Chiropractic Protects Your Spine As You Age, Study Suggests

Chiropractic Protects Your Spine As You Age, Study Suggests

Chiropractic Protects Your Spine As You Age, Study SuggestsFor years, older adults have relied on chiropractors to ease their aches and pains, but little is known about the everyday use of chiropractic by seniors, and whether chiropractic can be of benefit in routine care for the elderly. New research shows that chiropractic isn't just helpful for back pain in older adults, it may even protect them from increased limitations in their daily activities.

A study from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics analyzed data from a US national survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, called the survey on Assets and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old (AHEAD).

Within the AHEAD survey, 1,057 Medicare recipients with back pain were identified for inclusion in the study. The study included a statistical analysis of patient surveys conducted in 1995 and 2006. Patients were asked about their overall health, ability to complete activities of daily living (ADL), and lower body function (LBF). ADLs included things like walking up the stairs or going grocery shopping.  Researchers analyzed medical records to see who had received either medical care or chiropractic care for episodes of back pain during the 11-year period.

After adjusting for baseline characteristics, the researchers found that chiropractic patients were significantly less likely to have declines in ADLs and LBF than medical-care only patients. This meant that chiropractic patients were also less likely to have significant declines in self-reported health. Chiropractic care appeared to have a protective effect against increased disability with age.

"These results suggest that when chiropractic care is delivered in practice at care levels comparable to those used in clinical trials and relative to the types of services delivered within an episode of medical care only, chiropractic confers significant and substantial benefits to older adult functional ability and self-rated health," the researchers concluded.

The study adds to earlier research showing that chiropractic is safe for seniors with back and neck pain, and provide substantial relief for spinal conditions, disc herniation, and arthritis. Aging causes the spinal discs to collapse and dehydrate, making you more prone to back injuries like bulging discs or pinched nerves. Like seeing a dentist twice a year helps you prevent gum disease and tooth decay, seeing a chiropractor for regular checkups can ensure that your spine is in good shape to prevent these kind of injuries and strains.

Reference
Weigal, et al. The comparative effect of episodes of chiropractic and medical treatment on the health of older adults. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014; pii: S0161-4754(14)00032-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.12.009.
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Sodium Accelerates Aging in Teens

Sodium Accelerates Aging in Teens

Sodium Accelerates Aging in TeensMost 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 a few chip or crackers do? A lot, according to new research.

Salty snacks don't just contribute to weight gain in kids, they may accelerate aging, suggests the results from recent research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014.

The study tied high sodium intake in obese teens to faster aging at cellular level.Researchers specifically examined protective ends of chromosomes, called telomers, which shorten with age. Studies have shown that physical inactivity, smoking, and a high body fat percentage can also cause the telemores to shorten. This is the first study however to link sodium intake to shortened telomores.

In the study, 766 adolescents between 14-18 years old were divided into groups based on sodium intake. The lower group consumed an average of 2,388 mg of sodium per dayfar more than the 1,500 mg per day recommended by the American Heart Association. The higher sodium group had an average of 4,142 mg per day.
Obese teens with high sodium intakes had telomere lengths that were significantly shorter than their peers. However normal weight teens with high sodium intake did not have significantly different telemore lengths. The researchers suggested that sodium intake and obesity may act "synergistically" to hasten cellular aging.

"The majority of sodium in the diet comes from processed foods, so parents can help by cooking fresh meals more often and by offering fresh fruit rather than potato chips for a snack," said Dr. Haidong Zhu, lead author of the study and assistant pediatric professor at Medical College of Georgia.

Simply stashing away the salt shaker isn't enough. The most common culprits of high-sodium foods include restaurant foods, cold cuts, cured meats, pizza, poultry, prepared soups and sandwiches, and many packaged foods. Chiropractors trained in nutrition can assist parents and their teens looking for ways to decrease their sodium intake, prevent obesity, and maximize their overall health.

Reference
McNamee David. Obese teens with a high salt intake "at risk of accelerated aging." Medical News Today. March 21, 2014.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/274381.php
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Benefits of Disc Surgery for Sciatica Questioned

Benefits of Disc Surgery for Sciatica Questioned

Benefits of Disc Surgery for Sciatica QuestionedSpinal 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. The study suggests that for a significant number of sciatica patients with lower back pain, herniated discs are not to blame for their symptoms, and therefore treatments aimed at spinal discs will do little to provide relief.

Sciatica is a debilitating condition caused by impingement or irritation of the sciatic nerve, leading to tingling sensations, numbness, and pain in the legs. These symptoms are frequently accompanied by lower back pain.

Researchers publishing in the journal PLoS One, tracked the progress of 379 patients with severe sciatica over the course of a year-long treatment. Overall, 221 suffered from sciatica without back pain, and 158 had sciatica with disability back pain. MRI scans revealed that only 68% of patients with sciatica and back pain showed signs of nerve root compression, compared to 88% of sciatica patients without back pain. Additionally, patients with sciatica had a higher likelihood of disc herniation than those with additional back pain (91% versus 76%).

The patients were randomly assigned to receive either lumbar disc surgery or conservative  care managed by a general practitioner and/or a physiotherapist. At the one year follow up, the researchers discovered that sciatica patients without back pain had a better chance of recovery, regardless of treatment type. More surprisingly, patients who did have a herniated disc at the start of the study were actually more likely to recover.  In contrast, the presence of lower back pain and/or the absence of a herniated disc was associated with more pain and disability after one year.

With the large percentage of patients suffering from sciatica in the absence of disc herniation or nerve compression, the researchers wrote, "The worldwide accepted mechanical compression theory therefore seems not to offer a sufficient explanation for the cause of the disabling back and leg symptoms in sciatica." They pointed out that nerve root inflammation may be an additional cause of sciatica.
Research suggests that 15-40% of  sciatica patients do find satisfactory relief one year after surgery. In fact, many of these patients develop recurring disc herniation, in what has been dubbed "failed back surgery syndrome."

In order to successfully address sciatica, the study authors argued that patients be categorized into specific subgroups. "A shift from a 'one-size fits all' approach, where heterogeneous groups of patients receive broadly similar treatments, towards targeted treatments according to prognostic profiles or specific characteristics, may help to improve the treatment results," the researchers wrote.

Chiropractors call on a broad base of non-invasive, drug-free treatment options when working with sciatica patients. Depending on your specific symptoms, your individualized treatment could include chiropractic adjustments, exercises, massage, physical therapy, spinal decompression, and more, depending on your chiropractor. If you suffer from both back pain and sciatica, chiropractic can help. Studies show  that patients who receive chiropractic care and exercise therapies frequently find relief.

Reference
el Barzouhi, et al. Influence of low back pain and prognostic value of mri in sciatica patients to back pain. PLoS One 2014 ; 9(3): e90800.

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90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic

90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic

 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 their first chiropractic adjustment.
The results are encouraging, since more research is raising questions about the safety and effectiveness of epidural steroid injections for the long-term management of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) and sciatica. The study, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics, shows that both chronic and acute herniated discs can be effectively treated by chiropractors.

Researchers conducted a study of 148 patients with MRI-confirmed lumbar disc herniation causing back pain, sciatica, and radiating leg symptoms. The majority of patients (79) suffered from chronic LDH, lasting longer than three months. Thirty seven patients had LDH for fewer than four weeks at the start of the study.

Chiropractors treated the patients with specific spinal manipulations based on individual characteristics, including results from the MRI that demonstrated the area and type of herniated disc. After two weeks, most patients (70%) had significantly improved disability and pain. By the three-month mark, 90.5% had substantial improvements in disability and pain, and that percentage stabilized at the six-month and one-year evaluations.

The researchers pointed out that these improvements cannot be attributed to natural history alone. Earlier studies have suggested that that typical prognosis for acute disc herniation is favorable, with 36% showing significant improvements after two weeks. However the acute patients in this study had faster improvements, with 80% significantly improved after two weeks, and 94.5% after three months.

Other studies have shown that chiropractic care can also assist patients suffering from recurrent lumbar disc herniation also called failed back pain surgery syndrome. Cumulatively this research suggests that patients can benefit from chiropractic for LDH, regardless whether their herniated disc is acute, chronic, or recurrent.
 
Reference
Lee, Serafin. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniation receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics 2014. doi 10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.12.011.http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(14)00034-7/abstract.

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Teens Rarely Outgrow Fibromyalgia

Teens Rarely Outgrow Fibromyalgia

Teens with Fibromyalgia Study-Chiropractic NewsFibromyalgia 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 parents that their teens are likely to "outgrow" the symptoms. But a new study suggests that over 80% of teens with fibromyalgia suffer from ongoing symptoms into adulthood, and 51.1% meet diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia well into their twenties.

"Although we expected that many patients with [juvenile fibromyalgia] would continue to have symptoms, we did not expect to find that as many as half of them would meet full criteria for [FM] in adulthood and only a very small number (15%) would be pain-free," Dr. Kashikar-Zuck, who is professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, told Medscape Medical News. Fortunately, Dr. Kashikar-Zuck noted that few had additional medical complications and many were able to function well in spite of the symptoms.

In one of the first long-term studies on juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM), Dr. Kashikar-Zuck and her colleagues studied 94 adolescents treated at a pediatric rheumatology clinic, along with 33 healthy controls. After six years, they conducted follow-up tests including a tender-point examination and questionnaires about healthcare utilization, pain, mood, and physical functioning. The mean follow-up age was 21 years old. Compared to healthy controls, patients with a history of JFM had greater anxiety and depression, poorer physical function, higher pain levels, and more frequent medical visits. Patients who still met the criteria for FMS had the worse physical function and emotional impairment.

The authors concluded that teens who show signs of juvenile fibromyalgia should be taken seriously, as it is likely the beginning of a lifelong pain condition. At the same time, diagnosing fibromyalgia in teenagers opens opportunities for families to take advantage of early treatment options that could slow the progression of the disease and prevent disability.
Chiropractic care, combined with exercise therapies, has been shown to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in patients with FMS. Earlier studies have also shown that chiropractic care is an extremely safe, drug-free way to relieve chronic  pain in children and teens.

Reference
Kashikar-Zuck, S, et al. Long-term outcomes of adolescents with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia in early adulthood. Pediatrics 2014. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2220.
Kelly, JC. Teenagers with fibromyalgia unlikely to outgrow the pain. Medscape Today. February 28, 2014. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/821275.

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Spinal Adjustments Beat Placebo for Back Pain

Spinal Adjustments Beat Placebo for Back Pain

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 than patient expectations alone.

Several studies have documented the effectiveness of a common treatment delivered by chiropractors for back pain called spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), sometimes referred to as a chiropractic adjustment or a spinal adjustment. In particular, research shows that SMT decreases the pain sensitivity experienced by people with chronic pain. However, placebo treatments have also been shown to reduce pain sensitivity. Researchers from the University of Florida wanted to test whether patients who were informed of their treatment would have better results than patients blinded to treatment.

In the study, published in the Journal of Pain, the researchers divided patients with low back pain into three groups: SMT, placebo SMT, or "enhanced" placebo SMT. During a session of enhanced SMT,  a practitioner told the patient, "The manual therapy technique you will receive has been shown to significantly reduce low back pain in some people." Patients received 6 treatments over the course of two weeks. Mechanical and thermal pain sensitivity was measured before and after treatment.

Although enhanced placebo treatment produced better results than the placebo treatment alone, the patients receiving actual SMT had superior treatment results. By the end of two weeks, the patients in the SMT group had significantly greater reductions in pain sensitivity compared to the placebo and enhanced placebo groups.

The researchers concluded their results show that the outcomes after SMT are unrelated to expectations but to "the modulation of dorsal horn excitability and lessening of central sensitization. This suggests potential for SMT to be a clinically beneficial intervention."
Central sensitization contributes to the development and progression of chronic pain. This occurs when the nervous system becomes overly sensitized and disrupts your ability to process pain normally. Treatments that can decrease pain sensitivity, such as chiropractic adjustments, may disrupt the pattern of chronic pain for those with whiplash, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain.
 
References
 Bialosky, JE. Spinal manipulation therapy-specific changes in pain sensitivity in individuals with low back pain 2014. 15 (2): 136-148.
Spinal manipulation therapy lessens central pain sensitization. American Pain Society. Press Release. February 25, 2014. 

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Chiropractors Can Help with Weight Loss, Study Finds

Chiropractors Can Help with Weight Loss, Study Finds

Chiropractors Can Help with Weight Loss, Study Finds, Chiropractic NewsTrying 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. The study outlined how a chiropractic weight-loss program helped patients lose an average of 15 pounds over the course of 13 weeks.  Ask us about our 10 Day Blood Sugar Program or our 21 Day Whole Body Purification.

Although chiropractors are typically thought of as back pain specialists, they're also interested in the overall wellness and health of your body. Losing weight won't just reduce back pain and other musculoskeletal symptoms, it will slash your risk of a number of medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. That's why many chiropractors now incorporate weight loss, nutrition, and exercise counseling into their treatments.

A retrospective study published in the journalComplementary Therapies in Clinical Practice examined the results of a weight-loss program facilitated by chiropractors. At the start of program, 30 patients with BMI levels in the obese or overweight range enrolled in the program. Each participant was given specific exercise guidelines and caloric restrictions based on their individual characteristics. Participants logged their daily activity and caloric levels, and were given informational pamphlets on weight loss.  Once per a week, the participants reviewed their exercise and diet logs with a chiropractor who provided them with counseling, advice, and spinal manipulation.

The average mean weight at the start of the study was 190.46 pounds. Of the 16 patients who completed the program, the ending average weight was 174.94 pounds, or a difference in 15.52 pounds. The patients also had an average decrease in their BMIs of 2.44 kg/m2. Both BMI and weight-reduction levels are considered statistically significant.
The researchers emphasized that their study did not assess the effectivene
ss of weight loss due to chiropractic adjustments alone. Instead, their study evaluated the whole program of chiropractic care which included exercise, nutrition, and individualized counseling.

"It may be that the chiropractors implementing this 13-week program spent more time (when compared [to] general medical practitioners) with their patients and possessed unique qualifications in exercise and nutritional counseling, which may have influenced the outcomes described," the authors wrote. The findings show that chiropractors could have a meaningful impact on patient weight loss goals.

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Reference
DeMaria, et al. A weight loss program in a chiropractic practice: a retrospective analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388113000959.

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Why Eating a Little Slower Could Help You Lose Weight

Why Eating a Little Slower Could Help You Lose Weight

If the stomach actually takes 20 minutes to "figure out" that it's full, then what does that mean in terms of weight loss? Will slow eaters consume less food because the stomach has enough time to communicate with the brain that it's full? Nutrition Expert Lisa Moskovitz weighs in on the matter.


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Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CDN: Have you ever forgotten if or even what you just ate? If so, you are probably one of millions who suffer from "fast-eating syndrome." While eating quickly might prevent being late to an important meeting or appointment, it certainly won't do much to prevent packing on the pounds.

Recent research suggests people who eat slowly tend to consume fewer calories and stay fuller longer than those who eat quickly [1]. According to another study, the quicker we eat, the less time we give our bodies to register fullness [2]. Speed eating impacts the effectiveness of a gut hormone responsible for signaling the brain that you have had enough. As a result we end up eating way more than we would have, which can lead to excess body fat storage or weight gain.

On the flip side, eating at a slower pace increases the response of an anorexigenic, or satiety hormone, called Peptide YY (PYY) and Glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1). Bottom line, the slower we eat, the more time we give our body to feel satisfied.

Here are some top strategies to slow eating pace:
  • Portion control:
    • With less food in front of you, the chances of over-eating are reduced, even if you race through the meal.
  • Eat every 2-3 hours:
    • Eating small frequent meals prevents speed or over-eating related to extreme hunger. Consistent eating also increases metabolism.
  • Drink between bites:
    • Instead of scarfing it all down at once, take sips of water throughout the meal to naturally help slow your fork action.
  • Chew food:
    • Pace yourself by taking at least 10-20 chews before you swallow.
  • Focus on the food:
    • Put down your phone and close your computer for just 20 minutes while eating. This may be all it takes for your body to recognize its hunger-fighting hormones are kicking in.

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Chiropractic for Post-Surgery Spinal Pain

Chiropractic for Post-Surgery Spinal Pain

Chiropractic for Post-Surgery Spinal Pain - Chiropractic NewsIt's estimated that between 15-61% of patients continue to suffer from back pain after spinal surgery, and nearly two-thirds of all chronic pain patients suffer from failed back surgery syndrome. While many of these patients are encouraged to have revision surgery, a growing body of research suggests that chiropractic care can improve symptoms without the risks and costs of another operation. A recent case report published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine outlined three successful cases.

Case 1
A 31-year-old man had experienced initial relief after undergoing surgical spinal decompression and laminectomy disc herniation 2.5 years earlier. However, his symptoms of lower back pain and leg pain resurfaced while he was lifting firewood. The patient received flexion-distraction mobilization and an at-home exercise program. After four weeks of treatment, his pain dropped from a 6 out of 10 at best to a 4 out of 10 at best. Although he continued to have numbness on his left leg and foot, and nerve tension while straightening his leg, the patient's lumbar range of motion had improved and his leg symptoms had decreased.
Case 2

A 47-year-old man suffering from pain in the upper back and neck experienced a deep, throbbing ache that impeded his ability to work and engage in daily activities. The man had previously been treated with trigger point injections, painkillers, and surgery. He was treated with high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) adjustments and myofascial release. The patient had improved cervical spine range of motion and ability to complete activities of daily living. Since his initial treatment three years later, the patient periodically experienced an exacerbation in symptoms, which are relieved by 2-3 chiropractic adjustments.

Case 3
A 60-year-old man presented at a chiropractic clinic with low back pain and right lower extremity symptoms. The man had received a L3-5 laminectomy 27 years after experiencing disc herniation. Since then, he continued to experience periodic flare ups in pain that prevented him from sitting for more than 15 minutes, driving long distances, or walking for more than 100 yards. He rated his pain as 7 out of 10 at best and 10 out of 10 at worst. A chiropractor treated the patient with side-lying HVLA chiropractic adjustments and flexion-distraction mobilization. After five weeks of treatment, the man had minimally decreased pain but significant functional improvements. He was able to drive for 600 miles without an exacerbation in symptoms and reported satisfaction with treatment.

Chiropractic for Failed Back Pain Surgery Syndrome
Earlier studies have shown that spinal mobilization and manipulation are effective for back and neck pain, but most clinical trials fail to include patients suffering from post-operative spinal pain. These case studies show how chiropractic care can improve function and reduce symptoms in patients suffering from ongoing symptoms after spinal surgery.
Reference
Coulis, CM and Lisi AL. Chiropractic management of postoperative spine pain: a report of 3 cases. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2013. 12:168175.

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Keeping Pain Diary Makes Whiplash Worse

Keeping Pain Diary Makes Whiplash Worse

Whiplash Diary Many patients are told to keep a pain diary to monitor their symptoms, but a new study suggests that may do more harm than good. The findings show that keeping a pain journal may actually hinder patients' recovery from whiplash-associated disorder.

The study from the University of Alberta included 60 patients with acute whiplash injuries. The patients were randomly assigned to either a symptom diary group or a control group. Both groups had similar scores on the Whiplash Disability Questionnaire, showing no meaningful differences in the baseline symptoms between the groups. The diary patients were asked to keep a journal rating their overall pain levels for each day. Every participant also received physiotherapy. After three months of treatment, participants were evaluated for recovery. Although patients who used a diary did show improvements after three months, they were less likely to report being fully recovered.  Overall 59% of the diary group reported recovery, compared to 86% of the control group.

Study authors Robert Ferrari and Louw concluded that pain diary use is "likely not only not helpful, but harmful." Ferrari suggested that keeping a pain diary makes patients more aware of their symptoms, resulting in poorer perceptions of prognosis. Negative attitudes have been tied to chronic pain in patients with whiplash injuries and lower back pain.

"While diaries may serve a useful purpose to facilitate practitioner-patient communication about symptoms and to track the course of symptoms, the benefits have not been demonstrated," Ferrari and Louw wrote.

Reference
 Ferrari R and Louw D. Effect of a pain diary use on recovery from acute whiplash injury: a cohort study. Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B (Biomedicine & Biotechnology) 2013. 14(11):1049-1053

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Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain


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Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities.  Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1).  In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).

The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.

The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.

In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.

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  1. Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
  2. Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.