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Spinal Injections Only Marginally Effective

The Annals of Internal Medicine released a report on the effectiveness of steroid spinal injections.  The report showed “benefits were small and not sustained, and there was no effect on long-term surgery risk. Limited evidence suggested no effectiveness for spinal stenosis” (AIM, 2015). Whenever a patient must undergo a procedure, one must always weigh the […]

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FDA Warns Consumers About ShoulderFlex Massager

Neck and Shoulder Massage Device Poses Strangulation Risk The FDA consumer safety division issued a warning to consumers against using a massage device called the ShoulderFlex Massager.  The device was implicated in causing at least one death and one near death.  The product was recalled but there are still some products remain on store shelves. […]

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Rib Pain as Costochondritis

Costochondritis is an injury to the ribs on the front portion of the chest.  The injury occurs right where the bony rib connects to the rib cartilage.  There is usually sharp pain right at the site of the injury.  There can also be localized swelling. Cartilage is the flexible soft tissue that has some shape […]

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Before and After

We have all heard the old idiom “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” which means we have to experience something for ourselves in order to fully appreciate it. I had a patient come in a few weeks ago who had not seen a chiropractor before and he was a bit skeptical about […]

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Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy? There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.   Some techniques and applications may be more tolerated than others.  All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. But if a chiropractor has not maintained that training since moving into practice, he may have to refresh […]

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Proprioception & Mechano-Receptors

This gymnast knows exactly where each body part is, and what motion it is undergoing. The simple act of walking upright is actually not so simple; it is still a challenge for robot designers. When our body’s ability to sense its position and orientation – known as proprioception – becomes impaired, our ability to move […]

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What is Scar Tissue?

What is it and what effect is there on the soft tissues? Think of scar tissue as a cobweb, with strands of silk thread spreading out from an injury.  Sadly, it is not the lovely smooth, graceful webs we enjoy seeing in the morning dew.  Scar tissue fibrosis is more like a tangled, disorganized mess– […]

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

People have lots of varying ideas on surviving the zombies.  Do you bunker down in a shelter or stay light and mobile?  Head to Alaska or steal a boat and sail to an island?  Live as a hermit or join a community of survivors? We might disagree on some of the details on zombie survival […]

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