Case Studies
DALLAS, Tex. – Four years ago, Merlinda Chelette was a hardworking ER nurse who suffered from excruciating back pain. When it became too painful to bear, she initially sought chiropractic care, but the pain got worse. Her search for relief eventually led to a radiologist, who found the surprising cause of her back pain was kidney cancer.
The National Pain Strategy, released this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, places strong emphasis on self management and patient education as critical pathways for improving treatment of chronic pain, especially the leading malady, back pain.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Walking with a wearable robotic exoskeleton may enable people with multiple sclerosis to walk more efficiently by reducing the energy and muscle activity needed to walk, according to research presented recently at the Association for Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Calif.
Cuboid syndrome is a term that vaguely describes a clinical presentation of lateral midfoot pain caused by a hypothesized disruption of calcaneo-cuboid joint congruency. Symptoms are theorized to present subsequent to sudden traumatic overload, or repetitive overuse. 
Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers with the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found.
During three years, mean hospitalization costs at the Vancouver Island Health Authority climbed for a set of pain patients before they received spinal cord stimulation to manage their chronic condition. The costs fell in the three years after the procedure, data showed in a study presented recently at the International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress.
Oct. 21, 2014 – A Toronto scientist has launched a five-year research program that aims to look at how gender-related factors affect differences in work injury risks, return-to-work and illnesses between male and female workers.
July 24, 2014 – Acetaminophen isn't any better at relieving back pain than a fake pill, despite almost universal recommendations to take the drug, according to results from the first big trial to test it.
Feb. 6, 2014 — Vancouver-based Krystal Johnston, 29, has carpal tunnel syndrome. Two surgeries, one on each wrist, failed to fix the loss of feeling in her hands and arms.
Electro magnetic fields (EMF) are well identified and the subject of much discussion
This 43-year-old construction worker presented with a painful, swollen, reddened foot and decreased ROM, a few days after stepping on a nail at a worksite.
My sincere thanks to Dr. Ernie Perry of Toronto for sharing this case. This 40-year-old female presented with headaches and neck pain.  She had been previously diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.
Malignant metastatic bone disease arguably represents the most common sinister condition presenting in practice.
This 13-year-old hockey player presented with a painful left knee that clicked a lot on flexion and extension.  His mother had reported that a “benign bone growth” had been surgically removed a few years earlier.
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