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5 Low Back Pain Myths

August 8th, 2017

Low back pain is a regularly occurring affliction among people world wide. On average, an estimated 80% of people will deal with a significant bout of back pain which causes them to miss work or prevent them from doing regular activity at some point in their lives. The economic impact of low back pain is …

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Understanding Pain

July 11th, 2017

The vast majority of my patients, if not all of them, come to see me because they are experiencing some sort of pain or discomfort. This often annoying, sometimes debilitating, but definitely necessary sensation exists to protect us from a treacherous environment which hurls bodily harm our way on a daily basis. The problem with …

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Overuse Injuries

April 4th, 2017

Muscle and joint pain from over-training or doing repetitive movements is one of the most common complaints I see in my office. These types of injuries can be difficult to manage, so in my opinon, the best tool to treat them is prevention and knowledge! In this short article, I will outline some of the …

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Standing Desks

October 4th, 2016

Recent research (if 2013 can still be considered recent), has outlined the health dangers associated with sedentary behavior, particularly in the workplace. The findings of these studies — which have lead people in the health industry to equate sitting to smoking — have left human resource directors, ergonomic specialists, and office furniture designers scrambling for …

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Self Treatment for Tension Headaches

July 7th, 2016

A fair number of my patients come in for treatment of tension headaches. These headaches, which are aptly named, are caused by tension of the muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders. They tend to be described as a pressure or tightness across the forehead, sides, or back of the head. The causes of tension …

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Laptop Ergonomics

June 13th, 2016

More and more, people are switching to using laptops as their primary computer. The convenience is hard to beat, but these computers were not designed with the human frame in mind. Due to the screen and keyboard being attached, it is very difficult to get a laptop into an ergonomic position which will decrease strain …

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Hacking Happiness

February 4th, 2016

Hacking Happiness First, my apologies for the click-baity title of this month’s health tip, but I just can’t pass up on an alliteration opportunity. We are fairly deep into the depths of winter, which means that a good deal of you probably have had the happy sucked out of you by now. Fear not though …

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Increasing Your Willpower

January 5th, 2016

Most of the resolutions that people make for the New Year tend to be focused on improving their health by increasing how much they exercise, and/or avoiding temptation in the form of unhealthy food or drinks. The strongest ally you are going to have in the fight to maintain these new habits, is willpower. Willpower …

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Returning From Injury

September 3rd, 2015

Returning From Injury A fairly high percentage of the patients I see in my office are in for injuries that they sustained while doing sports or other physical activities that they enjoy doing on a fairly regular basis. One of the best things about my job is that I get to help these people get …

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Yearly Lab Test Recommendations

June 12th, 2015

Yearly Lab Test Recommendations Lab tests are a great way to get an overall picture of your health. Getting certain tests done on a yearly basis is a good idea because it can help you monitor your health, provide baseline values for your doctor when you are feeling well, and detect any underlying illnesses that …

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