Monthly Archive:: September 2012

Which patients see the best results with chiropractic care for back pain?

Many people find back-pain relief with chiropractic but predicting the course of recovery for each individual patient can be difficult. One patient may respond favorably within a few appointments while another may require longer

Chiropractic care vs.drugs for neck pain

Neck pain is very common, affecting an estimated 70% of people at some point during their lifetime. While there are many potential treatments available, there is little research regarding their comparative effectiveness. A recent

Chiropractic helps patients recover from failed back-pain surgery

Up to 40% of patients who undergo back-pain surgery fail to improve after the initial operation.1 Unfortunately, many of these patients will go on to have second or third operations in attempts to correct

How whiplash affects your nervous system

In many cases, patients with whiplash injuries report a wide range of symptoms, including headaches, neck pain, leg pain, and widespread pain. This array of symptoms has long confounded doctors, but new research has

Understanding headaches after auto collisions

Headache is reported in 90% of auto injury patients, and there are many different possible causes. Cervicogenic headaches are probably the most common after a car crash. Cervicogenic means “originating in the neck” and these

Chronic headache linked to anexity, depression

Tension and cervicogenic headaches are clinically similar, but they are associated with varying personality traits. A recent study evaluated the personality differences between chronic headache sufferers to determine the traits most closely linked to

Leg pain can be sign of a dangerous heart condition

In the United States, almost 30 million people have peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, though the vast majority do not realize that they have this dangerous condition. Most people assume that clogged arteries only happen

Chiropractic plus exercise effective for back pain, study finds

An estimated 60-80% of people will suffer from low-back pain at least once in their lifetime. However, the treatment of chronic lower back pain is complex, and the outcome remains unpredictable. Doctors are advised

93% of Whiplash Patients Improve With Chiropractic

This article’s introduction sums up the state of whiplash treatment very well: “The ‘whiplash’ syndrome is a collection of symptoms produced as a result of soft-tissue injury of the cervical spine. The accumulated literature suggests

Predicting the course of neck pain under chiropractic care

Many patients seeking chiropractic care complain of neck pain. However, there has been little research to determine which patients respond more favorably to this treatment. A new study has attempted to determine factors that