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    Getting Rid of Back Pain

    Doctors of chiropractic spend years in chiropractic college learning to manipulate the spine, but that’s certainly not all they learn. Chiropractors are effective at relieving back pain because they know that long-term solutions come from taking a well-rounded approach to dealing with the problem. A study involving 147 patients (101 of whom were classified as [...]

    Back Pain Is #1 Cause of Disability Worldwide

    By Peter W. Crownfield, Executive Editor A series of studies emerging from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Project, a massive collaboration between the World Health Organization, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (the coordinating center), the University of Queensland School of Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of [...]

    Try Exercise Instead of Surgery for Back Pain

    While it’s true that some back problems are so severe that they warrant surgical attention, the disturbing trend in medicine these days is to put patients under the knife, rather than investigate possible nonsurgical options. Disc degeneration often necessitates a surgical procedure called “lumbar fusion,” but as a new study shows, exercise combined with cognitive [...]

    For Low Back Pain, Look to Chiropractic

    It’s estimated that eight out of 10 people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. A recent study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in the U.S. estimated that 40 million Americans aged 20-64 will experience “frequent” low back pain (LBP), with 15% suffering from LBP lasting up to two weeks at [...]

    Smoking: A Chiropractic Concern

    By Bart N. Green, DC, MSEd The focus of health care is shifting paradigms away from acute conditions. Lawrence Gostin, JD, an internationally acclaimed scholar in public health ethics and law, and colleagues have said, “The United States is facing an epidemiological transition from infectious to chronic diseases … The challenge is to enable communities [...]