Monthly Archive:: May 2013

Study Ties Physical Workload, Childhood Poverty, and Back Pain

Physical workload and socio-economic status are two factors that have been previously been shown to effect the likelihood of low-back pain. While some studies have demonstrated that workers with a high physical workload are

Sitting Linked to Diabetes and Earlier Death

Think your 30 minute daily workouts are enough to ward off chronic disease? Think again. Recent research shows that people who sit for most of the day, even if they exercise, have an increased

Ginger As Effective As Drug for Migraine

Got a searing migraine? Try heading to the kitchen for some ginger before reaching in the medicine cabinet. A new study found that ginger was as effective as a common migraine drug for reducing

Height and Weight Affect Prevalence of Teen Back Pain

It seems that back pain has become a problem that begins far earlier in life than it used to, for far too many young people. Studies show that around 12% of teens have some

Chiropractic Eases TMJ Pain, Study Suggests

A new case series suggests that chiropractic can improve symptoms in patients with jaw symptoms due to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The temporomandibular joint is the joint in the jaw that allows you to

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Resorting to Surgery

In an article written to educate the public about back pain, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has suggested that patients seek chiropractic and other conservative back-pain treatment before taking more invasive

Video: Chiropractic Better Than Medical Care Care Alone for Back Pain

People with back pain who are treated by a chiropractor experience more relief than patients treated with standard care alone, according to new research. A new study from the journal Spine tested the effects of

Researchers Test Education for Lowering Costs of Soldier Back Pain

  Back pain is the most common injury in US soldiers, affecting nearly half of all veterans. Research on this specialized group of low-back-pain patients is ongoing. Scientists work to find the most effective treatment to

Traditional Care Tied to Increased Disability in Whiplash Patients

Many patients with whiplash are told to wear a neck brace after an auto accident. But a growing body of research suggests that neck braces, called cervical collars, can actually do more harm than

Obesity Hurts the Effectiveness of Physical Therapy

There are numerous research studies that link back pain and obesity. And having a high BMI might not just give patients back problems; obesity has also been shown to interfere with the success of