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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Hospitals Benefit From High Rate of Surgery Mistakes

It’s a tragedy that the current medical system has strayed so far from its basic mission of protecting people’s health. Financial incentives have become so skewed that they actually encourage sub-standard care. Two recent articles offer powerful evidence.
Improving hamstring rehab exercises

Improving hamstring rehab exercises

More than thirty years ago I learned valuable movement principles from one of my mentors -Irmgard Bartenieff. She strongly emphasized the need for integrated exercise that involved trunk stabilization. Now new research shows the importance of this approach in hamstring rehab.

Rewrite Your Experience of Depression and Chronic Pain

If you experience depression and chronic pain, don't let negative emotions take over. Discover how to rewrite your experience and introduce counterbalancing thoughts.

Weight Loss Secrets

It’s been theorized that if everyone who wanted to lose an extra 10-20 pounds actually lost the weight and kept it off, the cumulative disappearance of body mass would destabilize the earth’s orbit and send the planet hurtling off into interstellar space. Actually, that's not true at all. But in this article you can discover a few things that are true about weight loss.
Research deepens questions about low back mri

Research deepens questions about low back mri

Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI's taken of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were prescribed inappropriately.
Frailty syndrome

Frailty syndrome

Frailty is becoming a major concern of physicians treating the elderly. Discover some of the components of frailty that gerontologists are studying in this guest post provided by Laurie G. Jacobs, MD of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica

MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica

Dutch researchers took MRI's of people with sciatica and compared them with MRI's taken one year later. Patients who had had surgery were less likely to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean?
Dynamic control of movement is key to low back pain

Dynamic control of movement is key to low back pain

Scientists now can test subtle details of trunk postural control and compare the movement skill of those with back pain and those without.

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis vs. Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

The distinctions between degenerative spondylolisthesis and isthmic spondylolisthesis.

Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebral compression fractures from osteoporotic bones affect more than half a million Americans each year. Other fractures occur from trauma or cancers spreading to the spine. Learn the risks and treatment strategies.

Do You Need Folate Supplements?

Facts about folate: its role in human metabolism, natural food sources, and the possible need for supplementation.

Guest Article: Your Personal Renewable Energy

Guest author Fran Parker describes how movement variation renews us and restores our energy.

Altered Gait and Early Cognitive Impairment Symptoms

Emerging research shows that changes in walking patterns can be early warning signs of dementia. But can someone with altered gait be retrained to walk with ease, elegance and balance, thus preventing cognitive decline?

Chiropractic for Seniors- What I’ve Learned

Dr. Lavine shares his insight into the challenges of providing chiropractic care for an aging population.

If You Have Back Problems Be Wary of These Three Exercises

Those with back problems need strengthening exercises to protect their low back but have to be wary to perform only low back-safe maneuvers.

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