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

Is Carpal Tunnel Surgery the Only Potential Solution?

For many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), surgical release is too often the only discussed option for treatment. Why is this? How medical doctors are taught as well as what they read drives many of their decisions. So what does the medical literature actually say these days? An article published in 2007 (Adv Tech […]

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Low Back Pain vs. A Low Back Problem: Is There A Difference?

Your “back pain” might be a misnomer. We commonly confuse pain for a problem. Doctors don’t often help matters by not doing thorough examinations, and just offering a prescription of pain pills or anti-inflammatory drugs when the patient comes in with a complaint of pain. So what is the difference? The pain is part of […]

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Fibromyalgia: What Is It and How Do Different Doctors Deal with It?

At least 2% of the United States population, or six million people, mostly women, have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This is a chronic (long-term) disease, which is characterized by widespread pain of at least three months duration at multiple body sites, including the legs or arms and the spine. For many years, some doctors thought […]

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Major Study Questions the Use of Muscle Relaxants, Pain Medications, and NSAIDs in Whiplash

A 2007 scientific review (Chochrane Database Syst Rev, July 2007) casts doubt on many common whiplash treatments. Despite billions spent on scientific research each year, it is surprising that many common treatments lack valid scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness. As studies accumulate in libraries, some groups take an interest in figuring out the data […]

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The Importance of Headache Diagnosis

All good doctors know the importance of getting an accurate diagnosis of a patient’s problem. But why is this so important? It’s important because it’s difficult to achieve a positive treatment outcome without knowing more about what disease or injury is present. Unfortunately, when it comes to headaches, many patients do not receive an accurate […]

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