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How to live pain-free with a healthy back

November 3, 2014

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How to live pain-free with a healthy back  by Mimi Solaire — Back pain? You are far from alone. Back problems have become epidemic. Eighty percent of all Americans suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Usually, the pain is sudden — like a toothache. And like having a toothache, life revolves […]

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Health facts — Current health updates

January 25, 2014

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by  Dr. Nicholas Warner —  This article reports on the effects of exercise on depression, the affect of bed rest on low back pain, and caffeine and chronic daily headaches.   Exercise may help reduce depression A 1997 study found that mild to moderate major depressive disorder (MDD) ranked second behind heart disease in terms of […]

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What causes fear?

January 9, 2014

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by David Berger —  Fear is not an inherent human emotion. Rather, it is passed on to us at conception. This means a fearful mother-to-be will, in turn, pass her fear to her fetus. Joy and happiness are similarly transferred. After birth, parents’ fear is nurtured within their child because the parents unknowingly reinforce it. […]

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Fall back into health

November 24, 2013

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by Dr. Saman Rezaie —  The summers in Arizona have a way of slowing things down. The heat keeps people indoors, which tends to bring a halt to being active. The loss of physical activity can lead to getting out of shape and can make us more prone to injuries. With the temperatures coming down […]

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Neural prolotherapy

August 26, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Neural prolotherapy is a new, exciting breakthrough in the treatment of pain, developed by John Lyftgoft, M.D., a New Zealand physician. Neural prolotherapy combines the treatment principles of both neural therapy and prolotherapy. As in neural therapy, shallow, subcutaneous injections are made along the path of superficial nerves and, […]

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Women and heart attack symptoms

June 7, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Heart disease is the number-one killer of women, but most women do not know the symptoms, which are not the same for both sexes. Women do not experience the classic symptoms that we associate with heart attacks. If you or someone you know has one or more of the following […]

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Teeth can cause pain in the body

May 30, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  When it comes to pain in areas of the body, such as the shoulder, low back, hip or knee, most doctors would not consider examining the mouth as a source of musculoskeletal pain. When all other treatment methods have been unsuccessful or incomplete and we still have painful joints, […]

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Everybody poops

April 22, 2013

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  by Dee Munsterman —  The other day I was having breakfast at Wildflower Bakery where I witnessed a 3 year old and his dad return to their table after having visited the bathroom. The mom asked: “Did you go poo poo?” The little boy happily exclaimed, “Yes!” Mom high-fived him and they all proceeded […]

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Football helmets and automobile accidents

March 25, 2013

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by Dr. Bill Gallagher —  All too often, when patients say they were recently in an auto accident and are asked, “How are you?” they reply, “I am fine.” When asked, “How is the car?” the response is, “The car was totaled.” Maybe they have read one too many comic books or maybe they are […]

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Do I love my pain?

March 13, 2013

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by Dr. Tom Stempel —  Pain is a message from your body telling you something is wrong or out of balance. It often originates in your emotions or spirit. We each have a place where we hold stress or tension; frequently, it’s in the shoulders or back muscles, which can result in a headache, stiff […]

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The straw that broke the camel’s back — Principles of manual therapy

March 1, 2013

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by Tony Liker —  Many people experience back and/or neck pain. The apparent causes vary widely — sports injuries, automobile accidents, falls, lifting, bending, etc. Yet, each person has his or her own unique history of injury, trauma and stress underlying the apparent cause. Each time the body sustains a stress or injury, tension may […]

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Seven steps for back pain relief

February 24, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but […]

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Prolotherapy and joint hypermobility

February 17, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Hypermobile joints are sometimes referred to as loose joints, and those who have them are labeled “double jointed.” Hypermobility of a joint can be entertaining when we see nimble performers at Cirque Du Soleil contort their bodies in strange and awkward ways. However, for some individuals, hypermobility is a […]

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