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Corticosteroids & Bone Density: Are Bisphosphonate Medications Helpful?

Autoimmune rheumatic diseases are often accompanied by long-term use of high dose corticosteroids. Through the suppression of osteoblasts (bone-building cells) and an increase in bone degradation, bone loss occurs shortly after commencing treatment. Bisphosphonates (ex. Actonel, Fosamax) are one family of medications used to prevent corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis.1 Bisphosphonates exert their benefits by incorporating into new [ read more » ]

Do you suffer from headaches? Chiropractic can help get rid of them!

Headaches are very common in our society today. Basically, a headache is a form of inflammation in the head. There are many different types and causes of headaches. The tension headache which occur due to tension in the muscles of the neck and shoulders is one of the more popular ones today. This form of [ read more » ]

Sciatica – a pain in the bum!

Have you ever experienced a sharp stabbing pain that starts in your lower back and travels into your buttock down your leg? If so, you may be suffering from SCIATICA and CHIROPRACTIC can help! Sciatica is the irritation/inflammation of the sciatic nerve, one of the biggest nerves in the human body. It starts at your [ read more » ]

Hydrating Fusion To Tantalize Your Taste Buds

All summer long we have been swimming in it, sliding in it and even showering in it but do we really consume enough of it? Water is essential to our health and healing but many of us are just not drinking enough of this vital nutrient. It is easy to overlook the importance of water [ read more » ]

Quick Stretch To Help Your Posture

We spend most of our day hunched over a desk or a computer which causes our chest muscles to shorten or get tight which then causes our shoulders to round forward creating a slouched posture. The Chest stretch is a great and easy stretch to help reverse this common bad behavior. To perform the stretch, [ read more » ]

Is What You’re Drinking Aggravating Your Arthritis?

There is a long-standing relationship between digestive health and joint health.  Recently, interest has been placed on the impact of excessive fructose consumption on seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.  In a 2016 study conducted by DeChristopher et al., over 1200 individuals between the ages of 20-30 years were analyzed for their consumption of fructose in the forms [ read more » ]

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