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Chronic Muscle Pain Relief

Patients often ask me how soon after an adjustment will they start to feel some improvement in their pain.  Of course the answer varies based on the diagnosis and overall health status of the patient.  Recent research shows that the answer to the question could be “immediately.” A team of researchers at the University of […]

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Headaches after Car Crash

When a person is involved in a car crash, even low speed collisions, headaches are a common result.  There are several different types of headaches which are result from a car collision.  Low energy impacts, not necessarily whiplash, can result in headaches as well. Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury is an uncommon result in low […]

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Prevent Back Pain While Gardening

Gardening can either be a chore or a relaxing recreation.  Either way, its important to protect your back from injury.  Here are some safe gardening tips from your St George chiropractor. Causes of Back Pain Frequently, the injuries we suffer while gardening result from repeated, low grade stresses to the ligaments and small joints of […]

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Breathalyze Your Surgeon Before He Cuts.

The American College of Surgeons reports that more than 15% of respondents in a survey indicated that they may have alcohol dependency problems. Alcohol abuse is a “significant problem” for surgeons, according to the research. The February issue of the Archives of Surgery published the results. It reports that the rate of disorders of alcohol […]

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Death of model Katie May

The very sad announcement of the death of Playboy model Katie May has prompted several questions about the safety of neck adjustments from chiropractors.  I have had a couple patients ask about the event.  I was not present for the examination and treatment rendered to Katie May, so I cannot comment on the specifics of the […]

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How to Avoid Common Ski Injuries

It won’t be long now.  Soon we will finally get some moisture in the mountains.  Time to head north for some skiing.  Skiing is great exercise; it burns 400 calories per hour; it strengthens your core, legs, and glutes.  Before you grab your gear and hit the slopes let’s consider a few things that can […]

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Migraine Headaches and Depression Linked

Study supports what clinicians have long believed: migraines and depression are linked. Women who suffer from migraines are 40% more likely to develop depression.  Another reason why it is so important to see your chiropractor for migraine headache treatment.   The study was presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in April 2012.  About 29.5 […]

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Backpacks too heavy for the kids?

Kids are back in school.  Their backpacks are loaded full of pencil boxes, crayons, hand sanitizer, and heavy text books. Children can be injuring their backs and damaging their posture by carrying backpacks that are too heavy. According to a research article (Leffert RD – Orthop Clin North Am – 01-Apr-2000; 31(2): 331-45), there are […]

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