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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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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Lumbar spinal stenosis treatment can vary greatly and the research has not been clear on what the best treatment options are. Even when the research appears to establish a proper protocol a new paper comes along and opinions sway once

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Posted in Back Pain

Forward Head Posture and Low Back Pain

Did you know there is a connection between forward head posture and low back pain or even what is commonly called sciatica. We have been talking about this for almost 10 years here. An older study found that up to

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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

Fusion to realign the neck?

I was recently made aware of a case that was published in the World Journal of Clinical Cases. This case study revolved around a patient who had neck pain with upper limb weakness and tingling/numbness. The patient in this case

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Posted in Neck Pain

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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Disc Degeneration

Spinal Disc Degeneration is something we see every day. This is because, while intervertebral  disc degeneration and spinal arthritis does not necessarily equate to back pain, they can be part of the contributing factors that cause back pain. It stands

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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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Journal of the AMA recommends chiropractic for back pain

Can you believe that the Journal of the AMA recommends chiropractic for back pain? I could hardly believe it, based on their past actions, the American Medical Association has rarely admitted any benefit to seeing a chiropractor. Technically, though, where

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