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Protect Your Back When Snow Shoveling: A Chiropractor’s Guide for Bucks County

  Here in Bucks County, Pa. it seems like the winter predictions for a cold and snowy one are coming true. “Bomb-cyclones,” blizzards, or just plain old snow has most of us shoveling snow and trying to maintain balance on icy sidewalks. Not only is it cold, but winter activities like snow shoveling can put […]

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opioid crisis

Can Chiropractors Help Reduce the Opioid Crisis?

With the opioid crisis threatening millions of lives, you may wonder about alternative pain relief. The fact is, legal painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl may be ok in small doses but when prescribed for chronic pain, far too many people are becoming dependent on them. A 2016 study by the American Society for Addiction Medicine […]

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Prevent Running Injuries Chiropractic

Protect Yourself from Summer Sports Injuries

Summer…you may have visions of outdoor BBQ’s, and maybe, moving your exercise program outdoors. Kayaking, golfing, biking, running…these are popular summer activities around Doylestown. However, as a chiropractor, I see frequent summer sports injuries. They’re usually caused by an overly zealous exercise program. If you’ve spend the past several months watching Game of Thrones rather than […]

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spring cleaning injuries

Prevent Spring Cleaning Injuries By Doing This

Have you ever felt sore after doing seasonal yard work? Have you ever pulled a muscle dragging those fallen leaves to the curb? Unfortunately, spring cleaning injuries are pretty common. In fact, every year more than 21 million people end up in the emergency room. Sprains, tendonitis, serious cuts and even fractures are common during […]

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Cortisone Shots for Back Pain

Are Your Cortisone Shots Helping?

If you’ve been getting cortisone shots for back pain and you don’t feel pain relief, it may not be your imagination. A recent study presented at the International Spine Invention Society Annual Meeting found that only about 34% of patients who receive these injections feel any relief. Also called epidural steroid injections (ESIs), these shots […]

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