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

Chiropractic Maintenance Care vs Symptom-Guided Treatment for LBP

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness From: Public Library of Science, 2018   Quick Summary: The aim of this trial was to investigate the effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care on pain for patients with recurrent or persistent low back pain.  It was an investigator-blinded, randomized controlled trial using 328 subjects aged 18-65 [...]

2018-11-13T18:30:53+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Are Invasive Procedures Effective for Chronic Pain?

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness From: Pain Medicine, 2018   Quick Summary: The objective of this study was to assess the evidence for the safety and efficacy of invasive procedures for reducing chronic pain and improving function and health- related quality of life compared with sham (placebo) procedures. Importantly, the primary [...]

2018-11-06T15:51:49+00:00November 6th, 2018|

Coffee Consumption Positively Associated with Longer Telomere Length

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness From: Journal of Nutrition, 2016   Quick Summary: This is the first and largest study to examine whether varying coffee (including decaffeinated) or caffeine consumption levels are associated with telomere length. In populations that regularly consume coffee, coffee is a major source of antioxidant intake and [...]

2018-10-22T20:25:21+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Breast Cancer Risk Markedly Lower with Vitamin D Serum

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness From: Public Library of Science, 2018   Quick Summary: The authors of this study, analyzed data from three studies involving a total of 5,038 subjects to investigate the relationship between Vitamin D concentration and breast cancer risk among women aged 55 years and older. The current vitamin [...]

2018-10-18T18:41:39+00:00October 15th, 2018|

Sleep Duration & Quality Associated with Cardiovascular Disease

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness From: Journal of the American Heart Association, 2018   Quick Summary: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes over 787 000 deaths in the United States. Whereas sleep duration is generally not considered a traditional risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), growing evidence supports its association with cardiovascular risk (CVR) factors and [...]

2018-10-09T16:26:35+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain after Spinal Manipulation

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness From: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017   Quick Summary: This study was conducted using the most sophisticated technology to date, to assess the effects of chiropractic adjusting. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) was applied using an Activator in accordance with the Activator Methods protocols. “The intensity [...]

2018-10-01T21:54:50+00:00October 1st, 2018|

Shoe Orthotics for Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness From: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 2017   Quick Summary: The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of shoe orthotics with and without chiropractic treatment for chronic low back pain as compared to no treatment. It is a Randomized Controlled Trial [...]

2018-09-25T18:19:13+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Use of Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Management of COPD

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness From: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, February 2016   Quick Summary: This is the “first systematic review to investigate the evidence for administering SMT in conjunction with other modalities, such as exercise, on people with COPD. The manipulation used was any form of [...]

2018-09-17T19:40:47+00:00September 17th, 2018|