Clinical

These days, many chiropractors are adjusting patients suffering from the effects of overusing their various electronic devices. Everywhere we go, people are engaged with their phones. Some seem completely unable to put the device away.
Too often, chiropractors label a patient’s condition in a way that does not provide specific information about the nature of their dysfunction. Terms like bursitis, tennis elbow, jumpers knee  – even more general terms like low back pain, neck pain, and sciatica do little to define the nature of the injury.
Building on the concept of neuroreality, which explains how our experience of the world is not the reflection of an objective reality, but a construct of our brains built with intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli.
In my previous article (April 2018) I presented and discussed the concept of “neuroreality” as the most accurate science-based conceptual foundation available to approach the understanding of “pain with movement” disorders.
Three centuries ago, in 1710, the Irish philosopher George Berkeley proposed this famous thought experiment: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” He used this question to discuss his philosophy of “immaterialism,” which argued that perception creates reality and that nothing exists outside our minds.
HAMILTON, Ont. – The type of needle used during a lumbar puncture makes a significant difference in the subsequent occurrence of headache, nerve irritation and hearing disturbance in patients, according to a study by Hamilton medical researchers.
Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine are pioneering the use of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) to prevent or reduce debilitating phantom limb and stump pain in amputees.
Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison found that, during an accident, helmet use lowers the likelihood of cervical spine injury (CSI), particularly fractures of the cervical vertebrae. These findings appear in a new article published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, "Motorcycle helmets and cervical spine injuries: a 5-year experience at a Level 1 trauma center," written by Dr. Paul S. Page, Dr. Zhikui Wei, and Dr. Nathaniel P. Brooks.
A new study has revealed that chiropractic care is improving low-back pain among female veterans, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Female veterans are one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system in the U.S.
McMaster University neuroscientists studying sports-related head injuries have found that it takes less than a full concussion to cause memory loss, possibly because even mild trauma can interrupt the production of new neurons in a region of the brain responsible for memory.
A new U.S. study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found no significant difference between opioids and non-opioid analgesics for treating arm or leg pain.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily and stand six years after his injury.
While we are familiar with Practitioner Based Outcomes Assessments (objective measurements of strength or posture or active ranges of motion, useful to document a patient’s baseline physical facts and how they change over time), are we familiar with the patient’s subjective experience? How a patient feels and how they are functioning is becoming an equally important measure of a treatment’s success.
It's estimated that 4 out of 5 adults will have an attack of back pain at some point in their lives. That's the bad news. The good news is that 80% of the time, simple back and neck pain can go away on its own. 
If you experience an injury at work, the amount of compensation you receive depends on which impairment rating system is used, according to research from McMaster University and the Netherlands.
Arthritis is a term commonly used to describe conditions giving rise to joint based symptoms.
If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast.
I’ve been practicing chiropractic for a long while now and I have a confession to make: Sometimes as I head into the office, I secretly wish every patient to come through my door will have nothing to complain about. They will all be happy, healthy people who are just in for a tune-up. I’ll give them a few adjustments; they’ll leave with a skip in their step and a feeling that all is right in their world.

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