TPI video on the golf swing and lower back pain

https://www.facebook.com/mytpi/videos/10153478955962833/

A great look at Rickie Fowler and some changes that he made to his golf swing to help minimize the stress on his lower back and ease his lower back pain. The video is a little technical but the nice part is that it illustrates some mechanical reasons for lower back pain in golfers and how improper positions in the golf swing can load and place abnormal stress on the spine. I would ask you to consider me as a ...

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Post Gazette Article Concerning Opioid Addiction

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/12/14/Pharmacists-touted-as-last-line-of-defense-against-opioid-addiction/stories201512140008

This is the scary part…”Young people typically start with something they find in their medicine cabinet,”

Some facts from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

  • 1.9 million Americans live with prescription opioid abuse or dependence
  • Over 100 Americans died from overdose deaths each day in 2013
  • 46 Americans die each day from prescription opioid overdoses; two deaths an hour, 17,000 annually
  • In 2012, 259 million opioid pain medication prescriptions were written, enough for every adult in America to have a bottle of pills

There is ...

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We sit for how long?

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Dr. Perry can’t say it any better, we sit waaaaayyyyyy too long during our average workday.  The following stats are taken from www.juststand.org

  • Excessive sitting impacts our body’s metabolic system: “Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named
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Decrease Sugar Not Cholesterol

From my wicked smart cousin, she really knows her stuff!
Decrease Sugar Not Cholesterol
 
For 15 years I have been writing a nutrition information newspaper column. Each week I put my contact information after the last word.  Comments and questions are welcome at any time.
                A literary critic once that stated that if a writer is not irritating someone with his words, then ...
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Weekly Health Update

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
~ Isaac Asimov

Mental Attitude: Early to Bed Leads to Fewer Negative Thoughts.
A study that included 100 college students found that those who went to bed later and slept fewer hours experienced more repetitive negative thoughts during the day than ...

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Back Pain and Posture

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Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common ailments that chiropractors treat. That’s probably because MOST of us will suffer from low back pain that requires outside help at some point in our lives! Posture has long been studied as a potential cause of low back pain, and this month’s topic will take a closer look at some ...

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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE-Monday, February 16th, 2015

Mental Attitude: Parental Suicide Attempts Raise Risk of Their Children Doing the Same. According to the findings of a new study, when a parent has a history of attempting suicide, the odds that their child will attempt suicide increase five-fold when compared with the children of individuals who have not attempted suicide. Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, the president and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation adds, “For parents who have a history of depression, bipolar disorder, and/or suicide attempts, ...

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Statins – What You Need to Know!

Statins – What You Need to Know!

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Patients frequently obtain chiropractic services for aches and pains associated with their muscles and joints. In fact, some of the most common diagnoses chiropractors make are “sprains and strains” of the neck, back, and extremities. ...

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The Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Fibromyalgia

The Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that the medical community has long had difficulty defining. As stated last month, FM is often considered a “musculoskeletal disorder” (MSK) because of the aches and pains it produces in the muscles and joints. However, this is not really accurate since FM includes many other symptoms beyond just severe ...

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