9 Risk Factors for Developing Sciatica

Sciatica is a common pain problem that affects about 5% of adults. Sciatica is a symptom rather than a specific diagnosis: sciatic pain can have a number of different causes, and getting a proper

The Effectiveness of Chiropractic Maintenance Care

The scientific literature is clear that chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial for acute and chronic low pain, sciatica, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Over 1 million chiropractic adjustments are performed every day around the world

VA Study Finds Chiropractic Linked to Lower Opiate Usage

We’re all aware of the serious problem in the US with opiate addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 Americans die from opiate overdoses each day (about 43,000 a year), and

Chiropractic Patients Less Likely to Suffer Drug Reactions

Most people experience back pain, and many of these patients use drugs for pain relief. A 2014 study1 found that of older adults with chronic back pain, 72% of them were using some kind

Attitude and Recovery From Back Pain

Having a positive attitude may actually speed your recovery from low-back pain. Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives, says Dr. Markus Melloh director of University of Otago’s Centre for Musculoskeletal

Chiropractic Improves Jaw Muscle Strength

Chiropractic adjustments work by improving the function of your central nervous system. Because of traumas, injuries, or daily stresses and strains, it’s common to experience limitations in function or pain that can originate in

Opiates Ineffective for Chronic Back or Hip Pain

A new study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that opioids are not an effective solution for chronic pain. In this article, researchers from the University of Minnesota studied 240

Chiropractic Effective for Cervicogenic Headache

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), headache pain is “extremely common,” with headache disorders—which are characterized as head pain that is repeated in nature—afflicting as many as one in 20 individuals on a

Auto Injuries Increase Risk of Future Back Pain

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations reports that more than two million people are injured every year in auto-related accidents involving either a passenger vehicle, large truck, or motorcycle. Furthermore, that number appears to

Chiropractic Adjustments Help with Pain Relief

Johns Hopkins Medicine defines pain as “an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong.” Depending on its cause, this feeling can range from being mildly annoying to absolutely debilitating in nature, potentially