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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
1908 Tx Kyphosis

Fibromyalgia Related to Kyphotic Posture

Impaired Trunk Posture in Women With Fibromyalgia Pain

Increased Thoracic Kyphosis and Sagittal In-Balance ==> Increased Chronic Pain

A recent paper prepared out of the University of Valencia and Miguel Hernández University, Spain has been published through PubMed by Sempere-Rubio N and Aguilar-Rodríguez M et. al. It investigates the relationship of mid back posture, thoracic kyphosis and forward head carriage in patients with Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Syndromes.

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Monday, September 16th, 2019
Patch Or Fix?

Spinal Reconstructive Care – Strengthen and Stabilise Your Spine

Continue to Strengthen and Stabilise Your Spine

Spinal Reconstructive Care is designed to further strengthen and stabilise your spine. With decreased pains and better mobility, true healing, spinal correction and restoration of health can occur.

Spinal Reconstructive Care usually involves one session per week to one session per fortnight for most adult patients. Reviews are usually conducted depending on the health goals of the patient and complexity of spinal injuries.

The Key Benefits of Spinal Reconstructive Care:

  • To Build on the work of the Initial Intensive Care and Corrective Care Programs.
  • Continue your Postural and Structural Correction.
  • Continue Strengthen and Stabilise  Your Spine.
  • Improve Core Strength and Stability.
  • Continue to retrain muscle, ligaments and joint structures to achieve a more permanent Correction.

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Failed Back Surgery

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Case History: How We Help If You’ve Had Back Surgery.

Mrs. A is a 78 year old patient who attended the practice with chronic lower back pains and general disability. She had FOUR (4) lower back surgeries. The patient was due for surgery number five but decided on a different, more conservative path.

Looking at the X-ray of the lower back, you will note she had multiple fusions with metal rods. The metal fixations were ‘power drilled’ into the spine with four large self tapping screws. The screws hold two plates across the base of the spine.

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Saturday, July 6th, 2019
ABC News And Big Pharma

Google Data Used By Big Pharma To Sell You Drugs

Google Search Data used by Pharma Giant to Bombard Users with ads for Addictive Opioids.

ABC News had highlighted Munipharma, a manufacturer of highly addictive painkillers has been using data-matching techniques to track people’s Google health searches and target them with ads that increase in intensity until they respond.

  • Pharmaceutical company Mundipharma uses health searches on Google to target ads
  • The ads appear in web browsers and indirectly reference a brand of addictive oxycodone
  • The banner ads get more intense until people click on them

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019
American Posutre

Correcting American Posture

Mr. F. is a 28 year old male garden worker who attended the Practice with what we call ‘American Posture’.

This is a real patient within the Clinic, with untouched photographs.

And yes, he was only 26 when he started care. He was suffering with chronic low back pain (CLBP). He had been enduring spinal pain for 10 years and things were getting progressively worse.

In terms of postural distortion; Mr. F. had what we affectionally call an ‘American Posture’. American Posture is a very common structural disturbance we see in a clinic. And as the name suggests it is very common postural problem within America.

American posture can come in different shapes and sizes. It is a driver of many lower back and neck conditions. As well chronic pain and disability.

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
Spinal Fusion

Spinal Fusion is a Trap

Surgeons are being warned to stop routinely undertaking spine-fusing operations over fears too many patients are being left needlessly crippled.

A gathering of Australian pain specialists have been told to scale back their reliance on common lumbar fusion operations by visiting US expert Dr Gary Franklin.

Dr Franklin – a neurologist and medical director of the Washington State Department of Labour and Industries – said his US study also found 44 per cent of workers were left permanently disabled a decade after fusion surgery.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Smoking the New Sitting

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

I hope you’re sitting down for this one folks.. or maybe not, because it appears that your chair is out to get you!

It might sound strange, but it’s true.

Researchers have found that sitting, something we all do on a daily basis and which the majority of us spend 80% or more of our working day doing could kill us faster than smoking will.

Statistics from an Australian study released in the LA Times Feature which feature this news indicate that an hour of sitting in front of the TV cuts around 22 minutes from our lives.

That’s: 1 hour of sitting cuts 22 minutes from our lives – extraordinary!

 

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