Last month I attended a seminar on the latest in Chiropractic Research. I always love this specific seminar because I get neat tidbits of information that may be beneficial for some patients. The following are some findings:
Walking more than 90 minutes per week was associated with lower risk of low back pain in persons over 50 years of age.
Leg press exercises with lower leg in internal rotation improved symptoms and functions of patients with medial knee osteoarthritis.
Cucumber extract brought significant pain relief to patients with moderate osteoarthritis.
Cabbage leaf wraps significantly accelerate tissue recovery in patients with knee injuries.
Foot orthotics have been found to be effective longer than corticosteroid injection for plantar heal pain.
Manual Therapy is considered the first treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome, as it is both clinically effective and cost effective.
Cupping reduces median nerve compression via elevation of the transverse carpal ligament.
Results supported the use of topical chamomile as a pain relief in migraine headaches without aura.
Coensyme Q10 and L-carnitine supplementation has beneficial effects on migraine symptoms.
Chiropractic care for infants has shown statistically significant improvements in complaints such as crying, sleep, pain, and breastfeeding.
These research studies are just a sampling of some non-surgical, drug free ways to improve health. As a Chiropractor, I'm always looking for new ideas, techniques and studies that may benefit my patients. If you have questions about any of these studies, please feel free to call our office.