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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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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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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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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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High-Intensity Training Improves Pain

August 12, 2014
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There are many ways to address painful muscles. The correct choice depends on what is specifically causing the pain. While drugs are often considered first, high-intensity strength training can be more effective at addressing the pain and increasing strength. One recent study “demonstrated that high-intensity strength training effectively improves strength capacity during repetitive contractions...
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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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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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Smoking Is Painful

October 3, 2013
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A recent study examined how smoking (and not smoking) impacts the pain felt by patients with spinal disorders. The study looked at over 5,000 smokers and non-smokers finding that “compared with patients who had never smoked, patients who were current smokers reported significantly greater pain…” and that “compared with patients who had continued to...
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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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