The acupuncture effect on median nerve morphology in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome: An ultrasonographic study

An increase in the cross sectional area (thickness) of the median nerve at the wrist is associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. This study showed that not only did acupuncture help with the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, but also reduced the thickness of the median nerve! JUNE 07, 2017 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Ural…

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Non-Prescription Treatments for Menstrual Migraine

By Heidi Moawad, MD Non-Prescription Treatments for Menstrual Migraine  Given that this patient population is quite large, many patients who experience menstrual migraines are otherwise healthy and express a strong interest in attempting to prevent or manage their migraine headaches without the use of prescription strength medications. Some non-pharmacological therapies that have shown promise in…

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Nerve Conduction Studies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Gold Standard or Unnecessary Evil?

This orthopedic surgeon says, “It is my firm belief that in 30 years we are going to look back on electrodiagnostic testing for carpal tunnel syndrome and shake our heads in disbelief. We are going to say, “Can you believe that they used to repeatedly shock people and then stick needles in their muscles to…

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Brad – Right Shoulder Pain For 2 Years [video]

This is Brad’s response to his 1st treatment using Trigenics®.

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Knee Scope vs Conservative Treatment

With respect to function, this review identified moderate-certainty evidence that knee arthroscopy results in a very small improvement (4.9 on a 100-point scale) in the short term and very small or no improved function up to 2 years. My treatment plans outperform arthroscopic surgery in the first 6 months according to my data.  You can download an…

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Sham Knee Surgery as Good as the Real Thing

No difference in outcomes for patients with degenerative meniscal tears and no osteoarthritis! by Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today May 28, 2017 After 2 years of follow-up, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) was no better than sham surgery for patients with degenerative medial meniscal tears and no evidence of knee osteoarthritis, reported Finnish researchers in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.…

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Riboflavin (B2) Shows Positive Effect for Migraine in Adults

– Data from five clinical trials show consistent positive therapeutic effect in adults.  Most of the studies used 400 mg of Riboflavin per day. FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Riboflavin is well tolerated and has a positive therapeutic effect in prophylactic treatment of migraine headache in adults, according to a review published online…

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Spinal Mobilization vs Conventional Physical Therapy For Low Back Disc Degeneration

Chiropractors provide spinal mobilization and manipulation as part of their treatments for back pain due to spinal disc degeneration.  Int this study, they compared spinal mobilization to conventional physical therapy for chronic back pain due to disc degeneration, and they found that manual therapy like spinal mobilization is preferable to conventional physical therapy in order to…

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Fiber-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis

Date: May 23, 2017 Source: BMJ Summary: A fiber-rich diet is linked to a lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis, finds the first study of its kind. A fibre-rich diet is linked to a lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.…

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Leaky Gut As a Danger Signal for Autoimmune Diseases

This article presents a theory as to how people develop autoimmune disease. Frront. Immunol., 23 May 2017 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.00598 Qinghui Mu The intestinal epithelial lining, together with factors secreted from it, forms a barrier that separates the host from the environment. In pathologic conditions, the permeability of the epithelial lining may be compromised allowing the…

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