Chiropractic Treatment Side-Effects When Treating Migraine Headaches

In this study, they found that migraine patients experienced mostly local tenderness, tiredness and neck pain. There were no severe or serious adverse events were reported. They also found FEWER adverse events that what was reported with prophylactic medications such as topiramate (Topamax), metoprolol (Lopressor and Toprol) or candesartan (Atacand). Musculoskeletal Science & Practice June…

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Cold Application Decreases Fibromyalgia Pain

This article shows that a 10-minute cold application on the trapezius muscle tied to significant decrease in pain score. MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Local cold applications on the trapezius muscles significantly decreases the pain of patients with fibromyalgia, according to a study published online April 17 in the International Journal of Rheumatic…

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Many High-Risk Patients See No Need to Modify Unhealthy Lifestyle

by Nicole Lou Contributing Writer, MedPage Today May 03, 2017 People with unhealthy habits generally know they should change, although 1 in 5 of the highest-risk patients endorsed no need to do so, a Canadian population-based study found. In general, having more potentially modifiable risk factors correlated with an individual’s perceived need to improve his…

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Osteoarthritis: Knee joint degeneration slowed with weight loss, study confirms

Written by Honor Whiteman Published: Tuesday 2 May 2017 Obesity is a known risk factor for osteoarthritis, one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. A new study provides evidence that losing weight can slow the development of osteoarthritis of the knee by reducing the degeneration of knee cartilage. Researchers found that…

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Young athletes with previous knee injury had higher risk of OA

May 2, 2017 LAS VEGAS — Young athletes who previously sustained an intra-articular knee injury had a higher risk of structural changes associated with future osteoarthritis, according to results presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress. “Young adults around the age of 22 [years] who sustained an intra-articular knee injury when they were…

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Fibromyalgia Is Not All In Your Head, New Research Confirms

Researchers discover a rational biological source of pain in the skin of patients with fibromyalgia[June 14, 2013, Rensselaer, NY] – Fibromyalgia, a painful condition affecting approximately 10 million people in the U.S., is not imaginary after all, as some doctors have believed. A discovery, published this month in PAIN MEDICINE (the journal of the American…

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A Daily Strategy for Heavy-Metal Detox

By James P. Meschino, DC, MS In modern society, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. These heavy metals have no essential biochemical roles in our body, and conversely, can cause us a great deal of harm if they build up to toxic levels. They bind to our tissues,…

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Chiropractic modality added to massage reduced headaches and improves range of motion

In this study, they concluded that the addition of spinal manipulation to massage therapy reduced headaches and improved neck range of motion. The effect of manipulation plus massage therapy versus massage therapy alone in people with tension-type headache. A randomized controlled clinical trial European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 11/29/2016 Espi–Lopez GV, et al.…

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Manual Therapy vs Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Here’s a study that compared carpal tunnel surgery to manual therapy. They concluded that in terms of self-reported function and grip strength, they were about the same. The Effectiveness of Manual Therapy versus Surgery on Self-Reported Function, Cervical Range of Motion and Pinch Grip Force in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial Authors: César…

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Knee Surgery Does Not Improve Life Quality for Many Patients

In this article from Medscape, Pam Harrison, wrote, “knee replacement surgery improved the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities arthritis index score by 10.69 points“… I looked at my data from 2016, and the average score reduction on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities arthritis index in my office was 23.6 points!  I use a non-surgical…

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