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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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Extended time in a car can cause sciatica

The seats of most cars do not fully support the lumbar spine. Sitting for more than two hours can cause sciatica.  I was reminded of this on a recent road trip.  My family went to Logan UT for the weekend.  The 6 hour car ride was peppered with stops so we could get out and […]

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Facet Imbrication Can Be A Cause of Sciatica

The lumbar facets allow for movement in the lumbar spine.  They are especially involved in rotation.  I have written several articles on facet joint problems, most recently Tropism.  Today I’d like to illustrate a common problem associated with chronic poor posture; Facet Imbrication.   Facet Imbrication is a chronic posture problem Facet imbrication occurs when […]

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Southern Utah Chiropractor

Back pain affects about 90% of the population.  Some of us will be lucky and have only a mild case.  Others will endure weeks or months of sleepless nights and quality ice-pack time.   When it is your time to have a back ache, a chiropractic clinic is the first place to stop.  We all know […]

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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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Chiropractic For Low Back Pain Still the Best Choice.

When it comes to treating Low Back Pain, people have options, lots of options. And it’s a good thing because there are so many different causes of low back pain. A study published in the prestigious journal Spine (June 2011) , which I was able to review today, demonstrates great news for the chiropractic profession. […]

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Chiropractic Care Out Performs Spinal Injections

Many patients come to my office for evaluation and management of lower back pain.  There are several potential causes of the pain including, sciatica, disc herniation, failed back surgery syndrome, stenosis, and nerve root entrapment.  I have seen great success in helping people get out of pain and return to full activity.  I try to […]

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Sciatica Chiropractic Adjustment Video

Youtube Video of Sciatica Adjustment I found this great video of a chiropractic adjustment for sciatica. I love the way the chiropractor reviews the symptoms and signs with us. We can see the guy’s distress as he tries to stand from his chair and move about. I was happy to see the improvement the gentleman […]

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