Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Do Buddhists Have Less Back Pain?

It’s well known that stress and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms in patients with chronic pain. Previous research has also shown that depression can lead to worse outcomes for people with lower back pain. Studies suggest that spirituality

Preventing Work-related Pain With Chiropractic Care

Two thirds of employees in industrialized nations spend their days sitting in front of a computer at a desk job. All that time hunched over a screen means more people are developing chronic conditions like carpal tunnel

Chiropractic: Laying The Foundation

Laying the foundation Chiropractic care is like building a house – certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work correctly.  When building a house, if you tried to put

OxyContin, Vicodin May Worsen Disability of Back Pain

Popping a pill may ward of back pain for now, but new research shows that relying too heavily on medications may lead to worse symptoms later on. Opoid drugs, like Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin, are frequently prescribed for

Drug-Free Treatment “Zaps” Headaches Away

In the past few years, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has become a more commonly-used treatment for a variety of conditions, including nervous system diseases and headaches. However, little clinical research has been done to confirm the

Chiropractic More Effective Than Drugs for Back Pain, Study Shows

Got an achy back? You’re better off  going to a chiropractor than popping another pain pill, suggests the results of a new study. The study, published in the medical journal Spine, shows that that chiropractic adjustments are more

Study Finds MRI “Overused” for Back Pain

A panel of experts recently collaborated in a study which analyzed orders for MRI scans in two large hospitals. They found that more than half the cases in which a lumbar spine MRI scan were done should

Quitting Smoking Can Improve Back Pain

Studies have shown that smoking is a risk factor for back pain and disc disease. But how long-term is the risk? Does giving up smoking improve back pain or it is too late for smokers? A new study