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Seeing is believing when seeking results for lower back pain

January 25, 2013

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by Dr. Mike Staub and Dr. Shaun Hudson — Lower back pain is a serious health problem in the United States. Seven million Americans suffer from chronic pain and 80 percent of the general population will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. Surface electromyography (sEMG) is a recent development emerging from […]

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Falling off the balance beam

January 17, 2013

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by Dr. Tom Stempel —  We often hear people say, “I feel out of balance.” Usually they are referring to spiritual or emotional feelings, but if you observe them closely, you can often see that the emotional or spiritual imbalance also causes them to be out of balance physically. Tight neck or shoulder muscles may […]

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Vibrational matching aids the healing process

January 1, 2013

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by Tara Howe —  Frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) is gaining a reputation for its usefulness in many arenas. As a massage therapist who has worked within the mainstream and the complementary medical communities, I find the possibilities for FSM not only staggering but profoundly rewarding, due to the success in patient treatment outcomes. FSM has […]

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Myofascial Release may be your answer

November 27, 2012

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by Bill and Susan Jacques —  Are you looking for a specialized form of hands-on manual treatment to reclaim postural balance, stretch out tight muscles, and facilitate the healing of many acute and chronic pain conditions? These conditions may include, but are not limited to, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ, neck and back pain; adhesions […]

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Pregnant women urged to reconsider using pain meds

October 1, 2012

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by Dr. James Bogash It is no secret that taking medications during pregnancy is risky. The dangers of pain relievers to a developing baby are well known. For years, the most widely recommended over-the-counter pain reliever has been Tylenol®. Newly published research suggests that as much as 7 percent of childhood asthma may be linked […]

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Dr. Rolf speaks about Rolfing

September 3, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  In her book, Ida Rolf Talks About Rolfing and Physical Reality, (Rolf Institute, 1978), Rolf states: “In Rolfing, we work in terms of alignment. We align the myofascial structure, which is the connective tissue system. … [This system of] fascial layers comprise the organ of structure, the organ that holds the […]

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School can be a pain in the neck

August 30, 2012

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by Heather Demeritte —  Kids are back in school, and their backs and necks are feeling the pain. Heavy books, increased homework and lack of lockers require students to carry more weight on their backs than their growing bodies can endure. Today there are ways to lessen the burden of carrying practically everything but their […]

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Chronic pain doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion

August 28, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Many people have accepted pain as a lifelong companion because their doctors don’t know to examine all the possibilities for finding a solution. There are many reasons a person might have chronic pain, and it pays to explore them all. Pain frequently occurs in the muscles, so this is the […]

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Well-being and your bite

August 7, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  When your “bite” isn’t right, a whole cascade of physical maladies can result that might even put you on the medical merry-go-round. You go from doctor to doctor searching for relief of your distress. What distress, you might ask? Well, there are at least 50 recognized symptoms; the more common […]

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It is all in the hips — until it’s not

August 1, 2012

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by Dr. Stephen Brandon —  Do you know how many Americans undergo surgical hip replacements each year? The number is astronomical. What is truly scary is how the mortality rate increases after these procedures. If you already have had a hip replacement, there are two important things you can do: keep moving and invest in […]

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Subluxation from the birthing process

July 31, 2012

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by Dr. Anthony Montoya —  The birthing process can be very traumatic for an infant, as the doctor pulls and twists the baby’s head and neck during delivery. As a result, the baby can experience a subluxation in the atlas, the first spinal bone in the neck. A subluxation is the misalignment of a spinal […]

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Killer computer postures

July 27, 2012

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by Matt Schoeneberger —  The information age has enabled us to communicate in incredible ways, ushering in a fast-paced society where anything is possible. We can accomplish almost all we need to with a few clicks of a mouse or keyboard. We have become “best friends” with our computers, dependent upon their service and lost […]

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Cortisone versus prolotherapy shots

July 11, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Many people are confused about whether to use cortisone or prolotherapy for treating painful joint conditions. It must be understood that cortisone and prolotherapy are not the same treatment, and the effects of each are dramatically different. Cortisone, like prednisone, is a corticosteroid and has numerous adverse and harmful […]

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