Ron Spallone's Posts

Should You Get a Cortisone Shot for Low Back Pain?

Should you get a cortisone shot for low back pain? Many patients come to our alternative medicine clinic in Lakewood, Colorado dire straits when it comes to low back pain from a herniated, bulging or degenerated disc. Oftentimes the standard course of action is (in sequential order) : anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, cortico-steroid injections and then surgery. That sequence of events or rec... Read More »

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Sarapin: A Healthy Alternative to Cortisone

Alternatives to Cortisone: Sarapin Injections   When it comes to chronic pain management – especially in regards to muscle nerve and joint pain – the go-to treatment these days is cortisone. Cortisone has a great track record of being effective when it comes to both the management of pain and the reduction of inflammation. It’s important to note that cortisone is a chemical compound that owes... Read More »

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Can A Chiropractor Help With Whiplash?

Immediately following an accident it might not sound to appetizing to go to a chiropractor, so you may be asking yourself, “Can a chiropractor help with whiplash?” If you’ve ever suffered the soft tissue injuries and neck pain associated with whiplash, then you already know it’s no picnic. It’s not hard to see why either. “Whiplash” itself is a non-medical term for an accel... Read More »

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Is A Herniated Disc The Same Thing As A Bulging Disc?

Herniated, bulging, ruptured and deteriorated discs are being diagnosed more frequently today than ever before. Not because more cases are occurring but rather improved MRI imaging allows doctors to visualize these conditions in greater detail and sooner than ever before. This has been a tremendous benefit for patients who no longer have to undergo exploratory surgery to find out what is causing t... Read More »

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The ALCAT Test: An Individualized Food Blueprint

  Have you been to the doctor multiple times and no matter what tests he or she orders, they can’t seem to find any major answers? Or on the other side of the fence, are your aches and ailments starting to accumulate like a cluttered closet? There is no end-all, be-all, cure-all when it comes to optimum health, but there is one thing I know for certain- you are what you eat. More appropriatel... Read More »

All-Natural Trigger Point Injections – Sarapin

All-Natural Trigger Point Injections – Sarapin

All- Natural Trigger Point Injections as a Safe and Effective Alternative to Cortisone Have you ever heard of Sarapin? Odds are you probably haven’t. However, if you’ve ever suffered from chronic back, neck, or joint pain the odds are overwhelming that you have probably heard of or received Cortisone (a cortico-steroid). Serapin, however is used in all-natural trigger point injections. So wh... Read More »

Famous Athletes, Celebrities Admit Health Secret Wasn’t Steroids…

A number of celebrities and pro athletes now openly admit that they wouldn’t be as successful as they are today if it weren’t for something they willingly chose to incorporate into their weekly routines during their multi-million dollar performances. Surprising to some…it’s chiropractic care. 1. Arnold Schwarzenegger – Athlete, Actor and Governor. Arnold actually has ... Read More »

Whiplash Treatment, Signs and Symptoms

When discussing whiplash treatment, many people are often confused by the term “whiplash”.  Whiplash is considered a non-medical term for a sprain/strain injury of the neck, which often occurs after an abrupt jerking motion of the head backwards and then forward commonly after car accidents.  The technical mechanics of what happens is the result of an acceleration/deceleration of the vehicle due t... Read More »

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Neck Pain: What You Should Know

Neck pain: A pain in the neck! Ever wondered why an extremely annoying or an absolutely pest of a person is called “a pain in the neck?” The idiomatic expression, “a pain in the neck,” was first used in the 19th century as a more polite version of the expression “a pain in the ass.” This was coined presumably because neck pain, like the person one is alluding to, can be very annoying. Neck pain is... Read More »

Back Injuries – Explained

Back Injuries – Explained

Back injuries can rain on your parade like nothing else. Your back is probably the most under appreciated yet uncared for part of the body. More often than not, the back suffers an injury at least once in a person’s lifetime. Read More »

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