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Link in elderly between posture and brain function.

Upright Posture affects Cognition Function In this study they found that those elderly that moved more and had a more upright correct posture, not only looked better, but ended up with a brain that worked better. This important study provides evidence for a link between postural alignment and cognitive functioning in healthy older adults. In this research study the authors discuss how a d...
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Chiropractic as good as surgery for sciatica!

……… but much safer and much cheaper. A study by JMPT in 2010 titled ”Manipulation or Microdiscectomy of sciatica”, found that patients that had disc herniation's in their low backs got the same relief with Chiropractic, as those that had surgical intervention!! A common, but very debilitating, spinal complaint that millions suffer every year, with too many relying only on medication, for too ...
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Low back pain – whats causing it?

First things first, the injury: Low back pain affects most of us at some point, differing markedly in how much it affects one person compared with another.  Most low back pain has at its source faulty joint function.  You injure a part of the joint, this inflames, triggers a reactive spasm which restricts and tightens the joint further.  There is generally an over reliance on muscle function, a...
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Migraine headaches, new insights.

Their is no one magic bullet cure/approach to migraine headaches.  Your body is a complicated system and migraines are a complicated diagnosis.  Thankfully their is also a large amount of internal intelligence built into the human body, which tends to push function towards normal.  However when your in the middle of a full blown migraine attack you won't think their is much intelligence involved. ...
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