Tag: Chiropractic Health

Survey shows majority who utilize chiropractic care for their low back pain report "a great deal" of benefit.

By Peter W. Crownfield, Executive Editor of Dynamic Chirorpactic The past 12 months have been good – very good – for the chiropractic profession in terms of data supporting the efficacy of chiropractic care.For starters, consider the Wellmark pilot study that suggests chiropractic reduces both costs and need for surgery;1 the Milliman USA analysis that concludes, “[S]pinal patients who seek chiropractic coverage have materially lower health care costs than those who do not”;2 the Consumer Reports reader survey that found “hands-on” therapies, led by chiropractic care, were the top-rated treatments for back pain sufferers, with chiropractic receiving the highest satisfaction-with-care Read More »

Dis ease – the idea of diseases as the cause of what ails us

Wikipedia describes disease as follows: A disease is an abnormal condition of the body of organism that is not comfortable for it. It is often construed to be a medical condition associated with specific symptoms andsigns.[1][2][3] It may be caused by external factors, such as infectious disease, or it may be caused by internal disfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases. In humans, “disease” is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, and/or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections. Isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for Read More »

Salt and Heart Health – Know what you are eating and what is in your prepackaged food

I read an article that was reprinted in the Star Ledger today from Bloomberg News (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-24/potato-chips-help-drive-up-salt-intake-for-most-american-adults-cdc-says.html) regarding problems in the american diet.  The Centers For Disease Control is sharing their concerns about food and the amount of sodium used in it.  Many junk foods such as potato chips are laden with salt, way to much for our bodies needs.  More salt means more electrolytes which means your body will retain water which means it can have an effect on blood pressure.  Many of the pre packaged foods we eat are flavor deficient and salt is used to get them to Read More »