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|Posted on 20 September, 2018 at 13:15||comments (0)|
Research shows that more families are turning to chiropractic to help their children improve their health. A study from the Journal of Pediatrics surveyed 900 parents of children with various chronic conditions. In one group of parents, 71% of children had received some form of alternative therapy, like chiropractic. In fact, chiropractic was one of the most common complementary therapies used, along with massage, relaxation, and aromatherapy.
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|Posted on 12 September, 2018 at 13:15||comments (0)|
The Clanfield Chiropractic Clinic is delighted to welcome Daniel Ebrey to the practice, who has recently graduated as a Master of Chiropractic (with Honours) from AECC University College, Bournemouth, joins Felisa Pham, who has over 20 years experience in clinical chiropractic practice in England and the United States. During his teens Daniel sustained a lower back sports injury whilst at school, and got little relief from typical medication, and this lead his parents to take him to a chiropractor where he experienced fast, effective results and a more personal approach, all of which inspired Daniel to become a chiropractor himself. Daniel grew up in Portsmouth and is particularly pleased to be able to return to his local community to start his professional career. He is a strong believer in patient-centred care and the goal of successful long-term results. He supports the application of patient exercises in his treatment plans in order to promote physical and mental wellbeing whilst building resistance to future injuries. Under the guidance of the established team at Clanfield Chiropractic Clinic, he looks forward to helping patients live their lives in optimum condition.
|Posted on 12 September, 2018 at 0:15||comments (1)|
New research suggests there may be a link between the body’s vitamin D levels and spinal health. The majority of patients who were about the receive spinal-fusion surgery had alarmingly low levels of vitamin D in one study presented last week at the North American Spinal Society conference. The study was conducted the Washington University of St. Louis. Researchers tested 313 patients scheduled to receive spinal-fusion surgery. 57% of patients had inadequate vitamin D levels, enough to be considered a deficiency. This was especially concerning given that spinal-fusion surgery requires the body to create new bone, something that requires high amounts of vitamin D. Although the patients ready to receive the surgery may present a special case, researchers did recommend that any patient eligible for back surgery should be checked for low levels of vitamin D, especially if they’re over the age of 55 or have a history of smoking, obesity, and diabetes. The study also raised important questions about the role of vitamin D in potentially preventing spinal degeneration. Before resorting to the risk of surgery, a doctor of chiropractic can provide effective, conservative care that has proven results for curing many back-pain patients. Many chiropractors have also received nutritional training and can assist you on making the right vitamin choices for your unique health needs. Fauber, John. “Vitamin D Often Depleted in Spine Surgery Patients.” Medpage Today. November 4, 2011.
|Posted on 8 September, 2018 at 0:35||comments (0)|
Chiropractic treatments have long been known to alleviate musculoskeletal pain. Now, researchers are beginning to examine additional ways that chiropractic care may improve overall health. A new study suggests that chiropractic adjustments can improve immune system function, even in patients who are not experiencing pain. Researchers at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College examined chiropractic treatments’ effect on interleukin-2, a protein involved in immune response. The study involved 74 participants with no current symptoms of pain. The participants were split into three treatment groups, including one control group and two groups receiving different kinds of chiropractic adjustments. All participants received treatment on the same day, with blood samples collected before the treatment, 20 minutes afterwards, and two hours following the treatment. The researchers compared before-and-after blood samples to determine whether the treatment correlated with an increase in the levels of certain antibodies, including induced immunoglobin G (IgG) and immunoglobin M (IgM). These antibodies occur as a response to infection, and are key parts of the immune system. The researchers found that participants who underwent chiropractic treatments had increased levels of IgG and IgM measured 20 minutes following treatment. After two hours, these patients still had elevated IgM levels. The researchers suggested that chiropractic treatments could prepare the body’s immune system for faster response to new infections. This “priming” effect, they conclude, shows that chiropractic adjustments may alter the functioning of the immune system, improving overall health. Reference: Teodorczyk-Injeyan JA, McGregor M, Ruegg R, Injeyan HS. Interleukin 2-regulated in vitro antibody production following a single spinal manipulative treatment in normal subjects. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010; 18:26. Written by: Megan Churchwell on July 16, 2012.Modified on March 12, 2013.
|Posted on 29 August, 2018 at 11:35||comments (1)|
If you spend your days in an office, you’re probably familiar with the aches and pain that come with long hours of computer work. A new study showed that up to 89% of office workers suffer from some sort of musculoskeletal pain; whether that be in the neck, back, shoulders, wrists, or knees. Although this pain can start as a dull ache at work, if left unaddressed, it may develop into a repetitive motion injury or other serious disorder. Seeking early treatment can reduce your risk for developing these conditions. Studies suggest that chiropractic care can relieve and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, and neck disorders associated with working. Work-related Pain Study To estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in office workers, researchers surveyed 91 employees who worked at a university office setting. The employees rated their pain and responded to questionnaires on job satisfaction and health. Neck pain was the most common complaint, affecting 69.2% of workers. Lower back pain was the second most common (58.2%), followed by knee problems (41.8%), shoulder concerns (35.2%) and pain in the upper back (34%). People with MSK complaints were also more likely to be dissatisfied with their jobs. Wrist, shoulder, and low-back pain were most the significant predictors of poor job satisfaction. Other recent research has shown that stressed, over-worked employees have an increased likelihood of suffering from back pain, headache, and shoulder problems.Stress of course isn’t the only thing causing musculoskeletal pain. Poor posture, unhealthy work stations, and previous musculoskeletal injuries can exacerbate the risks associated with repetitive motions or long hours hunching over a computer. Doctors of chiropractic can create treatment plans that address the multifaceted nature of work-related pain. Not only do chiropractors work to correct dysfunctions in the joints and spine, they’ll also help you identify appropriate preventive measures through posture correction, ergonomic training, and exercise therapy. Some studies suggests that chiropractic adjustments may also improve your body’s response to inflammation and stress, providing you with protective benefits against further MSK injuries. Reference: Loghmani A, et al. Musculoskeletal symptoms and job satisfaction among office-workers: A Cross- sectional study from Iran. Acta Medica Academica 2013;42(1):46-54. doi: 10.5644/ama2006-124.70.