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Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Americans are now demanding complementary and alternative medicine. There has been an ever-growing trend for acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, and herbal medicines. Even medical schools are offering courses in CAM.          

Are Knee Replacements Over-Prescribed

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to an article published in the June 2014 issue of the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism, only 44% of knee replacements were indicated! This means that 56% weren't clearly indicated. You have to ask yourself why this is so. Is it because orthopedists do too many operations because they want the business? Is it because MDs are poorly trained...

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic with Steve Milligan, DC

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Alignment of the body is essential for normal structural and physiological function. Atlas orthogonal chiropractic focuses on the precise alignment of the first two cervical vertebrae, which effect both circulation and neurological function.        

Back Pain Management

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Back pain affects most of us at some time in our life. Both mainstream and CAM treatment alternatives are offered and integrative strategies encouraged. The use of infrared light therapy is introduced as a powerful adjunct along with physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, imagery, qigong, prolo therapy, ozone, surgery, and much more.            

Back Pain: Initial Treatment

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Back pain is very common and there are many styles of practice that can help get rid of it. It pays to consider a wide range of therapies before choosing a treatment, especially if there is a serious disability. Initial treatment can include ice, DMSO, arnica, arnica, acupuncture, massage, Alexander, Feldenkrais, infrared light therapy are all approaches that...

Back Problems: Do You Need Surgery?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
There are 300,000 spinal fusions every year in the US. Most of the time back pain, regardless of its severity, clears withing about 3 months. There are many alternatives as well that can be added to mainstream approaches to manage back pain that include modalities such as chiropractic, orthopedics, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, bodywork, DMSO, imagery,...

Beyond Chiropractic with Mitchell Corwin, DC

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Applied kinesiology was born within the chiropractic profession. It is a methodology to evaluate and treat neurological disorders within the central nervous system. It involves muscle testing like a biofeedback tool that allows the practitioner to find out what is happening in the nervous system. Muscle testing is allows investigation to find the root cause of...

Chiropractic Care Superior to Medical Treatment with Physical Therapy

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
A recent study conducted by medical professionals outside the chiropractic profession concluded that chiropractic care is more effective for common, work-related, low back pain when compard to treatment by a physical therapist of physician. Overall chiropractic patients had lower medical expenses, fewer disability recurrences, and shorter initial periods of disability....

Chronic Pain

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Half of all Americans have chronic pain that interfere with lifestyle. Back pain is most common. Solutions for pain relief are discussed including prayer! Drug and alcohol addictions are common. OTC drugss are common but are not safe.        

Do You Need a Brain Scan if You Have Headaches

submitted by: admin on 04/03/2014
According to an article out of the Univerity of Michigan Medical Center that was published in March of 2014 in the journal, Internal Medicine, we spend about a billion dollars a year for unnecessary brain scans (MRIs and CT scans) on people who have headaches. Their research showed that the incidence of brain tumors, brain aneurysms, and AV malformations...

Doctors and Nurses Use CAM More than the Public

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Three of every four US healthcare workers use CAM for prevention. MDs and RNs used CAM services more than their assistants. Thirty eight percent of the US uses CAM services such as supplements, meditation, chiropractic, Pilates, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine. The reasons healthcare workers used CAM was for back, neck, and joint pain. Yet only 1.5% of total...

Does Chiropractic Help with Cervical Headaches?

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
  There is a clear bias against chiropractic manipulation by most of mainstream medicine, but it is changing from public demand. There is a growing body of impressive evidence that it works for low back pain and for relieving headaches in people with cervical disc disease. In a meta-analysis of 9 studies, 6 showed a positive benefit from chiropractic....

Drug Free Treatments for Headache's

submitted by: admin on 04/18/2015
  Drugs are not necessary very often to relieve headaches, yet that is the approach taken by conventional medicine. Chiropractic adjustment of the neck is effective, especially if there is misalignment. Treating the triggers of headache can relieve the pain within minutes using infrared light treatments. There are a wide range of disciplines, especially...

Epidural Injections for Back Pain Cause Fractures

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study at the Henry Ford Hospital found that epidural steroid injections for back pain increased the risk of fracture by 29% with each steroid injection. They compared 3000 patients with severe back pain who had at least one injection with 3000 control patients without an injection. Steroids decrease absorption of calcium in the GI tract and increase...

Headaches in Children

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
Headaches in kids are more common than most of us appreciate; perhaps 4% of all children have chronic headaches. Trauma is a common cause from injuries. Misalignment of the spine is a common finding, especially in the cervical spine. Stress is common for most kids; life has become very complicated and difficult to balance. Home life is common as well with siblings,...

Headaches: Their Causes and Treatment

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
There are an enormous number of causes for headaches that include caffeine withdrawl, migraine, TMJ, stress, muscle contraction, and other vascular-related causes. Treating the cause is important, but most of the time our doctors are delighted when they can treat the pain successfully. NSAIDS are often used but they are not safe. There are many other approaches...

Herniated Disks: Is Surgery Necessary?

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
Surgery is not the first approach to consider most of the time for herniated discs as much of the time they spontaneouly heal. The pros and cons of the various styles of treatment are discussed. In a large study the outcomes of surgery vs physical therapy and exercise were identical. Integrative therapies are reviewed.

How to Manage Cartilage Tears and Osteoarthitis of the Knee

submitted by: admin on 07/13/2017
  A study of 351 patients over age 45 with knee pain, cartilage tear, and knee osteoarthritis were treated with arthroscopy or physical therapy and evaluated after 6 and 12 months. One third of the physical therapy group elected for arthroscopic surgery but the remainder of the group did as well at 12 months as those getting arthroscopy. In osteoarthritis...

How to Treat Headaches in Children

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
  3-4% of children have headaches. Neck pain is where most headaches stem from. Stress aggravates the tendency to headaches. Quality of sleep is a big tipoff for stress-induced headaches. Caffeine usage has increased and caffeine withdrawl is one of the most common causes for headaches in the US.

Managing Pain Without Drugs

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki provide an extensive overview of pain management from the mainstream perspective and from that of complementary and alternative therapies. All drugs, even the over the counter medications, used for pain management have potential serious effects. So they are not ideal. Complications of NSAIDs are massive and should be taken off the market.