Chiropractor News

Trapezius: Muscle pain, stretches, and home remedies
The trapezius is one of the upper back muscles. It is a large triangular muscle that runs from the occipital bone in the skull to the thoracic spine in the back. It extends to the width of the shoulders.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 18
Herniated disk: 6 safe exercises and what to avoid
Gentle exercises, stretches, and activities can all help relieve the pain of a herniated disk. Exercises can also strengthen and improve flexibility in the spine, neck, and back.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 18
Braxton-Hicks vs. real contractions: Differences and signs
Real contractions follow a consistent pattern, while Braxton-Hicks contractions vary in duration and frequency. Braxton-Hicks contractions also tend to be less painful and usually only cause discomfort in the front of the abdomen.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 18
Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT
New research appearing in the BMJ journal Evidence-Based Mental Health suggests that mindfulness could be a promising alternative to cognitive behavioral therapy for relieving some of the psychological and physical symptoms of chronic pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 18
Greater efforts needed to address cancer therapies' effects on bone health
A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review examines the impact of cancer therapies on the skeleton and how to limit bone loss and fractures in cancer patients treated with these therapies. The review notes that efforts to limit the effects of cancer therapies on bone have nearly universally employed anti-resorptive agents that reduce bone turnover, and studies have not typically assesse ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
MRI and computer modeling reveals how wrist bones move
We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work In a just-published Journal of Biomechanics article, the researchers proved a longtime assumption about individuals right and left wrists, while also finding differences between wrists of males and females discoveries that could help inform and guide future treatments. If someone has dysfunction of the wrist, it really impacts their quality of lif ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
Personal and social factors impact return to work after ill-health
Support from managers and colleagues, as well as a positive attitude, are most likely to enable a more long-term return to work for employees after a sickness absence, according to a new review of research led by the University of East Anglia UEA . The review evaluated the impact of personal and social factors on sustainable return to work after ill-health due to musculoskeletal disorders, such as ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
People with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that any pain relief they get might be a placebo effect. When researchers pitted real chiropractic manipulation against a sham version, they found both were equally likely to ease patients migraine pain. On the other hand, both tactics worked better than patients usual pain-relieving medications. Experts in pa ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Won't Cause Chest Injuries, Study Contends
Chest compressions during chiropractic spinal manipulation result in little or no risk of chest injury, according to new research. The study, published in the May 13 online edition of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics , measured and examined the force of chest compressions ranging from typical to extremely rigorous and found all to be well under the threshold for injury. R ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association. The energetic thrusts and rotations sometimes used in neck manipulation may cause a small tear in the artery walls in the neck, a condition called cervical artery dissection, the statement not ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report
Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows. In fact, they paid more than 30 billion out of pocket in 2012 on chiropractors and other complementary health practitioners, as well as supplements and other forms of alternative medicine. Substantial numbers of Amer ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Study Questions Chiropractic's Impact on Back Pain
For the millions of Americans with chronic low back pain, a silver bullet to alleviate the condition has yet to be identified, a new study suggests. Reviewing 26 studies comparing spinal manipulative therapy SMT to other treatments such as medication, exercise or physical therapy, researchers from the Netherlands found that SMT appears to be no better or worse than other options at relieving back ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21