Chiropractor News

No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica
A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health. The study in the New England Journal of Medicine also found people taking the drug pregabalin reported nearly twice as many adverse effects than those receiving the placebo. Associate Professor Christine Lin from The George Institut ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk
A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Duke University Medical Center. One of these variants is in IL7R, a gene previously associated with MS, and the other in DDX39B, a gene not previously connected to the di ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases , researchers at Uppsala University show that antibodies against the cartilage protein collagen II are associated with a good prognosis. Analysing these antibodies, in combination with other relevant antibodies, could be used for p ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Potential early warning signs of osteoporosis found in South Asian women
Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study in the journal Bone reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined bone resportion the breakdown of bone tissue by osteoclast cells in over 370 pre and post-menopausal South Asian and white Caucasian women in the UK. Bo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 21
Levels of biomarkers after ACL surgery may signal severity of osteoarthritis l...
San Diego, CA - A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis PTOA within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit activity. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day in San Diego are highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day o ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18
Study shows surgery reverses pseudoparalysis in patients with rotator cuff tears
San Diego, CA - Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day in San Diego shows arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction SCR , a surgical approach to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears, may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function. Our data showed 26 of 27 96.3 patients with moderate pseudoparalysis and 14 of 15 ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18
Heads up tackling program decreases concussion rates, say researchers
San Diego, CA - Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s Specialty Day in San Diego, CA. Our study showed that the risk of a concussion in high school football athletes was 1.4 times lower from schools that utilized t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18
Undergoing hip replacement improves five-year quality of life
March 15, 2017 - Patients undergoing total hip replacement experience meaningful and lasting improvements in quality of life QOL through at least five years after the procedure, reports a study in the March 15 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . As pain and functioning improve after hip replacement surgery, so do scores on the Short Form-6D SF- ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Smoking cessation programs benefit patients prior to joint replacements
Smokers who needed a hip or knee replacement experienced better surgical outcomes and fewer adverse events including hospital readmissions, surgical site infections and blood clots if they were enrolled in a smoking cessation program prior to surgery, according to preliminary new research that needs to be confirmed by larger studies. The researchers recommend that orthopaedic surgeons consider imp ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trial
A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis. Adverse events that had been noted in a pivotal clinical trial in women age 60 to 90 years old treated for 3 years showed no tendency to increase after a further 3 years of treatment, the study showed. In addition, women who cr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
High cholesterol levels linked with rotator cuff surgery failure
Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study to be presented on Friday, March 17, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . According to the study, commonly-used cholesterol lowering drugs, called statins, diminish this risk. The study f ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14
Home may be the best place to recover after total joint replacement surgery
Despite higher costs, many doctors recommend and some patients prefer, recovery at an in-patient rehabilitation facility following total hip THR or total knee replacement TKR surgery. And yet a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS , found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14