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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

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

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.

Martin Luther King’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Listening to an inspiring speech of Martin Luther King can make your heart beat stronger and give courage when you're feeling low. Here's an excerpt from his 1964 Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

Foods for pH balance

A good place to start improving your health is restoring normal acid-base balance to your body's tissues. Discover some key foods that help maintain proper body pH.

Healthy Games and Gym Activities for Kids. The Top Ten

What sports, games, and fitness activities are best for your kids? Here are some healthy choices based on the priorities I have for my family.

Making Sense of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

A tidal wave of chronic illness is making the lives of many people miserable and overwhelming our healthcare system. Doctors are frustrated in treating these nagging, overlapping problems: heart disease, fibromyalgia, depression, diabetes, and more. These chronic conditions can be helped by looking at the challenges posed by patients who have been hospitalized with sudden, acute illness, and using analogous treatment strategies.
Find a good pharmacist

Find a good pharmacist

An interview with a pharmacist covering the importance of establishing a relationship with a good pharmacist as part of your healthcare team.

News Flash: Chiropractic Saves You Money

A large study by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee showed that patients who saw a chiropractor for low back pain saved 40% as compared to those who saw a medical doctor first.

Chronic Pain Shrinks Your Brain

An important article by Craig Roberts, DC covers the negative effects on the brain of living with chronic pain and the benefits of chiropractic spinal manipulation to control long-lasting spinal pain.

Your Health Manifesto

Being healthy today isn't easy. You have to take an active role in fighting back against the societal trends that conspire to make you less healthy than you could be. Arm yourself with these powerful ideas to help you take control of your health.

Runners with Knee Pain

If you have outer knee pain when you run, you may have iliotibial band friction syndrome. Dr. Lavine has published an article updating our knowledge of its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle – They’re Even Worse Than You Think

The more we learn, the more it seems that a large portion of the health problems of modern life are caused by the fact that we sit too much. Reading this article will definitely motivate you to get of your derriere.

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