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Should Grandma take a multivitamin?

I read medical and chiropractic journals and research articles every day. I do it to stay on top of the latest research and I pass the relevant pearls of wisdom onto my chiropractic patients. Today I read an article that will definitely be passed on but with the ‘junk-science’ qualification. A study published in Arch […]

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Widespread body pain after a whiplash? Really?

Absolutely! It is common to have widespread body pain after a whiplash. The condition is called Whiplash Associated Disorder. There is a growing body of evidence in medical journals to support this diagnosis. Many people think that only the neck can get injured in a car crash.  But science is proving otherwise.  The forces on […]

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Extended time in a car can cause sciatica

The seats of most cars do not fully support the lumbar spine. Sitting for more than two hours can cause sciatica.  I was reminded of this on a recent road trip.  My family went to Logan UT for the weekend.  The 6 hour car ride was peppered with stops so we could get out and […]

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Being Overweight Increases Pain After Car Crash

Being overweight leads to higher pain after a car crash.  This is according to a research article presented at the American Pain Society’s 33rd annual meeting held in late April of 2014.  This has chiropractic implications since chiropractors are a first stop in car crash injury recovery. A research team from University of North Carolina […]

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Sport Injuries and Chiropractic

When adolescents play on team sports, there is an inherit risk of injury.  Chiropractic care can help reduce the long-term effects of those injuries.  Injuries suffered in sports range from sprains and strains to broken bones.  The featured image for this post is a clavicle fracture from a football tackling injury.  Most of the sport […]

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Safety Concerns for Motorcycle Underglows

Underglow lights improve conspicuity When a civil society makes vehicle equipment laws, safety is typically the primary concern.  Recently, I have been thinking of the issues related to underglow lights on motorcycles. People who ride motorcycles at night claim that the underglow light helps them to be seen by other drivers.  Being seen is a […]

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Deaths From Prescription Opioids on the Rise; Choose Chiropractic Instead.

I read medical journals just about every morning. I try to collect useful information and spot trends in healthcare. I pass this information along to the readers via this blog. Most of the time I read the article, pull out the relevant pieces, connect the dots for patients, and relate the information. This time, I […]

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Chiropractic Helps Hip Pain Barefoot Running Trauma

In the past several weeks, I have seen several runners coming in to the chiropractic office with hip and pelvis injuries.  Most are training for the St George Triathlon coming up the first weekend in May.  It is common for me to see leg and hip injuries on runners as they prepare, but what strikes […]

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