Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System...
Latest WHO guidelines on chronic low back pain

Latest WHO guidelines on chronic low back pain

The WHO, recognizing chronic low back pain as the world's leading cause of disability, recommends spinal manipulation as practiced by chiropractors.
Spinal cord stimulators don’t relieve pain

Spinal cord stimulators don’t relieve pain

A Cochrane review in 2023 found little evidence that implanted spinal cord stimulators were effective for chronic back pain.
Why you should never give up on your potential for recovery

Why you should never give up on your potential for recovery

Patients who were candidates for low back surgery nonetheless universally showed improvement from a short program of rehab exercise care.
NSAID’s are bad for your heart, too

NSAID’s are bad for your heart, too

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAID's, are widely are used for pain, inflammation, arthritis, and injury. ...
Chronic back pain and chiropractic

Chronic back pain and chiropractic

Chiropractic care is more broadly researched than other treatments for chronic low back pain and it's safe and effective.
Be wary of the new class of drugs for migraine

Be wary of the new class of drugs for migraine

Emgality and Nurtec are examples of a new class of migraine medication, but their actions don't only block pain - they block the normal production of gut mucus.
The plastics in your body are harming your health

The plastics in your body are harming your health

No one escapes - plastics are everywhere in the environment and you've got the toxic residues of plastics in your ...
Depression is not due to altered serotonin metabolism

Depression is not due to altered serotonin metabolism

A recent review showed no link between serotonin levels and depression. Here are some natural and effective alternatives to SSRIs.
How to prepare for the next pandemic? Start with healthier people

How to prepare for the next pandemic? Start with healthier people

The Covid 19 pandemic has upended so much of our social order and stressed the health care system almost to its ...
What I learned about statins and muscle pain

What I learned about statins and muscle pain

Muscle pain is a common effect of statins. I need to be vigilant that patients who don't respond positively to manual therapy may have a problem with statins.
Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

PRP injections are a new, unproven method for soft tissue injuries. NTT, therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, and nutrition strategies are proven methods.
Endocrine disruptor chemicals place humanity at risk

Endocrine disruptor chemicals place humanity at risk

Male sperm counts have dropping alarmingly over the past fifty years. What's to blame? Environmental chemicals.
10 Toxic household items you should throw away now – Guest article

10 Toxic household items you should throw away now – Guest article

Today's guest article was written by Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, a Rheumatologist who's an expert on Environmental ...
Functional diagnostic medicine

Functional diagnostic medicine

Functional diagnostic medicine offers a new, effective approach to understanding the underlying causes of chronic diseases.
Heartburn, reflux & GERD

Heartburn, reflux & GERD

Symptoms of reflux are commonly managed with prescriptions for PPI's. But the functional diagnostic medicine approach digs deeper.

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