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The most recent methods for treating low back pain

When I was in medical school in the early 1980s, bedrest for a week or more was often recommended for severe back pain. This sometimes included hospital admission. Then, research demonstrated that prolonged bedrest was actually a bad idea. It was no better (and often worse) than taking it easy for a day or two followed by slowly increasing activity, including stretching and strengthening the back..... Read the full article... Source: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Hea...

August 2, 2017

A comprehensive summary of scientific research supporting Chiropractic care

Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic in New Zealand, 1979. http://www.moh.govt.nz/noteboo... United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care. http://wansbeckchiropractors.co.uk/pdf/bean.pdf European Guidelines into the management of acute nonspecific low back pain in primary care http://www.backpaineurope.org/web/html/wg1_results.html http://www.backpaineurope.org/web/files/WG1_Guid...

July 27, 2017

Your Diet, Your Health

No diet is bullet proof and each one of us must find the diets that makes us feel best and which, in our view, gives us the best shot at health and happiness. We can greatly reduce our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancers and other ills with diet, but we can't eliminate these risks. Will we live longer if we eat better? It's impossible to know. Given these truths, here are some suggested guidelines for finding the right diet for you. Your diet is good if it is helping you achieve normal bl...

July 1, 2017

Exercises and Activity

I often get asked about "muscle problems" and how to treat them with exercises and activity. There is a popular mis-conception that muscles are the prime cause of spinal issues. The vast majority of patients have a combination of a "nerve-muscle-joint" problem. The muscle represents no more than one third of the problem. I believe that the "nerve-joint" relationship is more important and once we restore the function of that system, then the muscles are then able to function properly. Recent re...

June 21, 2017

High Heel shoe dangers

X-ray of person with high heal shoe. Look at the front of the foot to observe the mechanical stress of the fore foot....

June 7, 2017

Sitting desk work dangers

Desk jobs can be killers, literally. Michael Jensen, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, is talking on the phone, but his voice is drowned out by what sounds like a vacuum cleaner. "I'm sorry," he says. "I'm on a treadmill." David Dunstan, an Australian researcher, uses a speakerphone so he can walk around his office at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. It is not that Jensen and Dunstan are hyperactive. Rather, both are exercise researchers looking into the link betw...

May 10, 2017

Foot Orthotics plus Chiropractic eases low back pain

Did you know your feet may be to blame for back pain? The shape and arch of your feet affect how your body bears weight as you move. Having a high arch, decreased ankle flexion, or smaller drop of the navicular bones in your feet,  may make you more susceptible to lower back pain.Many chiropractors use foot orthotics to address low-back pain in workers who stand all day, or in people with posture, gait, or lower-extremity problems. Foot orthotics are shoe inserts that gently help to redistr...

April 11, 2017

Older Adults

Older adults and the efficacy of chiropractic care. A new literature review discussed: With aging comes a number of new aches and pains. Unfortunately, research shows that although older adults are more likely to experience back pain, they are less likely to seek care for their pain than younger adults. It's important to know that you don't have to resign yourself to a life filled with pain. Chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment for a variety of conditions associated with aging. Re...

March 22, 2017

Athletic Performance

Many athletes use chiropractic to recover from injury or difficult workouts. A new award-winning study suggests that chiropractic can also improve athletic performance. In this study, researchers examined the effects of chiropractic on 18 professional judo athletes in Brazil. Half of the athletes received chiropractic adjustments and the other half received a sham treatment. Researchers then evaluated athletes' grip strength using a device that measures muscle force. Despite the fact that bot...

February 15, 2017

Headaches arising from the neck

Cervicogenic HeadachesHeadache is a common pain symptom, and a recent study shows that chiropractic can alleviate certain kinds of headaches. Cervicogenic headaches originate in the neck, and they often start with some kind of neck injury due to trauma or an motor vehicle accident. Researchers in this new study worked with 80 patients with chronic cervicogenic headaches. Patients received either chiropractic adjustments or light massage. Patients in the chiropractic group improved substant...

January 25, 2017

Pseudo Angina

Spinal dysfunction and chest pain & breathing problems. One prominent cardiologist, Kunert, from Germany, has shown links between spinal dysfunction and chest pain & breathing problems (often called pseudo-angina). A neurologist, Lewit, from Prague, writes at length of his experimental and clinical experience using spinal manipulation to treat patients with respiratory problems, heart dysfunction, digestive problems, gynaecological disorders, migraine, vertigo/dizziness, and other conditions. ...

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