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Ease the pain of gardening with stretches and proper tools
by Lois Abraham
May 28, 2012
Lugging bags of potting soil, turning compacted flower beds and pulling hard-to-reach weeds offer plenty of exercise, but when these tasks are done incorrectly they can result in stiff and sore joints along with muscle, neck and back pain.
Chiropractors and other specialists who treat people for aches and pains often see a surge in business after the weekends from people who try to get all their gardening done in one go. The association's public awareness program, called "plant and rake without the ache," was launched because chiropractors were seeing so many patients with aching backs from gardening.
Durbin Attack on Supplements Fails Again
by Lee Bechtel
May 24, 2012
The Durbin amendment, # 2127, to S.B.3187 to reauthorize the FDA Prescription Drug and the Medical Device User Fees has failed on the Senate floor.
The Durbin amendment would have heaped yet more reporting requirements on supplement manufacturers with those companies who launched, reformulated, or discontinued supplements having to report those products and any changes within thirty days of the launch, reformulation, or change. What does any of this nonsense have to do with food safety? Absolutely nothing. It's all about making supplements more expensive and less affordable for the average consumer.
Ask the Doctor: How to Manage Tension Headaches
May 16, 2012
The featured question this week: I have headaches a few times a week. They start in the neck, and I usually wind up with a headache by the evening. Is there anything I can do?
As a chiropractor, I see this type of headache a lot. Tension headaches usually begin with some tension in the neck and shoulders and by evening, the tension turns into a headache that is oftentimes at the base of the skull. Unfortunately, a lot of our daily activities are going to predispose many of us to getting these type of headaches.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Sciatica Pain
April 27, 2012
Dr. Lee's Spine Center in Queens, NY is urging sciatica patients to incorporate Chiropractic care into their treatment regimen.
According to chiropractor Dr. James Lee, spinal adjustments can help correct the underlying cause for sciatic pain, relieving disc pressure on the sciatic nerve. Dr. Lee is working to raise awareness about the importance of spinal adjustments and other non-surgical treatments for back pain relief.
27 Years Later and there is No Deaths from Vitamins but 3 Million Dead from Pharmaceutical Drugs
April 1, 2012
Despite mainstream medical establishments and media outlets portraying multivitamin supplements as worthless and oftentimes toxic, vitamins have led to 0 deaths over the past 27 years.
In contrast, pharmaceutical drugs were responsible for 3 million deaths, topping the death toll from traffic-related incidents. In 2009, pharmaceuticals were responsible for the death of 37,485 people nationwide. The statistics come from the Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS), and the findings go against the claims of most mainstream doctors and medical officials, who claim that pharmaceutical drugs are the only 'science-backed' method to 'treating' illness. However, the report highlights the fact that pharmaceuticals oftentimes lead to death and countless other side effects...
Professional basketball athletes rely significantly on chiropractic care
March 24, 2012
As professional basketball continues to make headlines mid-season and March Madness is underway for college basketball, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress points to the role of chiropractors in helping basketball players perform their best.
"Chiropractic care helps to give a team and athlete a competitive advantage in whatever sport they participate in. Specifically, it helps to enhance endurance levels, assist in the recovery from many structural injuries and achieve overall peak performance," shares Dr. Craig Buhler, who for 26 years served as the team DC for the Utah Jazz, treating countless athletes including NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton. "By including chiropractic into an athlete's regular health practices, one is able to maximize training and optimize functional balance and skill."
Charlotte Chiropractor Offers Laser Therapy to Patients Suffering Chronic Back Pain
March 12, 2012
Omni Wellness Center, offers low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to patients suffering from chronic neck, joint and back pain, as well as several other conditions.
The treatment involves targeting injured tissues with a laser set to a specific wavelength that goes through the skin to reach the tissues underneath. Therapeutic laser light falls within a specific wavelength range that can be adjusted to pulse at various levels depending on the depth of the injury.
Australian Doctors, Scientists Wage War on Alternative Medicine
by Marina Kamenev
March 2, 2012
The 450 members of Friends of Science in Medicine are fighting to remove what they are calling pseudosciences from university classes.
In 1997 Kevin Sorbo, known for his starring role in the television series Hercules, felt a searing pain in his left shoulder during a workout. Thinking it was a strain, he went to see his chiropractor, who manipulated his neck for treatment. Several days later the actor suffered a stroke and a recent article in Neurology Now links the aneurysm with the actions of his chiropractor. The article is currently used as reference material by a prominent group of Australian doctors, medical researchers, and scientists who are trying to curb what they refer to as pseudosciences, like
Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose's back feeling good
by K.C. Johnson
February 22, 2012
For Derrick Rose's back pain to stay away, the routine must remain. Thus, Rose admitted he will continue to visit Stuart Yoss, the Bannockburn-based chiropractor he thanked by name on TV.
Injury update: C.J. Watson missed his second straight game after suffering a mild concussion from his collision with the Nets' Kris Humphries on Saturday. The NBA implemented a new concussion policy in December. To be cleared, a player must remain symptom-free through increasing tests of exertion. Then, a league-hired neurologist must clear the player.
The Life House Chiropractic Announces Natural Treatment Solutions for Fibromyalgia
by Dr. Josh Wagner
February 21, 2012
Some 6 million people suffer from fibromyalgia, and a recent study reports that pain - more than depression, anxiety or sleeplessness -- is the primary factor behind cognitive dysfunction in patients suffering with this disorder.
According to Dr. Josh Wagner - the only Manhattan chiropractor specializing in Torque Release Technique, a drug-free, safe and natural treatment for fibromyalgia and other chronic pain disorders - the key to eliminating fibromyalgia lies in de-stressing and detoxifying the central nervous system, not in merely managing the often debilitating disorder with pain medication.
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