Seven Ways to Relieve Back Spasms

Back Spasms Back spasms are areas of tightness, knots, cramps, or twitching along the muscles that run next to the spine.  They are often caused by muscular imbalances, dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, over exercise, stress, anxiety, and many other causes. Ice Ice is useful for acute injuries and/or when there is inflammation.  Apply ice to affected

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Sources of Spine Pain

[caption id="attachment_1136" align="alignleft" width="300"] Spine Pain[/caption] The Three Sources of Spine Pain When it comes to the diagnosis and management of spine pain, there are two main categories to consider, these divisions are related to the potential source of pain.  The first category is related to anatomical sources such as tumor, fracture or herniated intervertebral

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Talkin’ ‘Bout Turmeric- Part Two

Talkin’ ‘Bout Turmeric- Part Two
In the first installment of our series of blog posts about turmeric we learned that Curcuma aromatic helps treat the liver and cholesterol.  It should also not be used with cloves or with anti-coagulant drugs. Curcuma Longa- Turmeric [caption id="attachment_1416" align="alignleft" width="300"] Curcuma Longa- Turmeric[/caption] Yet another of the over the counter turmeric varieties, Curcuma

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Talkin’ ‘Bout Turmeric- Part One

Talkin’ ‘Bout Turmeric- Part One
[caption id="attachment_1408" align="alignleft" width="300"] Curcuma Aromatica- Turmeric[/caption] Over the past few months, we've had a number of questions from our patients about supplementing with turmeric.  They want to know: What is it good for?  What dosages should be used?  Who should or shouldn't use this herb?  Which drugs or herbs interact with it?  And, many, many other

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Acupuncture Eliminates Chronic Low Back Pain

Acupuncture Eliminates Chronic Low Back Pain
What is Chronic Back Pain? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 80% of  adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives.  Also, 20% of those who experience lower back pain will develop chronic back pain.  Chronic back pain is back pain that lasts for more than 3

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