It’s Just My Back… It CAN’T Be My Heart!

Can Chiropractic Care Be an Important Solution for the Opioid Crisis?

NSAIDs v. Opioids Chiropractic v. NSAIDs Opioids v. Chiropractic [NSAIDs = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs] Terminology (1) Opium is made from the poppy plant. [The opium poppy is the leading cash crop in Afghanistan]. Opiates are compounds that can be purified directly from opium without modification. This includes morphine and codeine. Opioids are a synthetic form of opium, like oxycodone. OxyContin is pure oxycodone. Brief […]

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Low Back Pain: Spinal Manipulation vs. NSAIDs

Low back pain (LBP) is the single greatest cause of disability worldwide and the second most common reason for doctor visits. Overall, LBP costs society more than $100 billion annually when factoring in lost wages, reduced productivity, and legal and insurance overhead expenses. Studies regarding the use of spinal manipulation(SM)—a form of treatment offered by […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Sports

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common and well-known entrapment neuropathy, or pinched nerve in the extremities. Many people think that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects only computer workers or assembly-line workers, but that is far from the truth. Though CTS can affect anyone, it’s quite common in athletes. Surprised? Let’s take a closer […]

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Can Chiropractic Help Prevent a Hamstring Injury?

Sports that require rapid acceleration and deceleration, cutting left and right, agility, jumping, and bending pose a unique risk for injury to the lower limbs. Hamstring injuries are the most prevalent injury in Australian rules football, afflicting 16% of players, causing an average of 3.4 missed matches per injury, accounting for the most time lost […]

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What Exercises Are Best for Neck Pain?

Past research has demonstrated that combining spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) with exercise yields the best long-term results for individuals with neck pain. So what exercises should we consider when neck pain rears its ugly head? In the acute phase of an injury, rest and ice may be appropriate, but patients will often benefit from lightly […]

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How Does Chiropractic Help Whiplash Patients?

Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) injuries usually result from rear-end, low-impact crashes with about 90% occurring at speeds less than 14 mph. Approximately 40% of all WAD patients develop long-term, chronic problems. Let’s look at how chiropractic care can help crash-injured patients recover and return to their normal lives… REDUCE INFLAMMATION: Inflammation occurs when ligaments and […]

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Smoking – Is It Really That Bad?

Smoking tobacco causes more than 480,000 deaths annually, which makes it the leading cause of preventable death in the United States (US)—that is nearly one in every five deaths in the country! Smoking causes more deaths than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, car accidents, and firearm-related deaths COMBINED. More than ten times as many […]

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Chiropractic: The Patients, Syndromes, Utilization and Outcomes 

Data from the Chiropractic Profession Continue to Become Better Defined and Understood Background Pain is a huge problem in America, and all Americans know that opiate drugs are not the solution to our pain problem. In her 2014 book, A Nation in Pain, Judy Foreman claims, “Out of 238 million American adults, 100 million live in […]

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Hip Exercises to Help Knee Pain – Seriously?

The hip and knee are anatomically very close to one another. Functionally, there are several muscles that attach above the hip and below the knee joint. Hence, depending on the position and/or activity, the same muscle can move the hip and/or the knee. This close relationship crosses over in dysfunction as well, as patients with […]

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Low Back Pain: Who Will Respond Best to Care?

Is it possible to identify which low back pain patients might experience the most benefit from spinal manipulation combined with exercise? In a 2011 study, researchers identified which patients might respond best to this combination of care and which patients might need a more aggressive approach. Directional preference (DP) describes a situation in which it […]

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