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Chiropractor Identifies Dissection in Process

Chiropractor Identifies Dissection in Process TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Neck pain and headache are common complaints that respond well to chiropractic cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation has recently been blamed as a causative factor in vertebral artery dissections. Vertebral artery dissection in process primarily presents as neck pain and headache. Recent research suggests that cervical manipulation does not cause […]

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Memory

Low Vitamin D Associated With Accelerated Cognitive Decline

Low Vitamin D Associated With Accelerated Cognitive Decline From JAMA Neurology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE In this study, Hispanic and African-American study participants had lower Vitamin D (VitD) levels than whites. Lower VitD levels was associated with accelerated Cognitive decline. This study did not evaluate whether D2 or D3 supplementation would prevent or reduce cognitive decline. That […]

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Statin Therapy May Impair Memory

Statin Therapy May Impair Memory TAKE-HOME MESSAGE A comparison was performed between patients on statin Lipid Lowering Drugs (LLDs), people on non-statin LLDs and controls. There was found a strong association between initiation of LLD therapy using statins and non-statins and acute memory loss within 30 days of starting therapy. Unfortunately, both statin and non-statin therapy […]

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Childhood Concussion Symptoms May Linger

Childhood Concussion Symptoms May Linger TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Childhood concussion, recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and return to play guidelines remain a serious point of discussion in the healthcare community. In this study, 11.8% of patients remained symptomatic 3 months after the injury. A subset of patients had symptoms return after resolution. Inconsistent reporting […]

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Cervical Artery

No Neck Artery Damage From Chiropractic Manipulation

No Neck Artery Damage From Chiropractic Manipulation TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Chiropractic physicians have been accused of damaging arteries in the neck with spinal manipulation. Recent epidemiologic studies have called that assertion into question. In fact, research has proven that exposure to chiropractic manipulation causes no more damage to neck arteries than exposure to a general medical […]

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Chiropractic Manipulation Not Associated With VBA Stroke

Chiropractic Manipulation Not Associated With VBA Stroke TAKE-HOME Message Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) has been accused of causing vertebrobasilar dissection (VBD) and stroke. In his Ontario study, Cassidy found an association between VBD and chiropractor visits, but the association was identical to the association between VBD and primary care provider (PCP) visits.  This led to […]

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Brain Hemorrhage Risk Increases With Antidepressants and NSAIDs

Brain Hemorrhage Risk Increases With Antidepressants and NSAIDs TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Chiropractic Neurologists often see patients suffering with chronic pain treated by NSAIDS and antidepressants The risk of intracranial hemorrhage within 30 days of drug use was greater for individuals treated with a combination of an antidepressant and an NSAID than for individuals receiving antidepressant therapy […]

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Cervical manipulation does not cause stroke in elderly.

Cervical manipulation does not cause stroke in elderly. TAKE-HOME MESSAGE This is the first study exclusively evaluating the stroke association with CMT in the elderly patient. An evaluation was performed on 1,157,475 Medicare part B enrollees in 2007 There was no increased association of stroke when chiropractic physicians treated an elderly person with neck pain than […]

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Better Classification for Low Back Pain.

Better Classification for Low Back Pain. TAKE-HOME MESSAGE • Low back pain (LBP) is often classified based on perceived tissue damage. However, sub-acute and chronic pain is often not nociception based, but drifts to central pain mechanisms. Neuropathic pain further confounds the picture. • Chiropractic neurologists who work with LBP would do themselves and their patients a great […]

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Vestibular Rehab Helps Combat Related PTST and mTBI patients.

Vestibular Rehab Helps Combat Related PTST and mTBI patients   TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Combat veterans with PTSD from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may improve via vestibular rehabilitation This article tends to confirm PTSD following mTBI is a physical ailment rather than a psychiatric disorder Vestibular rehabilitation was altered to address the individual patient’s presentation. This […]

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