British Medical Journal: Try Manipulation for Neck & Back Pain

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The British Medical Journal concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation and acupuncture are TOP options for treating back or neck pain.

Check out this short explainer video to learn more about neck pain and how chiropractic can help.

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Lorenc A, Feder G, MacPherson H, et al Scoping review of systematic reviews of complementary medicine for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions. BMJ Open 2018;8:e020222. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020222

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The hipbone is connected to the knee bone…

Arthritis researchers have found that weak hip muscles can cause significant degenerative changes in the knee. Fortunately, these imbalances can be corrected through exercise…if identified early enough.

You regularly maintain your car and home, so why not your body too. If you have knee pain, try this simple hip strengthening exercise, then call our office for a check- up today that may prevent bigger trouble tomorrow!

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Chiropractic During Pregnancy

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A new study has found that nearly 4-in-5 pregnant women who use conservative manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, experience a reduction in pregnancy symptoms (headache, neck pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and insomnia).

Authors Conclusion: Manual therapy in pregnancy is a drugless, highly effective therapy. It is a low cost, rapid, safe, and well-tolerated treatment for pregnancy symptoms which frequently has an immediate effect, thus making it an optimal treatment for pregnancy symptoms.”

Download this helpful pregnancy infographic to learn more.

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Skarica B et al. Effectiveness of Manual Treatment on Pregnancy Symptoms: Usefulness of Manual Treatment in Treating Pregnancy Symptoms. Med Arch. 2018 Apr;72(2):131-135. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2018.72.131-135.

Growing pains?

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An extensive research review has concluded that “growing pains” do not actually exist.

There is no such thing as “normal pain”. If you know a young person with pain, call our office today to find the real source of their problem.

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Swain M. et al. Relationship between growth, maturation and musculoskeletal conditions in adolescents: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;52(19):1246-1252. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098418. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Avoiding Shoulder Surgery

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The term “SLAP” is used to describe a tear or detachment of the rim of cartilage that surrounds the entire outside edge of your shoulder socket. SLAP lesions can be a significant source of pain and disability – especially in throwing athletes like pitchers. Fortunately, new research has found that a well-designed exercise plan “is more successful than surgery for most throwers with SLAP lesions.”

If you or someone you know suffers from shoulder pain, call our office today to see how we can help!

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Mathew CJ, Lintner DM. Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior Tear Management in Athletes. Open Orthop J. 2018 Jul 31;12:303-313. doi: 10.2174/1874325001812010303. eCollection 2018.

Carpal Tunnel Options

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A large literature review of potential treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome concluded that oral medication & injections did not provide long-term maintenance. Whereas, another study concluded that manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, produced significant improvement for carpal tunnel patients.

Check out this video link to see one recommended nerve stretch that you can do at home to help relieve symptoms.

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