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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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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain

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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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain

Big Pharma Regularly Breaks the Law

In looking into a few things regarding this measles outbreak I was turned onto this paper published in 2012 and it is pure gold. Guess what,? big pharma regularly breaks the law and pretty much gets away with it. Professor

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics

Osteoporosis related fracture

A recent study found that osteoporosis related fractures are the major cause of hospitalization in older women. This study, published on December 3, 2014 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, included women who where aged 55 years an older at time of

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Posted in BStrong4Life, Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Injury Prevention, Osteoporosis

Chronic Pain and America’s Veterans

First off this topic comes directly from the recent publication of Dynamic Chiropractic, basically a newspaper for chiropractors. I am summarizing it here because it is important to understand what is and isn’t working to treat chronic pain in any

Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain

Steps to Boost your Immune System

The cold and flu season lasts from October to May were we live in the northern hemisphere and while these are the colder months of the year the temperature outside has little to do with the risk for getting sick.

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

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

Recent Studies Call Into Question the Use of Pain Medications

If you follow us on Facebook you have seen several posts recently on pain medications, if you missed it that might be due to you not following us on Facebook which you should do. Several recent studies call into question

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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain

Stay Safe in the Sun

While June is almost over there is still enough of summer left to get some healthy sun exposure.  In the past sunscreen was an item even my family used without thinking much about what was in it and what that

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

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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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics

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