Tag: chronic pain

Chiropractic pain management may be the best Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain

Chiropractic pain management may be the best Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain In February of 2017, the Annals of Internal Medicine offered their overview of what works for lower back pain and what doesn’t  Their assessment was that a number of approaches including spinal manipulation were effective for back pain.  Chiropractors routinely use a number of the methods listed to relieve lower back pain in their holistic multifaceted approach to care.  The common element in what they recommended was movement, while they also suggested that nonpharmacological and noninvasive care should be used first. A recent paper by the Agency Read More »

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt?

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt? The NY Times recently published an article called Something in the way we move.  The Journal of Applied physiology recently published a paper authored by French and Australian researchers who developed algorithms to determine whether individual movement patterns exist that are unique to us.   80 healthy men and women of different physiques were studied in a human performance lab while they biked and walked on a treadmill.  They were hooked up to electrodes to help the scientists develop the data from each participant.   The Read More »

Can Medical Marijuana Treat Chronic Pain? A guest post.

Can Medical Marijuana Treat Chronic Pain? A guest post. Date back to 1996 when medical marijuana acquired legalization in California, it has observed a huge increase in demand up till yet. Despite the increased demand, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not given it approval wholly except for treating vomiting and nausea. The FDA approved medical marijuana is available in the form of a pill i.e., nabilone and dronabinol. Let’s get to know what medical marijuana actually is prior to digging deep into its uses. What Is Medical Marijuana? It can be inclusive of the chemicals of the Read More »

Is Magnesium a Miracle Mineral for Chronic Pain? A guest post.

  Is Magnesium a Miracle Mineral for Chronic Pain? A guest post. Whether you get cramps often, or you suffer from backache, your problem may lie in magnesium deficiency. This valuable mineral can be found in many different kinds of food, ranging from fruit and vegetables to nuts and even dark chocolate. However, it seems that, for many of us, this simply isn’t enough. How do we increase magnesium intake and how exactly does it help with various types of chronic pain? Here is all you need to know. Magnesium and Calcium These two vital minerals have a very special Read More »

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine?

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine? Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and many other painful conditions often have a common mechanism behind them. This mechanism of compensation is part of an inherited series of traits that are unique to each of us. If you recently visited your doctor for problems such as back or neck problems, they evaluate the painful part, but other than your weight and blood pressure, will likely not ask you about other areas of your body that may have been painful in the past.  Ironically, these other clues would be Read More »