Chiropractic & Musculoskeletal Health Archive

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reduce Back Pain & Increase Disc

One of the traits of low back pain involves the loss of intervertebral disc height. The disc is the ligament between the bony vertebrae that acts as a shock absorber for the spine. As we age, our