Seatbelts and the Risk of Auto Injury

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Orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons at the Medical College of Wisconsin see a lot of spine injuries in patients who have been in an auto accident. You may not be aware of it, but the leading cause of spine injuries in your midback (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) areas is auto accidents.

In a study, doctors evaluated records of 4572 patients between 1996 and 2011 entered into the Crash ...

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New Evidence that Steroid Injections Fail to Fix Spinal Stenosis

injection2-dreamstimeEvery year millions of patients are injected with epidural steroids to treat back pain, but now, new research suggests that many of those injections are completely unnecessary. In a study released Wednesday from The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that epidural steroid injections failed to produce any measurable benefits compared to lidocaine injections for spinal stenosis.

This isn’t the first study to question the ...

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Prescription Painkillers Deadlier Than Heroin

Creative-Commons-The-JavoracAs rates of prescription painkillers soar, new research from the American Journal of Public Health reveals just how deadly opioids can be. Media reports on these deaths focus on doctor errors and websites selling the drugs, but researchers from McGill University in Canada are finding something else.

What they found was that in 2010, prescription painkillers resulted in more than 16,000 deaths in the US, reports Medical News Today. That number ...

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Hitting the Gym Could Stop Your Neck Pain

Hitting the Gym Could Stop Your Neck PainChronic neck pain is typically treated with specific methods that focus on the affected area, thereby decreasing the level of tenderness and increasing range of motion. However, News Medical recently reported that a new study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases suggests that treating the whole body via regular physical exercise may bring about better results.

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Researchers set ...

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New Relationship Found Between Antibiotics and Asthma

Asthma and Antibiotic StudyA new study suggests infants prescribed antibiotics have a higher risk of developing asthma later in childhood. However, the findings suggest that these children may have a specific genetic variation that increases their risk of asthma, rather than the antibiotics themselves causing the disorder.

Researchers from Manchester, London studied over 1,000 children from birth to age 11. They found that children with severe asthma at age 11 were ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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