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Great article about patient education benifits

by Administrator 2. January 2013 11:11

Sherri Porter listed the framework for patient-centered care:

• inform me,
• engage me,
• empower me,
• partner with me and
• support my community.

Porter wrote, "Each phase builds on the one before, with progressively more sophisticated tools for practices to consider implementing or providing to patients in categories including "e-tools," forms, patient-specific education, patient access, patient-generated data and collaborative care. For example, through the five phases, forms develop from printable patient forms to interactive online forms to electronic forms integrated within the electronic health record (EHR) to interoperable collaborative care records."


Good Article about patient education from Chiro Economics

by Administrator 2. April 2012 15:02

Dr. Travis McDonough was quoted in this article.  Very insightful!



Doctor said, “I have sciatica”. Now, what to do?

by Administrator 20. January 2012 02:51

Doctor said, “I have sciatica”. Now, what to do?

Initial response

Often, it is the initial response of sciatica patients.  Afterward, they start running behind the remedies. Sciatica patients seek advice of others without knowing, what do they actually need on after diagnosing sciatica?

 And, feedback they get. Nothing can cure you, or………this medicine, surgery etc.

They search internet, participate on different forums, and sometimes even uses drugs without consulting the doctor. Afterwards, asking the questions like this, I’ have used ……or  ……. (Medicine) & it had affected my ……. (Body  parts). Or I have …. (No.) of surgeries within these few months, but not helping to remove pains.

What do sciatica patients need to know?

After diagnosing sciatica, your first question should be. What is the reason of my sciatica?

 There can be many reasons of sciatica like an injury, split disc, fracture, or the most common Piriformis syndrome. Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve of body. Whenever it is compressed, gets inflamed & degenerates. If you have been successful in diagnosing the reason behind sciatica pains, you can prevent it.

Why stretches & exercises important to avoid sciatica

Stretches & exercises have been tested & tried remedy during sciatica pains whether it’s due to piriformis or herniated disc. Surgeries or other medical treatments include chronic conditions of sciatica,   pelvic injury or fracture and tumors.

“Prevention is better than cure”. Stretches & exercises are cure as well as prevention of sciatica pains.  If you are feeling sciatica pains, try to comfort it through exercises & stretches .Which you can easily include in your daily life.

Take notice of Piriformis syndrome

Mostly people don’t bother, “why is Piriformis syndrome the frequent cause of sciatica”?

Piriformis is a muscle running along with your sciatic nerve. By stretching piriformis muscle, you can quickly remove sciatica pain. Piriformis syndrome is not a disease; it’s just a body disorder. Even it can hit young people. They can experience radiating pain in the buttock, posterior thigh and lower leg. The pain is exacerbated with activity, prolonged sitting, or walking.


Nobody can deny the importance of exercises to maintain a healthy life style. Before  rushing to painful remedies like needles, surgery, and medicine. Always try exercises & stretches as remedy to cure. Even a change of gait can remove your sciatica. Your first & foremost possible remedy should be only exercise.


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