How chiropractic can help as we get older

Staying active as we get older is so important for our physical and mental health and chiropractic provides a way to keep your spine healthy and flexible. A recent study published in the Spine Journal confirms that chiropractic is beneficial for treating neck pain, a common complaint many of us suffer with especially as we get older. In this study, …

The Brain-Body Connection

The brain is the master control system for the whole body; it sends and receives a complex frequency of signals to the body via the nervous system that dictates the function of the body.   The brain is rather like an air traffic control centre; receiving information from landing and departing planes, ensuring that the flight paths are clear and …

The effects of the chiropractic adjustment on the brain

From Doc Sophie: Dr Heidi’s Study This month I’d would like to delve into a recent, amazing, scientific study that explains and shows the effects of the chiropractic adjustment on the brain. This particular study was carried out by a researcher and Chiropractor called Dr Heidi Haavik and was published in the Journal of Neurophysiology. What was the aim of the …

Research: Chiropractic effective for low back pain

This study measured the effects of a chiropractic adjustment on the low back (facet) joints. It proved that there was an effective gapping and stretching of these joints which was shown to help improve mobility and reduce the adhesions that are common place in the low back. MRI scans were used to show how the gapping was most effective in …

Injections a waste of time for sciatica

Epidural corticosteroid injections are unlikely to provide any meaningful long-term pain relief for patients with sciatica, a review has found.Despite the approach becoming increasingly popular worldwide, the review of 23 “high quality” randomised trials found it gave only modest, short-term pain relief compared to placebo. Writing in the Annals of Internal Medicine (online), the authors cautioned against using the injections, …

Why get adjusted?

Why adjustments are good for you! The following ten statements explain why getting a spinal adjustment by a Chiropractor can help you to get and stay well for the rest of your life. Each statement is supported by some great peer reviewed articles which backs up the benefits of regular chiropractic care. 1. It’s good for your nervous system This …

Research – Subluxation Affects on Health

This paper explores how chiropractic care may be beneficial to non musculoskeletal conditions. Exploring the Neuromodulatory Effects of the Vertebral Subluxation and Chiropractic Care. Author: HEIDI HAAVIK Abstract: The elusive vertebral subluxation is the central defining clinical principle of the chiropractic profession. After almost 115 years of discussion there is still little consensus regarding the nature of the vertebral subluxation …

Research – subluxation affects on health

This paper explores how chiropractic care may be beneficial to non musculoskeletal conditions. Exploring the Neuromodulatory Effects of the Vertebral Subluxation and Chiropractic Care. Author: HEIDI HAAVIK Abstract: The elusive vertebral subluxation is the central defining clinical principle of the chiropractic profession. After almost 115 years of discussion there is still little consensus regarding the nature of the vertebral subluxation …

Chiropractic safety update

Here’s a little article showing that a neck adjustment at the chiropractor is no more traumatic than simply turning your head left or right! Read on… Abstract OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to quantify the strains applied to the internal carotid artery (ICA) during neck spinal manipulative treatments and range of motion (ROM)/diagnostic testing of the head …

Live longer by sitting less

Abstract Objectives To determine the impact of sitting and television viewing on life expectancy in the USA. Design Prevalence-based cause-deleted life table analysis. Setting Summary RRs of all-cause mortality associated with sitting and television viewing were obtained from a meta-analysis of available prospective cohort studies. Prevalences of sitting and television viewing were obtained from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Primary …

Research: chiropractic and creative thinking

Honestly, people don’t usually show up our office complaining about a lack of creativity! Maybe with the study discussed below that might just change. Makes sense to me: Chiropractic removes stress on the nervous system. Less stress means more capacity for higher functioning activities such as creativity. A recent study reported in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia has found that chiropractic adjustments may enhance …

Research: serum cortisol levels

RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant. RESEARCH PAPER: Serum Cortisol Levels This study suggests that there are more benefits to a chiropractic adjustment that simply the removal of back pain. The …

Research: cervicogenic headache

RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant. RESEARCH PAPER: Spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headache ABSTRACT Methods Eighty participants were randomized to receive spinal manipulation or a light massage control (n = 40/ …

Research: efficacy of steroid injections

RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant. RESEARCH PAPER: Efficacy of steroid injections It appears that it makes no difference in the long term outcome of shoulder or elbow pain using either …

Research: chiropractic and breastfeeding

[highlight3]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight3] RESEARCH PAPER: Contribution of Chiropractic Therapy to Resolving Suboptimal Breastfeeding: A Case Series of 114 Infants. Joyce E. Miller DC, Laura Miller, Ann-Kristin Sulesund, Andriy Yevtushenko. Journal of Manipulative …

Research: migraine relief

[highlight3]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight3] RESEARCH PAPER: Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. Journal Manipulative therapy 2011 Jun;34(5):274-89.  Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, Marcoux H, …

Research: spinal manipulation

[highlight3]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight3] RESEARCH PAPER: Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. Gert Bronfort, Mitch Haas, Roni Evans, Brent Leininger and Jay Triano; Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010, …

Research: kyphosis and mortality

[highlight2]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight2] RESEARCH PAPER: Kyphosis and Mortality Paper Posture is key to a long healthy life A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society …

Research: low back pain

[highlight2]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight2]   RESEARCH PAPER: Low Back Pain The May 2009 report by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence provides full support for Chiropractic adjustments (referred to …

Research: infantile colic and spinal manipulation

[highlight2]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight2] RESEARCH PAPER: The short-term effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of infantile colic: a randomized controlled clinical trial with a blinded observer. J Manipulative …