Rx for Pain Patients Who Are Obese: Recommend the Mediterranean Diet

Written by Robert Bonakdar MD, FAAFP, FACN We often see pain patients in our clinic who are obese. Many of them did not start their pain journey this way, and there is emerging evidence that pain, in addition to changing activity, can also change dietary patterns. In addition, the stress of chronic pain combined with…

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The Web Tech Knee Brace

A company that makes braces, just came out with a brace for knee arthritis.  It is called the Web Tech Knee Brace.  I took a look at it, and it looks useful, especially if you are on your feet for a long time.  If you want to take a look, CLICK HERE.

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Osteoporosis: The Toxic Metal Effect

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. Millions of Americans have been led to believe that osteoporosis is simply a deficiency of the common drugs, Boniva, Evista, Actonel, or Fosamax. Many are prescribed the “knee-jerk” recommendation of 1500 mgs of calcium a day to prevent osteoporosis. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. It is…

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Study cites risk factors for conversion to TKA following knee arthroscopy

If you have any of these, you are at risk of going on to have a total knee replacement if you’ve already had your knee scoped. Obesity Older than 70 years old Have diabetes Depression Rheumatoid arthritis Boyd JA, et al. Orthopedics. 2016;doi:10.3928/01477447-20160719-01. March 7, 2017 Results from this study demonstrated women, patients 70 years and…

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Advice for Safe Fish Consumption

March 7, 2017 Rebecca Voelker, MSJ JAMA. 2017;317(9):900. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1063 Along with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the FDA has issued final advice on safe fish consumption geared toward pregnant or breastfeeding women and young children. Together, the agencies created a reference chart that sorts 62 types of fish into “best,” “good,” or “avoid” categories.…

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Association Between Dietary Factors and Death From Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States

Renata Micha, RD, PhD JAMA. 2017;317(9):912-924. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0947 Key Points Question  What is the estimated mortality due to heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes (cardiometabolic deaths) associated with suboptimal intakes of 10 dietary factors in the United States? Findings  In 2012, suboptimal intake of dietary factors was associated with an estimated 318 656 cardiometabolic deaths, representing 45.4% of…

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Spinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work?

Spinal Manipulation: A Valid Technique? In her office at McMaster University in Toronto, Anita Gross, MSc, has logged paper after paper showing that spinal manipulation can help control neck pain. “The evidence keeps growing and growing,” she says. Gross, a physiotherapist and associate professor of rehabilitation science, helped write a 2015 Cochrane review of the…

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Knee Pain Severity, Not Structural Damage, a Risk Factor for Incident Widespread Pain

MARCH 3, 2017 For people who have osteoarthritis (OA), knee pain severity may be a far more important predictor of long-term incident widespread pain than structural damage, according to results from Canada’s Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST). Indeed, researchers at the Université de Montréal concluded that consistent frequent knee pain, symptomatic knee OA and knee pain…

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Prevalence of Frozen Shoulder in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

An article in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation had some published statistics that surprised me.  The authors were wanting to know the prevalence of frozen shoulder in Type 1 diabetics, and they found that almost 60% of patients with Type 1 diabetes over 45 years old had frozen shoulder, and of those people, 73% had it…

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Top Cardiologist Blasts Nutrition Guidelines

by Larry Husten CardioBrief February 27, 2017 One of the world’s top cardiologists says that many of the major nutrition guidelines have no good basis in science. “I’m not a nutrition scientist and that may be an advantage because every week in the newspaper we read something is good for you and the same thing…

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