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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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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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Spinal Manipulation Plus Exercise Better For Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is a serious condition that many Americans suffer from today. Finding the right treatment that has long term benefits is difficult and in some cases impossible. Today a very common treatment for chronic back pain is giving

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Disc Degeneration

Spinal Disc Degeneration is something we see every day. This is because, while intervertebral  disc degeneration and spinal arthritis does not necessarily equate to back pain, they can be part of the contributing factors that cause back pain. It stands

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Spine Pain After Surgery

An estimated 15% to 61% of patients suffer from persistent or recurrent spine pain after surgery and up to two thirds of chronic spine pain patients seen at pain centers suffer from failed back surgery. With these numbers it is

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Maintenance Care

Have you ever heard of a chiropractor talk about “maintenance” care, or perhaps they used the term wellness care, any way its is called it may sound like some ploy to keep you as a chiropractic patient the rest of

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Spinal Manipulation IS Better Than Drug Therapy

Side posture spinal manipulation is better than drug therapy for acute low back pain.  A recent article published in the journal Spine studied the effects of the type of lumbar adjustment we utilize every day and which our patients are

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Failed Back Surgery

Patients who had spinal fusion surgery were less likely to return to work and needed more opiates, study says Recently a report published by NBC News highlighted the issue of failed back surgery.  Experts estimate that nearly 600,000 Americans opt for

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