Monthly Archive:: October 2013

Almonds May Prevent Weight Gain

A few almonds a day could keep the weight away. A new study found that individuals who ate 1.5 ounces of almonds every day reported reduced hunger and ate less throughout the day. Snacking too much may contribute

Spinal Injections Not Helpful for Fibromyalgia

Minimally-invasive procedures such as epidural steroid injections may not be beneficial for patients with symptoms patterns of fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. The study also found that  42% of patients seeking care for back pain may fit a

Study: Etiology of Chronic Low Back Pain in Patients Having Undergone Lumbar Fusion

Objective.  To estimate the prevalence of lumbar internal disc disruption, zygapohyseal joint pain, sacroiliac joint pain, and soft tissue irritation by fusion hardware in post-fusion low back pain patients compared with non-fused patients utilizing diagnostic spinal procedures.

What is a Pars Stress Fracture?

Pars stress fractures occur in young athletes involved in repetitive bending and straightening of the spine. They are generally self-limited and get better with rest followed by rehabilitation. A specific stretching and spinal stabilization program is important

Chiropractic Most Popular CAM Therapy in Australia

More and more people are catching onto to the benefits of chiropractic care. A new study found that chiropractors are the most commonly consulted complementary health physicians in Australia. Out of 7,519 respondents, 15% of patients reported they

Study: Low Back Pain Tied to Flat Feet

Women who walk with flat feet are 50 percent more likely than those with normal or high arches to have low back pain, a study suggests.

Migraine Tied to Restless Leg Syndrome

New research points to possible links among migraine, bruxism, and restless leg syndrome (RLS).  In a cohort study of patients being treated for RLS, more than half of patients were found to have symptoms qualifying them for

Statistics: Leading Causes of Death

Number of deaths for leading causes of death 2010. Heart disease: 597,689 Cancer: 574,743 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476 Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859 Alzheimer’s disease: 83,494 Diabetes: 69,071 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: