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

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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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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Joint Cracking, Popping, or Grinding

We commonly get questions in our office about all manners of joint noise such as joint cracking, popping, or grinding. Most commonly people ask about joint popping during an adjustment or about people who “crack” their own joints and what

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Posted in Back Pain, Injury Prevention, Neck Pain, Wellness

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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