Being out of shape is a bigger risk for early death than either high blood pressure or high cholesterol, finds a large new study. In fact, the only thing worse for longevity was smoking, the study found. The study, which spanned 45 years, was published Tuesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. In 1967, at 54 years of age, the 792 men did an exercise test. Of those, 656 men also did a maximum exercise test in which they pushed themselves to the limit. The remaining men were excluded from the maximum exercise test because they had a health condition [...]
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We do know that spinal function does affect brain function. A recent study, published in the Journal of Neural Plasticity provides solid evidence that adjusting the spine changes brain function. This is the fourth time that the effect of adjusting the spine has on the brain has been studied. This study indicates that adjustments impact the function of the prefrontal cortex. The significance of this finding is that the prefrontal cortex is the 'conductor' in the brain, controlling many functions within the body. Such a finding can explain many of the previous findings of Chiropractic’s effects such as improvements in sensorimotor function [...]
One of the most sought after forms of alternative healing is Chiropractic care. Amongst cancer survivors who seek chiropractic therapy, 84% do so to alleviate pain, improve mood and sleeping habits, as well as to relieve stress. The purpose of Chiropractic treatment is not only to relieve pain, but to improve quality of life by alleviating systemic problems relating to muscles and the central nervous system. Given the researched benefits of chiropractic care, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from this alternative therapy. Here are the top 10 reasons why almost anyone can benefit from chiropractic therapy: Elevates Sports Performance [...]
Very! Research has shown that the Chiropractic care is incredibly effective in treating headaches that are caused by neck problems. In 2014, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) stated that chiropractic treatment often results in marked improvement in patients with chronic neck pain and headaches originating from neck problems. Some headaches are caused by a triggers such as: lights, stress, noise, foods, insomnia, changes in blood sugar, and more. Of the different classifications of headaches, “primary” headaches include cluster, migraine and tension headaches; and it is these types of headaches that Chiropractic typically helps. Most primary headaches are due [...]
If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain and your range of motion is restricted, chiropractic care can help. Shoulder pain is a common complaint amongst individuals. It is attributed to a number of causes, which can include the single onset or a combination of: tears in the rotator cuff muscles, overuse of the muscles, bursitis, adhesive capsulitis, tendinitis, impingement syndrome, avascular necrosis, osteoarthritis, or from traumatic injury. The condition can cause significant pain and can restrict range of motion in the effected shoulder. The patient is a 55 year-old male who presented for chiropractic care with a complaint of pain in [...]