90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic

A new study confirms the vast majority of patients with lumbar disc herniation can find relief with chiropractic care. The findings show that 90% of patients report substantial improvements within three months of receiving their first chiropractic adjustment. The results are encouraging, since more research is raising questions about the safety and effectiveness of epidural steroid injections…

Chiropractic for Sports-related Elbow Pain

A new study demonstrates how chiropractic care provided significant pain relief for a basketball player with an elbow injury. The case study, published in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, involved a 41-year old man who had fallen on his left elbow during a game of basketball five weeks prior. The man reported moderate pain, and…

Spinal Adjustments Beat Placebo for Back Pain

New research shows once again that there’s more to chiropractic than the placebo effect. A recent study suggests that the pain alleviation experienced after a spinal adjustment is a result of the treatment rather than patient expectations alone. Several studies have documented the effectiveness of a common treatment delivered by chiropractors for back pain called…

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…

Chiropractic for Post-Surgery Spinal Pain

It’s estimated that between 15-61% of patients continue to suffer from back pain after spinal surgery, and nearly two-thirds of all chronic pain patients suffer from failed back surgery syndrome. While many of these patients are encouraged to have revision surgery, a growing body of research suggests that chiropractic care can improve symptoms without the…

Why Everybody Needs Functional Wellness Treatment

What is Functional Wellness? Functional Wellness is a comprehensive physiotherapy service that incorporates exercise routines to maximise full body functional capacity. These includes manual and physical therapies such as stretching exercises and massages. ANYONE can benefit from Functional Wellness. Why so? Sports and Work Injuries Be it amateur sports or extreme sports, there will always…

Painkillers Pose Risks in Pregnancy

A new study suggests that over 14% of women are prescribed narcotics at some point in their pregnancy, despite the fact that the drugs may be associated with an elevated risk of birth defects. Prescription rates of opioid painkillers (narcotics) have grown dramatically in the past decade. Between 1991 and 2001, more than 200 million…