Yet another study has found that arthritic degeneration was not directly related to the severity of low back pain. Researchers agree that arthritis is expected as we age, and the function of the joints and muscles is more important than the imaging findings (X-ray, MRI, CT). Take a look at this infographic for more information.
Source: Minetama et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2022 Dec.
Yet another study has confirmed the link between low magnesium levels and migraine headaches. Call our office today for your headache evaluation and treatment, and consider eating a well-rounded diet rich in vitamins and minerals to help prevent migraine headaches.
Source: Bhurat et al. PubMed. 2022 Jun 11.
Most people think chiropractors just treat back and neck pain. But did you know we treat problems in many other body parts too? Check out this graphic for a research-based summary of the conditions we might help you overcome.
TMD is a term used to describe a group of problems that cause pain in your jaw’s temporomandibular joint. Did you know “manual therapy” (like what we offer) effectively relieves TMD symptoms? So, if you or someone you know suffers from jaw problems, call our office today!
Source: Touche, et al. Pain Medicine. 17 March 2022.
Chronic low back pain is a shared burden in our society. Here’s what can help:
Recent research tells us that meditation-based therapies are a safe and effective approach for chronic low back pain management. Check out this infographic for more information on meditation-based therapies. https://bit.ly/3ey26Et
Source: Lin, et al. Pain Medicine. 28 Feb 2022.
Did you know that exercise benefits both your body AND mind? A recent study has shown that exercise can improve your brain’s ability to process information quickly!
It’s another reason to make exercise a part of your weekly routine. If you’re considering starting an exercise program, check out these exercise guidelines. https://bit.ly/3kbu22X
Source: Senécal, et al. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2021.
Numbness, burning, weakness, and swelling in the hands? Maintaining a healthy weight may help. A recent study found that those with a higher body mass had an increase in the size of the nerve in the wrist, leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’re hoping to shed a few pounds, check out this weight loss infographic for healthy tips, then give our office a call to see how we can help.
Source: Bowers, et al. Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online. March 2022.
Vitamin D is crucial for strong bones and can benefit diabetics with nerve damage. Boost your intake naturally by sun exposure, fatty fish, mushrooms, egg yolk, and Vitamin D fortified foods.
Source: Putz, et al. Clinical Therapeutics. May 2022.
As we age, the soft discs in our spine naturally become stiff and dry out. A recent study found that the cervical discs degenerate with age, even in healthy people with no pain. Degeneration and stiffness are standard parts of aging, but that does not mean you need to be in pain. Take a look at this graphic about pain and function to see how we approach pain in our office.
Source: Machino, et al. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. May 2022.
A recent systematic review found that patients participating in chiropractic care were 64% less likely to receive an opioid prescription than nonusers. If you are experiencing pain, try a natural solution like chiropractic care first!
Source: Corcoran KL, et al. Pain Medicine. 2020 Feb 1.