Knee Pain Severity, Not Structural Damage, a Risk Factor for Incident Widespread Pain

MARCH 3, 2017 For people who have osteoarthritis (OA), knee pain severity may be a far more important predictor of long-term incident widespread pain than structural damage, according to results from Canada’s Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST). Indeed, researchers at the Université de Montréal concluded that consistent frequent knee pain, symptomatic knee OA and knee pain…

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Prevalence of Frozen Shoulder in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

An article in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation had some published statistics that surprised me.  The authors were wanting to know the prevalence of frozen shoulder in Type 1 diabetics, and they found that almost 60% of patients with Type 1 diabetes over 45 years old had frozen shoulder, and of those people, 73% had it…

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Top Cardiologist Blasts Nutrition Guidelines

by Larry Husten CardioBrief February 27, 2017 One of the world’s top cardiologists says that many of the major nutrition guidelines have no good basis in science. “I’m not a nutrition scientist and that may be an advantage because every week in the newspaper we read something is good for you and the same thing…

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Does vitamin D deficiency trigger carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), consider getting a blood test to measure your Vitamin D levels.  The authors of this study also commented on weight gain and carpal tunnel nerve pain with Vitamin D deficiency.  Other studies show that excess body mass leads to more carpal tunnel release surgeries as well.…

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Tai Chi and Neck Exercises Help Chronic Pain In The Neck

A study in the Journal of Pain found that Tai Chi and regular neck exercises both worked equally well in helping patients with chronic neck pain and helping to improve quality of life. J Pain. 2016 Sep;17(9):1013-27. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.06.004. Epub 2016 Jun 23. Lauche R Abstract This study aimed to test the efficacy of Tai Chi for…

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Bed rest for back pain? A little bit will do you

  Published: February, 2015 Bed rest, once a key part of treating back pain, has a limited role in healing sore backs. In very small doses, bed rest can give you a break when standing or sitting causes severe pain. Too much may make back pain worse. Here is how to do bed rest “right.”…

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Modified Atkins diet helps children with rare form of epilepsy

Friday 24 February 2017 Doose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies. A ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, is an effective treatment, but it is very restrictive and difficult to follow. In a recent study, 25 of 30 children…

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Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Obese patients who followed a Mediterranean type diet, to include fish, peas and nuts, found that they could reduce the inflammation associated with being obese, and thereby, reduce their own pain levels. Published: Friday 24 February 2017 Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests.…

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Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis

Pauline Anderson February 24, 2017 “True” acupuncture reduces migraine frequency, number of days with migraine, and pain intensity compared with “sham” acupuncture and being wait-listed for acupuncture, a randomized trial shows. These are some of the “several benefits” of acupuncture for patients with headache shown in this study, said author Fanrong Liang, MD, Acupuncture and…

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The Beginners Guide to Chiropractic by Dr Heidi Haavik [Video]

ABOUT DR HEIDI HAAVIK: Dr Heidi Haavik is a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology for over 15 years. Heidi has a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland. YouTube Video Link

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