Is Chiropractic Placebo?

Chiropractic was long considered no better than placebo.  However, the body of evidence has grown and chiropractic is a legit option for spine pain. Meanwhile, many of medicine's most widely accepted truths are under scrutiny as 'no better than placebo'.  The idea of a placebo is clearest to a parent of a young child.  For example, Imagine your kid stumbles and scratches their knee. They run to you in tears and you console them, kissing their owie.…

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10 Must-Know Back Pain Facts

There is a lot of mis-information about back pain facts.  If you are frustrated with persistent lower back pain that has cost you valuable time and money then dive into this evidenced based post of 10 must-know back pain facts inspired by a recent article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. 1. Persistent back pain can be scary, but rarely dangerous.Longstanding back pain can be upsetting and disabling, but it is rarely life threatening so…

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The Truth About Lower Back Pain

An uncomfortable truth about lower back pain is that most is categorized as 'Non-specific lower back pain'. In fact, most lower back pain cannot be attributed to one particular source. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOkThe iconic exchange between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men highlights my feelings when people ask, “What is causing my lower back pain?”  With this question patients are looking for the SOURCE of their lower back pain otherwise known as a STRUCTURAL…

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Coronavirus Response

UPDATE 11/12/2020 To current and prospective patients,  I wanted to take a moment and update everyone on our current office policies and procedures. The fact is that COVID-19 is really spreading in Omaha and surrounding areas right now.  However, we continue to stay open and deliver COVID-conscious chiropractic care.  You may have heard about other chiropractors refusing to wear masks and I want to emphasize that is not the case at our office. In fact, we…

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5 Chiropractic Scam Strategies

 Are you curious if your chiropractor is scamming you? Check out these 5 common chiropractic scam strategies and find out.  Remember this scene from Matilda? Imagine moving across the country to a new city. As you grab the last of the moving boxes off the truck, you aggravate your lower back. You are in desperate need of a chiropractor so you can feel better and finish the move. Like anyone would in 2020, you scroll through…

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Treating Patients Not Pictures

First off, the idea of 'treating patients not pictures' is  because an x-ray and MRI is only part of the story.   In my opinion, arthritis is a lazy diagnosis and often does not explain patient's pain. For this reason, it is important to treat patients and not pictures.  For more information, check out the video below or click here: https://youtu.be/gEgXrzEUE5o Pathoanatomical Diagnosis Pathoanatomy is a combination of pathology and anatomy. Pathology is the study of…

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Snap, Crack, & Pop: Are noisy joints normal?

We have all experienced it at some point. You turn to check your blind spot and you hear a crack in your neck. It may even sound really loud due to the close proximity to your ears. Many times this is harmless but can often make patients nervous. Let’s address some of the myths and answer "Are noisy joints normal?" What is that sound? First off, the term commonly used by healthcare clinicians is crepitus.…

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5 Questions For Your Doctor

5 Questions for your doctor can result in better medical care and a more team-approach to health and wellness. Be sure to ask these 5 questions at your next visit.  Choosing Wisely is a campaign with the mission to promote conversations between clinicians and their patients in order to promote care that is evidence based, truly necessary, and free from harm.The ownership falls on the doctor as well as the patient to work together as…

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The Brain Changing Effects of Exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHY0FxzoKZE Why do you exercise? Is it to look good? Feel better? If you are looking for additional motivation, research suggests that exercise is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain.   In fact, exercise has been shown to:  Immediate production of dopamine and serotonin, which are "feel good" hormones.  It has the ability to shift and focus attention for up to two hours.  Improve reaction times.  In addition, exercise results in growth…

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Nice Doctors Matter

A recent article in the New York Times looked at the power of the doctor-patient relationship and how it has a profound effect on the health of the patient. The article is titled "Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?"  The short answer is yes, but the longer answer is quite interesting. Researchers have noted that a simple one sentence reassurance following an allergy skin prick test led patients to report less itchiness when…

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