In the past, patients may have been prescribed bed rest by their family doctor for low back pain. These days, treatment guidelines recommend staying active during the recovery process. Why the change? Ok, it goes like this... There are two types of muscles in the back: the superficial muscles and the deep muscles. The superficial [...]
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Exercise exerts beneficial effects on blood pressure, lipids, glucose tolerance, bone density, depression, and quality of life. In addition, exercise can help us preserve brain function as we age. It has to do with the way exercise. If we are breathing correctly, it causes our bodies to use more oxygen which in return helps preserve [...]
The laws of physics cannot be denied. If I were to tell you that you could eat all you want, as long as it's not Food X, and not gain weight it means I'm not very good at math. Hormones are contributors to weight gain, but not because they cause certain foods to stick to [...]
Shockingly, 8 out of 10 Americans will suffer from neck and low back pain sometime during their life, with facet syndrome accounting for a large percentage of these symptoms. A recent study on low back pain showed involvement of one or more facet joints in 79% of the patients. Many individuals with facet syndrome will [...]
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 285,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States. As many as 60 percent of patients who opt for hip replacement surgery will end up with clots in the deep veins, clots which pose a serious risk of death or disability. [...]
According to the National Golf Foundation, there are 28.6 million golfers in the United States, with Florida having more golf courses than any other state….1,440! Studies show that 80% of players will at some point in their golf playing years experience back pain or suffer from some type of joint pain which will not only [...]
You have seen it advertised in just about every magazine, on T.V. and on highway billboards. So the big question is, what is laser therapy and why is it used? Much like many other tools used by chiropractic physicians to assist in relieving acute and chronic pain, laser therapy offers a non-invasive, non-painful, not to [...]