Tag: chronic

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Chronic Lower Back Pain Is a Disease Not an Illness

The difference between a disease and an illness can be illustrated like this:  If you catch a cold and get stuffed up lungs which makes it hard to breathe, that is an illness (a singular event).  If you have asthma and can’t breathe, that is a disease.  Asthma stays with you for a while.  Sure […]

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The Major Costs of Chronic Pain

The respected journal Pain recently studied the economic impact of chronic pain on society.  The results were very surprising.  About 100 million adults suffer from some sort of chronic pain, including arthritis.  This can be very costly for the whole society, not just because of the direct costs for treating the pain.  But additional costs […]

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Fibromyalgia Is Finally Getting Attention

Fibromyalgia is a common painful disease with no known exact cause.   For years it was dismissed by the mainstream medical community.  The  estimated 6 million people who suffer with the disease had to seek  alternative and complimentary treatments.  As I chiropractor I often  treat patients who suffer from the disease.  It seems that the medical  […]

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Chronic low back pain is a real disease

In our western model of medicine where disease ‘ABC’ needs pill ‘XYZ’, it is hard to understand that there is not a pill to treat chronic pain. I frequently have patients ask what they can do for the pain. Some times the answer is ‘nothing but enter a coma.” However, we live in the real […]

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When will I get better?

Its a fair question When a person has back pain, headaches, or been injured in a auto accident, “When will I get better?” is a fair question.  The problem is, the question is very difficult to answer.  As a chiropractor who treats many types of acute and chronic pain, I have some idea or estimates […]

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Chronic Pain as a Function of Memory??

New research involving brain mapping and functional imaging of the brain is shedding new light on how the brain deals with chronic pain. The research also shows that the principles and applications of chiropractic theories can positively affect chronic pain. For many years, chronic pain was believed to be bound in the sensory nerves.  We […]

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Chiropractic to Improve Arthritis

Chiropractic care is safe and effective for reducing arthritis pain today, but can also slow down the progression of the disease. Remember that arthritis is not a light switch, either off or on.  It is a slow progressive process that gets worse over time.  There are things that we can do hasten the progress.  That […]

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Chronic Pain & Depression

Pain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part.  Chiropractic care can help reduce acute pain. Chronic pain persists for weeks, months, or even years. Some people, […]

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