Monthly Archive:: August 2012

Chiropractic improves quality of life for older patients

Aging can cause a number of aches, pains, and other health issues. For many older adults, the care delivered by chiropractors can be a critical strategy for preventing or managing pain. This includes not only spinal manipulations,

Yoga alleviates knee pain

A recent study set out to determine whether yoga therapy can help alleviate pain in patients undergoing total knee-replacement surgery. The study involved 51 patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) because of osteoarthritis. On the third day after

Staying active helps back-pain patients return to work sooner

Back pain is of the most common reasons for missed work, causing an estimated 101.8 million lost workdays annually.1 Learning how to expedite recovery is tantamount to reducing work absence in patients with back pain. A new

Study links postural sway with back pain

A recent study found that relief from low-back pain is correlated with reduced postural sway. The research involved patients with non-specific low back pain, and is believed to be the first study to investigate the association between

Fibromyalgia pain reflected in patients’ brain activity

Monitoring brain activity could offer a new way to manage and diagnose pain in patients with fibromyalgia.  A recent study used to MRI scans to link changes in the brain with changes in clincial pain score in

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome After Auto Injury

Thoracic outlet syndrome is felt as numbness, tingling, pain or decreased circulation in the shoulders, arms or hands. The thoracic outlet is a bottleneck where an important bundle of nerves and blood vessels travel between the head and

Natural Headache Treatment with Chiropractic

Headaches are very common, there are many types and just as many causes.  Because of this, a headache can be a mild irritant to one person but debilitating to another.  In some rare cases, headache can be

Infant colic reduced with diet changes

Dietary changes could decrease crying in infants with colic, according to a recent literature review. The study confirmed that switching to a hydrolysed protein or soy-based formula and modifying mothers’ diets reduced symptoms of colic in infants.