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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
No matter how minor a car crash is, you should be checked by a certified automobile accident occupant injury specialist. You may have soft tissue injuries that, if not treated,could lead to debilitating pain and long term damage. Call us today for a free consultation at 801-955-1555. If you are injured, your insurance will cover your examining and treatment. So call now 801-955-1555 and tell us that you got crunched.
Brazilian researchers found that out-of-shape workers in jobs with light physical demands are 3.19 times more likely to suffer from neck, shoulder, or upper-back injuries when compared with co-workers who are in shape. However, physical fitness appears to have no protective effect for workers in jobs with heavy physical demands. Cadernos De Saud Publica, October 2014. Get relief today! Call 801-955-1555