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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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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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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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Radicular Nerve Pain

When nerves get irritated or pinched, those nerves can radiate pain.  The pain can be felt far from the source of pain.  A nerve can be pinched as it exits the spine, and the pain can be felt down the arm and into the hand.  This process is called Radicular Nerve Pain.  A good St […]

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Immediate Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash Supported by Research

Seek Chiropractic Care for Your Whiplash Immediately When you have experienced a car crash, you may have suffered a whiplash injury.  But the signs and symptoms of the Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) may not show up immediately.  So how long should you wait before you seek treatment? You might be tempted to wait a week […]

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Protecting yourself from neck injury in a car crash

Whiplash injuries are too common.  They are also expensive!  In the US, we spend $29 billion per year in treating the pain and disability that often result from a rear-end collision.  Those costs end up being passed down to us as consumers of auto and health insurance. We all have a personal stake in staying […]

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Knee pain in runners may lead to hip weakness without treatment

Novice runners, especially females, are at a greater risk of developing hip muscle weakness following misalignment of the kneecap. For many years, it was believed that hip muscle weakness lead to patellofemoral pain (Runner’s Knee). According to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, a recent study suggests that the injury starts with patellofemoral pain and […]

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