Chiropractor News

A new 'atlas' of genetic influences on osteoporosis
A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute LDI at the Jewish General Hospital JGH has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density BMD , one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis. The paper, published in Nature Genetics , identifies 518 genome-wide loci, of which 301 are newly discov ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
Study shows massage helps ease arthritis pain, improve mobility
DURHAM, N.C. -- Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health. The finding, appearing online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , suggests that massage could offer a safe and effective complement to the management of knee os ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Is early physical therapy associated with less opioid use in patients with mus...
Bottom Line The use of early physical therapy in a study of nearly 89,000 U.S. adults with musculoskeletal pain of the shoulder, neck, knee and low back was associated with a lower likelihood of subsequent opioid use in an analysis of health insurance claims from 2007 to 2015. For patients who did use opioids, early physical therapy was associated with reduced opioid use for shoulder, knee and low ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Today's children reach bone maturity earlier, study reveals
COLUMBIA, Mo. December 17, 2018 - Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier - by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys - according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Our findings show there is a new normal for timing when kids skeletons will reach full maturity, said Dana Duren, PhD, director of orthopae ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Second trimester pains: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Although all pregnancies are different, certain symptoms tend to occur in each trimester. For some women, the second trimester means the end of morning sickness and fatigue, but it also means the onset of specific types of pain.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12
Best mid back stretches for relieving middle back pain
Mid back pain or stiffness can have a significant impact on daily life. However, certain stretches can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12
Low back pain: Pulsed radiofrequency may be the answer
A new study reveals that pulsed radiofrequency may help patients with low back pain that has not responded to conservative therapy.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12
Upper back pain: 9 causes
Pain in the upper back is usually the result of poor posture, muscle overuse, or injury. Treatment may include home remedies, such as rest and gentle exercises, or possibly seeing a physical therapist.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12
What are the cost-effective implants in hip replacement surgery?
New research led by the Hip Implant Prosthesis Study HIPS team at the University of Bristol Medical School has shown that small-head less than 36 mm in diameter cemented metal-on-plastic hip replacements are the most cost-effective in men and women older than 65 years. For adults younger than 65, small-head cemented ceramic-on-plastic hip replacements are more likely to be cost-effective. The stud ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Scientists identify 'youth factor' in blood cells that speeds fracture repair
DURHAM, N.C. -- For a child, recovering from a broken bone is typically a short-lived, albeit painful, convalescence. But for older adults, it can be a protracted and potentially life-threatening process. Finding ways to speed bone repair is a public health priority that could save both lives and health care expense. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 800,000 pat ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
New recommendations for the conduct of economic evaluations in osteoporosis
Economic evaluations that compare interventions in terms of costs and outcomes are increasingly used by decision makers, with economic evaluations now playing an increasing role in pricing and reimbursement decisions. In the field of osteoporosis, the number of economic evaluations has increased markedly, however the variable quality and considerable heterogeneity of the evaluations often limit th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
The use of electrospun scaffolds in musculoskeletal tissue engineering
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilizes the shoulder joint. It also helps in the motion of the shoulder. Rotator cuff tear is the most common condition involving ailing shoulders. It happens due to normal muscle tissue wear and tear by repeating the same motion again and again, without resting the muscles. Almost 15 percent of the elderly population above 60 has thi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12