Monthly Archive:: March 2015

Physical Activity Prevents Low Back Pain

While almost any job can expose workers to the potential for low back pain, desk jobs seem to be one of the more pervasive. Sitting most of the day in front of computers can take their toll

Teen Dating Violence

A new study surveyed high schools students across the U.S. to determine the frequency of Teen Dating Violence (TDV) both physical and sexual. In the past 12 months, twice as many women experienced TDV as men with

Risks of NSAIDs You Should Know

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) include over-the-counter drugs like Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and aspirin. A paper published in The American Journal of Accountable Care noted the frequent and serious complications that are all too typical for those who

Infant Antibiotics = Childhood Obesity

A recent study looks at “the impact of antibiotics prescribed in infancy (ages 0-23 months) on obesity in early childhood (ages 24-59 months).” The findings of the study (also reported in the Los Angeles Times) are that

Low Back Pain & Vitamin D

A study entitled “Relationship between vitamin D deficiency and chronic low back pain in postmenopausal women” looked at how chronic low back pain may associated with vitamin D deficiency. Researchers found that for older women, “Vitamin D

Treating Chronic Low Back Pain with Chiropractic

Low back pain is a very common condition, and one that is very expensive for our health care system. Experts estimate that chronic back pain costs the US about $100 billion each year in direct and indirect

Chiropractic for Chiari Malformations

Chiari malformations are a birth defect where part of the brain extends into the spinal canal. People who have this typically experience headaches, dizziness, vision problems, muscle weakness and other issues. A case study of a 34-year-old

Sit Up to Deal with Stress

An interesting study looks to see if “body posture also may be important to the initiation and modulation of emotions.” The study compared upright seated posture to slumped seated posture in responses to psychological stress. The results