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ICCN Supports AAPM DCs

The ICCN is now offering credentialing support for chiropractors board certified by the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) also known by its newer name the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM). The AAPM/AIPM went bankrupt in January 2019 leaving all members hanging. Some AAPM members had recently paid their fees and provided credentialing CE […]

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The role of structure and function changes of sensory nervous system in intervertebral disc-related low back pain

Summary:Low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal symptom, which can be developed in multiple clinical diseases. It is widely recognized that intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration (IVDD) is one of the leading causes of LBP. However, the pathogenesis of IVD-related LBP is still controversial, and the treatment means are also insufficient to date. In recent...

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Migraine as a Cortical Brain Disorder

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Migraine has been a difficult headache to fully understandAdvanced neuroimaging data and neurophysiological research indicate that fluctuating excitability, plasticity, and metabolism of cortical neurons represent the pathophysiological substrate of the migraine cycle.Migraine disorder stems from an imbalance in inhibitory/excitatory cortical circuitsSpinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) has been found to have an effect on the...

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Melatonin for Acute Treatment of Migraine in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Randomized Trial

AbstractObjectiveTo determine what dose of melatonin is most effective for treating migraine acutely in children and adolescents.BackgroundAcute migraine medications may not work for all patients and may cause side effects. Melatonin is effective for migraine prevention in adults and has been used acutely for procedural pain in children. Our goal was to determine whether a...

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Neurological Complications Associated with the Blood-Brain Barrier Damage Induced by the Inflammatory Response During SARS-CoV-2 Infection

AbstractThe main discussion above of the novel pathogenic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has focused substantially on the immediate risks and impact on the respiratory system; however, the effects induced to the central nervous system are currently unknown. Some authors have suggested that SARS-CoV-2 infection can dramatically affect brain function and exacerbate...

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Associations of Psychologic Factors with Multiple Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Aims: To characterize psychologic functioning across five chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs)-temporomandibular disorders, fibromyalgia, low back pain, headache, and irritable bowel syndrome-and their overlaps.Methods: Participants were 655 adults in the OPPERA study. Psychologic variables were standardized in separate logistic regression models to compare their relative strength of association with each COPC. Random forest regression was...

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Dietary Vitamin E Intake Was Inversely Associated with Hyperuricemia in US Adults: NHANES 2009–2014 — Implications for gout management?

Introduction: Current evidence on the association between dietary vitamin E intake and hyperuricemia risk is limited and conflicting. Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the association of dietary vitamin E intake with hyperuricemia in US adults. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,...

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma Compared With Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Although a series of either PRP ($8,635.23/QALY) or HA ($5,331.75/QALY) injections for the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis would be considered cost-effective (cost per QALY < $50,000), PRP injections were not more cost-effective than HA injections. However, PRP was significantly more effective at 1 year, and being associated with an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $12,628.15/QALY...

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Neurologic Manifestations of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China

Take Home Message 36.4% of patients with Covid-19 exhibit neurological symptoms. Chiropractic neurologist should be vigilant when examining patients with headache, dizziness, impaired smell and taste, impaired vision, musculoskeletal pain and nerve pain. When examining patients even without fever, consider Covid-19 as a possible cause of the patients problem. Abstract Importance  The outbreak of coronavirus disease...

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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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