Chiropractic Helps Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

A new case series suggests that chiropractic care could ease musculoskeletal pain in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that damages the central nervous system. Symptoms vary based on the individual but often included muscle weakness, stiffness, cognitive difficulties, urinary problems, blurred vision, numbness, and tingling. New symptoms often occur in…

Chiropractic Thaws Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Many patients with shoulder pain are told have surgery, get steroid shots, or take anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the pain. Unfortunately, these treatments do not always work to reliably reduce symptoms, particularly in patients with frozen shoulder syndrome. Frozen shoulder syndrome is characterized by night pain and painful restriction of shoulder movement during rotation and…

Immediate Relief of Hip Pain After Manual Therapy

Manual therapy can lead to immediate improvements in hip pain, a new study suggests. Earlier research has shown that manual therapies like chiropractic can reduce symptoms in patients suffering from hip osteoarthritis. But what are the underlying mechanisms behind this relief? A new study from Brazil provides a possible answer to that questions: changes in balance. “Since the…

Back and Neck Pain Can Deprive You of Sleep

Chronic pain in the neck and low back can cause a host of lifestyle problems and health complications. A retrospective study has shown that chronic back and neck pain can lead to sleep impairment as well. Researchers in Germany evaluated 1,016 patient records from an orthopedic department at a university hospital. All the patients had consulted orthopedic…

Treating ADHD With Exercise & Chiropractic Care

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects somewhere between 3% to 7% of school-age American children. Doctors commonly treat ADHD with stimulant medications (such as Ritalin) and amphetamines (such as Adderall). After medications, the second most common ADHD treatment is behavioral intervention, such as parent training. Both of these treatment types have proven to have short-term…

Is the Brain to Blame for Migraine?

According to a new study, people who have migraines may have structural differences in parts of the brain associated with pain. It is speculated these structural differences may make people more vulnerable to migraines. Using MRI scans, the researchers discovered that certain sections of the brain relating to pain processing had a thinner cortex, or…