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Low Back Pain & Patient Education

Vertebral Compression Fracture Management and Prevention

Compression fractures (CFs) of the spinal vertebrae can occur in two main varieties: acute and chronic. Acute CFs can occur at any age and can be quite serious, especially if the bony fragments displace into the spinal canal where the spinal cord in located. These most often represent unstable fractures and must be evaluated immediately […]

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Chiropractic Care for Concussion Recovery

In the past decade, mild-traumatic brain injury (mTBI, or concussion) has been a major topic in the sports landscape. While most mTBI patients recover within a few weeks, some can experience ongoing issues, which can be described as post-concussive syndrome. Let’s look at what the current literature says about it and if chiropractic care may […]

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Exercise Saves Lives!

If there was one prescription that could reduce the severity or even prevent dozens of diseases—including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis, some cancers, depression, and dementia—and it also had a low risk for adverse effects, who wouldn’t consider it? Good news. There is such a prescription. It’s EXERCISE! In addition to better cardiovascular […]

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Understanding Whiplash Mechanics: Mechanical Factors that Protect Vehicle Occupants Before the Crash

The human body is designed to effectively absorb and disperse vertical forces. This allows humans to jump off a curb, walk-run-jump, to stuff basketballs and engage in many other sports activities, plop down into a couch, etc., without injury. In contrast, humans are not well designed to effectively absorb and disperse horizontal forces. The injuries […]

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Low Back Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Dangers with Non-Concordant Recommendations

Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. Clinical practice guidelines define the role of specific diagnostic and treatment modalities in the diagnosis and management of patients. Clinical practice guideline recommendations are based on evidence from rigorous systematic reviews and synthesis of […]

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Five Things Many People Don’t Know About Whiplash

It’s estimated that more than two million Americans sustain a whiplash injury each year. Despite the prevalence of the condition, the general population doesn’t know much about it. Here are five important things everyone should know about whiplash. 1) Whiplash isn’t only caused by car accidents. Although motor vehicle collisions are the most common and […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Choice

When individuals experience pain, numbness, weakness, and other abnormal symptoms in the hand and wrist, their first thought is that it’s carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) followed by a worry that they’ll inevitably need surgery to resolve the condition. Some sufferers may even contact a surgeon as their first option for care. However, treatment guidelines do […]

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