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Back in Action: “My Life is No Longer Bound by Pain and Its Management”

Back in Action: “My Life is No Longer Bound by Pain and Its Management”
Earlier this year, the American College of Physicians released new guidelines for the treatment of low back pain, advising doctors to prescribe gentle, non-invasive care like chiropractic as the first line of defense. There’s a reason for this. Simply put: conservative care works—without the added risks that come with medication or surgery. Read More

On 10/18/2017

The Mounting Case Against Back Surgery

The Mounting Case Against Back Surgery
The decision to undergo surgery should never be taken lightly. An estimated 600,000 back surgeries are performed in the United States each year, but a growing group of experts are raising questions about the effectiveness and the necessity of such surgeries. Be sure that you're arming yourself with the right information before you agree to an aggressive treatment, such as back surgery.  Read More

On 10/17/2017

Back to Normal: "I Now Know What it Feels Like Not to Be in Pain."

Back to Normal: “I Now Know What it Feels Like Not to Be in Pain.“ It’s estimated that as much as 80 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. So… back pain is normal then, right? No, actually, it’s not. No one should have to live each day in pain. Regular chiropractic care can help lessen, manage or eliminate back pain symptoms all together. Today, we talk to two patients who’ve experienced this for themselves. Here are all the ways that their lives have improved since they began undergoing regular chiropractic adjustments and therapies.  Read More

On 7/12/2017

Healthcare Moves Toward Conservative Care Methods, Like Chiropractic Care

Healthcare Moves Toward Conservative Care Methods, Like Chiropractic Care We’re in the middle of one of the biggest drug crises in history—the opioid epidemic. Pain meds are being prescribed at an alarming rate for patients suffering from acute and chronic pain, which has opened up the gates for overuse and abuse. In 1991, the number of opioid prescriptions was 76 million, but in 2011, that number quadrupled to 219 million. There were 17,000 deaths in 2011 because of opioid prescriptions alone—this number also increased four-fold over the past two decades.  Read More

On 2/19/2017

Over-the-Counter Doesn't Mean Safe: NSAIDs to Receive Stricter Labeling

Over-the-Counter Doesn't Mean Safe: NSAIDs to Receive Stricter Labeling
Pop open your medicine cabinet and count how many NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium) you have on hand. (Common brands include Bayer, Excedrin, Advil, Motrin and Aleve.) Or walk down the pain reliever aisle at your local drug retail store and see hundreds lining the shelves. We're all pretty used to these seemingly benign over-the-counter products and many people use them quite liberally.  Read More

On 1/19/2016

Head Back-to-School with a Healthy Back

Head Back-to-School with a Healthy Back
School is right around the corner (or here for some!), be smart this year with your child’s backpack. Review the below tips and make sure that your child’s backpack won’t cause injury to his or her growing spine. We wish you a safe and stress-free new year! Read More

On 8/12/2014

Treating Idiopathic Scoliosis

Treating Idiopathic Scoliosis
Scoliosis, a condition traditionally defined as a sideways curvature (or curvatures) of the spine , affects between 6 and 9 million people in the United States . Typically it occurs during growth spurts and pre- and post-pubescent girls between the ages of 10 and 15 are most commonly diagnosed and treated. While scoliosis can result from health issues like muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy  and spina bifida , the cause in approximately 80 percent of all cases is unknown. This form of scoliosis is called idiopathic scoliosis (meaning without a known cause). Read More

On 8/03/2014

Parents: Your Scoliosis Questions Answered

Parents: Your Scoliosis Questions Answered
What do you know about scoliosis? Many people know that it affects the spine…but not much else. This month (and always!), we’re focused on helping children maintain excellent spinal health—you might be surprised to know that kids are one of the largest groups affected by scoliosis. Find out what else you should know about this common condition.   Read More

On 7/29/2014

Protect Your Back While Shoveling

Protect Your Back While Shoveling
Some of us love it and some of us hate it—but snow is a part of many of our lives. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that back and shoulder injuries caused by shoveling are in the tens of thousands each year. Researchers at the Center for the Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital mined through data from 1990 to 2006 and concluded that an average of 11,500 visits to the emergency room per year are snow-shoveling related. The vast majority of those injuries were low-back injuries; the most serious incidents were cardiac-related injuries, totaling 7 percent of the cases. Read More

On 1/08/2014

Ergonomic Lifting Tips

Ergonomic Lifting Tips
Many Americans perform physical labor at work and don’t use proper lifting techniques—which can often end in injury. Learn why lifting properly is critical to avoid injury and some simple ergonomic lifting tips to start using right away. By utilizing these simple tips and choosing chiropractic care, you can likely increase your production and comfort at work and more importantly, your quality of life. Read More

On 8/27/2013