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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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How quickly is the relief after a chiropractic adjustment?

How long will this pain last? Patients want to know what to expect for their treatment time.  Since every condition and every patient is unique, I cannot give a definitive answer.  However, I can give estimates based on sound clinical experience.  I have been a practicing chiropractor since 1995.  That’s a long, long time, and […]

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Massage Therapy – Win!

  Most people love a great massage, I know I sure do. There is great healing in the power of touch. Now there is one more study to prove it. Just published in the the Annals of Internal Medicine, (Ann Intern Med. 2011;155:1-9. Abstract), is a great study looking at how effective massage therapy is […]

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Drug Mix-ups Injuring Patients

Oops, the FDA issued an alert about two drugs being mixed up and putting patients at risk. The drugs were risperidon (an antiphyschotic medication used to treat disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar mania) and ropinirole (used to treat restless leg syndrome). The FDA was alerted to 226 mix-ups. The mix-up was due to a systemic […]

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