The Better Way to Get Back Pain Relief – Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports magazine wrote up this article about back pain that I thought was interesting enough to share with you guys.  It talks about new guidelines put out by the American College of Physicians, and the guidelines mention things like spinal manipulation and acupuncture which up until recently, were not recommended treatments for back pain by…

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In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center AUGUST 17, 2017 Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with…

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Gabapentin Seem to Offer Little Benefit, Substantial Risks in Low Back Pain

August 16, 2017 By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Gabapentinoids, increasingly used for chronic low back pain, offer little benefit and carry substantial risks in this setting, finds a systematic review in PLOS Medicine. Researchers examined eight randomized trials in which gabapentin or pregabalin was compared…

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Health and Spirituality

July 27, 2017 Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhD1; Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH2,3; Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH1,4 JAMA. Published online July 27, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.8136 For centuries, physicians and other healers have witnessed how illness focuses attention on “ultimate meaning, purpose, and transcendence, and … relationship to self, family, others, community, society, nature, and the significant or sacred.”1…

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Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You

Imagine chiropractic care as a pain management option at hospitals nationwide. Not as far-fetched as you might think now that The Joint Commission, which currently evaluates and accredits more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs throughout the U.S. – including nearly 90 percent of all U.S. hospitals – has issued revised pain assessment and…

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An Eye to Health: Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

by William C. Ou, BS; Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD June 27, 2017 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the developed world, with advanced AMD affecting approximately 2 million people in the United States.[1,2] AMD is characterized by damage to the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision. In…

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Reducing Pain Medications Using Acupuncture in the Military

In this study in Medical Acupuncture, the number of opioid prescriptions decreased and patients reported improved symptom control, ability to function, and sense of well-being after receiving courses of acupuncture by their primary care physicians.  This is good news, considering the opioid epidemic going on in America today.  Let’s help our veterans! Reduction in Pain…

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NON-INVASIVE, NO-DRUG, KNEE RESTORATION SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE!

Lubbock, TX:  What if this non-invasive, no-drug solution had no side effects and was proven to decrease pain in TWO TREATMENTS OR LESS! What if it could reduce pain, swelling and improve range of motion?  Imagine being able to get out of bed in the morning and simply walk across the room without considering the…

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Saturated fat does not clog the arteries

This article explains how the theory of saturated fat clogging arteries is just plain wrong… Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions  Aseem Malhotra British Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 51, Issue 15 Coronary artery…

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Chiropractic Treatment for Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headaches are the type of headache that originates in the neck area.  This article states that medications have a limited effect, and they are wanting to investigate non-drug approaches to this disabling headache.  What the authors concluded was, “…our results suggest that manual-therapy might be a safe treatment option for participants with cervicogenic headache…”,…

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