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Whiplash More Than Neck Pain

By- Dr.Randy

Most of us sustain some form of whiplash at some time in our lives. From the fall off the bicycle to the rear-ended motor vehicle accident, the extent of injury can vary from mild to sever. The symptoms include the obvious; neck pain and stiffness, headaches, shoulder and upper back pain to the not so obvious; numbness in hand/arm, dizziness, ringing in ears, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating or remembering, sleep disturbances and fatigue. If you symptoms were significant enough you

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The Season for Sneezing

By- Dr.Randy

With spring’s latent arrival to the Upper Valley comes the deluge of pollens and spores from our local trees and grasses. To many this is the time to take Allegra, Claritin, or one of the numerous other allergy drugs being pushed today. Now don’t get me wrong; I’m not against these drugs since they are often quite effective for temporary relief. But often people are told to take them indefinitely or for weeks at a time. To me “temporary” is

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The Leading Cause of Drug Fatalities

By- Dr.Randy

According to U.S. Poison Control centers the leading causes of drug fatalities in the U.S. in 1996 were in the following order: One: Acetaminophen* (substitute for aspirin found in many name brand painkillers.) i.e.: Tylenol Two: Cocaine Three: Prescription narcotics Four: Calcium channel blockers (used to treat hypertension) Five: Amitriptyline (antidepressant) Six: Benzodiazepines (such as valium) Seven: Aspirin (Source: Easton T., What you don’t know can kill you. Forbes Magazine, Jan.12, 1998.) As you can see pain killers are a

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Still Suffering? Doctor shopping?

By- Dr.Randy

Are you one of the many who have been to all the experts, taken all the prescribed drugs and have yet to find out why you still feel lousy? What if you could easily and inexpensively find out what is really wrong and discover what can be done to remedy the situation? All the classic blood test, CT scans, MRI’s , and x-rays can be extremely valuable in determining a person’s diagnosis and then treatment. But very often all these

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Every Breath You Take

By- Dr.Randy

Most of us never think about how we are breathing. After all it just happens without thinking. On average, you breathe 23,000 times a day,which adds up to a lot of air in fact it adds up to 2,000 gallons or 35 pounds a day. During normal breathing air travels at about 50 miles per hour, but during a sneeze or cough it can reach speeds of 750 miles per hour. If you could spread out your lungs completely flat,

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