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Some Whiplash Facts

As with most topics in medicine, there are lots of different interpretations and opinions.  When it comes to whiplash research, there are some common threads.  Here is a list that most researchers would agree upon. For whiplash caused by car accidents, the severity depends on the force of the impact, the way you were seated […]

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Another study proving chiropractic works for back pain

“Is this going to help?”  We all ask the question when it comes to a treatment for our pain.  I am happy to report to my patients that my approach to chiropractic care works.  Of course, I can offer plenty of anecdotal evidence of individuals and how they felt immediate improvement. One more study was […]

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How does “back cracking” help with pain?

That is a question that I answer often. I love and despise the question. I love answering the question and educating the public. But I really despise the word choice. Chiropractors don’t ‘crack backs,’ we apply a specific mechanical force to affect a neurologic response. The force is measured and directed.  The corrective force is […]

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Yoga helps with back pain

“We found yoga classes more effective than a self-care book—but no more effective than stretching classes,” said study leader Karen J. Sherman, PhD, MPH, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute.  Dr. Sherman and her research colleagues looked at 228 adult subjects and studied them over 12 weeks.  The groups were divided into yoga, […]

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Chiropractors treating dizziness & vertigo

Over the years, I have treated many people who had long histories of vertigo and dizziness.  After my treatment they had great relief.  There are several different causes for vertigo and certainly, a chiropractor can’t fix all of them.  But if your dizziness or vertigo has a mechanical component, there is a good chance that […]

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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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