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TV and Back Pain?

Screen Time Linked to Back Pain in Kids. Questionnaires completed by 1,628 students revealed that nearly half (46.7%) experienced an episode of back pain in the previous twelve months. Further analysis showed an association between an increased risk for back pain and...

Chiropractic Health Update

Office Workers and Musculoskeletal Disorders. Among a group of 400 office employees working at an insurance company, researchers observed that musculoskeletal complaints were quite common, particularly in the neck (57.2%), lower back (46.2%), shoulders (38.5%), and...

Chiropractic Health Update

Tissue Manipulation Combats Work-Related Stiffness. In this study, researchers measured back muscle stiffness in 59 office workers as they followed their usual work routine. After a 4.5-hour sitting period, participants performed either an eight-minute roller massage...

Chiropractic and radiating pain in the arm

Manual Therapies Can Help Patients with Cervical Radiculopathy. A recent study compared the effects of manual traction, manual intervertebral foramen opening technique, and a combination of the two techniques for three weeks in 40 patients suffering from cervical...

Chiropractic Health Update

Chronic Spinal Pain and Other Chronic Conditions… Surveys completed by 28,140 adults revealed that 10.8% had either neck pain or back pain for longer than three months in the previous year. Of those reporting chronic neck pain or back pain, 71% had at least one other...

Chiropractic Health Update

Mobilization and Stretching Are Both Useful for Frozen Shoulders… Adhesive capsulitis (AC), also known as frozen shoulder, is described as a painful restriction of the shoulder’s range of motion, and about 3% of adults will develop the condition in their lifetime. In...

Chiropractic Health Update

Manual Therapy Plus Exercises for Chronic Neck Pain? Among a group of 64 patients with chronic non-specific neck pain, researchers found that those who received twelve sessions of manual therapy and exercise (MET) experienced greater improvements with respect to pain...

Chiropractic Insight

Foot Posture and Low Back Function. Examinations of 15 patients with hyperpronation of the foot and 15 individuals without a foot issue suggest that those with abnormal foot posture are more likely to have altered function in the lumbopelvic region, which may increase...

Chiropractic Health Update

Foam Rolling Enhances Motion. The purpose of foam rolling is to mimic the effects of manual therapy and to address dysfunctions in skeletal muscle and connective tissue. In an experiment involving 16 volunteers, researchers observed that 60 seconds of foam rolling on...

Chiropractic Health Update-Teen Headaches

Headaches Are Common Among Teens. Interviews with over 23,000 children revealed that headaches were the most common complaint among participants, affecting about half of the female and a third of the male adolescents involved. Federal Health Gazette (Germany), October...