Joint Health

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Joint Health...
Strength training prevents knee arthritis

Strength training prevents knee arthritis

Strength training, performed at any time during your life, helps prevent knee arthritis.
One quarter of your body is collagen

One quarter of your body is collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and it's important to be able to synthesize it in large quantities. These nutritional strategies will help.
Chiropractors prove to be up to the challenge of neck pain

Chiropractors prove to be up to the challenge of neck pain

A new study showed that chiropractors treat neck pain at a lower cost, with far less use of drugs, expensive imaging tests, or surgery.
Intermediate-level rotator cuff exercises

Intermediate-level rotator cuff exercises

Many sports activities, including tennis, golf, swimming, or throwing, put a heavy load on the rotator cuff. Even ...
Knee injections? They don’t help much for arthritis

Knee injections? They don’t help much for arthritis

Four methods to help with osteoarthritis of the knee that may be better than injections of hyaluronic acid.
Ice versus heat

Ice versus heat

For years, the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation)has been the standard approach to healing from an injury. But it's all wrong.
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.
Spinal adjustments are even better for knee pain than rehab exercises

Spinal adjustments are even better for knee pain than rehab exercises

Recent research shows that spinal adjustments of the low back and pelvis help relieve knee pain even better than rehab exercises do.
3 exercises for the upper back & shoulders

3 exercises for the upper back & shoulders

Three exercises for the neck, upper back and shoulders.
Palpation is more accurate than I thought

Palpation is more accurate than I thought

I use palpation as one of my primary diagnostic tools. My years of experience give me confidence that I’m picking ...
A lot of shoulder rehab is backward

A lot of shoulder rehab is backward

Many common shoulder problems show up, at least in part, as tightness or limitations in the range of motion. If ...
Chiropractic effectiveness, safety, and cost savings – the latest research

Chiropractic effectiveness, safety, and cost savings – the latest research

Recent research documents chiropractic effectiveness, safety, and cost savings
Knee replacement surgery sometimes leads to long-term regrets

Knee replacement surgery sometimes leads to long-term regrets

The commonly prescribed procedure of knee replacement, though it helps many, also leads to chronic problems in a significant minority of cases.
Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Once you've injured your muscles or joints, it can be a challenge to return to full activity without further risk. ...
Protect your knees by walking fast. Five minutes will do it.

Protect your knees by walking fast. Five minutes will do it.

Humans are designed to move. But now we’re learning that we’re also designed to move fast. A team of ...

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