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New Study Shows 2-Minute Exercise Helps Reduce Pain in Office Workers

Neck pain combined with shoulder pain is a common problem among desk workers, particularly those using a desktop computer. One study noted a 50 percent incidence of neck/shoulder pain(1) over a one-year period. Lars Andersen, PhD, and his colleagues in Copenhagen, Denmark, completed a randomized controlled trial of 198 office workers with neck and shoulder […]

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Spinal Manipulation Brings Only Minor Improvement in Chronic Back Pain, Review Finds

Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has significant but very small benefits for patients with chronic low back pain, according to a special review article in the June 1 issue of Spine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. “High-quality evidence suggests that there is no clinically relevant difference […]

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Chiropractic Care More Valuable And Cost-Efficient For Low Back Pain Vs. Physician Care, Physical Therapy

A recent study conducted by medical and healthcare professionals outside the chiropractic profession, “Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association with Disability Recurrence,” (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2011, Vol. 53 Is. 4, p: 396-404) concludes chiropractic care to be more effective for common, work-related, low back pain (LBP), […]

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Are x-rays necessary when I first go to a chiropractor?

For back pain x-rays are usually not necessary for the majority of patients who present to a chiropractor for a consultation. X-rays are potentially¬† indicated if a patient has what’s called a “Red Flag”. Red flags are potential indicators of serious underlying disease. A few examples are a history of cancer, fever, unexplained weight loss, […]

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