Study Shows Chiropractic Best Choice for Athletes with Low Back Pain. Many people may not be aware that low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States.
Our modern lifestyle has many benefits but has also brought more stress to our daily routines. As a result, back problems have become an epidemic in recent times. Study Shows Chiropractic Best Option for SI Joint Pain. Your Sacroiliac Joints are a critical linkage system between your lower spine and pelvis.
The sacrum (tailbone) connects on the right and left sides of the ilia (pelvic bones) to form your sacroiliac joints.One of the common causes of low back and pelvic pain occurs with injuries to the sacroiliac (SI) joint and ligaments. A quick search online shows differing viewpoints recommendations on addressing SI Joint Pain, with most recommendations involving injections.
Study shows Chiropractic can reverse Aging. In 2005, a landmark study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation found evidence that chiropractic care can reduce oxidative stress in the body.
Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants. Oxidative stress leads to many pathophysiological conditions in the body. Some of these include neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease,gene mutations and cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, fragile X syndrome, heart and blood vessel disorders, atherosclerosis, heart failure, heart attack and inflammatory diseases.
AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Resorting to Surgery. The Journal of the American Medical Association and Chiropractic The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published an article regarding back pain, with an intent to educate the public about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Written by Dr. Dr. Denise M. Goodman, MD., Alison E. Immediate Benefits of Chiropractic seen on MRI. In a recent study from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Dr.
Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD, of the National University of Health Sciences hypothesized that chiropractic adjustments increase gapping between the joints of the vertebrae, which breaks up adhesions and allows the joints to move freely. What does that mean? Better range of motion and improved posture which take the pressure off the nerves. Essentially, people with low back pain have decreased mobility in the joints of the lumbar spine. This limited mobility may result in degenerative changes and fibrous adhesions within as well as between the joints. To conduct the study on the effects of a spinal adjustment on spinal gapping, Dr. Chiropractic Beats Epidural Injections for Disc Herniations. FDA warns against the use of epidural injections The FDA issued a warning earlier this year about the use of epidural injections, stating that “Injecting corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine has been a widespread practice for many decades; however, the effectiveness and safety of the drugs for this use have not been established, and FDA has not approved corticosteroids for such use”.
Even Consumer Reports Magazine has reported its skepticism on using epidural injections for long-term success, stating that “Our analysis of the evidence, based on a recent report by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and several published reviews and treatment guidelines, suggests that while the shots might have limited value by providing short-term relief to some people, in most cases people should try other measures first.” Study demonstrates how chiropractic is more effective than epidural injections Other Medical Experts Agree. Study Shows Chiropractic Protects Spine With Aging. An Increased Life Expectancy and Its Implications According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average life expectancy for women was 50.7 Years in 1900, 74 in the year 2000, and is projected to be 85.6 in the year 2050.
As we have increased our life expediencies, it is to be expected that a whole host of health issues arise with advanced age. There are always new pills and devices that crop up to entice the aging population with a solution to their age-related symptoms. How to Save Money on your Healthcare Bills. A review of data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee beneficiaries over a period of two years resulted in an important discovery: when patients initiated treatment for low back pain with a doctor of chiropractic (DC) instead of a medical doctor (MD) costs were nearly 40% lower.
That’s a lot of savings back to your pocket. Or rather, that’s a lot of money you didn’t have to spend. The study was performed by Richard L. Liliedahl, MD and colleagues, and they were formally published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Faster Reaction Times with Chiropractic. For an athlete, reaction times are everything.
A person’s ability to react quickly in the heat of a contest could have everything to do with whether or not he or his team wins. And every single second counts. Earlier this year Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt was beaten into second place by Justin Gatlin in the 100 meters at the Diamond League’s Rome meeting by a mere 0.01 secs. What They Don’t Tell You About Back Surgery. There’s an 80 percent chance you’ll suffer back pain during your lifetime, for which your medical doctor will likely recommend over-the-counter pain medication or prescription medication to relieve the pain temporarily.
Depending on your doctor’s assessment and how you respond, they may even consider you a candidate for spine surgery at some point, an increasingly likely (and dangerous) option. But before you decide to spend five figures to undergo a surgery that will permanently alter the way you live, you should consider the facts that aren’t readily printed in glossy brochures or mentioned in slick commercials. Study Shows Safety of Cervical Spine Adjustments. If you do a quick search on the internet for the term ‘chiropractor’ or ‘chiropractic adjustment’, a whole slew of search results may lead you to personal webpages denouncing the safety of chiropractic and how cervical spine adjustments lead to all sorts of horrible disfigurement and death.
If we look at the science and research studies behind chiropractic, we can see that is certainly not the case. A recent study decided to test the validity of this misconception, which ended up proving what we have known all along. Published in the orthopedic journal Spine, and conducted by Thiel, Haymo W. DC, PhD; Bolton, Jennifer E. PhD; Docherty, Sharon PhD; Portlock, Jane C. The study obtained data from 28,807 treatment consultations and 50,276 cervical spine manipulations. This study is the first, large-scale prospective study designed to record serious and minor adverse events following chiropractic manipulation of the neck. 5 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know About Chiropractors. Whether you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, or you happen to be a regular patient, chances are there may be some facts about chiropractors that you may not currently know. Research shows Chiropractic’s Impact on Brain Function.
Research published in the November-December issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and reported on by Scoop Health from New Zealand, shows how chiropractic helps affect brain and nerve system function. According to a study conducted by Dr. Heidi Haavik-Taylor, director of research at New Zealand College of Chiropractic, chiropractic adjustments may alter cortical somatosensory processing and sensorimotor integration, that is, the way the brain and nervous system function.
The press release from the New Zealand Chiropractors Association reports that Dr. Study Shows Chiropractic Better Than Muscle Relaxants for Low Back Pain. A study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, “Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics”, compared the effects of chiropractic adjustments to muscle relaxants in a group of patients with sub-acute low back pain. The Study Parameters This study defined sub-acute low back pain as lower back pain with a duration of 2 to 12 weeks. Chiropractic Care Naturally Treats Colic. Colic is a condition where there are repeated bouts of excessive crying in a baby who is otherwise healthy.
The definition doctors use is: a baby crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for at least three weeks. Despite the research done on colic there is no known cause, which can make treatment difficult. Chiropractic care has shown some of the best results, with 94% of colicky babies demonstrating improvement with chiropractic adjustments Research on chiropractic care and colic has shown significant benefits over other treatments such as dietary changes, medication, and infant positioning.
Would You Choose Spinal Fusion Surgery if You Had Other Options? New York Times: Aspirin Use Linked to Macular Degeneration. More Unsettling News About Aspirin Use Just last month The New York Times Blog posted an article on the dangers of aspirin, citing a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Fight Flu Without Drugs. Sometimes it seems impossible to avoid the flu—someone sneezes on you in an elevator, your co-worker is blowing his nose beside you, and your kids bring home more germs than homework. Risk of Stroke Reduced by Chiropractic Care. Recent health reports and medical studies have found that patients under chiropractic care experience strokes at a significantly lower rate than people who are not under chiropractic care.
According to a report in the Journal of Vertebral and Subluxation Research, people who are not chiropractic patients are 27,500 times more likely to suffer strokes than chiropractic patients. A Hidden Pandemic: Prescription Related Illness. While consistently proven yet kept silent from the public, the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice recently publishing their findings on the pandemic of prescription related illness. Back Surgery Gone Wrong: Why It May Not Always Be The Answer To Back Pain.
Whether you’re trying to fix a computer virus or a leak on a roof, experts usually recommend more conservative measures first before resorting to the most extreme options that are pricier, riskier and often irreversible. Your health is the same way. Study Shows Chiropractic Lowers Blood Pressure. University of Chicago Medical Center Study. When Did Back Surgery Become an Elective? Studies Shows Chiropractic Boosts Immunity. When Popping A Pill Does More Harm Than Good. The problem is, prescription drugs don’t treat diseases; they merely cover the symptoms.
U.S. physicians provide allopathic health care – that is, they care for disease, not health. So, the over-prescription of drugs and medications is designed to treat disease instead of preventing it. And because there are so many drugs available, unforeseen adverse drug reactions are all too common, which leads to the highly conservative annual prescription drug death rate of 106,000.
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