Chiropractic Protects Your Spine As You Age, Study Suggests

Chiropractic Protects Your Spine As You Age, Study SuggestsFor years, older adults have relied on chiropractors to ease their aches and pains, but little is known about the everyday use of chiropractic by seniors, and whether chiropractic can be of benefit in routine care for the elderly. New research shows that chiropractic isn’t just helpful for back pain in older adults, it may even protect them from increased limitations in their ...

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Sodium Accelerates Aging in Teens

Sodium Accelerates Aging in TeensMost teens come home from school starving, throwing down their backpacks and reaching for anything convenient and tasty, without considering things like sodium or sugar. They’re young and relatively healthy, so what harm could a few chip or crackers do? A lot, according to new research.

Salty snacks don’t just contribute to weight gain in kids, they may accelerate aging, suggests the results from recent research presented at ...

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Benefits of Disc Surgery for Sciatica Questioned

Benefits of Disc Surgery for Sciatica QuestionedSpinal disc surgery is one of the most commonly prescribed procedures for sciatica, but a new study suggests that treatment may not be the best option for many patients with back pain and sciatica. The study suggests that for a significant number of sciatica patients with lower back pain, herniated discs are not to blame for their symptoms, and therefore treatments aimed at spinal discs ...

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Chiropractic for Sports-related Elbow Pain

Chiropractic for Sports-related Elbow PainA new study demonstrates how chiropractic care provided significant pain relief for a basketball player with an elbow injury.

The case study, published in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, involved a 41-year old man who had fallen on his left elbow during a game of basketball five weeks prior. The man reported moderate pain, and could not play basketball ...

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Longer Massage Sessions Better for Neck Pain

 Longer Massage Sessions Better for Neck Pain Massage therapy can reduce chronic neck pain when done by a professional for the right length of time, a new study shows. The findings suggest that 60-minute sessions are better than 30-minute sessions, and that patients need to receive the treatment multiple times a week to experience the best results.

Chronic neck pain is a widespread problem, and is most commonly caused by car accidents, ...

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Tailored Back Pain Treatment Reduces Work Absence by 50%

Tailored Back Pain Treatment Reduces Work Absence by 50%Treating patients based on their risk of persistent back pain led to a 50% reduction in lost work time in a new study.

Researchers found that identifying whether patients had a “high”, “medium”, or “low” risk of ongoing pain, and then tailoring treatment based on that stratification, significantly improved treatment outcomes. Not only were work absences halved,  patients receiving stratified care had greater reductions ...

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90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic

 90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic A new study confirms the vast majority of patients with lumbar disc herniation can find relief with chiropractic care. The findings show that 90% of patients report substantial improvements within three months of receiving their first chiropractic adjustment.

The results are encouraging, since more research is raising questions about the safety and effectiveness of epidural steroid injections for ...

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Teens Rarely Outgrow Fibromyalgia

Teens with Fibromyalgia Study-Chiropractic NewsFibromyalgia is typically thought to affect middle-aged women, causing widespread chronic pain and debilitating fatigue. Now, new research is shedding light on less well-known victims of fibromyalgia: teenagers.

Despite insufficient research, many physicians tell worrying parents that their teens are likely to “outgrow” the symptoms. But a new study suggests that over 80% of teens with fibromyalgia suffer from ongoing symptoms into adulthood, and ...

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Spinal Adjustments Beat Placebo for Back Pain

Spinal Adjustments Beat Placebo for Back Pain New research shows once again that there’s more to chiropractic than the placebo effect. A recent study suggests that the pain alleviation experienced after a spinal adjustment is a result of the treatment rather than patient expectations alone.

Several studies have documented the effectiveness of a common treatment delivered by chiropractors for back pain called spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), sometimes referred to as a chiropractic ...

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Chiropractors Can Help with Weight Loss, Study Finds

Chiropractors Can Help with Weight Loss, Study Finds, Chiropractic NewsTrying to trim your waistline this spring? Working with your chiropractor could help. A new study demonstrates that chiropractors trained in nutrition and exercise therapies can support patients in achieving their weight loss goals. The study outlined how a chiropractic weight-loss program helped patients lose an average of 15 pounds over the course of 13 weeks.

Although chiropractors are typically thought of as ...

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