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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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Have You Ever Been Involved in an Auto Accident?

Have you ever been involved in an auto accident? This is a question we ask constantly because auto accidents, or a motor vehicle crash (MVC), contribute to number of problems. It is obvious that severe MVC’s can cause neck pain,

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Neck And Arm Pain

Neck pain is the number three cause of chronic pain with more than 25% of Americans reporting being affected by this condition. I think that these numbers might be a little low though, because there studies that have shown that

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No evidence Chiropractic care causes stroke

You read that title right, there is no evidence chiropractic care causes stroke and this is not pro-chiropractic propaganda either but a statement I can make because of what has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Chiropractors have been on

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

Neck Curve is Related to Neck Pain

Guess what? Your neck curve is related to neck pain. I can show you a number of papers to support this but today I want to focus on one paper that was just published in the journal Aerospace Medicine and

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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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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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