Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean Diet Is Associated With Lower Probability of Prodromal Parkinson’s Disease

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE A Mediterranean diet seems to delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in an elderly population. Researchers used the Movement Disorder Society (MDS) research criteria for prodromal Parkinson’s Disease along with measuring the dietary habits of a population in Greece. Eating a Mediterranean diet may result in delayed onset or lower incidence of […]

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Inflammation

Multiple joint pains associated with poor psychosocial health and increased medication use.

Take Home Message Psychological status is compromised in patients suffering joint pains in multiple jointsMedication use increases for patients suffering with pain in multiple jointsClinicians may improve psychological status of their patients by controlling the inflammatory response through deflaming the body. Abstract Background Musculoskeletal pain frequently occurs in more than one body region, with up […]

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Ultrasound Is a Reproducible Diagnostic Tool in Peripheral Neuropathy

Nerve Ultrasound: A Reproducible Diagnostic Tool in Peripheral Neuropathy TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Peripheral neuropathies are now being evaluated by the use of diagnostic ultrasound. Standard protocols were used by the authors of this prospective, multicenter study.  The cross section of the median, ulnar, fibular, tibial, sural nerves, and brachial plexus were measured in patients with acquired […]

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Cervical Artery

Manipulation Does Not Cause Dissection

Manipulation Does Not Cause Dissection TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Early case reports suggested that cervical manipulation (CM) was the cause of cervical artery dissection (CAD) in patients and their resultant cerebrovascular accidents. Cassidy published a 2008 report in Spine calling this assertion into question and found that the association of dissection following chiropractic physician exposure was similar to exposure to […]

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head impacts

Functional Neurology Investigated

Functional Neurology Investigated Take Home Message: Functional neurology (FN) is a novel approach of understanding, diagnosing and managing a wide variety of neurological and musculoskeletal complaints In this review, the authors describe the functional neurology approach to neurological disease using standard and unique neurological understanding and testing procedures. As with many novel techniques, FN has […]

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Cervical Artery

Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection

Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection Take Home Message: Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) has been associated with fast neck movements including cervical manipulation (CM) Recent research has called into question any role cervical manipulation may play with regard to causing VAD This article demonstrates a fully spontaneous VAD without exposure to cervical manipulation, sports trauma or fast neck movements. […]

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David Taylor

Dr. Taylor Published in JCM

Dr. Taylor Published in JCM Our own Dr. David Taylor was published in the March 2017 edition of JCM in a pilot study on concussion.  It is fair to say that some of the best research being done in concussion is from the world of chiropractic medicine and we are thrilled to see Dr. Taylor […]

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Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI

Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI

Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Increased sleep needs are likely part of the recovery process after traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, there is increasing recognition that many patients have long-term sleep–wake disturbances as a residual consequence of TBI. In this comprehensive prospective study, patients with first-ever TBI were followed and a sleep assessment […]

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Unknown

Surfer’s Myelopathy

Key Points:   Surfer’s myelopathy is a rare, acute, atraumatic myelopathy that occurs in novice surfers. Afflicted individuals are often thin, have poorly developed back musculature, but are otherwise healthy. Symptoms typically start with mild or intense back pain, rapidly progressing to complete or incomplete myelopathy. Clinical and imaging findings have suggested a vascular etiology […]

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