Monthly Archive:: November 2012

Video: Preventing Whiplash With Head Rests

Whiplash injuries are an expensive and painful problem in the US. Experts estimate that we spend $29 billion per year in treating the pain and disability that can result from a rear-end collision. But there

Why Women Get More Migraines Than Men

Nearly 18% of women are plagued with chronic migraine, compared to just 6% of men, according to epidemiological studies. New research offers insight into the migraine gender gap: it’s all in the head, or

Chiropractic Eases Infant Colic, Study Suggests

As if sleepless nights and endless crying weren’t enough, parents of infants with colic often endure a string of unsuccessful treatments and frustrating doctors visits as they struggle to fight the elusive condition. But

Which Manual Therapies Are the Best for Upper Body Pain?

An estimated 70% of adults experience pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms at some in point in life.  After back pain, musculoskeletal conditions in the upper quadrant region are the second most common

Chiropractic Offers Holistic Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 Many patients with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome are told they need surgery to relieve the pain. While surgical interventions aim to relieve pressure on the irritated median nerve, the treatment may be too narrow

Can Chiropractic Improve Running Speed?

Many athletes use chiropractic to manage and treat sports injuries, but recent research suggests that it can also play a role in boosting athletic performance. A preliminary study found that chiropractic treatments may improve performance

Veterans with Back Pain Benefit from Chiropractic Care, Studies Show

Nearly half of all veterans suffer from back pain, and many are affected by other musculoskeletal conditions like neck pain and spinal injuries.1 In combat, the impact of a high-velocity artillery round or improvised

Quitting Smoking Improves Spinal Pain

Smoking has been tied with lower back pain, psoriatic arthritis, sciatica, and other chronic pain conditions. However, little has been known about the potential effects of smoking cessation on this pain, or on the

Chiropractic Plus Exercise Eases Cervicogenic Headache, Study Suggests

Many headaches arise from cervical musculoskeletal disorders. Often, conservative therapies are recommended as the first treatment for cervicogenic headache, but it was previously unclear which treatments were the most effective. Should patients be prescribed

Surgery No Better Than Cognitive Interventions for Back Pain

The use of surgery to treat lower back pain has increased considerably in the past twenty years, though there is little information about its long-term effectiveness when compared with conservative treatments such as exercise