Mindfulness-Based Therapy Reduces Opioid Misuse, Chronic Pain in Primary Care

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An 8-week mindfulness-based therapy — Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) — decreased opioid use and misuse while reducing chronic pain symptoms, with effects lasting as long as 9 months, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This is the first large-scale clinical trial to demonstrate that a psychological intervention can simultaneously reduce opioid misuse […]

Patients pay thousands for back pain treatment — with little scientific evidence that it works!

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This article was produced by FairWarning (www.fairwarning.org), a nonprofit news organization based in Southern California that focuses on public health, consumer, labor and environmental issues. You can sign up for its newsletter here. Desperate to relieve their suffering, people with chronic back pain who comb the internet looking for help sometimes stumble upon a device called […]

4 Budget-Friendly Ways Seniors Can Keep in Touch with Loved Ones Through Technology

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Staying in touch with loved ones seems to be more challenging as of late. However, while social distancing remains in effect, modern technology provides more opportunities to connect with others than ever before. And this includes senior-friendly technology that can fit into any budget. If you are a senior who is looking to keep in […]

Should California invest another $5.5 Billion into stem cell research?

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research, training and community engagement projects focused on stem cell technology in the state.  But in October of last year, the agency in charge of administering the state’s stem cell program awarded its last round of new funds, allocating the last of a total of $3 billion in funding approved by California voters. Now, the […]

Driving While “INTEXTICATED”!

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Is texting while driving any different than drinking and driving? One might argue that because there is no alcohol involved, “it’s okay.” But is it? Here are some SOBERING FACTS about texting and driving: Believed to contribute to 1.6 million crashes/year. (National Safety Council) Linked to an estimated 330,000 injuries per year. (Harvard Center for […]

Neck Pain – Management Strategies

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When you make an appointment for a chiropractic evaluation for your neck pain, your doctor of chiropractic will provide both in-office procedures as well as teach you many self-help approaches so that as a “team”, you can manage your neck pain or headache complaint to a satisfying end-point. So, what are some of these procedures? […]

Great Exercises for Wrist Pain

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There are many conditions that affect the hand and wrist: tendonitis (strains), ligament injuries (sprains), as well as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A contributing factor for these conditions is inflammation caused by overuse and repetitive motions. That’s why your doctor of chiropractic recommend taking mini-breaks (30 seconds to one minute) throughout a busy workday to […]

Chocolate – Is It Actually “Good” for Me?

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Often referred to as a “sinful indulgence,” chocolate is usually not thought of as a healthy food choice. However, in the last 20-30 years, there has been growing evidence that there are indeed health benefits associated with chocolate consumption! Let’s take a closer look! Chocolate is made from tropical Theobroma cacao tree seeds. The earliest […]

Exercise Can Help Knee Osteoarthritis

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In the face of musculoskeletal pain, it’s common to restrict activity. Unfortunately, doing so can weaken the muscles and joints in the affected area, which can prolong pain and elevate the risk for future injury. Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee often fall into this trap. So, what type of exercises are best for improving […]