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Blood test can predict the onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Blood Test Predicts Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis Ingrid Hein June 18, 2018 AMSTERDAM — A blood test for people at risk for rheumatoid arthritis can identify those who will develop the disease within 3 years, new research shows. "Our data support a new biomarker that demonstrates better predictive power than other biomarkers evaluated so far," said investigator Anne Musters, MD, from the Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology ... [Read More]
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Personal Injury Protection

Personal Injury Protection is mandatory in the state of Oregon. This is a minimum of $15,000.00 of insurance that is already in your auto policy (per person involved in a crash) that can be used for medical expenses.  There is no co-pay and rarely a deductible that has to be met. You also have up to 2 years to use this amount. No ... [Read More]
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What is that “popping” sound?

Many people want to know what the “popping” sound is that happens with a manual adjustment, i.e. being adjusted without the drop table or an instrument. The sound that is heard is called a “cavitation” and is the byproduct of fluid that acts as a lubricant in your joints, known as synovial joints. When the joint capsule stretches through the ... [Read More]
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Where to turn for low back pain relief

Harvard Medical School published a health letter recommending chiropractic care for your lower back pain.  Click on the link below to read the full article. https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/where-to-turn-for-low-back-pain-relief ... [Read More]
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Frozen Shoulder

Chiropractic and Frozen Shoulder Did you know that chiropractic care has been shown to help with frozen shoulder? The reason has been hypothesized that the real issue is neuromechanical in nature: the malpositioning of the neck and occiput irritate the 11th cranial nerve that controls the trapezius muscle. This malfunction of the trapezius (aka trap) may result in reduced shoulder abduction, ... [Read More]
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Backpack Safety

More than 79 million students in the United States carry school backpacks.1 More than 2,000 backpack-related injuries were treated at hospital emergency rooms, doctor’s offices, and clinics in 2007.2 It is recommended that a loaded backpack should never weigh more than 10% of the student’s total body weight (For a student weighing 100 pounds, this means that the backpack should weight no ... [Read More]
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