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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The Anti-Placebo Effect

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Detractors of chiropractic sometimes wonder whether ?the powerful results that patients claim they experience as a result of chiropractic care are the effect of some kind of auto-suggestion, or ?placebo? phenomenon.? The theory goes that fast-talking chiropractors hoodwink their clients into believing they will get better, or are getting better, via some slick marketing tool […]

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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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Ultrasound Radiation and Your Baby

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A patient expecting their first child recently asked me about prenatal ultrasounds.  Allow me to “sound off” on this “ultra-important” topic. Prenatal ultrasounds have become commonplace in the United States, even to the point of the popularization of “ultrasound parties” and “3-D ultrasound bonding services” which seem to treat this technology with the kind of […]

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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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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 […]