Medical vs. Chiropractic Care for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Chiropractor shows patient sacroiliac joint/spine.. Medical vs. Chiropractic StudySacroiliac joint dysfunction is a commonly overlooked cause of back pain, yet affects 10-25% of patients with lower back issues. Located at the base of the spine within the pelvis, the sacroiliac joint can become misalignment or injured, resulting in back pain or sciatica. Unfortunately conventional treatments often fall short of providing adequate relief of this painful condition.

A 2012 literature review evaluated 11 ...

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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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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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Is Seeing a Chiropractor Safe During Pregnancy?

pregnantyogaLow back pain can be a serious problem when you’re expecting: A recent study shows that 61% of women report back pain at some during pregnancy.

“Despite the apparent impact it has on women, many cases of low back pain of pregnancy go unreported to prenatal providers and/or untreated,” researchers publishing in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health wrote. Unfortunately, many conventional treatments for back pain (like drugs, surgery or steroid injections) aren’t ...

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Chiropractic Speeds Sciatica Recovery

denimbackpainSciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities.  Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1).  In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.

Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients ...

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Study Shows Chiropractic Offers an “Economic Advantage”

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Oftentimes, getting quality medical care takes money. Money that you either don’t have or you had earmarked to go to something else, like food, utilities, or other necessary living expenses. This can cause you to set aside your physical health as you wait for “just a little more cash.” Well, you don’t have to wait and neglect your health any more.

A recent study published in the Journal of Manipulative and ...

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Why Aging Aggravates Spinal Injuries

spinechordinjuryAging inhibits healing from countless conditions, including spinal chord injury. A new study from Ohio State University helps to explain why. For the first time researchers have shown that a spinal cord injury is more severe in elderly mice than mice of other ages, and posited potential reasons that could account for the differences. Their findings substantiate what is seen in clinics across the world when treating humans with spinal cord ...

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