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Opiates vs. Opioids: What’s the Difference?

By Dr. Jason Crist / September 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Opiates vs. Opioids: What’s the Difference?

Bottom Line: Opiates vs. opioids – while they come from different sources, they are similar in a very specific way. Both opioids and opiates have caused millions of people looking for pain relief to enter a cycle of addiction. And the truth is that many of the people who are currently addicted to opioids weren’t…

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The Chronic Pain Crisis is the Opioid Crisis

By Dr. Jason Crist / September 14, 2022 / Comments Off on The Chronic Pain Crisis is the Opioid Crisis

Bottom Line: For decades, opioids were marketed as a “safer” alternative to treat chronic pain. And as the number of people seeking care for chronic pain began to rise, so did the number of people filling prescriptions for highly addictive opioids. If you’ve ever wondered “What is the opioid crisis?” – that’s the simple answer.…

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The Opioid Crisis: How Did We End Up Here?

By Dr. Jason Crist / September 7, 2022 / Comments Off on The Opioid Crisis: How Did We End Up Here?

Bottom Line: If you make it a habit to watch the news, you’ve probably wondered on more than one occasion “How did the opioid crisis start?” Well, the answer might surprise you. About 30 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in medicine regarding how pain was understood and treated. The number of people with…

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Woman blowing nose due to allergies.

How Do Chiropractors Treat Allergies?

By Dr. Jason Crist / June 10, 2019 /

Almost everyone deals with allergies. During allergy season, many people stock up on over-the-counter medications. Allergy symptoms can include itchy, watery eyes and a stuffy, sneezy nose. In industrialized nations, the most common chronic sickness is allergies. More people seem to be developing them all the time. Studies say up to 40 percent of the…

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man grabbing his lower back from pain likely caused by piriformis syndrome

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 27, 2019 /

Do you have sciatic nerve pain? Did you know piriformis syndrome can cause sciatic nerve pain? The piriformis muscle is found in the buttocks around the top of your hip joint.  This band-like, flat muscle rotates the thigh and stabilizing the hip joint.  Without this muscle, we would be unable to maintain balance, shift our…

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Saving Healthcare Costs with Chiropractic Treatment

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 11, 2018 /

Are you feeling the expense of health care costs without much of the benefit? Probably.   The United States tops the list of countries with the most expensive health care.  Health care is costing the US 3 trillion dollars. The average citizen paying $10,224 for health-related issues per year.  Japan pays half of that, with…

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Teenage boy talking on phone after his car wreck

Nine Ways a Chiropractor Can Help You After a Car Wreck

By Dr. Jason Crist / November 7, 2018 /

Even if your car wreck was only minor, you can still be left with serious injuries.  Regardless of the severity of the wreck, you should always be evaluated by a medical professional. It’s important to remember that some injuries will not show up immediately and may take days or sometimes even weeks to become apparent. …

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Woman holding neck in pain from fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Treatment

By Dr. Jason Crist / October 1, 2018 /

Fibromyalgia, a disorder that can cause chronic widespread pain across the musculoskeletal system, affects at least 2% of the general population, not counting those who never seek treatment for their pain.  This disease process affects women nearly ten times more than it affects men, and brings a host of bizarre and baffling symptoms with it. …

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Lady sitting at desk holding head in her hands because she has a tension headache or migraine

Chiropractic Care for Tension Headaches and Migraines

By Dr. Jason Crist / September 19, 2018 /

Headaches are such a common problem that they account for the largest majority of over the counter pain medication sales.  What if there was a way to reduce your headache’s intensity and frequency naturally, without all the potentially harmful side effects?  Chiropractic care can help. Headache Overview A common headache, such as a tension headache…

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Chiropractic Care in Osteoporosis

By Dr. Jason Crist / September 4, 2018 /

Osteoporosis:  An Overview Osteoporosis is a disease process that is characterized by deteriorating and thinning bones.  It results in fragile, easily fractured bones caused by a generalized weakening of the bone tissues. While bones unaffected by osteoporosis have a firm mesh covered by a strong outer layer, those that are affected by the disease will…

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