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Spinal Angina – Overlooked Misalignment?

Spinal Angina – Overlooked Misalignment? The Body Beyond Low Back Pain and Whiplash Years ago emergency room cardiologists frequently encountered cases of puzzling chest pain unrelated to the heart or occluded coronary arteries. There might also be shortness of breath, nausea, and pressure radiating around to the back. Diagnostics would show the cardiovascular system in working order. Sometimes the problem was an esophageal spasm or a hiatal hernia with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Often, though, they were left scratching our heads...

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Foot Pain Treatments

Foot Pain Treatments Roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It’s a common running injury and usually triggered due to overuse of the feet during exercise, or from working out with poor form. It can affect either one heel at a time (usually in the dominant foot), or both simultaneously. Facts About Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause...

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Is CBD For You?

Is CBD For You? Only recently, marijuana and chemically related compounds have come back to being considered of therapeutic value. A prominent compound found in marijuana or cannabis, CBD, or cannabidiol, has shown to treat numerous diseases. Researchers believe that in view of the very low toxicity and the generally benign side effects of CBD, neglecting or denying CBD benefits and its clinical potential is simply unacceptable. What Is CBD? CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a...

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Opioids – F4CP Exit Plan

Opioids – F4CP Exit Plan F4CP (Foundation for Chiropractic Progress) is closely involved with chiropractors such a Dr. Dave, looking for ways and making recommendations for raising public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care. The foundation has completed a followup study, which resulted in some recommendations that will be used to raise public awareness about an opioid exit plan.  Here is some information about their process and recommendations: INTRODUCTION It is by well known that there is a continuing and...

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Sports Chiropractor Trends

Sports Chiropractor Trends Dr. Dave notes that the trend towards chiropractic in sports care has been shown to be valid. It is hoped that more definitive studies in the area of nutrition, biomechanics, and injury rehabilitation will be done to heighten chiropractic in the sports care arena. Because of the increasing world-wide interest in sports and fitness, no matter what your age or level of athletic achievement, the opportunity to finally see the role of chiropractic in sports care is at hand. Introduction The...

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Coping with Migraines

Coping with Migraines Migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease, affecting 38 million men, women and children in the U.S. and 1 billion worldwide. Everyone either knows someone who suffers from migraine, or struggles with migraine themselves. Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine. Amazingly, 12% of the population – including children – suffers from migraine. 18% of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of...

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Osteoarthritis Strategies

Osteoarthritis Strategies (Article Recommended by Foundation for Chiropractic Progress) Osteoarthritis is a degenerative form of arthritic joint disease, characterized by loss of cartilage in the joint. It also has an inflammatory component. Osteoarthritis is a frequent cause of disability among seniors, affecting 20 million people in the U.S. alone. While osteoarthritis typically involves the distal joints on your fingers and toes, knee and hip osteoarthritis is also common, the latter of which is the focus of this...

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Restless Legs – Natural Remedies

Restless Legs – Natural Remedies Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, can cause uncomfortable sensations in your legs and an intense urge to move them. It often strikes at night, particularly when you’re trying to sleep. A lack of specific nutrients in your diet may cause the condition or make it worse. Foods to add if you have RLS: Spinach or other dark leafy greens Fortified cereals Beans Iron, folate, and magnesium are thought to have the most direct impact on RLS symptoms. Adding iron to...

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Leaky Gut Signs and Symptoms

Leaky Gut Signs and Symptoms NOTE: MyRemedyShop.com has outstanding Dr. Dave recommended products to help with this issue. See GI Sustain- Leaky Gut Support , Glutagenics Gastrointestinal Support and Endefen – Gastrointestinal Support . Discussion: The GI condition commonly known as “leaky gut syndrome” has been gaining a lot of attention lately for several reasons: A growing body of research has linked leaky gut to a number of “seemingly unrelated” health concerns and chronic diseases. As more Americans...

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A Safer Strategy than Opioids

A Safer Strategy than Opioids The Unites States has awakened on every level to the crushing impact of the opioid use/abuse epidemic. Calls have come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for a shift away from opioid use toward non-pharmacologic approaches to address chronic pain. An important non-pharmacologic approach in helping to solve this crisis is chiropractic care. The attached white paper, published by...

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