Study Seeks to Treat Back Pain and Depression Together

Depression and Back Pain in Seniors StudyBack pain and depression are often intertwined, and unfortunately tend to increase as we age. This has prompted some top researchers to find a way to treat both in our nation’s seniors, hopefully creating a multi-level approach which results in a higher quality of life.

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The University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry has partnered with the National Institute of Aging to better understand and treat older ...

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Spinal Manipulation vs. Chinese Massage – Which is Better for Neck Pain?

Chinese Massage vs. Spinal Manipulation- Chiropractic NewsWhen it comes to dealing with chronic neck pain, there are many drug-free options available. But which offer the most effective neck pain relief? To answer that question, a team of researchers compared traditional Chinese massage to a specific technique known as Long’s manipulation which incorporates spinal manipulation with traditional Chinese massage.

Traditional Chinese massage (TCM) involves applying several different pressure-based techniques to relieve pain. This can ...

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Migraine Tied to Brain Injury in Older Adults

Migraine tied to brain injury in older adults- Chiropractic NewsNew research shows that older adults with migraine have a greater risk of a certain type of brain injury known as subclinical brain infarction.

Subclinical brain infarction is a blockage of blood to the brain area that can affect a person both neurologically (impeding their movement) and cognitively (altering their brain function),causing the affected tissues to die. These brain injuries are more common ...

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Debunking “No Pain, No Gain”

Debunking “No Pain No Gain”The adage “no pain no gain” has been around for decades in sports, and it implies that in order to achieve great things, you have to push yourself beyond your physical limits. But, what exactly is pain trying to tell you and, perhaps more importantly, how does your body know that you’re getting close to or moving beyond your limits? That is what a set of researchers ...

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Case Study: ADHD and Migraine Improve with Chiropractic

Case Study: ADHD and Migraine Improve with Chiropractic Children who suffer with migraines have it tough. Not only do they have to find a way to deal with the throbbing pain coming from their head, but they may also experience behavioral or learning difficulties too. This can put them behind in school and in trouble at home, neither of which is a good place for a child to be.

Some researchers are ...

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Fibromyalgia: New Theory on What Causes the Disorder

Fibromyalgia Nerve Fiber Neuropathy Recent research suggests a potential new cause for fibromyalgia: it’s in your skin. If their theory is further validated in future studies, the results could lead to new treatments for this chronic conditions that currently has no known cure.

For years the causes of fibromyalgia have remained elusive, but one of the main theories blames a process called central sensitization. In this theory, the central nervous system is responsible ...

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