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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine
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.
The latest on muscle strength, balance training and brain fitness

The latest on muscle strength, balance training and brain fitness

Key topics from Dr. Lavine's lecture on Muscle Strength, Balance Training and Brain Fitness

Eat Like a Kid – Guest Article from Donna Fish

A guest article from Donna Fish, a social worker who specializes in eating disorders and helping parents foster healthy eating habits and a healthy body attitude in their children.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain – Part 3

Simple steps you can take to recover from fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain – Part 2

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain – Part 2

Part 2 of Dr. Lavine's article on fibromyalgia and chronic pain covers more of the basic scientific principles that are emerging as we grapple to understand this complex and diverse disease process.

Pain relief patches and gels

The variety of pain gels and patches can be bewildering. Here are the seven main types.

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