Your Body of Knowledge

Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Your Body of Knowledge

Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Three ways flexion-distraction helps heal the intervertebral disc

Three ways flexion-distraction helps heal the intervertebral disc

Lumbar flexion-distraction 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

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 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

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?

Which exercise builds the most muscle mass the quickest?

The benefits of the squat exercise for developing muscle mass and practicing alignment control.
My Favorite Hafiz Poem

My Favorite Hafiz Poem

Cast All Your Votes For Dancing I know the voice of depression Still calls to you. I know those habits that ...
A thought for the day

A thought for the day

The brain evolved to better serve the needs of the body. Not the other way around.
I like cookies

I like cookies

Sugar provides instant gratification to the brain's pleasure centers. No wonder I like cookies so much! Unfortunately, the pleasure comes with many health risks.

Number One Reason People Call Poison Hotline

The most common reason people call a poison hotline is the use of pain killer drugs.
Science reveals simple steps to health – 4 latest examples

Science reveals simple steps to health – 4 latest examples

The health breakthroughs we need don't have to come from a high tech research lab. Four recent scientific articles underscore the value of common sense and public health approaches.
Two things I learned from my patient Liz

Two things I learned from my patient Liz

My experience with Liz reinforced for me the risk of anesthesia, and also reminded me that the brain serves the body, not the other way around.
Three ways flexion-distraction helps heal the intervertebral disc

Three ways flexion-distraction helps heal the intervertebral disc

Lumbar flexion-distraction 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

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 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

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?

Which exercise builds the most muscle mass the quickest?

The benefits of the squat exercise for developing muscle mass and practicing alignment control.
My Favorite Hafiz Poem

My Favorite Hafiz Poem

Cast All Your Votes For Dancing I know the voice of depression Still calls to you. I know those habits that ...
A thought for the day

A thought for the day

The brain evolved to better serve the needs of the body. Not the other way around.
I like cookies

I like cookies

Sugar provides instant gratification to the brain's pleasure centers. No wonder I like cookies so much! Unfortunately, the pleasure comes with many health risks.

Number One Reason People Call Poison Hotline

The most common reason people call a poison hotline is the use of pain killer drugs.
Science reveals simple steps to health – 4 latest examples

Science reveals simple steps to health – 4 latest examples

The health breakthroughs we need don't have to come from a high tech research lab. Four recent scientific articles underscore the value of common sense and public health approaches.
Two things I learned from my patient Liz

Two things I learned from my patient Liz

My experience with Liz reinforced for me the risk of anesthesia, and also reminded me that the brain serves the body, not the other way around.

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