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Surgery Does Not Have to Be the Answer

I enjoy reading research that impacts the care we provide or is related to what we do here in some way so this includes research into spinal surgery. I recently came across this paper that made me immediately think surgery

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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

The placebo effect in surgery

Testing medications, supplements, and some procedures against a placebo can be described as a gold standard test of the effectiveness of said medication, supplement, or procedure. I came across an article recently I thought was interesting because it both confirmed

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain, 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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Spinal Manipulation Plus Exercise Better For Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is a serious condition that many Americans suffer from today. Finding the right treatment that has long term benefits is difficult and in some cases impossible. Today a very common treatment for chronic back pain is giving

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Spine Pain After Surgery

An estimated 15% to 61% of patients suffer from persistent or recurrent spine pain after surgery and up to two thirds of chronic spine pain patients seen at pain centers suffer from failed back surgery. With these numbers it is

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Maintenance Care

Have you ever heard of a chiropractor talk about “maintenance” care, or perhaps they used the term wellness care, any way its is called it may sound like some ploy to keep you as a chiropractic patient the rest of

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An Introduction on Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a complex condition so this post is merely an introduction on scoliosis, you know only the basics.  I will post more specific info on it in later posts because it really is a complex condition that cannot be

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

Medicare Benefits From Chiropractic

A few months back I wrote a post on how Complimentary and Alternative Medicine can reduce health care costs if implemented more widely instead of suppressed.   Insurance companies the state, local, and federal government have all been looking at suppressing

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Spinal Manipulation IS Better Than Drug Therapy

Side posture spinal manipulation is better than drug therapy for acute low back pain.  A recent article published in the journal Spine studied the effects of the type of lumbar adjustment we utilize every day and which our patients are

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