Tag Archives: Chiropractic

Clinical Signs for Diagnosing Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy

Elderly Asian man grasping his neck because he has neck pain

In the last few years, what we used to refer to as cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) has been renamed to degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). DCM is a progressive spine condition […]

Adding Spinal Manipulation to Pharmacologic Management of Fibromyalgia

Elderly woman in pain massaging her shoulder

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition that is characterized by widespread pain, decreased pain threshold, fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction, and other somatic symptoms. FM patients are typically provided a […]

Should we combine manual therapy and exercise for neck pain?

Male chiropractor manipulating a young female patient's neck

Low back and neck pain, when combined, account for much of the individual disability and tremendous healthcare expenditure globally. It is therefore necessary to continually evaluate the effective management and […]

Association Between Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation & Gabapentin Prescriptions for Radicular Low Back Pain…Conservative care first!

Two hands holding many pills

Radicular low back pain is type of neuropathic pain, characterized by a nerve root lesion leading to radiating ipsilateral lower extremity symptoms. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant and anti-epileptic medication which […]

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour & Low Back Pain Trajectory…Get your patients moving!

Clinician assisting an elderly female patient with a quadruped exercise on the floor

Low back pain (LBP) is a common condition which affects approximately 40% of people worldwide at some time during their lives. LBP often results in physical disability and contributes to […]

Cervical Spine Involvement in Tension Type Headaches…from evidence to practice

Senior woman massaging temples while suffering from headache at home

Tension type headache (TTH) is a primary headache characterized by a bilateral pattern, with pain reported as pressing or tightening in quality, of mild to moderate intensity, and lasting minutes […]

Chiropractic reduces Benzodiazepine prescriptions for radicular low back pain! New evidence…

Close up of man taking in pill and another hand holding a glass of clean water

Benzodiazepines are a class of psychoactive medications that are increasingly prescribed for patients with low back pain and commonly used in patients with radicular low back pain. However, because of […]

Antibiotic Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain…what does the evidence say?

Can seeing a chiropractor reduce the need for lumbar discectomy

Low back pain remains one of the most disabling conditions worldwide, with substantial socioeconomic consequences.  A major consideration in treating low back pain is the use of pharmacological interventions such […]