Chiropractic Cuts Headache Pain By 71%

Trigger point therapy reduced cervicogenic headache pain by 71% for patients in a new study. The patients also experienced a 59% reduction in neck pain symptoms, as well as improved range of motion and muscle function. Trigger point therapy is a treatment commonly used by chiropractors to relieve trigger points (TrPs), or hyperirritable spots of…

Weight Loss and Back Pain

Weight loss is known to have substantial health benefits. A new study has confirmed that patients who lose weight may experience substantially reduced back pain and sciatica. Obese patients frequently report lower back pain and sciatica. Research shows that having a higher body mass index (BMI), a measure of obesity, may slow recovery from back…

Safety of Chiropractic Neck Adjustments Confirmed

Spinal manipulation therapy is a widely-accepted method for treating back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Although previous studies have pointed to the safety of chiropractic neck adjustments, there has been some concern about the effect of the forces applied during spinal manipulation of the neck. It has been argued that there is the possibility of…

Chiropractic Can Boost Athletic Performance

Many athletes utilize chiropractic treatments following an injury or a strenuous workout. New research suggests that athletes could also boost their athletic performance through chiropractic adjustments. The study involved 18 professional Brazilian judo athletes. Half received chiropractic adjustments to their cervical spine, located in the neck. The other half received a placebo treatment. Researchers examined…

Chiropractic vs. Drugs for Pregnant Women with Migraine

An estimated 30-40% of women with migraine feel their symptoms worsen during pregnancy, likely because of hormonal changes. These women often wonder whether it’s safe to continue their current migraine medications, or if they should seek conservative treatments like chiropractic care. At least one migraine drug should be avoided during pregnancy, according to new FDA warnings,…

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…