Archive for October 2015
Chiropractic for Auto Accidents
Millions of people are injured in car crashes each year in the US, and many of these “minor” collisions result in long-term symptoms and disability. In fact, research shows that a significant number of people have pain from a crash even 10-15 years later. Chiropractic is one of the best ways to treat and heal from these types of injuries. Chiropractic works by restoring the normal function of your spine, allowing the tissues to heal and become pain-free.
Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Improves HDL in Children.
Researchers have found that reducing sugar-sweetened beverage intake among schoolchildren by a minimum of one serving per week can improve their HDL (good) cholesterol. They also note that high consumption of these beverages was linked to a lower intake of fruits and vegetables among the same age group. Senior author Jennifer Sacheck comments, “Importantly, not only are most sugar-sweetened beverages high in sugar and devoid of nutritional value, but they are displacing other foods and beverages that offer high nutritional quality, which are critical for children’s growth and development, further exacerbating the potential harmful health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages.”
The Journal of Nutrition, September 2015
Resistance Training Can Help Fibromyalgia Patients.
Even though it seems counterintuitive to place physical stress on the muscles of patients with muscle pain, resistance training appears to have a positive effect on reducing the severity of symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia.
Arthritis Research and Therapy, September 2015
Back Pain and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Among a sample of 365 nurses, researchers found 59.7% had experienced back pain during the previous year. Those who had at least one episode of back pain during the preceding twelve months were significantly more likely to suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease characterized by fatigue that is not improved by bed rest. The research team notes this is the first study to demonstrate a relationship between back pain and chronic fatigue syndrome in hospital employees.
Agri, July 2015
Chiropractic, perfect for those involved in sports and athletics.
Chiropractic care is the perfect way to keep your body functioning correctly, and it’s also perfect for those involved in sports and athletics. Thousands of professional athletes take advantage of the competitive edge they gain from regular chiropractic care. For example 27 of 30 Major League Baseball teams, the NFL, and almost every NBA team has an official, on-staff chiropractor to care for team members. John Stockton of the Utah Jazz (retired) attributed his longevity to his chiropractor. Olympic athletes began working with chiropractors officially in 1976, and the US team sent over 100 chiropractors to London for the 2012 Olympics.
Exercise and LBP Management
The most effective self-help approach to LBP management is exercise. Studies show those who exercise regularly hurt less, see doctors less, have a higher quality of life, and just feel better! This dovetails with diet in keeping your weight in check as well. Think of hamstring stretches and core strengthening as important LBP managers – USE PROPER TECHNIQUE AND FORM; YOUR DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC CAN GUIDE YOU IN THIS PROCESS!
I received this email, last month, from one of my first Spinal Decompression patients. It is nice she is still doing well.
Hello Dr. Basco was just thinking of you and how you gave my wife new hope and a better quality of life thru the use of your knowledge, chiropractic, skills and DRX9000 to help straighten out her back pain issue. I remember Exxxxx , back bent over walking with a cane in extreme pain ( 2005 ), I don’t know if you remember us after we came back from Hawaii we moved to Sacramento ,we would like to thank you and God Bless you and all your family.
Diet: Eat More Nutrient-Rich Foods.
Taste is an important part of what makes food appealing, but opting for nutrient-rich foods is essential to give your body the fuel it needs to perform its best. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these nutrient-rich food choices: whole grains, a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables, lean protein such as fish, skinless poultry, beans, and low-fat dairy.
American Academy of Family Physicians, September 2015
Chiropractic: Chiropractic Rated High for Treatment of Dizziness and Balance Issues.
Past research shows that about 30% of older adults experience dizziness and balance problems. A new study examining the types of treatment sought by patients with balance and dizziness complaints and the success of those treatments revealed that only 4.7% utilized chiropractic care. However, those patients who did see a chiropractor reported the highest treatment success rate for their dizziness and balance issues. The authors speculate that most dizziness and balance problems in older individuals may be caused by dysfunction in the neck that can be successfully addressed by chiropractic care.
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, September 2015