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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

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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Sagittal Balance

Having normal spinal sagittal balance is vitally important to human health and specifically physical health. Normal sagittal balance basically can be described as having normal upright ,posture. Normal upright posture includes your head centered over your shoulders, your shoulders centered

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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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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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Failed Back Surgery

Patients who had spinal fusion surgery were less likely to return to work and needed more opiates, study says Recently a report published by NBC News highlighted the issue of failed back surgery.  Experts estimate that nearly 600,000 Americans opt for

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