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.

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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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Back Pain Leading Cause of Global Disability

Back Pain Leading Cause of Global Disability Nearly everyone suffers from back pain at some point in their lives, but for almost 1 in 10 people, back pain is a chronic, daily concern. The widespread prevalence of lower back pain makes it the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to a new analysis from the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

The study included data from 47 countries and 117 different studies, which surveyed ...

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Why Migraines Strike Right When You’re Trying to Unwind

Why Migraines Strike Right When You're Trying to UnwindAn estimated 38 million Americans suffer from migraines on a regular basis, but scientists are still uncertain about exactly what causes migraines to occur. A new study that examined migraine headache triggers encountered a surprising potential new cause: relaxation. While stress has been tied to headaches, the study published in the journal Neurology shows that a period of relaxation directly after a stressful event ...

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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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