Chiropractor News

New blood test detects stroke and heart attack risk in lupus patients with no ...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference have shown that a specific biomarker detected in the blood of lupus patients with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease CVD , thought to be at low risk of CVD based on traditional risk factors, is associated with the presence of atherosclerosis . Overall, t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Best exercises and postures for ankylosing spondylitis
Exercise and posture control are two of the most important aspects of treatment for anyone with ankylosing spondylitis.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 14
Loss of estrogen a risk factor for disc degeneration and lower back pain
CLEVELAND, Ohio June 14, 2017 -- Oh, my aching back It s not an uncommon complaint heard from both men and women as they age and experience lumbar disc degeneration. Now a new study out of China suggests that menopause is associated with severity of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine. The study outcomes are being published in an article available online today in Menopause , the journal of The N ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Early therapeutic intervention for pre-RA patients significantly reduces risk ...
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of a meta-analysis presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference has demonstrated that early therapeutic intervention in patients with so-called pre-rheumatoid arthritis pre-RA significantly reduces the risk of the occurrence of rheumatoid arthritis RA in these patients at 52 weeks or more. Recent progress in the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
New class drug significantly reduces spine fracture risk in postmenopausal wom...
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference showed that, in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, 12 months treatment with romosozumab was associated with rapid and large reductions in their risk of a vertebral fracture compared to placebo. In those women receiving romosozumab, all clinical vertebr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
New imaging technique may help identify joint inflammation in children earlier
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 have confirmed that Fluorescence Optical Imaging FOI , a technique used to visualise inflammation in arthritic joints, is as effective as ultrasound with Power Doppler US PD at monitoring response to treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA . FOI was also found to be ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
New tools help early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference highlight the use of two new tools, which can potentially play a pivotal role in the early diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis SSc . , One large scale study has demonstrated that patients meeting the very early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis VEDOSS criteri ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Previous bacterial infection increases risk of newly-diagnosed Sjögren's syndr...
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 have shown a link between newly-diagnosed Sj 246 gren s syndrome SjS and previous infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria NTM . However, even though an increased risk of tuberculosis TB has been found in patients with SjS, in this study, TB infection itself did not appea ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury
Backpacks are convenient for students, but they can pose a threat to kids backs, necks and shoulders if used improperly, an expert says. In 2013, there were more than 5,400 backpack-related injuries treated in emergency departments across the United States, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In my own practice, I have noticed a marked increase in the number of young children ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Study Questions Chiropractic's Impact on Back Pain
For the millions of Americans with chronic low back pain, a silver bullet to alleviate the condition has yet to be identified, a new study suggests. Reviewing 26 studies comparing spinal manipulative therapy SMT to other treatments such as medication, exercise or physical therapy, researchers from the Netherlands found that SMT appears to be no better or worse than other options at relieving back ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report
Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows. In fact, they paid more than 30 billion out of pocket in 2012 on chiropractors and other complementary health practitioners, as well as supplements and other forms of alternative medicine. Substantial numbers of Amer ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Back Pain
Chiropractors can help ease some cases of low back pain, though their treatments may be no better than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, a new analysis finds. The review of 26 clinical trials found that manipulating the spine can bring modest relief to people with acute low back pain -- pain that has lasted no more than six weeks. Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation, as do some docto ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12