Chiropractor News

Corticosteroid injections may be ineffective for low back pain
People who suffer from low back pain often turn to epidural corticosteroid injections for some relief. According to new research, however, such treatment fails to provide long-term respite, if any.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Motor control exercise may help lower back pain
Targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine may help to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain, says research published in the Cochrane Review .
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Chiropractic: What is chiropractic manipulation?
Chiropractic manipulation, also known as chiropractic adjustment, is a form of alternative medicine. A trained chiropractor applies sudden force to spinal joints to correct structural alignment and improve physical function.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Axial spondyloarthritis: Patients see sustained benefit with certolizumab pegol
Researchers are reporting that early rapid improvements in the signs and symptoms of axial spondyloarthritis in patients treated with certolizumab pegol are maintained at 4 years.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Back pain may raise risk of mental health problems
A study, involving almost 200,000 participants, finds that individuals who have back pain are more likely to also experience a range of mental health issues. Knowing about these links could form a more successful treatment plan for both sets of conditions.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Can yoga help with chronic back pain?
Lower back pain affects millions of people in the United States, and for some, the pain becomes chronic, preventing them from performing daily tasks. Could yoga help to treat this condition A new review investigates.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
New clinical guideline issued for treating low back pain
Low back pain affects millions of people in the United States, and the condition is one of the most common reasons for people missing work. New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend noninvasive ways of treating nonradicular low back pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Ankylosing spondylitis: X-ray and imaging techniques
X-rays and other imaging techniques for ankylosing spondylitis are an important part of getting an accurate diagnosis of this condition.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
The secret to beating bone and joint health injuries? Get to the right medical...
ROSEMONT, Ill. Aug. 14, 2017 -- Orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors with extensive training in the diagnosis as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedists can help prevent injuries put people back together provide patients with in-home exercises and ergonomically proper reconditioning programs or pair patients with rehabilitation profes ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Evidence does not support the use of gabapentinoids for chronic low back pain
Existing evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain CLBP is limited, and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects with no benefits on pain relief, according to a meta-analysis published in PLOS Medicine by Harsha Shanthanna from McMaster University, Canada, and colleagues. Gabapentinoids, including pregabalin and gabapentin, are increasingly used for non-specific CLBP. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves
WASHINGTON -- During operations, it can be difficult for surgeons to avoid severing crucial nerves because they look so much like other tissue. A new noninvasive approach that uses polarized light to make nerves stand out from other tissue could help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves or assist them in identifying nerves in need of repair. Although nerve injuries are a known complication ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Early rotator cuff surgery yields good long-term outcomes
Aug. 17, 2017 - Early surgery to repair tears of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles provides lasting improvement in strength, function, and other outcomes, reports a study in the August 16, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer . Repairs of isolated supraspinatus tears maintained considerable improvement in clinical and ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23