Avoiding Surgery with Smart Decisions

Did you know that two of the largest insurance companies in America require four weeks of conservative treatment be provided before surgery is an option for neck and back conditions?  What this tells me is that your worst time of pain (the first four weeks) is also the worst time to make a poor decision of having irreversible emergency surgery.  Today’s Ounce of Prevention is geared at setting you up for success after low back pain occurs. Ice is your […]

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OsteoArthritis Prevention

The usual thought is that arthritis (osteo- not rheumatoid or other inflammatory arthritides) is something everyone gets as they age or is an inheritable disease.  Research is finding out more and more that arthritis is highly affected by how our joints are loaded.  That’s right, you and I, much like “an apple a day” can have the power to “keep the hip, knee or shoulder replacement surgeon away.” A 2004 study on knees found that a lack of ligament stability negatively […]

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