2018 Jul 7

Two Major Studies on Chiropractic for Low Back Pain

By |2018-07-07T18:37:50-04:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Two major studies on chiropractic for low back pain have been published already in 2018.  One study was published in the Spine Journal and the other published in JAMA.  These studies are significant because of their findings and their research design.  The results from the pragmatic trial (Goertz et al) indicate that chiropractic care, when [...]

2018 Feb 2

Why Adults Choose Chiropractic and How Important Is It to Them?

By |2018-02-02T19:48:14-04:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic|0 Comments

There is a growing trend of chiropractic use in adults. In a recent survey of US adults who used chiropractic services, back pain (63.0%) and neck pain (30.2%) were the most prevalent health problems for chiropractic consultations and the majority of users reported chiropractic helping a great deal with their health problem and improving overall [...]

2018 Jan 26

A Natural Approach to Pain Relief

By |2018-01-26T23:20:44-04:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic, Exercise, Massage Therapy, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

In this video Dr. Dean Smith discusses a natural approach to pain relief with emphasis on lifestyle. This a broad overview of how nutrition, exercise, sleep, smoking, stress, chiropractic and other factors can influence our pain. Below are some practical resources to help you implement some of the pain relieving strategies discussed in the video: [...]

2017 Sep 8

Chiropractic and Manual Therapy for Tension Headache

By |2017-09-08T21:04:59-04:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Manual therapy consisting of spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft-tissue therapy, or exercise is more effective than medication in the short term and as effective as medication long-term for muscle tension-type headaches. One of the most common physical interventions for headache management is manual therapy (MT) including chiropractic adjustments or 'spinal manipulation', joint and spinal mobilization, therapeutic [...]

2015 Jun 18

Limited Health Knowledge Associated with Non-Use of Complementary Health Practices

By |2015-06-18T11:43:43-04:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Chiropractic|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Complementary health practices are an important element of health/healthcare seeking behavior among adults in the United States. Reasons for use include medical need, prevention and wellness promotion, and cultural relevance. Authors of a recent study thought there might be an association between lack of knowledge, lower educational attainment, and other key socioeconomic indicators as reasons [...]

2015 Jun 4

Adding Neck Manipulation Helps Fibromyalgia Patients

By |2015-06-04T17:58:29-04:00June 4th, 2015|Categories: Chiropractic|Tags: |0 Comments

The addition of the upper cervical manipulative therapy to a multimodal program is beneficial in treating patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).  A randomized clinical trial with one-year follow-up assessed 120 (52 female) patients with fibromyalgia syndrome who were assigned to a multimodal program (control group) or a multimodal program with upper cervical joint manipulation. Outcomes were the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), [...]

2015 May 16

Chiropractic at Ohio State Science Day

By |2015-05-16T14:17:21-04:00May 16th, 2015|Categories: Children, Chiropractic|Tags: |0 Comments

I represented the Ohio State Chiropractic Association (OSCA) as a judge today at the Ohio Academy of Science - State Science Day. Congratulations to all the great projects and our up and coming scientists!  We presented the first ever OSCA award.  Each year State Science Day brings over 1,000 of the best and brightest student scientists [...]

2014 Dec 26

Dr. Dean Smith Brings Chiropractic Science Podcast to iTunes

By |2014-12-26T17:45:50-04:00December 26th, 2014|Categories: Children, Chiropractic|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Available on iTunes and chiropracticscience.com. Listen to Dr. Dean's latest podcast about chiropractic pediatric research with guest Dr. Katie Pohlman. If you’d like to get each new episode of the chiropractic science podcast delivered automatically to your device, please subscribe. If you’d like to become a friend of our show, please leave a sincere review [...]

2014 Nov 13

Chiropractic Is Protective Against Functional Decline

By |2014-11-13T23:00:20-04:00November 13th, 2014|Categories: Chiropractic, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A recent study from the University of Iowa compared chiropractic care to medical care on 1-year changes in self-reported function, health, and satisfaction measures in a representative sample of Medicare recipients.  The authors found that chiropractic is significantly protective against 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health, and worsening health after 1 year.  Chiropractic [...]