If I say neuromusculoskeletal do you have any clue what I am talking about? Does this even sound like a real word? There is a wikipedia page for this term, it is very short though. If we break down

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Drug To Treat Osteoarthritis, What Will They Think Up Next

A drug to treat osteoarthritis, what will they think up next? How about what are these idiots thinking, a drug to treat arthritis? So a pharmaceutical company called Medivir based out of Sweden is developing this medication. First I thought

Posted in Back Pain, Injury Prevention, Neck Pain

Marijuana Will Be Legal in Illinois, What Should You Know About It.

Marijuana will be legal in Illinois, what should you know about it that you might not already? I have talked to a number of people about this, mostly informally and I have found that everybody has an opinion. Many have

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Forward Head Posture Is A Source of Your Neck Pain

That title is rather direct, yes? I better have a decent source to back it up, and I do. A recent study has found that forward head posture is a source of your neck pain if you struggle with chronic

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Spinal Disc Degeneration

As chiropractors we commonly find spinal disc degeneration as a complicating factor in the spine and spine related conditions that our patients have. Almost always these patients are older, 45 years old and up, and they believe that spinal disc

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Treatment For Whiplash Injuries

Our practice is in the suburbs of Chicago. Today, Monday November 11th, 2019 we had a major snowfall. Surprisingly not the first snowfall we’ve had this fall/winter but probably the most significant snowfall thus far. This got me thinking that

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Long Term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners for Children is Unclear

A recently published statement by the AAP has found that the long term safety of artificial sweeteners for children is unclear. The American Academy of Pediatricians says there is insufficient evidence about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children

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Restless REM Sleep May Contribute to Mood Disorders

  A new study has found that restless REM sleep may contribute to mood disorders and anxiety. A team of Dutch investigators used functional MRI (fMRI) to scan the brains of participants who underwent a stressful experience,in this case, hearing

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Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Forward Head Posture

According to a 2016 study, sleep apnea is associated with forward head posture. I do a talk on sleep and every once in a while I like to look for relevant studies on sleep issues including sleep apnea. This study

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Being Overweight Cuts Lifespan by 4 Years

The results of a new report finds being overweight cuts lifespan by 4 years. The study was released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD.) Their report is “The Heavy Burden of Obesity: The Economics of Prevention,” and

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