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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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Can Poor Posture Cause Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Can poor posture cause shoulder impingement syndrome, a recent paper found out the answer is yes. Shoulder impingement syndrome  occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the subacromial space, the

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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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Chiropractic care may have an effect on brain function

It has been well understood that chiropractic spinal manipulations have an effect on body functioning including neurological function. The question has been how exactly does this happen. There are studies that have found response in nerve tissue to spinal manipulations

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Whiplash Injury

Some older stats report that 3.8 people per 1000 suffer a whiplash injury each year. A whiplash injury is something that does not have to follow a motor vehicle crash (MVC) but can occur with a number of similar mechanisms

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Smartphone Use Tied to Poor Posture

It really has been wild how fast the use of smartphones have grown. While there were other attempts at adding a phone to the PDA’s of yesteryear it was the first IPhone in 2007 that was the first successful smartphone

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Treating Dowager’s Hump

The posture most associated with aging, Dowager’s Hump can be known as Buffalo Hump, Hunchback, and the technical/medical term hyperkyphosis. Any way you call it treating Dowager’s hump can be important for your health and physical well being.  For the

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Maker of Oxycontin Sued by Kentucky

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, settled litigation with the federal government in 2007 for “misbranding”  OxyContin as less addictive than other narcotics and paid $637 million in fines.  “Purdue Pharma accepted full responsibility for the actions some of its

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