Chiropractor News

Excessive fat in legs of children with spina bifida suggests risk for metaboli...
Children with a severe type of spina bifida called myelomeningocele have a high prevalence of obesity and excess fat accumulation in their lower extremities. In a study designed to assess bone, muscle and fat tissue distribution in the lower legs of children with this disease, researchers at Children s Hospital Los Angeles determined that this excess fat tissue is within the muscle boundary muscle ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Depression, high blood pressure, other chronic conditions may be common at MS ...
MINNEAPOLIS - People newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis MS may often have other chronic health conditions as well, according to a study published in the March 9, 2016 online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These findings are interesting for several reasons, said study author Ruth Ann Marrie, MD, of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Cana ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 10
Combining 2 techniques to 'rewire' the brain may improve arm and hand movement...
March 7, 2016 - Used in combination, two innovative rehabilitation approaches can promote better long-term recovery of arm and hand movement function in stroke survivors, suggests a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation , the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Adding peripheral nerve stimulation PN ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Findings do not support use of vitamin D to reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis
Vitamin D supplementation for individuals with knee osteoarthritis and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not reduce knee pain or slow cartilage loss, according to a study appearing in the March 8 issue of JAMA . Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis occurs among 10 percent of men and 13 percent of women age 60 years or older. Currently there are no disease-modifying therapies for osteoarthritis. Vitami ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Loyola study finds women suffer more neck pain than men
MAYWOOD, Ill. - Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a study of adult patients treated at Loyola Medicine s Pain Management Center. The study by Meda Raghavendra, MD and Joseph Holtman, MD, PhD, of Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, was presented at the annual me ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
'Tommy John' reconstructive surgeries on the rise among young athletes
NEW YORK, NY March 7, 2016 --A new study found a dramatic increase in the number of adolescents undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a pitching-related elbow injury in recent years, outstripping growth among major league pitchers. The study, performed by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC , was published in the January online issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 7
Combining two techniques to 'rewire' the brain may improve arm and hand moveme...
March 7, 2016 - Used in combination, two innovative rehabilitation approaches can promote better long-term recovery of arm and hand movement function in stroke survivors, suggests a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation , the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Adding peripheral nerve stimulation PN ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 7
New procedure for massive rotator cuff tears restores stability better, say re...
Orlando, FL -Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day today, discussed how a new arthroscopic procedure to treat large rotator cuff tears may help patients return to sports and work quicker. Our work on utiliz ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5
Young baseball players could benefit from preseason arm injury prevention prog...
Orlando, FL - Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day. The study, the first to analyze a well-monitored preseason training program, showed numerous arm flexibility and strength improvements in participating athletes that could ultimately diminish the ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5
Graft choice in ACL reconstruction important for surgeons, patients
Orlando, FL - Using soft tissue allografts cadaver tissue in ACL reconstructions may increase the risks for a revision reconstruction postoperatively, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day. The study adds to research demonstrating that the bone-patellar tendon-bone BPTB autograft graft harvested from the surgical patient ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5
Poor helmet fit associated with concussion severity in high school football pl...
ORLANDO, Fla.--High school football players with ill-fitting helmets are at greater risk for more severe concussions, according to a study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . This study suggests that incorrect helmet fit may be one variable that predisposes a football player to sustain a more severe concussion, said senior study author ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
Reducing opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery linked to better outco...
ORLANDO, Fla.--The use of opioids narcotic pain medication , often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent of the world s opioid prescriptions filled in North America. Two research studies presented this week at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS , link decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement sur ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4