back pain affects about 1 out of every 4 U.S. adults(1) *.  It’s costly.  Low back pain […]

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Low Back Strength After Treatment

You’ve all probably heard a million times about how you need to strengthen your “core” to support your lower back. And it’s true. The “core” abdominal muscles, such as transverse abdominus, or multifidus, play an active role in the strength and stability of your lower back, and there have been countless studies to support the […]

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Myth Buster Back Pain Exercise and Pain Relief

Exercise and working out are things some of us take for granted. For people who have back pain, they may be a little nervous about it. Myth: Exercise is bad for your back. “That’s false,” says Dr. Jonathan Carmouche, an orthopaedic doctor at Carilion Clinic. “Exercise is often used as treatment for exacerbations of back […]

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