Is Chiropractic Treatment For Teens With Back Pain Safe?

This study suggests that a treatment that chiropractors use, lumbar thrust manipulation, along with exercise for the treatment of low back pain in teens is a safe therapy.  They suggest more studies to determine the effectiveness. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 May;46(5):391-8. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.6366. Epub 2016 Apr 6. Lumbar Thrust Manipulation and Exercise for…

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6-8 Chiropractic Treatments for Tension Headache Good For Up To 3 Months

This article concluded that 6-8 sessions of chiropractic type treatments are effective at treating chronic tension headaches and the relief lasted up to 3 months. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Feb 6;17:64. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-0912-3. Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. Dunning JR1,2,3, Butts R4, Mourad…

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Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

I have had the pleasure of treating many pregnant women in my office over the years.  I personally have had some very good results and to my knowledge no one was made worse.  Once again I have been surprised at the number of studies that have been performed on pregnancy and chiropractic care.  Here are…

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How Can a Chiropractor Help After Sports Injury?

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 POSTED BY: Premier Orthopaedics If you’re an athlete, you understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport such as running, jumping and tackling. Putting your body through these activities can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. But seeing a chiropractor can help you when you’ve suffered sports injuries and also…

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Disc Herniations- Injections or Chiropractic Care?

August 14, 2014 by The Evidence Based Chiropractor Chiropractic, Low Back Pain Research Disc herniations (also known as slipped discs, disc bulges, disc extrusions, etc) are a common problem which can lead to disabling pain.  Pain down the extremities (arms or legs) is called radicular pain and can stem from a disc herniation which is…

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Low Back Pain During Pregnancy Responds To Chiropractic Care

This article concluded that most pregnant patients undergoing chiropractic treatment reported clinically relevant improvement at all time points of 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 m onths and 1 year. Outcomes of pregnant patients with low back pain undergoing chiropractic treatment: a prospective cohort study with short term, medium term and 1 year follow-up…

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The Comparative Effect of Episodes of Chiropractic and Medical Treatment on the Health of Older Adults

This study provides evidence of the comparative effectiveness of chiropractic care relative to medical-only services on the functional health of older adults during acute episodes of back care. Given the literature supporting a minimally effective chiropractic treatment level for back problems, this research provides additional support that such therapeutic levels are indeed beneficial in terms…

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Why not everyone with low back pain chooses chiropractic care

J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2013 Mar; 57(1): 6–9. PMCID: PMC3580998 Simon Dagenais, DC, PhD, MSc Introduction It has been estimated that low back pain (LBP) will affect 84% of the general adult population at some point in their life, with 49% reporting some LBP in the previous 6 months, 23% suffering from chronic LBP, and…

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Does the “Crack” Heard During My Treatment Improve My Clinical Outcomes

These authors state that the “crack” you hear during your chiropractic adjustments may improve the outcome of an adjustment, but the therapeutic benefits of the audible crack are likely to be more psychological, and not physiological Does an audible release improve the outcome of a chiropractic adjustment? J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2004 Sep; 48(3): 237–239.…

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