Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) is one of the most common ingredients in a wide variety of analgesic and decongestant medications. Derived from the wood of the camphor laurel tree, which is found throughout Asia, Camphor has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, decongestant, and cough suppressant, among other uses. However, it is most commonly used as an analgesic.
Research continues to show that certain chiropractic techniques can help improve a number of health-related conditions. While this is all positive for the field of chiropractic, some DCs are increasing the effectiveness of their chiropractic techniques even more by combining them with topical analgesics.
Although back or neck pain are more common than shoulder pain, this does not diminish the frustration your patients feel when they experience nagging shoulder pain. Regardless of the cause, shoulder pain can interfere with your patients’ activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing or showering, or personal grooming activities such as brushing their hair.
Low back pain is the number one cause of disability around the globe according to the World Health Organization. Musculoskeletal conditions in general are the second most-cited reason behind disability, the latter of which affects one in five people worldwide. Though individual causes of pain experienced in this area of the body vary, a 2017 survey conducted by Statista found that American adults named stress as the main source of their pain (29 percent).
A 2011 study looked at knee pain trends in the American population. After analyzing data from six National Health and Nutrition Exam Surveys (NHANES) and three Framingham Osteoarthritis Study examination periods, researchers noted that knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis has “increased substantially” over the past couple of decades. What’s behind this growing number of lower extremity issues?