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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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Eating Out Equals Eating More

  A new study finds that people who eat out consume an average of about 200 calories more a day than when they cook at home. They also take in more saturated fat, sugar and salt. The study has limitations. It doesn’t say anything about whether frequent restaurant diners are unhealthier than at-home eaters, and […]

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Short bursts of power walking ‘helps diabetics’: It lowers blood sugar, say scientists

Short bursts of fast walking could hold the key to managing diabetes, according to a study. Researchers found that patients who alternated between three minutes of rapid walking and three minutes of slow walking over an hour had better control of blood sugar levels than those who walked at a constant pace. Traditionally, those with […]

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Strengthen your core to weaken back pain

  Every day people across the country pick up a bag of groceries, play with a child, sit at desks and drive cars. These are all normal activities of daily life, and they are much harder to do when suffering from back pain. Four out of five Americans experience low back pain at some point […]

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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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Five Easy Exercises to Alleviate Back Pain

  That creaking and moaning isn’t your elderly grandmother getting off the couch, it’s you, wincing in pain as you reach down to pick something up. Approximately one quarter of US adults report low back pain on a regular basis, and low back pain is the fifth most common reason for doctor’s visits in the […]

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Plank it! Easy ways to ease chronic pain in your back, head and knees

)   Back pain More than 31 million Americans experience back pain. While medicine or cortisone shots can be used to address the initial pain symptoms, sports medicine physician Dr. Jordan Metzl of New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery also recommends exercises to strengthen the core. Recommended exercise: planks Hold yourself parallel to the […]

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