Research


Sep

16

2014

Medical vs. Chiropractic Care for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a commonly overlooked cause of back pain, yet affects 10-25% of patients with lower back issues. Located at the base of the spine within the pelvis, the sacroiliac joint can become misalignment or injured, resulting in back pain or sciatica. Unfortunately conventional treatments often fall short of providing adequate relief of this painful condition. A 2012 literature review evaluated 11 studies...

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Aug

21

2014

Body Mass Index and Cancer

In the News – August 20, 2014 The Journal LANCET has published a very large study (Over 5 million individuals) examining the link between high body mass index (BMI) and 22 common cancers. Increased BMI appeared to be “roughly linearly associated” with increased risk of cancers of the uterus, thyroid, gallbladder, kidney, cervix and leukemia. There was also a positive association with liver, colon, ovarian...

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Aug

14

2014

Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Vertebral Subluxation

Compiled by Matthew McCoy and The Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research Reduction in Arterial Blood Pressure Following Adjustment of Atlas to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study Scott Torns, DC Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ August 11, 2014 ~ Pages 54-60 Atlas Vertebra Realignment and Arterial Blood Pressure Regulation in 42 Subjects Scott Torns DC Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research...

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Aug

10

2014
Vitamin D and Dementia: A Very Close Tie

Vitamin D and Dementia: A Very Close Tie

Older patients with very low levels of vitamin D have about a 122% increased risk for dementia compared with those with higher levels, according to a large, prospective, population-based study. The study provides “robust evidence” of the link between vitamin D and cognition and adds important new information to the association, said study author David J. Llewellyn, PhD, senior research fellow in clinical epidemiology, University...

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Aug

05

2014

Blood Tests Show How Chiropractic Heals

If you’ve noticed that you always feel better after a chiropractic adjustment, there is now scientific documentation of why that is happening. To verify what occurs physiologically after spinal adjustments, scientists at the University of Spain took 30 graduate students with no symptoms and assigned them to receive cervical adjustments, thoracic adjustments, or no adjustments at all. Blood samples were taken before the adjustment, immediately...

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Jul

04

2014
ADHD Meds May Double Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kids

ADHD Meds May Double Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kids

The use of psychostimulants in children and adolescents is associated with nearly twice the risk for a cardiovascular event compared with nonuse of the drugs, and the risk is even higher when the drugs are used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. However, some experts are questioning whether these findings are clinically meaningful. “In this large nationwide cohort study, we found...

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Mar

17

2013
BMJ says Death from opioid pain relievers is an epidemic in the USA

BMJ says Death from opioid pain relievers is an epidemic in the USA

The British Medical Journal reported that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had declared there was a national epidemic of prescription drug overdoses which led to 14,800 deaths in 2008. This is more than cocaine and heroin combined for the same period. If you think this an exaggeration click here to see the full government report. They highlight the following key points :...

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Mar

12

2013

Reduced antioxidant levels in PAD

November 9, 2012. An article published on September 24, 2012 in the Journal of Physiology reveals a protective role for antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, against the rise in blood pressure that occurs in the legs of individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) during exercise. Peripheral artery disease is characterized by poor blood flow and pain in the lower extremities due to the presence of plaque...

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Mar

12

2013

Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower hypertension risk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The results of a meta-analysis that appeared this month in the European Journal of Epidemiology reveal an association between higher vitamin D levels and a lower risk of developing high blood pressure. S. K. Kunutsor of the University of Cambridge and colleagues selected eight articles describing eleven studies for their analysis. Seven studies reported vitamin D status as serum or plasma...

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Dec

11

2012
Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer

Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer

From Medscape News Today – Kate Johnson Dec 10, 2012 SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Breast cancer patients with insufficient vitamin D levels have a worse prognosis after standard treatment plus zoledronic acid than those with normal levels of vitamin D, according to a preliminary biomarker analysis of the AZURE trial reported here at the 35th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “Women who have sufficient...

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