Sports Injuries: Prevention and Chiropractic Care

School is back in session, which means fall sports are, too! Engaging in sports and physical activities is an excellent way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve overall well-being. However, sports injuries are an unfortunate reality for many athletes, no matter the age or experience level. These injuries can be painful, frustrating, and sometimes [...]

Tackling the Top 5 Types of Headaches: How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Headaches are hands down one of the most common reasons that patients visit a chiropractor. Headaches, though common, are not what we consider “normal.” They can range from mildly annoying to debilitating, impacting your daily life in various ways. While there are numerous causes of headaches, understanding the specific types can help in seeking appropriate [...]

Aches and Pains: Understanding, Relieving, and Embracing Chiropractic Care

Life is a beautiful journey, especially in Central Oregon! While we want to enjoy it to its fullest, it can be hindered by aches and pains that make even the simplest of tasks challenging. There's nothing worse than having to cancel your plans to hike along the river trail, mountain bike down Phil’s Trail, or [...]

Tips for Staying Active This Summer

As the calendar flips to July, August, and September, a magical transformation takes place in Central Oregon. Bend becomes a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a plethora of exciting activities to satisfy your thirst for adventure while keeping you active and engaged.  An active lifestyle means embracing physical activity throughout the day, and Central Oregon [...]

Cervical Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative-Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study

Age or injury-related compression and inflammation of a cervical nerve root can be difficult to treat in a primary care practice. Medications are mostly ineffective, and imaging findings can often be misleading. This study evaluated the improvement of patients either receiving SMT (spinal manipulative therapy) by a chiropractor, or nerve-root injections (CNRI). The results show [...]

The Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of Chiropractic Use Among US Adults

Chiropractic care is one of the most commonly used complementary health approaches in the world. Researchers have discovered that over the past 15 years, there has been a growing trend of chiropractic use. Spinal pain, and specifically neck and back problems, are the top reasons why people choose to visit a chiropractor. Recent guidelines have [...]

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Shortens the Cortical Silent Period

Spinal manipulation has been well-documented to decrease pain and improve the functional abilities related to many musculoskeletal disorders through a multi-layer mechanism of action. Several published studies have examined the effects of altered afferent input due to spinal joint dysfunction. This study from JEK has taken that research one step farther and examines the sensorimotor [...]

Chiropractic and Opioid Use in Younger Medicare Beneficiaries

This months research brief is very timely, highly relevant, and hugely impactful- it’s about the opioid epidemic. Researchers found an inverse relationship between the supply of chiropractors and opioid usage. In short, they found that the more chiropractors were available, the less opioid medications were being prescribed and filled. This speaks to the fact that [...]

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