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Archive for October, 2013

Get the Details on Neck and Lower Back Pain

Ease your back pain with Dr. Bev Foster!A substantial number of systematic reviews of literature and meta-analyses have been conducted recently concerning efficacy, patient satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care. The literature is consistent in reporting substantial evidence that chiropractic treatment is effective for both acute and chronic low-back and neck conditions (Bronfort 1999; Van Tulder, Koes, and Bouter 1997; Aker et al. 1996; Hurwitz et al. 1996; Shekelle et al. 1992; Anderson et al. 1992; DiFabio 1992; Ottenbacher et al. 1985).

Many other studies reported findings indicating the effectiveness of chiropractic care for conditions other than low-back and neck pain.

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Life Extension: Evergreen Secrets from Ayurveda

Live a long and happy life!

Elders in India traditionally bless the young with the words: “Shataayu Bhavah!” which means: “May you live a hundred years!” The blessing is not too removed from the literal. According to ayurveda, the human body is indeed engineered for a full five score years and more. The three pillars of life diet, sleep and self-mastery form the foundation on which ayurveda says you can build good health and longevity.

Here are some tips from Vaidya Ramakant Mishra, MAPI’s Director of Product Research and Development, to help you chart your course to a long, happy life.

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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common name for an injury where the neck is “whipped” – when there is a sudden hyper-extension (rapid backward motion) followed by sudden hyper-flexion (rapid forward motion).

Whiplash can occur when the body pitches forward suddenly from a stumble, fall or other accident. It happens most typically in auto “rear-enders.” The driver of the front car, usually unsuspecting and relaxed, is hit by the force of another car slamming into him from behind. The driver’s (and/or passenger’s) head first snaps backward and then forward by the quick stopping motion. This whipping motion usually strains or tears the muscles, ligaments and soft tissues of the neck and frequently injures the cervical spine as well.

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What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis, a disease affecting about four percent of youngsters between the ages of 9 and 14, results in an abnormal curvature of the spine that can become progressively worse. Unless it’s detected early and treated, it can cause deformity that’s difficult to correct. But when detected early, its progression can be halted in many cases.

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Osteoporosis: It Doesn’t Hurt, So Why Worry?

We associate osteoporosis with older people whose backs are bent–from those with a mild “dowager’s hump “to those who can no longer stand up straight. The truth is that 20 million American women have osteoporosis. And 80 percent of them don’t even know it!

Osteoporosis is a chronic, progressive condition that steals bone from the body, often leading to fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine. Many older people suffer disability and even death from osteoporosis-related fractures. While one in two women will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime, one in eight men will, too!

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