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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


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


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


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


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


Chiropractic Stress Management May Boost Overall Health

Chiropractic Stress Management May Boost Overall Health

When the wear and tear of life start to “get on our nerves,” it’s exactly our nerves that may be getting impacted. Stress bears down on the nervous system, and that in turn can create problems with headaches, backache, neck pain, fatigue or digestive difficulties. And that... Read More



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