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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Can You Improve Your Vision with Chiropractic Care?

Can your vision be improved with chiropractic care? I've had two recent cases in which it has. And there are many more cases which have been reported in the literature.

A Tribute to Irmgard Bartenieff

Irmgard Bartenieff had a huge influence on my work and that of many others.

Speed Counts

Scientists are now studying how the biomechanics of your gait changes as you age. Awareness of basic movement patterns can help you maintain speed - and health - at any age.

Supplements vs. Food Diversity

Eating a diversity of foods ensures that you get the variety of micronutrients your body needs.

It’s Hot and Humid Out – Should I Exercise?

If you've got a baseline of fitness to begin with, and if you're careful, there are distinct benefits to working out in hot weather.
Three ways flexion-distraction helps heal the intervertebral disc

Three ways flexion-distraction helps heal the intervertebral disc

The DRX-9000 is effective in the treatment of herniated or bulging lumbar discs. There are a number of ways that the technique has its effect - this article outlines three of them.

Stop Placating the Volcano

Growing up as the child of an alcoholic, a patient of mine found herself in a similar situation to those whose religious practices were devised to placate the gods and godesses.

Guest Article: Four Types of Shin Splints and Their Causes

Chris Mallac describes different causes of shin splints and how to respond to each variety.
Rotator cuff problems, shoulder impingement or pain?   Look to your shoulder blade

Rotator cuff problems, shoulder impingement or pain? Look to your shoulder blade

Most shoulder problems can be traced back to imbalance of the scapula and the muscles that control and support it. Learn more.
Rotator Cuff Problems, Shoulder Impingement or Shoulder Pain?   Look to Your Shoulder Blade

Rotator Cuff Problems, Shoulder Impingement or Shoulder Pain? Look to Your Shoulder Blade

Most shoulder problems can be traced back to imbalance of the scapula and the muscles that control and support it. Learn more.

Exercise Changes Pain Modulation in the Brain

A report at the annual meeting of the American Pain Society describes changes in the brain that correlate with reduced pain after exercise in fibromyalgia sufferers.
Proven Link: tension headaches and weak neck muscles

Proven Link: tension headaches and weak neck muscles

Researchers have proven the link between weak neck muscles and headache. Learn a simple exercise that will help strengthen this key area.
My Dog Saved My Life

My Dog Saved My Life

It's not a story about little Timmy having fallen in the well. There's more than one way a dog can "save your life."
Don’t let your healing get stuck between second and third gear

Don’t let your healing get stuck between second and third gear

Transverse friction massage is one of several methods that can jump-start your healing when you have a nagging, chronic problem.

Which Exercise Builds the Most Muscle Mass the Quickest?

The benefits of the squat exercise for developing muscle mass and practicing alignment control.

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