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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Asthma & Allergies Eased by Soy & Flax

 Asthma & Allergies Eased by Soy Beans & Flax SeedsGot asthma or allergies? Eating soy beans and flax seeds may help, according to research presented at the 2014 conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.

Jessica Savage, MD, from Harvard Medical School, showed that phytoestrogens found in soy beans and flax seeds were tied to a decreased risk of asthma and allergies. Although more research is needed to confirm ...

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Chiropractic for Post-Surgery Spinal Pain

Chiropractic for Post-Surgery Spinal Pain - Chiropractic NewsIt’s estimated that between 15-61% of patients continue to suffer from back pain after spinal surgery, and nearly two-thirds of all chronic pain patients suffer from failed back surgery syndrome. While many of these patients are encouraged to have revision surgery, a growing body of research suggests that chiropractic care can improve symptoms without the risks and costs of another operation. A Continue Reading →

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Keeping Pain Diary Makes Whiplash Worse

Whiplash Diary Many patients are told to keep a pain diary to monitor their symptoms, but a new study suggests that may do more harm than good. The findings show that keeping a pain journal may actually hinder patients’ recovery from whiplash-associated disorder.

The study from the University of Alberta included 60 patients with acute whiplash injuries. The patients were randomly assigned to either a symptom diary group or a control group. ...

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Zinc Levels Tied to Osteoarthritis

We’ve all heard that calcium is crucial for preventing bone and joint problems, but new research suggests there may be another mineral we need to be mindful of: zinc. In particular, a study suggests that levels of zinc within the cartilage cells may help to explain why tissue destruction occurs in patients with osteoarthritis.

Arthritis is a leading cause ...

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