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I have low back pain. Do I need to get an x-ray?

This is a question I’m often asked. Sometimes people think they need to get x-rays before they come to see me so I can have a better idea of what’s going on with their low back. The truth is, the vast majority of people with low back pain do NOT need to get x-rays or other imaging like an MRI. …

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How to Ease Neck and Headache Pain at School and Work

One of the most common causes of neck pain and headaches is prolonged periods of sitting with poor posture. A lot of people underestimate the power of good posture and the positive effects it can have on your life. It’s easy to fall into the habit of slouching, especially when many of us are required to sit for a majority …

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Comprehensive Migraine Education Program Part III: Your Migraine Management Plan

The best migraine management plans are multifactorial, meaning you may have a variety of treatments that will be recommend for your specific type of migraine. They may include medication, behavioral strategies and hands-on treatment. Medication: Medication type is typically divided into acute (taken as soon as a migraine comes on) and preventative (taken daily). With acute migraine treatment, it’s ideal …

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Comprehensive Migraine Education Program Part II: Prepping for your visit

Headaches and migraines of many types are common reasons to seek guidance from your medical provider. As stated previously in Part I of this series, the key to determining the most appropriate treatment for your headache is determining the correct diagnosis. Here’s what you need to know… The prevalence of headaches and migraines is incredibly high. 90% of people deal …