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Spinal manipulation sessions help lessen lower back pain

Several sessions of spinal manipulation from a chiropractor may lessen lower back pain more effectively than minor massage, but not significantly so, according to a study. Researchers studied the effects of spinal manipulation therapy on 100 participants with chronic low back pain. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either 0, 6, 12 or 18 sessions […]

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Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain

  CINCINNATI—Acupuncture, exercise and massage and physical therapy are among the ways to deal with chronic pain that don’t require narcotic painkillers, says Nancy Elder, MD, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati. “That doesn’t mean narcotics aren’t appropriate for some people in certain situations, but there are a whole lot […]

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Integrating massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture in university clinics: A guided student observation

This is an interesting article on the observed behaviors of clinicians who treat patients……   “Full citation:Estrin Dashe AA. Integrating massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture in university clinics: A guided student observation. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork 2012;5(2):3-8.Purpose: This paper presents the results of pilot research focusing on the observations massage therapy students made about complementary […]

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Got Neck Pain? Consider Chiropractic

Neck pain is very common, effecting up to 70% of us at some point in our lives. While there are specific causes of neck pain such as a sports injury, whiplash, or sleeping in a funny position…most of the time no direct cause can be identified. The term for this is “non-specific neck pain” or […]

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Americans Are Flocking to Alternative Therapies

Most Americans believe that prescription medications are the most effective treatments for many common illnesses, but a Consumer Reports survey of more than 45,000 people finds that three-fourths of us are turning to alternative therapies like yoga and acupuncture. The new report says 38 million adults make more than 300 million visits per year to […]

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Massage Beats Meds for Lower Back Pain, Study Says

The study, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is published in the July 5 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the three groups: structural massage, relaxation massage or usual care. Those in the massage groups were […]

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