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RE: [RC] Back surgery - Ranelle Rubin

That is a perfect way to put it Bruce! As someone who has always had a chiropractor and has had both my sons treated as they became athletes, I wish more folks would see the benefit to being balanced and stable instead of masking pain with drugs!

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

916-663-4140 home office
916-718-2427 cellular
916-848-3662 fax

> Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 07:00:17 -0700
> From: bweary@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: Ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [RC] Back surgery
> Hi Kathy--
> Inversion tables fell out of favor a few years ago, as there was some
> concern over possible complications such as stroke or increased pressure
> in the eyeballs. The current literature seems to have put those concerns
> to rest. I would not invert to 90 degrees, however. A 30-60 degree
> inversion for 5-15 minutes a day would probably maximize any beneficial
> effects, and those will undoubtedly vary from person to person. If you
> have persistent pain, I recommend seeking proper diagnosis and
> treatment. I advise patients to see the pain as the tip of the iceberg,
> with the underwater part being the actual underlying orthopedic
> condition causing that pain. When you look at it that way, you'll
> understand there is an important difference between "pain relief" and
> "recovery." They are not equivalent, and often patients terminate
> treatment for various conditions based solely on relief of pain, and
> before their condition is stabilized. Some examples would be stopping
> antibiotics when your throat first begins to feel better, or quitting
> rehab when your post-surgical knee pain quits. Following through offers
> a more complete benefit in nearly all therapies, and that applies to
> fixing back problems, too. Good luck, Dr Q
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[RC] Back surgery, Bruce Weary DC