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Factors Affecting Return To Work After Injury Or Illness

Chiro.Org Blog: Work disability is a major personal, financial and public health burden. [1] Annual productivity losses from missed workdays due to low back pain (LBP) are estimated at $28 billion in the United States alone [2] and LBP is now the leading cause of disability, affecting nearly 600 million people worldwide. […]

Efficacy of Selected Complementary and Alternative Medicine Interventions For Chronic Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, therapies, and products that are not presently considered part of conventional medicine. This article provides an up-to-date review of the efficacy of selected CAM modalities in the management of chronic pain. Findings are presented according to the classification system developed by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (formerly Office of Alternative Medicine) and are grouped into four domains: biologically based medicine, energy medicine, manipulative and body-based medicine, and mind-body medicine. […]

Importance of Psychological Factors for the Recovery From a First Episode of Acute Non-specific Neck Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Previous bio-psycho-social studies have posited that anxiety, depression and catastrophizing are associated with chronicity. However, whether they are merely “associated with” versus “contribute towards” is really still up in the air (JMHO). To test whether these emotional elements are a natural side-effect of chronic pain as opposed to being causal, these researchers worked with 850 patients with acute non-specific neck pain with no history of previous neck or arm pain. […]

Pain Characteristics of Adolescent Spinal Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Adolescents who suffered from pain in more than one spinal area reported higher pain intensity and frequency than those with pain in only one spinal area. Sleep disorders were a significant predictor for pain in more than one spinal area (p < 0.01) as well as a trend for frequent pain (p = 0.06). Adolescents with frequent pain showed impaired balance on one leg standing with closed eyes (p = 0.02). […]

Chiropractors Included in New Danish Muscle and Joint Health Research Team

Chiro.Org Blog: A team of leading researchers, including chiropractors, have founded a new research institute that aims to become a top centre for musculoskeletal health. Research has previously shown that a Dane loses an average of seven years of good quality of life due to pain and functional problems related to the musculoskeletal system. Muscle and joint disorders now constitute the major cause of functional impairment of populations in Europe – larger than other common disorders like depression, dementia and heart disease. […]

Case Report of a Patient Presenting With Post-concussion Syndrome and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Chiro.Org Blog: A 42 year old man presenting with symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, and diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. The Kale Upper Cervical Procedure was utilized to assess, monitor, and correct the effects of an upper cervical subluxation in a patient over an 8 week period. The patient reported significant improvement in symptoms of post- concussion syndrome, and small positive improvements in PTSD symptoms. Follow up at 11 months showed continued improvement in most symptoms. […]

Resolution of Hearing Loss After Chiropractic Manipulation

Chiro.Org Blog: After being unsuccessfully medically treated over an 8 month period, she sought chiropractic care for the above symptoms. After 3 chiropractic adjustments, her hearing and associated symptoms were significantly improved. She received 12 treatments over a 4-month period. When asked to rate her hearing and fullness sensation in the ear on a Patient Specific Functional Scale with a 0-10 measure, where 0 is no deficits and 10 is completely impaired, initially she rated her symptoms as 7, and 5 months after the conclusion of care, her rating dropped to 1. Following treatment her audiogram was normal. […]

Costs of Routine Care for Infant Colic in the UK and Costs of Chiropractic Manual Therapy as a Management Strategy Alongside a RCT for this Condition

Chiro.Org Blog: As effective treatment for children with infant colic remains elusive, the costs of managing the condition is gaining increasing attention. Although it is uncommon for clinicians to be quizzed about the cost-effectiveness of their treatments, [1] particularly where the clinicians’ services are covered by a national health plan, it is increasingly appropriate to ask this question, when prudence in health care expenditure is required. […]

An International Survey of Pain in Adolescents

Chiro.Org Blog: Adolescence marks the transition from childhood to adult life. Pain during adolescence is an important predictor of future pain. [1-3] A Danish twins study [4] found adolescents with persistent low back pain were 3.5 times more likely to have low back pain in adulthood. Co-occurrence of low back pain and headache in adolescence further increases the risk of developing future pain which draws attention to the significance of multiple pains. [4] […]

Chiropractic Care for Pediatric and Adolescent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review

Chiro.Org Blog: To date there is insufficient evidence to evaluate the efficacy of chiropractic care for pediatric and adolescent AD/HD. The claim that chiropractic care improves pediatric and adolescent AD/HD, is only supported by low levels of scientific evidence. In the interest of pediatric and adolescent health, if chiropractic care for AD/HD is to continue, more rigorous scientific research needs to be undertaken to examine the efficacy and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment. […]

Patient with Low Back Pain and Somatic Referred Pain Concomitant with Intermittent Claudication in a Chiropractic Practice

Chiro.Org Blog: Approximately 12% of older patients in the general population have atherosclerotic disease of the aorta and lower extremity arteries, i.e., peripheral artery disease (PAD). Intermittent claudication is the most common symptom. When a patient with low back pain complains of lower extremity pain that is worsened with mild exercise (e.g. walking), the etiology is often not clear. […]

Current Trends in Chiropractic Research: An Interview with Malik Slosberg, DC

Chiro.Org Blog: For so long, we talked about chiropractic reducing pressure on spinal nerves or, perhaps affecting alpha motor neurons in the spinal cord. But, we now we have more than 20 high-quality studies that confirm that chiropractic has rather profound effects on the central nervous system, particularly on motor control and on the processing somatosensory information. […]

A Review of the Beneficial and Harmful Effects of Laughter

Chiro.Org Blog: WARNING: Laughter is no joke — dangers include syncope, cardiac and oesophageal rupture, and protrusion of abdominal hernias (from side splitting laughter or laughing fit to burst), asthma attacks, interlobular emphysema, cataplexy, headaches, jaw dislocation, and stress incontinence (from laughing like a drain). Infectious laughter can disseminate real infection, which is potentially preventable by laughing up your sleeve. As a side effect of our search for side effects, we also list pathological causes of laughter, among them epilepsy (gelastic seizures), cerebral tumours, Angelman’s syndrome, strokes, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or motor neuron disease. […]

The Establishment of a Primary Spine Care Practitioner And Its Benefits To Health Care Reform in the United States

Chiro.Org Blog: One of the most talked about issues in the United States (US) is health care reform. In other countries as well, discussion commonly revolves around the issue of how health care services can be improved while containing costs. Many in the US have described the current health care situation as a “crisis” [1-4]. In March 2010, the US Congress passed and the President signed into law the Affordable Care Act, which puts in place comprehensive health care reform measures [5]. […]

Outcomes of Usual Chiropractic; Harm (OUCH) Randomised Controlled Trial of Adverse Events

Chiro.Org Blog: This was the first study to use a sham-controlled design to examine adverse events after chiropractic treatment. A substantial proportion of adverse events experienced during chiropractic care for spinal pain may be the result of natural symptom fluctuation or from nonspecific effects. Adverse events were common in both the usual chiropractic care and sham groups, but no important differences were seen between the groups and no serious adverse events were reported. […]