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Chiropractic Care Is Helping To Reduce Opioid Prescriptions

The opioid crisis is in the news constantly. I have several posts here which discuss what is considered the unofficial genesis  of the problem as well as the various lawsuits and other news. A study I missed earlier this year

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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain

Inflammation During Adolescence Connected to Early Death

A recent study has found inflammation during adolescence connected to early death. I should say, may be associated with early death from cancer and cardiovascular disease. One study isn’t enough to prove a connection but to highlight an association, further

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Neck Pain, Nutrition, Wellness

Massive Opioid Ruling

  This week in Oklahoma a judge ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $572 million to the state for it’s role in the opioid crisis. The judge had found that Johnson & Johnson and it’s subsidiaries where guilty in fueling

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An NSAID a Day May Harm Your Heart

A large scale study was recently published which investigated the role non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) have in contributing to cardiovascular disease in patients with osteoarthritis (OA.)  Previous studies have found a connection exists between NSAID’s and cardiovascular disease but this

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This Drug Will Worsen Your Arthritis

  This drug will worsen your arthritis, this isn’t a click-bait title if the research shows it is true, right? So recent studies of this drug Tanezumab shows some effectiveness in reducing pain related to osteoarthritis in the knee but

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Should I Take an Antidepressant for Back Pain?

So I just read a recent study that I found mildly disturbing. In my opinion it’s a case of we have this drug we need to find a disease for. This study was on low-dose amitriptyline and it’s use for

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Opioids Are Not Much Better for Chronic Pain as a Placebo

Opioids are likely going to be in the news for a long time to come and the news is never good. A recent study found that opioids are not much better for chronic pain as a placebo. I have written

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A Concern for Patients Taking A Prescription Blood Thinner

Results from the RE-LY study finds a concern for patients taking a prescription blood thinner. The RE-LY study is the Randomized Evaluation of Long Term Anticoagulant Therapy, as the name suggests a study on the long term affects of taking

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Posted in Back Pain, Injury Prevention, Neck Pain, Wellness

NSAIDs Increase the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Osteoarthritis is the term we use to describe degenerative joint disease. This is due to a breakdown of the tissue surrounding a joint due to increased loading. When a joint is abnormally loaded for a prolonged period of time the

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Chiropractic Care is Better Than Usual Medical Care

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association no less, found that chiropractic care is better than usual medical care for low back pain. If you are reading this blog and familiar with chiropractic care this

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