Tag: Chiropractic

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt?

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt? The NY Times recently published an article called Something in the way we move.  The Journal of Applied physiology recently published a paper authored by French and Australian researchers who developed algorithms to determine whether individual movement patterns exist that are unique to us.   80 healthy men and women of different physiques were studied in a human performance lab while they biked and walked on a treadmill.  They were hooked up to electrodes to help the scientists develop the data from each participant.   The Read More »

Why do runners and other athletes experience a side stitch?

Why do runners and other athletes experience a side stitch? Runners and other athletes are familiar a running stitch, which are spasms that occur under the diaphragm or just under the rib cage.   Wikipedia describes it as follows: “A side stitch (also called a side ache, a side cramp, a side cramp, a side sticker, a muscle stitch, or simply the stitch) is an intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage that occurs while exercising. It is also referred to as exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP).” There are many theories about what causes a side stitch including Read More »

76 Billion pain pills in 7 years is an epidemic caused by big pharma, your physician and a lack of referrals to chiropractors.

76 Billion pain pills in 7 years is an epidemic caused by big pharma, your physician and a lack of referrals to chiropractors. The headline read, 76 billion pain pills in 7 years inundated the U.S.  This is according to the Washington Post who reported the following in todays newspaper “America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according to previously undisclosed company data released as part of the largest civil action in U.S. history.” 76 Billion pain pills is Read More »

Pre-denial of care is the new normal; how patients can fight and win against bad behavior from big health insurers.

Pre-denial of care is the new normal; how patients can fight and win against bad behavior from big health insurers. Has your doctor ever told you that your care, or your test has to be pre-certified? Pre-certification is required for common tests such as an MRI and other advanced diagnostic test.  Pre-certification has effectively been used to decrease the amount of tests ordered simply because doctors for years have ordered too many tests. It is not common for Magellan or for other companies who are hired by large insurance companies to be the gatekeepers for tests that may cost $800 dollars Read More »

Complex surgeries on the elderly often results in poor outcomes; but a surgeons group believes this can be improved.

Complex surgeries on the elderly often results in poor outcomes; but a surgeons group believes this can be improved. If you have elderly parents who may be frail, the idea of a complex surgery should have you concerned.   While surgeons often suggest that a surgery may be needed to prolong the life of an older person, most of these surgeries result in poor outcomes, and worse, unneeded suffering for both the person who had the procedures and their families. For too long, our health system has emphasized the quantity of life over the quality of life.   Too many of our Read More »