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Sitting at Work Linked to Back/Neck Pain

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Questionnaires completed by over 45,000 adults revealed that sitting for more than 75% of the workday and not taking regular breaks not only increases the risk for neck and back pain, but also for poor general health. BMC Public Health, May 2021

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Recommendations for Shoulder Pain

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For patients with shoulder pain of any duration, new treatment guidelines recommend a multimodal approach that includes joint mobilization, heat/cold, and range of motion exercises, along with cervical or thoracic spine manipulation, if warranted. Doctors of chiropractic often take this approach when managing patients with shoulder pain. European Journal of Pain, May 2021

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Excessive Screen Time Linked to Spinal Pain in Kids

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Using data from the Danish National Birth Cohort concerning 45,555 pre-adolescents, researchers report that kids who spend six or more hours per day using electronic devices are two times more likely to experience severe spinal pain than their more active peers. The findings suggest that reducing screen time and increasing physical activity levels in children may protect them from spinal pain during childhood. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 2021

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Fascial Manipulation Reduces Pain and Disability

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A systematic review found that manipulative therapy to improve fluidity between soft tissue layers, which often become denser and stiffer with age and injury, can improve pain and disability in patients with musculoskeletal pains. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to provide several forms of manual therapy, including fascial manipulation, in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Journal of Bodywork Movement Therapies, January 2021

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Manual Therapies Helps with Stability

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Individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain often experience balance impairments and an increased risk for falls. A systematic review found that manual therapies (such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic) can improve static and dynamic stability in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, February 2021

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