The Major Costs of Chronic Pain
The respected journal Pain recently studied the economic impact of chronic pain on society. The results were very surprising. About 100 million adults suffer from some sort of chronic pain, including arthritis. This can be very costly for the whole society, not just because of the direct costs for treating the pain. But additional costs […]Read more
Sports Bands are a Scam
As a science-based chiropractor, I have many patients ask for my opinion one a wide range of dubious offers and products. Usually I am asked to comment on some MLM miracle product that cures everything but no one knows how it works. Recently, I have had people ask about the ion enhanced or hologram wrist […]Read more
Research shows chiropractic better at treating migraines.
Migraine headaches are estimated to cost the U.S. over $17 billion each year. While it is clinically recognized that migraines can be related to cervicogenic conditions, the exact nature of this relationship is unknown. This study set out to test the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for migraines. 123 participants diagnosed with migraines according to the […]Read more
Methadone for pain control. Still a bad idea.
Pain medications are classified based on how the function in the body and their chemical pathways. One family of pain medication is called the ‘opioids.’ These drugs are popular because they have three major therapeutic effects: Decrease perception Decreased pain response Increased pain tolerance Opioids also come in different varieties. There are natural (morphine, codeine) […]Read more
Shared Decision-Making Decreases Overuse of Antibiotics
I’m a chiropractor. I don’t prescribe antibiotics. But I care about the results of a recent research article on the subject of antibiotics. In the research study, investigators looked at the role of educating patients about their disease process and including them in the decision making process. It seems obvious that we ought to be […]Read more
Exercise Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer
A recent research article published this week reiterates the importance of regular exercise. Researchers have shown that with regular exercise, you can reduce your risk of colon polyps by 16% and a 30% risk reduction for large or advanced polyps. The scientists are not entirely certain of the mechanism of action. Most likely it is […]Read more
Chiropractors Better at Neck Pain, According to Study
When it comes to treating your neck pain, the best medicine is not a medicine at all. According to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, your best option for neck pain is your chiropractor. Dr. Bronfort and his research staff received funding from the National Institute of Health and looked at the best […]Read more
Chiropractors are seeing more work-related injuries.
Work-related injury and workers comp claims have been steadily rising over the past few years. But the cost of the work-comp claims have been increasing at an alarming rate. The medical model of treating work injuries is driving up the cost thanks to expensive MRI’s and pain meds that cost $4 per pill. With the […]Read more