Weight Loss – Exercise Is Not Evil!

By |2020-02-03T15:44:32-05:00July 21st, 2016|News|

It is unlikely that the word “exercise,” or any similar word, existed as recently as 200 years ago. Of course, prior to 200 years ago, “exercise” was never really necessary, as sedentary life was very unusual. In prehistoric times the phrase “run for your life” had real meaning. Survival – by whatever means necessary – resulted in most [...]

Ice or heat

By |2020-02-03T15:44:58-05:00July 17th, 2016|News|

Ice or Heat? This question is often asked by patients who have a sudden onset of back pain or neck pain. They often say that they have received conflicting advice; one person tells them to use ice, and another heat. I would like to answer this question for you so that you will know which [...]

fat in your diet

By |2020-02-03T15:45:06-05:00June 27th, 2016|News|

Getting enough fat?   About 30 to 40 years ago the medical world started discovering that the body deposited fat, in the form of cholesterol, in the arteries of their patients who were having health challenges. They assumed that this fat was deposited there because there was too much of it in their bodies. This [...]

last in health

By |2020-02-03T15:45:16-05:00June 27th, 2016|News|

Efficiency, Equity, and Outcomes   An article was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on November 3rd 2015. The title of the article was “Trends in Prescription Drug Use Among Adults in the United States From 1999-2012.”   Researchers have found that drug use is on the rise in America, with nearly [...]

spinal surgery

By |2020-02-03T15:45:25-05:00June 27th, 2016|News|

Do you need spinal surgery?   Jonathan, a 49-year-old male presented to our office with neck, left shoulder, and left arm pain of two weeks duration. The pain had been constant and severe since its onset. It began without any obvious injury, a few hours after getting up one morning. Lying down was the worst [...]

pain pill complications

By |2020-02-03T15:45:35-05:00June 27th, 2016|News|

MEDICINAL APPROACHES IN PAIN RELIEF Complications   Typically musculoskeletal pain is treated with narcotics, NSAIDs, or both. Although these approaches may briefly treat the pain, patients are at risk for unwanted side effects or adverse reactions.   Narcotics – Side effects include lightheadedness, respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, constipation, hepatotoxicity (liver damage), abuse potential, and overdose [...]

calcium and magnesium

By |2020-02-03T15:45:50-05:00June 27th, 2016|News|

Often supplementation is taken without consideration for the amount of calcium in the diet both from food sources and from water (some tap and mineral waters). Many people, especially those consuming dairy products, have high-calcium diets. This can lead to a greater amount of unabsorbed calcium unopposed by magnesium. The commonly accepted ratio of 2:1 [...]

hypothyroid epidemic

By |2020-02-03T15:46:04-05:00June 27th, 2016|News|

Hypothyroidism is a disease state that happens when the thyroid gland isn’t functioning properly. This gland makes two different thyroid hormones. These hormones are your master hormones and control almost every aspect of your metabolism. Because they have such a widespread affect on your body, the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism are many, and sometimes hard [...]


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