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Merry Christmas, Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Just a word of gratitude to my patients.  Thank you for allowing me to serve you this past year.  I consider it an honor to be trusted with that most valuable asset, your health.  Have a wonderful and restful holiday season.  I look forward to working with you next year!

By John Olsen on December 24th, 2010 | Tagged with: | 1 Comment

Just 1,000 Acetomenophin Tablets in a Lifetime . . .

I’m referencing a study that goes back to 1994 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The group conducting this study concluded that taking 1,000 acetaminophen tablets/capsules/caplets in a lifetime can Double your chances of end-stage renal (kidney) failure!

1) I don’t know if this study has been reproduced in any way in the past 10 years . . .

2) The methods of these statistical studies can always be debated . . .

BUT . . .

1) It makes me a little concerned about my own renal health (I lived with chronic back pain for about 7 years before going to a chiropractor)

2) If this is true, a LOT of people are in trouble.

3) It was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which is considered a pretty reputable source.

It takes less than two years of regular use to reach 1,000 pills.  If you suffer from chronic back pain, neck pain, or headaches you should seriously consider chiropractic.  It has been proven to be much more effective than pain-killers over and over again in very reputable literature. You owe it to yourself (and your kidneys).

By John Olsen on December 21st, 2010 | Tagged with: | 2 Comments

Health Quiz #4

A 2009 study published in the journal Neurology concludes that people who consume the highest amounts of __________________ increase their risk of dementia (including Alzheimer’s) by 66 %.

A.  NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Tylenol, Advil, and Naprosyn

B.  Paint Chips

C.  Vitamin C

D.  “Water pills”

The answer is A, NSAIDS.  Eating lead paint chips is associated with dementia as well, but that’s old news.  A 66% increase in dementia risk associated with pain medication use is HUGE!  It should have been a top story on the major news networks and in all of the big newspapers and syndicated news sources!!

Chiropractic physicians offer drug-free options for restoring function and reducing back, neck, and joint pain plus many types of headaches.  It is a great way to reduce pain medication consumption, and thus, not leave you as vulnerable to developing dementia!

By John Olsen on December 2nd, 2010 | Tagged with: | 1 Comment

Health Quiz #2

According to a 1999 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, How many people will die in the next year   as a result of taking NSAIDS (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Mobic, Celebrex, and others)?

A.  4oo

B. 9,000

C. 16,500

D.  245,000

The answer is C, 16,500.  And that’s just deaths.  Over 100,000 hospitalizations will occur as a result of NSAID use.

Here’s the point.  Chiropractic has a very good track record of safety.  As with any other intervention, there are risks of injury associated with chiropractic treatment.  It is very rare, though. (Less than one death per year)  In fact, premiums for chiropractic malpractice insurance are only a fraction of the cost of premiums for medical malpractice insurance.  Simply stated, Chiropractic just doesn’t harm that many people.

By John Olsen on December 1st, 2010 | Tagged with: | 1 Comment

So You Don’t “Believe In” Chiropractic

From time to time, I hear the words “I (or my husband or wife or ‘doctor’) don’t believe in chiropractic.”  Or, I “I believe in” chiropractic (or swear by it, or whatever).  I’m not too crazy about that phrase either.

Here’s the good news:  It exists, whether you “believe in it” or not!  More good news:  a chiropractor can help most people at some point in their lives, whether they believe it or not!

There is now plenty of evidence in the medical literature (not just the chiropractic literature) that what we do is safe, effective, and cost effective for back pain, neck pain, and headaches.  Some of these studies suggest that it is the MOST effective way of treating these conditions (with exceptions, of course).

To simply discount chiropractic because you “don’t believe” in it is simply an uninformed decision, and in some cases, a sure sign of insecurity.

By John Olsen on November 17th, 2010 | Tagged with: | 1 Comment

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