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Pain Pills Don’t Go Away After Back Surgery

We can debate the necessity of spine surgery until the proverbial cows come home, but a few concerning realities are becoming apparent: it's performed far too frequently and it doesn't mean your pain will go away. In terms of the latter point, a recent study in the...

Age Gracefully With Exercise

We've all heard about the health benefits of exercise to help fight aging – but what about when we've already, well, aged? Can exercise still be beneficial, and if so, how much is effective? Yes, and not that much, according to a study in the British Journal of Sports...

What to Do About Whiplash

Whiplash is the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents, affecting up to 83 percent of those involved in collisions, and is a common cause of chronic disability. The Quebec Task Force (QTF) on Whiplash-Associated Disorders defines whiplash as "bony...

Is Lack of Sleep Killing Our Teens?

We all know how important sleep is – if you don't, go without it (or without enough of it) for a few days and then see what happens, even in the short term.  Now consider the established consequences of chronic sleep problems: increased risk of hypertension, diabetes,...

Why Chiropractic Is Your Best Option for Pain

Pain is a major problem, but so is the medication used to help relieve the pain. If you haven't realized by now that chiropractic care, not drugs, is your best option for pain, perhaps you'll be swayed by some recent research. Let's take a quick look at two studies in...

E-Cigs: Even Nicotine-Free Is Bad

E-cigarettes can contain varying amounts of nicotine and in that regard, have been proposed as an effective way for cigarette smokers to taper their use and eventually quit. However, as more research emerges, it's becoming clear that e-cigarettes have their own...

A Better Life With Chiropractic

Why take your kids to the chiropractor? For many of the same reasons, every adult should be visiting a chiropractor on a regular basis. Plain and simple, your quality of life improves with chiropractic care.  Look no further than a study published in the Journal of...

Easy Exercises for Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains can sideline you for a few days, a few weeks or even longer, depending on the severity, but at some point, after the swelling subsides, it's important to initiate simple movement strategies to help stretch the area and strengthen it so the injury won't...

Can You Give Your Child Asthma?

OK, so let's start with a caveat: You can't directly give your child asthma, as in a contagious sense. But increasing research does suggest parental lifestyle choices, particularly by the mother during pregnancy, can impact the odds that a child will develop the...

5 Common Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain can be acute (short-term) or chronic (recurring or persisting for months and even years), but regardless, when you're in pain, relief is the first thing on your mind. Just as important as relief, of course, is finding the cause and ensuring you avoid the...

Why Americans Love Chiropractic

Findings from the most recent National Health Interview Survey providing data on the use of chiropractic and other complementary healthcare approaches by U.S. adults reveals why Americans utilize chiropractic and what they value most. The survey provides data on...

Aerobic Exercise Is Good for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a frustrating condition for both those who suffer from OCD and those who interact with an OCD sufferer on a daily basis. While obsessive-compulsive disorder can manifest in many forms, it is an anxiety disorder generally characterized...

Rest Easy: 5 Ways to Get Better Sleep Tonight

It's one thing to fall asleep; it's another to stay asleep all night and even another to enjoy a full night of peaceful, restorative sleep that gives your body and mind an appropriate setting to repair, recharge and renew. Too many Americans don't get enough sleep and...

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