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Let it shine
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)
by Mary Kaufman
April 10, 2006
With every hand movement, secretary Pat Brigode would flinch at sharp pains she said reminded her of a thick rubber band being pulled and snapped hard. "We added light therapy to my other treatments, and I felt immediate relief," she said."
Professional sports teams and college athletic departments -- including those at Pitt, Penn State and Indiana University of Pennsylvania -- are using light therapy for healing and pain relief. Nursing homes use it to speed wound healing and ease the ache in arthritic joints. Physical therapists and chiropractors say it also works for bursitis, backaches and other muscle and joint pains.
Solutions for People in Back Pain
PR Leap (CO)
March 6, 2006
"We get a lot of patients who were in chronic pain and told by their primary care physician that they really had no other option other than surgery."
In many cases, we have been able to get these patients fully recovered and out of pain, without needles, drugs, or surgery. Needless to say, they're the ones very excited about chiropractic!
Question: Are you subluxated?
Summit Daily News
February 26, 2006
For more than 100 years, chiropractors have been viewed as many things. Some people think that chiropractors are "back pain, neck pain doctors." Others think that they are great with ear infections and asthma. Others think chiropractors fix headaches.
Chiropractors only perform one function, and that is to identify, locate and correct the interference to the nervous system. The nervous system in turn is able to do its job, controlling and coordinating every organ, tissue and cell of the body - like an orchestra. This allows the symphony within your body to play at its highest possible level of perfection.
Adjusting animals - Dixon chiropractor able to heal horses
by David Henson
December 26, 2005
A couple of years ago, Antionette Staniewicz noticed her blonde-haired quarter horse didn't saunter as vivaciously as she once did, so she called Dr. Troy Stevens to see if he could help.
Stevens, though, wasn't a veterinarian - Staniewicz had already tried that route to no avail. Instead, Stevens was her chiropractor, who she said healed her after a terrible riding accident. "I had such great success with Dr. Troy myself that I wanted to see what he could do for Barbie," Staniewicz said. As it turns out, a lot.
Family First: Chiropractic Checkups for Kids
by Carrie Hutton
December 21, 2005
Migraine headaches started for Larry Wetzel at just four years old. It's the second most common reason why children seek chiropractic care.
Baker and her colleagues see patients much younger than Larry, even newborns. She says it's the result of more interference in the labor and delivery process and, the more stressful the birth, the more likely that the baby's spine can be affected.
In older children, the spinal column can be out of alignment if a foot is turned out or in, hips and arms are not the same length, or if there's fatigue and joint aches.
Doctors warn about latest hi-tech ailment
Daily Times (Pakistan)
December 7, 2005
LAHORE: It could be time to discard the adage that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
According to Guardian, a British newspaper, with Apple Computer's iPod digital music player continuing to sell well, and the tiny iPod nano set to be one of the must-have gifts this Christmas, physicians are now warning that the first cases of a condition they are labelling "iPod finger" have started to emerge. "Handheld music machines are extremely popular and users are constantly using small, difficult buttons with the same finger in a repetitive motion," said Carl Irwin from the British Chiropractic Association.
Poor-fitting Athletic Shoes Can Lead to Back Pain, Chiropractors Say
by American Chiropractic Association
December 6, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va., -- Too many people choose fashion over function when purchasing running shoes, not realizing that poor-fitting shoes
can do more than hurt their stride; they can also lead to pain throughout the body.
Because footwear plays such an important role in the functional biomechanics of the human body -- especially for runners and other athletes -- choosing the right shoe can help eliminate pain in your back, hips, knees and feet, says the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). "Your feet are the foundation of your body, and if they are not properly supported you can have problems anywhere from the bottom of your feet up through your neck," explains Jeffery Solomon, DC, president of the ACA's Council on Sports Injuries & Physical Fitness.
Stress and spinal health
Orangeburg Times Democrat (SC)
by Sonja Gleaton
November 8, 2005
Fear, anxiety, frustration, depression. Separation, divorce, bereavement. Life is surrounded by inescapable stressors.
Statistics show that more than 66 percent of all visits to primary-care physicians are for stress-related disorders, and every week, 112 million people take medication for stress-related medical conditions. "Most people eat a healthy diet, schedule regular dental check-ups and eye exams, but neglect one of the most important parts of the body - their spines. By removing vertebral subluxations from the body, the nervous system can function properly, and a person is better able to cope with physical and mental stress," said Dr. Shay.
Back (or neck) breaking work
The Daily Eastern News
by Aaron Seidlitz
November 7, 2005
It is a moment of anticipation. Amidst a doctor's voice telling you to relax and saying that this is going to be such a simple procedure that you will leave saying, "that was it, that's all it took," you all of a sudden hear the noise ...
"cc-rr-ACK." For a second I took the time to realize that was indeed my neck that just made that usually horrifying sound. The loudness of my neck cracking was then validated by my doctor's reaction of, and I believe this is a technical term, "wowie!" Soon after it is done, though, I had feelings only of relief and confidence in my doctor.
New local faith-based chiropractic clinic takes holistic treatment approach
Woodlands Villager (TX)
by Deborah Rowe
November 3, 2005
The new Abundant Life Chiropractic Clinic in The Woodlands aims to educate and treat as many families as possible so they can reach their God-given health potential through natural chiropractic care.
"We provide our patients with the necessary tools that will enable them to live a healthy and more prosperous life in the absence of dysfunction and disease," he said. "Our mission is to be stewards of what God has called us to do in helping the community maximize the possibilities of life through health."
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