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Cross-Sectional Analysis of Telomere Length in People 33-80 Years of Age: Effects of Dietary Supplementation

Chiro.Org Blog: A previous cross-sectional study has shown that supplement usage significantly improved various health parameters and nutritional status. [1] The objective of the current cross-sectional study was to explore the effect of dietary supplementation on telomere length. […]

New study suggests Vitamin D recommendations miscalculated

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We need far more vitamin D than previously thought, according to two teams of researchers from Canada and the US.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is ten times lower than what we actually need, say two teams of researchers who have challenged the US’s National Academy of Sciences (NAS) […]

Effects of Acupuncture, Cervical Manipulation and NSAID therapy on Dizziness and Impaired Head Repositioning of Suspected Cervical Origin

Chiro.Org Blog: In a single-subject experiment undertaken on 14 consecutive patients, the effects of acupuncture, cervical manipulation, no therapy, and NSAID-percutan application on kinesthetic sensibility, dizziness/vertigo and pain were studied in patients with dizziness/vertigo of suspected cervical origin. […]

Efficacy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in the Perception of Pain and Cervical Motion in Patients with Tension-type Headache: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial

Chiro.Org Blog: All 3 treatment groups showed significant improvements in the different dimensions of pain perception. Manual therapy and manipulative treatment improved some cervical ranges of motion. Headache frequency was reduced with manipulative treatment (P < .008). Combined treatment reported improvement after the treatment (P < .000) and at follow-up (P < .002). Pain intensity improved after the treatment and at follow-up with manipulative therapy (P < .01) and combined treatment (P < .01). […]

The First Research Agenda For theChiropractic Profession in Europe

Chiro.Org Blog: In total, 70 research priorities were identified, of which 19 reached consensus as priorities for future research. The following three items were thought to be most important: 1) cost-effectiveness/economic evaluations, 2) identification of subgroups likely to respond to treatment, and 3) initiation and promotion of collaborative research activities. […]

Misuse of the Literature by Medical Authors in Discussing Spinal Manipulative Therapy Injury

Chiro.Org Blog: In 1995 Dr. Allan Terrett, Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics and Clinical Neurology at RMITU’s Division of Chiropractic Studies, had a paper published [1] in JMPT wherein he documented various levels at which the title chiropractor was being misused. I (meaning the author Adrian B Wenban) recently had a review published [2] that is very much built on Terrett’s work from the 90’s and that further documents the continued inappropriate use of the title chiropractor and term chiropractic manipulation by biomedical researchers from specific countries. […]

Happy St. Patricks Day (2015)

Chiro.Org Blog: Happy St. Patricks Day (2015) […]

Hearing Loss, Otalgia and Neck Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Observation over an extended period assists in understanding the progression of chronic disorders. This patient experienced substantially reduced symptoms with chiropractic care during the 7-year observation period. Of note is the repeated exacerbation of neck pain that often precedes exacerbation in ear symptoms, along with the relief of both following adjustment and an association between improved hearing and improved cervical alignment. […]

Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Somatosensory Activation

Chiro.Org Blog: The goal of this article is to briefly update our knowledge regarding several physical characteristics of an applied SMT, and review what is known about the signaling characteristics of sensory neurons innervating the vertebral column in response to spinal manipulation. Based upon the experimental literature, we propose that SMT may produce a sustained change in the synaptic efficacy of central neurons by evoking a high frequency, bursting discharge from several types of dynamically-sensitive, mechanosensitive paraspinal primary afferent neurons. […]

Reflex Control of the Spine and Posture

Chiro.Org Blog: Visual and vestibular input, as well as joint and soft tissue mechanoreceptors, are major players in the regulation of static upright posture. Each of these input sources detects and responds to specific types of postural stimulus and perturbations, and each region has specific pathways by which it communicates with other postural reflexes, as well as higher central nervous system structures. This review of the postural reflex structures and mechanisms adds to the growing body of posture rehabilitation literature relating specifically to chiropractic treatment. […]

The Effect of Adding Forward Head Posture Corrective Exercises in the Management of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Study

Chiro.Org Blog: The addition of forward head posture correction to a functional restoration program seemed to positively affect disability, 3-dimensional spinal posture parameters, back and leg pain, and S1 nerve root function of patients with chronic discogenic lumbosacral radiculopathy. […]

Mediterranean Diet and Telomere Length in Nurses’ Health Study

Chiro.Org Blog: In this large study, greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomeres. These results further support the benefits of adherence to the Mediterranean diet for promoting health and longevity. […]

Beyond the Spine: A New Clinical Research Priority

Chiro.Org Blog: there is now a small group of chiropractors with clinical research training that are shifting their focus away from traditional research pursuits towards new and innovative areas. Specifically, these researchers are now delving into areas such as brain injury, work disability prevention, undifferentiated chest pain, hip osteoarthritis, and prevention of pain in children and adolescents to name a few. […]

Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Exercise For Seniors with Chronic Neck Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) with home exercise resulted in greater pain reduction after 12 weeks of treatment compared with both supervised home exercise (HE) and HE alone. Supervised exercise sessions added little benefit to the HE-alone program. […]

Is There a Role for Neck Manipulation in Elderly Falls Prevention? – An Overview

Chiro.Org Blog: We conclude that chiropractors may have a role in falls prevention strategies in the subpopulation of the elderly that suffer from mechanical neck pain or dysfunction and non-specific dizziness. However, this role remains to be rigorously studied and properly defined […]