Monthly Archive:: September 2013

Mobilization vs. Massage for Cervicogenic Headache

Spinal mobilization is more effective than massage therapy for relieving cervicogenic headache pain, according to a new study. Cervicogenic headaches originate with a dysfunction in the cervical spine, or the neck region. Patients experience throbbing

Healthcare Use Before and After Whiplash Injury

Up to 50% of whiplash patients report an incomplete recovery, and around 30% of patients continue to be moderately or severely disabled two to three years after the initial injury. With a significant number

Shiatsu Massage Soothes Fibromyalgia

Complementary and alternative medicine is drawing more attention in the treatment of fibromyalgia. The increased popularity of CAM therapies among fibromyalgia patients is likely related to dissatisfaction with traditional medicine, a desire for a

Chiropractic Superior for Spinal Pain

Chiropractic care was significantly better than a sham treatment in alleviating spinal pain for patients in a new study. Although chiropractic is widely used to treat spinal pain, ongoing research seeks to identify and quantify

Vitamin D Prevents Ear Infections

A new study suggests vitamin D supplementation could prevent recurrent ear infections in young children. The study found that toddlers taking 1,000 IUs of vitamin D daily had a significantly reduced risk of suffering

Sacroiliac Joint Adjustments Reduce Back Pain

Did you know your back pain may be related to dysfunctions within the pelvis? The sacroiliac joint is a triangular-shaped bone that connects the spine to the pelvis. Pregnancy, arthritis, or anything that affects

More Young People with Neck and Back Pain

The generation of Facebook and smartphones is starting to suffer from the tolls of a sedentary life. New research suggests that almost third of people under the age of 35 experience persistent back and

Sleep Deprived Men Buy More Junk Food

Anyone trying to lose or maintain weight has experienced this before: a mountain of treats displayed beautifully at the grocery store, beckoning us to break our healthy eating commitment. Now, new research shows your

Don’t Work in Pain, Turn to Massage and Chiropractic

Most people who work at a desk are familiar with the aching sensation that arises in your neck, back, and shoulders after a few hours of computer work. As you expose your body to

Chinese Herbal Medicine Heals Spinal Cord Injury

New research suggests that a Chinese herbal medicine called Ji-Sui-Kang (JSK) could significantly improve outcomes after spinal cord injury. The study showed that JSK decreased tissue damage, improved physical function, and protected the structure