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

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, [...]

2021-12-22T19:35:19+00:00May 11th, 2022|

Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury in Sweat: A Systematic Review

This week from Dr. Cerami and Utah Sports and Wellness   From: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, October 2011 Quick Summary: Although toxic elements are ever-present in our air, water, food and environment, toxin levels are often overlooked in spite of having consistent signs and symptoms of chronic disease. While every person has some [...]

2021-12-22T19:31:58+00:00May 4th, 2022|

Are you Carrying Around an Extra 60lbs?

'Smartphone Slouching' More Serious than it Sounds Article by Robert Preidt for HealthDay News, October 2019   The health risks that spring from poor posture while using mobile devices don't concern many Americans, a new survey finds.But maybe it should. Poor posture can lead to health issues such as chronic pain in the back, neck [...]

2022-04-27T18:19:40+00:00April 27th, 2022|

Impact of High Daily Dose of Oral Vitamin D Therapy for the Inflammation in Patients with COVID-19

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34017029/ May 2021. 60,000 IU’s of Vitamin D for 8-10 days. 27 References.   Inflammatory markers were assessed on initially and on the last day: Vitamin D Levels Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio C-reactive Protein Lactate Dehydrogenase Interleukin 6 Serum Ferritin All patients were confirmed to have COVID-19 [...]

2021-12-22T18:22:50+00:00April 27th, 2022|

The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Posture

Having correct posture throughout your day is essential not only for your health today but also for your future. Unfortunately, many people have developed poor posture habits over the years. However, correcting even small habits will help keep pain and future injuries at bay. Being mindful of your posture, especially while sitting at work, is [...]

2022-04-27T18:18:15+00:00April 27th, 2022|

Identifying Bad Posture and Correcting It

Has anybody ever told you that you have bad posture? Or told you to straighten up and stop slouching? So what does bad posture mean, and is it really that important? Good posture does much more for us than just making sure we’re standing tall and confident while looking the best we can. Having good [...]

2022-04-27T18:02:27+00:00April 27th, 2022|

Assessment of Potential Injury to Rectus Capitis Posterior Muscles During Whiplash Type Distortions

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34087970/ Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. June 2021. Michigan State University. 46 References.   The era of whiplash understanding began in 1997 with research at Yale School of Medicine: Researchers showed that during a rear-end motor vehicle collision, the upper neck initially went into flexion while [...]

2021-12-22T18:13:24+00:00April 13th, 2022|

Stay Injury Free While Enjoying the Warmer Weather!

This time of year is a favorite for most people, including mine! The weather is beginning to warm up, the inversion is lifting, and one could almost breathe easier! It also means that the trails and pathways we love to hike and run are also beginning to clear of snow and dry up, making our [...]

2022-04-12T20:12:59+00:00April 11th, 2022|

Atlantoaxial Rotatory Subluxation in a 10-Year-Old Boy: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32655279/ Clinical Medicine Insights, Volume 13. July 2020. Lincoln University College, Malaysia. 14 References.   This report describes the management of a 10-year-old boy with episodes of Torticollis: Open mouth radiograph and computed tomographic (CT) scan gave a diagnosis of atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS). There [...]

2021-12-21T22:56:42+00:00April 6th, 2022|

Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injections in the Hip and Knee: Are They as Safe as We Thought?

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31617798/ Radiology, Volume 29. December 2019. Boston University, School of Medicine. 59 References.   The study presents 5 cases of joint complications following corticosteroid injections: Of the five cases studied, two were on the knee and three were on the hip. Osteoarthritis is among the [...]

2021-12-21T22:46:48+00:00March 30th, 2022|
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