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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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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The role of vitamin C in the treatment of pain: new insights

In this article, the author discusses how Vitamin C may help things like spinal pain, surgical trauma, infectious disease, cancer patients and even shingles pain. J Transl Med. 2017; 15: 77. Published online 2017 Apr 14. doi:  10.1186/s12967-017-1179-7 PMCID: PMC5391567 Anitra C. Carr Abstract The vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy is characterised by musculoskeletal pain and recent epidemiological…

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Conquering Arthritis Naturally

Mark Hyman, M.D. interviews Susan Blum, M.D.  Both physicians practice Functional Medicine, and they have a very interesting discussion over their approach to helping their patients who suffer from arthritis.  If you suffer from arthritis, I recommend getting Dr. Blum’s book. Story Source

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Can I Get Chiropractic Treatment After Back Surgery?

In October of 2017, there was an article published to educate clinicians about the benefits of spinal manipulation and therapeutic exercises in cases of post-surgical disc herniation, which is considered a relative contra-indication, successfully used in this case. Sciatica due to disc herniation is one of the most common conditions seen in spine care practices…

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5 trends in chiropractic care — 63% of patients report back pain

By Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:30 A new study published in Spine examines the trends in chiropractic care for back pain based on a 2012 National Health Interview survey. Study authors examined the survey results, which included 34,525 respondents, and found: 1. Around 8.4 percent of the survey respondents reported using a chiropractor in the…

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Walking Helps Back Pain

For back pain, walking is commonly recommended, and helps with pain, disability and fear-avoidance. Disability and Rehabilitation Pages 1-11 | Received 19 Dec 2016, Accepted 25 Nov 2017, Published online: 05 Dec 2017 https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1410730 The effectiveness of walking versus exercise on pain and function in chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of…

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Weak Hip Muscles Are A Risk Factor For Low Back Pain

When people are sedentary, such as sitting all day at work, they are at risk of having weak hip muscles.  Weak gluteal muscles are now seen as a risk factor for developing low back pain. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 17;12(7):e0177008. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177008. eCollection 2017. Amabile AH, Bolte JH, Richter SD. Author  Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the relationship between low…

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Curcumin

Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric, and is also found in limited amounts in ginger. It is an anti-inflammatory molecule, and similar to fish oil, it seems to be a metabolic syndrome band-aid. It has poor bioavailability and black pepper greatly enhances absorption. Summary Curcumin is the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice,…

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Exercise for the Prevention of Low Back Pain

Rahman Shiri American Journal of Epidemiology, kwx337, https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx337 Published: 19 October 2017 Abstract The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effect of exercise in population-based interventions to prevent low back pain (LBP) and associated disability. Comprehensive literature searches were conducted in multiple databases including PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library from their…

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