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Chiropractic Adjustments vs. Acupuncture vs. NSAIDs

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could assess three common types of treatment for neck and back pain to determine which is the most effective? Here is a look at three studies that compared three popular forms of care for chronic spinal pain to determine the short-term and more importantly, the LONG-TERM benefits of chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, like Advil). 376 more words


Spanish, spinal manipulation, and zoonoses

The patients come in, I’m a doc,

And I ask, Are you working with stock?

Do the animals thrive?

Are they even alive?

How big is your herd or your flock? 520 more words

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Somatosensory Tinnitus: Neurophysiological Considerations & Treatment Options

Tinnitus affects 50 million people in the United States alone.1-4 It is defined as “the conscious perception of an auditory sensation in the absence of a corresponding external stimulus”.5 While tinnitus can be classified into a number of different categories,5 the primary focus of this article is somatic or somatosensory tinnitus (ST).6 ST is associated with an auditory disturbance related to an ipsilateral somatic disorder of the head or upper neck in the absence of other hearing complaints and/or abnormal findings on neurologic exam.7 Oostendorp et al recently reported clinical criteria for the diagnosis of ST, to include (1) neck pain; (2) impairment of cervical AROM, preferably rotation; (3) modulation of tinnitus by head and neck movements and/or posture; and (4) tenderness of cervical-occipital muscles.8 Notably, some of these criteria overlap with the diagnostic criteria for cervicogenic headache and/or cervicogenic dizziness.8… 2,138 more words

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How Does Chiropractic Work?

Many people seek chiropractic care when their back goes out or their neck tightens up. But how does this form of care actually work? What are the benefits of receiving chiropractic care for nerve dysfunction compared with other healthcare options? 577 more words


Effectiveness of Adjustments in Chronic Migraine

Effectiveness of Adjustments in Chronic Migraine: Armed Randomized Controlled Trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. April 2015; Vol. 23; No. 2; pp. 149—156

Francesco Cerritelli, Liana Ginevri, Gabriella Messi, Emanuele Caprari, Marcello Di Vincenzo, Cinzia Renzetti, Vincenzo Cozzolino, Gina Barlafante, Nicoletta Foschi, Leandro Provincial: This study was carried out in the Department of Neurology of Ancona’s United Hospitals, Ancona, Italy. 896 more words

Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy

Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy:

A FDG PET Study {a radioactive glucose PET scan study}. 1,004 more words