Chiropractor News

Patients and families aren't comfortable with 'overlapping surgeries,' survey ...
November 20, 2017 - Patients and family members are either neutral or uncomfortable with the idea of overlapping or concurrent surgery, where the attending surgeon isn t present in the operating room for part of the procedure, according to survey results published in the November 15, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer . On ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Genetic predisposition to later puberty causes lower bone density in children ...
People whose genetic makeup triggers a later-than-average start to puberty have lower bone mineral density, especially in their lower spine. Because adolescence is a critical period for accruing bone, this effect may increase a person s risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures later in life. If an individual is genetically programmed for later puberty, we found that he or she tends to have lower bo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Researchers uncover link between immune function and osteoarthritic pain and p...
The immune system plays a pivotal role in the amount of pain and disease progression experienced by patients with osteoarthritis OA , McMaster University researchers have found. This discovery could lead to new strategies for improving joint pain management and immune function in older adults with arthritis. The study, published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage , found that mono ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Engineering tomorrow's responsive, adaptable neuroprosthetics and robots
WASHINGTON, DC -- Advanced prosthetic limbs and eyes as well as brain-machine interfaces are harnessing existing neural circuitry to improve the quality of life for people with sensory impairment, according to studies presented today at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. Millions of p ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke
MINNEAPOLIS - Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study published in the November 15, 2017, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Virtual reality training may be a motivating alternative for people to use as a supplement to their standard therapy ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Methodologies in orthodontic pain management: A review
Patients experience pain and discomfort during active orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. It can vary from person to person and is influenced by certain factors such as age, gender, previous pain experiences, stress or anxiety, and type of appliance. The objective of this literature review was to discuss conventional versus recently introduced treatment modalities used in pain management ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
'Wooden shoe' rather wear sneakers?
Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers -- injuries that offer clues to the damage we may unwittingly be causing to our own feet. The unexpected prevalence of damage in the farmers foot bones is more than just an historical curiosity researchers believe their findings provide new insights into how some micro-injuries ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
A new way to reduce surgery complications stemming from high blood sugar
PHILADELPHIA Nov.16, 2017 - Researchers identified a new way to lower the risk of complications after joint surgery, using a simple blood test. Patients with diabetes are more likely to need joint replacement surgery but also have a greater risk of serious complications after surgery, including heart attack, stroke, and wound infections, because of their underlying diabetes. Current guidelines sug ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Decrease in sunshine, increase in rickets
A University of Toronto student and professor have teamed up to discover that Britain s increasing cloudiness during the summer could be an important reason for the mysterious increase in Rickets among British children over the past few decades. Hospitalizations of children due to the disabling bone disease, caused by lack of vitamin D, began dramatically increasing starting in the mid-1990s, puzz ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Sacroiliitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Sacroiliitis is a painful condition where either one or both of the sacroiliac joints become inflamed. The sacroiliac joints are found where the spine meets the pelvis.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 13
Massage could be used to aid recovery of damaged limbs
Massage could increase the regrowth of muscle after muscle loss, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology . The researchers showed that muscle grew faster after a massage because protein manufacture in cells was improved, and that when one leg was massaged, the other non-massaged leg also grew faster. Muscle is lost very quickly during periods of disuse, like bed rest or a ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Stem cells conduct cartilage regeneration but are not directly involved
Therapy with mesenchymal stem cells, the so-called progenitor cells of connective tissue, holds great promise for the regeneration of cartilage tissue but how stem cell therapy contributes to the healing of damaged connective tissue has been unclear. Debate has centred on whether the injected cells promote regeneration or stimulate the body s own cells to proliferate. A new strategy has now enable ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11