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

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|

Cervical Spine Manipulation for Treatment of Headaches

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Frontiers in Neurology, March 2016   Quick Summary: The purpose of this article, was to investigate the effects of cervical mobilization and manipulation on pain intensity and headache frequency, compared to traditional physical therapy in patients diagnosed with cervicogenic headache. Officially, cervicogenic headache is [...]

2018-09-04T16:19:48+00:00September 4th, 2018|

Cost Comparison for Spine Pain

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: BoiMed Central (BMC) Health Services Research, October 2015   Quick Summary: This comprehensive study was designed to compare health care costs for patient with spine pain who received chiropractic care v. care from other health care providers. This review identified 25 cost comparison [...]

2018-08-28T00:34:28+00:00August 28th, 2018|

Inequality in Leg Length & Lumbar Disc Herniation

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction Spine, April-June 2016   Quick Summary: These authors evaluated 39 subjects with leg length discrepancy and low back pain and 43 controls to quantify the occurrence of disc herniation between the two groups. Traditionally, surgery has been the primary [...]

2018-08-21T16:58:07+00:00August 21st, 2018|

Statins for Primary Prevention of Heart Disease

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, January 2017   Quick Summary: In the November 15, 2016 issue of the JAMA, the latest US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on statins for prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults was published. The [...]

2018-08-15T17:13:57+00:00August 20th, 2018|

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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 6th, 2018|