The official blog of Dr. Michael Cerami, chiropractor and sports medicine practitioner at Utah Sports and Wellness in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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|

Manipulation & Back Pain

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Canadian Medical Association Journal, July 1958   Quick Summary: These physicians describe how manipulation can provide back pain relief, even to those patients whom have failed to respond to routine medical treatment. Most symptoms that will respond to manipulation are due to the presence [...]

2018-07-10T16:05:26+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Chiropractic for Treatment of Low Back Pain & Use of Prescription Opioids

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, February 2018   Quick Summary: Although there is little evidence that opioids improve chronic pain, function or quality of life, more than 650,000 opioid prescriptions are dispensed per day in the United States. Among these US adults, [...]

2018-07-09T15:54:17+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods and Cancer Risk

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: British Medical Journal, February 2018   Quick Summary: This study was the first to evaluate the association between the consumption of ultra-processed food products and the incidence of cancer, specifically breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. The authors calculated the percentage of the participant’s diet [...]

2018-07-03T16:57:01+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|

Calcium Supplementation and Risk of Dementia in Women with Cerebrovascular Disease

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Neurology, October 2016   Quick Summary: This study included 700 Swedish women aged 70-92 years old with a 5-year follow up to determine whether calcium supplementation is associated with the development of dementia. Dementia and osteoporosis are leading causes of disability in the [...]

2018-07-03T16:27:05+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|

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

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Spine Journal, December 2017 Quick Summary: Chiropractic use among US adults is growing rapidly with back and neck pain as the top reasons for treatment. A majority of chiropractic patients reported that treatment not only helped with their initial reason for care but [...]

2018-06-25T16:57:55+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Chiropractic Usage & Costs: Cost Comparison for Chiropractic vs Medical Doctor

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, November/December 2010 Quick Summary: With about 70% to 85% of Americans experiencing back pain at some point in their lives, chances are there will come a time when you will be looking for treatment options. This study [...]

2018-06-25T15:17:05+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Texting on Mobile Phones and Musculoskeletal Disorders

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Applied Ergonomics, January 2017 Quick Summary: In this study, we look at young adults aged 20-24 years to examine the correlation between texting and musculoskeletal disorders. In the United States, text messaging is the most frequently used type of communicative medium. The physical [...]

2018-06-19T16:43:56+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Arthroscopic Surgery for Degenerative Knee Arthritis and Meniscal Tears

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: British Journal of Sports Medicine, March 2018 Quick Summary: Approximately 25% of people older than 50 years’ experience pain from degenerative knee disease. The most common procedure for this is arthroscopic knee surgery, with more than 2 million surgeries performed each year globally. [...]

2018-06-19T16:44:47+00:00 June 19th, 2018|