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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Douse the Flames of Inflammation

Our ancestors from the Stone Age survived because their physiology evolved to match the environment that existed back then. But the typical diet and lifestyle of today - far different from those of Paleolithic times - puts you at risk for chronic degenerative conditions.

Top 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulder and Avoid Rotator Cuff Problems

Shoulder problems are an all-too-common occurrence. Dr. Lavine offers guidance on the best exercises to keep your shoulder flexible, strengthen your rotator cuff, and avoid shoulder pain.

Rebuild Cartilage Health with Chiropractic Adjustments

Cartilage has no direct blood supply so it depends on periodic loading and unloading to get its nutrition. Chiropractic can help with this.

Rebuilding Cartilage Health: One More Rationale for Chiropractic Adjustments

Cartilage has no direct blood supply so it depends on periodic loading and unloading to get its nutrition. Chiropractic can help with this.

Barefoot Running Benefits – Reality or Hype?

I heard a lot about "barefoot" running and wanted to find out more about it, so I read much of the research and even tried it out myself....

Cardio Conditioning for Back Pain

Proper exercise is critical to alleviating low back pain and keeping it from coming back. Exercises for core support and spine limbering are well-established modalities in the war on back pain. But what about the specific effects of cardiovascular conditioning on the low back? Can low back pain sufferers help themselves by hitting the treadmill?

How to Choose the Right Chiropractor

Finding the right doctor of chiropractic to help you improve your health can be a daunting experience. Dr. Lavine offers some sample questions you can use in interviewing your potential chiropractor.
Understanding CranioSacral Therapy Part 1

Understanding CranioSacral Therapy Part 1

Discover the secrets of Craniosacral Therapy - one of the gentlest forms of hand-on treatment used by chiropractors and other body work experts.

Harmful Gut Bacteria Contribute to Your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Take advantage of the latest research that links altered gut bacteria to fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Restless Leg Syndrome and What to Do About It

Restless leg syndrome can plague you with tight, painful, cramping legs when you're trying to sleep at night. You can benefit from a few tips...

Five Steps to Take When Back Pain Strikes

When back pain strikes, you'll know some simple steps to help you get out of pain quickly.

Restore Lean Muscle

Chronic pain and chronic illness drain your body of its strength. Not only do you feel weaker, you actually lose muscle bulk. And the longer the problem goes on, the more muscle mass you lose. But wait, it gets worse…

Self-Care of the Low Back and a Pioneering New Zealand Physiotherapist

Discover some tips for taking care of your low back based on the work of Robin McKenzie, the pioneering New Zealand physiotherapist. Following his guidelines, it's likely you can find a favorable position to release your low back and alleviate pain.

Alternatives to Sports Drinks

One of the super-fit athletes in my practice asked me if there was a healthy way to hydrate and boost energy during a race. Yes, Virginia...

Disc damage can be reversed – here’s proof

One innovative method to help with the treatment of herniated discs is flexion-distraction treatment.

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