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…

5 Migraine Treatments to Avoid

At least five of the most common medical treatments for migraines are unnecessary and potentially risky, argued the American Headache Society (AHS) in the November/December issue of the journal Headache. After performing a meta-analysis of the research and consensus of its members, the AHS recommended that patients and doctors think twice before using the following five…

Chiropractic May Lower Blood Pressure

Nearly a third of Americans have high blood pressure, putting them at risk for heart disease, stroke, and number of health conditions. While medication is the primary treatment for hypertension, there are several non-pharmaceutical ways to manage high blood pressure including, stress reduction, weight loss, and diet changes. Now, a growing body of research suggests…

Avoiding Fast Foods Over the Holidays

Busy holiday schedules may make parents more likely to stop at Wendy’s or McDonald’s for a quick bite to eat, but that practice may come at a cost for you or your children. Eating fast foods on a regular basis, even just once a week, may increase your risk of weight gain, obesity, and obesity-related…

Chiropractic Superior for Spinal Pain

Chiropractic care was significantly better than a sham treatment in alleviating spinal pain for patients in a new study. Although chiropractic is widely used to treat spinal pain, ongoing research seeks to identify and quantify its effectiveness. In a recent study published in the journal Spine, researchers compared chiropractic care to a sham  intervention for spinal pain. The…