Research Results Low-back pain is the most frequently reported musculoskeletal complaint among the senior population, and it’s one of the primary reasons why older adults tend to experience more falls as they age. There is a clear relationship between low-back pain (LBP) and an increase in both falls and fear of falling. One way you can help combat this is by conducting an annual balance assessment on older patients and then providing them with appropriate action steps to improve their balance. Good posture is the interdependence of form and function and, to a surprising degree, an external expression of the state of body and mind.
Research Results Chiropractors see a lot of running injuries. Shin splints are among the most common and persistent types of injury among them. A recent study found that medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) can sideline a new runner for 70 days or more. The diagnosis is usually uncomplicated, but chiropractors should also rule out other causes. Occasionally, a painful shinbone may be a sign of a more serious problem. “Shin splints, stress fractures, and anterior compartment syndrome can look alike,” says Jason Hare, DC, who owns Pure Chiropractic in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. “All three injuries are easily confused.”
July 5, 2012 — Researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. Johns, Canada completed a study1 on the effectiveness of two types of cold therapy — ice and Biofreeze Pain Reliever, a menthol-based topical analgesic — on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). The study concluded that Biofreeze Pain Reliever reduced DOMS-induced symptoms of pain […]
Steven Roffers, Laura Huber, David Morris, Anquonette Stiles, Derek Barton, Therese House Subject: Hypertension/blood pressure Objective: Previous studies on the effects of chiropractic treatment on blood pressure (BP) and pulse rate (PR) have reported decreases in both systolic and diastolic BP, as well as PR. However, those studies have been criticized as being flawed, […]
Steven Roffers, Laura Huber, David Morris, Anquonette Stiles, Derek Barton, Therese House Subject: Hypertension/blood pressure Objective: Several studies have reported the effects of various specific cervical chiropractic adjustments on blood pressure and pulse rate. However, those studies have been criticized due to small sample size and various methodological concerns. The purpose of this randomized […]