2020 Jan 21

A Natural Approach to Pain Relief

By |2020-01-22T12:42:25-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Exercise, Massage Therapy, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

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: [...]

2020 Jan 15

Myofascial Trigger Points – Definition, Importance and Self-Care

By |2020-01-16T08:08:20-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What are myofascial trigger points? These are tender and tight spots within your muscles (Figure 1).  Trigger points are linked to a condition called myofascial pain or myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).  While MPS is commonly accepted among clinicians, there is still debate about how to define MPS and what causes it.  Myofascial pain is [...]

2020 Jan 3

Craniosacral Therapy for Chronic Pain

By |2020-01-03T00:48:39-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Occupational Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that works with the soft tissue structures of the body aiming to release restrictions around the spinal cord and brain and subsequently restore body function (1).  The craniosacral system is defined as a recognized, functioning physiological system, including the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) surrounding the spinal [...]

2019 Dec 29

Chiropractic Benefits Workers and the Workplace

By |2019-12-29T21:35:28-05:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Chiropractic, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Chiropractors can help benefit workers and their workplace by contributing to improved outcomes, reduced costs and reduced surgeries.  Here are some key points regarding chiropractic and workers in the workplace: Workers whose first health care visit for the injury was to a doctor of chiropractic had substantially better outcomes (1) Overall, cost comparison studies from [...]

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 |2018-02-02T19:48:14-05:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]

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