Opiod induced pain and disability

female pills in hand

One problem with relying on opiod medication for chronic injury related pain (chronic opiod therapy) is that over time it becomes less effective. The pain relieving effects of opiod therapy are known as its’ analgesic effects and the utilization of ongoing opiod therapy usually results in tolerance to its analgesic effects. In the past, opiod […]

Mental health conditions genetically related


What do 5 seemingly very different mental health conditions have in common? According to the largest genetics study of its kind, the same genetic factors may underlie each of these mental health conditions: Schizophrenia Bipolar disorder Autism Major depression, and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Researchers were quick to point out that a genetic propensity […]

Smoking statistics in the United States


Chronic tobacco smoking is associated with increased back pain and are often dramatically helped by all-natural back care options such as chiropractic care. We believe this may be due to disturbed oxygenation of deep spinal tissues by tiny arterioles damaged by smoking.  Inhaling other forms of air pollution may also have this effect. An article […]

Women with a greater sensitivity to pain


Lead researcher Dr. Diana Fleischman has recently published a study in the March 25, 2013 journal “Health Psychology” which looks at a particular group of women who have greater sensitivity to pain.  For this study Dr. Fleishman measured three factors: Blood concentrations of two stress hormones, cortisol and norepinephrine Whether or not the woman had […]

Marathon running to burn calories


Many people are surprised to realize how many calories are burned with the running of a marathon (26.2 miles). That number of calories burned to make it through a marathon varies depending upon variables such as the weight, age, and gender of the runner. For example, a heavier younger male runner will burn more calories […]

Early Alzheimer’s linked to high carb diet

elderly male drivnig

Heavy carbohydrate food consumption is associated with a 400% increased risk for a mental condition, known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Dietary proteins and fats, on the other hand, were found to be protective. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic monitored the food preferences of over a thousand older adults over the course of 4 years […]

The 8 step belly fat to inflammation theory


It is theorized that a self-perpetuating inflammatory insulin resistance cycle exists and occurs in the following manner: 1.  Superficial midsection (abdominal) fat cells have a more difficult time obtaining sufficient oxygen and with this these cells are more likely to be dying, creating inflammation. 2.  Inflammation alters insulin signaling pathways. 3.  Large amounts of muscle […]

Sugar math and addiction

Are sugar substitutes the answer?

If we follow the math of the 2003 World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations that “added sugar” be less than ten (10) percent of the calories we consume, that would be 150 calories from added sugar for a 1500 calorie per day diet.  Needless to say WHO made this recommendation in the face of fierce industry […]

Top 10 Reasons to Consult with Dr. Sinner

Experience.  Dr. Alan Sinner, of the Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center of Puyallup, has been a licensed health care provider / health educator for 20+ years.  With this experience has come the ability to listen and ask the right questions to ensure that each patient and client the best opportunity to meet their particular needs […]

The insulin cancer hypothesis


  In 1971 cancer was the #8 cause of death in the US.  By 2006 cancer had become the #1 cause of death in the US.  And during the past 40 years people in the US have become increasingly overweight. Now it is estimated that 20% of deaths from cancer in women are estimated to come from […]