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Have foot pain and not sure how to fix it?

I’ve posted on this before –  Here are a couple more studies showing that Low Level Laser and Shock wave therapy are effective treatments and cortisone injections are not. “Our study results suggest that both shock wave therapy (ESWT) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) seem to be effective on pain, foot functions, and fascia thickness…
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Symmetry and Adjustments

Symmetry and  Adjustments, and therefore Performance   This study in BMJ looks at symmetry (or lack thereof) and the effects of spinal manipulation. The researchers in this study used what is called a symmetry index which uses motion capture technology to look at bilateral symmetry of the body.  0% – perfect symmetry 100% – totally out…
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More Quick Research Reviews

 Here are some interesting studies for you.   To summarize — Chiropractic is safe, and effective. These studies look at risk of stroke (or lack thereof), safety of chiro and lumbar disc injuries, effect on migraine and headaches coming from the neck, effect on rotator cuff problems, lumbar stenosis, what happens in an adjustment, and effects…
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Can an adjustment increase strength?

Can an adjustment increase strength? According to research  in the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology – Yes it can! This study looked at the effects of spinal manipulation on muscle activity via electromyography in tibialis anterior muscle. (in english – they looked at the effect of manipulation on motor pathway excitability) I won’t get into…
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Should I stretch before working out?

Should I stretch before I work out? That depends what kind of stretching you do……. I’m going to summarize a research article on this for you and put a link to the abstract at the bottom. In short – yes you should, but dynamic stretching – not static.  So what’s the difference? Dynamic stretching is…
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Taking NSAIDS for back pain?

Are you taking NSAIDS (Diclofenac) for low back pain?         Read this!!! Here is a study comparing spinal manipulation -vs- Diclofenac for low acute nonspecific low back pain.  Which was the best?? Spinal Manipulation, by a country mile! I will summarize for you and add a link to the abstract if you want to have a…
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Safety and Effectiveness of Chiropractic

 Here are some interesting studies for you.   To summarize — Chiropractic is safe, and effective. These studies look at risk of stroke (or lack thereof), safety of chiro and lumbar disc injuries, effect on migraine and headaches coming from the neck, effect on rotator cuff problems, lumbar stenosis, what happens in an adjustment, and effects…
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Top 5 benefits of Chiropractic Care

1. Pain Reduction The first benefit of chiropractic care may be the most impactful- reducing your pain. Before you are living your optimal life, you have to be free of pain. Multiple research studies have shown that chiropractic is considered one of the most safe and effective treatments to reduce pain from your neck, low…
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Considering surgery for tendinopathy? Here’s an interesting read….

How does surgery compare to sham surgery or Physiotherapy as a treatment for tendinopathy? A systematic review of randomized trials BMJ Sport and exercise medicine  March 2019 What is already known? ► Much debate surrounds the role of surgical intervention in chronic tendon disease. Sham surgery trials are the gold standard against which to judge…
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Could eating garlic reduce aging-related memory problems?

Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice. The benefit comes from allyl sulfide, a compound in garlic known for its health benefits. “Our findings suggest that dietary administration of garlic containing allyl sulfide could help maintain healthy gut microorganisms and improve…
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April 2019 News Letter

Y Office workers and recurrent low back pain If you work at a desk, or have not been in a cave over the last year or so – you’ve probably heard that sitting at a desk for work is bad for your health (sitting is the new smoking) and not so great for your low…
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Tumeric (curcumin)

You’ve probably heard or read that tumeric is great for a variety of conditions. Well – that’s right, it is. However, there are a couple of things to know along with that. So what is it used for? Tumeric has been shown to be effective for/as: Antioxidant cancer prevention anti inflammatory metabolic syndrome good for…
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Neck Herniations: Spinal manipulation vs Injections

Here is a study comparing people with symptomatic MRI confirmed disc herniations and how they did with either spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) / (adjustments) or image guided nerve root injections. The title and study reference are below if you want to look at it. Symptomatic, Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Cervical Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative-Effectiveness Prospective…
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plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is caused by inflammation or degeneration in the tendon that connects the bottom of your foot to the heel bone. It is common for the pain to be worst when you first step down on it in the morning, then can ease…
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Maintenance care -vs- symptom care

Low back pain is often chronic and recurrent. For those who have recurrent low back pain (LBP) they often have the choice of coming in for treatment when the pain hits or doing maintenance  care – which means once you pain is cleared up, pop in for treatment once every 2, 4, or 6 weeks…
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Have Headaches?

Got headaches??? You may want to read this…… I am not much of a blogger – but I wanted to touch on some research I found interesting and relevant for anyone who suffers from headaches. I’m going to summarize a study done in the Journal Spine in 2018 that looks at cervicogenic headaches and how…
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