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REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has passed legislation that will allow people to pay privately for MRIs.
Seeking to improve the reliability of medical testing, an international team of top experts has released new guidelines for doctors and scientists on how to best report their assessments of new and existing diagnostic tests.
Not surprisingly, workers whose job requires them to stand for many hours a day commonly experience foot pain and discomfort. This can ultimately lead to other implications of the foot and the kinetic chain.
A patient in her late 50s presented with back and left leg pain. This had been a problem for decades as the degenerative scoliosis was catching up to her quickly. Her pain prevented her from sleep. Her symptoms became constant and nagging, especially with walking and prolonged sitting.
Many chiropractors are guilty of trying to do too much too soon. Rushing things can be detrimental to the patient. They can get confused with the amount of information and treatment that comes at them. Unfortunately, this confusion can eventually lead to patients dropping out of care. We need to learn how to hold back a little in order for the doctor-patient relationship to blossom and allow people to experience chiropractic and health on another level.
The Conference Board of Canada study, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), says that it would cost the federal government $3.3 billion in the next year to implement three strategies to cope with the wave of aging baby boomers.
A study suggests men taking opioids for chronic pain are twice as likely as women to escalate to a high dose and die from drug-related causes.
Canadian governments have done little to address the crisis faced by autism families across the country. This sentiment was true in 2007 when it was put forward in the cross-party Senate report on the state of funding for the treatment of autism in Canada, aptly titled, Pay Now or Pay Later. And until recently, this sentiment could be used to sum up the role of the federal government, which has largely left the crisis up to provincial ministries to manage.
Erica Schenk has been a runner for 10 years, but a single snapshot of the curvy athlete may represent her most significant strides yet.
A newly published study from American and Canadian researchers challenges the common belief that males and females process pain in the same way.
Chiropractors who provide care for children – and families – can attest to the many benefits of a healthy spine to a growing child. However, this relatively new area of focus for chiropractic is susceptible to many misconceptions, among the public and the health-care community.
A new clinical decision rule for determining patients with higher risk of developing chronic low-back pain has been developed by researchers at the University of California San Francisco, University of Georgia and Kaiser Permanente.Researchers said the new clinical decision rule may help primary care providers predict which patients with acute low-back pain will progress to chronic low-back pain, information from the U.S. revealed, according to an article posted on the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) website.
Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it.
A new paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has urged orthopedic surgeons to help combat the increasing "opioid epidemic" that is transpiring in the U.S.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has urged health-care practitioners and patients to consider the potential benefits of conservative approaches to treatment of back pain in light of recent research calling into question the efficacy of acetaminophen in the management of spinal pain.

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