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Neck Adjustments Help Pain Related to Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction

  A new study seems to indicate neck adjustments help pain related to temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD). Our profession has been on top of this issue for a long time. We don’t think/understand that neck adjustments are going to

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Posted in Neck Pain, Wellness

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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Opioids are not a good option to treat a migraine

I was reading this article that was about opioids and learned something that makes a lot of sense, opioids are not a good option to treat a migraine. In fact studies have found a relationship between taking opioids for a

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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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Increase in Brain Blood Flow Due to Spine Care

  There is more to what we do than just treating spine pain and there is a greater impact on your health, beyond pain relief, that our care may provide. In this blog I have pointed out the research that

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Posted in Neck Pain, Wellness

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

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