Chronic neck pain and chiropractic care issues are on the rise everywhere including in Charlotte, NC. In today’s hectic lifestyle, many people think neck is simply a byproduct of busy and stressful schedules that needs to be tolerated. Well, it doesn’t. Long-term neck pain is not normal, and should not be tolerated one day longer than necessary. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 7 out of 10 (from 60 votes)

In the UK, a government funded study on the effectiveness of manipulation on low back pain was conducted. This is to gauge the effectiveness of different manipulation techniques that different branches of practice offer. The goal of this study is to collate and interpret data about the effectiveness of interdisciplinary manipulation for back pain, what it really involves and the duration before an actual relief is experienced by the patients. In the United Kingdom, manipulation has been practiced for several years with chiropractic and osteopathy formally recognized in the 1990’s. Although these practices have generally different treatment approaches, similarities are undeniable but innumerable with Science’s current knowledge about these practices. The common practice in the UK is to refer patients experiencing back pain to physiotherapists most of which use passive mobilization techniques. Although, these practices seem to be different in philosophy and treatments undeniable anecdotal facts remain that some similarities are possible even with the differences in views. The goal is to define the borderline of these similarities and find out which one of these practices uses the best type of manipulation for back pain. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 10 out of 10 (from 34 votes)

Variation in headaches episodes are experienced everyday by several people around the world. These headache episodes can range from mild tension type to extreme tension that can be incapacitating. In a study, it was found out that those who frequently experience tension type headaches has a prevalence rate of 40 to 80% Out of this people, 10% reported lost workdays and half reporting decreased efficacy at work or school. In a recent study conducted by International Headache Society (I.H.S.) an estimation of at least 10 to 12 % of adults worldwide experienced a migraine, with more women affected than men. Financial cost of these recorded and reported headaches can accumulate to billions of dollars in lost work time and treatment. Although, some experience headaches sporadically, most patients experience a pattern with different variations and severity. Missed work, performance and other socioeconomic effects of chronic headaches and migraine are undeniable and felt world wide. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 8 out of 10 (from 90 votes)

The study started with 79 chiropractor participants with 529 patients in different age groups. The patients were categorized depending on the frequency and severity of their neck pain. These statistics represent the 4891 consultation and treatments during the duration of the study. The outcome of the study were measured through an 11 point numerical rating scale, neck disability index were also used to monitor the pain each patient feels after their consultation and treatments. Chiropractic treatments differ from patient to patient, but 97% of the total number of patients have gone through spinal Manipulation. The result of the study shows that 47% of the patients of their second visit complained about new related complaint. Bout 26% of the patients complained about new related symptom on their 3rd and 4th visit respectively. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 8 out of 10 (from 96 votes)

A study was conducted in 2000 comparing the results of Chiropractic care treatment and Family medicine on chronic lower back pain (Joanne Nyiendo, PhD,a Mitchell Haas, DC,b and Peter Goodwin, MDc). 138 patients joined the study all of which experienced chronic and recurring lower back pain. The patients were divided into 2 groups, 93 patients had chiropractic treatment and 45 were treated by family doctors. The study was continuously conducted on all patients for a period of one month, the study aims to predict and find out which treatment was best for chronic lower back pain. 40 chiropractic clinics joined the study together with 6 family clinics and the results of the study were measured by pain severity, sensory and affective pain quality and functional disability, all of which were measured on the 7th , 10th day of patients being in the treatment and lastly on the last day of one month. Patients who undergone chiropractic treatment were given spinal manipulation and physical treatment modalities while patients who went through medical treatments were mostly given NSAID’s (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). Most Chiropractic patients in this study met with their assigned chiropractors 4 times a week. While the patients who are under medical practice met with their respective doctors at least once a week.The results of the study shows that chiropractic patients showed greater improvement compared to those that have been treated by family doctors for their chronic lower back pain. Here are the chiropractic treatment statistics. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 8 out of 10 (from 15 votes)

When you think of chiropractors, you probably associate them with neck pain and chiropractic care. You have probably heard friends or co-workers complaining of neck pain, or telling you about how they found pain-relief with chiropractic care. Maybe you were skeptical, though. Was it the chiropractor or just luck that the neck pain was relieved? And now you have neck pain, and you are wondering if the neck pain really can be relieved by a chiropractor. The more you learn about chiropractic care and its benefits not only on neck pain but on the entire body, you may call ChiroCarolina® today and make an appointment! Continue Reading...

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Rating: 9 out of 10 (from 93 votes)

Chiropractic care for sciatic pain is becoming more popular as Charlotte residents discover its benefits. Sciatic pain is not a medical condition, but symptomatic of other conditions. The sciatic nerve, also known as the ischiadic nerve, is a large nerve fiber that begins in the back, runs through the buttock and down the lower limb. In fact, it is the longest and widest nerve the human body, running from the top of the leg to the bottom foot in the rear of the body. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 9 out of 10 (from 57 votes)

Cost effectiveness of Chiropractic Care

A 7 year study concluded that Chiropractic Care and intervention can be cost effective in over all health costs for a patient (Richard L. Sarnat, MD,a James Winterstein, DC,b and Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, PhDc). The study was conducted on more than 45,000 self enrolled patients. Patients with different conditions and bodily pain undergo chiropractic treatments. Over the course of 7 years, patients were asked to answer how satisfied they were on the chiropractic care and treatment they received. The study was conducted from 1999 to 2002 and continued until 2004. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 7 out of 10 (from 95 votes)

A clinical study conducted on Chronic Spinal Pain Syndromes (Lynton G. F. Giles, DC(C), PhD,a and Reinhold Müller, PhDb) shows that patients suffering from chronic spinal pain syndromes show greater improvement when they undergo chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments versus acupuncture or NSAID’s (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Continue Reading...

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Rating: 9 out of 10 (from 74 votes)

With more and more insurance companies, as well as the Department of Defense, formally recognizing the benefits of chiropractic care, it is no surprise that chiropractic care for whiplash victims has gained in popularity. Charlotte chiropractors have known for years that patients who experienced whiplash injury benefited from chiropractic treatment, not just for injury care, but also for the long-term. Continue Reading...

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Rating: 9 out of 10 (from 41 votes)