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Turmeric: The "Golden First-Line Therapy" for Joint Health

Results of a 2017 double-blind, placebo-controlled, three-arm study showed safety and efficacy of both the low and high doses of the turmeric complex extract for patients with osteoarthritis.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Practice Management
Chiropractic AND Functional Medicine? You Can Do Both
Practice Management

Integrate Multiple Approaches to Provide More Comprehensive Healthcare

Whichever medical discipline we choose should be leveraged as a cornerstone of our approach to healthcare. To offer more comprehensive healthcare, it is beneficial to adopt different and additional tools.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Musculoskeletal Health
Top Nutrient Protocols for Acute Injury Recovery
Musculoskeletal Health

Top Nutrient Protocols for Acute Injury Recovery

In this article, we cover three broad recommendations for acute pain and inflammation as well as those for tissue and collagen repair.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Practice Management
In-clinic supplement dispensary
Practice Management

Elephant in the Room: Stigma Against Offering Supplements

A whole tribe of lifestyle medicine practitioners have been utilizing supplements and know that it has clinical benefits. Benefiting financially is OK as long as you are helping your patient.

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP, Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Musculoskeletal Health
Musculoskeletal Health

Microtrauma: The Little Things Matter

It was a typical Monday morning. I walked into one of our treatment rooms and encountered a fit, 53-year-old female patient in severe pain. She had severe right cervical pain that radiated into her right arm and hand. Her debilitating pain drastically...

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Immune Health
Immune Health

The Immune System, Inflammation and Musculoskeletal Health

The musculoskeletal (MSK) system is the focus of attention in many of our practices, with pain and function being the focal point of attention. I would love to broaden this scope of thinking to include the concept of immune health and inflammation, and how they are influenced by the MSK system. Part of the reason I'm shining a light on this topic is that in recent decades, the focus has narrowed on just pain and function, but there is so much more to these intricately linked systems.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Wellness
Wellness

Health Benefits of Collagen: A Practitioner's Perspective

It is the start of a busy Wednesday morning and I walk into treatment room #2. One of my long-time patients is sitting on the treatment table, beaming at me, and says, "Doc, that stuff you gave me last month just rocked my socks!" Not quite knowing how to take that statement, I inquired, "Umm, how do you mean?" They replied, "My chronic knee pain is significantly better, and that deep hip pain is now well enough for me to sleep through the night!"

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

The 4 Best Phytonutrients for Arthritis

Inflammation is the most common target for arthritis symptom management. However, to get to the root cause and ultimately improve outcomes, the target must incorporate the microbiome and consider systemic inflammation. Diverse pleotropic phytonutrients not only relieve local inflammation caused by the degradation of cartilage, but also enhance microbiome diversity and the gut epithelium, which helps reduce systemic inflammation. Here are the top phytonutrients I recommend for my arthritis patients:

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

How to Start a GroupExercise Program in Your Practice

"Exercise is medicine." This is probably one of the most to-the-point and impactful pieces of advice you can give your patients. The improvements exercise imparts on health, including rate of healing and decreased pain, are so significant that we are doing our patients a disservice if we neglect to encourage exercise in all its forms.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Musculoskeletal Health
Musculoskeletal Health

Case Study: Peripheral Neuropathy

Chronic pain is a widespread, incapacitating and expensive condition. In the United States alone, an estimated 126 million adults reported some type of pain in the previous three months, with 25.3 million adults (11.2%) reporting daily (chronic) pain and 23.4 million (10.3%) describing intense pain.1 Chronic pain costs the United States an estimated $560 to $635 billion annually.1

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

3 Patient Cases that Always Benefit from Nutritional Protocols

Your day begins as soon as you set foot in your office. Ten patient messages await your attention; an insurance denial on a patient's MRI beckons from your desk; one of your staff, who manages patient services and scheduling, calls in sick. As you begin responding to patient messages and mentally prepare for the day, you see your first patient pull into the parking lot. Before you know it, the day is over, and you can't help but wonder how you survived.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Pain, Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: A Fresh Perspective for a Growing Epidemic

From the pages of medical journals to the worried minds of family members watching loved ones suffer, the opioid crisis continues to permeate our society. Whether in chiropractic, allopathic or physical therapy offices, clinicians must focus on bringing awareness and solutions to patients concerned about physical pain and the very-real risk of addiction.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Wellness
Wellness

Strategies to Move Patients from Acute Injury to Long-Term Wellness

If patients are experiencing low back pain, they're not alone. About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes, and it is one of the most common reasons patients seek out medical care. Most causes of low back pain are not acute broken bones or traumatic accidents, but subacute/overuse injuries in which increased mechanical stress accumulates and degenerates body tissues over time, resulting in tissue failure. Any injury, whether categorized as a micro or macrotrauma, results in biomechanical dysfunction and is commonly characterized by both pain and inflammation.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Lifestyle Medicine's Approach to Tackling the Chronic Pain Problem

According the CDC, NIH, and Institute of Medicine, more than 30% of Americans are living with some form of chronic or severe pain. To put this in perspective, 116 million Americans live in pain, compared to the 30.3 million who suffer from diabetes, 25.4 million who suffer from cancer, and 14.7 million who suffer from heart disease. More people have chronic pain than suffer from major chronic diseases, and the economic burden and complexity of chronic pain are of epidemic proportions-and growing. Musculoskeletal pain is the number one presenting complaint in clinicians' offices, and most are ill-equipped to handle it.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

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