Monthly Archive:: March 2014

Sodium Accelerates Aging in Teens

Most teens come home from school starving, throwing down their backpacks and reaching for anything convenient and tasty, without considering things like sodium or sugar. They’re young and relatively healthy, so what harm could

Benefits of Disc Surgery for Sciatica Questioned

Spinal disc surgery is one of the most commonly prescribed procedures for sciatica, but a new study suggests that treatment may not be the best option for many patients with back pain and sciatica.

Chiropractic for Sports-related Elbow Pain

A new study demonstrates how chiropractic care provided significant pain relief for a basketball player with an elbow injury. The case study, published in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, involved a 41-year old

Longer Massage Sessions Better for Neck Pain

Massage therapy can reduce chronic neck pain when done by a professional for the right length of time, a new study shows. The findings suggest that 60-minute sessions are better than 30-minute sessions, and that

Tailored Back Pain Treatment Reduces Work Absence by 50%

Treating patients based on their risk of persistent back pain led to a 50% reduction in lost work time in a new study. Researchers found that identifying whether patients had a “high”, “medium”, or “low”

90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic

A new study confirms the vast majority of patients with lumbar disc herniation can find relief with chiropractic care. The findings show that 90% of patients report substantial improvements within three months of receiving

Teens Rarely Outgrow Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is typically thought to affect middle-aged women, causing widespread chronic pain and debilitating fatigue. Now, new research is shedding light on less well-known victims of fibromyalgia: teenagers. Despite insufficient research, many physicians tell worrying

Spinal Adjustments Beat Placebo for Back Pain

New research shows once again that there’s more to chiropractic than the placebo effect. A recent study suggests that the pain alleviation experienced after a spinal adjustment is a result of the treatment rather

Chiropractors Can Help with Weight Loss, Study Finds

Trying to trim your waistline this spring? Working with your chiropractor could help. A new study demonstrates that chiropractors trained in nutrition and exercise therapies can support patients in achieving their weight loss goals.

Asthma & Allergies Eased by Soy & Flax

Got asthma or allergies? Eating soy beans and flax seeds may help, according to research presented at the 2014 conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Jessica Savage, MD, from Harvard Medical