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Study: Doing the Side Plank Reduced Spinal Curving in Scoliosis Patients

Curve Reduction Was Almost 50% Among Regular Teenage Practitioners, and 38% for the Adults

Performing a basic yoga pose for a few minutes a day reduced spinal curving by as much as 50% in scoliosis patients, according to a small but intriguing study in the current issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine. » read more

Doctors Dole Out Prescriptions for Exercise

Activity Regimens Become the New Vital Signs

Patients are coming out of the doctor’s office with prescriptions for physical activity in addition to drugs, doctor referrals and follow-up protocols. Doctors are working exercise counseling into office visits and calling exercise a “vital sign” to be measured when they take readings like pulse and blood pressure. » read more

Harvard Report Points to Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief & The Safety of the Chiropractic Adjustment

A recent article released by Harvard Health Publications at Harvard Medical School points to chiropractic care as a form of pain relief. There are currently many Americans that seek out chiropractors, but many people don’t realize the wide variety of treatments that a chiropractor can provide for pain relief. The article states “while the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care now includes a wide variety of other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education, ergonomic training (how to walk, sit, and stand to limit back strain), nutritional consultation, and even ultrasound and ... » read more

Low Back Pain: Chiropractic Adjustments vs. Muscle Relaxants

Low back pain is one of the most common maladies among the general population and the incidence of occurrence was reported by Ghaffari, Alipour, Farshad, Yensen, and Vingard (2006) to be between 15% and 45% yearly. Hoiriis et al. (2004) reported it to be between 75% and 85% over an adult lifetime in the United States. Chou (2010) writes that, "Back pain is also the fifth most common reason for office visits in the US, and the second most common symptomatic reason..." (p. 388). Historically and based upon this authors 3+ decades of treating low back pain with treatment options that range from heating pads, ice packs, over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, surgery, acupuncture and ... » read more

Decreased Muscle Spasms and Chiropractic Care

There have been many discussions regarding the effects of the short and long term benefits of a chiropractic adjustment. The ultimate focus is a change in the biomechanics and therefore, the physiology surrounding the affected area of the spine. » read more

Chiropractic Saves Federal and Private Insurers ,897,840,000 and Adds 2,160,000 in Wages to Americans

It was reported by Zigler in 2011 that 200,000 spinal fusion surgeries are performed each year, just in the United States alone. An equal number of microdiscectomies are performed as reported by Mayer (2006), which is considered by many to be a conservative number. Let's consider the chiropractic impact of exposing the public ... » read more

Arthritis Prevention and Chiropractic, Chiropractic prevents arthritis in accident victims, the elderly

According to the Arthritis Foundation (2007), "Forty-six million [46,000,000] Americans are currently living with arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability, and we are all paying a high price for it. » read more

Back and Leg Pain (Lumbar Radiculopathy) as a Result of Disc Herniation and the Long Term Effect of Chiropractic Care

The term "herniated disc" has been called many things from a slipped disc to a bulging disc. For a doctor who specializes in disc problems, the term is critical because it tells him/her how to create a prognosis and subsequent treatment plan for a patient. To clarify the ... » read more

Acute (Severe) Low Back Pain, Early Intervention and Chiropractic

One of the most common areas of the body to be hurt while working, playing sports, cleaning out the garage or any other household or life chore is the lower back. The American Chiropractic Association has ... » read more

Neck Pain and Chiropractic

A recent study examined the effect a chiropractic adjustment has on the pain levels of muscle spasm in the neck. When only a part of a muscle goes into spasm it is called a trigger point (knot). These hypersensitive areas are a common cause of pain in the ... » read more

Work Injuries, Workers Compensation and Chiropractic: A solution to the spiraling healthcare costs in America

The cost of healthcare has been such a burden on the economy that it now accounts for 16.2% of the national gross domestic product (GDP) in 20081. Congress, along with President Obama, has recently enacted a health care reform bill that addresses many issues in the health care reform » read more

Low Back Pain, Reduced Disability and Chiropractic: A Study in Proper Diagnosis

When you are experiencing pain in the lower back, it can often be intense and cause for worry. You wonder how something can hurt so badly and are looking for anything to reduce the discomfort. Many times these types of pain cause an admission the emergency room. In a recent study by ... » read more

Scoliosis and Chiropractic

According to the Mayo Clinic (2009), " Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. » read more

Low Back Pain, Arthritis and Chiropractic, A Clinical Correlation

The American Chiropractic Association (2010) reported that 31 million Americans experience low back pain. This is an epidemic at a staggering rate because what most of the public and doctors alike do not understand is what that sets the patient up for later in life that can be prevented. » read more

 

 

 

 

 

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