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Diabetics More Likely to Have Chronic Neck/Back Pain.

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Using data from the Spanish National Health Survey 2017, researchers estimate that adults with type 2 diabetes have a 19% increased risk for chronic low back pain and a 34% elevated risk for chronic neck pain.

Journal of Clinical Medicine, September 2020

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Managing Chronic Neck Pain.

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In a recent clinical trial, researchers observed that neck-specific exercises and manual therapies are both effective interventions to address chronic, nonspecific neck pain, with manual therapies leading to faster improvements in pain perception and therapeutic exercises resulting in a swifter improvement in neck pain-related disability. Doctors of chiropractic often use a combination of manual therapies and therapeutic exercises for the management of chronic neck pain.

Trials, July 2020

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Hip Strengthening Aids in Low Back Pain Rehab.

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A review of data from five published studies suggests that incorporating hip strengthening exercises into a low back pain treatment program can lead to greater improvements in both low back pain and disability. This finding is not entirely surprising as past research has shown that hip/pelvic and low back issues often co-occur. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to assess and treat spine/hip conditions, often using manual manipulation, physiotherapy modalities, specific exercises, and nutritional recommendations.

Clinical Rehabilitation, July 2020

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Chiropractic Care Increases Strength, Balance, & Endurance.

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After a four-week course of chiropractic care, military personnel with back pain reported improved strength and endurance, as well as a reduction in low back pain intensity and disability compared with patients on a waiting list who received no treatment.

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, June 2020

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For desk-bound office workers, taking a microbreak every hour to perform a brief physical activity can reduce job stress and improve mood. Frontiers in Public Health, June 2020

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Questionnaires completed by 259 knee osteoarthritis patients revealed an association between back pain intensity and an increased risk for falling. The findings suggest that treatment to manage co-occurring back pain—such as chiropractic care—may be necessary to reduce fall risk among patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee.

Clinical Rheumatology, June 2020

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