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Spinal Manipulation Holds Its Own in the Treatment of Back Pain

Spinal Manipulation Holds Its Own in the Treatment of Back Pain

If back pain is ailing you, a new review of existing research might be of interest to you. It finds that hands-on spinal manipulation performed by a chiropractor is as helpful as other common treatments, such as painkillers. Read More


Stem Cell Therapy as a Treatment for Back Pain

Stem Cell Therapy as a Treatment for Back Pain

Are you one of millions of Americans who suffer from back pain? Back pain has a number of causes, including the degeneration of the disks between the vertebrate. For many conditions, surgery seemed to be the only treatment option. A recent paper presented at the University of Gothenburg, Swede... Read More


How to Wear Backpacks Well

How to Wear Backpacks Well

Watching students carrying their backpacks on a college campus can be a chiropractor's nightmare, for much damage is in process to young backs that will show up years later in multiple back problems. "A lot of people are wearing their backpacks too heavy, which is harming their backs and their... Read More


Chiropractic Can Relieve Rising Economy-Related Stress

Chiropractic Can Relieve Rising Economy-Related Stress

Stress, and the tension in the spine, nervous system, back and neck that it breeds, is rising like a tide in America today along with the economic woes afflicting the nation – and chiropractors are well positioned to tackle the problems.      A survey done not too long ag... Read More


New Way to Treat Scoliosis

New Way to Treat Scoliosis

A new neuronavigational technique similar to the one NASA uses to navigate a robotic arm in space is making it possible to operate on severe cases of scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, in a minimally invasive, low-impact manner. The new procedure, which is performed only on those relativel... Read More


MRI Excellent in Investigating Back Pain

MRI Excellent in Investigating Back Pain

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is becoming more and more useful to doctors in identifying the multiple possible causes of back pain, according to a recent evaluation of the technology from an orthopedic perspective. The evaluation, which appears in the Journal of the American Academy of Or... Read More


NIH Endorses Alternative Therapies for Back Pain

NIH Endorses Alternative Therapies for Back Pain

In the midst of the debate on healthcare, it may be interesting to note to what extent the Federal government is changing its bureaucratic mindset about what is good medicine and healthcare. The evidence: The National Institute of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medi... Read More


Chiropractic Targets Back Pain Caused by Sacroiliac

Chiropractic Targets Back Pain Caused by Sacroiliac

Physical therapy and chiropractic care can often relieve the lower-back pain associated with problems of the sacroiliac joint. Some 40 percent of lower-back pain stems from sacroiliac joint issues. This joint is one of two - one on the left and one on the right - in the pelvis that link the ta... Read More


Artificial Disc Therapy Outperforms Spinal Fusion Surgery

Artificial Disc Therapy Outperforms Spinal Fusion Surgery

Replacing a ruptured spinal disc in the neck with an artificial disc leads to results that are at least as good, and often better, than spinal fusion surgery, a recent study found. The study, which was published in the journal Spine, was done by spine surgeons at the Washington University S... Read More


Expert Commentary: Ali Bijan Rafie, B.S, D.C. - 6/24/2009

Expert Commentary: Ali Bijan Rafie, B.S, D.C. - 6/24/2009

Dealing with stress, or more to the point, not dealing with stress has hit epidemic proportions in the U.S. today.  I see all manifestations of stress walk into my clinic on a daily basis.  The mother of 2 whose 50 hour work week has resulted in chronic lower back pain.  The la... Read More


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