Internal Hip Rotation Linked to Low Back Pain in Tennis Players

Examinations of 113 elite male high school tennis players (35 of whom had low back pain) revealed an association between restricted internal hip rotation range of motion and low back pain. The finding illustrates how abnormal movement in one part of the body can affect an adjacent region. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to evaluate…

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Manual Therapy Before Exercise for Chronic Neck Pain?

In a study that included 58 chronic neck pain patients with mobility deficits in the upper cervical spine, researchers found that mobility of the upper cervical region should be restored using manual therapies before the introduction of stabilization exercises to strengthen the deep cervical spine flexor musculature. Doctors of chiropractic are trained in the application…

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Keep the Wrist Neutral When Using Power Tools

According to a recent study, using power tools with a non-neutral wrist position can increase pressure on the median nerve, elevating one’s risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. The findings highlight the importance of avoiding prolonged flexed and extended wrist postures when carrying out work and leisure activities.International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, September 2022

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Back Pain Risk Factors in Kids

Interviews with 401 fifth grade students revealed that 182 experienced back pain within the previous three months. Further analysis show that the following are risk factors among students in this age group for developing back pain: watching television more than six hours a day; lifting heavy objects with poor posture; using a non-standard, two strap…

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Posterior Shoulder Instability Management

Posterior shoulder instability is a shoulder injury that’s more common among young men who engaged in high-contact sports. A comprehensive review concluded that in most cases, patients with posterior shoulder instability should utilize non-surgical care options for at least six months before considering a surgical procedure. The review notes that care should concentrate on proprioceptive…

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Neck and Low Back Pain Are Common in Future Dentists

Among a group of 73 dental students whom researchers monitored during their time in dental school, 61.6% developed neck pain and 49.3% experienced low back pain. Interestingly, the risk for low back pain leveled off by their second year, while the risk for neck pain increased throughout their time in dental school. Past research has…

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Ankle Proprioception and Chronic Low Back Pain in the Elderly

Proprioception is the body’s ability to sense where its various parts are in relation to one another for purposes of movement and balance. Examinations of older adults with and without chronic low back pain revealed that those with chronic low back pain were more likely to have impaired ankle proprioception. The findings suggest a possible…

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Manual Therapies Help Patients with Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis

For patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, an analysis of data from 19 clinical trials found that the addition of manual therapy to exercise therapy may lead to better outcomes with respect to pain, function, and stiffness than exercise alone. Doctors of chiropractic often adopt a multimodal approach that includes exercise and manual…

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Try Conservative Care Before Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a debilitating condition associated with the degeneration of the spine, which can have a wide range of symptoms including back pain, leg pain, numbness and tingling in the legs and impaired physical function. A recent study found that for patients with mild-to-moderate LSS, conservative treatment that includes manual therapies, supervised…

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