Tag Archives: MRI

Smoking Linked to Chronic Back Pain

New research has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain. More importantly, kicking the habit may help prevent the condition from developing. Bogdan Petre, lead author of the study and a technical scientist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, concluded, “Smoking affects the brain. We found […]

Research Seeks to Better Identify Chronic Back Pain Treatments

While chiropractic treatments help reduce back pain for many people, they don’t always work in every case. With surgery now considered a treatment of last resort in most cases, patients will turn to other options. New research suggests that digital technology can identify what treatments work best for an individual suffering from chronic back pain […]

Children More Prone to Back Pain

There was a time when lower back pain was an adult condition associated with too much sitting at a desk and too little exercise. But as digital technology becomes ever more ubiquitous, an increasing number of children are adopting more sedentary lifestyles with intermittent or non-existent exercise or physical activity. The result—children are now experiencing […]

Back Pain, Mind over Matter

There is no doubt that back pain afflicts modern man in epidemic proportions. Other than colds and flu, it is the top reason people visit their medical doctors. It is estimated Americans that suffer from back pain on average spend more than $6000 per year on care and treatment including office visits, X-rays, MRIs, prescription […]

Upright MRIs Better at Identifying Running-Related Chiropractic Issues

Experts estimate that four out of every five adults will experience back pain at some point in their life, so it’s not a surprise that 40 percent of MRI scans performed are for back issues. While the technology may be a God-send for a number of conditions and ailments, the value of MRI for isolating […]

Pelvic Pain Causes and Treatment Methods

Pelvic pain is becoming a more common complaint, a consequence of modern life that requires so many people to spend their day sitting at a desk or in front of a computer and then going home to sit on their couch all night watching television. It’s not simply the act of sitting that’s wreaking havoc […]

Chiropractic Care After Back Surgery

While chiropractic medicine can often prevent the need for surgical intervention, surgery is sometimes the only option for more advanced conditions and traumatic injuries. While surgery can help repair severe problems in the back, it can also bring on a host of further complications once the incisions have healed. People commonly develop improper spinal alignment, […]

What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Visit

Going to the chiropractor for the first time can be a daunting experience. If you’ve been suffering from chronic aches and pains, a chiropractor may be able to help you in ways other medical professionals could not. Knowing what to expect at your first chiropractic visit will better prepare you for the exam and help […]