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Muscle Injury After Whiplash

When considering a whiplash injury, most of us think of damage to the joints and ligaments of the neck.  Certainly, those structures are injured.  But we also suffer injuries to the delicate posture muscles of the neck (more properly, cervical spine).  Those small muscles help to control the subtle balance and movement of the joints.  […]

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Shoulder Ligament Injuries

The shoulder has great range of motion.  But in exchange for that motion, the body sacrificed a bit of stability.  Shoulder injuries are fairly common among all age groups.  The injury types tend to vary based on age, but the rate of shoulder injuries is consistent. Two common injuries I see in my St George Chiropractic […]

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Chronic Lower Back Pain Is a Disease Not an Illness

The difference between a disease and an illness can be illustrated like this:  If you catch a cold and get stuffed up lungs which makes it hard to breathe, that is an illness (a singular event).  If you have asthma and can’t breathe, that is a disease.  Asthma stays with you for a while.  Sure […]

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Chiropractic For Low Back Pain Still the Best Choice.

When it comes to treating Low Back Pain, people have options, lots of options. And it’s a good thing because there are so many different causes of low back pain. A study published in the prestigious journal Spine (June 2011) , which I was able to review today, demonstrates great news for the chiropractic profession. […]

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What is your St George Chiropractor Doing?

I was working on a patient yesterday and she mentioned how my treatment style was so different from her last chiropractor. She has been seeing another St George chiropractor, but was referred to my office because she was not getting relief at the other office.  I asked her what was different. “Well, you took x-rays,” […]

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Personal Injury Preventer

Car crashes and personal injury cases can really ruin a person’s day. I came across this device which is able to virtually guaranty safe driving habits. See a picture of the device below. I think if we all had one installed it might really reduce the number of car crashes. If you don’t have one […]

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Pain Meds Double Risk of Heart Disease

I follow research articles on  a variety of health topics.  Often we have lots of “do this” research which promotes a certain type of action.  This week, I am promoting an article which is a “don’t do this” variety.  This article warns us of the dangers associated with certain types of pain medications. The research […]

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Pills for Back or Neck Pain Are a Heart Concern.

There is a time and place for pain medication. None is without risk. Sometimes, the risk is small. New research shows that even the simple NSAID medications carry a new risk. NSAIDS are the common over the counter medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol), and ibuprofen (Advil). These medications are commonly used but new research shows that […]

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