December 16, 2015

Across healthcare, the goal of research is simple: to determine the best methods of treatment for particular conditions in order to achieve the best possible outcome. In other words, what treatment is effective for X, Y or Z? Well, chiropractic care is making great progress in the research world for the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, from prevention to acute injury treatment.

 

One recent study showed that of two groups of patients: one who received medication, and the other who received chiropractic manipulation, there was a notable difference in how successful the two treatments were after 4 weeks of injury. As you can see, the vast majority (94%) of patients in the chiropractic group had reduced pain after treatment, while only 56% of the medication...

 

 As Chiropractors, most patients begin their journey to our office for one reason: pain. Pain is no fun! Not surprisingly, the issue is very frequently pain generating from the spine and back. In fact, research population based studies have found that 80% of Americans will experience severe low back pain at least once in their life. At the same time, it's not unusual for us to find that there is more going on than back pain. For example, we once had a woman come to our office with very severe low back pain, who had a secondary complaint of acute lower right stomach discomfort. Based on our detailed differential evaluation, we immediately had her sent to the hospital. She was having appendicitis, and immediately went in for surgical removal of the appendix. Another time...

February 6, 2015

“Some people claim they are ‘too busy’ to attend to something as ‘minor’ as nagging back pain,” says Dr. Todd Staker.

Dr. Ben Schemmel: “Others, in today’s uncertain economic environment, put caring for themselves way down on their ‘To-Do’ list, and we think that is an unfortunate mistake. The old saying, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is absolutely true when we’re talking about the health of the spine.

“That nagging back problem, left untreated, could develop into a long-term, chronic problem. More than 80 percent of adults in the U.S. will experience back pain, and we want to help prevent these symptoms from progressing to spinal degeneration." says Dr. Williams. Read Full Article

 

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