Fibromyalgia Is Not All In Your Head, New Research Confirms

Researchers discover a rational biological source of pain in the skin of patients with fibromyalgia[June 14, 2013, Rensselaer, NY] – Fibromyalgia, a painful condition affecting approximately 10 million people in the U.S., is not imaginary after all, as some doctors have believed. A discovery, published this month in PAIN MEDICINE (the journal of the American…

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A Daily Strategy for Heavy-Metal Detox

By James P. Meschino, DC, MS In modern society, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. These heavy metals have no essential biochemical roles in our body, and conversely, can cause us a great deal of harm if they build up to toxic levels. They bind to our tissues,…

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Chiropractic modality added to massage reduced headaches and improves range of motion

In this study, they concluded that the addition of spinal manipulation to massage therapy reduced headaches and improved neck range of motion. The effect of manipulation plus massage therapy versus massage therapy alone in people with tension-type headache. A randomized controlled clinical trial European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 11/29/2016 Espi–Lopez GV, et al.…

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Manual Therapy vs Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Here’s a study that compared carpal tunnel surgery to manual therapy. They concluded that in terms of self-reported function and grip strength, they were about the same. The Effectiveness of Manual Therapy versus Surgery on Self-Reported Function, Cervical Range of Motion and Pinch Grip Force in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial Authors: César…

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Knee Surgery Does Not Improve Life Quality for Many Patients

In this article from Medscape, Pam Harrison, wrote, “knee replacement surgery improved the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities arthritis index score by 10.69 points“… I looked at my data from 2016, and the average score reduction on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities arthritis index in my office was 23.6 points!  I use a non-surgical…

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For Bad Backs, It May Be Time to Rethink Biases About Chiropractors

Aaron E. Carroll THE NEW HEALTH CARE MAY 1, 2017 About two of every three people will probably experience significant low back pain at some point. A physician like me might suggest any number of potential treatments and therapies. But one I never considered was a referral for spinal manipulation. It appears I may have…

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Acupuncture for the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy

The authors of this study report how the majority of studies showed benefit for acupuncture in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, Bell’s Palsy, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Alexandra Dimitrova, MD, Charles Murchison, MS, and Barry Oken, MD, PhD Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. ABSTRACT Objectives: Neuropathy and its associated pain pose great therapeutic challenges. While there has…

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A New Dietary Inflammatory Index

There are foods that we eat that are inflammatory, and some are anti-inflammatory.  High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) is an inflammatory marker associated with several diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer.  From the Discussion portion of a 2009 article, “These results indicate that an anti-inflammatory diet may protect individuals from an inflammatory response characterized by…

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US Army phasing out sit-ups due to spine injuries

Finally, the Army is seeing a big problem that has been going on for some time now.  The way they do traditional sit-ups is causing back injuries in our Troops.  Here’s an article that reports on this issue.  If you want to learn now to do a save crunch style sit-up, go to this page…

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Spinal Manipulation Therapy – A Sham Procedure? A study says it actually might not be [Video]

You can watch Dr. Wilson’s comments on video HERE. Analyst: F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE by MedPage Today Staff April 11, 2017 Proponents have proclaimed a slew of benefits of spinal manipulation therapy, but most data is anecdotal. In this 150-Second analysis, F. Perry Wilson, MD, discusses a meta-analysis appearing in the Journal of the…

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