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Chiropractic lower back pain treatment patients experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction according to a new study in JAMA.

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment patients experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction according to a new study in JAMA. The Journal of the American Medical Association’s latest paper on back pain states that chiropractic back pain patients in conjunction with their medical care experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction when compared to medical care alone (1) with lower back pain treatment.  You can read the summary of the study here. This study was done on members of the armed forces at Veteran’s Administration facilities which has been gradually ramping up their utilization of doctors of chiropractic who Read More »

Men’s Health and Consumer Reports recently endorsed chiropractic for back pain and more

Men’s Health and Consumer Reports recently endorsed chiropractic for back pain and more The last couple of months has been filled with publications  that suggest chiropractic should be your first choice professional for back problems and many other painful conditions.   Last February, the Annals of Internal Medicine told healthcare providers to say no to drugs for back pain and yes to about anything else with evidence based suggestions recommendations on which treatments may work .   This was an acknowledgement that medications are being overused and causing harm to those who seek help, with Opioids grabbing the most headlines this past year.   It also suggested Read More »

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 »

Something scary; The sugar industry has distorted health science for the last 50 years according to Vox science and health.

Something scary; The sugar industry has distorted health science for the last 50 years according to Vox science and health. Diabetes has become a huge problem in the USA, as well as obesity where all roads lead to sugar, whether in the form of simple carbohydrates (breads, pastas) or outright sugar such as candies, soft drinks and processed foods. Heart disease also has links to sugar as well. American’s are slowly awakening to the problems caused by sugar, and some areas of the country such as NYC have even tried to tax soda due to its affects on our health. Read More »