Chiropractor News

Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain
Many Americans with chronic pain who use alternative therapies -- such as acupuncture -- don t discuss these treatments with their doctors, a new study finds. Our study confirms that most of our patients with chronic pain are seeking complementary treatments to supplement the care we provide in the primary care setting, lead author Dr. Charles Elder, an affiliate investigator at the Kaiser Permane ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Good Posture: A Stance for Better Health
Healthy posture is important for your well-being, but achieving it can be an uphill battle in a high-tech, high-heeled world, experts say. People who have better posture tend to appear more confident and knowledgeable to others. It makes them feel confident internally as well, said Alynn Kakuk, a physical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in Rochester, Minn. Simple exercises and ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest
Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains. And nearly one in every five Americans uses herbal supplements like ginseng, Echinacea, ginkgo biloba and St. John s Wort. Those are just some of the findings of a new federal government report on complementary and alternative medicine trends ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
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. Aug 28
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. Aug 28
Spondylolisthesis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Spondylolisthesis occurs when one of the vertebrae in the spine slips out of position.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Back pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Back pain is a very common complaint. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 80 of all Americans will have low back pain at least once in their lives.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Acetaminophen 'does not work for lower back pain or osteoarthritis'
Acetaminophen - also known as paracetamol and marketed under brand names such as Mapap, Panadol and Tylenol - is not effective for the treatment of lower back pain and offers little value for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, according to a study published in The BMJ .
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
The dangers of working in an office
The office here at Medical News Today HQ is a pleasant place to work. It is a largely tranquil place until somebody decides to use the shredder where the tea is plentiful and occasionally a passing dog can be spotted through the window.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Desk-based employees 'should work standing up'
A group of experts have advised that people working in office environments stand for at least 2 hours a day during working hours, as part of a number of recommendations to protect those engaged with typically sedentary forms of work.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Prolonged standing at work can cause health problems too
Research on the health risks of prolonged sitting at work have been prominent in the headlines recently. Now, a new study also highlights the hazards of prolonged standing at work.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
High-frequency spinal cord stimulation 'more effective for chronic pain'
According to a study published in the journal Anesthesiology , a new high-frequency form of spinal cord stimulation therapy has the capacity to deliver more effective pain relief without any unwanted side effects.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28