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Music therapy decreases pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care alone, according to results of a new study.
Many chiropractors treat recreational or amateur athletes. Often, they encounter patients that have injuries that stem from overuse or improper movement mechanics.
Scoliosis affects around three out of every 100 people. While most cases of scoliosis are mild, some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.
Shock wave therapy (SWT) has been used in Canada for more than two decades. It is taught and has been part of the curriculum at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) for almost ten years. It has been so progressive and intuitive that the CMCC and other leading institutions such as McGill, Queens and Cleveland Clinic have instituted a multidisciplinary approach to incorporating SWT into their curriculum and treatment of multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
In my third year of practice my dear late mother asked me if I regretted not becoming a medical doctor. I told her, “No, mom, I will help more people with their health over my career than I would being a MD.”
Most practitioners understand the various theoretical uses for kinesiology tape, yet the precise physiological mechanism for how kinesiology tape seems to work remains elusive.
MAYWOOD, Ill. – About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery for conditions such as prostate cancer and kidney stones experience opioid dependence or overdose (ODO), a Loyola Medicine study has found.
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some control over their hands, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
I have a confession to make. Although I have practiced for more than 38 years, it was not until a little over a year ago that I truly appreciated the value of X-ray studies in my practice.
MAYWOOD, Ill. – Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport for everyone – except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what could go wrong? A lot, Mayo Clinic surgeons have found. The ice fishing injuries they have chronicled seem more like a casualty list from an extreme sport: burns, broken bones, concussions and more. The findings are published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
VANCOUVER – A British Columbia boy who was seized twice by the Children's Ministry due to his mysterious broken bones has been found to have a rare gene abnormality linked to a condition that blocks all feelings of pain.
Imagine being fully conscious, fully aware, but trapped inside your body with no ability to move at will or communicate with loved ones or health-care providers – with no way to say "I'm in here."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of Alabama at Birmingham assistant professor of medicine Dr. Stefan Kertesz, recently co-wrote and published an editorial commentary on a new randomized controlled trial focusing on prescribing yoga for low back pain.
REGINA – Saskatchewan's one-for-one model, which allows private MRI scans as long as a second scan is done at no charge for a patient on the public wait list, is not reducing wait times, the province' auditor said.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says governments won't rest until they turn the tide on a rising opioid epidemic.
EDMONTON – Alberta's auditor general is calling for immediate action to improve a health-care system he says is still falling short despite years of recommendations on how to make it better.
Skin cancer is a major public health concern in Canada. According to recent estimates, the economic burden of skin cancer in Canada exceeds $530 million per year, and this cost is expected to rise.   

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