Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Which Chiropractic Styles Optimize Patient Satisfaction?

Research has shown that patients with back pain rate chiropractic care higher than other medical care for satisfaction with their treatment. While these findings are encouraging, many chiropractors have been left wondering what they can do to

Video: Chiropractic Alleviates Neck Arthritis

A recent study suggests that chiropractic can help patients with arthritis suffering from neck pain. The case study included ten older adults with atlanto-axial arthritis. This condition occurs when a subluxation of the alanto-axial joints in the neck

Link Between Spinal Arthritis and Bowel Disease

People who suffer from an inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, typically end up under the care of a gastroenterologist. But an inflamed bowel can result in symptoms not directly related to the

Chiropractic Relieves Sciatica After Failed Back Surgery

Up to 40%  patients continue to suffer from low-back pain and sciatica even after surgery. In patients undergoing lumbar discectomy in particular, an estimated 10-30% experience postoperative pain, commonly referred to as failed back surgery syndrome. Nearly a

Why Are Some Women Prone to Chronic Pain?

A new study adds to that evidence that certain women feel pain more acutely than others. The study found that women with a history of abuse or mood disorders related to their menstrual cycle have a decreased

Magnesium Supplements Ease Back Pain

Adding more rice, seeds, and oats to your diet just might make a difference in your back-pain treatment. That’s because new research shows that magnesium commonly found in those foods may reduce back pain. Researchers from Egypt tested

Too Much Headache Drug May Do More Harm Than Good

Medication dependency and overuse is a growing problem among headache sufferers worldwide. Another problem emerging from overuse of drugs is what doctors are calling “medication-overuse headaches,” where patients are treating headache with too much medication and subsequently

Pain ‘Signature’ Spotted on Brain MRIs

For the first time, scientists say they’ve found evidence that physical pain may leave a distinct “signature” in the brain that can be picked up with specialized MRI scans. The study looked only at short-term pain in