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Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain in 12-18 Year Olds

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: PAIN, March 2018   Quick Summary: While there has been a long-standing belief that low back pain (LBP) is limited to adults, there is now substantial evidence to the contrary. In fact, research has shown that LBP develops with increasing frequency in adolescence, [...]

2018-08-08T22:09:45+00:00 August 13th, 2018|

Whiplash Injuries to the Neck

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: American Journal of Surgery, April 1957   Quick Summary: Although only 15% of motor vehicle crashes are rear-end collisions, rear-end collisions account for 92% of patients who seek treatment for injuries. Over-compensation by the neck musculature in combination with the sudden deceleration results [...]

2018-08-10T14:31:17+00:00 August 13th, 2018|

Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Stroke and Dementia

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Stroke, April 2017   Quick Summary: Sugar and artificially-sweetened beverage intake have been linked to cardiometabolic risk factors, which increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease and dementia. This study examined whether sugar or artificially sweetened beverage consumption was associated with the prospective risks [...]

2018-08-06T20:38:00+00:00 August 6th, 2018|

Spinal Manipulation Improves Heart Surgery Outcomes

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, January 2017   Quick Summary: The aim of this study was to assess whether osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) contributes to post heart surgical sternal pain relief and improves postoperative outcomes. Eighty post-sternotomy patients were randomly allocated to receive a [...]

2018-08-06T17:53:14+00:00 August 6th, 2018|

Cervical Spondylosis & Hypertension

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Medicine, March 2015   Quick Summary: This current study, "clearly indicates that hypertension can be associated with cervical spondylosis, as a secondary condition." These authors report 2 patients with cervical spondylosis with concomitant cervical vertigo and hypertension who were treated successfully with anterior [...]

2018-07-30T20:28:04+00:00 July 30th, 2018|

Spinal X-Ray Imaging: Risks vs Benefits

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From:Dose-Response: An International Journal, June 2018   Quick Summary: Chiropractic therapy realignment of the structure of the spine can address a wide range of pain, muscle weakness and functional impairments. To improve diagnosis and reduce the use of inappropriate treatment, spinal X-rays are essential. [...]

2018-07-24T16:06:13+00:00 July 24th, 2018|

MRI Studies: More Findings Associated with Low Back Pain

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Spine, September 2017   Quick Summary: This study was performed to determine if there is a correlation between multiple MRI findings or single MRI findings in cases of low back pain. With data collected from more than 400 subjects, the authors concluded that, “The [...]

2018-07-24T16:09:07+00:00 July 24th, 2018|

Sports Related Concussion Recovery in 11-18 year olds

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 2017   Quick Summary: Concussions represent almost 9% of all injuries in high school athletics. This study was performed to determine whether female athletes in middle school and high school with a first time, sports related [...]

2018-07-16T21:04:54+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

Brain Pathologies in Retired Soccer Players

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Acta Neuropathology, March 2017   Quick Summary: These authors followed 14 retired soccer players with dementia regularly for 30 years until their deaths. All were skilled headers of the ball and had played soccer for an average of 26 years. Six of these [...]

2018-07-16T18:03:22+00:00 July 16th, 2018|