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What Type of Doctor Should You See For Acute or Chronic Back Pain?

Have you ever considered which type of doctor is best suited to treat back pain? Since there are so many treatment options available today, it is quite challenging to make this decision without a little help. To facilitate, a study looking at this very question compared the effectiveness between medical and chiropractic intervention. Over a [..]

How to Explain Chiropractic to Others

We cannot thank our family, friends, patients, and allied healthcare providers enough for referring patients to our practice. There is no other form of advertising that attracts the quality of patients as those our patients refer to us. So, here's some information that may help you tell others about us: Chiropractic has been around since [..]

Can Chiropractic Prevent Some Types of Arthritis?

This question is asked frequently by patients visiting chiropractors. To answer this question, let's first talk about, "what is arthritis?" The word "arthritis" is derived from "arth-" meaning "joint" and "-itis" meaning "inflammation." Hence, arthritis is basically swelling in the joint. Many types of arthritis have been identified—in fact, over 100! Some types of arthritis [..]

Do Spinal Curves in Your Neck, Mid Back and Lower Back Affect Your Health?

Chiropractic was founded in 1895 after a spinal adjustment to the upper region of the spine restored a man's hearing. Since then, our profession has been conducting research to help determine why spinal manipulation or adjustments work so well. Many conditions have been studied, as well as the physiological responses to the adjustment including changes [..]

How Do MDs View Chiropractic?

In the mid-1980s, a political event spurred a change regarding the medical community's outward disrespect of chiropractors when the AMA (American Medical Association) was sued for anti-trust violations and the chiropractors won! For the first time, the public, open anti-chiropractic slander that appeared on billboards, in magazine articles, and in TV/radio advertisements against the chiropractic [..]

Can the News Cause Back Pain?

The headline to this article may seem strange to you. After all, what does the news have to do with your back? According to the Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, quite a bit. The Health Alert entitled, "Back Pain and Osteoporosis Special Report The Mind Body Connection," reads "A growing number of studies affirm that the [..]

Medical Doctors Recommend Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Relief

Harvard Study: Low Back Pain Patients Significantly More Satisfied with Chiropractic Than Conventional Medical Care. In 2002, at the 17th annual North American Spine Society meeting, three medical doctors defended chiropractic by citing a Harvard study that found low back pain patients were significantly more satisfied with Chiropractic treatments compared to conventional medical care. After [..]

Olives, Water, Chiropractic Care, and Staying Healthy...

Here's something interesting. Do you know how much money American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating ONE olive from each salad they served in first class? You'll never guess. $40,000! Amazing, isn't it? And if you translate that amount to today's dollars—it would be a lot more! You want to know what else is interesting [..]

Chiropractic Care... Safe and Cost Effective

"Ever since I was in my early teens, I've had muscle and joint problems that would come and go but never put me down where I couldn't function. I was very active and played basketball, tennis, and ran in track but over the last 10 years I've avoided a lot of activity due to my [..]

Chiropractic Education

Many people seem surprised to find out that the chiropractic education process is so extensive. We usually reply, "...whether you're planning to become a chiropractor, medical doctor, or dentist, it takes four years of college followed by and additional 4-5 years of additional education (med school, dental school, chiropractic college) simply because there is that [..]