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Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study
Chiropractic care can help ease low back pain when added to a comprehensive treatment plan, a new clinical trial has found. Active-duty military personnel reported having fewer back problems when they visited a chiropractor along with receiving usual medical care, the researchers said. This study provides the strongest evidence to date that chiropractic is safe, that it s effective and that it can be integrated into a multidisciplinary health care setting, ...
Healthday - Fri. May 18
Treating muscle wasting improved cancer survival
Researchers from the University of Jyv 228 skyl 228 in Finland have found that continued treatment of muscle wasting with a soluble growth factor receptor protein, produced at the University of Helsinki, improved survival in a pre-clinical cancer model without affecting the tumour size. This effect was not found when the mice were treated with the recombinant protein only prophylactically before cancer. These findings, together with a few earlier rodent st ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Expert consensus finds that higher protein intake benefits adult bone health
A new expert consensus endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases ESCEO and the International Osteoporosis Foundation IOF has reviewed the benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health, based on analyses of major research studies. The review, published in Osteoporosis International , found that a protein-rich diet, provided there is adequate calcium intake, is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Injections for knee osteoarthritis -- 'subtle but significant' impact of revis...
May 17, 2018 - Recent updates in evidence-based recommendations have led to changes in the use of steroid and hyaluronic acid injection for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee , reports a study in the May 16, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published in partnership in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer . Although guideline revisions based on new evidence have stopped or reversed trends towards increased use of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Inversion therapy for back pain: How it works, risks, and benefits
Inversion therapy is where a person is suspended upside down for several minutes with the aim of relieving back pain or similar ailments. Some evidence supports the use of inversion therapy for short-term management of back pain.
Medical News Today - Fri. May 18
New study demonstrates toll of anxiety on bone health
CLEVELAND, Ohio May 9, 2018 --Anxiety has already been shown to take its toll on the human body in many ways, including increased risk for heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Now a new study demonstrates how anxiety levels are linked to an increased risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women. Study results are published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . Fracture risk is a major concern for ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Gout not associated with increased risk of fracture, study finds
Gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, is not associated with an increased risk of fracture, according to a large study led by Keele University, and published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . These results contrast with those of previous studies, which found higher risk of fracture in people with gout. Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, caused by the buildup of urate crystals in a joint. It can result in severe pain and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Trochanteric bursitis: Causes and treatment of hip bursitis
Trochanteric bursitis occurs when small, fluid-filled sacs in the hip called bursa become irritated. Bursitis is one of the most common causes of hip pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 7
Few patients maximize opioid-sparing medications after orthopaedic surgery, st...
A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers adds to growing evidence that patients underuse nonopioid pain relievers to supplement opioid pain management after spine and joint surgery. A report on the findings, which also shows that patients improperly store and dispose of unused opioids, was published in the journal Anesthesia Analgesia on April 17. The report highlights the need for physicians to better educate patients on nonopioid alternatives as well ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
For high school baseball pitchers, extra throws on game day add up but go unco...
For high school baseball pitchers, limiting throws during a game helps to prevent fatigue and injuries. But nearly half the number of pitches -- ones thrown during warm-ups and in the bullpen -- are typically not counted, adding significantly to a pitcher s risk of injury, new findings by University of Florida Health researchers show. Excessive pitching is one of the main risk factors for elbow and shoulder injuries among high school baseball players. That ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
New research ranks the effectiveness of nonsurgical treatments for knee osteoa...
ROSEMONT, Ill. May 1, 2018 --An estimated 45 percent of people are at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis OA in their lifetime. According to a network meta-analysis research article published in the May 1, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons JAAOS , the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID naproxen was ranked most effective in individual knee OA treatment for improving both pain and function, and is considered ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
Crick in neck: Treatment, symptoms, and causes
A crick in the neck makes the neck feel stiff and less mobile than usual. Some people report that a crick also feels like something in the neck needs to pop into place.
Medical News Today - Sat. Apr 28