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Chiropractic & Musculoskeletal Health

Low Back Pain in Female Athletes

August 25, 2015
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Young female athletes (average age 23 years) endure a considerable amount of low back pain (LBP). According to a recent study, “the 12-month prevalence of LBP was 39.0 %; in addition, lifetime and point prevalence (people who have pain right now) of LBP were 59.7 and 17.8 %, respectively.” When broken down by sport, basketball (47.9...
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NSAIDs Bad for Bone Growth

August 13, 2015
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Most over-the-counter pain drugs are Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) with the exception of acetaminophen/Tylenol. “Published studies show that most NSAIDs have an adverse effect on osteoblast growth.” Osteoblasts are cells that produce your bone material. A recent study found that “in general, NSAIDs have an adverse effect on bone tissue and given the...
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Overweight Hard on Your Lower Body

July 2, 2015
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If you (or someone you know) suffers from constant joint pain in their lower back, knees or feet, one of the issues may be your weight. Researchers examined obese adults and found that “multisite pain was common, with 26.3% of participants reporting pain at two sites, 31.6% at three sites and only 20% were...
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Video Games Bad for the Bones

June 23, 2015
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A study from China examined “the association between duration of playing video games and bone mineral density (BMD) in Chinese adolescents.” Not surprisingly, “adolescents with longer video game duration were more likely to have lower legs, trunk, pelvic, spine, and total BMD.” Researchers concluded that “these findings provide support for reducing duration of playing...
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Chiropractic Safer than Medical for Seniors

May 28, 2015
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An interesting study compared the risk of injury for seniors (age 66-99) who visited a doctor with neuromusculoskeletal complaints. The comparison was between cohorts (groups) that sought chiropractic care and those that sought medical care from a primary care physician. The results showed that “the adjusted risk of injury in the chiropractic cohort was...
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Adolescent Back Pain at School

May 26, 2015
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A new study found that “the prevalence of low back pain in the last year was 57% among (12 -15 year old) participants, with no significant difference between the sexes.” Researchers note that those students who were older and larger (greater body mass) were more likely to experience back pain. “Remaining seated at school...
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Workplace Exercises Reduce Pain

May 19, 2015
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Many people complain about musculoskeletal pain at work. Working machinery, lifting, even sitting can contribute to pain in your back, neck, legs, feet, etc. A recent study found that a workplace exercise program provides “statistically significant pain reduction in the neck, cervical, upper, middle and lower back, right thigh, left leg, right ankle and...
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Muscle Relaxant and Antihistamine Dangers

May 12, 2015
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Seniors can face greater dangers from certain drugs than younger people do. The amplified negative side effects can result in emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalization and even death (mortality). A new study looks at veterans (65 years and older) to determine the potential dangers of skeletal muscle relaxants (55,566 patients) and antihistamine drugs (60,058...
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Physical Activity Prevents Low Back Pain

March 31, 2015
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While almost any job can expose workers to the potential for low back pain, desk jobs seem to be one of the more pervasive. Sitting most of the day in front of computers can take their toll on both back and neck muscles. A recent study looked at how daily physical activity can alleviate...
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Low Back Pain & Vitamin D

March 17, 2015
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A study entitled “Relationship between vitamin D deficiency and chronic low back pain in postmenopausal women” looked at how chronic low back pain may associated with vitamin D deficiency. Researchers found that for older women, “Vitamin D deficiency was significantly more common in patients suffering from chronic LBP than in controls.” If you or...
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