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The AMA and other leading medical organizations are urging that insurance cover non pharmacologic methods for pain relief.

The AMA and other leading medical organizations are urging that insurance cover non pharmacologic methods for pain relief. The problem with Opioids is a failure to manage pain.   While pain management is a priority in hospitals and part of hospital and physician culture, the problem with management has a lot to do with the diagnosis and where that diagnosis leads. The truth is that non medical providers are better trained at evaluating and treating chronic pain.  Consumer Reports often cites chiropractic management as having some of the highest levels of satisfaction from patients, yet insurers continue to pay more for Read More »

The greatest risk to worldwide health is… according to the Huffington Post.

The greatest risk to worldwide health is…  according to the Huffington Post. Obesity and diabetes are two problems that are diet borne, and they are also two problems that seem to be overtaking the world. According to the Huffington Post, unsafe diets are making people sicker than all of the other major diseases combined. It used to be thought that it was just the American diet of fast foods was the main reason, but many of these eating habits have been exported to other countries who are now having some of the same health problems we have been accustomed to Read More »

Back pain in women may be due to their coccyx says the Huffington Post. Here’s what your doctor may be missing.

Back pain in women may be due to their coccyx says the Huffington Post. Here’s what your doctor may be missing. Coccydynia can be the cause of your lower back pain especially if you are female.   Unlike males, most females have a wider pelvis which is more ideal for childbirth.   Unfortunately, the coccyx is also more exposed than their male counterparts increasing the likelihood of back pain, pain while sitting and even sciatic like symptoms. After years of practice, when female patients are not improving quickly with our effective treatment regimens, we always check the coccyx.  More often than not, the coccyx is either shifted to one Read More »

Is your back and leg pain a sacroiliac problem? Check this out from the Huffington Post

Is your back and leg pain a sacroiliac problem?  Check this out from the Huffington Post Back pain can be frustrating, especially if the problem persists for years.  Many people try quite a few things to relieve it including Pilates, Yoga, physical therapy, massage and chiropractic care, and often remain frustrated that either the problem has not improved, or the problem continues to return. There is much more to back pain than just your lower back, and unfortunately, not all back pain is the same.  The idea that back pain is self-limiting when most back pain has a mechanical basis Read More »

What causes your runners high? It’s not what you think according to the Huffington Post.

What causes your runners high? It’s not what you think according to the Huffington Post. Most people who run distances are familiar with that feeling of elation also known as the runner’s high. For years, it was thought to have been caused by endorphins, the body’s pain killers. A new study from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center suggests that the hormone Leptin may play a huge part in the sensation, as well as the urge or addiction to continue running. Check out this new information here Runner’s High Is A Lot More Complicated Than We Thought Kate Bratskeir Read More »