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doctorchristopherrenneYou know I love a good cup or two of coffee.......

Date: August 2, 2018 | Time: 11:05am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

Coffee: Friend or Foe?Hello, friends! Why don't you sit down and take a load off. I was just brewing up a nice, dark pot of coffee. Let me pour you a big, steaming cup.Does that sound pretty good? I'll bet for most of you reading this, it does! Often it seems like we have more to do than there are hours in a day, and the one thing that helps us power through is that our cuppa Joe! According to.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneImportant safety bulletin: if you are getting an MRI, don't wear yoga pants!..

Date: July 2, 2018 | Time: 7:35am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

It's a Stretch: Yoga Pants Don't Belong in MRI Machines!Important bulletin: if you are getting an MRI, don't wear yoga pants!Yes, that's right - wearing certain types of spandex yoga pants into an MRI machine can be hazardous to your health!As a chiropractor, I frequently order MRIs for my patients. It is a powerful tool because it allows me to examine a patient's spine in much more detail for injury or other problems than an x-ray is able to reveal..... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneGot back pain? Then LIFT HEAVY THINGS!..

Date: May 14, 2018 | Time: 10:59am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

Put Your Back Into ItHello once again, Jacksonville. You've probably heard the phrase "Lift with your legs, not with your back" many times before. Everybody knows that it is important to protect your spine from injury by not lifting heavy objects, right? Well, believe it or not, I'm here to tell you today that recent studies show that this common wisdom is probably wrong.That's right, using your back more may actually protect it from injury! In fact, it may even.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneHappy Thanksgiving, Friends!..

Date: November 22, 2017 | Time: 10:44am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

Hello, friends of mine!I hope this greeting finds you happy and well today. I hope that you are gearing up for a joyous Thanksgiving as you read this, and that you will be surrounded by family, friends and love. I hope you enjoy more food and drink than you think you should. And I really hope you don't beat yourself up too bad for doing so.I also hope you stay out of harms way through your travels and celebrations.My friend,.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneIf not opioids, then what, Doc?..

Date: August 31, 2017 | Time: 6:34am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

That is the Million Dollar question for thousands of people who just want the pain to stop.As promised in my last blog post, here in one doctor's opinion on the matter:Dr. Robert H. Smerling, MD, Faculty Editor and a regular contributor to the Harvard Health Publication writes this in his recent entry Here's something completely different for back pain:"A recent study found that NSAIDs did not work well for back pain. But, new recommendations take that conclusion even further: it.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneWhy should I care about this so called "opioid crisis" Dr. Chris?..

Date: August 15, 2017 | Time: 7:29am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

Hello again, friends. Recall, last week we defined what and opioid/narcotic medication was. Today, I'd like to expand on why YOU should care in the first place."Calls have come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for a shift away from opioid use toward non-pharmacologic approaches to address chronic pain. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, as have sales of these prescription drugs..... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneWhat exactly is an Opioid and why should I care, Doc?..

Date: August 10, 2017 | Time: 6:12am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

Thank you for taking the time to read part 2 in my ongoing series highlighting the growing dangers of prescription and non prescription Opiod (narcotic) medications. Here is a recent description provided by the American Society of Addiction Medicine:"Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin as well as the licit (legal) prescription painrelievers, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others. Opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the brain.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneEmergency! Please read and share..

Date: August 8, 2017 | Time: 12:20pm | Posted By: Christopher Renne

Tallahassee, Fl - In an unprecedented action, Governor Scott, Wednesday declared an opioid epidemic threatening the State of Florida with an emergency. In his Executive Order No. 17-146, Governor Scott recognized the 33,000 nationwide deaths per year and 3,900 Florida deaths due to opioids.The Order allows for federal grant funds to provide for services to Florida communities instead of waiting until the start of the next fiscal year, July 1, 2017. The HHS grant of $27M over two years,.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrennePillow talk, anyone?..

Date: July 17, 2017 | Time: 7:14am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

Hey Jacksonville, time for a little pillow talk!Sorry for the pun, but I couldn't resist. But here is a serious question for you: when was the last time you thought about the pillow you lay your head on at night? You should, because it can impact you more than you might think!First of all, a comfortable pillow can make it that much easier to get a good night's sleep. But even more importantly, it can help protect pain in your.... <view entire article>





renne 199x300Easy to Implement Tips for Better Sleep..

Date: June 19, 2017 | Time: 9:34am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

From the Desk of Christopher B. Renne, DCHey there, Jacksonville! Let's talk about sleep. Are you getting enough? Too many people are not! And that's a problem, because lack of sleep has been linked to everything from mood swings to pimple breakouts to weight gain to poor memory to a weakened immune system, and even to vision problems. The fact is, our bodies need sleep to function in a normal, healthful manner.But sometimes you might have trouble sleeping. It could.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneWhat do I do if I'm in an accident?..

Date: June 12, 2017 | Time: 10:27am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

Hello, friends and patients,Here is something to think about: When was the last time you were in a car accident? Car industry studies show that on average a driver is in an auto collision once every 17.9 years. So if you've had a clean driving record for a couple of decades, watch out - you're overdue!Almost everyone who gets behind the wheel of an automobile will, sooner or later, be in an accident. Even if you are a terrific driver!.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneSmart phone use can cause WHAT?..

Date: March 15, 2017 | Time: 11:23am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

From the desk of Christopher B. Renne, DCMarch 14, 2017Hello again friends.Dr. Chris here. Hopefully you are having a great day and a great week, and enjoying all the 2017 had to offer. I known I am!Today, I wanted to revisit an old topic, a personal favorite of mine. As you all know, the world has been taken over by smart phone use. I wanted to re-share some information that you may find helpful regarding your.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneTHEY SAID WHAT?!?..

Date: March 7, 2017 | Time: 8:09am | Posted By: Christopher Renne

The American College of Physicians recommends Chiropractic Medicine, not pills, for lower back painHello friends, I'm back with another post about chronic low back pain. Another?? Absolutely! Chronic lower back pain is a problem that affects a lot of people - one in four Americans reports experiencing at least one day of lower back pain within just the last three months of their lives. I've written in the past on this blog about how many folks who struggle with chronic.... <view entire article>





doctorchristopherrenneTo Bed Rest or Not to Bed Rest, That is the Question..

Date: February 6, 2017 | Time: 1:49pm | Posted By: Christopher Renne

The Truth About Back Pain & Bed Rest!Hello, Jacksonville! Dr. Chris Renne here again - to talk to you about what works and what doesn't for healing back pain.First of all, you need to understand that there are two types of back pain: acute pain and chronic pain. Acute back pain tends to be sharper and more localized. It usually results from injury - for example, an auto accident. For most people, acute pain is short term. Short of a.... <view entire article>





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