A neat study recently landed on my desk. The findings are that when a woman gets adjusted, she gains greater control of her pelvic muscles and these muscles tend to relax more when resting.
These are the exact muscles Moms use to push a baby out and the get stretched to let the baby out. The researchers concluded that the logical outcome would be as easy and trouble free a birth process as possible. For mom and baby.
Now, remember the hype about how everyone should be taking Statins? Statins are the cholesterol lowering drugs that I have told you are bad for you for years, showing you study after study. But there is this organized campaign to make them universal. Crazy talk. Astroturf!
CHIROPRACTOR OF THE YEAR!!! At the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society's annual meeting, the Chiropractor of the Year award was received by Dr. Jean-Marc Slak!!! It is a great honor to be chosen by my peers with this truly extraordinary accolade. I am so proud and surprised at the same time. It is a wonderful recognition of what Dr. Linda and I have been striving to build for our patients, our community and our profession. Thank you! Click here for Near Perfect Minute Announcement.
Dr. Linda has added new Thursday hours for your convenience! Starting September 4, 2014, she will be in the office on Thursdays from 9 AM until 1 PM. Call 781-273-0099 for an appointment! And here is the new Near Perfect Minute! In it I discuss a new study demonstrating the effect of adjustment on the brain that explains in part why and how pain is relieved after an adjustment. Really cool stuff. Enjoy! Near Perfect Minute Pain Relief
Dr. Jean-Marc Source: Changes in Biochemical Markers of Pain Perception and Stress Response After Spinal Manipulation Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy Volume 44; number 4; April 2014; pp. 231-239 Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, Francisco Molina, Rafael Lomas-Vega, et. al.
Executive summary: If low back pain occurs, it will reoccur sooner or later. Only chiropractic care is proven long term management strategy yielding massive improvement but maintenance is necessary to sustain gains.
Low back pain:
What is the long-term course?
A review of studies of general patient populations
European Spine Journal
2003; Vol. 12; pp. 149–165
Lise Hestbaek; Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde; Claus Manniche
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of atrial fibrillation:
A population-based follow-up study
British Medical Journal Open
April 8, 2014; Vol. 4; No. 4; e004059
Bouwe P Krijthe, Jan Heeringa, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco,
Bruno H Stricker
Does Maintained Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Nonspecific Low
Back Pain Result in Better Long-Term Outcome?
August 15, 2011; Volume 36, Number 18, pp. 1427–1437
Mohammed K. Senna, MD, and Shereen A. Machaly, MD
Here are the top 10 chiropractic research studies of 2013. 1. Immediate Benefits of Chiropractic Visible on MRI: For the first time, researchers used MRI to document changes in spinal gapping immediately after a chiropractic adjustment. 2. AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Resorting to Surgery: The Journal of the American Medical Association released new guidelines for back pain treatment that encouraged patients to seek chiropractic and physical therapy before resorting to surgery. 3. Chiropractic as Effective as Epidural Injections for Lumbar Disc Herniation: Patients with lumbar disc herniation were randomly assigned to receive either nerve root injections or...Read MoreAmplifeied