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Low Back Pain: Spinal Manipulation vs. NSAIDs..

Date: June 28, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Low back pain (LBP) is the single greatest cause of disability worldwide and the second most common reason for doctor visits. Overall, LBP costs society more than $100 billion annually when factoring in lost wages, reduced productivity, and legal and insurance overhead expenses. Studies regarding the use of spinal manipulation(SM)-a form of treatment offered by doctors of chiropractic-for LBP are plentiful and have led to the strong recommendation that SM should be considered as a FIRST course of care for LBP..... <view entire article>





What Exercises Are Best for Neck Pain?..

Date: June 27, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Past research has demonstrated that combining spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) with exercise yields the best long-term results for individuals with neck pain. So what exercises should we consider when neck pain rears its ugly head? In the acute phase of an injury, rest and ice may be appropriate, but patients will often benefit from lightly applied isometric exercises. Place your hand against the side of your head and lightly push your head into your hand for a count of five seconds..... <view entire article>





Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Sports..

Date: June 26, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common and well-known entrapment neuropathy, or pinched nerve in the extremities. Many people think that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects only computer workers or assembly-line workers, but that is far from the truth. Though CTS can affect anyone, it's quite common in athletes. Surprised? Let's take a closer look! Many sports-including golf, tennis, cycling, and baseball-require a firm grip, high repetition, and little to no rest time, which can exceed the capacity of the.... <view entire article>





Can Chiropractic Help Prevent a Hamstring Injury?..

Date: June 25, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Sports that require rapid acceleration and deceleration, cutting left and right, agility, jumping, and bending pose a unique risk for injury to the lower limbs. Hamstring injuries are the most prevalent injury in Australian rules football, afflicting 16% of players, causing an average of 3.4 missed matches per injury, accounting for the most time lost due to injury, and having the highest recurrence rate once players return to the active roster. Moreover, a player's performance can be highly diminished by.... <view entire article>





How Does Chiropractic Help Whiplash Patients?..

Date: June 24, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) injuries usually result from rear-end, low-impact crashes with about 90% occurring at speeds less than 14 mph. Approximately 40% of all WAD patients develop long-term, chronic problems. Let's look at how chiropractic care can help crash-injured patients recover and return to their normal lives... REDUCE INFLAMMATION: Inflammation occurs when ligaments and muscles are injured. However, the pain associated with inflammation may be delayed and not show up right away. Rather, you may wake up the next morning.... <view entire article>





Smoking - Is It Really That Bad?..

Date: June 23, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Smoking tobacco causes more than 480,000 deaths annually, which makes it the leading cause of preventable death in the United States (US)-that is nearly one in every five deaths in the country! Smoking causes more deaths than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, car accidents, and firearm-related deaths COMBINED. More than ten times as many US citizens have prematurely died from cigarette smoking than American soldiers have died in ALL the wars fought by the US over its 240+ year.... <view entire article>