Boy Gets Better Grades, Less Headaches with Chiropractic

Many parents of children suffering from headaches and neck pain have considered chiropractic treatments. Previous research has confirmed that chiropractic care is safe for children. In a recent study of European chiropractors, less than 1% of kids experienced side effects from chiropractic treatments, and all reported side effects were mild. A recent case report describes the chiropractic care…

Chiropractic Helps Arthritis Patients with Neck Pain

Atlantoaxial osteoarthritis is a condition causing severe neck pain and reduced range of motion. Some cases are degenerative, while others occur following trauma. Little research has been done concerning the diagnosis and treatment of this condition, although it appears that conservative treatment is the most common approach. A recent case report examines the efficacy of…

Chiropractic Effective for Thumb Arthritis

Chiropractic treatments could improve symptoms in patients with thumb arthritis, according to new research. Thumb arthritis, also known as secondary carpometacarpal osteoarthritis or CMC OA, is the most common form of arthritis affecting the hands. As the cartilage is worn down with age, it causes swelling, pain, weakness, and decreased range of motion in the…

Tips to Avoid Text Neck

​In this age of mobile devices and smartphones, more and more patients are being diagnosed with neck pain associated with looking down at a screen. Studies have shown that young people are at increased risk of back and neck pain due to overuse of devices. Now, a new condition, dubbed “text neck,” is being found in smartphone-users…

Obesity Limits Success of Back Pain Treatments, Study Finds

Being overweight doesn’t just increase your risk of back pain, it limits your potential to improve with treatment, according to recent research. A new study showed that obese patients have fewer improvements with back-pain treatment than patients who aren’t obese. The study included 1,190 participants receiving treatment for lumbar disc degeneration, a common cause of sciatica and…

Why Women Get More Migraines Than Men

Nearly 18% of women are plagued with chronic migraine, compared to just 6% of men, according to epidemiological studies. New research offers insight into the migraine gender gap: it’s all in the head, or rather, the brain. A recent study found that the brains of women with migraine are structurally different than male migraine sufferers. Scientists from Boston…