Chiropractic More Effective Than Physical Therapy For Back Pain

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic can be an effective treatment for patients with low back pain. Now a new report1 has looked further into the effectiveness of chiropractic by comparing it to physical therapy treatment, and, more significantly, studying the long-term benefits of chiropractic as measured by the annual number of office visits.

Most studies that look at long-term effects of treatment simply look at self-reported outcomes: level of pain and disability. This study took a different approach. By examining how much care patients sought after the initial study period, they could determine the effect each treatment method had on future health care consumption:

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Dietary Habits Develop Early

Friday, May 14th, 2010

In the October 27, 2003 online issue of the InteliHealth Health News comes the report on a study that shows that children’s eating habits can start as early as age 2. The “Feeding Infants & Toddlers Study”, commissioned by baby-food maker Gerber Products Company showed that, “By 24 months, patterns look startlingly similar to some of the problematic American dietary patterns.” The article noted that recent research has found that roughly one in every five Americans is now considered obese, double the rate in the mid-1980s.

The study was conducted by random telephone interviews in 2002 that asked parents or primary caregivers what their youngsters ages 4 months to 2 years ate on that particular day. Up to a third of the children under 2 consumed no fruits or vegetables, according to the survey. And for those who did have a vegetable, French fries were the most common selection for children 15 months and older. Additionally, Thirty to 40 percent of the children 15 months and up had a sugary fruit drink each day, and about 10 percent had soda.

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Neck and Back Pain

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published a study that showed high levels of patient satisfaction for those who went to chiropractors with what was classified as severe to moderate pain in either the back or neck. A total of 369 patients were sampled who had gone to chiropractors with these problems. These individuals were asked to complete surveys tracking all kinds of information from the type and severity of their problem to their level of satisfaction with care.

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Monday, January 4th, 2010

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