Teens Are Being Prescribed Narcotics At An Alarming Rate

Teens Are Being Prescribed Narcotics At An Alarming Rate – How Chiropractic Care Can Stop This TrendA recent study revealed that a significant number of children are receiving narcotic prescriptions for their headaches, causing great concern about the negative repercussions if this trend does not stop. After all, these types of medications come with some serious side effects and consequences but are routinely being prescribed to adolescents who aren’t always able ...

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FDA Warns Against Epidural Injections for Back Pain

FDA Warns Against Epidural Injections for Back Pain

Cervical epidural steroid injection. Army Medicine via Creative Commons.

Epidural steroid injections must now carry new warning labels about the possible risks of serious adverse events, according to a new FDA announcement issued last week, as reported by Medpage Today.

“Injecting corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine has been ...

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Case Study Suggests Chiropractic May Dramatically Help Bell’s Palsy Patients

Case Study Suggests Chiropractic May Dramatically Help Bell’s Palsy PatientsIndividuals diagnosed with Bell’s palsy (which is characterized by paralysis of facial nerves, usually on one side of the face that results in a drooping effect) often have limited options when it comes to treatment. Some are medicine-based with the use of steroids and antivirals, others involve the use of electrical stimulation or low-level laser therapy (LLLT), and still others require manipulation ...

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Weight Gain May Lead to Bone Loss

https://i0.wp.com/www.chironexus.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/scale-dreamstime.jpg?resize=300%2C199&ssl=1When it comes to weight, there is no doubt that there are major benefits to getting rid of excess fat in the name of good health. Your heart becomes stronger, your lungs function better and more easily, and your muscles are able to better handle whatever load you place on them.

However, researchers have just found yet another reason to entice individuals to lose any extra weight and it’s one that has ...

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96% of Patients Say Chiropractic Boosts Overall Wellness

96% of Chiropractic Patients Satisfied with CareAs complementary and alternative therapies are becoming increasingly popular, researchers have sought to identify whether such therapies are fully addressing patient needs. Despite a growing supply of studies indicating the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies like chiropractic care, less research has answered the question of whether patients are consistently satisfied with these treatments. A new study from the Journal of Manipulative and ...

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Study Reveals Chiropractic Use According to Region

Study Reveals Chiropractic Use by Region, CDCWhen you need a health boost do you turn to your vitamins? A chiropractor? Or a session of yoga? The answer to that question may depend on where you live, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The study points to clear regional differences in American preferences for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. If you live in the ...

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Wealthier Kids More Likely to Have Overuse Injuries

Wealthier Kids More Likely to Have Overuse Injuries-Chiropractic NewsOveruse injuries are often blamed on increasing specialization at young age, with children (or their parents) choosing to master one sport rather than a variety of activities. But a new study suggests that specialization, and its accompanying risk of sports injuries, may be a bigger concern among wealthier families, according to a press release from Loyola University.

The ...

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Physical Therapy vs. Self Care for Whiplash

Physical Therapy vs. Self Care for Whiplash Up to half of all whiplash patients are plagued with chronic symptoms, and ongoing research seeks to identify affordable, effective methods of preventing chronic pain. The standard treatment for whiplash often includes comprehensive, long-term physical therapy. While these treatments have been shown to be beneficial, researchers from the University of Australia wondered if patients could get some of the same benefits with more minimal ...

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Are iPads Making Teens’ Bones Weaker?

Too Much iPad Making Teens' Bones WeakerParents often bemoan the amount of time teenagers spend surfing the web or playing video games, and a new study could add fodder to their worries. The study suggests that increased screen time is tied to significantly lower bone mineral density in boys. Screen time includes any sedentary time spent in front of a computer, tablet, TV, or other electronic device. Since adolescence is a ...

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