Active Treatments are Preferred

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A new report in the journal Pain Therapy regarding the management of low back pain concluded that rest and medications “are associated with worsening disability, and are not recommended. Guidelines recommend the use of exercise…in combination with other non-pharmacological therapies, including spinal manipulation.”

If you or someone you know is living with back pain, call our office today for safe and effective “guideline recommended” care.

Shipton, E.A. Physical Therapy Approaches in the Treatment of Low Back Pain Pain Ther (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40122-018-0105-x

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Benefits of Preventative Care

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A new large clinical trial demonstrated that for adults with low back pain, periodic chiropractic maintenance adjustments reduced the total number of days with back pain by more than a dozen per year.

Eklund A. et al. The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain-A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 12;13(9):e0203029

Hope for Carpal Tunnel

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Carpal tunnel syndrome means that the nerve to your hand is being compressed or irritated – resulting in hand numbness, tingling, or pain. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Biomechanics found that wrist mobilization decreased pain from compression. If you or someone you know suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome, call our office today to learn more about how this proven treatment could help relieve your discomfort.

 

Bueno-Gracia, Elena et al. Dimensional changes of the carpal tunnel and median nerve during manual mobilization of the carpal bones — Anatomical study. Clinical Biomechanics, Volume 59, 56 – 61

Healthy Discs

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A new study confirmed that our spinal discs require movement to stay healthy. Discs are more easily damaged when movement is lost. Cumulative damage leads to bulging and degeneration – and potentially sciatica. Check out the following explainer video to learn more about disc problems and your options for treatment.

De Geer, Christopher M. Intervertebral Disk Nutrients and Transport Mechanisms in Relation to Disk Degeneration: A Narrative Literature Review. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine , Volume 17, Issue 2 , 97 – 105

Can Having Weak Buttocks Cause Back Pain?

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Problem: a new study found that people who have weak gluteal muscles suffer higher rates of low back pain.
Solution: (after you check with your doctor:) try one of these simple exercises to help strengthen your gluteal muscles.

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Aboufazeli M et al. Comparison of Selective Local and Global Muscle Thicknesses in Females with and without Chronic Low Back Pain. Orthop Traumatol Rehabil. 2018 Jun 27;20(3):197-204.

Headache Treatment

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A recent study found that for tension headaches, spinal manipulation led to sustained improvements in pain & function…without side effects! “There was no evidence suggesting increased risk for serious treatment-related harms.”

Check out this video to learn more about how chiropractic care safely relieves tension headaches.

Skelly AC et al. Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2018 Jun. Report No.: 18-EHC013-EF.