Surgery No Better Than Cognitive Interventions for Back Pain

  The use of surgery to treat lower back pain has increased considerably in the past twenty years, though there is little information about its long-term effectiveness when compared with conservative treatments such as exercise therapy or cognitive behavioral interventions. Earlier studies found no differences in treatment outcomes when comparing cognitive interventions to lumbar fusion…

Parents Underestimate Teen Headaches and Neck Pain

Recurrent neck pain and headaches are among the most commonly occurring types of pain during childhood and preadolescence. Despite its prevalence, many parents underestimate the extent of their children’s head and neck pain. In a 2009 study, 31% of preteens reported experiencing headache and neck pain “often” but parents were frequently unaware of their child’s pain.…

Kids with Migraine: How Chiropractic Can Help

Headaches are common in children, but their treatment presents a challenge for doctors. The medical approach to treating children with headaches involves both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. To add to the evidence of the safety and effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy, a team of researchers recently published a case report of chiropractic care for a…

Medical patients have improved outcomes with chiropractic

Although research shows chiropractic is effective for back pain relief, its role in the traditional medical treatment of back pain is still unclear. In a recent article from the medical journal Spine, researchers sought to determine the effects of incorporating chiropractic adjustments into standard medical care for back pain. They divided a group of military personnel with back pain…