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Empowering Patients Through Personalized Biomechanics

Personalized Biomechanics As many of you know, I work to help patients get control of their back and neck pain. I learnt early on that if a patient can see and truly understand the source(s) of their pain triggers, they can begin to understand which movements may be causing the problem while other movements can wind [...]

The language of chiropractic patient education No Nocebo

The language we use as professionals is important. When I took my chiropractic oath in 1999, it was the "first do no harm" I believed to be most important. As I began practice I could hear myself speak about findings and I struggled in the beginning to translate findings like 'degenerative disc disease' to the patient [...]

Systematic Review Encourages Education for Low Back Pain

In a recent study published in the European Journal of Pain [1. Wong JJ, Côté P, Sutton DA, Randhawa K, Yu H, Varatharajan S, Goldgrub R, Nordin M, Gross DP, Shearer HM, Carroll LJ,Stern PJ, Ameis A, Southerst D, Mior S, Stupar M, Varatharajan T, Taylor-Vaisey A. Clinical practice guidelines for the noninvasive management of low back [...]