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Korean Study Favors Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Over Intermittent Mechanical Traction

Spinal decompression therapy, or vertebral axial decompression with machines such as the IDD Acu-Spina or the DRX 9000 has gained popularity with patients and clinicians. Evidence is mounting as to the treatment’s efficacy. But like many new approaches in medicine, spinal decompression therapy remains “investigational” with some insurance companies. PainCare Medical Group offers qualified patients who are in our physical …

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How Computers Have Caused The Number Of Britons With Backache To DOUBLE In A Decade

By Fiona Macrae 24th July 2008, The Daily Mail PC pain: Spending more time on computers is causing back and head aches They are meant to make our lives easier. But computers are a real pain in the neck. And the back. Our growing reliance on the screens on our desks at work and home means many of us are …

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New Spine-health.com Survey Shows 50% of Workers Absent 10 or More Days in Past Year Due to Back Pain

MarketWatchJuly 24, 2008CHICAGO, Jul 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A new online survey by Spine-health ( www.spine-health.com) shows that back and neck pain and their related health problems are causing productivity troubles at the workplace. The Spine-health.com survey of more than 750 respondents found that 50 percent reported missing work for 10 or more days due to back-related problems. Another …

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Genetic Cause of Statin-Related Muscle Pain Found

British researchers identify variant that increases risk of myopathy at high dosesPosted July 23, 2008 By Ed EdelsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) — British researchers have discovered a genetic variant that causes some people who take cholesterol-lowering statins to have the muscle weakness called myopathy. “We found a variant that affects the transport of statins into the liver,” …

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Feldenkrais: Helping The Body Adjust To Problems

Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette Wednesday, July 23, 2008By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRebecca Droke/Post-GazetteRichard Lynn, 54, of Squirrel Hill, receives Feldenkrais movement therapy from Mark Shefsiek at the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine. If you’re suffering pain or a loss of mobility from an injury or a stroke, you might want to give Feldenkrais a try. Feldenkrais can’t cure what ails you. But …

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Golfing Tips for Preventing Back Pain

‘Hitting the Green Without Hurting Your Back’:PGA Teacher Dr. Jim Suttie Offers Free Seminar for Golfers Last update: 1:09 p.m. EDT July 17, 2008MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ranked by Golf Digest this year as the # 1 Golf Teacher in Illinois and among the Top 20 in the U.S., renowned PGA instructor Dr. Jim Suttie’s …

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Barriers To Effective Pain Management Still Remain In States

By: American Cancer Society – Tue, 07/15/2008 – 14:49 New report on pain management shows seven states have improved Pain Policies in the Last Year, but some barriers still remain. States continue to make steady progress in adopting balanced policies that help people with pain to alleviate their suffering, according to a report released today that evaluates state policies to …

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Fibromyalgia: Little Understood, Often Frustrating

Dana Poole, left, feels aches all over at any given moment from a condition called fibromyalgia. By Judy FortinCNN Medical Correspondent ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, but at any given moment Dana Poole hurts all over.Dana Poole, left, feels aches all over at any given moment from a condition called fibromyalgia. Dana Poole, …

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Choose Flip Flops Carefully for Back to School, Say Chiropractors

ATLANTA, July 14, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Despite the cooler weather, many young adults continue to wear slides, flip flops and sandals throughout school season, according to Okabashi Brands — in the locker room, on campus, in the dorm or as an after sports “recovery” shoe. But, according to Dr. Leo Bronston, DC, a practicing doctor of chiropractic for …

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Methadone Overdoses Rise

Doctors prescribe drug to curb pain By S. Maurreen Skowran – McClatchy Newspapers RALEIGH, N.C. –Methadone, long prescribed as an alternative to heroin, is proving to be a hazard of its own. As a treatment for addiction, methadone is considered an effective tool. But as its use as a low-cost pain reliever becomes more widespread, a growing number of people …

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