Study: Yoga helps back pain among veterans

In a study including 150 military veterans with chronic low back pain, researcher Dr. Erik J. Groessl and his team from the VA San Diego Healthcare System found that veterans who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a disability questionnaire, improved pain intensity scores, and a decline in opioid use. Groessl is…

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

By GARY TAUBES JULY 19, 2017 I’ve been eating a high-fat, carb-restricted diet for almost 20 years, since I started as an experiment when investigating nutrition research for the journal Science. I find it’s easy for me to maintain a healthy weight when I eat this way. But even after two decades, the sensation of being on…

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You’re Out! Chiropractors Have Authority to Remove High School Players from Games

By Evan Anderson The Dallas Cowboys start training camp Monday, and it won’t be long before Texas high school football players take the field. A new state law has changed the rules on who can make the call to take a player out of the game. Chiropractors will now have the authority to pull a…

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Rounded shoulders: Ways to fix ‘mom posture’

Mon 24 July 2017 By Jon Johnson Reviewed by Gregory Minnis, DPT The term rounded shoulders is used to describe a resting shoulder position that has moved forward from the body’s ideal alignment. Rounded shoulders, sometimes known as ‘mom posture,’ are part of overall bad posture, and they can get worse if left untreated. There…

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Effectiveness of Nerve Gliding Exercises on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nerve gliding may be a worthwhile add-on in the conservative management of carpal tunnel syndrome.  Here are a couple of videos showing how to do nerve gliding for CTS. Carpal Tunnel Tendon Stretch and Nerve Gliding – Video – Fitzmaurice Hand Institute Carpal Tunnel Nerve Gliding – Video – Leo Rozmaryn MD, Orthopedic Surgeon J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017…

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Eating Flaxseeds May Help In Weight Loss

JUNE 27, 2017 The effect of flaxseed supplementation on body weight and body composition: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 45 randomized placebo-controlled trials Obesity Reviews Mohammadi–Sartang M, et al. – Evidence reporting the impacts of flaxseed consumption on body weight and body composition was analyzed by researchers. Findings reported the benefit of whole flaxseed…

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How Chiropractors Can Help Arthritis Pain

By Carolyn Sayre Are you looking for a holistic way to take the edge off of those painful joints? Chiropractic medicine may be for you, as long as you remember to listen to your body. Unlike what you see on TV, most of what chiropractors do today is more gentle than cracking backs or popping…

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Fibromyalgia Who Told You There Wasn’t A Cure?

by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. If you listen to conventional medical “talk”.. you would tend to believe that Fibromyalgia has no cure. You would be one of the 10 million people who suffer with FMS who would accept their affliction as something that they must simply live with.. Well my comment to that…

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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME:  Manual Therapy vs Laser Therapy

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is due to compression of the median nerve and is the most commonly occurring compression neuropathy. Due to the varied etiopathogenesis of CTS, it remains a challenge for clinicians, as inadequate studies exist regarding conservative treatment. Based on the promising results of previous studies with manual therapy, the authors of the…

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Corticosteroid injections for rotator cuff tendinosis

The wide use of corticosteroid injections into the subacromial space for symptomatic rotator cuff tendinosis may be attributable to habit or an incentive to satisfy the patient with a “quick fix” rather than discuss other options such as physiotherapy and exercise. This 2016 meta-analysis found corticosteroid injections provide, at best – minimal transient pain relief…

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