Chiropractor News

NASA study shows that space travel affects spine of astronauts
Oct. 25, 2016 - How does space travel affect the spine Astronauts on long missions in space have atrophy of the muscles supporting the spine--which don t return to normal even several weeks after their return to Earth, reports a study in Spine , published by Wolters Kluwer . The results provide new insights into the elevated rates of back pain and spinal disc disease associated with prolonged spac ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Study finds youth motocross racing injuries severe despite required safety gear
Friday, Oct. 21 SAN FRANCISCO - A study at a Pennsylvania trauma center found competitive youth motocross athletes suffer potentially life-threatening injuries despite wearing helmets and other safety gear required on the sport s popular rough-terrain race courses. The abstract, Injuries in the Competitive Pediatric Motocross Athlete, will be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP 201 ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 21
Understanding the epidemiology of fractures in diabetes
Due to the ageing of populations as well as increasing obesity and adverse lifestyle factors, type 2 diabetes T2D is reaching epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. People with diabetes have been shown to be at higher risk of fracture, with the relative risk of hip fracture up to seven-fold higher in patients with type 1 diabetes and approximately 1.3-fold higher in patients with type 2 ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Placebo reduces back pain -- even when patients know they're taking placebo
October 18, 2016 - For patients with chronic back pain, open treatment with placebo--informing patients that they are taking an inactive pill, and why it might be helpful--leads to reductions in pain and disability, reports a study in PAIN reg , the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain IASP . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . This study is the firs ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Research reveals how novel osteoporosis drug increases bone mass
Abaloparatide, a selective activator of the parathyroid hormone receptor, has recently been shown to reduce fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Now new research shows that abaloparatide increases bone mass in rats whose ovaries have been removed by stimulating bone formation, without effects on bone resorption. These preclinical data support the continued development of abaloparat ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds
Popular drug-free methods of managing pain from such common conditions as headaches and arthritis appear to be effective, according to a new review. Millions of Americans seek pain relief through such alternatives as acupuncture, tai chi and yoga. But there has been little information to help doctors make recommendations about these approaches. For many Americans who suffer from chronic pain, medi ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 20
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 - Thu. Oct 20
For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
People with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that any pain relief they get might be a placebo effect. When researchers pitted real chiropractic manipulation against a sham version, they found both were equally likely to ease patients migraine pain. On the other hand, both tactics worked better than patients usual pain-relieving medications. Experts in pa ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 20
Cannabis excess linked to bone disease and fractures, study finds
People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, research has found. The study also found that heavy cannabis users have a lower body weight and a reduced body mass index BMI , which could contribute to thinning of their bones. Researchers say this could mean heavy users of the drug are at greater risk of osteoporosis in later life. Sc ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery
Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery, according to research by a UK team led by Oxford University. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , compared surgery to pin a broken ankle with a new plaster cast technique known as close contact casting . Researcher Professor Keith Willett, of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatolog ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
New evidence may explain sex difference in knee injury rates
In studies on rats, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report new evidence that the predominance of the hormone testosterone in males may explain why women are up to 10 times more likely than men to injure the anterior cruciate ligament ACL in their knees. Specifically, they found that normal male rats with natural supplies of testosterone had stronger ACLs than those that had been castrated and no ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Mobile self-care apps for early identification & treatment of lymphedema
Each year, about 1.38 million women worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer. Advances in diagnosis and treatment have facilitated a 90 percent, five-year survival rate, among those treated. Given the increased rate and length of survival following breast cancer, more and more survivors are facing a life-time risk of developing breast cancer-related lymphedema one of the most distressing and fea ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 7