How Safe Is Chiropractic Care?

Angela Kargus J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2006 July;43(5):26-27 Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, joint pain of the arms or legs, headaches, and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The…

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A systematic review of the effectiveness of exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, relaxation training, and biofeedback in the management of temporomandibular disorder

Medlicott MS Phys Ther. 2006 Jul;86(7):910-1. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This systematic review analyzed studies examining the effectiveness of various physical therapy interventions for temporomandibular disorder. METHODS: Studies met 4 criteria: (1) subjects were from 1 of 3 groups identified in the first axis of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders, (2) the intervention was…

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Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture: Modern Science Explores Ancient Practice – VIDEO

Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture: Modern Science Explores Ancient Practice Air date: Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 11:00:00 AM Dr. Rosen’s research focuses on the development and utilization of physiological and functional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques and the application of this technology to solve specific biological and clinical problems. The techniques that he and his colleagues…

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Comparison of postural control in unilateral stance between healthy controls and lumbar discectomy patients with and without pain

Eur Spine J. 2006 Apr;15(4):423-32. Epub 2005 Aug 18. Comparison of postural control in unilateral stance between healthy controls and lumbar discectomy patients with and without pain. Bouche K1, Stevens V, Cambier D, Caemaert J, Danneels L. Abstract MAIN PROBLEM: Previous studies have demonstrated that sciatica patients have poorer postural control than healthy controls and…

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Cold Therapy in Migraine Patients: Open-label, Non-controlled, Pilot Study

Serap Ucler, Ozlem Coskun, Levent E. Inan, and Yonca Kanatli Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 3 (2006), Issue 4, Pages 489-493 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel035 Abstract Some patients with headache report that they have frequently used physical therapies such as application of cold to relieve their headache. There are only a few reported studies related to cold…

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Chronic neck pain and whiplash: A case-control study of the relationship between acute whiplash injuries and chronic neck pain

Pain Res Manag. 2006 Summer; 11(2): 79–83. Michael D Freeman, PhD DC MPH Abstract The authors undertook a case-control study of chronic neck pain and whiplash injuries in nine states in the United States to determine whether whiplash injuries contributed significantly to the population of individuals with chronic neck and other spine pain. Four hundred…

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Migraine is Associated With Menorrhagia and Endometriosis

Tietjen GE, et al. Headache: the Journal of Head and Face Pain. March 2006; Vol. 46, Iss. 3, pp. 422-428. Objective.—To evaluate the frequency of menorrhagia and endometriosis in female migraineurs compared to age-matched women without headache. Background.—Migraine predominantly affects women of childbearing age and is often associated with the menstrual period, yet there is…

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Acupuncture, Real or Sham, Equals Drug Treatment for Migraine

Published: Mar 2, 2006 By Judith Groch Full Story Action Points Discuss with migraine patients that acupuncture might do just as well for them as drug therapy. Explain that drug therapy, like acupuncture, might also halve the number of days with a migraine headaches. ESSEN, Germany, March 2 – With acupuncture for migraine, apparently it’s…

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Chest and Abdominal Injuries Caused By Seat Belt Wearing

Southern Medical Journal J. L. Greingor, MD, S. Lazarus, MD South Med J. 2006;99(4):534-535. Abstract and Introduction Abstract The authors report an original case of seat belt syndrome. Sternal fractures are common in patients with seat belt injuries. Its association with blunt bowel trauma is rarely related in the literature. Distracted injury has contributed to…

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Meditation found to increase brain size

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Evidence-based protocol for structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture: review of clinical biomechanics of posture (CBP®) publications

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Cost-effectiveness of medical and chiropractic care for acute and chronic low back pain

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Oct;28(8):555-63. Haas M, Sharma R, Stano M. Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify relative provider costs, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction for the treatment of low back pain (LBP). METHODS: This was a practice-based, nonrandomized, comparative study of patients self-referring to 60 doctors of chiropractic and 111 medical doctors in 51 chiropractic…

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Osteopathic manipulative medicine considerations in patients with chronic pain

J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2005 Sep;105(9 Suppl 4):S29-36. Kuchera ML. Abstract Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) incorporates diagnostic and therapeutic strategies that address body unity, homeostatic mechanisms, and structure-function interrelationships. In regard to pain, osteopathic physicians take thorough histories guided by palpatory examination to determine the quality, duration, and origin of this condition, how it uniquely…

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Modic Changes May Not Be Progressive

VERTEBRAL ENDPLATE CHANGES: THE NATURAL HISTORY AS ASSESSED BY CONSECUTIVE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. M.J. Hutton, J. Bayer, M. Sawant, D.J. Sharp Published 1 September 2005 Abstract Study Design: Retrospective review of 55 subjects who for various clinical indications had sequential MRI scans Summary of Background data: Changes in the vertebral end plate are frequently associated…

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Manual treatment of post-whiplash injury – Full Text

Cesar Fernandez de las Penas Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2005) 9, 109–119 Abstract Introduction: There are many therapeutic approaches aimed at treating the clinical syndrome resulting from whiplash injury. However, there seems to be little agreement between therapists as to the ideal treatment for these patients. Spinal manipulation/mobilization and soft tissue mobilization techniques…

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Why Most Published Research Findings Are False – Full Text Article

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Why Most Published Research Findings Are False – Full Text

John P. A. Ioannidis Published: August 30, 2005DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124 PLOS Medicine Abstract Summary There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true…

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Migraine May Predispose to Cervical Artery Dissection

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A history of migraine without aura is associated with the occurrence of spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD), a blood vessel rupture that is a common cause of stroke in young adults, Italian investigators report. Studies examining a link between migraine and sCAD have yielded conflicting results. To further clarify any…

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A hypothesis of chronic back pain: Ligament subfailure injuries lead to muscle control dysfunction

Monohar M. Panjabi, Biomechanics ResearchLaboratory, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.   Full Text Article Download

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The Incredible, Edible Egg Yolk

The Incredible, Edible Egg Yolk July, 2005 by Chris Masterjohn Story Source Egg yolks? But they’re full of cholesterol! Concerned about egg yolks and heart disease? Hop on down to Revolution Health Radio and listen to my three-part podcast interview with Chris Kresser (part 1, part 2, part 3) explaining why there was never any…

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