A Pain in the Butt…

If you are suffering with low back pain that radiates into your butt, hip and leg, you may have a herniated disc in your low back that is pinching and irritating nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve and you might be suffering miserably from a condition known as “sciatica.”  An MRI may confirm the herniation and your doctor may recommend epidural steroid injections (shots of cortisone)...
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Frankenstein Loosens Up with Osteo Bi-Flex

I loved the commercial for Osteo Bi-Flex several years ago, where Frankenstein has had a complete life transformation since taking the Glucosamine/Chondroitin pills that relieved his stiff, aching joints.  He was seen in the Lotus position at a Yoga class, playing a banjo in a children’s classroom, gently nurturing his garden, and doing Tai Chi in the morning sun.  Good stuff.  They are in...
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Discovering the Tin Man and the Scare Crow Gets a Brain

In the Wizard of Oz, there is a scene that is dear to my heart.  It’s the one where Dorothy and the Scarecrow discover the rusted Tin Man who can’t move or speak.  In a nutshell, and chiropractically speaking, “The Tin Man was all stove up” and it took some outside help to loosen him up.  I tell my kids “this is what mommy and daddy do at the clinic all day long.”  When...
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Ponderings from a Humble Chiropractor

4-25-2000 “I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately…to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…And not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Henry David Thoreau “I went to the woods because life, as I knew it, sucked…Also, I couldn’t beat the free rent offered to me by my incredible mother-in-law, Alice…” James Gregory...
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He is the Reason for Christmas

“He is the Reason for Christmas” —by jg halvorson—1995   I used to celebrate Christmas With presents and holiday cheer, Santa Claus, Rudolph, and sleigh bells, Cookies, hot toddies, and beer.   Christmas trees, holly, and fruitcakes, Wrappings and ribbons galore, Ornaments, stockings and egg nog, Christmas was fun… “Give me more!”   Gradually I noticed a problem. I...
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