St George Chiropractor

St George Chiropractor

Manual Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

When researchers look at spinal manipulation techniques they tend to use an either-or scenario.  Two modalities are pitted against each other and like boxers in a ring, the strongest survives.  As an example, in my last article, physiotherapy went up against surgery for the undisputed crown of knee pain treatment.  As it turned out, their […]

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Manual Medicine as Effective as Surgery for Meniscal Tear

Which is causing the pain? When a patient presents with a knee meniscus injury as well as osteoarthritis, it can be difficult to determine the causative factor for their pain. Is it pain originating from the meniscal injury or in the arthritis? because of the question surrounding the injury, it can be difficult to determine […]

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Injury Karma

Early last week, on the same day, I had two typical cases come into my St George chiropractic office.  Nothing about either case seemed unusual.  But when one juxtaposes the two cases, one can see that we need some divine Injury Karma, something to smooth out the hills and valleys of fairness a little. If […]

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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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