Fighting cabin fever

January 15th, 2019

Fighting cabin fever We’re in the home stretch now, the holiday is behind us as we work our way through the remnants of winter. Just thinking about seeing those first crocuses poking through the ground warms the heart. But chances are most of us aren’t thinking about spring right now. We’re locked in a bad case of cabin fever. There is a reason why February, only 28 days long unless Leap Year adds one, feels like it will never end. Compounding things is the natural letdown that follows weeks of ...

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Oh my aching back

December 16th, 2018

Oh, my aching back! While people are discovering the many ways chiropractic care enhances well-being, doctors of chiropractic are commonly associated with a sore back. It doesn’t matter that modern chiropractic was born in 1895 when D.D. Palmer restored a janitor’s hearing with a spinal adjustment. Back pain, and low back pain in particular, soon stole the stage with its effectiveness in relieving the often-crippling symptoms. With good reason, it seems. In the past year alone, according to the ...

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Barriers to Care: Opioids Are Cheap and Easy

November 7th, 2018

Barriers to Care: Opioids Are Cheap and Easy New research on coverage policies confirm what my patients and I have known for years By Sherry McAllister, DC A recent study published in JAMA Open Network seems to confirm what I and my patients have known for years: health insurers are steering their members toward pharmacological, often opioid-based, management for chronic pain. The study, “Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain Among U.S. Public and Private Insurers,” shows tha...

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October 10th, 2018

In a society where we’ve so long approached our health from the medical perspective of diagnosing a problem and treating it, drug- and surgery-free chiropractic care’s approach of enabling the body to operate at its maximum is a unique concept. But when you look at chiropractic care from that angle, not waiting until low back pain or tech neck sends you to the doctor of chiropractic for relief but proactively strengthening your body’s neuro-musculoskeletal system before issues arise, you climb t...

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