Chiropractor News

Monitoring scoliosis patients on brace use prevents curve progression, surgery
ROSEMONT, Ill.--Bracing often is recommended for adolescents diagnosed with idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, and a spinal curve between 25 and 45 degrees. When worn consistently and as directed, braces have been found to effectively halt or slow further progression of a spinal curve, often preventing surgery. In a new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery , adolescent scoliosis ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 8
New strategy aims to enhance efficacy and safety of bone repair treatment
Philadelphia, PA, January 6, 2016 - Bone morphogenetic protein-2 BMP2 is used clinically to promote bone repair. However, the high BMP2 concentrations required to stimulate bone growth in humans may produce life-threatening adverse effects such as cervical swelling in spinal fusion procedures, a problem that prompted an FDA warning in 2008. Now, a team of clinicians and engineers has shown that ad ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Exercise to improve skill and coordination can help reduce lower back pain
A new Cochrane Review published today shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain. Lower back pain is one of the most common health conditions worldwide. It can have substantial health and economic costs as people experience disability and general ill health, leading them to need time o ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Feinstein Institute clinical study reveals new approach to diagnosing low back...
MANHASSET, NY - Scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new, personalized approach to diagnosing low back pain. The findings from a clinical study show that serum levels of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 IL-6 vary in individuals with lumbar intervertebral disc disease and that biochemical profiling of circulating cytokines may assist in refining per ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
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 - Thu. Jan 7
Researchers see promising results in treating age-related decline in muscle ma...
INDIANAPOLIS -- A proof-of-concept, phase 2 trial by an international research team has found promising results for a myostatin antibody in treating the decline in muscle mass and power associated with aging. Myostatin is a natural protein produced within the body that inhibits muscle growth, said Stuart Warden, a member of the research team who is also associate dean for research and associate pr ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
Taking vitamin D may benefit people with MS
MINNEAPOLIS - Taking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis MS and may correct the body s hyperactive immune response, according to a study published in the Dece. 30, 2015, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Low levels of vitamin D in the blood are tied to an increased risk of developing MS. People who have MS and ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
Prolonged standing at work can cause health problems too
Research on the health risks of prolonged sitting at work have been prominent in the headlines recently. Now, a new study also highlights the hazards of prolonged standing at work.
Medical News Today - Sun. Dec 27
Sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden
1. Sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden Warning signs are common, but are often ignored, in the weeks preceding a heart attack Abstract http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M14-2342 URL live when embargo lifts According to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine , sudden cardiac arrest may not be an entirely unexpected event. Warning signs are common in the days and w ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
Researchers examine cases in California of neurological illness affecting limbs
There have been nearly 60 cases identified in California from 2012 - 2015 of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare syndrome described as polio-like, with most patients being children and young adults, according to a study in the December 22 29 issue of JAMA . The cause of the condition in these cases remains unknown. With the elimination of wild poliovirus in populations throughout most of the world, the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
Largest study of Ebola survivors finds vision, hearing, joint pain problems
TORONTO, Dec. 22--The largest study of survivors of the largest recorded outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease found they commonly reported complications such as vision, hearing and joint pain problems up to months after they were discharged from an Ebola treatment facility. The findings, published today in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases , are based on clinical and laboratory records from patien ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
New 'exercise hormone' promotes physical endurance
A new study in mice shows that exercise causes muscle to release a peptide that builds the muscle s capacity for energy production and increases physical endurance, allowing for longer and more intense exercise. The findings establish that the peptide, called musclin, is an exercise factor -- a hormone-like substance made by skeletal muscle in response to exercise and released into the bloodstream ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18