Sleep Deprived Men Buy More Junk Food

Anyone trying to lose or maintain weight has experienced this before: a mountain of treats displayed beautifully at the grocery store, beckoning us to break our healthy eating commitment. Now, new research shows your ability to resist food temptations while shopping is closely linked to whether or not you’ve gotten enough sleep. Researchers publishing in…

Cervical Disc Herniation Eased By Chiropractic

New research shows the chiropractic can produce clinically significant reductions in pain for patients with cervical disc herniation. Often patients with neck pain experience tingling, numbness, and pain emanating from their neck down the arm. These symptoms are characteristic of cervical radiculopathy or radicular pain. Cervical radiculopathy results from compression of the nerve root in…

Evaluating the Backpacks of Teens with Back Pain

With the end of summer just around the corner, here’s something to consider when you’re shopping for school supplies: how heavy is your child’s backpack? Weighty backpacks have received increasing attention in recent years as the persistent cause of back, neck, and shoulder problems in kids. Research suggests that children with back pain often develop…

Most Common Kid Sports Injuries

While physical activity is beneficial for children’s health, it can lead to sports injuries in the growing bodies of young people. Research about sports injuries has been conducted in an effort to prevent injury and keep athletics as safe as possible for kids. A recent study added to this body of research. Researchers surveyed over…

Chiropractic Enhances Benefits of Exercise for Back Pain

Countless studies have demonstrated the benefits of exercise therapies for relieving musculoskeletal conditions like chronic back pain. Now recent research shows that spinal adjustments, commonly used by chiropractors, may actually enhance the benefits of exercise therapies for back pain. Many patients with back pain are assigned active exercises to relieve back pain, but avoid performing these exercises due to…

Chiropractic vs. Injections for Disc Herniation

A new study shows chiropractic is as effective as epidural steroid injections for lumbar disc herniation, but with less side effects and cost. Epidural steroid injections are frequently used to treat disc herniations and other conditions causing low-back pain. Unfortunately, the injections only provide temporary relief, and come with the potential for adverse effects like dizziness, headache,…