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Chiropractic & Musculoskeletal Health

Tylenol Ineffective for Low-Back Pain

October 21, 2014
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People use acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) for all kinds of pain. While some are convinced that it works for them, a recent study demonstrated that this is not the case for low-back pain. In a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, researchers compared a placebo to prarcetamol to see if it made a difference in...
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No Surgery for Chronic Low-Back Pain

October 9, 2014
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A study published by The Spine Journal compared surgery to multidisciplinary care for sufferers of chronic low-back pain. The study compared the outcomes for patients who had spinal fusion with “nonoperative treatment (multidisciplinary cognitive-behavioral and exercise rehabilitation).” The authors found that “after an average of 11 years follow-up, there was no difference in patient...
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A “Multi-Modal” Approach to Weight Loss

September 11, 2014
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There are a multitude of different approaches to weight loss. For some people, a “multi-modal” approach using a combination of efforts can be more effective. A recent study found that a 13-week weight loss program “consisting of chiropractic adjustments/spinal manipulative therapy augmented with diet/nutritional intervention, exercise and one-on-one counseling” resulted in an average weight...
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Vitamin D for Fibromyalgia Pain

September 4, 2014
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In addition to persistent pain fibromyalgia can cause fatigue, loss of sleep, educed concentration and depression. Fibromyalgia has a significant impact on a person’s quality of life and can even result in loss of employment. “Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels,...
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Adolescent Spinal Pain

September 2, 2014
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While it may go unnoticed, many teens experience moderate to severe spine pain. A two-year study of teens found that “the two-year incidence of spinal pain varied between 40% and 60% across the physical locations.” The study went on to note that “spinal pain is common at the age of 11-15 years, but some...
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MUA for Serious Back Pain

August 5, 2014
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Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is an outpatient procedure for patients with severe chronic back pain. The area of the spine is anesthetized and a doctor of chiropractic provides careful manipulation to the distressed area without muscles constrictions. The procedure is repeated 2-4 times over 7-10 days. A study of MUA found that “sixteen of...
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Neck Pain Education Not Enough

July 22, 2014
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Neck pain and associated disorders (NAD) is something that most people experience in their lives. Those that have been in traffic accidents may also experience whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). For many years, the best course of care was “patient education” that included oral and written information on neck pain and suggested exercises. A recent study...
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Chiropractic Better for Low Back Pain

June 12, 2014
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At some point in our lives, everyone experiences low back pain that is generally of a mechanical nature. You bend over wrong, lift something or just wake up with it. The question is, what should you be doing for it? A study comparing “family physician-directed usual care” and “chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy” was conducted...
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Chiropractic for Sciatica

June 5, 2014
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Sciatica is a condition in which pain radiates from the lower back down one or both legs. This is generally caused by a problem in your lower back. While many people believe that sciatica requires surgery, a new study found that “sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited...
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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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