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February 2011


A 1999 study investigated a patient with atopic eczema and assess how they responded to chiropractic care.  This study was run over a 7 week period with chiropractic treatments (diversified chiropractic manipulative technique) on a once weekly schedule. The effect of treatment, a rating system was developed and the intensity of a range of symptoms was recorded (through a questionnaire) on a twice weekly basis.  The results attained showed there …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor: Effect of Chiropractic on Immune and Nervous System

Numerous studies have shown that spinal manipulations performed by a chiropractor can help improve a range of pain symptoms, there remains some mystery about how the process works.  Two new studies shed some light on how spinal manipulation may affect various biochemical and neurological pathways in the body, by regulating hormone levels and immune response. In the first study, researchers from South Africa and Wales investigated one theory: that spinal …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor: Research Shows Chiropractic Care Far Superior To Drugs

Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial for Lower Back Pain: In the study published by Spine, 115 patients experiencing lower back pain for at least 13 weeks duration were randomly assigned to receive one of three interventions: medication, needle acupuncture or chiropractic manipulation.  Patients randomized to the acupuncture or spinal manipulation group were given an initial physical examination by the treating clinician to determine which form of acupuncture needle placement and needling …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor What Causes LBP?

The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor 10 Tips for Back Pain Prevention

Maintain a healthy diet and weight. Remain active—under the supervision of your doctor of chiropractic. Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest. Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activities, such as gardening. Maintain proper posture. Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes. Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine. Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist …Read More