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Personal and social factors impact return to work after ill-health
Support from managers and colleagues, as well as a positive attitude, are most likely to enable a more long-term return to work for employees after a sickness absence, according to a new review of research led by the University of East Anglia UEA . The review evaluated the impact of personal and social factors on sustainable return to work after ill-health due to musculoskeletal disorders, such as joint and back pain, and common mental health conditions, f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
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 pain management stressed that no firm conclusions should be dr ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Won't Cause Chest Injuries, Study Contends
Chest compressions during chiropractic spinal manipulation result in little or no risk of chest injury, according to new research. The study, published in the May 13 online edition of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics , measured and examined the force of chest compressions ranging from typical to extremely rigorous and found all to be well under the threshold for injury. Results from this preliminary study showed that maximum chest ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association. The energetic thrusts and rotations sometimes used in neck manipulation may cause a small tear in the artery walls in the neck, a condition called cervical artery dissection, the statement noted. A tear in the artery wall can result in a stroke if a bl ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
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 Americans spent billions of dollars out-of-pocket on these appro ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Study Questions Chiropractic's Impact on Back Pain
For the millions of Americans with chronic low back pain, a silver bullet to alleviate the condition has yet to be identified, a new study suggests. Reviewing 26 studies comparing spinal manipulative therapy SMT to other treatments such as medication, exercise or physical therapy, researchers from the Netherlands found that SMT appears to be no better or worse than other options at relieving back pain long-term. The analyses indicated that SMT -- which inv ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Step forward in understanding human feet
Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. Unlike species such as chimpanzees, which have opposable digits on their feet, humans have evolved arched feet to enhance upright walking. These arches were thought to be supported by plantar intrinsic muscles PIMs - but a study by the University of Queensland and the University of Exeter shows PIMs have a minimal impact on this. The findings show that foot muscles are import ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Quality of life in adolescents recovering from sports-related concussion or fr...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA JANUARY 15, 2019 . When we think of the recovery period in adolescents with a sports injury, we tend to focus on milestones marking relief from symptoms, restoration of strength, and perhaps return to play. But what about the effects of sports injury on other aspects of the young athlete s life How is the young athlete s quality of life QOL affected following injury and throughout the recovery process In a new article in the Journal of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
CHOP surgeons find opioids often overprescribed for elbow fractures in children
Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP . The patients used less than 25 percent of the drugs, suggesting a potential risk of opioid diversion. The findings were published on Jan. 16, 2019 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . Opioid diversion and non-medical use of opioids ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Strong link found between back pain and mortality
A prospective analysis of back pain and rates of disability may help explain the association between back pain and mortality.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Kyphosis: Symptoms, causes, exercises, and treatment
Kyphosis is an abnormal rounding of the upper back. It is a relatively common condition that often develops in adolescence or young adulthood.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Stiff neck: Causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor
The neck contains muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These work together to support the head and allow it to move in many directions. The neck may become stiff or painful when overused or injured.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14