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Trent Northcutt, 42, a corporate executive in New York City, had been suffering from lower back pain and leg pain for about three years, to the point that he was "cautious about picking up the simplest thing," he remembers.

Latest Stories Ian Thomsen: Williams a tough point guard for a tough coachupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 15:51:00

BOSTON -- Deron Williams sat on a metal chair Tuesday thumbing at his phone in the basement of a downtown gym. His back had locked up on him. His left calf was badly bruised and his hamstring was tight.

CNNMoney: Can't afford health care? Barter for itupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 04:55:00

A few entrepreneurs are exploring a novel solution to the problem of finding affordable health care for themselves and their staff: Swap for it.

What to tell your doctorupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 21:03:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses a list of things patients keep from their doctors, but shouldn't.

10 'secrets' you shouldn't keep from your doctorupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 21:03:00

Do you remember the scene in the movie "Something's Gotta Give" where Jack Nicholson's character lies about Viagra to a doctor in the emergency room?

Costly treatments don't relieve back painsupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:49:00

According to a 2008 study from the University of Washington, expenses related to back and neck pain have increased to more than $80 billion a year, but functional disability and work limitations do not seem to be improving. In other words, patients are spending money on prescription pain medications, surgery and MRIs and other imaging studies on a problem that, in most cases does not require a doctor's care. Most patients would do just as well by waiting, exercising or taking over-the-counter pain medications before visiting the doctor.

Treating that pain in the neckupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:39:00

Back and neck problems are among the most commonly encountered issues in clinical practice. Can a remedy such as enlisting a chiropractor work? And when should a person seek treatment for back pain?

What TV stars would make in real lifeupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 09:48:00

The guys from HBO's comedy series "Entourage" have it pretty good. Lounging by the pool every day, buying (and selling) movies, last-minute trips to Vegas, driving luxury cars, private jets with Kanye West to Cannes, France ... no big deal.

Well meaning meddlers -- how to deal with themupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 11:27:00

As the mother of a toddler, Stephanie Delger has learned how to pick her battles. Stem-Cell Treatments for Petsupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 16:00:00

With owners willing to spend more and more on their pets' health, vets are increasingly turning to alternative treatments

Birth control pills, salon haircuts can raise stroke riskupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 10:22:00

In April 1993, Britt Harwe, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, was in a good place in her life. She was 26 years old and married to a wonderful guy, and they had a daughter, Caitlin, who was just about to turn 2. She had a job she loved, too. As a customer-service representative at an insurance agency, she'd spend long hours with a phone cradled between her neck and shoulder. So when she woke up one morning with an extremely painful stiff neck, she wasn't surprised -- just a little concerned. "I wanted to get it taken care of right away because I didn't know if I'd be able to work or take care of my daughter," she says.

FSB: Drumming up business with direct mailupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 13:00:00

Dear FSB: We are a SaaS (software as a service) company that delivers a fully integrated practice-management system for chiropractors. However, we are are on a very tight budget and we are struggling with our marketing and sales. Can you give me any insight into how to create a direct campaign that will get doctors' attention?

Money Magazine: From Acupuncture to Vitamins: A guide to alternative therapiesupdated: Tue May 15 2007 16:04:00

With so many alternatives to conventional medicine, how do you know what works and what's just old-fashioned snake oil? Money Magazine takes a close look.

Fortune: The battle over your aching backupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 17:48:00

John Chiota was ready to try just about anything. After a 2001 car accident, Chiota, a 63-year-old Connecticut lawyer and probate judge, had lower back pain so bad that he often had to hear cases w...

Chiropractor deals with Congress' pains in neckupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 18:18:00

When a Supreme Court justice is nursing an aching back or a senator has a crick in the neck, Dr. William Morgan is the man they may call for help.

Money Magazine: Small Businessupdated: Wed Jan 01 2003 00:01:00


Money Magazine: Easing the Pain Insurers are starting to pay for alternative health care. Are you covered?updated: Wed Nov 01 2000 00:01:00

Like many journalists, I've long suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, a typing-related repetitive stress injury. Last year, though, physical therapy stopped doing me any good. When my doctor menti...

Money Magazine: Back Out Of Whack When your back goes out, is a chiropractor's office the place to go for help?updated: Sat May 01 1999 00:01:00

Spring is here, and as a winter-weary nation resumes outdoor activities like golfing and gardening, a resounding cry can be heard throughout the land: Oh, my aching back!


The Manhattan office of acupuncturist and herbalist Phyllis Bloom is serene by the standards of the medical profession. The fragrance of soothing oils and the faint sounds of Chinese music fill the...

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