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Medical vs. Chiropractic Care for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a commonly overlooked cause of back pain, yet affects 10-25% of patients with lower back issues. Located at the base of the spine within the pelvis, the sacroiliac joint can become misalignment or injured, resulting in back pain or sciatica. Unfortunately conventional treatments often fall short of providing adequate relief of this painful condition.

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Ibuprofen ups risk of heart flutter

Taking drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin could increase your risk of a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, according to research from the British Medical Journal. Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly or quickly. People with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, and mortality.

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Case Study: Chiropractic Eases Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

As more of our time is filled with smart phones, tablets, and computer work, a growing number of people are complaining of wrist pain and even carpal tunnel syndrome. Unfortunately, for people whose jobs require them to sit in front of screen all day, it’s not a simple matter of decreasing your use to avoid the pain. So what can you do beside popping pain pills and even resorting to surgery? A case study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine demonstrates how chiropractors could be part of the solution.

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Weight Loss Reality T.V. Sending Wrong Message

Reality T.V. shows on weight loss are sending the wrong message about health, says Natalie Ingraham, of the University of California and author of an ongoing study of “The Biggest Loser.” Ingraham presented her work at the 2011 American Public Health Association conference where she spoke on a panel about “The Politics of Obesity.”

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Dizziness subsides with chiropractic

A 29 year old man had been suffering from cervicogenic dizziness for 10 years. His dizziness developed in his 20s after a lifetime of neck and back pain as a result of an auto accident he’d been in as child. The man had tried a slew of both medical and alternative treatments but nothing seemed to work. That’s when he began receiving chiropractic adjustments as part of a case study on chiropractic treatment for dizziness. The man immediately felt less dizzy after just one adjustment, and continued to improve from there.

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Chiropractic Effective for SI Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is located at the base of the spine where the sacrum and pelvis connect to one another. SI joint pain can have a number of causes. Leg length discrepancies, pain or altered function of the hip, leg, and knee, and pregnancy are all common causes of SI joint pain.In pregnancy, the body produces hormones that cause the ligaments to relax. This can allow excessive movement in the SI joint, causing the bones to rub against each other.

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Improving Health with Vitamin D Supplementation

In a recent summary on the proven benefits of vitamin D, the author offers plenty of evidence for the advice to get “sensible sun exposure along with vitamin D supplementation.”

As the author explains, the body responds to sunlight by producing vitamin D. The vitamin is in reality, a hormone that can also be taken in from diet and/or supplementation. Once it is converted in the liver to its active form (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D), it works with receptors in the small intestine, which increases absorption of calcium and phosphate. This is crucial for bone health.

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Chronic Pain? Check Your Vitamin D Levels

Being in constant and chronic pain may send you in search of “traditional” treatment methods like heat, ice, rest, and sometimes even pain medication. However, research recently published in the Journal of Parental and Enteral Nutrition reveals that the answer to relief may actually rest in your diet—specifically your vitamin D intake.

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Injury from weightlifting Is weight lifting harming your spine?

A popular training technique, the squat lift, may be putting undue stress on your spine, according to research presented to the North American Spine Society.

Trainers and coaches have long blamed spinal fractures on incorrect lifting form. But even athletes with “textbook form” could be harming their spines.

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Lowering Diabetes Risk with Yogurt

When most people think about lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes, they consider losing weight, eliminating high sugar sources, and engaging in regular exercise. However, one study recently published in BMC Medicine suggests that reducing the likelihood that you would ever receive this diagnosis may be as simple as increasing your yogurt consumption.

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