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Regular NSAID Use Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

I have been telling my patients (male and female) for years that they need to reduce their use of NSAID pain meds. Here is another reason to seriously reconsider the need for these drugs and look at safer alternatives, like safe, efficient chiropractic care. NSAID are the over the counter pain medication like ibuprofin (also […]

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How Exercise Can Save You Money, and Diabetes Risk.

A great article came out in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.   It describes some of the extra benefit of regular exercise and how increasing muscle mass through exercise can decrease one’s risk of Type 2 Diabetes.  Chiropractic care is an important part of a managing diabetes.  With regular chiropractic care, diabetics can keep […]

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Facet Imbrication Can Be A Cause of Sciatica

The lumbar facets allow for movement in the lumbar spine.  They are especially involved in rotation.  I have written several articles on facet joint problems, most recently Tropism.  Today I’d like to illustrate a common problem associated with chronic poor posture; Facet Imbrication.   Facet Imbrication is a chronic posture problem Facet imbrication occurs when […]

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Swayback- a Chronic Low Back Pain

When considering chronic lower back pain as a disease instead of an re-injury, there are a few conditions one considers.  A recent blog post outlines this idea.  Hyperlordosis, also known as Swayback, is one such disease process. In a normal healthy spine, certain gravity lines are expected.  A gravity line is an imaginary line that […]

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Southern Utah Chiropractor

Back pain affects about 90% of the population.  Some of us will be lucky and have only a mild case.  Others will endure weeks or months of sleepless nights and quality ice-pack time.   When it is your time to have a back ache, a chiropractic clinic is the first place to stop.  We all know […]

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Facet Tropism

Tropism is developmental abnormality of the spine. If you have reoccurring pain on one side of your  lower back when you bend or twist in certain motions, you may have facet tropism. This is a developmental abnormality of the small joints of the lower lumbar spine. A child can be born with a slight alignment issue […]

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Fast Acting Chiropractic

Patients frequently ask how long it takes to get relief following a chiropractic adjustment.  There are two questions built into the query.  The main question they are asking is “when can I expect some relief?”  But another question is “when can benefits be measured?”  I have written plenty of articles addressing the first question.  Today, […]

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Does chiropractic treatment help your headache?

A week ago, in the medical journal Headache, a research article concerning chiropractic was published. The results that were published seems at odds with what I have seen clinically. In the research, scientists examined 9 studies wherein chiropractic manipulation was tested to reduce headache. In 6 of the 9 studies, manipulation (chiropractic treatment) was as […]

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