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 […]
Chiropractors are healthcare providers who primarily perform skilled manipulations (adjustments) to the spine and/or extremities. Their goal is to correct or improve alignment, reduce pain, and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. In addition to adjustments, Chiropractic care may also involve other treatments such as heat and ice, electrical stimulation, relaxation techniques, rehabilitative and general exercise, counseling about diet and other lifestyle factors, and dietary supplement recommendations. NIH: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2014 Find out if chiropractic can help you. Call today for a free consultation. 801-955-1555
Teens who spend more time on the internet than most of their peers are twice as likely to report sleep-related problems. Among adolescents, difficulty sleeping has been observed to increase a child’s risk for obesity, chronic conditions, and musculoskeletal pain, including both neck and back pain. The authors of the study advise parents to limit the time their teens spend online, especially if it interferes with getting adequate sleep. Swiss Medical Weekly, December 2014. Find out if chiropractic can help you with your chronic pain. Call 801-955-1555 for a free consultation.
Twenty-three chronic neck or back pain patients received spinal manipulation twice a week for five weeks. Pre- and post-treatment blood tests showed an increase in the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx). SOD and GPx have been observed to decrease oxidative stress in cells. Oxidative stress is associated with reduced telomere length, a biomarker of biological aging. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, December 2014 Find out if you have spinal problems that could be causing you to age prematurely. Call us today at 801-955-1555 for a free consultation.
After following 559 office workers for one year, researchers have determined that the best predictor for the onset of neck pain is perceived muscle tension. Of the top three factors associated with perceived muscle tension, only monitor height is modifiable, with the other two being female gender and history of neck pain. So, if you work in an office setting, adjust your monitor so it’s at eye level. Journal of Occupational Health, December 2014. If you would like Dr. Snow to present a free presentation on ergonomics at your business, call us at 801-955-1555 to schedule that free 30 minute […]