When Are Antibiotics Appropriate and When Should I Avoid Using Them?
People are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers that can result from the overuse of antibiotics. When antibiotics were first discovered in the early 20th century, researchers believed that they had found the key to conquering many deadly diseases. Since that time, antibiotics have certainly helped to cure diseases that once wiped out large parts […]Read More
Look Who Else Uses Chiropractic Care: Beach Volleyball Players
For a sport with a relatively short history (it began in Southern California in the 1930s), beach volleyball has become immensely popular in the U.S. and around the world. So much so that the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) was founded in 1983 to promote the sport and its athletes, and it became an official […]Read More
Genetics and Back Pain: Is There a Family Connection?
Back pain affects a majority of people at some point in their lives. Why is that? There’s little doubt among researchers and clinicians that much of the back pain we experience is related to our modern lifestyle. However, recent research suggests that low back pain may also have a genetic component. While it’s too early […]Read More
Improving Your Energy Levels
Sometimes it seems that even the simplest everyday tasks are hard to accomplish, even after we get a decent night’s sleep. Our busy lives leave little time to stop and recharge our batteries, so sometimes it can feel as though we’re operating on a chronic energy deficit. However, there are ways of gaining that energy […]Read More
Autoimmune Arthritis Causes and Treatment Options
Autoimmune arthritis refers to any of a group of joint diseases that involve autoimmunity. Essentially, it is a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own joints and soft tissue. It is different than the degenerative forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, which is primarily due to aging and physical wear and […]Read More