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Christopher Burton, M.D.

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Christopher Burton, M.D. is a physician, speaker, coach and trainer, practicing in Pensacola, FL. He specialized in Physiatry - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), which is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions - particularly those of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems - that may produce temporary or permanent impairment of function. In addition to his practice, he actively lectures on health, nutrition and exercise for healthcare groups, colleges, schools and travels internationally discussing treatment and rehabilitation of athletes.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Burton you can view his personal website at: http://christopherburtonmd.com

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Repeated Texting Could Cause BlackBerry Thumb

Repeated Texting Could Cause BlackBerry Thumb

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you experiencing pain, tenderness and swelling over the thumb side of the wrist, and difficulty gripping? If so you may have what is called, in medical terms, de Quervain [ …]

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Preventing Diabetes In Children

Preventing Diabetes In Children

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Did you know that 1 in 3 children born after 2000 will develop diabetes?

Fast food may be convenient, but we are not doing our children any favors when we [ …]

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Risk Factors, Frequency and Prevention of Lower Back Pain

Risk Factors, Frequency and Prevention of Lower Back Pain

| September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

More than 90% of Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their life.

The good news is that most acute back pain resolves within 3-4 weeks, and [ …]

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The Body’s Need for Iron

The Body’s Need for Iron

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The importance of iron in your body can NOT be stressed enough. It is essential for the production of hemoglobin (oxygen in red blood cells), which carries oxygen throughout your [ …]

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Core Strengthening

Core Strengthening

| August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Core strengthening, also refered to as spinal stabilization exercises, target the abdominal and low back muscles in order to prevent back injury and/or decrease low back pain.  A strong core [ …]

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Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can present as numbness and tingling in the thumb and first three fingers of the hand. It can also be associated with pain in the wrist. Often [ …]

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Dealing with Osteoarthritis

Dealing with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most frequent cause of disability in the United States, affecting 33% of Americans. The risk of developing OA substantially increases with each decade after the age [ …]

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What is Tennis Elbow?

What is Tennis Elbow?

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to be a tennis player to develop tennis elbow. Also known as lateral epicondylosis, this condition is the most common cause of elbow pain in adults.[ …]

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Treating Whiplash

Treating Whiplash

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard the jokes about the driver who wore a neck brace and claimed to have whiplash in order to con someone into paying big money for injuries. It [ …]

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