Chiropractic Management of Pediatric Constipation

This article documents two pediatric patients with constipation that were treated by chiropractors with manipulation, acupuncture stimulation and dynamic neuromuscular stabilization. The two patients began to see results after the first treatment, ad they finally began to have regular bowel movements as reported by their mother. J Chiropr Med. 2017 Dec;16(4):340-345. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2017.06.004. Epub 2017…

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Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer

By Nadia Kounang, CNN Updated 12:14 AM ET, Thu December 21, 2017 (CNN) More than 63,600 lives were lost to drug overdose in 2016, the most lethal year yet of the drug overdose epidemic, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of…

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Osteoarthritis could be prevented with good diet and exercise

Date: May 12, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review reports. Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. During the expert review, researchers from the University…

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Study Shows Spinal Alignment and Back Muscles Involved With Shoulder Problems

This study found that people with the hump-back posture with weak back muscles are at risk of experiencing reduced motion in their shoulders. Impact of spinal alignment and back muscle strength on shoulder range of motion in middle-aged and elderly people in a prospective cohort study Eur Spine J. 2014 Jul;23(7):1414-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3251-9. Epub 2014…

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East Meets West, Through Research [Video}

There’s increasing scientific evidence to suggest that alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care and mindfulness, provide more than a placebo response. Through cutting-edge translational research, scientists are providing data that expands our scientific understanding of human health, replacing what has been for centuries mostly anecdotal evidence. Subjecting alternative treatments to such rigorous scientific inquiry…

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Standardized Acupuncture Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

In this paper published in Medical Acupuncture, Alexandra Dimitrova, MD, in the Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, used a standardized approach to treating 10 consecutive patients diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.  These patients reported reduced symptom intensity, and she found improvement in their clinical signs and symptoms as well after 6 sessions.  She recommended further…

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Yogurt, But Not Milk, May Lower Hip Fracture Risk

– Findings based on combination of high intake of fermented milk products and fruits, vegetables MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High intake of fermented milk products, like yogurt, in combination with a high intake of fruits and vegetables, is associated with lower hip fracture rates in women, according to a study published online…

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Back Pain and Heel Pain – Are They Connected Somehow?

In this paper, they say that the odds of having back pain was 5 times higher in people with heel pain.  They mention that there could be a few reasons why, including the body mechanics, and the fact that the nerves that serve the heel come out of the spinal cord in the lower back. …

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Do Chiropractors Help With Scoliosis?

Here is a case report that shows that chiropractic care for a 12 year old girl with scoliosis was successful with 6 months of treatment in reducing her spinal curves. The conclusion of this paper states, “Early chiropractic intervention is recommended in AIS, in view of the fact that scoliosis is at an increased risk…

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Walking Just As Good As Back Exercises For Chronic Back Problems

Walking appears to be just as good as doing back exercises for your back pain.  This is good news to add a variety to my back pain exercise programs ~ Dr. Broussard The effectiveness of walking versus exercise on pain and function in chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials…

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