Chiropractic Cures Vertigo Dizziness

Vertigo is dizziness caused by the inaccurate perception of motion resulting from dysfunction of the vestibular system. Often, it is associated with balance disorders, and causes difficulties standing or walking, along with nausea and other symptoms. Patients may feel that objects in the environment are moving, or that they themselves are moving, when neither is…

Exercise for Kids May Strengthen Bones Later in Life

Previous research has shown the many benefits of daily exercise for kids, including fighting obesity, better sleep, and preventing stress. New research suggests another benefit of exercise in the growing years: Bone strength in old age. Findings from a study in Skane University Hospital in Malmo, Sweden, involved over 800 children who participated in at least 40 minutes…

Physician Awareness of Chiropractic Could Improve Treatment

Despite growing use of alternative care and chiropractic, many physicians are hesitant to recommend such treatments due negative beliefs or insufficient understanding of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This hesitance to work with CAM providers could affect the quality of care patients receive, since research suggests that multidisciplinary care enhances treatment outcomes Studies suggest that a…

Exercise As Good As Surgery for Knee Pain

Considering knee surgery? You may not want to rush into the operation room, a new study suggests. The study shows that physical therapy and exercise are as effective as surgery for knee arthritis and torn cartilages. The researchers recommended that patients try physical therapy before surgery, since exercise carries less costs and risks. Every year nearly half…

Why Are Active Children Happier?

Studies have shown that children who exercise report happier moods and fewer depression symptoms than kids who are less active. A new study may help explain why. Exercise may help protect children from the effects of stress. Researchers had 258 kids, all eight years old, wear accelerometers on their wrists to measure their physical activity for at…

Manual Therapy Cuts Medication Use

A new study confirms the efficacy of osteopathic manual therapy for back pain, and suggests that it can help patients reduce their reliance on potentially-addictive pain medications. The study from the Annals of Family Medicine compared the efficacy of osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) with ultrasound therapy (UT), and two sham treatments designed to mimic OMT and UT. Although some…

How Many Women Seek Natural Care in Pregnancy?

Nearly half of pregnant women are turning to complementary and alternative medicine, suggests the results of a new study from Australia. Although many women seek natural treatments during pregnancy, few studies had examined the frequency and nature of CAM utilization by pregnant women. In a study of 1,835 women in Australia, 48.1% said they used some form…

Women With Back Pain Suffer From Incontinence and Breathing Problems

In a  longitudinal study on women’s health, researchers looked at the relationship between back pain and other health complaints, including incontinence, breathing disorders, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Women with pre-existing or newly developed incontinence and breathing problems had a greater risk for the development of back pain. Conversely, women with back pain were more likely to develop incontinence…

Diabetes Drug Maybe Not the Answer for Obesity

Primary results of a clinical trial for using high doses of a diabetes drug to treat obesity were announced today, and the effectiveness is underwhelming at best. Novo Nordisk, the world’s largest producer of insulin, manufactures liraglutide. The drug is currently used to treat Type-2 diabetes under the brand name Victoza. The ongoing study is being conducted…