Saturday, November 11, 2017

Just How Bad is the Opiate Epidemic?

The opiate epidemic is raging on and even has reared it's ugly head in paramedic services.  Article here

I am committed to providing any individual an alternative to pain relief, by providing chiropractic, a natural, safe and effective health care service.  To find out if chiropractic can help you, call today 1-805-527-7246 or email drwaynepress@yahoo.com

Dr. Press

Saturday, February 18, 2017

And the Back Pain Guidelines say...

Here is the purpose of the updated guidelines:

"The purpose of this American College of Physicians (ACP) guideline is to provide treatment guidance based on the efficacy, comparative effectiveness, and safety of noninvasive pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for acute (<4 weeks), subacute (4 to 12 weeks), and chronic (>12 weeks) low back pain in primary care". The rest is here

Start with the well known adverse effects of pain-killers:Read here

The bottom line of the updated guidelines is to try other natural methods of treatment, that have some supporting research as to effectiveness.  

As a doctor of chiropractic (DC), with over thirty years of clinical practice in the evaluation and treatment of back pain, I say this:

If you have back pain, give me call to see if chiropractic can help you.   Dr. Press



Just Taking Pain Pills isn't What It Use to Be

Just taking pain pills isn't what it use to be.  Now that the studies have finally been done, the truth is now known.  Pain pills do not help and may be causing more harm then good.  Read here

In the next blog, I will talk about a major guideline change in the treatment of back pain.  Spoiler alert:  It does not look good for traditional medical approaches to back pain.  Dr. Press

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hearing Loss and Pain Meds. What did you say?

Take a pill to cover up the pain and as bonus, it takes away your hearing.  Joking aside, there are risks with all treatments.  Be aware and choose your health care wisely.  Dr. Press

Article Here

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Texting While Driving Kills and now this...

"In 2015, 21% of the 31,166 fatal crashes in the U.S. involved at least one driver who tested positive for drugs after the incident — up from 12% in 2005"

Just another way the illegal and legal (prescription drugs) are stealing our future by killing our loved ones, family and friends.  Dr. Press 

Article Here

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES = NO INCREASED ARTHRITIS

Can we now put this ancient myth to rest as being a total lie. This lie was used by the anti-chiropractic crowd as one of the reasons not to have your back treated with chiropractic manipulative therapy. The facts are clear:  Chiropractic care is perhaps the safest and most effective procedure for spine and body pain syndromes.  Dr. Press

Article and Video

Monday, August 15, 2016

BEWARE: Acetaminophen + Pregnancy

So what is a woman, pregnant and in pain supposed to do to find relief?  Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in one the most commonly used over-the-counter pain medications 'Tylenol', apparently increases the odds of an over active child and/or ADHD.   Article and Video here

The article suggests "...other pain relief methods, such as hot packs, cold packs or massage." What about chiropractic?  One of many studies indicated "Most pregnant patients undergoing chiropractic treatment reported clinically relevant improvement..."  See Article Here

Know the facts and consider chiropractic.  Dr. Press