Chiropractic Better for Back Pain Than Medical Care

Chiropractic and back painA few years ago, a study was completed where patients were observed who had both acute (or severe) and chronic back pain.  In this study, standard medical treatment was compared to chiropractic care.  A total of 2780 patients were studied over a 2-year period.  There were 60 chiropractic doctors (treating 1855 of the patients) and 111 medical doctors (treating 925 patients).  The patients were given a questionnaire at the ...

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How to Break the Cycle of Back Pain

You tweaked your back, pulled a muscle, or injured yourself lifting something incorrectly and suddenly you’ve got a shooting pain in your back. These sudden, temporary episodes of low back pain are characterized as acute low back pain rather than chronic pain. Acute low-back pain episodes are thought to last no longer than three months. This type of back injury may be compared to the ...

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Chiropractic Could Be the “Hidden Cure” You Need For Your Migraine

5 Migraine Treatments to AvoidThe cause of migraines is still somewhat a mystery. Scientists have found a number of neurological and even genetic factors at play in regard to these often life-altering headaches, but haven’t yet identified a primary cause. Unfortunately, since the research is constantly changing, this essentially forces patients to accept treatments that temporarily ease their pain, but don’t offer any long-term solutions.

However, the first step to preventing ...

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Proof Chiropractic Lowers Stress, Raises Wellness

BrainIt’s well-known that chiropractic is effective for a variety of pain conditions, but over the last few years, more and more studies have found that chiropractic can also help us improve our overall health. Some of these recent studies have shown that chiropractic can alter immune function, affect heart rate, and even reduce blood pressure. A 2011 study from Japan suggests that chiropractic may have an even bigger ...

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Sciatica Risk Runs in Families

Scientists have discovered an additional risk factor for developing sciatic pain: your genes. Though researchers suspected that genes play a role in this often debilitating back problem, a 2012 study examined the impact of familial history on the risk of lumbar disc disease, which frequently causes sciatica.

A group of orthopedists from the University of Utah School of Medicine analyzed records from the Utah Population Database, which includes data dating back to early settlers. Using familial genealogy of 1, 264 ...

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Smartphones Boost Veggie Intake

Texting- Creative commonsWe all know we should probably pack more vegetables into our diets but with busy schedules and the temptations of junk food, forgoing the greens is an unfortunately common reality. This of course is an age-old problem for chiropractors and other health professionals trying motivate patients to engage in preventive health measures.

To try to fix this conundrum, researchers turned to something most of ...

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Blood Tests Show How Chiropractic Heals

If you’ve noticed that you always feel better after a chiropractic adjustment, there is now scientific documentation of why that is happening.

To verify what occurs physiologically after spinal manipulation, scientists at the University of Spain took 30 graduate students with no symptoms and assigned them to receive cervical adjustments, thoracic adjustments, or no manipulation at all. Blood samples were taken before the manipulation, immediately after it, and two hours later. The scientists sought ...

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