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

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|

Cellular Phone Use and the Risk of Tumors

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33147845/ Journal of Environmental Research, Volume 17 – November 2020. University of California, Berkeley. 73 References.   Authors studied whether cellular phone use was associated with increased risk of tumors: 46 case-controlled studies were done involving a total of over 66,000 participants. 37 studies were [...]

2021-12-21T22:40:06+00:00March 23rd, 2022|

Reduce Inflammation with Exercise

Exercise for Inflammation Article by Dominique Michelle Astorino for Wellandgood.com, March 2022   Abdominal pain. Chest pain. Fatigue. Joint pain or stiffness. Mouth sores and skin rashes. Digestive distress. What do these ailments all have in common? They could be symptoms of systemic inflammation. Inflammation 101 For starters, it’s important to distinguish the difference between acute [...]

2022-03-23T17:28:08+00:00March 23rd, 2022|

Persistent Pain Among Older Adults Discharged from the ER After a Motor Vehicle Crash

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26092559/ Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 67. February 2016. University of North Carolina. 56 references.   The authors described incidence, risk factors, and consequences of pain among older adults: Prospective study of patients aged 65 or older from four no-fault insurance states. Persistent pain and [...]

2021-12-13T22:31:35+00:00March 16th, 2022|

Excessive Exercise Training Causes Mitochondrial Functional Impairment and Decreases Glucose Tolerance in Healthy Volunteers

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33740420/ Cell Metabolism Volume 33 – May 2021 Department of Clinical Sciences at Karolinska Institute Increased exercise amount over time   Exercise training positively affects metabolic health through increased glucose regulation: Mitochondria are the primary source of cellular ATP synthesis. The size and function of [...]

2021-12-13T22:32:02+00:00March 9th, 2022|

Tired All the Time?

Article by Eleni N. Gage for Eating Well Magazine, March 2022   If you’re having trouble renewing your energy even after a full seven hours of sleep, one of the common causes of fatigue might be to blame. Exhaustion is normal now and then (sick kid, late nights at the office). And in those cases, [...]

2022-03-04T19:10:36+00:00March 4th, 2022|

Association Between Push-ups and Future Cardiovascular Events Among Active Adult Men

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30768197/ JAMA Network Volume 2 – February 2019 Harvard Medical School 44 References   Few studies have assessed simple measures of functional status that lower the risk of CVD: The objective was to evaluate the association between push-up capacity and subsequent Cardiovascular events in male [...]

2021-12-13T22:32:27+00:00March 2nd, 2022|

The Role of Radiography in the Study of Spinal Disorders

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33269230/ Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery – 2020, Volume 1. University of Granada, Spain and University of Hong Kong. Study of 159 References. Review the radiologic indications of different pathologic conditions that may affect the spine.   The Different Pathologic Conditions Studied: Congenital Traumatic [...]

2021-12-02T21:44:47+00:00February 23rd, 2022|

One Session of Spinal Manipulation Improves the Cardiac Autonomic Control in Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to Original Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33496535/ Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial PubMed Spine – January 2021 35 References   The objective was to compare the immediate effect of Spinal Manipulation: Included 59 patients with musculoskeletal pain. 19 patients assigned to upper thoracic spinal manipulation, 20 patients assigned to thoracic myofascial work on [...]

2021-12-02T21:35:19+00:00February 16th, 2022|

Systematic Literature Review of Imaging Features of Spinal Degeneration in Asymptomatic Populations

Summary by Utah Sports and Wellness Link to original article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25430861/ American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) April 2015; Vol. 36; No. 4; pp. 811–816 53 references The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence, by decade age (20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 years), of common degenerative spine conditions.   Key points [...]

2021-12-02T21:31:03+00:00February 9th, 2022|
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