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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Dark Hair Dye and Chemical Relaxers Linked to Breast Cancer

By Ronnie Cohen July 13, 2017 (Reuters Health) – African-American and white women who regularly chemically straighten their hair or dye it dark brown or black have an elevated risk of breast cancer, new research suggests. “I would be concerned about darker hair dye and hair straighteners,” epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd said after reviewing the report online now…

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Low Carb Ice Cream Recipes

Basic Custard Ice Cream, Decadent Chocolate Ice Cream, Ginger Ice Cream With Caramelized Pears, and Coconut Lemon Ice Cream with Blackberry-Peach Compote. [Read more from the Atkins Diet website]

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Rib cage pain: Six possible causes

 Tue 27 June 2017 By Jayne Leonard Reviewed by Graham Rogers, MD Rib cage pain is a common complaint that can be caused by factors, ranging from a fractured rib to lung cancer. The pain associated with the rib cage may be sudden and sharp or dull and aching. Many cases of rib cage pain…

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If I Were Your Spine Surgeon…

Dr. David Hanscom, a spine surgeon gives his recommendations on back surgery in this article in the National Pain Report. July 1, 2017 As a spine surgeon, who has been practicing surgery for over 30 years, I have attacked top-level fellowship spine problems with a fury. Convinced that I could help almost anyone in pain…

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What’s Better, Vitamin D3 or Vitamin D2?

This article showed that 600 IU of vitamin D3 significantly more effective in wintertime study. by Kristen Monaco, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today July 06, 2017 Vitamin D3 was more effective at raising serum total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in the wintertime than vitamin D2, according to British researchers. Biscuits and juice fortified with 15 µg (600 IU) of…

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Exercise Helps Reduce Inflammation

If your pain responds to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen, or naproxen, you have be suffering from inflammation. This study concluded that “a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training was effective in reducing inflammation. Thus, implementation and maintenance of similar exercise programs can contribute to reduce chronic inflammation among obese postmenopausal women.” J Phys…

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