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Impact of Taking Opioid Medications

Managing pain, even low back pain, can be difficult. In an effort to get patients out of pain as quick as possible sometimes physicians have and still prescribe drugs and perform procedures they should not. Case in point is the

Posted in Back Pain, Neck Pain

Americans Perceptions of Chiropractors

The Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport IA commissioned the Gallup organization to conduct a poll to look into Americans perceptions of Chiropractors. Gallup conducted the poll in the Spring of 2015 of 5422 American adults. The results were recently

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July is Freedom from Pain Month at Staker Chiropractic

July is Freedom from Pain Month at Staker Chiropractic, that means there is an incredible opportunity for you or someone you know to discover the benefits of Chiropractic care. For the month of July we are offering new and former

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June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Sponsored by the Scoliosis Research Society, June is scoliosis awareness month. The purpose of scoliosis awareness month is to highlight the growing need for education, early detection and awareness to the public about scoliosis and its prevalence within the community.

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Neck Curve is Related to Neck Pain

Guess what? Your neck curve is related to neck pain. I can show you a number of papers to support this but today I want to focus on one paper that was just published in the journal Aerospace Medicine and

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Tylenol for Low Back Pain

The evidence does not favor using Tylenol for low back pain. Tylenol for Low Back Pain? Not so fast according to a recent paper published in the British Medical Journal. Tylenol or acetaminophen, called paracetamol in Europe, has been used

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Chronic Low Back Pain contributes to Disability

We know that chronic low back pain contributes to disability, but what has been unclear is by how much. The Global Burden of Disease study published in the journal The Lancent in 2012 found that chronic low back pain is

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Can Poor Posture Cause Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Can poor posture cause shoulder impingement syndrome, a recent paper found out the answer is yes. Shoulder impingement syndrome  occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the subacromial space, the

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Tylenol May Not Be As Safe As Previously Thought

According to a new study; Tylenol may not be as safe as previously thought. This study published in the March 2 2015 Annals of Rheumatic Diseases examined observational studies which reported mortality, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal or renal adverse events in the

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Chiropractic care may have an effect on brain function

It has been well understood that chiropractic spinal manipulations have an effect on body functioning including neurological function. The question has been how exactly does this happen. There are studies that have found response in nerve tissue to spinal manipulations

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