Doctors Ignoring Evidence for Back Pain Treatment

Medical doctors are increasingly ignoring the recommended guidelines for treating back pain, a new study from the Journal of American Medical Association finds. Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston examined records for 23,918 doctor visits related to back pain between 1999 and 2000. They discovered that medical doctors are actually getting worse at employing evidence-based…

Boy Gets Better Grades, Less Headaches with Chiropractic

Many parents of children suffering from headaches and neck pain have considered chiropractic treatments. Previous research has confirmed that chiropractic care is safe for children. In a recent study of European chiropractors, less than 1% of kids experienced side effects from chiropractic treatments, and all reported side effects were mild. A recent case report describes the chiropractic care…

Chiropractic Helps Arthritis Patients with Neck Pain

Atlantoaxial osteoarthritis is a condition causing severe neck pain and reduced range of motion. Some cases are degenerative, while others occur following trauma. Little research has been done concerning the diagnosis and treatment of this condition, although it appears that conservative treatment is the most common approach. A recent case report examines the efficacy of…

Chiropractic Effective for Thumb Arthritis

Chiropractic treatments could improve symptoms in patients with thumb arthritis, according to new research. Thumb arthritis, also known as secondary carpometacarpal osteoarthritis or CMC OA, is the most common form of arthritis affecting the hands. As the cartilage is worn down with age, it causes swelling, pain, weakness, and decreased range of motion in the…

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…