Tag: medication

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Migraines

Clinical Trial at Macquarie University A research project headed by Dr. Peter Tuchin at Macquarie University examined the effectiveness of chiropractic care in treating migraine headaches.  The study had fair number of participants, about 130.  They were studied over a 6 month period of time.  The participants kept a migraine diary for 6 months; two […]

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Research Supporting Chiropractic for Neck Pain

Positive research supporting chiropractic care for neck pain is not new.  About four years ago, a study supporting chiropractic care for neck pain was published in Annals of Internal Medicine.  The study was conducted at the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinic Studies which is the research clinic attached to Northwestern Health Science University, which is my […]

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CA Granted $$ to Curb Opioid Overdoses

In September of 2015, the state of California was granted $3.7 million to prevent overdoses of opioid medications (like hydrocodone, Oxycontin). Overdose of this class of drug is a serious concern. In 2013, there were an estimated 4,300 deaths from the legitimate of the drugs. These funds are supposed to be used in ‘safe prescribing […]

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Opioids Have Ample Evidence of Addiction Risk

Even when take as directed, the opioid medications have “ample evidence of dose-dependent risk.”   This is according to an addiction expert speaking at American College of Physicians Internal Medicine conference in 2015.  This is a huge concern for doctors who treat patients with pain. Pain is the major reason for presentation to a medical doctor.  Think […]

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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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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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Pills for Back or Neck Pain Are a Heart Concern.

There is a time and place for pain medication. None is without risk. Sometimes, the risk is small. New research shows that even the simple NSAID medications carry a new risk. NSAIDS are the common over the counter medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol), and ibuprofen (Advil). These medications are commonly used but new research shows that […]

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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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