spinal manipulation

Back and Neck Pain: The Chiropractic Therapy Debate

Posted on 10/10/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSpinal manipulation, in which a chiropractor or osteopath “adjusts” the spine using various kinds of thrusts, is no more effective than other kinds of treatment at reducing lower back pain, a new review of 20 previous trials involving more than 2,600 adults finds. And, in a second hit at this kind of treatment, doctors warned that spinal manipulation for neck pain should be abandoned because of the danger of serious injury, including stroke, from tears in neck arteries. According to …

A Pain In The Neck? Simple Exercises Or Chiropractic Beat Drugs For Relief

Posted on 01/5/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMore than three-quarters of Americans have neck pain at some point in their lives, but there’s been little research on what treatments are the most helpful. Now a new study has a surprising answer: Chiropractic care or simple neck exercises done daily at home were much better at reducing pain than taking pain medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or even strong narcotics. And the relief provided by either exercise or spinal manipulation by a chiropractor was long-lasting — even up to a year …