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Dear Dr. Konicki,

Question: My low back hurts when I stand for even short periods of time. It seems to go away when I walk or sit down. What could cause that?

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Jan
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My Headache is Gone!

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Question: I went to my chiropractor because of neck pain and she got rid of my daily headache. I haven't had one for months! How was she able to do that?

Answer: It sounds like you had a tension-type of headache. These usually arise in the neck and can radiate up into the head, forehead and eyes.

Chiropractic care is very effective for these types of headaches. Let me explain.

02
Jan
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My Leg Goes Numb When I Sit

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Question: My leg keeps going numb when I sit at my desk. If I get up, this will go away. What is going on?

Answer: When the back of your leg goes numb, this is called sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, approximately the size of your little finger.

02
Jan
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Natural Approach to Treating Ear Infections

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Question: My two year old has repeated ear infections and now the doctor wants her to have ear tubes. I have heard a chiropractor can treat this. Is that true?

Answer: Yes, chiropractors are able to treat ear infections. As you know, these can be extremely painful for your child and it is the most common illness affecting babies and young children.

02
Jan
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New Treatment for Nerve Injuries

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Question: I have heard that there are nerve transplants for people that are partially paralyzed. What can you tell me about this?

Answer: There are advances in surgery to help patients with nerve damage causing limb paralysis. These surgeries are for peripheral nerve injuries that cause loss of strength or feeling in your arm, hand or leg. These surgeries do not help paralysis from spinal cord injuries or stroke.

02
Jan
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One-Sided Low Back Pain

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If you have low back pain near your belt line, usually on one side only, and pain in your buttock, you probably have sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SJD). This simply means your sacroiliac joint isn't working right.

Sacroiliac joints are the largest joints in your spine. They are found at the base of your spine, between your ilium (the large, flat pelvic bone) and the sacrum (the upside - down triangular bone at the base of the spine).

02
Jan
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Outer Knee Pain

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Question: The outside of my knee hurts when I exercise. This happens when I run or ride my bike. Often my hip hurts as well. What could this be?

Answer: There is a good chance you have iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS).

27
Feb
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Dear Dr. Konicki,

Question: I am four months pregnant and my back has started to hurt. Since I can't take drugs for pain, what can I do?

02
Jan
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Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

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Question: My elderly mother recently fell and fortunately was only bruised badly. Do you have any suggestion for preventing falls?

Answer: Falling is a very serious threat to the elderly. It can easily cause broken bones, such as a hip that leads to long-term disability and eventual decline. Falling on your head may actually cause death.

02
Jan
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Protecting Your Bones

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Question: I am 55 year old woman and I am concerned about osteoporosis. Are there any natural ways to keep my bones strong?

Answer: Yes. A calcium supplement is the most common way, but let me first explain the basics of osteoporosis. It is called a "silent disease" because bone loss occurs without symptoms. Bone loss causes them to become brittle, less dense and more prone to fractures, which then causes pain. Osteoporosis affects more than 20 million women and 5 million men in this country, primarily over the age of 45.