A New Prescription for Back Pain

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Excellus BCBS is using an evidence-based approach to treat back pain. Instead of sending patients to the ER for imaging and surgery, they are sending them to chiropractors and physical therapists. The result: better outcomes and dramatically lower costs.

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Lindsay Rae is trained to heal pain using manual therapy. But when a new patient came to her reporting chronic and debilitating low back pain several years ago, she spent their first session talking and listening, without ...

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Treating Back Pain

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Excellus BCBS is using an evidence-based approach to treat back pain. Instead of sending patients to the ER for imaging and surgery, they are sending them to chiropractors and physical therapists. The result: better outcomes and dramatically lower costs.

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Lindsay Rae is trained to heal pain using manual therapy. But when a new patient came to her reporting chronic and debilitating low back pain several years ago, she spent their first session talking and listening, without ...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting the Chiropractor

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Say goodbye to chronic back pain

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular forms of integrative health care in the United States. Half of adults in the U.S. have had some experience as a patient of a chiropractor, and 33.5 million U.S. adults reported visiting a chiropractor within the last 12 months.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the relationship between the structure of the body (mainly the spine) and how it functions. Chiropractic treatment is located on the conservative end of the ...

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NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

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FDA strengthens warning that NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

Back in 2005, the FDA warned that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen increased the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In July 2015 the FDA took the unusual step of further strengthening this warning. This was done on the advice of an expert panel that reviewed additional information about NSAIDs and their risks. Because ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) are available ...

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6 Exercises that Improve Posture and Reduce Back Pain

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Poor posture is an underlying cause of back pain.

Workout at your desk with these stretches that reduce tension, strengthen the back and help prevent slouching.

By Stephanie Mansour, originally posted on NBC News

If you’re sitting at your desk right now — like you do every day for eight-plus hours — there’s a strong chance you feel a twinge of discomfort somewhere.

Maybe it’s your lower back that starts to ache. Or your neck and shoulders ...

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An Opioid Exit Strategy, how chiropractors may hold the key

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The number of people who die from opioid overdoses leaving families torn apart and loved ones reeling has been increasing at an alarming rate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seen five times the number of deaths from prescription and illegal opioids since 1999. This public health emergency is being addressed by government at many levels, but the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress thinks it can change that, with its “conservative care first” approach.

“For the most part, pain is ...

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10 Core Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

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By Amy Marturana, C.P.T. -originally published on Self

Lower back pain is a pesky problem that unfortunately, many of us have experienced at one point or another to some degree.
“Lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal ailment in the U.S., and can often be mitigated by strengthening the core musculature,” Blake Dircksen, D.P.T., C.S.C.S., a physical therapist at Bespoke Treatments New York, tells SELF. “The ‘core’ is a cylinder of abdominal and back muscles that wraps ...

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30 Best Exercises For Lower Back Pain

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The increasing amount of time people spend pursuing sedentary activities these days means that lower back pain is an issue which affects pretty much all of us at some point or another. Whether it’s too much time sat hunched over a laptop in the office, or slouched on the sofa watching TV or playing video games, huge numbers of people treat their lumbar spines with absolute contempt.

Fortunately for most, the discomfort that this modern day lifestyle inflicts upon us, can ...

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Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

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From the American Chiropractic Association :

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2018

Congress Passes Legislation Expanding Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

Arlington, Va. — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) announced today that Congress, with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, has approved a plan to expand access to chiropractic’s nondrug approach to pain relief to veterans, many of whom suffer from back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions resulting from their service.

The Senate voted 65-32 to approve ...

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Reasons to see a Chiropractor after an Auto Accident

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Fear, confusion, and anxiety are just a few of the emotions running high after a car accident. For some, injuries sustained may be severe and immediately apparent. However, during such a stressful time, it’s not unusual for some very common injuries to go unnoticed until much later. In some cases, it may take days or even weeks for the involved parties to feel the full extent of damage done by their collision. For this reason, it’s important to seek medical ...

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