Chiropractor News

Heat-tempered magnesium alloy a strong choice for implants
BROOKLYN, New York - Titanium is the preferred material for surgical fixation procedures ranging from knee replacement to jaw implants. However, since this super-strong metal is not absorbed by the body over time, it can cause complications like infection, fistulization particularly following radiation therapy , interference with skeletal growth, intolerance, thermal sensitivity, and interference ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 3
Anterolisthesis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Anterolisthesis is an abnormal alignment of bones in the spine and usually affects the lower back.
Medical News Today - Sat. Sep 30
Restoring breathing capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy by activating the ...
New research published in The Journal of Physiology today suggests that enhancing breathing via the brain may limit deficiencies in respiratory capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy DMD patients. Duchenne muscular dystrophy DMD is a fatal genetic neuromuscular disease, which can lead to respiratory failure. Respiratory muscle dysfunction is recognized in DMD, however a thorough assessment of ner ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 27
Hip osteoarthritis: Severe occupational strain increases the risk
COLOGNE. People who in the course of their work put long-term physical strain on their bodies have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip. This is especially the case for lifting and carrying heavy loads over long periods of time. This is the result of a systematic review reported by Annekatrin Bergmann and coauthors in the current issue of Deutsches 196 rzteblatt International ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 26
Blood metal ion levels can identify hip replacement patients at low risk of ARMD
Patients with metal on metal MoM artificial hips are at risk of complications caused by adverse reactions to metal debris ARMD . A study in the September 20, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery confirms that blood metal ion levels specific to the type of hip implant used can help predict patients who are at low risk of ARMD. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer . ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
Less physical therapy can be just as effective
The queues for treatment with physiotherapists in Norwegian municipal clinics are often long. Perhaps unnecessarily long. It s a scenario that is probably true across the Western world. Now, however, a comprehensive analysis of different treatments sheds light on what works in treating patients with neck pain. The study shows that providing forms of manual treatment along with exercise therapy doe ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 20
Weighing nonsurgical treatment options for knee osteoarthritis pain
ROSEMONT, Ill. Sept. 19, 2017 -- Osteoarthritis OA is a progressive wear and tear disease of the joint. Osteoarthritis of the knee knee OA may not be totally preventable but according to Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with Brigham and Women s Hospital, there are some key factors that we can control to minimize the chances of developing bone and joint ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Lower back pain may all be in the mind, study suggests
A new study into the neuroscience of clinical pain suggests that perceptions of stiffness may not reflect the actual state of the spine and joints. The team s findings may pave the way for new therapies that help those with chronic pain in their lower back.
Medical News Today - Fri. Sep 15
New research shows golf carts causing serious injuries to children
CHICAGO - As golf carts become increasingly popular in communities beyond the fairway, new research shows, a significant number of children are being seriously injured while using them. The study abstract, Golf Carts and Children An 11-year Single State Experience, will be presented on Monday, Sept. 18, at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference Exhibition in Chicago. Researche ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Riding a slide while on a parent's lap increases the risk of injury
CHICAGO - Going down a slide on a parent s lap can lead to a broken leg for small children. An estimated 352,698 children less than 6 years of age were injured on slides in the United States from 2002 through 2015, and many of those injuries were leg fractures. The study abstract, The Mechanisms and Injuries Associated with Playground Slides in Young Children Increased Risk of Lower Extremity Inju ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Telemedicine visits save families time and money
CHICAGO Sept 15, 2017 - Patients and families who use telemedicine for sports medicine appointments saved an average of 50 in travel costs and 51 minutes in waiting and visit time, according to a new study by Nemours Children s Health System. Each telemedicine visit also saved the health system an average of 24 per patient, researchers reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Confer ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
University of Minnesota researchers replicate FSH muscular dystrophy in mice
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications describes a breakthrough in research related to facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy FSHD . The debilitating genetic disease - which has no approved treatment - affects an estimated 38,000 Americans and causes degeneration and wasting of the skeletal muscles. Scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School inserted into mice a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15