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Grip Strength Linked to Low Back Pain.

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A review of health data concerning 15,000 South Korean adults revealed that women over the age of 50 with a weaker grip (which may indicate lower fitness levels) were more likely to report chronic low back pain than those with a stronger grip. The findings suggest that maintaining an active lifestyle in middle and old age may reduce one’s risk for developing low back pain.

PLOS ONE, November 2018

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Active or Static Stretching for Neck Pain?

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Among a group of 24 sedentary workers with neck pain, researchers found that both active and passive stretching resulted in similar improvements in range of motion, pain threshold, and perceived disability. Doctors of chiropractic commonly incorporate these types of stretches into their treatment plans for patients with neck issues.

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, November 2018

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Deep Neck Muscle Training for Neck Pain.

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The deep neck muscles, which help maintain cervical posture, are often weak or deconditioned in patients with neck pain. In this study, researchers observed that neck pain patients who engaged in deep cervical flexor training experienced improved neuromuscular coordination and head/neck posture—changes not seen in a control group that did not perform such exercises. Doctors of chiropractic commonly train patients with neck pain to perform deep neck muscle exercises as part of the treatment process.

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, November 2018

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Diabetes-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.

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According to a new paper published in the European Journal of Rheumatology, patients with diabetes mellitus have an elevated risk for a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including: limited joint mobility syndrome, frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, Dupuytren’s contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, stiff hand syndrome, flexor tenosynovitis, Charcot osteoarthropathy, gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic amyotrophy, diabetic muscle infarction, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, and osteoporosis. Doctors of chiropractic commonly treat many of these conditions, often in conjunction with a patient’s medical provider, when ...

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A Frozen Shoulder Causes More Than Pain.

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Adhesive capsulitis (AC), also known as frozen shoulder, is described as a painful restriction of the shoulder’s range of motion and about 3% of adults will develop the condition in their lifetime. In this study, researchers examined 148 adults, half of whom had AC, and identified a strong association between pain, anxiety, and sleep disturbance among those with frozen shoulder. The findings suggest that anxiety and disturbed sleep are common among patients with frozen shoulder and that conservative treatment, such ...

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