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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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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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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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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage is directed toward the deeper layers of muscle and fascia, as compared to Swedish or relaxation massage which are more superficial. There are many types of deep tissue massage. What they all have in common is that they break up adhesions and fascial restrictions thus decreasing pain and increasing range of motion and ease of movement. What is Theraputic Massage? Throughout history, hands-on healing techniques have played an important role in the...

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Alternative Medicine Gaining Acceptance

Alternative Medicine Gaining Acceptance http://winhealthinstitute.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=284&type=image&TB_iframe=1

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain A common complaint that arises is Neck Pain.  Sitting at a desk, hunkered down over a monitor, working with a mouse are all common computer activities that are a major cause of neck pain. If you have chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to medication and surgery, you have a lot of options. Alternative pain treatments that doctors once scoffed at are now standard at many pain centers. However, not all alternative pain treatments work. Some can even be risky. Some alternative...

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