Chiropractic & Musculoskeletal Health

The Advantage of Chiropractic Care

March 18, 2014
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A study of men and women between suffering acute low-back pain (LBP) found that chiropractic care improved the results they were getting from seeing their medical doctor. Researchers found that “the results of this trial suggest that CMT (chiropractic manipulative therapy) in conjunction with SMC (standard medical care) offers a significant advantage for decreasing...
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Unnecessary Back Surgeries?

February 6, 2014
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A new study found a strong association between what type of provider you first see when you have a back injury and the type of care you ultimately receive. Specifically the study found that “approximately 42.7% of workers who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw...
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CAM Users Save Money

January 21, 2014
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CAM stands for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, which includes chiropractic, acupuncture and nutritional supplements, among other forms of nondrug, nonsurgical care. Many believe that using these forms of health care can lead to better health at a lower cost. A recent study found that “adjusted annual medical costs among CAM users was $424 lower...
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Spinal Manipulation Works

January 2, 2014
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Some people are still not sure of the value of “spinal manipulation” (also known as chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy), particularly for chronic pain. To test the efficacy of spinal manipulation, researchers randomly divided people into two groups: one to receive spinal manipulation/mobilization and the other to receive sham (of no benefit) care. Participants...
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Vitamin D Reduces Musculoskeletal Pain

December 24, 2013
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Vitamin D has already been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other life-threatening ailments. Earlier studies have also shown the ability for Vitamin D to reduce various forms of pain. A study from The Netherlands of people with “persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pain” separated the subjects...
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Limits of Low Back Pain Management

December 17, 2013
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There is a belief among some people that their back pain can somehow be “self-managed” without seeking the care of a doctor of chiropractic or other musculoskeletal specialist. A study from Australia demonstrated that this just isn’t the case. The researchers found that “self-management has small effects on pain and disability in people with...
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Real Cause of Seniors Falling

November 14, 2013
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Ask them and most seniors will tell you that the fear of injury due to falling is high on their list. With frail bones and uneasy steps, the potential to fall and break a hip, arm, etc. could put a elderly person in the hospital or even worse. Most believe that a slippery surface...
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Significant Teen Computer Use = Pain

May 2, 2013
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Adolescents are probably on a computer more than any other age group. Depending on their individual situation, they use a computer for school, homework and recreation. But too much computer use can lead to computer-associated joint pain. A recent study found that “compared with those using the computer less than 3.6 hours/week, computer use...
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Your Doctor’s Risky Philosophy

February 19, 2013
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An important study found that medical doctors who exercise and don’t smoke are more likely to recommend lifestyle modifications to improve patient health. Researchers found that “those who exercised at least once per week or did not actively smoke were approximately twice as likely to recommend these interventions.” An important point that every patient...
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Spine Surgery Has Lots of Risks

January 29, 2013
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According to a recent study, “major spinal surgery in the adult is associated with a high incidence of intra- and postoperative complications.” How often are there complications? The actual number may surprise you: 87% of patients had at least one documented complication. 39% of these were serious enough to extend their hospital stay. 73.5%...
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