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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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Back Pain Common During Pregnancy

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Questionnaires completed by 400 expectant mothers revealed that 75.3% had experienced back pain at some point in their pregnancy, particularly in the lumbar region during the third trimester. Nearly half of the women in the study (45.7%) reported that their back pain limited their daily activities. Doctors of chiropractic commonly treat low back pain arising from pregnancy with a combination of manual therapies and specific exercises.

Pain Management Nursing, June 2020

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Manipulative Therapy Combined with Exercise Improves Outcomes.

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According to a study that included 90 patients with chronic non-specific neck pain, combining manipulative therapy with stretching and strengthening exercises led to greater improvements in pain, disability, and range of motion
than exercises alone. Doctors of chiropractic often treat patients with chronic neck pain with an approach that combines manipulative therapies and specific cervical exercises.

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, April 2020

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