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Even Short Term Oral Steroids Carry Serious Risk

Surprise! That Drug we Thought was Safe, isn’t. New research shows that even short term oral steroids carry serious risk which may outweigh their reward. Oral steroids are most commonly used to treat inflammation related to upper respiratory tract infection,

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Chiropractic for More than Just Back Pain

Chiropractors have always said: chiropractic for more than just back pain. This is because the profession was founded on treating all forms of illness and disease, just like the profession of osteopathy. Today Osteopaths are more similar to medical doctors

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Conservative Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Conservative treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis is not only possible but can be very effective. Don’t take my word for it though, lets look at the published evidence for guidance. Before we get into the meat of this post give

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Diagnosing Scoliosis

There are many people who do not have a good grasp on what scoliosis, I see it all the time, a patient who was once told they have a scoliosis but upon examination I find none. Understanding the process of diagnosing

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Epidural Steroid Injections For Leg Pain

Steroid injections are a common procedure done by physicians to reduce the inflammation that contributes to a variety of different joint pains. In the spine they are epidural steroid injections (ESI) because the injection takes place in the epidural space.

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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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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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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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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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