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Miracle Or Snake Oil?

The medical field is so ever changing that keeping current in advancements has caused most of us to “catch up with the sun,” but it’s sinking. Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy When patients come to me with the same curiosity for a particular miraculous cure-all, it forces us to investigate what it is. I have heard of stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, … Continue reading Miracle Or Snake Oil?

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INSIDE LOOK: Volusia Eye Associates

Interview by Tiffany Yancey // Photos by Kelsey Walters New Smyrna Beach Location: 415 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach 32169 Edgewater Location: 602 W. Indian River Blvd., Suite 1 Edgewater 32132 Interview with Robert “Hank” Routh, M.D. Q: Not to be too cliché, but what was your vision when deciding to open Volusia Eye Associates? A: To provide advanced surgical and medical care with compassion … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Volusia Eye Associates

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Not My Neck

Chronic Headaches and Neck Pain Every now and then a patient comes to me with chronic headaches and neck pain that was referred to me by their primary care provider for evaluation with one stipulation – no cervical manipulation. The patient also reiterates that they do not want their neck to be cracked or popped.  The Fear of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Neck I get … Continue reading Not My Neck

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INSIDE LOOK: Abundant Health Day Spa

Where Relaxation Meets Wellness  Interview with Owner Cindi Flanagan by Tiffany Yancey // Photos by Kelsey Walters Q: When did Abundant Health Day Spa first open and what is your mission? A: I acquired Abundant Health Day Spa in November 2013. It had already been here about 10 years. I visited the spa and saw a vision of what it could be. I had been in … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Abundant Health Day Spa

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Change Your Ways

Long Hours of Sitting and Back Pain In one of my previous articles, “flexion-intolerant low back pain” was mentioned briefly, but not elaborated on extensively. Sitting is considered the new smoking because the increasing amount of time at a desk, driving or relaxing on the couch is just as detrimental to your health. People are creatures of habit, so they continually create or reinforce pain … Continue reading Change Your Ways

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To CBD or Not to CBD?

CBD Oil – Its Uses and Effects on the Body The days of reefer madness are long gone with the marijuana gold rush sweeping the nation. The stigma of cannabis is lessening as they are finding medicinal benefits without the adverse side effects that most pharmaceutical medicines have. There are, on the other hand, psychotropic side effects from the THC compound found in marijuana. That … Continue reading To CBD or Not to CBD?

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Chiropractic Treatment for Pain Relief

The Good and the Bad of Lower Back Pain Treatment Options With the opioid epidemic upon us in full swing, people in chronic pain are having to seek alternative methods for relief to stave off the rampant addiction to painkillers. Recently, the most prestigious university in America or the world, Harvard, has recommended chiropractic care for the first line of defense for low back pain. … Continue reading Chiropractic Treatment for Pain Relief