Why Chiropractic Mobilization Works for Back Pain

Chiropractic mobilization can create immediate, measurable improvements in spinal function for patients with lower back pain, a new study suggests. Spinal mobilization is a technique commonly used by chiropractors to relieve musculoskeletal pain. It involves low-velocity manipulation, movement, and stretching of the muscles and joints with the intent of increasing range of motion in the…

Helping Nurses Avoid Work Injury and Back Pain

Critical-care nurses are at greater risk of musculoskeletal injuries than many other occupations, and it isn’t hard to see why. Handling and lifting patients of various sizes is bound to put strain on the muscles in the low-back, neck, shoulder, and arms. Work injuries in these areas are a significant danger for many nurses. To…

Can Antibiotics Ease Low Back Pain?

Up to 40% of chronic low-back pain cases could caused by bacterial infections, and antibiotics could play a role treatment, new research suggests. A new study found that antibiotic use led to significant improvements in 80% of patients with herniated disc and spinal swelling. However researchers cautioned that antibiotics should not be used “without due…

Relieve Back Pain After Auto Collision

A motor vehicle crash can be the source of limitless pain, suffering, and inconvenience. Some effects are short-term, but unfortunately for accident victims, other problems can last months or years after the collision. For people who develop chronic pain from an auto injury, the wish to turn back the clock may be especially desirable. Many…

Kids With Back Pain: A Growing Trend

The problem of children and adolescents with low-back pain (LBP) is important among pediatric and chiropractic professionals. The prevalence of young people with LBP has been growing, and the reason for this is not clear. As children get older and into their teen years, their chances of having LBP increase significantly, and former research has…

Knee Arthritis Striking Younger Adults

The prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in younger adults is increasing, according to a new study published in Arthritis Care and Research. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is typically thought of as an affliction of the elderly but increasing rates of obesity of and knee trauma means the condition is affecting more middle-aged and young adults. Now nearly one in ten…

Are High Heels Really That Bad for Back Pain?

Many women have been chided for wearing high heels, since doctors argue that it can alter the curvature of spine and cause back pain. But recent research shows that this is a common misconception. A study from the Journal of Chiropractic measured lumbar lordosis, or the inward curvature of the spine, in people wearing 3- and 4-inch high heels.…