Health Care Paradigms

Chiropractor Needs an Adjustment

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The other day I woke up with stiffness in my upper back. Yes, I , too , have stress. I went through my day unable to turn my head fully and feeling like something was “out” in my upper back.  I kept getting grumpier and grumpier, snapping at my family and feeling negative.  I finally […]

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Your Child’s First Spinal Exam

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In our community, it is common knowledge that prevention is the best cure.  But this is an evolving model: as we gain more information about health and disease, we must update our ideas about what should be included in an effective long term strategy for health and wellness. Prenatal testing, healthy lifestyles, good nutrition are […]

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Barefoot Running and Chiropractic

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The latest “craze” in running is the new barefoot movement, which seems to have been largely inspired by Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run.  But to us chiropractors, the barefoot movement is nothing revolutionary, but simply the world beginning to catch up to the philosophy that chiropractors have been teaching their communities for over a […]

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Victoria’s Secret? Victorian values

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A woman was barred from breastfeeding in a store in Austin, Texas recently.  This should not come as an earth-shattering news flash; despite most of the country slowly beginning to join the 21st century, there are always pockets of resistance.  The interesting part of the story was the store that was involved.  Victoria’s Secret. How […]

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Snow Shovelling Safety

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With the latest winter storm leaving us with a fresh batch of white stuff, a lot of folks at the office have been asking about how to move that stuff around without hurting their backs. According to the Journal of Emergency Medicine, more than 11,000 adults and children report to the emergency room each year […]

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Slings and Things

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SLING BLOG By Dr. Matt Rushford   A lot of parents have been asking me lately for my recommendations regarding baby carriers and other apparatuses for small children.   Pediatric chiropractic has some very specific suggestions when it comes to these questions. The way in which a child is held or carried and the various gadgets […]

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Primum Nocere

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One of the principal precepts of medical ethics includes the maxim, “primum non nocere”, or, “First, do no harm”.  The phrase, a version of which is found in the Hippocratic corpus, describes the importance of restraint in the application of medical intervention. However, the phrase, as it applies to modern medicine, is misleading because it […]

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Jiffy Lube Your Body!

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“If it ain’t broke,don’t fix it!” Or so goes the quintessential New England axom.  There is a lot of wisdom in that truism, as anyone who has tinkered with a motorcycle or lawn mower can tell you. Of course, like most proverbs, the opposite is equally true (“don’t judge a book by its cover/what you […]