Chiropractic: Chiropractic Care Improves Health-Related Quality of Life. 11/12/18
Assessments completed by 2,024 neck pain and back pain patients at 125 chiropractic clinics throughout the United States revealed that overall, chiropractic treatment results in significant quality of life improvements with respect to physical functioning, pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and social health
Chiropractic: Manipulation Plus Exercise Can Help Patients with Shoulder Pain. 11/26/18
Americans make over seven million doctor visits each year for shoulder and upper arm pain. A review of past research has found quality evidence that a treatment plan that combines thrust manipulation with specific exercises can reduce pain and improve function in patients with rotator cuff dysfunction.
Chiropractic: Leg Pain Commonly Precedes Spinal Pain in Children. 11/19/18
In a study involving 1,008 Danish school children, parents reported each week whether their child had spinal pain, lower extremity pain, or upper extremity pain. The results revealed that children were more likely to experience an episode of spinal pain after experiencing lower extremity pain. Additionally, the likelihood of spinal pain increased in children who had more frequent or longer lasting lower extremity pain. The researchers conclude, “This paper confirms that attention to the entire musculoskeletal system is required to understand the course and development of spinal pain.”
Chiropractic: Cervical Spine Mobilization May Offer Immediate Results. 12/03/18
Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint that can be both costly and disabling. In this study, 40 neck pain patients received either cervical mobilization or a motionless manual contact. Those in the mobilization group experienced immediate improvements related to movement-associated pain, as well as increased range of motion and velocity when turning the head. Mobilization is frequently used by doctors of chiropractic to treat patients with neck pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Chiropractic: Back Pain is a Major Problem for Med School Students. 11/06/18
Brazilian researchers interviewed 629 medical school students and found that 77% of female students and 51% of male students experienced periods of recurrent back pain. One in five said their back pain interfered with social activities, while about 30% noted back pain interfered with either physical activities or school activities. The research team also noted a strong association between the risk of recurrent back pain and poor posture habits among the participants in the study.