Monthly Archive:: February 2014

Zinc Levels Tied to Osteoarthritis

We’ve all heard that calcium is crucial for preventing bone and joint problems, but new research suggests there may be another mineral we need to be mindful of: zinc. In particular, a study suggests

Sitting Tied to Increased Disability Risk

Sitting is the new smoking, and here’s another reason why: a new study shows that every hour you spend sitting during the day increases your likelihood of suffering from a disability. Researchers publishing in the Journal of

Chiropractic Effective for Neck Pain in Seniors, Study Finds

A recent study shows that not only are neck adjustments safe for the elderly, they’re extremely effective for neck pain when combined with exercise. Although earlier studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic for

Back Pain May Make Knee Problems Worse, Study Suggests

If you’ve got knee pain with an occasional aching back, recent research suggests you may want to take care of that back pain sooner rather than later. A new study found that patients with

Painkillers Pose Risks in Pregnancy

A new study suggests that over 14% of women are prescribed narcotics at some point in their pregnancy, despite the fact that the drugs may be associated with an elevated risk of birth defects. Prescription

Chiropractic for Cervical Dystonia

Cervical dystonia, also called spasmodic torticollis, is a debilitating neuromuscular disorder that causes the neck muscles to contract involuntarily. These muscle contractions result in abnormal movements, twisting, and positioning of the head and neck, along

Fruit Juice as Bad as Sugary Soda

For anyone who has reached for fruit juice as a healthier alternative to soda, a new study from The Lancet may surprise you. The study found that fruit juices may be no better than

Alarming Number of Whiplash Patients Still Disabled

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may wonder “How soon can I expect to return to work and my normal life?” While the answer to that question is highly individualized, a

11 Natural Headache Cures You Need to Know

Instead of depending on pain medications to get you through the day, try one of these drug-free headache treatments for relief. Chiropractic Adjustments: Research shows neck adjustments can decrease disability and pain in many patients

Massage May Help Cervicogenic Headache

A new pilot study suggests that massage therapy could help to improve neck symptoms in patients with cervicogenic headache. Although massage therapy has previously been shown to help migraine, little research has examined the effects