Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat? A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions.  DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly sinjured  manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body

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Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat? A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions.  DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly sinjured  manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body

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There are 77,000 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) in the United States who are required to pass a series of four national board exams1  and be state licensed.2   Roughly another 3,000 DCs work in academic and management roles. There are approximately 10,000 chiropractic students3  in 18 nationally accredited, chiropractic doctoral graduate education programs4  across the United States with 2,500 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) entering the workforce every year.5  An estimated 40,000 chiropractic assistants (CAs)6  are in clinical7  and business management roles for chiropractic practices across the United States. It is estimated that Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) treat over 27 million Americans (adults and children) annually.8 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are educated

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There are 77,000 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) in the United States who are required to pass a series of four national board exams1  and be state licensed.2   Roughly another 3,000 DCs work in academic and management roles. There are approximately 10,000 chiropractic students3  in 18 nationally accredited, chiropractic doctoral graduate education programs4  across the United States with 2,500 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) entering the workforce every year.5  An estimated 40,000 chiropractic assistants (CAs)6  are in clinical7  and business management roles for chiropractic practices across the United States. It is estimated that Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) treat over 27 million Americans (adults and children) annually.8 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are educated

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A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of those studies. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with

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A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of those studies. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with

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Educational  and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. DCs are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs  through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship,  with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools. They are designated as physician-level providers in the vast majority of states and federal Medicare program. The essential services provided by DCs are also available in federal health delivery systems, including those administered by Medicaid, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, Federal Employees Health

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Educational  and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. DCs are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs  through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship,  with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools. They are designated as physician-level providers in the vast majority of states and federal Medicare program. The essential services provided by DCs are also available in federal health delivery systems, including those administered by Medicaid, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, Federal Employees Health

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Many new patients are not sure what to expect during their first appointment with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Chiropractors start by taking a patient’s history and then performing a physical examination to develop a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests (such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray) may be used to confirm a diagnosis. The combination of the history, exam, and diagnostic studies will enable your doctor of chiropractic to reach a diagnosis, which will help him or her to determine whether chiropractic services are appropriate for your condition. If your doctor determines you would be more appropriately managed or co-managed by another health care professional, he or she will make the

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Many new patients are not sure what to expect during their first appointment with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Chiropractors start by taking a patient’s history and then performing a physical examination to develop a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests (such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray) may be used to confirm a diagnosis. The combination of the history, exam, and diagnostic studies will enable your doctor of chiropractic to reach a diagnosis, which will help him or her to determine whether chiropractic services are appropriate for your condition. If your doctor determines you would be more appropriately managed or co-managed by another health care professional, he or she will make the

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Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. What is a Doctor of Chiropractic? Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic sinjures and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. Doctors

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Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. What is a Doctor of Chiropractic? Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic sinjures and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. Doctors

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It is estimated that, annually, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) treat more than 30 million Americans (adults and children). DCs are licensed to practice in all 50 states and the District of Columbia–and in many nations around the world–and undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences at institutions accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic services for a variety of conditions.. Chiropractic services are included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some

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It is estimated that, annually, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) treat more than 30 million Americans (adults and children). DCs are licensed to practice in all 50 states and the District of Columbia–and in many nations around the world–and undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences at institutions accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic services for a variety of conditions.. Chiropractic services are included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some

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Chiropractic care is available to members of the armed forces at more than 40 military bases in the U.S., and at nearly 30veteran’s administration medical facilities. The U.S. Congress has authorized that certain chiropractic services for all Americans be covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal employees have chiropractic coverage in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and in the Federal Employee Worker’s Compensation Program. Chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in virtually all traditional insurance policies. In fact, according to some reports, as many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans. All 50 states have authorized the provision of chiropractic care under state workers’ compensation laws. Chiropractic services are

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Chiropractic care is available to members of the armed forces at more than 40 military bases in the U.S., and at nearly 30veteran’s administration medical facilities. The U.S. Congress has authorized that certain chiropractic services for all Americans be covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal employees have chiropractic coverage in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and in the Federal Employee Worker’s Compensation Program. Chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in virtually all traditional insurance policies. In fact, according to some reports, as many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans. All 50 states have authorized the provision of chiropractic care under state workers’ compensation laws. Chiropractic services are

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Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2 Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Most cases of back pain are mechanical

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Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2 Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Most cases of back pain are mechanical

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In developing benefit plans and reporting inappropriate actions of insurers, the patient is often the most effective advocate.  The main area of oversight of Departments of Insurance around the country is to protect the consumer (the patient).  Employers have a vested interest in ensuring the health and safety of their employees.  The ACA has developed resources to assist patients in advocating for appropriate care and putting a stop to unfair insurer practices which put patients at risk.  Listed below are methods by which you, the patient, can advocate for yourself.  Increasing/Requesting Chiropractic Benefits If you have no chiropractic coverage through your health plan or are interested in requesting an increase in

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In developing benefit plans and reporting inappropriate actions of insurers, the patient is often the most effective advocate.  The main area of oversight of Departments of Insurance around the country is to protect the consumer (the patient).  Employers have a vested interest in ensuring the health and safety of their employees.  The ACA has developed resources to assist patients in advocating for appropriate care and putting a stop to unfair insurer practices which put patients at risk.  Listed below are methods by which you, the patient, can advocate for yourself.  Increasing/Requesting Chiropractic Benefits If you have no chiropractic coverage through your health plan or are interested in requesting an increase in

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) receives many questions about chiropractic.  Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions. What conditions do chiropractors treat? How do I select a doctor of chiropractic? Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD? Is chiropractic treatment safe? Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children? Are chiropractors allowed to practice in hospitals or use medical outpatient facilities? Do insurance plans cover chiropractic? What type of education and training do chiropractors have? How is a chiropractic adjustment performed? Is chiropractic treatment ongoing? Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted? What conditions do chiropractors treat? Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) receives many questions about chiropractic.  Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions. What conditions do chiropractors treat? How do I select a doctor of chiropractic? Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD? Is chiropractic treatment safe? Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children? Are chiropractors allowed to practice in hospitals or use medical outpatient facilities? Do insurance plans cover chiropractic? What type of education and training do chiropractors have? How is a chiropractic adjustment performed? Is chiropractic treatment ongoing? Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted? What conditions do chiropractors treat? Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of

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Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training. Doctors of chiropractic — who are licensed to practice in all 50 states, the

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Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training. Doctors of chiropractic — who are licensed to practice in all 50 states, the

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A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of the more recent studies. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic care for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” —Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard

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A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of the more recent studies. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic care for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” —Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard

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The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. In the United States, the practice of spinal manipulation began gaining momentum in the late nineteenth century. In 1895, Daniel David Palmer founded the Chiropractic profession

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The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. In the United States, the practice of spinal manipulation began gaining momentum in the late nineteenth century. In 1895, Daniel David Palmer founded the Chiropractic profession

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Quadratus lumborum pain is located deep in the lower back on both sides of the spine. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Source: New feed

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Quadratus lumborum pain is located deep in the lower back on both sides of the spine. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Source: New feed

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Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain. Source: New feed

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Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain. Source: New feed

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Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment. Source: New feed

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Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment. Source: New feed

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A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try. Source: New feed

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A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try. Source: New feed

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Gua sha is a technique used in traditional East Asian medicine that is often used to treat muscle pain and tension. We look at the benefits and risks. Source: New feed

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Gua sha is a technique used in traditional East Asian medicine that is often used to treat muscle pain and tension. We look at the benefits and risks. Source: New feed

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Facet arthropathy occurs when the facet joints degenerate, or become worn down. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn more. Source: New feed

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Facet arthropathy occurs when the facet joints degenerate, or become worn down. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn more. Source: New feed

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Learn all about prolotherapy, an alternative form of treatment for joint and back pain. We take a look at how it works, what to expect, and its efficacy. Source: New feed

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Learn all about prolotherapy, an alternative form of treatment for joint and back pain. We take a look at how it works, what to expect, and its efficacy. Source: New feed

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Learn all about cervicalgia, a pain in the neck. This article looks at common causes, associated symptoms, and how to treat this form of pain. Source: New feed

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Learn all about cervicalgia, a pain in the neck. This article looks at common causes, associated symptoms, and how to treat this form of pain. Source: New feed

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Sacroiliitis is a condition where one or both of the sacroiliac joints become inflamed. It is often misdiagnosed as lower back pain. Learn more. Source: New feed

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Sacroiliitis is a condition where one or both of the sacroiliac joints become inflamed. It is often misdiagnosed as lower back pain. Learn more. Source: New feed

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Nociceptive pain is caused by physical trauma, such as a sports injury, arthritis, dental procedure, or even stubbing a toe. Learn more. Source: New feed

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Nociceptive pain is caused by physical trauma, such as a sports injury, arthritis, dental procedure, or even stubbing a toe. Learn more. Source: New feed

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We look at anterior cervical discectomy surgery, a procedure to reduce neck and back pain caused by disc problems. Learn more about what to expect here. Source: New feed

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We look at anterior cervical discectomy surgery, a procedure to reduce neck and back pain caused by disc problems. Learn more about what to expect here. Source: New feed

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We look at neural foraminal stenosis, a condition where a nerve in the spine becomes compressed. Find out more on the symptoms and methods of diagnosis. Source: New feed

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We look at neural foraminal stenosis, a condition where a nerve in the spine becomes compressed. Find out more on the symptoms and methods of diagnosis. Source: New feed

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Iliac crest pain is pain in the hip that can spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about its causes and treatment with this article. Source: New feed

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Iliac crest pain is pain in the hip that can spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about its causes and treatment with this article. Source: New feed

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Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction. In this article, we look at the different types, most common causes, and most important symptoms. Source: New feed

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Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction. In this article, we look at the different types, most common causes, and most important symptoms. Source: New feed

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In this article, learn about anterolisthesis. What is anterolisthesis and how is it diagnosed? What are the treatment options available? Source: New feed

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In this article, learn about anterolisthesis. What is anterolisthesis and how is it diagnosed? What are the treatment options available? Source: New feed

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In this article, learn about spondylolisthesis. What are the types and grades of spondylolisthesis, how is it diagnosed, and what are the causes? Source: New feed

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In this article, learn about spondylolisthesis. What are the types and grades of spondylolisthesis, how is it diagnosed, and what are the causes? Source: New feed

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Piriformis syndrome is when there is pain in the hip and buttock. In this article, learn about the potential causes, how it is diagnosed, and treatment. Source: New feed

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Piriformis syndrome is when there is pain in the hip and buttock. In this article, learn about the potential causes, how it is diagnosed, and treatment. Source: New feed

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New research identifies a novel target for potential new medication for chronic and pathologic pain. The study finds a new pain receptor and mechanism. Source: New feed

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New research identifies a novel target for potential new medication for chronic and pathologic pain. The study finds a new pain receptor and mechanism. Source: New feed

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Radiculopathy describes a nerve being pinched by the spine. Learn about the causes of this painful condition, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. Source: New feed

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Radiculopathy describes a nerve being pinched by the spine. Learn about the causes of this painful condition, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. Source: New feed

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Research investigates the effect of a new form of CBT called acceptance and commitment therapy on the outcomes of people living with chronic pain. Source: New feed

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Research investigates the effect of a new form of CBT called acceptance and commitment therapy on the outcomes of people living with chronic pain. Source: New feed

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In three randomized trials, treatment of chronic low back pain with radiofrequency denervation, a procedure that can be performed with different techniques including the application of an electric… Source: New feed

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In three randomized trials, treatment of chronic low back pain with radiofrequency denervation, a procedure that can be performed with different techniques including the application of an electric… Source: New feed

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Pain in the coccyx, or tailbone, can appear for a number of reasons, including injury, childbirth, and degeneration. Learn more in this article. Source: New feed

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Pain in the coccyx, or tailbone, can appear for a number of reasons, including injury, childbirth, and degeneration. Learn more in this article. Source: New feed

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In this article, we take a closer look at pilonidal cysts, including the risk factors, the recovery process, and if they can be prevented. Source: New feed

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In this article, we take a closer look at pilonidal cysts, including the risk factors, the recovery process, and if they can be prevented. Source: New feed

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Sciatica can be an uncomfortable symptom of back, pelvis, or hip problems. In this article, we look at stretches which can help manage the pain. Source: New feed

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Sciatica can be an uncomfortable symptom of back, pelvis, or hip problems. In this article, we look at stretches which can help manage the pain. Source: New feed

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What foods and nutrients are beneficial for ankylosing spondylitis and what foods should be avoided? What supplements are recommended? Source: New feed

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What foods and nutrients are beneficial for ankylosing spondylitis and what foods should be avoided? What supplements are recommended? Source: New feed

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