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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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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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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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Chiropractic care for low back pain during pregnancy

Women suffering from low back pain during pregnancy do not have many options open to them and chiropractic is possibly their best choice. Chiropractic care for low back pain during pregnancy is not only safe but effective according to several

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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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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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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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