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Category: Pain

Curing the opioid epidemic: It starts with prevention

December 28th, 2017
chiropractic, Pain
opioid crisis

175 people were killed today in the U.S. But it wasn’t in a hurricane or at the hands of a mass murderer. That’s the number of people who die from drug overdoses each day, according to multiple sources, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse and The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the […]

“I Didn’t Do Nuthin’!” -Sleep Positions and Posture

October 17th, 2017
Pain, spine health
sleep-related back pain

We had a new patient in the office recently with a complaint of right upper back, shoulder blade, and neck pain. He also noted intermittent right arm ache, numbness, and tingling to the ring and pinky fingers. “I haven’t done anything to cause this, I just woke up with it yesterday and it was bad. […]

New Low Back Pain Guidelines

April 14th, 2017
Pain, therapies
low back pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released new guidelines for the treatment of low back pain. More specifically, the guidelines relate to “noninvasive” (i.e. conservative treatment, which excludes injection therapy and surgery), and “nonradicular” (i.e. localized low back pain, not associated with radiating sciatic pain) treatment. Among the highlights, the ACP now recommends that, […]

A Public Health Alert: The Opioid Epidemic

August 13th, 2016
Opioid epidemic

NOTE: Never (EVER), discontinue medication without discussing it with your prescribing physician. The information contained here is for informational purposes and general knowledge only. You’ve heard it on the news a lot lately: the abuse of prescription opioids is an international epidemic. We’ve seen an alarming uptick of opioid addiction in our office in the […]

No Pain IS Gain

April 27th, 2016
No Pain IS Gain

We’ve all heard the famous, or infamous, expression “no pain, no gain”. It sounds good, and it fits the mentality of many of us. “Work through the pain” is another variant. When dealing with recovery from an injury, however, it’s unsound advice. Why? Let’s take a look. Your body has one primary way to let […]