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Will my arthritis get worse as they age?

The diagnosis of arthritis really bugs me.  It seems to be a catch-all for musculoskeletal conditions that are not sufficiently evaluated.  Arthritis can be caused by autoimmune disease, trauma, rarely infection, and overuse/misuse of the joint. The overuse/ misuse diagnosis of arthritis is concerning to me. Once the diagnosis of arthritis is made, it immediately […]

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What is the difference between chiropractic and orthopedic care for musculoskeletal pain?

What is the difference between chiropractic and orthopedic care for musculoskeletal pain? Simply, it is the difference between function and symptoms. For case in point let us take simple nontraumatic low back pain. 80% of the adult population in the United States at one time experiences lower back pain.   Standard orthopedic treatment includes muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory, […]

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Chiropractor’s Fight for Survival

This information is important to talk about since this has been ignored by the media. The following is from the AMA Journal of Ethics of June 2011. “Although the chiropractic profession now occupies a largely mainstreamed place in the health care spectrum of the United States, this has not always been the case. From its formation […]

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Is Ozempic the answer for weight loss?

I am very concerned about the use of Ozempic for weight loss. The heart of this problem is more sociological than medical. The media constantly bombard us with images of the perfect body.    Ozempic is FDA approved for type 2 diabetes and reducing cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes. I reviewed the FDA […]

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2 Overlooked Ways To Deal with Depression

Depression has a significant impact on health. The rate of depression was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The most alarming statistic is that the rate of depression has increased significantly in adolescent age 12-17 years. The lock down in response to the pandemic as well as social media has left our society detached from society […]

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Are humans D-Evolving?

Human DNA adapts to the environment. The study of this adaptation is called epigenetics, which is highly studied in the scientific community. We usually think this in positive terms, changes in our DNA increase our resilience and health. In carefully looking at the U.S. health and healthcare outcomes we might draw the conclusions that our DNA […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming increasingly prevalent due to the increased time we spend at a keyboard. The cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is pinched nerves within the wrist. The symptoms are numbness, tingling and weakness of the first 3 digits of the hand. There are many other conditions that cause the same exact symptoms. It’s […]

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Why so many people have lower back pain?

“I just bent over, and my back went out.” I hear this every day in my office. 84% of the adults in the United States have lower back pain sometime in their life. The cost of lower back pain in the United States is $635 billion (about $2,000 per person in the US) a year. […]

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Gut health and a microbiome

Since the beginning of the pandemic my posts have been concerned with the immune system. It is our defense against all invaders that can harm the body. The immune system fights infections, neutralizes harmful substances, and fights noninfective diseases. All 3 functions impact how we age. 80 percent of the immune system resides in the […]

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