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Combination Therapies for Trigger Point Pain.

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A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with chronic pain conditions. In a recent study involving 60 individuals with neck pain and trigger points in the upper trapezius muscles, researchers observed that the combination of muscle energy technique and ischemic compression was more effective at improving both neck pain and muscle tenderness than conventional treatment. Doctors of chiropractic often use these and other manual therapies to treat patients with myofascial trigger points.

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Low Back Pain Is a Common Work Injury.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that three million non-fatal workplace illnesses and injuries took place in the United States in 2018, with low back pain listed as the most common complaint. While the prevalence of low back pain was greatest among physically demanding jobs like construction work, poor ergonomics, bad working postures, and excessive vibration exposure have also been demonstrated to increase the risk for the condition.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 2020

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Old and Young May Experience Different Whiplash Symptoms.

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Examinations of 27 seniors and 32 young adults who had recently been diagnosed with a whiplash injury following a motor vehicle collision revealed that dizziness is a more common symptom among older whiplash patients, and younger
individuals are more likely to report neck pain.

American Journal of Otolaryngology, April 2020

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Back Pain Common Among Future Physicians.

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Questionnaires completed by 640 medical school students revealed that a third experienced an episode of low back pain during the previous year and roughly half had to reduce their activities due to their pain.

International Journal of Preventative Medicine, March 2020

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Conservative Care Can Reduce Need for CTS Surgery.

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Among a group of 150 patients on a waiting list for carpal tunnel release surgery, researchers observed that participants who performed tendon gliding exercises for six weeks were about 25% more likely to cancel their procedure within the following six months. Doctors of chiropractic often incorporate tendon gliding exercises in their treatment recommendations for carpal tunnel syndrome patients in addition to nutritional recommendations and manual therapies to relieve pressure on the median nerve at the wrist and elsewhere along its ...

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