Overcoming Weight Loss Challenges

People are overwhelmed by weight loss propaganda. We’re entering the holiday over-eating season, which certainly will be followed by the holiday-hangover diet season. Followed by endless reminders that we need help. The latest-and-greatest diets create confusion, many questions, and require significant behavior change. If you feel like you need help deciphering the many offers, you’re Continue Reading

Treat Yourself Like a Multi-Million Dollar Movie Star, Athlete … and a Race Horse?

Hollywood sets societal trends. Professional sports build role models. But horse racing? Chiropractic care is a growing part of all three multi-million dollar industries. Yet only 8 percent to 11 percent of U.S. consumers seek chiropractic care. Professional sports teams investing millions in athletes are seeing and realizing chiropractic care returns players to games and Continue Reading

Re-Training Yourself to Achieve Better Health

Re-training yourself starts with understanding the reason behind what you’re doing. Whenever you set out to accomplish anything, you require stated goals. Once you set objectives for achieving those goals, you now have a roadmap to follow. So not to over complicate the process, however, you can begin with a well-articulated statement. Write down on Continue Reading

Healthy Summer Footwear

By Mark Charrette, DC WARM WEATHER HAS ARRIVED, and inevitably you’ll be seeing more patients wearing sandals and flip-flops into your office. This time of year presents both challenges and opportunities for doctors of chiropractic: Patients’ shoes can either contribute to their health and whole-body wellness or to their misery and musculoskeletal complaints. Why? With Continue Reading

Water Safety

By Barrett Parker, DC As the academic year ends and the schools empty out, the area’s cool, refreshing bodies of water will soon be filling up with swimmers, boaters and bathers. Summer is full of fun memories cooling off in water. Whether you’re by a pool, at the beach, at a lake house, or in Continue Reading

Overcoming Weight Loss Challenges

People are overwhelmed by weight loss propaganda. We’re entering the holiday over-eating season, which certainly will be followed by the holiday-hangover diet season. Followed by endless reminders that we need help. The latest-and-greatest diets create confusion, many questions, and require significant behavior change. If you feel like you need help deciphering the many offers, you’re Continue Reading

Treat Yourself Like a Multi-Million Dollar Movie Star, Athlete … and a Race Horse?

Hollywood sets societal trends. Professional sports build role models. But horse racing? Chiropractic care is a growing part of all three multi-million dollar industries. Yet only 8 percent to 11 percent of U.S. consumers seek chiropractic care. Professional sports teams investing millions in athletes are seeing and realizing chiropractic care returns players to games and Continue Reading

Re-Training Yourself to Achieve Better Health

Re-training yourself starts with understanding the reason behind what you’re doing. Whenever you set out to accomplish anything, you require stated goals. Once you set objectives for achieving those goals, you now have a roadmap to follow. So not to over complicate the process, however, you can begin with a well-articulated statement. Write down on Continue Reading

Research Calls for Conservative Treatments Before Painkillers for Low-Back Pain

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in response to recent research calling into question the efficacy of acetaminophen in the management of spinal pain, strongly encourages patients and healthcare providers to consider the benefits of a conservative approach to back pain. According to the British Medical Journal study, the widely used painkiller is ineffective against low-back Continue Reading

What to Expect On Your First Visit To A Doctor Of Chiropractic

Most patients do not know what to expect at their first appointment with a doctor of chiropractic. DCs start with taking a patient’s history and then a physical examination to make a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests may be used to make a diagnosis in addition, such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray. DCs Continue Reading

“Significant and Clinically Meaningful Improvement” in Patient Rated Improvement and Disability

Non-surgical treatment by Chiropractic Physicians for spinal stenosis is often recommended and clinical outcome efficacy data is being studied more. 57 patients with leg pain and lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) documented by MRI or CT were treated at the Rhode Island Spine Center with distraction manipulation and neural mobilization. Neural mobilization is a nerve root Continue Reading

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