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Traction for Low Back Pain?..

Date: November 25, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

In the past, we've written about the use of mechanical traction for patients with neck pain. But what about the low back pain (LBP) patient? Can traction help reduce pain and improve function for this group? Let's see what the scientific literature has to say about traction for the lower back and whether it has merit. In a 2018 systematic review, researchers analyzed data from previous studies regarding the use of traction on the lumbar spine. They identified 37 randomized clinical.... <view entire article>

Spinal Manipulation and Headaches..

Date: November 24, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

Cervicogenic headache (CGH) refers to headaches caused by dysfunction in the neck, and experts estimate that 18% of chronic headache patients have cervicogenic headaches. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a form of treatment most commonly provided by doctors of chiropractic, and several studies have demonstrated that SMT is highly effective for patients suffering musculoskeletal disorders of the neck, including those with cervicogenic headaches. However, there remains little consensus on the appropriate number of SMT treatments to achieve maximum benefits for.... <view entire article>

Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Be Hereditary?..

Date: November 23, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a disorder caused by compression of the median nerve that alters the nerve's function (neuropathy), leading to pain and numbness/tingling (paresthesia) primarily on the palm-side of the wrist and hand. While factors like hormonal changes and repetitive motions are known to increase the risk for CTS, there might be a genetic component to the condition. It's known that conditions that can elevate the risk for CTS-like diabetes, thyroid disease, rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, and obesity-can run in.... <view entire article>

Hip-Related Injuries in Athletic Kids..

Date: November 22, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

The hip is a very important region of the body, especially since our upright, weightbearing activities rely on a properly functioning hip joint. With the expansive growth of youth athletic programs, the incidence of hip-related injuries and the associated disability has markedly increased. But is there a difference between young male and young female hip injuries? We've all observed the rapid rate of growth that occurs from age five to age seventeen, with bone growth reaching maturity around age.... <view entire article>

Whiplash Injury, Severity, and Recovery..

Date: November 21, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

Experts estimate that whiplash associated disorders (WAD) from motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) affect about 300 for every 100,000 people in the Western each year. Suffice it to say, that's a lot of people! Crash tests have demonstrated that the risk for whiplash is much greater when the backrest is leaned backward and/or when a headrest is lacking (in older cars) or is too low in relation to the head. The key is to prevent the head from extending backward over the.... <view entire article>

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and the Brain..

Date: November 20, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

The omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA can reduce the risk for cardiovascular issues and even ease depressive symptoms, but can these healthy fats also help keep our minds sharp as we age? In one study, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine monitored the diets of 260 healthy, cognitively normal older adults for ten years and found that participants who consumed blackened or broiled (but not fried) fish at least once a week had healthier brains over time..... <view entire article>