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How Common Is Shoulder Pain?

The results of a recent analysis of data from five cohort studies and one retrospective study indicate that shoulder pain affects 2.4% of middle-aged adults and becomes increasingly more common with age. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to diagnose and manage many...

Chiropractic Health Update

Smoking and Musculoskeletal Pain. Using data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Stanford University researchers report that smokers are two-to-three times more likely than non-smokers to have spinal pain, headaches, and extremity pain. Pain...

Chiropractic for chronic neck pain

Neuromuscular Technique for Chronic Neck Pain. During a ten-week clinical trial involving 40 patients with mechanical neck pain, those treated with a combination of therapeutic exercise and a manual therapy technique to reduce trigger points experienced greater...

Is your job a pain in the neck?

Chronic Neck Pain? Among a group of 48 female dentists with chronic neck pain, those who participated in an eight-week therapeutic exercise program experienced improvements related to neck pain, disability, posture, and overall health status that were not observed in...

Cervicogenic Headaches

Deep Neck Muscles and Headaches. In this study, researchers used ultrasonography to measure activity in the deep neck muscles of 22 cervicogenic headache patients and 22 healthy subjects. They observed that the deep neck muscles in the healthy subject group were...

Chiropractic health update

Poor Classroom Ergonomics May Increase Neck/Shoulder Pain Risk. Interviews with 394 elementary school students revealed that 35.8% experienced neck pain in the last month, while 30.9% had shoulder pain. The following factors were identified as classroom risks for neck...

Health update

Is This Why Osteoarthritis Is More Common in the Knees and Hips? It is generally accepted that cartilage can’t repair itself from injury and wear-and-tear because it lacks its own blood supply. However, a new study has found evidence that human cartilage can, to some...

Can chiropractic help facial pain?

Facial Pain Caused By the Neck? Dysfunction in the neck is known to either cause or contribute to headaches and jaw pain. Now a recent case study finds that facial pain can have a cervical origin. In the study, a patient reported persistent facial pain that developed...

Chiropractic and shoulder pain

Manual Therapy Benefits Patients with Shoulder Pain. Subacromial impingement syndrome occurs when the rotator cuff tendons become inflamed or irritated as they pass through the subacromial space, which can lead to pain, weakness, and reduced range of motion in the...