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No Drugs – Use Tai Chi and Massage for Back Pain

No Drugs – Use Tai Chi and Massage for Back Pain Dr. Dave wants to emphasize an article from USA Today: “The answer to lower back pain may lie not in prescription drugs, but in Tai chi, heat therapy or massage, according to health guidelines released Tuesday.” New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) detail which treatments may help with lower back pain, and make it clear that physicians should suggest prescription drugs as a last resort. One in four U.S. adults report having lower back pain, which typically...

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See a Chiropractor for Other Existing Ailments

See a Chiropractor for Other Existing Ailments Dr. Dave wants to pass this information to you from the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress…. Chiropractic treatment for health problems is not always considered when it comes to healing, but you may be surprised to find that relief from some of most chronic pains could be helped by a few chiropractic sessions. As an alternative form of medical treatment, chiropractic care is generally geared towards helping patients with back, neck and joint pain. Dr. Hamza Saif, an Ottawa-based...

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Low Back Pain Reminders

Low Back Pain Reminders If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months. Dr. Dave has provided a link to this UTube video because it is a good summary of information about the low back that everyone needs to...

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Chiropractic Care as Primary Approach for Management of Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Care as Primary Approach for Management of Low Back Pain CARMICHAEL, Calif. – September 14, 2015 – A recent study, Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Annals of Internal Medicine 8.25.15), concludes that epidural corticosteroid injections for radiculopathy and spinal stenosis are ineffective for long-term pain relief and have no effect on long-term surgery risk. In response, experts at the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), point out that...

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Avoiding Back Surgery

Avoiding Back Surgery Say No to the Knife: Reduce the Likeliness Of Surgery With Chiropractic Care (NewsUSA) – Throughout the years, chronic back pain sufferers haven’t had much in the way of options to relieve their pain. Aside from drug therapy, surgery was often it — leading many who understandably wanted to avoid an invasive approach to search for an alternative. Now, many patients are saying they’ve found that relief through chiropractic care. To learn more, visit...

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Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing

Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing This increase in back pain in both patient groups was attributed to simple aging. However, the inflation-adjusted costs to treat these patients soared 129 percent, from $15.6 billion in 2000 to 2001 to $35.7 billion in 2006 to 2007. The researchers concluded that the rising trends in back pain and treatment cost will only continue or accelerate under existing treatment patterns. Suggested improvements included prioritizing health policy,...

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