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.

#CarpalTunnelSyndrome #ManualTherapy #ChiropracticCareWorks

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Relief for Low Back Pain

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Researchers have concluded that for low back pain patients, adding manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, “leads to greater reduction in back pain at 5, 10 and 26-week follow-ups”.

Watch this short explainer to learn more about low back pain and how you can resolve it.

#LowBackPain #ChiropracticBenefits #FollowUpCare

Ford JJ et al. Individualised manual therapy plus guideline-based advice vs advice alone for people with clinical features of lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain: a randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy. 2018 Aug 3. pii: S0031-9406(18)30167- 6. doi: 10.10

Chiropractic Improves Your Quality of Life

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A study of more than 2000 chiropractic patients with chronic back or neck pain concluded:

“Chiropractic care was associated with significant improvement in health-related quality of life (physical functioning, pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, social health, emotional distress), especially in pain.”

#QualityofLife #ChiropracticBenefits #ChronicPain

Hays RD. et al. Group and Individual-level Change on Health-related Quality of Life in Chiropractic Patients with Chronic Low Back or Neck Pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Oct 11. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002902. [Epub ahead of print]

Headache Relief

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A new study of female office workers found: “a strong association between trapezius muscle tenderness and the level of intensity and the number of days with a headache.”

Are you suffering from headaches? This trapezius stretch might help. #HeadacheRelief #TrapeziusStretch #Chiropractic

Lidegaard M et al. Association Between Trapezius Muscle Tenderness and Tension- Type Headache in Female Office Workers: A Cross-sectional Study. JMPT Volume 41, Issue 6, Pages 483–487

American Medical Association – Increase Chiropractic Benefits

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A new study study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that although chiropractic & acupuncture were recommended over pharmacologic options for treating low back pain, the treatments were not covered by all insurance plans.

The authors recommended expansion of insurance benefits to “improve comprehensive, multimodal coverage of best-practice treatments for chronic low back pain.”

Do you know a healthcare decision maker? Please share this American Chiropractic Association infographic to explain why ALL insurance plans should cover chiropractic care.

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Heyward J, Jones CM, Compton WM, et al. Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain Among US Public and Private Insurers. JAMA Network
Open. 2018;1(6):e183044.

Trigger points in the multifidus muscle.

The multifidus muscle is a long muscle that travels the length of the spine. It has different actions on different parts of the spine. It extends and laterally flexes the cervical and lumbar spine, and rotates the thoracic spine. Trigger points in this muscle are common due to poor posture and bad movement mechanics. Trigger points in the lumbar area area are a common cause of low back pain. These lower points can also refer into the abdomen. Points that form in the cervical region will refer pain down the neck into the shoulder blade area.