13 Jun June 13, 2018

Low Back Pain and Athletes

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The spines of athletes are under particular stresses not commonly seen in day to day life, such as: -Higher spine forces due to the physicality of their sport -Sports-specific postures and positions not commonly performed in day to day life -Sports-specific repetitive loading, leading to fatigue and overuse -Longer cycles of activity, more frequency of activity, […]

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08 Jun June 08, 2018

Pregnancy Related Low Back Pain

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Lower back pain affects about 69% of pregnant women in the United States, yet studies show that only 32% of those affected report their lower back pain symptoms to their health care providers.  A misunderstanding exists as to what can be done to relieve low back pain during pregnancy, not only by patients, but also […]

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Since 1963, the month of May has been recognized as Older American Month.  It is a time to acknowledge the contributions, both big and small, of older Americans (60 years old and above) to their communities.  The population of older Americans is rapidly growing: In 1963, 17 million Americans were 65 or older.   In […]

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21 May May 21, 2018

Shin Splints, Explained

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Shin splints are one of the most common running injuries, affecting 5%-35% of runners at any one time (Newman 2013).  It is more formally known as medial tibial stress syndrome, and it is believed to be a stress reaction to the outer layer of bone (periosteum) as it connects to the muscle, tendon and fascia […]

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16 May May 16, 2018

Running Facts and Injury Risks

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Running is one of the most popular sports/exercises in the world today.  It’s feasible to most, and it attracts many. It provides health and stress relief benefits.  It is a rapidly growing sport with many participants now trending to the longer runs of 10km or more (10k, ½ marathon, and marathon).  In the US alone […]

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The modern day office environment revolves around desk-based activities, which has increased our sitting/sedentary time, significantly.  Adverse effects have been linked to prolonged sitting, and range from spinal degeneration to cardiovascular disease and even increased mortality.  Yes, prolonged sitting is a health hazard!  Many of us sit 8 + hours per day on average.   […]

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This can be a difficult question to answer, at first.  It requires an understanding of the hip and back connection, a thorough history, physical exam, and at times, advanced imaging.  The difficulty lies in their shared pain patterns.  The hip and lower back have shared innervation, shared muscle groups, and shared functions. The Hip and […]

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After you implement an anti-inflammatory diet, you can make some significant additional gains by supplementing appropriately.  Supplements should be considered exactly as their name implies –  a “supplement” to an already existing healthy anti-inflammatory diet.  Supplementing, without also implementing the anti-inflammatory lifestyle, is like trying to put out a forest fire with only a fire […]

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We can look in any of our grocery and wholesale stores in America today, and we will find ourselves and others making pro-inflammatory decisions when it comes to the foods we buy.  For example: oversized bags of chips, frozen and processed foods, refined carbs, grain fed animal products, seed oils, etc.  Any busy city street […]

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06 Dec December 06, 2017

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Part 1

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Decreased pain, decreased susceptibility to chronic disease, and increased energy levels, are some of the main reasons an anti-inflammatory diet is attractive.   In Part I of this 3 part article, we’ll review what the anti-inflammatory diet is and its importance.  Part II will cover guidelines for application.  Finally, Part III will review the recommended additional […]

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