Are Non-Drug Treatments Effective Options for Chronic Back Pain?

In this article, they found out that if people change their lifestyles such as reduced smoking and alcohol and increased physical activity, they do better than people taking drugs only.  Coming in just behind medication was massages, heat application and acupuncture treatments. Is non-pharmacological treatment an effective option for chronic low back pain? Neuro Endocrinol…

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How Chiropractors Can Help Arthritis Pain

By Carolyn Sayre Are you looking for a holistic way to take the edge off of those painful joints? Chiropractic medicine may be for you, as long as you remember to listen to your body. Unlike what you see on TV, most of what chiropractors do today is more gentle than cracking backs or popping…

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Fibromyalgia Who Told You There Wasn’t A Cure?

by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. If you listen to conventional medical “talk”.. you would tend to believe that Fibromyalgia has no cure. You would be one of the 10 million people who suffer with FMS who would accept their affliction as something that they must simply live with.. Well my comment to that…

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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME:  Manual Therapy vs Laser Therapy

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is due to compression of the median nerve and is the most commonly occurring compression neuropathy. Due to the varied etiopathogenesis of CTS, it remains a challenge for clinicians, as inadequate studies exist regarding conservative treatment. Based on the promising results of previous studies with manual therapy, the authors of the…

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Corticosteroid injections for rotator cuff tendinosis

The wide use of corticosteroid injections into the subacromial space for symptomatic rotator cuff tendinosis may be attributable to habit or an incentive to satisfy the patient with a “quick fix” rather than discuss other options such as physiotherapy and exercise. This 2016 meta-analysis found corticosteroid injections provide, at best – minimal transient pain relief…

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Running for 1 minute per day may protect women’s bone health

Published Wednesday 19 July 2017 By Hannah Nichols New research from the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester, both in the United Kingdom, suggests that a single 1-minute bout of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity is associated with better bone health in women. Such brief bursts of activity are equivalent to a run at a…

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Researchers: Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain Comparable to NSAIDs

JULY 18, 2017 Spinal manipulation therapy was shown to have modest improvements on pain and function at up to six weeks in patients with acute low back pain (LBP), according to a study published in JAMA (2017;317:1451-1460). Moreover, the therapy was associated with only “temporary minor musculoskeletal harms,” according to the researchers. Paul G. Shekelle,…

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New Studies Adjust Our Thinking on Spinal Manipulation – Video

A medical doctor changing his mind about using spinal manipulation for the treatment of back pain. Watch Video

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Burning Nerves Not Shown to Improve Chronic Low-Back Pain

July 13, 2017 JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Patients with chronic low-back pain originating at the facet joints, sacroiliac joints, or a combination of facet joints, sacroiliac joints, and intervertebral disks received a 3-month exercise program and psychological support. In addition, the intervention group received one to three radiofrequency denervation…

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Artificial Sweeteners No Boon for Body Mass Index

July 17, 2017 by Scott Harris, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Artificial sweeteners don’t appear to have any significant effects on body mass index (BMI), according to a review and meta-analysis. In randomized controlled trials, these sweeteners had no effects on BMI, and in cohort studies, they were actually associated with a modest increase in BMI,…

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