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August 31, 2016

More than 100 million Americans suffer from preventable diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease.1-3 As a health care provider, my goal is to help patients regain their health, but that isn't always easy.

Suboptimal diets, such as the Standard American...

April 18, 2016




Most people around the world know how frustrating neck pain can be, making the age-old saying “pain in the neck” so relatable. Just last month, a new study presented by Loyola University set out to learn more about neck pain and answer the question: Do women experie...

April 12, 2016

You Asked: Are Chiropractors Legitimate?


In the world of medicine, chiropractic, which seeks to treat musculoskeletal injuries, seems to hover in that gray area between standard health care—the type you’d receive at a hospital or from a physician—and acupuncturists, ma...

April 9, 2016


Inflammation can be good or bad, depending on the situation.


On one hand, it’s your body’s natural way of protecting itself when you are injured or sick.

It can help your body defend itself from foreign invaders, and can stimulate healing.


On the other hand, chronic, s...

February 24, 2016


If you have a few years under your belt or have a few extra miles you know what I mean. Whenever it gets cold, damp, or the barometric pressure makes a big change we feel that dull achy pain in our joints and muscles. A lot of us blame it on old age or arthritis. Yes...

February 10, 2016

Back disorders are listed in the “top ten” leading workplace injuries published by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.  They account for 27 percent of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. Your back is a sophisticated...

May 8, 2015


Results of a survey to determine the cause of low back pain in French male employees demonstrated that biomechanical factors can play a larger role in the origination of pain than factors such as psychosocial, organizational and individual causes.


Two surveys, one in...

April 23, 2015


Some people like the sound of knuckle-cracking and others loathe it, but for years there has been disagreement among scientists about what actually causes it.


Researchers said on Wednesday they have settled the issue of what occurs inside knuckles to trigger the famil...

April 20, 2015

I recently had a patient come in for a consultation regarding a lower back disc injury. He had already seen his medical doctor and one of the local "Spinal Decompression Specialists" you hear about.  His care was going to cost him more than $8,000.00 ----CASH!



April 20, 2015


If you have a slipped disc, then you are likely no stranger to pain. Fortunately, there is a treatment option that offers promising results for helping with slipped discs, thereby working to relieve your pain—and that is spinal decompression.


Slipped discs: What are t...

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