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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


Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

A recent study of middle-aged and elderly patients showed that damage to the cushioning cartilage in the knee can often lead to osteoarthritis. The cartilage is known as the meniscus. Actually, there are two menisci, one on the inside of the knee and one on the outside. These tough, resilient,... 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 Technique Reduces Blood Pressure

Chiropractic Technique Reduces Blood Pressure

A particular chiropractic adjustment has been shown to significantly improve high blood pressure, according to recent research. "This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination," said study leader George Bakris, a medical doctor who is directo... 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


Expert Commentary: Thomas Hyland Robertson, DC 3/25/2009

Expert Commentary: Thomas Hyland Robertson, DC 3/25/2009

Imagine a complicated pulley setup with rubber shock-absorbers between the parts and ropes moving through the system. What if you left this pulley out in the weather for 30 years, with minimal maintenance or lubrication? Rust and grit would probably start to restrict the movement of the parts,... 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


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


The 3 Legs of the Chiropractic "Stool"

The 3 Legs of the Chiropractic

Chiropractors the world over see their profession supported and given solidity by three “legs,” much like a three-legged stool – all three of which are necessary for it to be stable.     Chiropractic philosophy. If the stool’s seat is the profession o... Read More


Expert Commentary: Pamela Tickel, D.C. - 6/17/2009

Expert Commentary: Pamela Tickel, D.C. - 6/17/2009

Procedure is what you do in your office. Philosophy is why you do what you do.  Your potential for well-being lies within. Our purpose is to set it in motion. Seems to me chiropractors are in the business of liberating individuals; the philosophy, science, and art of liberating body, min... Read More



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