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Risks of Spinal Surgery Detailed in Research Study

As a population we intrinsically know that surgery has risks.  We especially know that major spinal surgery is very risky.  You don’t have to go far to find someone who had major spinal surgery and suffered a complication.  But talking with individuals about their poor-surgery outcome is not a fair way to judge practice.  In […]

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See a Chiropractor After an Auto Injury

Thankfully, the state of Utah has PIP, or Personal Injury Protection.   That is an excellent benefit on your car insurance.  PIP protects you  in case you are ever injured during the maintenance or operation of your  vehicle.  That means that (up to a certain dollar limit) all your  chiropractic expenses are covered.  This is an […]

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Leg Length Discrepancy

The role of Leg Length Discrepancy in spinal pain has been hotly debated for many years. One thing that experts can agree on is that there are biomechanic and posture changes resulting from Leg Length Discrepancy. Most of the debate is related to the degree of acceptable pelvic unleveling. Do we get excited at 5mm […]

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Cortisone for Tennis Elbow Not Helpful

Tennis Elbow causes chronic pain around the outside of the elbow, just past the joint.  It is commonly an over-use injury and it affects about 37 million Americans.  It can last from weeks to months.  It generally does not last longer than 3 months except when there is chronic re-injury. Because it is so common, […]

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Alternative Medicine Becoming Mainstream

A few years back, Consumer Reports ran a survey asking it’s 34,000 readers to rank treatments which worked best for them. “Surveys Said” Respondents to the survey reported that hands-on therapies, like chiropractic work best for their back pain and arthritis.  Chiropractic ranked highest of all the conventional treatments, including prescription pain medication. Other therapies […]

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Pain Meds Increase Risk of Falls & Fracture

Arthritis pain is common as we age.  The years of abuse take a toll on our aging bodies.  By the time we are on Medicare, we have joint pain and balance issues.  Seniors who use certain common pain medications are at a 7-fold greater risk for  falling, and twice as likely to fracture a hip.  […]

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Improved treatment option for Fibromyalgia

As a chiropractor, I treat fibromyalgia.  I have been successfully treating fibromyalgia pain since 1995, that was long before the medical establishment began to take the disease seriously.  I stay on top of the studies and learn as much as I can about pain relief and fibromyalgia.  Recently I came across an article about a […]

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How to NOT choose a chiropractor

This is a “must see” video if you are looking to upgrade your chiropractic care. There are lots of chiropractors around. That’s a good thing. But knowing which to choose can be challenging. I recommend creating a short list, then reading online reviews. I wrote an article on the subject and you can find it […]

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