Monthly Archive:: March 2013

Chiropractic Cures Vertigo Dizziness

Vertigo is dizziness caused by the inaccurate perception of motion resulting from dysfunction of the vestibular system. Often, it is associated with balance disorders, and causes difficulties standing or walking, along with nausea and

Congress May Expand Chiropractic Coverage for Veterans

New legislation has been introduced in Congress that could expand insurance coverage of chiropractic care for military personnel. The “Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act” would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to include

Case Study Highlights Chiropractic for ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood condition with symptoms such as impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and distractibility. Treatment options are varied, including medication and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) options. Chiropractic care has been

Spine Surgery Complications: Patient Vs. Doctor Perspective

“How are you feeling?” It is a question that doctors ask in exam rooms every day. After surgery, patients are often asked to assess the success of the operation, and help alert their doctors

MRI Unreliable For Diagnosing Sciatica

Sciatica is a relatively common medical condition, affecting an estimated 13-40% of people during their lifetime. The most common cause is a herniated disc. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently used to examine patients

Exercise for Kids May Strengthen Bones Later in Life

Previous research has shown the many benefits of daily exercise for kids, including fighting obesity, better sleep, and preventing stress. New research suggests another benefit of exercise in the growing years: Bone strength in

Smokers Take Longer to Heal from Broken Bones

Smokers heal more slowly from broken bones, and are more likely to not recover at all, according to a new meta-study. Smokers had a 15% greater risk of nonunion fractures of the long bones and

Got Back Pain? Try Getting Some Sun

Not getting enough sunshine? That could increase your chances of severe back pain. In a new study from Korea, people with a lack of regular sun exposure were more likely to be deficient in vitamin

Fear of Movement and Walking Among Obese Seniors with Low-Back Pain

Kinesiophobia, fear of movement, plagues many people with low-back pain. A study involving older adults with obesity and low-back pain sought to determine what factors resulted in kinesiophobia, and how this fear affected walking

Physician Awareness of Chiropractic Could Improve Treatment

Despite growing use of alternative care and chiropractic, many physicians are hesitant to recommend such treatments due negative beliefs or insufficient understanding of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This hesitance to work with CAM