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Failed back Surgery Syndrome

A look at Failed Back Surgery Syndrome We all know that low back pain in north America is a bit of an epidemic – with over 90% of people experiencing low back pain in their lifetime.  A study in the journal of pain research looked at people who had surgery for low back pain and…

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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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