Monthly Archive:: March 2013

Chiropractic Cures Vertigo Dizziness

Vertigo is dizziness caused by the inaccurate perception of motion resulting from dysfunction of the vestibular system. Often, it is associated with balance disorders, and causes difficulties standing or walking, along with nausea and other symptoms. Patients

Hands-On Therapy May Spell Relief for Low Back Pain

Having an osteopath move your back muscles using techniques that include stretching, light pressure and resistance (called OMT) may trump ultrasound therapy for the relief of lower back pain, research suggests. According to the study, OMT was

Congress May Expand Chiropractic Coverage for Veterans

New legislation has been introduced in Congress that could expand insurance coverage of chiropractic care for military personnel. The “Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act” would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to include a chiropractor on

Case Study Highlights Chiropractic for ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood condition with symptoms such as impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and distractibility. Treatment options are varied, including medication and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) options. Chiropractic care has been suggested as one

Spine Surgery Complications: Patient Vs. Doctor Perspective

“How are you feeling?” It is a question that doctors ask in exam rooms every day. After surgery, patients are often asked to assess the success of the operation, and help alert their doctors if something is

MRI Unreliable For Diagnosing Sciatica

Sciatica is a relatively common medical condition, affecting an estimated 13-40% of people during their lifetime. The most common cause is a herniated disc. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently used to examine patients with sciatica symptoms

Exercise for Kids May Strengthen Bones Later in Life

Previous research has shown the many benefits of daily exercise for kids, including fighting obesity, better sleep, and preventing stress. New research suggests another benefit of exercise in the growing years: Bone strength in old age. Findings from

Smokers Take Longer to Heal from Broken Bones

Smokers heal more slowly from broken bones, and are more likely to not recover at all, according to a new meta-study. Smokers had a 15% greater risk of nonunion fractures of the long bones and periarticular long bones.