Chiropractic Adjustments Produce Immediate Results Visible on MRI

New research helps to explain why chiropractic is so effective for low-back pain. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to document the immediate benefits of chiropractic adjustments.

Patients with low-back pain have restricted mobility in the lumbar spine that results in degenerative changes and fibrous adhesions within the joints of the vertebrae.

Researchers hypothesized that chiropractic adjustments increase gapping between the joints of the vertebrae, which Read more

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89% of Office Workers Have Musculoskeletal Pain

If you spend your days in an office, you're probably familiar with the aches and pain that come with long hours of computer work. A new study showed that up to 89% of office workers suffer from some sort of musculoskeletal pain; whether that be in the neck, back, shoulders, wrists, or knees.
Although this pain can start as a dull ache at work, if left unaddressed, it may develop into a repetitive motion injury or other serious disorder. Seeking early treatment can reduce your risk for Read more

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Chiropractic Plus Exercise Eases Cervicogenic Headache, Study Suggests

Many headaches arise from cervical musculoskeletal disorders. Often, conservative therapies are recommended as the first treatment for cervicogenic headache, but it was previously unclear which treatments were the most effective. Should patients be prescribed a set of exercises and physical therapy sessions, chiropractic adjustments, or both? Will one lead to better outcomes?
A 2002 study sought to answer these questions by examining the effectiveness of a combination treatment involving Read more

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Chiropractic Relieves Radicular Pain for 85% of Patients

Recent research suggests that a multimodal chiropractic treatment can effectively ease radicular pain.

Radiculopathy, or radicular pain, is a condition related to compression of the spinal nerve roots. This nerve impingement can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in parts of the body far from the original source. Radiculopathy is often disabling, and there is little information regarding the most effective course of treatment, though both surgical and non-surgical Read more

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome After Auto Injury

What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome is felt as numbness, tingling, pain or decreased circulation in the shoulders, arms or hands.
The thoracic outlet is a bottleneck where an important bundle of nerves and blood vessels travel between the head and arm. The space is narrow and injury to the neck can cause inflammation of the muscles in the area, which can compress the nerves and result in symptoms.

Because the neck is complex, it can be tricky Read more

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Most Debilitating Spinal Pain

Two Is Not Better Than One

Suffering from a combination of neck pain and sciatica may prove more debilitating than back pain alone.

Although previous research has examined the economic impact of back and neck pain on employees, most studies have evaluated each condition separately.
To assess the combined impact of multi-site spinal pain, Finnish researchers surveyed 6, 934 municipal employees. 15% of women and 23% of men suffered from low-back pain, sciatica, or neck Read more

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Headaches Might Be Caused by Neck Dysfunction

Do you ever experience neck stiffness or pain with your headaches? Recent research suggests that neck and head pain are more related than you think.
One study examined whether headaches and cervical spine impairment were linked in patients with head pain. Of the patients evaluated, 90% had cervicogenic headaches, or headaches linked to neck pain. Furthermore, the severity of patients' headaches impacted the range of motion in their necks. This study demonstrates the strong relationship Read more

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Tips to Avoid Text Neck

In this age of mobile devices and smartphones, more and more patients are being diagnosed with neck pain associated with looking down at a screen. Studies have shown that young people are at increased risk of back and neck pain due to overuse of devices. Now, a new condition, dubbed "text neck," is being found in smartphone-users of all ages, resulting in serious stiffness, strain, and pain in the neck muscles and cervical spine.

Americans send an average of around 2.19 trillion Read more

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Is Texting Hurting Your Neck?

Is Texting Hurting Your Neck?


On average, how many minutes a day do you think you spend on your smartphone texting, checking your email, playing games, or searching one of your many downloaded apps? Ten? Twenty? Sixty? More?

A recent study from the Journal of Behavioral Addictions that has found that young woman typically spend 10 hours daily engaged with their cell phones. No, that isn't a typo. They spend roughly tenhours.

Whether you're Read more

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Chiropractic Care for Kids with Migraines, Neck Pain, and Vertigo

Chiropractic Care for Kids with Migraines, Neck Pain, and Vertigo


Many people know chiropractic care is an effective treatment for adults, but did you know it can also be a powerful pediatric treatment? A recent study demonstrates just how much chiropractic care can benefit children and adolescents.

One twelve year-old boy suffered from vertigo, neck pain, and migraines so much that he was forced to miss over half of his school days for the past Read more

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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.