February 11, 2017

Syringomyelia, Arnold-Chiari malformation and Spinal Manipulation.

Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord, and Arnold Chiari malformations are structural defects that result in the cerebellum and brain stem being pushed downward into the spinal column. Past research has reported that these conditions may be considered contraindications for spinal manipulation. However, a recent case study found skilled spinal manipulation to be both safe and effective in the treatment of an 18-year-old women with both of the above mentioned conditions who suffered from neck and left arm pain after a motor vehicle accident. After four treatments in two weeks, she was asymptomatic, which continued […]
January 11, 2017

Opioids for Back Pain?

A study published in the British Medical Journal notes that while half of regular opioid users do so for reasons related to back pain, there is scant evidence that opioids improve long-term outcomes for individuals with chronic back pain. For cases of acute back pain, the current evidence does not show that such medications speed up an individual’s return to work or improve function. British Medical Journal, January 2015 For back pain, call us at 801-955-1555
January 4, 2017

Another Reason to Consider Chiropractic Care.

A new study reveals that the medication pregabalin, also known as Lyrica, is no more effective in controlling lumbar spinal stenosis-related pain in the low back than a placebo. Lyrica is approved to treat chronic pain associated with shingles, spinal cord injury, fibromyalgia, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, but it is commonly prescribed for treatment of chronic low back pain syndromes. Lead author Dr. John Markman concludes, “Given the cost and potential side effects associated with pregabalin, it is critical that we understand the efficacy of this drug. This study convincingly demonstrates a lack of relief with pregabalin for the walking […]
January 3, 2017

Low Back Pain & Incidental Spina Bifida Occulta.

A new case study demonstrated the benefits of chiropractic care for a 10-year-old boy with low back pain who was referred by his pediatrician after a fall three days prior. Examination and review of medical records revealed the patient also had a condition calls spina bifida occulta in his lower back. Spina bifida occulta is a bony defect in the vertebral column that causes a cleft in that column, but treatment is usually not required. He received skilled spinal manipulations without any adverse effects and was symptom-free after six visits. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, December 2014 If your child has […]
August 4, 2016

Migraines Gone!!

A thirty year old woman underwent surgery on her neck for a herniated disc.  She presented to my office one year after the surgery, and had suffered for that entire year with crippling neck pain and migraine headaches.   We found through examination that she had structural abnormalities and vertebral subluxations in her neck.  This had caused some degeneration of her inter-vertebral discs.  After a course of care in my office consisting of spinal manipulation and physio-therapies, she now reports that she is pain free and is able to function normally on a daily basis as a busy mother and […]