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Sciatica: A “Pain in the Butt” and Leg Craig W. Brue, D.C. Sciatica is often associated with pain, numbness, tingling, and aching in the lower back, hip, buttock, thigh, calf, and foot. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest of all the body’s nerves, running from the lower back (the fourth and fifth lumbar…

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Are You Missing the Magic Ingredient? Dr. Craig W. Brue, D.C. This past week ‘Mary’ returned to my office for another episode of lower back pain. She advised me that she had done everything to eliminate the back pain including morning stretches, back massages from her husband, hot packs, and generous doses of Ibuprofen. I…

2 Your Health: Massage and Autoimmune Disease: Are There Benefits?

Heidi Overman, LMT According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) in autoimmune diseases, the immune system, which ordinarily defends the body against outside infection, mistakes the body’s own cells, tissues, and organs as foreign—and attacks them accordingly. Some diseases involve one part of the body, such as multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks…

2 Your Health: Your Pain Medication Might Be Killing You

Dr. Craig Brue Many patients feel safe because their family medical doctor has prescribed a strong narcotic medication for acute or chronic back pain.  Just because your doctor prescribes a pain medication does not mean that it is either safe or effective. Medications always have harmful side effects. In fact, there are always more side effects with…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Can Massage Help? Heidi Overman, LMT #MT-24997 What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? As defined by Ruth Werner’s A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, CTS is a set of signs and symptoms brought about by the entrapment of the median nerve between the carpal bones of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament…