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|Posted on 13 December, 2018 at 0:40||comments (0)|
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A new survey of European chiropractors confirmed that chiropractic is safe for kids. Less than 1% of children experienced side effects from chiropractic treatments, and they were all mild. No serious side effects were reported.
The survey included 956 chiropractors from 20 different European countries who had a total of nearly 20,000 pediatric visits a month. In the survey, 57% of pediatric patients were treated for musculoskeletal conditions, 23% for neurological issues, 12% for gastrointestinal complaints, and a smaller number were treated for infections or other miscellaneous concerns. Children represented 8.1% of chiropractors’ patient base in Europe, lower than in the US average of 17%.
As more parents realize the benefits and safety of chiropractic for children, many chiropractors say they’re beginning to see more kids in their offices according to a recent story from WAFB 9 News.
See our longer article reviewing the safety of chiropractic for children.
Marchand A. Chiropractic Care of Children from Birth to Adolescence and Classification of Reported Conditions: An Internet Cross-Sectional Survey of 956 European Chiropractors. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2012; 35 (5):372-380.
Written by: Marissa Luck on November 19, 2018.
Last revised by: Michael MeltonNovember 22, 2018.
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|Posted on 11 October, 2018 at 13:20||comments (0)|
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations reports that more than two million people are injured every year in auto-related accidents involving either a passenger vehicle, large truck, or motorcycle. Furthermore, that number appears to be climbing at an alarming rate, increasing more than five percent between 2014 and 2015 alone.
Certainly, being involved in this type of incident can have long-lasting effects. For instance, one study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found that “a substantial minority” of subjects questioned reported experiencing anxiety when traveling in a motor vehicle post-accident, with 10 percent developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition that, in some cases, plagued them for years.
Well, another recently published study has found that being in a car crash can also result in long-term physical ramifications as well. Specifically, it discovered that back pain can linger or appear long after the vehicle has been fixed and the debris has been cleaned out of the roadway.
In April of 2017, the European Spine Journal presented a study involving 789 adults, all of whom reported experiencing mild low back pain or no pain at all. Upon entering the study, each person was asked whether or not he or she had been in a motor vehicle accident resulting in low back pain, making note of whether their level of pain increased, decreased, or stayed the same six and 12 months down the road.
Approximately 74.8 percent of the participants responded at the six month mark, with 64.5 percent providing input at 12 months. Of those who did respond, researchers noticed a positive correlation between those who had previously been involved in an auto accident and the incidences of low back pain at a later date. In other words, having a car crash in your past may increase your risk of back pain in the future.
This is partially why being assessed right after a car wreck is so critical. While this is relatively standard when it comes to auto injuries that can be seen or easily felt, damage done to the musculoskeletal system isn’t quite so visible or easy to pinpoint, which also makes it easier to ignore.
Educating patients is the first step to helping them resolve any subsequent back issues. The second step is to regularly ask them whether they’ve been involved in a crash, no matter how small. If they have, addressing that issue first and foremost can keep their quality of life from being compromised months, years, or even decades later.
Mayou R, Tyndel S, Bryant B. Long-term outcome of motor vehicle accident injury. Psychosomatic Medicine 1997;59(6):578-84.
Nolet PS, Kristman VL, Côté P, Carroll LJ, Cassidy JD. The association between a lifetime history of low back injury in a motor vehicle collision and future low back pain: a population-based cohort study. European Spine Journal 2017;doi:10.1007/s00586-017-5090-y
Traffic Safety Facts. (August 2016). 2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Written by: Michael Melton on February 15, 2018.Modified on February 14, 2018.
|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.