Category: Manual Therapy

Chiropractic Gives PMS Relief

According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics, (Nov/Dec 1999:22(9), pp 582-65) chiropractic adjustments can help relieve the symptoms of PMS. In a small study consisting of 25 women, one group received a chiropractic adjustment; the other received a “sham” adjustment. The study was nine months long, and researcher using a standard questionnaire found Read More …

Chiropractic Better Than Hospital Outpatient Management of Low Back Pain

Research appearing in the British Medical Journal (1995; 311:349-351), studied 741 men and women between the ages of 18 and 64 suffering from low back pain. Spinal manipulation was not contraindicated in any of the subjects. According to total Oswestry questionnaire scores, patients treated by chiropractors experienced nearly 30% more improvement than the patients treated Read More …

Chiropractic Best for Spinal Pain

Chiropractic Best for Spinal Pain Research shows manipulation is better than acupuncture or drugs for spinal pain. In a controlled, clinical trial (published in Spine 2003; 28: 1490-1503). Patients were treated with spinal manipulation, acupuncture or Celebrex (unless the patient had used it previously. The next drug of choice was Vioxx, followed by paracetamol). Patients Read More …

Chiropractic Benefits Fibromyalgia Patients

In this study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics(23(4): 225-230. May 2000.), researchers tried to determine if spinal manipulation and ischemic compression could effectively help fibromyalgia patients. The goal was to reduce the sleep disturbance, the intensity of pain, and the fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. After 30 treatments, more than 3/4 of Read More …

Chiropractic and PMS

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics (Nov/Dec 1999:22(9), pp582-85) shows that chiropractic may be beneficial to women suffering with PMS. It was a small study; 25 women were given either chiropractic adjustments or “sham” adjustments and evaluated over 9 months using a standard PMS questionnaire. The women receiving the chiropractic Read More …

Cervical Manipulation Helps Dizziness and Pain

In a small study, involving 14 subjects who were treated once, manual therapy was found to be the only therapy that helped patients suffering with dizziness or vertigo that was suspected of originating in the cervical spine (neck). The subjects were given manual therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs, acupuncture or no therapy. Manual therapy was the only Read More …

Celebrities Use Chiropractic

San Diego Padres players, Tony Gwynn, Trevor Hoffman and Woody Williams were featured in Chiropractic Products magazine. Two hours before a game several players receive chiropractic adjustments. U.S.Olympic speed skater Derek Parra, holder of three American records is a chiropractic patient. The ACA officially sponsors Parra who says, “I’ve always believed in chiropractic care. I’ve Read More …