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General Causes of Back Pain #2

In my last blog I mentioned that there are several general causes of back pain and discussed one of those causes. Today I will talk about another cause of back pain, which is poor posture.  More specifically, we are talking about loss of flexibility and normal curve in the back. So, remaining flexible in the […]

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General Causes of Back Pain #1

Did you know that back problems happen with sedentary people just about as much as with those who do a lot of heavy physical labor?  In fact, it’s one of the most common ailments in our society and certainly the most common of the health complaints that I see in my practice. Sometimes this pain, […]

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So what’s the big deal about “piezoelectricity?”

The word “piezo” means to press or squeeze, and piesoelectricity is the energetic charge that builds up in certain materials in response to mechanical pressure.  Think of a spring. . . the extension of a spring is directly proportional to the load applied to it.  When we press onto a coiled, spring-like structure, there will […]

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Do you have an Autoimmune Disorder?

What is an autoimmune disorder anyway and why does it happen?  It’s when the body’s immune system attacks the body and views normal cells as a threat. This is typically triggered by some kind of physical and/or emotional trauma but not always. It can sometimes be hereditary or a result of diet deficiencies over a […]

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Why does knee pain worsen with age?

Occasionally, young people, especially athletes, can develop osteoarthritis (OA) from injuries and mechanical imbalances.  About 14% of Americans over the age of 24 have OA. This is characterized by the breaking down of the cartilage that protects the bones in joints. But after age 65, this number increases to 34%.  Many people as they age gain weight, which can […]

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The Movie Concussion

I just saw the preview last night of an upcoming movie called Concussion, to be released in theaters in December.  Concussion focuses on the incredible true story of Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith, a forensic pathologist who discovered a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a dead football star named Mike Webster. […]

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How Does Bowen Therapy Reduce Stress & Anxiety?

The holidays can bring on more than a normal amount of stress, with family gatherings, work functions, crowded shopping malls, meeting end-of-year goals, and the like.   How do YOU combat the effects of stress during what should be the most joyous season of the year?  There are many ways to get grounded and bring back […]

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