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Article in the Journal of the AMA Supports Chiropractic Care

This title isn’t click bait yes an article in the journal of the AMA supports chiropractic care. Or I should say the article supports spinal manipulation (spinal adjustment) in cases of acute lower back pain. What is great about this

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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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More Evidence That Connects Posture To Pain

Here is more evidence that connects posture to pain, a study out of Tokyo Japan published in the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. The object of this study was to investigate correlations between sagittal (side plane) posture and improvements in clinical

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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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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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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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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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Chronic Low Back Pain contributes to Disability

We know that chronic low back pain contributes to disability, but what has been unclear is by how much. The Global Burden of Disease study published in the journal The Lancent in 2012 found that chronic low back pain is

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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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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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