Tag: back pain

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Family doctors are adding chiropractors to the practice

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”  A recent report from the UK, shows that British family medicine doctors are learning the benefits of chiropractic manipulation skills and adding chiropractors to their general practices to help patients with back and muscle pain. That’s fantastic! The big winners will be the patients. They will be able […]

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Chiropractic Is Best Option In Work Injury

When a worker is injured on the job. There are a number of concerns for that worker. Chief ought to be whether or not the injury will create loss time from work, or even worse, disability. Expenses related to work injuries top $155 billion annually.  That represents about 3% of our GDP.   When one […]

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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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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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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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Chiropractic care help myofascial pain

This past few weeks I have seen an increase in the number of chronic myofascial pain syndromes.  I thought I take a few minutes and describe the conditions and what chiropractic can do the help alleviate the pain. Chronic myofascial pain is a common pain condition, and its more and more people are developing the […]

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