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

Treating Sciatica with Steroids

A common practice in medicine is treating sciatica with steroids, it is common enough that it is likely you or someone you know has been given a dose of oral steroids to treat sciatica. It is our long held belief

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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics

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

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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Posted in Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nutrition, Wellness

Maker of Oxycontin Sued by Kentucky

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, settled litigation with the federal government in 2007 for “misbranding”  OxyContin as less addictive than other narcotics and paid $637 million in fines.  “Purdue Pharma accepted full responsibility for the actions some of its

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Posted in Back Pain, Neck Pain

Steps to Boost your Immune System

The cold and flu season lasts from October to May were we live in the northern hemisphere and while these are the colder months of the year the temperature outside has little to do with the risk for getting sick.

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Long Term Cost of a Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is a very common procedure today to treat spine and spine related pain and dysfunction. While the field of spinal surgery has come a long way and their advances have resulted in better long term outcomes, one thing

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Neck Pain

Stay Safe in the Sun

While June is almost over there is still enough of summer left to get some healthy sun exposure.  In the past sunscreen was an item even my family used without thinking much about what was in it and what that

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Chiropractic Founders Day

September 18 is commonly refereed to as Chiropractic founders day with the week around it called founders week at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Founder’s day is a sort of birthday for the Chiropractic profession.  It is the

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Uncategorized, Wellness

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