Monthly Archive:: May 2015

Chiropractic Safer than Medical for Seniors

An interesting study compared the risk of injury for seniors (age 66-99) who visited a doctor with neuromusculoskeletal complaints. The comparison was between cohorts (groups) that sought chiropractic care and those that sought medical care from a

Adolescent Back Pain at School

A new study found that “the prevalence of low back pain in the last year was 57% among (12 -15 year old) participants, with no significant difference between the sexes.” Researchers note that those students who were

Study Finds Chiropractic Beneficial for Fibromyalgia

A new study from Egypt reports that chiropractic care can be an effective treatment strategy for fibromyalgia treatment with chiropractic care. The study involved 120 people between the ages of 40 and 65 who had suffered with severe

Deprescribing to Improve Quality of Life

One of the more dangerous challenges for older people living in the United States is the potential risks brought on by “polypharmacy” or the drug reactions related to taking multiple drugs. According to one study “inappropriate polypharmacy

Workplace Exercises Reduce Pain

Many people complain about musculoskeletal pain at work. Working machinery, lifting, even sitting can contribute to pain in your back, neck, legs, feet, etc. A recent study found that a workplace exercise program provides “statistically significant pain

Preventing Chronic Back Pain

Patients with acute low back pain rarely take sick leave but frequently develop chronic symptoms, a study from the journal Spine suggests. In the study, researchers worked with 605 acute low-back pain patients with and without sciatica who

No More Annual Mammograms?

A Canadian study looked at the impact of annual mammograms for women 40+ to see if the practice of annual mammograms increased their chances of detecting and surviving breast cancer. After a 25-year follow up, researchers found

Muscle Relaxant and Antihistamine Dangers

Seniors can face greater dangers from certain drugs than younger people do. The amplified negative side effects can result in emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalization and even death (mortality). A new study looks at veterans (65 years