Recurrences of Low Back Pain During the First 12 Months After Chiropractic Treatment

This study reports a very low recurrence rate of low back pain after chiropractic treatment.  In this study, the  recurrence rate after chiropractic treatment was 13.4%.   To put this in perspective, another study of people receiving usual non-operative care such as steriod injections for back pain from a herniated disc, have a recurrence rate…

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Study Shakes Up Nutritional Field: Finds High Fat Intake Beneficial

This is an important pull quote out this article/study, “They also suggest that the processed foods, including added sugars and refined grains, are likely driving the adverse mortality effects with carbohydrates.” Sue Hughes August 29, 2017 BARCELONA, SPAIN —  A new study of dietary habits in 135,000 people around the world is set to shake…

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5 Frozen Shoulder Exercises

Frozen shoulder can be a very painful experience. It makes your shoulder painful when reaching for your clothes or combing your hair. It is painful while trying to lift just about anything. In this video, we will learn 5 most effective frozen shoulder exercises to cure frozen shoulder pain. [Watch Video Here]

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Vitamin D Helps Reduce Chronic Non-Specific Widespread Pain Including Fibromyalgia

The authors of this study suggest that supplementation with Vitamin D in patients with low serum levels seemed to help decrease pain scores in patients with chronic non-specific widespread pain, including fibromyalgia.  This was a meta-analysis which looked at the results of several studies. Effect of vitamin D supplementation in chronic widespread pain: a systematic review…

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Headache, Jaw Problems and Grinding Teeth

This study shows that TMJ problems go along with headaches.  They also found that people who grind their teeth (bruxism) can have TMJ issues and headaches as well. Clin J Pain. 2017 Sep;33(9):835-843. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000470. van der Meer HA1, Speksnijder CM, Engelbert RHH, Lobbezoo F, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MWG, Visscher CM. Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective of this observational study was to…

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Type I Diabetes and Frozen Shoulder

Highlights Of patients with type 1 diabetes for ≥45 years, 59% had frozen shoulder, with 73% affected bilaterally. Patients with painful frozen shoulder had highest disability and least shoulder mobility. High glycemic index was associated with severe disability and restricted shoulder mobility. Author: Niels Gunnar Juel, MD Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation August 2017 Volume…

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Acupuncture in the treatment of restless legs syndrome

This article showed that acupuncture added to low dose gabapentin (300 mg/day) is clinically useful for restless leg syndrome.  The acupuncture treatment was 3 times per week for a total of 10 sessions.  The treatment lasted at least 8 weeks after that. AUGUST 23, 2017 Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Raissi G, et al.…

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Can Cranberries Contribute to Reduce the Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections?

August 23, 2017 The Journal of Urology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common and result in considerable morbidity. While the ingestion of cranberry products has long been promoted to reduce the risk of UTIs, the effect of cranberry products on risk reduction remains controversial. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the relationship between…

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5 Universal Myths About Chiropractic Medicine

by Dr. Christopher Arick Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Chiropractic medicine is a form of integrative medicine that focuses on natural, non-invasive, evidence-informed practices of disease prevention and health promotion. Through a broad scope of assessment and treatment modalities such as manipulation, functional medicine, physical rehabilitation therapy, targeted nutritional and botanical treatment, acupuncture, and diet/lifestyle management,…

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Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain Compared to Physical Therapy and Medical Care

When comparing chiropractic treatment for low back pain to physical therapy, exercise, and medical treatment, these Canadian researchers found no real differences, and suggested that patient preference is important as to how they want their back pain treated.  They also found that one is not more expensive than the other. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 3;11(8):e0160037. doi:…

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